welp, my XBOX 360 wired controller I've been using for PC gaming for nearly two decades finally gayed out.

welp, my Xbox 360 wired controller I've been using for PC gaming for nearly two decades finally gayed out. It still works but cable is shorted and it's right at the base and just not worth fricking with.
I ordered an 8bit do Pro 2 that has XBOX button layout but Playstation Dual Shock dpad and stick placement
Not sure if it's good or not.
What controllers do you use on your RIGS?
Yes, I know, Mouse and Keyboard I don't use this shit for RTS or FPS

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    some random powerA wired xbox controller with the locking triggers but its too small for my hands to use comfortably, i would get the hyperkin duke but i dont think thats worth $70+

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Official PS3 controller + official PS3 controller drivers

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >letting the GOAT 360 controller die
    pretty gay if you ask me

    I took two of them that were broken in different ways and made one that works. Also slightly customised with xbone joysticks.
    (pictured with a wireless similarly customised one)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >letting the GOAT 360 controller die
      I mean I still have it, but the cable is shorted pretty much in the little space that sticks right out where the rubber wire is thick. it still works but to open it up and resolder is almost gonna be impossible.
      sucks too because legit official Xbox 360 wired controllers are pretty overpriced

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >but to open it up and resolder is almost gonna be impossible.
        Nah that's easy. There's a plug connector but it doesn't need to be there, you could just snip 10 cm off and solder direct to the board

        For difficult, try modifying the spring tension in the joysticks. I did and it was a bit of a chore

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          does this thing matter? the short is in between the controller and this thing
          it still works but you have to have it in a certain position

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Looks like it's just a ferrite bead there. Probably not even necessary, but I'm also a moron.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it's just there to soak up emi noise, you could cut it free and slide it further down the cable while you shorten the cable by resplicing the damaged section, then put it back in position and hold it with small zip ties or shoe glue.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        check out the hyperkin xenon, it is a 360 replica controller that works on windows, it is $50 US

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          hyperkin fricked up the duke, they keep sending them out with left triggers that start spamming after a few months, and their fix is a software update that reimagines the trigger's range, which fricks with some games; they just turn off the bottom 30% of the trigger or something. Otherwise I'd be all over it, love me soem duke, but I feel betrayed.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >resolder is almost gonna be impossible
        nah, its easy. I made mine into a type-c port

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >gonna be impossible
        Man that’s one of the easiest soldering jobs out there to replace the usb cable. It can be whatever usb cable fits.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        just buy a new cord for your controller in aliexpress instead of coooooonsoming
        this one is what i bought https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001499159297.html

        is not difficult man

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't remember the thumbsticks looking like this

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's because those are xbox one joysticks, as I said in that post

        My 360 sticks wore flat from 500 hours of Skyrim

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >gayed out
    lmao

    there's a few x360 clone controllers that are really close to the original, look on youtube

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just get an XB1 controller, 360 but better in every way, USB-C charging even.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i already same-dayed the 8bit Do controller (pro 2) that is more like a dual shock
      the xbone controllers are more expensive and I'm a boomer and prefer wired

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >and I'm a boomer and prefer wired
        >He can't plug in a USB-C and use it that way as if it's wired
        Anon...

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i didn't know they could work like that. i thought they were just straight wireless. Last console I owned was a PS2
          I thought everything was wireless only now in console gaming

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not her, but you ordered an 8bitdo Pro 2 (which works both wired and wireless) and it didn't occur to you that official controllers might work the same way?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              tbh i didn't put a whole lot of thought into it, I just want wired. firstly because i want maximum responsiveness, secondly because I remember hanging with IRL friends playing Xbox 360 back in the day and batteries always dying and ruining games
              soured me on wireless, miss me with that shit
              my living room is small and I'm not taking the controller to the shitter so what's the point

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              NTA, but the 360 wireless controller always connected wirelessly, even with the play and charge cable. I had no idea it was fixed with xbone controllers since I've only used wired ones.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >her

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >USB-C charging even.
      If it has a battery it'll gay out sooner. moronic zoomyzoomzoom.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        just remove the battery and use it wired? i just bought the rechargeable battery pack for it because frick it

