Just bought this badboy, and will be trying it out soon.
PS4 controller would have been a better buy.
>you can do wired and wireless
>has touchpad that is usable on pc
>great design and build
if only they did something like an "elite" ps4 controller, without the extra buttons I would like a more solid design with better buttons to have it last longer.
Wanted to buy a normal x360 gamepad but their system shat itself so ended buying this. Whats so bad about it except the ergonomy and dpad?
Beeing poor is an issue, ps4 gamepad is costly and wireless is a turn off plus no xinput, so ps4 is a bad descision for pc gaming.
DS4Windows is what I use for drivers and mapping, it works for everything and is much better than just plugging it in directly without doing anything extra. So far I have not had any issues whatsoever in any game. Considering I can map keys to any of the buttons it just werks no matter what. Analog input works fine as well.
Before X-Input become the standard in PC, I had a Nyko airflo for PC. Worked really well. Now I use an Xbone controller.
Have it, its not comfy to hold and god knows why they made the RT and LT buttons spring loaded. not to mention why the arrow keys are loose as fuck and you never know which direction you pressed it.
Only redeeming quality is that it has playstation controller layout and that its fairly cheap and available compared to other options. Good PC support as well (with xbox mode one click away) so you wont have to deal with any software hassle that you may encounter with others.
Its not a totally bad choice though, the controller market is fucked up in general and if you would have come here for advice your would have gotten shilled for a X360 controller instead. It didn't cost you an arm and a leg and you ended up with something useful at least.
Sounds like an interception prog which totally gonna get me softbanned in Dark Souls 2, Im glad I passed.
Have fun playing Dragons Dogma and Souls with a steering wheel :^)
Controllers not bad except I remember it not having rumble? Not completely sure about that but be careful with the wire. Mine just randomly came out of the controller after it was snagged on something.
For my pc I just use a combination of ps3 controllers, 360 controllers and GameCube controllers. When people come over they have a choice of which one they wanna use. Ps3 is much better for fighting games and all around gaming. 360 excels for shooting games though.
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Enjoy your shit quality. Meanwhile on the not-poor side of spectrum, I got an Xbone controller and a wireless adapter because anyone with a job can afford it without thought.
It's really comfortable.
Im not into fps games and rumble is pretty retarded if you need to focus on distance attack speed and get disturbed by random shaking.
their system shat itself and they didnt have the price for x360. cant even into tech how ironic.
Im softbanned for autohotkey lal, enjoy while it lasts
my gamepads last 2-3 month max, killing it will cost no tears.
I fucking am best 20 rubel i ever spent
it is but you need 3 party software or something an anon stated earlier, lurk more
Just the thread I was looking for
Looking to buy an Xbone controller, do I need to get a play and charge kit or does the controller work without batteries if it's plugged in?
Its my personal matter anon, we are here to talk about videogames and everything related. Me having anger issues and beeing a bad representative for the souls community is out of context. But yes, I killed 6 x360 gamepads in the last year and one this year so there is that
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this is you, killing yourself is always an option you should consider everytime of the day
I would be careful about a DS4 honestly. All 3 controllers I've used have had defective left analog sticks where it jumps around at a specific spot thus causing you to walk in certain games or change directions slightly. Build quality and battery life is also generally not very good in my opinion. Nothing trumps the dualshock 3 at this time. Maybe that $100+ XBone controller?
>You don't need batteries if it's plugged into your PC.
Just ordered it
so you better not be bullshitting
>8 way spider web as a dpad
The rumble is for feedback...ive never been distracted by it. It actually gives me a bit more focus. It's like having a racing wheel with no force feedback, it just doesn't feel right. Can't really explain it any other way.
I recently got a chance to try one of these things, they're actually pretty good, the circle pads do take some getting used to but the amount of customisation you can do is really impressive, it has surprisingly good mouse control as well, better than a trackpad
im gonna ask here, I used a DS3 and it was good so far until I had a problem when I was using the left analog stick and it was pushing random buttons.
What gamepad I should buy? between quality and price what I should aim for?
I am glad that it works for you anon but this is the first feature I disable in all my games. Just kills my concentration, moves the gamepad out of my comfort zone so I need to readjust it in my hands and gives me a weird feeling in my bones (i am very thin). whatever works I guess
you mean x360ce, yeah people got banned for it in scholar of the first sin, so no, its not an option but still a very good tool.
