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Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by Mylo, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. Mylo

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    Having spent yesterday afternoon playing Project Gotham, I've come to the conclusion that the controller is crap. My hands were sore after a couple of races :thumbsdow I don't know if it's the fact that I've set the buttons up PS2 style or just the fact the controller is the wrong shape for my hands.
    Is there another make I can try that is closer to the proportions of the Sony or are they all that size. It's ruining my enjoyment of an otherwise cracking console.

    Cheers, Mylo :lease:
     
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    Have you tried the controller S? It's quite a bit smaller.

    Personally I prefer the original controller, but then I do have hands like shovels. :)
     
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    I assume you've got the regular, big controller. There's another one that's now standard, the S-controller, which is much smaller. (you can easily tell the difference between them if you go to the shop to pick one up) Most people prefer the new one, but there are still some (myself included) that like the big old dog.

    For the record, I find the PS controller incredibly uncomfortable since shifting to the Dreamcast/XBox-style controller, so it's probably down to them being completely different, ergonomically speaking. Probably just a case of retraining your hands. (or, worse case scenario, getting a third-party controller that more suits your style)
     
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  5. Mylo

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    excellent :thumbsup: thanks for the help guys, I'll check out both options.
     
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    How do you mean you've set the buttons up PS2 style? Do you mean that you have changed the config so that A is now accelerate?. If so no wonder your hands ache, for me anyway the trigger controllers are perfect on the original 'duke' controller for accelerate and brake on PGR2, certainly gives much more control, as you can 'feather' the trigger out of corners so you don't get so much wheelspin, thus go faster.
     
  7. Mylo

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    You got it, I've spent the last year+ caning Burnout 2 which I completed (I won all the races anyway:D ) on the Ps2 and like the buttons that way.
    I like to powerslide using a 2 buttons. I can't get my head round the triggers, brain says triggers are for shooting :laugh:


    Cheers, Mylo
     
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    I bought an Xbox this week. I used to think I hated the pad but I have to admit I actually like it now

    The face buttons are well placed (apart from black and white...what the fudge are they there?!) and the triggers are extremely responsive

    It's not as comfy as the GC pad, but it's still very good. The original Xbox pad was a disgrace though, IMO
     
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    I think on both pads the black and white buttons have been after thoughts, luckily no game that i play lots uses them as a vital control, but i do think they are worse on the 's' pad, i just cant bend my thumb right down there. I case you hadn't picked up on it i love the original pad.
     
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    I much prefer the original xbox pad. The triggers are perfect for FPS games, and no other controller apart from keyboard and mouse comes close. Also racing games suit it perfectly. And seeing as those games are the forté of xbox, then its all gravy baby. Especially with doom 3, halflife 2, forza racing and millions of others coming out :thumbsup:
     
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    Doom 3 will definately get me using the triggers :thumbsup:

    I blame you anyway GG ;) imagine suggesting that people should own all 3 major consoles, a suggestion I happily took up :rotfl:

    Cheers, Mylo :laugh:
     
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    I suppose when the sun comes out, you Jocks have to hide somewhere! ;)

    Can't let that ginger skin get too freckly :eek: :nono: :rolleyes:
     
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    Why the hell does my S controller make a very irritating noise when it vibrates? Is there a way around this? :lease:
     
  14. RL123

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    Yeah - turn the vibration off :laugh:

    You shouldn't use vibrating pads, they can really mess your wrists yo (I can't remember the specific name of what it's called though...something vibration syndrome, you can also get it from using drills etc)
     
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    RSI - Repetitive strain injury. You can develop that.
     
  16. RL123

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    No I meant something besides RSI (which you can get from just about everything :eek: )

    It's called Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome and is caused by repetitive vibrations in the hands, wrists and arms. It mainly comes from things like pneumatic drills etc but it can come from something as weak as a vibrating controlller

    There's some information on it here

    http://www.labor.state.ak.us/lss/pads/hand-arm.htm
     
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    another converted to the wireless neo`s ,i did a small review of these pads a couple of weeks ago and i am more than happy with my first wireless and third party pads :)for 18 quid you cant even get a wired official one so all in all i would say go for it and enjoy the wireless goodness lol.
     

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