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This. I bought mine and didn't put any, works fine.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >zoomzoom thinks rechargeable batteries are the only batteries in existence
        haha oh wow

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >a battery that you can't even recharge
          Double moronation. What the frick is that supposed to prove, Black folkouled peasant? I mean, aside from the fact that your mother fricked a Black person and now I have to talk with a peanut brained mutt.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >shitskin seething this hard because he got BTFO
            lmao

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Alkaline batteries make more sense in certain applications like remote controllers. Also, rechargeable AA batteries tend to be really shitty for some reason.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              they last way longer, makes sense if you are not a poorgay environment hippie. just buy a megapack of long life AA's

              >not using picrel

              if you like wires hanging out all over your desk i guess. in terms of latency i suppose, but i would rather not be connected and replace batteries once in a while. i also run the xbox adapter because it is faster than bluetooth connection (which is crappy)
              the correct version of pic attached are very hard to find now.

              Mine runs fine on Bluetooth. Just use wired to update the controller firmware first.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i need some of those, been running these:

                >zoomzoom thinks rechargeable batteries are the only batteries in existence
                haha oh wow

                chargeable AA are good.
                i can see and feel the difference between bluetooth and the adapter, bluetooth is glitchy and has latency issues.
                i have updated and tried both in comparison, you should try the adapter, you will see what i mean.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            they last way longer, makes sense if you are not a poorgay environment hippie. just buy a megapack of long life AA's

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >waste time buying and replacing batteries
              >calls other people poorgays
              you don't value your time because you know you have no value

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Does the grocery store scare you anon?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                are you ok, dear? mwah, kisses, get better pls

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >waste time buying and replacing batteries
              >calls other people poorgays
              you don't value your time because you know you have no value

              the batteries do last longer than the charge packs though

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Wired is better, moron.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Lol thats a cope

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                if you like wires hanging out all over your desk i guess. in terms of latency i suppose, but i would rather not be connected and replace batteries once in a while. i also run the xbox adapter because it is faster than bluetooth connection (which is crappy)
                the correct version of pic attached are very hard to find now.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Lol thats a cope

                I can't believe I'm talking to literal zoomyzoomzoom pigmutts who fell for the wireless meme. Holy frick.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                not a zoomer, and i am attempting to show you a better way than you are currency using, do not shoot the messenger.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                *currently even
                money must be on my mind

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Just get an XB1 controller, 360 but better in every way
      The Xbone controller doesn't have Windows 98 drivers. The 360 one does. Checkmate.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. XB1 or XBox X controllers are beautifully made. They're my favorite controller even compared with the new PS5 controller.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You should go for the Xbox Series X pad, the one with the circle d-pad (this: ). It's like the 360 one but the d-pad is the best on the market by far, and the shoulder buttons/triggers are more comfy. You can use it with any type of bluetooth receiver, you can use it with its own battery or with stock AA cells, or you can just stick a wire and use it wired.

      i already same-dayed the 8bit Do controller (pro 2) that is more like a dual shock
      the xbone controllers are more expensive and I'm a boomer and prefer wired

      Yeah, that was my problem too, but it's honestly worth it because it lasts for so long. I mean I have to change the membrane every few years depending on how much I use it but it will still last decades. My 360 pad lasted for 10+ years too.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >open controller
    >unplug damaged cable
    >plug in new cable
    wow that was fricking hard

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i'm an idiot, i've taken this thing apart to clean it 10x i never noticed that this was a breakaway part
      right on, I will just buy a cable

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sweet 10 bucks on amazon, thanks brother
      My controller has hella patina I'm glad that this is an ez fix

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's actually soldered. It's extremely easy though even for someone that's never soldered anything. Just 4 huge pins, desolder the old cable, stick the new one in its place and solder it in.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you can't unplug that shit from the white plastic? I'm the one with the issue
        it looks liek you can unplug it

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It looks like it's a plug, but those white "teeth" like tabs are just for holding in the pins. You can move them around if your specific controller has a different pinout.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            nope, i just opened it. it's not removable unfortunately

            [...]
            [...]
            Replacing the cable is the way to go.
            If you cant just unplug the cable form the board, desoldering the old cable and soldering on a new cable isn't hard.
            You can even solder on a much longer cable.
            I did this a few months ago with a random unused extra long USB B cable I'll never use and it worked perfectly.

