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Old 08-06-06, 03:35 PM
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Recommend USB Game Controller for Oldschool Games

Recently purchased the Logitech Dual Action Controller and have been happy.
However, I can't get the directional pad to work. The directional pad is a necessity for me when it comes to playing some old NES and Commodore 64 games.

Is there a decent controller that is USB compatible and has a directional pad that works?
Old 08-06-06, 11:04 PM
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I just bought a PlayStation controller adapter from Radio Shack a few years ago. The one I have is compatible with both PS1 and PS2 controllers. Works great.

Found it: http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2348187

I got mine in-store, you might try looking there first.
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I'm gonna get an Xbox360 wired controller for my pc. I saw a used one for $18.
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I would bet that the controller works, but it isn't configured properly. The D-pad is usually configured as a POV hat switch, so it has a function that's different from the left analog stick.

If the games you're playing won't let you configure the controls to use the hat switch, see if there's a joystick configuration app that lets you map the joystick axes to the D-pad. You may have to switch configurations back and forth, because for some games you may want those extra functions, and some just insist on using the joystick axes for movement.
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Even if you have a good controller, emulators are nowhere near as responsive as their real counterparts as far as controls go.
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I have this cheapo logitech gamepad, works well with my SNES emulator. OK on genesis though the button layout isn't ideal for it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...039357?ie=UTF8
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Originally Posted by Drexl
I would bet that the controller works, but it isn't configured properly. The D-pad is usually configured as a POV hat switch, so it has a function that's different from the left analog stick.
I have an older Logitech gamepad, with a button that toggles between the D-pad and the left analog stick. Plus, if I want to use both at the same time, I can always program one or the other to emulate keyboard commands.

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