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Default Game Pads/Controllers - 11-14-2008, 06:07 PM

I've found my Mini 9 to be an excellent platform for running emulators and other games.

My controller of choice at the moment is the Logitech Dual Action USB Gamepad
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/ga...s/288&cl=us,en


It's lightweight, easy to configure without any extra software and packs in my gear bag fairly well, although I could do without the cord management.

I'd love to find a good Bluetooth game controller, and I like Sony's PS3 controller:

-but it looks like it doesn't play well with Windows XP from what I've been able to gather.

Logitech does make a wireless USB controller for PCs that I'd love to try as well.
The thought there being maybe an internal install of it's receiver, but the thing looks like it's huge.


Any thoughts?
What do you use, or would like to use?


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Default Re: Gaming Controller Discussion - 11-15-2008, 02:50 AM

Possible inroads to using the DualShock 3 as a BT gaming controller:
http://davieslim.wordpress.com/2008/09/ ... bluetooth/

I've gone ahead and ordered one and will post my results when I can.


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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 11-19-2008, 01:04 AM

thats intersting i like the idea with the ps3 bt controller.


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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 11-23-2008, 01:40 AM

I just use a regular PS2 controller. Go buy the usb adapter at radioshack for $12 bucks, install drivers, plug in controller, and you're good to go.
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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 11-23-2008, 03:00 AM

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I just use a regular PS2 controller. Go buy the usb adapter at radioshack for $12 bucks, install drivers, plug in controller, and you're good to go.
I' own that adapter and it rocks on my desktop setup, but the combination is a little bulky to carry compared to the Logitech Dual Action controller which feels the same to me, but is USB plug and play with Windows XP. (You still have to set up your emus for the controller of course.)

-and I gotta tell ya, I'm sending back the DualShock 3 I ordered unopened because I'm not jumping through all those hoops to NOT have full functionality. (In plain words, too much BS for the buck.)

For now, at least I'm staying with my Logitech Dual Action, because I don't want to use a wiimote either. :P


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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 12-01-2008, 05:12 PM

I'm gonna look into getting a Xbox 360 wireless controller and adapter for use on my PC, but thats a bit bulky to carry with the Mini


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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 12-08-2008, 06:15 PM

At this point I've determined I don't really need the analog controllers.
I'm doing these emulators:
MAME
Gameboy
NES
SNES
Rumble feedback is not there, and a dedicated wireless setup is just too much hassle.


That's lead me to order one of these to try out:

The Logitech Precision Gamepad
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/gamin ... 1&cl=us,en

It should be WAY lighter, more compact to carry and for ten bucks +shipping it's a cheap enough experiment.

UPDATE: December 9,
The thing arrived today -that's fast shipping!
I'm impressed with the gamepad too.
As expected it's smaller so it fits in my bag easier, but still has that great quality and comfort that I'm a total Logitech fan over.

If you don't need analog sticks and want a great inexpensive full-sized wired controller I'd say this is the one.
Best ten-spot I've spent on a gadget in a while!


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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 12-08-2008, 06:39 PM

Almost forgot.

I have one of these on the way as well to try out:

The Maxfire Pandora Portable Gamepad

I have no past experience with these, but I had a credit/discount at Buy.com that was burning a hole in my pocket so I ordered one.

All I can say on this one is, "We'll see."


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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 12-14-2008, 04:24 PM

go to gamestop. buy a cheap $10 gamestop branded ps3 controller.

hook module to mini. and now you have a wireless ps3 controller!!!!

works awesome. if you have os x installed, use usb overdrive.

cant find it on the website, sorry. but i know they carry them at the store.
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Default Re: Game Pads/Controllers - 12-14-2008, 09:20 PM

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go to gamestop. buy a cheap $10 gamestop branded ps3 controller.

hook module to mini. and now you have a wireless ps3 controller!!!!

works awesome. if you have os x installed, use usb overdrive.

cant find it on the website, sorry. but i know they carry them at the store.
Yep, certainly one way to go about it.
How has that been working for you?


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