            Now I should replace the thumbsticks next.

            not worth it

            Oh well, I had a good ride. I've soldered electric guitars plenty of times and I know my skill level, this is basically fricked
            I paid like 20 dollars at a Gamestop for this thing like 20 years ago
            a little bit of sentimental value
            but it's just going into the trash

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              you don't necessarily have to unsolder the wires on the board, if you have even an inch of good wire before the break you can just cut them all evenly and splice the wires. technically you don't even have to solder the join, but it would always be in danger of pulling apart

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i have like 1 inch to splice wires
                zero chance it holds up
                i got the 8bit do coming in mail in less than 12 hours
                just say F dude
                it's done
                no big deal!

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >disassemble controller
              >cut wire
              >strip wire
              >solder directly to board
              >5 minute fix is not worth it
              why are you even on this board

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the short is between this joint and this thing

                does this thing matter? the short is in between the controller and this thing
                it still works but you have to have it in a certain position

                brother it's helpless. i don't know what that chunk of shit is but the short is between the base and that thing
                I started this thread to talk about PC controllers, catalyst was my favorite PC controller shitting the bed but I did everything in my power to fix it

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's just a magnet, it's completely pointless, just chop it off. It does nothing unless you're running a 10 meter cable.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                ok i promise to try to cut it out and fix it
                but it's gonna be at least 12 days before i even attempt
                but we're looking at like a 2 hour project
                and knowing my own soldering skills
                a 4 hour project
                and if i make 22 an hour
                that's 88 dollars
                and i already spent 45 dollars on a replacement controller
                to restore a 20 year old Xbox 360 contoller
                wouldn't that just make me autistic

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >everything I do in my free time should be profitable
                that makes you autistic, yes

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >and if i make 22 an hour
                >that's 88 dollars
                You don't make anything while you're at home. Why do people think their time is worth something when it just isn't?
                If everyone was like this no hobbies would exist.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If you care that much about your noise placebo just break it off the cable and reposition and glue it back in place.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >remoced

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            nope, i just opened it. it's not removable unfortunately
            [...]
            not worth it

            Oh well, I had a good ride. I've soldered electric guitars plenty of times and I know my skill level, this is basically fricked
            I paid like 20 dollars at a Gamestop for this thing like 20 years ago
            a little bit of sentimental value
            but it's just going into the trash

            where can I buy a good sodder gun?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              pinecil
              https://pine64.com/product/pinecil-smart-mini-portable-soldering-iron/

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks for the recommendation. Is it good or just a meme? I've heard of pine64 but I didn't know they sold soldering irons. I can't find good ones in my country (only dubious chink shit) and I'm temped to buy that one since it's only $25 + $10 shipping.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                its good, they basically cloned the alientek t80p but give you open source firmware on it.
                its good because the heating element is really close to the tip, so its hot really fast and doesnt require much power.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You don't even need a new cable, just chop off the frayed section and solder the wires directly to the board. Some controllers even come like that without the white bracket with pins.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's actually soldered. It's extremely easy though even for someone that's never soldered anything. Just 4 huge pins, desolder the old cable, stick the new one in its place and solder it in.

      you can't unplug that shit from the white plastic? I'm the one with the issue
      it looks liek you can unplug it

      Replacing the cable is the way to go.
      If you cant just unplug the cable form the board, desoldering the old cable and soldering on a new cable isn't hard.
      You can even solder on a much longer cable.
      I did this a few months ago with a random unused extra long USB B cable I'll never use and it worked perfectly.

