Recommended, somewhat cheap GamePads/Joysticks?

Discussion in 'Games' started by JeDiBoYTJ, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    Im looking for a (somewhat) cheap Gamepad that is similar to the PS2 controler, that I can use with my Powerbook. Any Recommendations?
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I recently got a Logitech Wireless Rumblepad for $9.99 and it works fine with certain games like Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4, including the vibration. It didn't work with UT2004 but I'm not sure why you'd want it to work with FPSs.
     
  3. brap macrumors 68000

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    The 'Super dual box' cheap, blue PS/2 adapters work dandily under OS X... detects both controllers, analogue sticks, the works. Why use an imitation? :eek:
     
  4. imac_japan macrumors member

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    Sega's gamepad is perfect !! I bought one in japan for about $20 american...The are like a console gamepad and are very simple and easy to use !
     
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  6. Crowquill macrumors newbie

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    It's hard to find a controller that's equal to the Dual Shocks. I haven't been satisfied with any of the USB gamepads I've bought (logitech and even my old Gravis Gamepad pro). PS to USB adapters are great. The easiest ones to find that have worked great for me are the ones from Radio Shack (catalog #26-304). They cost about $10.50. As long as you have the PS pads it's a cheap option too. OS X picks them up as a HID compliant gaming device so you should have no problem using them with any game. I've used them in everything from 10.1 up to Panther. The only downside is that you lose force feedback.
     
  7. therevolution macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, adapters are the way to go. This adapter will also let you hook up your PS/PS2 controller to your PC or Mac. I have this one, which appears to be an older version, and it works great.
     
  8. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    I would also suggest the Radio Shack PS to USB adapter. I have bought two of them and I consider them great investments. They have little to no delay time (time from when button is pushed to time it is registered in the game) and at 11 bucks a pop, they are a lot cheaper than a new USB controller.
     
  9. McGuillicuddy macrumors newbie

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    Can anybody suggest a controller with analogue triggers? I don't believe the PS2-type controllers have these and the are an absolute necessity for any driving games.
     
  10. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    How about Gamecube-to-USB adapters? Any recommendation that works on both OS X and Windows? (haven't bought anything that can't work on both platforms for more than a year now, don't want to lose anything in the switching process).
     
  11. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    The triggers on the DualShock 2 controllers are pressure sensitiv, so you can use them like analog triggers. The only thing to worry about is whether or not the drivers for the PS2 to USB adapter picks that up. I know when people started writing drivers for the Xbox controller to be used on the PC, pessure sensitivity did not work. They may have fixed this with licensed drivers or OS X might already be able to pick up pressure sensitivity
     

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