What kind of pc games profit from this anyway? I suppose some rts or grand strategy but thats it, not to bash or anything looks really /fa/.
>you mean x360ce, yeah people got banned for it in scholar of the first sin, so no, its not an option but still a very good tool.
Wait, what the shit? Is it Sotfs only? Because I used that shit all the time in original DS2 and never got banned from it.
The customization comes from steam software you could change button layouts using other software and way. The circe pads are neat, but I cant tell if its the games or the control that making aiming so shitty with it. And the d-pad blows ass
Nice assumption you made there newfag, but really you are trying to tell me how lame I am when you are trying to discuss controllers when you keep breaking one every other month?
You need a beating kid.
DS2 is safe, you can use all kind of mods and tools and injects while scholar is really silly in this regard. Never use any interceptions or injects with sotfs, ever is all i can suggest. As already stated, I got banned for autohotkey (a needed tool because jump attack and shieldbreak was bugged until some patch)
If it means anything OP, i've had that controller for about a year now and It's reliable. I wouldn't buy in to all the controllerfags here, you work with what you have and if it works for you, it's fine.
Do your own research please if you are brash enough to question the information I am offering. We are on the internet, you dont need to believe me but what reason do I have to lie?
Im not too fond of it either but the price was dirt cheap and as already stated I have some anger issues, so whatever.
just buy as an anon stated the D4 (ps4) or x360
The upgrade is ok anon, I cant say I prefer it much more to the vanilla because it is still the same game with some tweaks here and there, but the lightning, 60 fps durability fix and new placements breathes some fresh air into the base game. Oh and the community seems larger than on the 360 + you can see how many people are at what bonfire. not to shill but to each their own and i am glad i bought it.
My friend uses it to play the original Witcher, using the tracjpad to navigate menus and the face buttons and stick for combat. It obviously works well for any game you'd use a regular controller for. It also opens the door for games that are made for use with the Steam controller which could be interesting. My only problem is that the circle pads a very sensitive and touch controls don't feel particularly intuitive, but you could probably get used to that sort of stuff quite quickly.
ok rey mysterio, I cant argue cos I myself am sitting on some weird ass dpad right now and as some anon stated earlier, the controller markt ist really fucked up at that point but buying steam drm'd gamepad seems too jewish even if it has its uses. Still, if you want to use your gamepad for pc games why not just use xpadder, how are trackingballs disguised as touchpads better than analog sticks. I guess i need to try it out first but thanks for the input
the trackpads are good for mouse controls, so you don't have to constantly switch between mouse and controller, and they make pretty nice dpads for item quick-selection or whatever.
It also has these really nice buttons at the back which are satisfying to use
Bleh, fucking horrible. I got mine a week earlier than initial release (some sort of shipping error). Bad bad bad controller. The only thing it is really good for is mouse control in isometric shit or on a desktop. FPS? Nope. Anything that requires accuracy is really just nope.
I was so hyped for this thing too. Just no good.
I prefer the DS4, for a few reasons.
>It's comfy, albeit not as comfy as an Xbox360 or Xbone controller, but it does the job.
>It has a sweet-ass trackpad with multiple touch inputs, giving me at least three more "buttons" to work with. Can also use swipes as button inputs.
>Using DS4Windows I can just use Xbox360 drivers, and I can customize the inputs any way I like.
Why aren't more anons using this?
Oh no, I didn't buy it. I tried it out at a friend's house. I really wouldn't recommend getting it unless you have a decent number of games that would really benefit from it, otherwise a regular controller is just as good (which you probably have already)
I have this and honestly like it. I don't think it's as good as some console controllers, but for its price it does the trick. I went through multiple playthroughs of Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2 with it and experienced no issues or discomfort.
I'm not too keen on the rather mushy d-pad, though.
How do you guys feel about the nvidia controller?
The extra touchpad buttons are pretty killer for emulation. You don't need to change any original control scheme and put extra stuff like savestates and 2x speed toggle there.
Just grabbed an XBOX three shitty controller for my HTPC now that I'm starting to use it more for emulators and couch gaming. While I prefer the PS3 controller I got sick of it turning on the PS3 every time I touched it. Plus almost every PC port displays M$ button layout anyway.
Yes I'm op, just got the ltechf310, it will do its job suppose, will see about that in the next game pad thread. At least you are not shilling it, as a semi valve drone I am still really skeptical because I prefer mouse and keyboard for PC and use game pads exclusively for ports, so the steam game pad doesn't fall in any category, but maybe for grand strategy because its slow or stuff like civilization, but not some competitive gaming.