      Now I should replace the thumbsticks next.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you have powerful looking thumbs, they've worn those thumbsticks to shit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nice

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >You can even solder on a much longer cable.
        The wired 360 has something like a 3 meter long cable, the frick you need anything longer? A USB cable wouldn't be able to carry a signal for longer.

        you have powerful looking thumbs, they've worn those thumbsticks to shit

        My original 360 pad looks like that too, the thumbsticks are completely worn out. I bought it in 2006 and used it until the mid 2010s when the top right button broke permanently (that was after I replaced the microswitch). Then got a black one, then got a series x. had the original xbox one but the cross d-pad was horrible and I sold it. I still keep the black 360 pad as a backup.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I replaced my cable about 2 years ago with one of these from CHINA and it works fine. The only problem is if you plug it into USB3.0 and a game tries to use rumble the controller will disconnect and the lights will start having a seizure. I kinda of think it's a window issue though because I'm pretty sure it only started doing this after I updated my W10 machine to the latest version since beforehand I was behind on updates by like 1.5 years. Kinda sucks my machine has very little 2.0 ports.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for me it's the dualsense 5
    >ergonomic
    >touchpad better than a macbook
    >usb-c
    >low-latency bluetooth 5.1
    it just needs HE sticks and it'll be perfect

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I bought one of these solely to play street fighter 6 and I had to return it because the dpad was pretty mediocre. Got a DualShock 4 instead. The DS5 is good for anything but fighting games.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fighting games are better with a block controller anyway

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ds4 > ds5

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I work at a hotel and there is a PS4 controller in the lost and found
    Can a PS4 controller work on PC with usb cables? I don't have bluetooth on my gaming PC (cheaped out)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. I even prefer DS4 over DS5.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Buy a cheap Bluetooth USB dongle

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What controller can yous recommend for playing project64 on pc? I guess i would have to link the d pad to the yellow c buttons?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I use my atomic purple N64 controller with a USB adapter. I think I got it from retroRGB for around $15. Before that, I used a hyperkin duke, since it has the 6 face buttons and all.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use the razer wolverine xbone controller when elden ring came out. It's got 2 extra bindable buttons on the triggers and mechanical face buttons. They feel real nice.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      *got it when elden ring came out

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    logitech f310

    3 year warranty
    playstation layout
    directinput + xinput switch on the back
    $15-20 MSRP

    for 3D shit, i use this exclusively.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >logitech f310
      i have one but it doesn't have rumble pak or whatever it is called
      the xbox 360 controller vibrates and is so satisfying in GTA and other games
      F310, unless they reworked it (i have had two) does not shake in my hands

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Better than nothing but is a fricking trash fire. I got an xbox one controller in exchange for fixing some shit and I was blown away. Figure I subconcioysly knew since I was eyeing up xbox 360and OG duke controllers. Day I got it I was driving like shit in RBR (par for the course) and it made driving a lot better. Still hoon and drive like a moron though, good way to know what isn't a good idea through denial and error. Considering finding a couple broken ones and tearing them down to make a racing wheel, curious to know if anyone reading this has done something like that.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wrong board

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox 360 wireless one.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    8bitdo ultimate (bluetooth edition) would have had the xbox stick layout along with hall effect sticks
    Also comes with a charging dock and an optional 2.4GHz dongle hidden inside the dock

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    8bit do sticks wear out easily, you should get some joystick covers for them

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      tbh I don't even play much video games, for instance my XBOX 360 controller lasted almost 20 years

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >joystick covers for them
      Any recs?

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I bought the cheapest $5 ps2 style controller and it's surprisingly good.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you figure out where the short is on the cable?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >How do you figure out where the short is on the cable?
      where i had to bend it to get it to work
      like beckham

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    imagine not fixing the cable
    t. one who fixed the cable, burning the copper pad of the ground out and having to bridge it to a stick housing
    it works tho

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >8bit do Pro 2
    should've gotten the 8bit do ultimate with hall effect sticks or hyperkin xenon for nostalgia

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox360 wireless with dongle

    Yes, you WILL need 3rd party software to shut it down UNLESS you compile the code yourself.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >open battery compartment
      >battery disconnects
      >instant shutdown
      moron

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is what kids do, anon. ledditors have reported their battery compartments have went loose and do not work. meanwhile there exist an XInput signal.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can you buy a new cable and replace it?

