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August 6th, 2013, 13:57
The deal is this, a friend of mine has a console and not PC. Can't persuade him to buy one, unless… So both me and him want to check if Crysis 2 looks/feel better on (my) PC than on (his) console.

Now since I couldn't care less for FPS I'll let him play, but then, I have to buy a gamepad. Which one's the best(buy) for PC? Don't go with some overexpensive pro pads please, I really don't plan to play games with it.

No need to rush with the answer (if there will be any at all) since I've ordered Crysis 2 retail on Amazon and that means weeks of shipment.

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August 6th, 2013, 14:30
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
So both me and him want to check if Crysis 2 looks/feel better on (my) PC than on (his) console.
Well you should already know which platform it's going to look better on

As far as gamepads go, I like Logitech myself. They make a dual-analog gamepad that's a clone of the PS3 gamepad but not as expensive. I prefer that over the Xbox 360 controller.
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August 6th, 2013, 14:38
The easiest solution is the windows version of the cordless MS XBox 360 gamepad. Almost every game supports it out of the box.

The cheapest way would be to install some piece of software which convinces the original PS3 gamepad to run on Win7. If you already have access to one of those, the cost is 0.
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August 6th, 2013, 14:48
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The easiest solution is the windows version of the cordless MS XBox 360 gamepad. Almost every game supports it out of the box.
Yes but that is not cheap solution.

@Joxer. One tip, if game doesn't support your,possibly mid range if I get it correctly, you can install x360ce which emulates MS Xbox 360 gamepad.
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August 6th, 2013, 16:24
nameless cmon, it's about $50. You forgot I didn't buy a certain game, it's season pass and whatever comes next, thus I can spare some cash.

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August 6th, 2013, 16:43
Well PC games use 2 different input types so you need one that covers the input you need, or both.

Logitech Gamepad F310 does both, $20 on Amazon
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August 6th, 2013, 16:45
I'm pretty sure the MS pad only supports the MS standard. Everything else is now 'outdated'.
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August 6th, 2013, 16:59
Originally Posted by Gorath View Post
I'm pretty sure the MS pad only supports the MS standard. Everything else is now 'outdated'.
Yes, DirectInput is outdated, but was unsure when Crysis 2 came out. (2007) Unsure if XInput works on older games, never tried it. Crysis 2 probably works only with XInput unless using DirectInput controller + x360ce
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August 6th, 2013, 20:02
I meant that MS probably did what they used to do in the past: do their own thing and declare the rest 'non-standard'.
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August 6th, 2013, 20:09
Ah yes, that's exactly what they did.
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August 7th, 2013, 22:09
The problem with the Xbox 360 controller on Windows is that you need the wireless interface to USB, which isn't being sold anymore by MS, so you need a 3rd party one.
I got that to work on my HTPC though and also installed Xpadder, which allows to get any game or application to work with the controller.

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August 8th, 2013, 01:29
Eh… so the story gets complicated. They sell a controller but not a receiver for it? Or you were trying to use "nonwindows" controller that's not like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Xbox…d_sim_sbs_vg_3

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August 8th, 2013, 01:45
Just make sure to buy a bundle which includes the USB dongle. It allows you to connect up to 4 gamepads. Have a look at the box shot on this page:
Amazon.de

As I understand it the gamepads are identical for XBox and PC, but you need one receiver to connect to the PC. Maybe somebody else knows it for sure.
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August 8th, 2013, 01:53
I bought the wired version for $20 off amazon. Buying the wireless version and accessories is a rip-off.

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August 8th, 2013, 01:54
Ty Gorath, I'm waiting till someone clarifies I don't need an extra thing for it. Or says that I do. But anyway I've planned to order it from amazon.de anyway (ships to my country unlike .com), I've used the .com link as the language is english.

Couch, the money isn't a problem, as I've said, I've saved a bit by refusing to give a dime to Irrational Games. So a fancy wireless version will be a better bait to get a console player switch to PC.
The plan is to install the crap FPS on laptop, connect it over HDMI to a huge display in a local bar (yea, I know the owner) and then do the rampage from oppisite side of the river outside of the object watching the action through the window.
Luckily Crysis is FPS so pressing random keypresses should do the trick, binoculars not needed.

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August 8th, 2013, 02:07
I looked it up. The version I ordered last November is product number B004JU0JSA. That's the one I posted, I think. It was a retail pack as in the 2nd picture, with pad and receiver.
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August 8th, 2013, 02:12
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
TCouch, the money isn't a problem, as I've said, I've saved a bit by refusing to give a dime to Irrational Games. So a fancy wireless version will be a better bait to get a console player switch to PC.
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Well then if he is a console player then the wireless version is the one to get. I'm not picky myself and so I don't mind few wires. To bad they stopped selling them direct as Myrthos said.

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August 8th, 2013, 02:15
Then it's all set. In the meantime I've also ordered this just to make a presentation irresistible:
http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-RS1…dp/B0001FTVEK/

Now I need to wait till everything ships over here…
Should happen before phones that cost more than all of this can do similar stunts, right?

But if it all fails, expect a question:
which projector to buy!

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August 8th, 2013, 03:50
Not sure why your buying a controller at all if you just want to show him what it's like. Borrow a wired Xbox360 controller, plug it in to your computer and play.

As far as wireless, they sell a wireless Xbox360 controller for windows. I bought one come with everything you need.

I use it in sleeping dogs only to drive, I do everything else with keyboard and mouse then when I get in a vehicle I grab the controller it automatically switches then when I'm done driving I put it down and use the mouse and keyboard again and it automatically switches back. Pretty slick actually.
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August 8th, 2013, 13:54
Why am I buying… because I have enough money for it.
And why I have enough money I think I've explained.
If this was EA or Irrational games or Apple phones forum I'd change my avatar into my naked torso and undertext it with "you can't milk those".

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