Are your hands big? I am quite small therefore my hands are small and x360 isnt really comfortable, would a d4 cut it?
My hands are kind of big, yeah. The DS4 has about the same spacing between it's handles as the x360, though the handles themselves are a bit rounder. If there is a gamepad out there similar to the Gamecube's controller, I'd recommend that to you, as it's super comfy, but a bit too small for me.
I have the same one.
No problems after 6+ months of heavy use, though the triggers take some getting used to. They're a little more resistant than they need to be and they're not a terribly comfortable shape, but they're totally serviceable. If you play fighting games you might have issues doing certain commands on the d-pad, since it's all one solid piece. Again, you can get the hang of it with time. The pressure detection on the triggers and analogue sticks is sensitive enough for racing games, though, so I can't complain.
I got probably 6 years out of the previous logitech pad I bought so I'm hoping this one holds up too. The logitech button in the middle turns on big picture mode on steam regardless of whether you map it, so be ready for that.
would be perfect, i remember the ergonomic of the GameCube, it has some weird layout but shit the spacing was alright. If i can find one with native xinput, this would be $$$. Bonus points for a Dinput switch for dem pre 2004 era games.
BTW, F310 has only a 1.6 m cable which obviously is too short, so thats a negative point.
Get used to rebuying it every year if you like it, it breaks so easy. It's designed to break if you open it up. The cord is wrapped around a little pole on the inside in a way that pulls it out of play over time, and it's those little tiny wires so you can't repair it unless you're good at soldering.
If you claw grip though it's literally the best controller though. You'll kick everyones ass if you're good at games.
I've always found the wii u pro controller to be just about perfect. It has the symmetrical analog sticks which I loved about the playstation controller but it feels like a 360 controller. I've been using one on my pc for a while now.
There's probably somebody out there who managed to hook up a GC controller to his PC. If my hands were a bit smaller I'd be using that and nothing else. I love how curvy the handles and triggers are. If I could get a gamepad like that, but slightly more spaced out and with a few more buttons, I'd probably never use anything else again. But for now, I'll stick with my DS4 I guess. Never did me wrong. not yet anyway.
I really like picrel. Sure, it doesn't even have start and select buttons but it's a good gamepad over all.
The first thing mentioned by the review site is the sturdiness
so we have a conflict here. And as some anons stated they are using the game pad for over 3 years (one anon) now (the other stated around 3-6 months). But you are right with the cord, didn't payed enough attention to it, x360 has double the thickness at the front where the cord is going into the game pad and the self-destruction is somehow really fucking weird so thanks for mentioning, one need to be more careful. As long as I am aware claw-gripping is only used in monster hunter and heavy out of pause inventory management games. Which games would need claw gripping, I am really interested in this technique as Ive seen it mentioned here quite often.(My main series are dark souls and soon dragons dogma). Would i benefit from clawgripping in those games?
Been using this thing for 2 years.Fucked up the left stick and sometimes it just goes forward in-game even if i am not touching it and the buttons make a loud clicking noise whenever i press them(maybe it's just dust) but it works.
>I'd call out your shitposting since I use a PS4 controller on PC but the fucking thumb stick has torn seemingly over night
the above anon mentioned some quality issues, would be careful with the thumb sticks.
>Been playing with 360 controller for years
>Pretty alright but Dpad is crap
>Buy DS4 for my PC because I like the dpad/sticks more
>Trying to use it with xinput games is retarded
>The only games I have that actually support it are Rocket League and Helldivers
Is there any way to get a DS4 controller to 100% function as a 360 controller?
All the input wrappers I've seen either don't work or clone the input so I end up accidentally using two controllers at once
I've used this with Dolphin and it just werks.
Just be careful with the thumbsticks anon. here for reference
>I'd call out your shitposting since I use a PS4 controller on PC but the fucking thumb stick has torn seemingly over night
Any game where the right stick is used for camera, aiming, or movement and the face buttons actually have a use like reloading, opening doors, switching inventory etc. If you claw grip you can always be repositioning the camera or adjusting your aim while moving, opening doors, jumping over shit, or whatever else without losing the ability to fire, punch, or whatever the game calls for.
How are you controlling the right pad with your thumbs and using it to press the buttons at the same time? Because the right stick is above the face buttons you either have to use your index finger to move the right stick, which makes it inaccurate and awkward, or switch between the right stick and button faces which is slow. Wii U Pro is garbage.