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When my Xbox 360 wired controller died a few years ago, I bought the Xbox One wired controller to replace it. It's much better in every way, and more resistant.
    But recently I heard about the GuliKit KingKong 2 Pro controller, I bought it for a friend, and I tried it: it's even better than the Xbox One controller. This is my recommendation and what I will buy for myself next time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this one is a QC nightmare but great if you get your hands on a unit without issues
      face buttons WILL develop problems but can be bought for next to nothing on ali and are replaceable without soldering. overall, it's way more ergonomic if you're an adult male that 8bitdo switch controller-shaped alternatives but hard to recommend to anyone who isn't into DIY

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get one with moar buttons and analog sticks in the correct location

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >crab hands typed this post

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >symmetrical controller
        >asymmetric analog sticks
        At least shape the controller for the wonky asymmetric analog sticks and make the left side shorter since you have to slide your left hand up the controller to use the left stick.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          oh my bad
          >baby hands typed this post

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >he doesn't know
            I use both since the 1st xbox and ps2. You have always had to sift the left hand forward to use the forward placed analog stick correctly on xbox controllers. Everyone I have seen use one does this. If anyone thinks they don't do this then they are moronic and non sentient.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nothing supports the extra buttons. Xinput and Steam just use Xbox style.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not OP but where do you even get genuine, or as close to original as possible shells for this controller? I have a wired one in good condition, that I bought to substitute a white one that got stolen, but by then all white ones were out of stock and the ones on sale on places like ebay seem like a cold white rather than bone milky white of the original

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ENTER

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      While snoy finally made the grips for human hands, and they made the analog sticks concave instead of convex and placed them further apart so your thumbs won't run into each other anymore, the analog stick is still in the wrong place.

      I do have to say dualshock 1-3 were some of the worst controllers of all time with the dual shock 3 being the absolute worst of any major console.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is there a site where they compare the ergonomic/shape of all these controllers? I really like the ergonomic of Gamesir T4 Pro so I bought another one when it started to drift, but the replacement drifted in just few months and the overall quality are clearly worse than previous version/build. So I decided to ditch Gamesir and bought Gulikit Kingkong 2 Pro instead for the HE analog. The sticks are great but the problem is I feel fatigued faster with KK2 Pro due to it's different ergonomics. I'm planning to give the KK2 Pro to my brother and buy something new but I don't know which one to get. I wonder if the different ergonomics are because one are xbox clone and the other one are switch pro clone? KK3 seems like a nice upgrade with the back pedal while not being as expensive as xbox one elite but if it's gonna have the same ergonomics as KK2 then I might consider getting other.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just use a switch controller. They copied xbox anyway.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Turtle beach something. it's wired, fairly comfortable, and was cheap. I think it was $20 on sale.
    overall, it's not bad. I got it because the color scheme reminds me of SNES.

    Additionally, I have a powerA controller as a backup. this was $15 so all things said and done, I spent $35 on two controllers.
    the turtle beach is a few years old at this point and still works.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can buy a replacement cable for 10 dollars.
    Just open it up and swap it.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    should i take the chink controller pill?
    it's not like official xbox/ps controllers have great quality, they're riddled with issues.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I mean the 8bitdo ultimate bluetooth is pretty cool, as it has hall effect sticks

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > I can't solder

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use a cheap $20 logitech controller. Only features it's missing that a more expensive controller might have are rumble and gyro.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >F310
      I love these little guys. They have a switch on the back that can toggle between XInput and DirectInput interfaces. Great for playing old games that don't support XInput or playing on old OSes. Windows 98 will recognize it in DI mode with no additional drivers. Big downside to DI mode is that you lose analog input for the triggers. The sticks' dead zone in either mode is bigger than other controllers I'm used to, but I've been able to adjust. Other than that they are great. I can easily beat gold medal times (and some green) in TrackMania 2 with this controller, which is the best endorsement I can give it. Don't get israeliteed by MS or Sony into buying a $60 controller.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use a dualshock 3. I don't get the appeal of asymmetrical thumbsticks.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how do you even play games on that? like, do you use the d-pad to move your character in first person games? surely trying to reach the left thumbstick must be awkward

