What controller do you wish/are you using to play games on pc
having not got the chance to hold either new controller, i was originally planning on getting xbone (it will probably be the most stable/out of the box) but the consensus seems that people (brad & patrick) prefer the ps4 controller (with some kind of xinput wrapper)
it's a bummer that there is no official support for PS4 & Xbone controllers...yet?
(i read it was supposed to come in jan. 2014 but...i guess that was delayed)
but when there is, what gamepad do you plan on using?
There's supposed to be a PS4 controller driver somewhere, though not an official one. I'll move up to that someday. A few months ago I bought a 360 controller, though, and it works without any issue so I'll use it.
But guys... that PS4 controller I held in Best Buy was pretty good. It's a huge improvement over the not-great DS3. I don't want to call the DS3 uncomfortable, but it never really felt right.
When I'm not using my mouse/keyboard, I'm using a Razer Onza 360 controller I got for hella cheap. It's useable, but I'm jumping ship as soon as there is official support for the DualShock 4 or XONE controller. I know there are third-party drivers that get the DS4 working with xinput, but I really don't feel like dealing with that kind of stuff.
It varies for me. For faste-paced first person games I generally prefer the 360 controller since I'm more comfortable with it. Mouse and keyboard for most other first person games since I prefer not to fiddle with a controller while at a desk. For 2D games that ask for a lot of precision (Meat Boy and Rogue Legacy, for example), I bluetooth a Wii Remote with a Classic Controller plugged in, and it works quite nicely.
And of course, my homemade Divekick controller for Divekick.
Switched to a PS4 controller and have been happily using that for a few months.
For anyone interested, the DS4 Driver is here
Lets you use the DS4 touchpad as a mouse, so you can control some of those Steam partial controller support games from a sofa without needing a wireless mouse, so an added bonus.
However, I never seemed to naturally memorise the layout of the Xbox 360 buttons (ABXY and their colours/locations) so I still have to keep a little post it note on my monitor to help when playing games that have onscreen prompts. Too many years only playing SNES games and Playstation games I guess.
it took me forever to untrain my brain from " □ ○ △ x " of the psx/ps2 era, just a couple months ago i started being able to do xbox button prompts without that halfsecond freakout and looking down.
so in a way, im excited to go back to a ps4 controller for pc, seems like the driver support is getting pretty solid, if nothing else its a nice change from the 360 pad ive been using for years
no love for the xbox one controller, does it feel bad in the hands?
I was used to M&KB but i found a cheap-ass ACME GS-03 in a store and recently got "initiated" in the controller business. I've had it for two weeks now and I can't ever imagine going back to a M&KB. I'm thinking of getting a 360 controller in a couple of weeks. I'll come back with my "experience" then.
I am using a 360 pad on the games I like controller for because the drivers and support for PS4 is very spotty right now. Borderlands 2 will actually crash if you try to play it with a PS4 in, but skyrim works okay. I am hoping once the dudes working on it fix up the drivers better I can just switch to the ol Dualshock though. It is a better controller.
For me personally its PS4 controller....Always loved the PS controller from PS1 and the innovations for the design I think are better for me, just feels so much more comfortable then an xbox controller and I prefer the layout, never liked the xbox'x placement for the D-pay. Feels un-natural.
@shadowskill11: its more hypothetical, as far as i know no one can use the new xbox controller on pc, but if you could then would you? (ive seen a video of some dude getting it to light up or something)
everyone has been using the 360 pad for years, but what will everyone be using in 2 years?
Got 3 360 pads and no 360 and a single DS4 and no ps4. For stuff that plays best with d-pad I obviously go with the ds4, for multiplayer stuff I tend to just have everyone go with 360 pads.
For fighting games I obviously use my fight stick, unless it's dive kick, because with that I obviously use my home made kickbox. And I've got a saitek X52 HOTAS for flight/space sims.
LOVE the DS4. Ridiculously good controller.
PS3, PS2 and dreamcast controllers.
I use these simple USB adaptor, I've been using them for fighting games since the sega saturn when we have friends who don't use the same fighting stick but then are too used to their own sticks. Then got them for PC about 17 years ago and haven't looked back since. I don't mind re-calibrating or remapping controls.
@crithon: Yeah, the only reason I stopped using my Dualshock 2 for PC gaming was that I needed analog triggers to play Trials. Switched to a Dualshock 3 when that came out even though I've never owned a PS3, just because it's actually a lot more convenient IMO than a 360 pad, which you either have to get the wired model, or try to find a non-bootleg wireless dongle. The DS3 works wired or wireless with a cheap bluetooth adapter. Then I got a Dualshock 4 when the PS4 came out just to get in on some next-gen excitement since I won't be getting an actual console. I find it a very nice improvement over the previous ones and I just use x360ce to wrap xinput, so I haven't had to mess with any of the unofficial drivers.
Xbox360 controller for any game that feels better with pad controls, or just if I'm being lazy.
Mouse and Keyboard For everything else.
I just bought one of these on Amazon, I don't really know why. I remember reading about this in a magazine years ago and now I just knew I had to have one.
What even is that? Have you used it yet?
I actually thought that this was a pure controller/gamepad on PC question since M/KB is kind of available by default anyway.
I tend to play more controller friendly games like MGR:Revengenace, DMC, Assassin's Creed, Super Meat Boy, Strider, etc. with my Wireless 360 controller. Though if it has a competitive aspect and I need more precision in aiming like in a FPS or its played better with more shortcut keys like with FP RPGs such as Elder Scrolls for example, then its KB/M.
My wired 360 controller died (as well as my 360) and so now I'm just using kb&m. I'd like to get my PS4 controller hooked up to it though. How involving is the set up for anyone that knows? Would my dumb little head be able to figure out how to make it go?
@zolroyce: That, buddy, is a MonsterGecko PistolMouse. A very very very dumb idea that premiered about 10 years ago. I bought one just because I had to have it. I did try playing with it, and it's alright. It has some problems, 1 you have to make sure you are positioned just right at your desk or it's uncomfortable to use, 2 it's only 800 DPI, and 3 the trigger is way too loose. You have to pull it all the way back to click which is frustrating in the heat of a firefight. Like a lot of controllers it's just trying to build a better mouse trap, and I just like it for the novelty.
There will be no Xbox One controller drivers because MS are looking to make more money selling Windows PC dedicated special Xbox One controllers instead. MS have presented subpoenas to at least one driver author who presented himself as working on it with the intention to release the drivers for free so far and I wish this was a joke.
The DS4 is plug and play with several modern games with no need for drivers which is a holyshit. Could Sony make official steady drivers? Yeah. Would it be worth their time? Not really. Do they care? A little but not enough.
I mainly use Keyboard and mouse for most of my PC gaming, but when I'm playing a game that really needs a controller I use my wireless 360 controller (the one with the twisty dpad). I kind of want to use my PS4 controller for my PC, but I don't want to jump through any hoops. I just want to plug it in and play.
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