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Posted byHeimidal
Posted on11/13/05 01:55 PM

> Hi,
> I'm tired of PC gamepads. Haven't been able to find one I'm comfortable with
> since my old Sidewinder gamepad (gameport model).
> About a year ago I asked for recommendation on this board, and based on those
> bought a Saitek P880 pad. The Saitek is mostly ok, but there are too many things
> I don't like about it, such as the digital/analog switch button (why the heck do
> I need that? I'd love to have it as a standard button), and I find the shoulder
> triggers very annoying to press (too "loose").
> Last week I bought a new computer, and was shocked (ok, ok, not really - it was
> expected) that it didn't have a gameport jack - so I can't use my trusty old
> Sidewinder with it (and of course, the Sidewinder itself is worn with old age).
> My question is, is there any other comfortable PC USB gamepad you recommend?
> Or - some info about PS2 controllers (or perhaps other consoles') and their
> respective USB adapters.
> Is it worth buying such a controller (I don't have any console at home) just for
> that?
> How does the adapter work - do you get to use *all* inputs of the controller
> (d-pad, analog sticks,...) at the same time? What about force feedback and the
> analog buttons?
> How well and how reliably does it work with PC games, and more importantly MAME
> and other emulators?
> And finally, what are the best such adapter solutions on the market?
> Thank you!
> ChaotiX
I have a Super Joybox 4 - do a google on it.

I love it. I got mine a little over a year ago for about 15$. All buttons work. Force Feedback works. I've never had a problem with it. I use it for MAME, FBA/KAWAKS, and everything else for that matter. It's funny actually, I had the sidewinder gameport and had the same problem with no gameport on a new PC. I unfortunatly first got a sidewinder USB, which totally sucked. The responsiveness of the USB version of the sidewinder came nowhere near close to the gameport version.

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*PS2 controller USB adapter  ChaotiX11/13/05 01:01 AM
.*Re: PS2 controller USB adapter  [seh]11/17/05 04:43 AM
..Re: PS2 controller USB adapter  Heimidal11/13/05 01:55 PM