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You hold the controller symmetrically and because your thumbs are the same length the analog sticks feel natural. Having the left stick shoved way forward in place of the d pad makes you move your left hand up on x box controllers and makes you hold them asymmetrically. I learned this way back in the 1st gen Xbox days when I tried to play halo with my left thumb fully extended to reach the left stick until I moved my left hand up slightly.
        >tldr: Xbox controllers have the sticks in the wrong location becuae fear of lawsuit or something moronic

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's that way because you press forward the majority of the time with the left thumbstick and that is more neutral and ergonomic with it where you push forward instead of pulling the thumb left relitive to the joint tp move forward.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            sssh, facts and logic dont work on little baby crab hands snoyBlack folk

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's more ergonomic to move your hand less, which is easier by slightly moving your thumb vertically while it is extended towards the center instead of stretching it vertically while already extended in that direction. Distance of travel and natural resting location are king in ergonomics. symmetric sticks in the lower position are best at both.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              No, your thumb's relaxed position is not stretched sideways. Therefore, symmetric sticks are more stressful to your hand's muscles.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I can happily use either style, to be fair though I have long thin alien fingers
                I can see the dualshock layout being uncomfortable for handlets or guys with meaty paws

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >dualshock layout being uncomfortable for handlets
                anon its literally designed for tiny asian hands, M$ had to shrink the Duke in size to appeal to a wider audience

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the duke fricking sucked. I am not Shaquille Oneal but I'm 6'2 and have freakishly long fingers, and I hated the frickin duke. Microsoft knew they fricked up and abandoned that design
                who knows what they were thinking

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The dualshock 1-3 was not designed for human hands. The grips are dubs that make your ring and pinky have nothing to hold onto. Which is why sony eventually corrected it and gave you actual grips to hold by the ps4. The fact that nintendo just has an xbox controller now despite sony originally knocking off the snes should let you know it has been perfected. Xbox hasn't made a significant ergonomic change since the xbox 360. Playstation has made 2 revisions and completely abandoned the ps1-3 shitty design.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Please explain how this is comfortable.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And on the bottom my ring is falling off and my pinky gets noting.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Compared to having a grip for a human hand and thr thumb not sticking out at a right angle.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This would be good but it's made for asian sized hands.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And on the bottom my ring is falling off and my pinky gets noting.

                Compared to having a grip for a human hand and thr thumb not sticking out at a right angle.

                This would be good but it's made for asian sized hands.

                >if I act like I've never held a controller before, surely they'll believe I know controller ergonomics better than them!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Post a pic of how you hold a ds1-3. I have mits for hands so it's going to look meaty.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >stretched sideways
                Dumbass hold onto the controller properly and you won't have that problem. You learned on a moronic controller with the left stick in the wrong spot so you hold onto it wrong and your shits all moronic when you get a proper controller in your hand.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >stretched sideways.
                the natural position is orthogonal to the palm, ergo "sideways"

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Full moron.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's literally the worst controller of any mainline console ever produced.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not even close.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I wouldn't consider 5200, intellivision, or colecovision to be mainline.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What is it then? Atari was still a pretty big company at the time.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's the same thing as any other curious failure like 3do or virtualboy.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                3do was also mainline... You forget that the 5200, colecovision, and intellivision were all their own generation. Like, they were competing with eachother (and the 2600 and magnavox odyssey 2 etc) and not the NES or anything, which came out after. By several years... It's like claiming Sega wasn't mainline.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just use an Xbox controller for pc and mobile gaming
    I have never used 8bitdo and other third party controllers so idk

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Steam Controller for most things, I also have a Switch Pro controller from my Switch that I use sometimes and I got a new Xbox Series controller for the clicky Dpad.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    8bitdo pro 2 wired is 50% off on aliexpress right now
    alternatively you could not be a moronic consoomer and just resolder another cable to the USB header