I have one of these and I think it works fine. Only complaint is that maybe the springs on the triggers are a little too strong. Fingers end up cramping after pressing down on them too long during long hours of gaming.
Duly noted, my brother has a PS4 and I saw how mangled the rubber is on his sticks. I've been a lot more careful with mine from the outset, and since I don't use my DS4 on games that are too reaction-based, I should be okay (I usually just use it on games like Oblivion, Skyrim, Garry's Mod (If you want to know how I get away with that I can fill you guys in) and a few other games). I even got a mapper, for games that don't have native controller support, like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (Yes I know it isn't wise to use a controller on that game, just wanted to know if it could be done, and it can).
Does the Xbone controller work out of the box or do I need to buy an Xbone to PC USB 2.0 adapter shit? Playing Rebirth 3 with the DS4 was shitty as fuck.
PS: This is obviously on my to-do list as the GameCube has better spacing for smaller hands, although it need x360ce to work with x input reliant games. (Cant use it because of Scholar of the first sin but maybe Dark 3 wont be as restrictive and paranoid)
Why did the N64 have so many fucking buttons? I just can't find a comfortable layout on my Xbone controller.
I just wanna play harvest moon and some crimer stole my actual N64 controller + adaptoid from my dorm room that time I went to college.
>GameCube has better spacing for smaller hands
So that's why people on this board fawn over it so much. I always thought the controller was sound but the face button layout was dumb and the triggers weren't sensitive enough. But the fact that it was made for baby hands makes sense now.
Because the c-buttons were basically a right stick. If you take that into consideration it has a shit ton less buttons than modern controllers(2 face buttons, 3 top buttons if you count z). If you're playing on PC, map the c-buttons to the right stick of a newer controller and Z to R2.
I sense some masochism anon, nevertheless Ive done similar stuff with World of Warcraft and it amazes me how versatile a game pad can be with the right tools and dedication although, as already stated. Native PC games are better played with Keyboard and Mouse and my game pads find its use only in ports or games that rely more on positioning than camera control.(Gothic 1 is fucking fantastic with a gamepad, go try it out Ive beaten the whole game with it, but stay away from Gothic 2 it has a more aggressive camera lock on and is more pandering towards keyboard and mouse)
Well, considering the N64 only had 1 thumstick, they had to have an extra D-pad (hence the C-pad buttons). I just wish that controller wasn't built for Ayy Lmao with three hands. Or, I wish I had three hands. That would solve quite a bit, actually.
To be completely honest, I only use the DS4 on Garry's Mod because my mouse broke and I've been too lazy to get another one. Just use a trackpad for mouse options right now (I play on a semi-toaster laptop, obviously not the best for games but money's tight). It's surprising how well Gmod works with a DS4 though, I can do anything people with Mouse and Keyboard can, Minus a few buttons and fine-aiming.
As long as it works, its the part of the charm and gets only better if you get it working on a toaster. (upgraded my toaster just 6 or so months ago and some of the magic is gone, really. Now it is, do i play the game in 1080 or 720p and to be quite hones, it doesn't matter as I always been on a toaster rocking 1024x786 and didn't give a shit for over 6 years).
How do you push up? By curling your index finger under the right stick and flicking it up, or by placing your index finger on the center of the right stick and pressing up? Either way that's hilarious, awkward, and inaccurate.
Yeah, this laptop wasn't a cheap, run-of-the-mill work computer, but it wasn't designed as a gaming laptop, either. Got it for just over $1000, although it was on sale at the time. It can run Skyrim with the HD textures at full graphics, and get just under 30fps. Obviously, I tune down the graphics so I can get at least 45-60 fps. The problem I always have with newer games is the lighting. I often only have to turn the lighting settings down a notch or two to get a game running normally at 15-20 fps to get to about 50-60fps.
>8 way spider web as a dpad
I never understood whats the problem with it when almost all pads are just the same piece of plastic.
Has ever been one controller with individual buttons for the "directional cross"?
Sounds pretty golden to me.
