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#1 postSingularityHumanoid

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Posted 18 March 2022 - 04:50 AM

Should I just be looking at xbox controllers?  Something else?  and if xbox are there certain models that folks like?

 

Just acquired the free Madden so assuming it runs reasonably well on my "okay" gaming PC I'll probably pick up a controller with some analog joysticks to make the game playable.  Reading the reviews the keyboard/mouse option doesn't work for games like this. 



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Posted 18 March 2022 - 04:57 AM

I use a plain old Xbox controller. Works great. Although apparently the PS5 controller also works with PC, I haven't tried it yet but I should, it's a better controller.

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Posted 18 March 2022 - 05:48 AM

I use a plain old Xbox controller. Works great. Although apparently the PS5 controller also works with PC, I haven't tried it yet but I should, it's a better controller.

 

daim, these controllers are pricey.  $100+???

 

I tried to get my switch pro controllers to work one time but no dice.



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Posted 18 March 2022 - 05:51 AM

Damn. I didn't know they were so expensive. I got mine a long time ago and it was definitely not that much back then!

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Posted 18 March 2022 - 05:59 AM

maybe not all of them are.  is this a "standard" xbox controller?  I might have been looking at some nicer pro controllers or something.  I don't have an xbox so I know nothing about these.

 

https://www.gamestop...wE&gclsrc=aw.ds


Edited by Mando, 18 March 2022 - 06:02 AM.


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Posted 18 March 2022 - 06:03 AM

and as usual third party is cheaper but I don't know how good powerA is.  https://www.gamestop...s-x/222021.html



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Posted 18 March 2022 - 06:07 AM

Never heard of powerA either.

Mine is old, it's an xbox360 controller

https://www.walmart....cB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Posted 18 March 2022 - 07:54 AM

Mouse and keyboard. 



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Posted 18 March 2022 - 08:48 AM

powerA is one of the main 3rd party ones.  We have one of their switch controllers, and while the A button is starting to get sticky, it's solid.



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Posted 18 March 2022 - 08:51 AM

Mouse and keyboard. 

 

apparently not great for madden 22.  first I need to make sure this game can run reasonably well on my PC.



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Posted 18 March 2022 - 09:13 AM

apparently not great for madden 22.  first I need to make sure this game can run reasonably well on my PC.

I mean, i get it. If everything you got is in your thumbs, it'll help. My thumbs end at muh grip, tho. ClickclickClickclickClickclickClickclickClickclickClickclickClickclickClickclickClickclickClickclick



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Posted 18 March 2022 - 09:58 AM

apparently I should be able to use my switch pro controllers so I'm going to give that a go....



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Posted 18 March 2022 - 10:23 AM

okay, that failed.  my googling tells me the switch pro controller only work reliably with steam games.



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Posted 18 March 2022 - 10:56 AM

Coincidentally this just appeared in my Google feed

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Posted 18 March 2022 - 01:39 PM

I like the new gen Xbox controllers

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Posted 18 March 2022 - 02:29 PM

and as usual third party is cheaper but I don't know how good powerA is.  https://www.gamestop...s-x/222021.html

 

I went with this one.  seems to work just fine.  madden 22 also seems to run smoothly but I have no idea what the graphics settings are at right now.



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Posted 18 March 2022 - 07:15 PM

https://www.amazon.c...246375382&psc=1

They work on pretty much everything and are $50

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Posted 18 March 2022 - 08:28 PM

https://www.amazon.c...246375382&psc=1

They work on pretty much everything and are $50

 

might be nicer than the $35 one I bought but I felt confident something that was intended for xbox would work on my windows PC with nearly any game I threw at it.  my switch pro controller apparently works with steam games but not with others.  I didn't want to risk support issues.




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