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PS2 controller with USB and Dualsense controllers. I don't play any gay FPS so I don't care for XBox joystick layout. The PS2 controller is better than the Dualsense for games that make heavy use of both shoulder buttons at the same time since the Dualsense triggers have wayyy too much travel for those types of games (e.g. any game that uses older tank mechanics, like the old Armored Core series).
    I don't play anything with Keyboard+Mouse since that just turns games into easy point-and-clicks for babies (especially twin stick shmups or games that use those mechanics like Bleed).
    A big drawback to the Dualsense is that Linux proton drivers don't currently support some features like the haptic feedback.
    A minor drawback to the PS2 on PC is that there are no adapters/drivers out there that support the controller's analog buttons. So the only way to play games that use analog buttons (some of the metal gear games, Zone of Enders, etc..) is to play them on actual PS2 hardware or to make your own adapter/driver using an arduino or something (I may do this at some point). Unfortunately many of the older PS2 controllers have begun to break down, which is a shame since it's by far the best controller for a lot of older games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ps chads would have fragged xbox fatfingers every time

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Go back to the troony cage

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The RB on my original 360 wired controller has to be pressed super hard to even register, looking online it seems to be a common problem.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What controllers do you use on your RIGS?
    Gamesir G7SE , I was using wired 360 controllers for over 10 years before I finally decided to go 3rd party, I am satisfied with my choice

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use two controllers now:
    For 2D stuff, an 8bitdo M30
    For 3D stuff, a Machenike G5 Pro

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I also had that controller and got an Xbox series controller when it died. I never even owned a Xbox I just like how they feel.

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use a current gen Xbox pad because the chat pad works on pc and that alone makes it far more useful for media center setups.

    My backup is a hori gem pad ex which in my humble opinion is a superior controller... But no chat pad.

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    well i got it in the mail and have used it for a few hours. seems fine. this one does have "hall effect" sticks but I don't know what the frick that means
    I like having the DPad in the playstation spot because most of the games I play on PC with controller are actually 16 bit era roms
    I loved the 360 controller for GTA, Flight Simulator, RDR2 but it's D pad was really bad and I would use the logitech f310 for classic games
    overall i'd say this is a solid B plus controller, good all arounder and was only 45 dollars

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >this one does have "hall effect" sticks but I don't know what the frick that means
      It's simple: there are magnets on the sticks, and sensors detect when the magnets moves. They are far more accurate, more resistant to wear and dirt, than cheapass sticks based on potentiometers.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Worst explanation of Hall effect ever

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >"hall effect" sticks but I don't know what the frick that means
      comes down to the sensor not wearing down because there is no physical contact with the moving part of the stick, so no stick drift

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I opened up the 360 controllers and was looking at how the D-Pads worked and was mesmerized by the mechanics of it, and at the same time shocked that they hadn't fricked up in the nearly 2 decades I have used it.
        I'm not a super heavy gamer and I'm pretty gentle with controllers
        I think high stress FPS multiplayer games probably lead to people frickin up the sticks
        I'm pretty chill, I play M+K for FPS but all the games I use sticks for are chill games
        never had a thumbstick frick up on me whether or not it was HALL EFFECT, going back to N64 to PS2 and on
        BUT I did break a PS2 dual shock when I got my wisdom teeth pulled out and I was on a bunch of vicodin out of frustration when playing Tiger Woods golf when the Tiger Woods chipped it in to beat me by one stroke, but that was intentional, it was bullshit

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          its not that big of a problem if youre not ogre handling the sticks and its a full size one. the problem is becoming more widespread due to miniature sticks like the nintendo switch and other handhelds

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a PS5 controller I primarily use, a spare PS4 and a PS3 controller. For emergencies.

    I like the PS5 controller mainly due to the triggers and haptic feedback on certain PC games that are ported from the PS5, I'll be using it on Ghost of Tsushima in a few days.

    I used to own a 360 style (not official) controller but it broke after 6 years or so

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    been using this bad boy for the past decade and it's still with me

    using it for ps4, pc, nintendo switch, rc car powered by raspberry pi, flew a drone with it... infinite use cases

    love it and won't give it up

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >rc car powered by raspberry pi
      sounds pretty badass you should make a thread. that's technology

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you can afford it, I'd recommend that new Xbox controller with the paddles on the back. really convenient and the wireless battery lasts an extremely long time.

    But the X360 will always be the goat

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why not just get a more modern Xbone or Xsex controller? I prefer the ergonomics of the 360 controller myself, but the newer ones are pretty good too, and the d-pad is a lot better.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PS3 controller.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The worst controller in the last 20 years

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GameSir unironically makes the best controllers

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox One

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