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MKFAN
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Is the XBOX 360 PC USB pad a good choice for mame ?
#311410 - 07/12/13 05:37 AM


How's the D-pad for SF/KOF fireballs/dragon punches. I've played a 360 console before and thought the D-PAD was not bad at all. Not as good the Sony pad but good enough. I've never been a fan a sticks. I like using pads with mame. I had a usb to ps2 adapter before but it broke.

I don't want to get another adapter either. Please suggest a USB pad if their is a better one than the 360 pc version one, thanks



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Re: Is the XBOX 360 PC USB pad a good choice for mame ? new [Re: MKFAN]
#311412 - 07/12/13 06:56 AM


> How's the D-pad for SF/KOF fireballs/dragon punches. I've played a 360 console before
> and thought the D-PAD was not bad at all. Not as good the Sony pad but good enough.
> I've never been a fan a sticks. I like using pads with mame. I had a usb to ps2
> adapter before but it broke.
>
> I don't want to get another adapter either. Please suggest a USB pad if their is a
> better one than the 360 pc version one, thanks

I have two and the D-pads on both are atrocious. If you don't press them just right, they sometimes won't register the press. They also have a tendency to roll to the diagonals if you're holding down a direction. If you Google around, you can find instructions for modding them with a Dremel tool and a plastic container lid to make them a lot better, but the out of the box experience is pretty bad, especially for classic games that rely on the D-pad as a primary input.

I've always been a fan of Logitech gamepads. I've had a Logitech Precision for years that still works great. I think I paid about $5 for it, brand new.



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Re: Is the XBOX 360 PC USB pad a good choice for mame ? new [Re: DMala]
#311413 - 07/12/13 08:32 AM


> I have two and the D-pads on both are atrocious. If you don't press them just right,
> they sometimes won't register the press. They also have a tendency to roll to the
> diagonals if you're holding down a direction. If you Google around, you can find
> instructions for modding them with a Dremel tool and a plastic container lid to make
> them a lot better, but the out of the box experience is pretty bad, especially for
> classic games that rely on the D-pad as a primary input.

+1, same experience here. The d-pad is only good for selecting stuff in modern games or whatever. Unless you enjoy having fits of nerdrage, it's completely useless as primary control in, well, anything. I tried modding one of mine but I couldn't get it right.

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Re: Is the XBOX 360 PC USB pad a good choice for mame ? new [Re: Sune]
#311426 - 07/12/13 04:07 PM


in that case was thinking of getting this pad

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104402


it's the Logitech F310 the D-pad seems better.



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Re: Is the XBOX 360 PC USB pad a good choice for mame ? new [Re: MKFAN]
#311427 - 07/12/13 04:41 PM


i think i remember someone here saying he couldnt use two of those F310 pads at the same time in mame, so keep that in mind if planning to purchase more than one



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Re: Is the XBOX 360 PC USB pad a good choice for mame ? new [Re: MKFAN]
#311430 - 07/12/13 05:09 PM


> it's the Logitech F310 the D-pad seems better.

From a review of the F310:

"However, the pad is only $25, and I have to admit that you get what you pay for. By far my biggest gripe is the d-pad. Being that itís a ďfloatingĒ d-pad, where itís just one circular piece with raised perpendiculars on it for up, down, left, and right, itís very easy to accidentally catch a direction you didnít intend to input. In a lot of games, this means Iím accidentally crouching all the time. Once you accidentally catch one of these directions, you have to completely let up on the direction before it will stop registering, meaning that I have to put forth a decent effort to ensure Iím no longer in any way hitting ďdownĒ before my character will stop crouching. Iím sure part of that is the fault of the emulator, but itís irritating regardless and the pad seems to exacerbate the problem."

Looks like it suffers from the same issue as the 360 controller.

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Re: Is the XBOX 360 PC USB pad a good choice for mame ? new [Re: grog]
#311432 - 07/12/13 05:36 PM


oh well ok thanks. Well where can I buy another PS2 usb adapter then ?



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Re: Is the XBOX 360 PC USB pad a good choice for mame ? new [Re: MKFAN]
#311458 - 07/12/13 11:47 PM


I use this



Can use a N64 or PS1/PS2 gamepad and it works great.



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Re: Is the XBOX 360 PC USB pad a good choice for mame ? new [Re: B2K24]
#311503 - 07/14/13 06:36 PM


Whats the name who make it and where to buy ?

UPADATE:

I found this on amazon seems like it's good

http://www.amazon.com/Playstation-Contro...lshock+2+to+usb


They also have this one:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001DU2...;pf_rd_i=507846


What do you think of these ?

Edited by MKFAN (07/14/13 11:10 PM)


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