I had a gt 545 and well, dead rising 3 and dying light showed how old this badboy really got so i just bought a 750ti and now am running most of the stuff im interested in 1360x786 60 fps. basicly 150€ for another 4 years. Bought my shit for 500€ was premade and without ueffi which locks out upgrades but thanks to a youtuber, i found a workaround and after some updates it now just werks, somehow. Overall its amazing how shit modern consoles are that a cheap as prebuild is still able to handle them just for 150 more yuropoor dollar
oh uhm i need to correct myself its everything from 720p to 1080 p but mostly depends on how new the game is and how far the brightness slider goes. you see if using 720p it uses the pc internal brightness but everything above uses the tv brightness so it gets a lot darker therefore i am most of the time forced to use 720 which is a nonissue as stated above, i am used to lower resolutions.
Is it a good idea to buy a 360/one gamepad to play PC games with? Or does it not have as good compatibility as the designated "for PC" 360 controllers?
Using a DS3 atm but I want retard-proof connection and compatibility.
this via mayflash and xpadder and a ps3 for games that actually need that many buttons
>finally completed gayman pc
>been wanting to play dark souls again at something other than 25 fps at 800x600 resolution
>both of my dualshock 3's dont work for some reason
>dont want to buy another dualshock
yep, try playing rocket league with that monster. your fingers are gonna hurt from pushing the triggers
one of my worst video game related purchases for sure (i just needed a xinput pad at the time)
360 controller is trash. I went through like 5 of the things when I had a 360, meanwhile the Logitech controller I bought for my PC 12 years ago still works flawlessly to this day.
>Got this for Christmas
>Still haven't opened it
>Still don't want to
What am I in for?
its a softban not a hardban
you still can play with other people who are softbanned
just go to the statue in majula and watch how many overall deaths are there worldwide if its not in the billions you are softbanned as all of us who used the mod for better movements, enbs, injectors, wrappers or x360ce
analogues are miles ahead of the 360 (more sensitive, i have 5 of them lying around here,, 4 of them are of4 years old tho, the other just heavily used)
dpad is shit on all of them except on the d4 so no fanboism.
the only legit argument are the triggers and yes they are fucking hard and difficult to press down but overall this shit is like 24€ or 10€ on ebay so who cares, play for 2 months and throw against a wall if you arent a poor ragdog
That looks sorta sexy.
I still have nightmares over how bad the sidewinder Dpad is.
I don't like the 360 pad at all but I haven't used it enough to compare the analogue sticks. What I will say is that the analogues in F310 are not very good either, it has serious deadzone issues that are beyond fixable with a firmware update (just google that shit, there's lots of complaints about it and you'll notice it when you try to do something very accurate moving. Like move forward and try to move just slightly to the side, you have to push too much for it to move at all.)
but yeah, it's quite cheap, it's xinput, it's usable
nope, i'm in the process of buying a new pad myself and was considering either of those. I'm using the DS3 right now but it's dying on me and pain in the ass to get to work on PC. I've heard that the DS4 has poor build quality (or was it just a launch issue?) and the xbone pad seems alright, dunno how i feel about the clicking d-pad though.
Im op and following this thread from the beginning. I can tell you that much D4 (ps4) has the best dpad but the thumbs are quite trashy and the 3d party software needed to activated xinput is somewhat a redflag because of games like scholar of the first sin which are notorious for beeing paranoid and softbanning idc much about other programms but vac can be a bitch too so one must be more carefull. (lurk the thread around the half, or strg/ctrl+f and search ps4, some anon stated the name of the 3rd party software needed to get ps3/4 gamepad working) nobody said a word about the xbone yet, im quite surprised so we can just hope and wait. sorry 4 grammar im fucking tired
its too big for me, but looks really good its definitely most /fa/ gamepad with the steam controller somewhere on the 2d/3d. I think its the most expensive, too. So this could be one of the reasons noone posts it who knows, am dying to know how it fairs compared to the mentioned gamepads. (oh, and fuck street names)
I got F310 too at one point. I used it for a year and it ended up being a piece of shit.
D-pad went so unresponsive that i had to play with the sticks. The sticks have deadzones which makes platforming almost unplayeable. I remember when i tried to complete Ninja Shadow of Darkness with that, it really brought animalistic rage out of me when i was trying to complete Icy Wilderness level.
Ill stick to ds4 from now on that i have it.
Yeah, the lifespan lies somewhere between 6 months and 3 years as steated somewhere somewhen in this thread and it has many cons. Its just the price and sturdiness of the gamepad itself, obviously its not a contender for xbone/DS4 but still, DS4 is supposed to have its problems so its not really worth the money, i would go with D3 at this point or a gamecube one. Still waiting for someone to come around and tell something about the xbone one.