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post #11 of 33
I used a ps3 controller on my pc and I had some few problems with installing it.
I bought a logitech 360 controller (with airflow in it) and it works like a charm just plug and play
post #12 of 33
If you buy a PS3 controller to work on your PC it will emulate it as an Xbox 360 controller (from what I've heard). I have a PS3 controller but didn't bother to try and hook it up since I have an official Microsoft wired 360 controller. I've had this controller for about 3 years now with little problems. Most modern games released will work with a 360 controller on PC. I would suggest a wired controller since some people have some problems with the wireless version (which requires you to buy a wireless receiver). Also the wired version is plug n play with no drivers to download and install. Windows does it all for you of course. Also there's the added bonus of not having to worry about batteries, and the cable is super long.

A PS2 controller or even a generic Logitech controller will work for most games and better yet, older games like San Andreas out of the box. So it's up to you. I don't recommend buying a PS3 controller to play PC games though..
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post #13 of 33
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Ok this is really getting annoying I just bought a brand new xbox 360 controller its the after-glow or something has green lights on it- well it didn't last but 3 weeks and my left trigger button broke. So what iam wondering is since I can fix the dam thing ( I tried lol ) can I go out and buy a sony ps3 or ps2 controller will it work on pc>? I kinda like the sony controllers more they seem to be a little better quality wise or if not what do u guys recommend? ..............Iam all ears lol:thumb:

Buy a genuine 360 controller, not a knockoff "after-glow" one. The Microsoft official ones are great.
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You know what I agree the genuine Microsoft controllers are much better,I don't know why I bought this after-glow garbage but I guess that's what happens when u try and save a few bucks you end up spending twice as much in the long run! ......I have no idea how my dam trigger broke my kid flung the controller 1 time and I think I heard a snap but oh well lol. So I have to use the wired xbox 360 controller right? Theres no way to use the wireless 1 because I have about 10 of them just lying around-what else do I need to buy for wireless and how much does it cost? Thank u so much:thumb:
     
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You know what I agree the genuine Microsoft controllers are much better,I don't know why I bought this after-glow garbage but I guess that's what happens when u try and save a few bucks you end up spending twice as much in the long run! ......I have no idea how my dam trigger broke my kid flung the controller 1 time and I think I heard a snap but oh well lol. So I have to use the wired xbox 360 controller right? Theres no way to use the wireless 1 because I have about 10 of them just lying around-what else do I need to buy for wireless and how much does it cost? Thank u so much:thumb:

The wireless adapter can be bought on ebay or amazon for ~$8-15 depending on seller, and that's all you need for a wireless 360 controller to work with the PC. For simplicity's sake and no battery charging needed you can just buy a wired 360 pad and it'll plug right into a USB port & work off the bat.
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post #16 of 33
I have the Razer Sabertooth. Expensive, but ohhh its freaking AWESOME.
post #17 of 33
why not just return the controller for a new one?

3 weeks old = still in warranty.
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Ah I might be stretching the truth a little bit- I think its like 2 or 3 months old lol and I think u only have 30 days for returns.
     
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post #19 of 33
Man you need to take it easy on the controllers thats why it broke, I have been using 3 xbox wireless controllers for like 3 years now playing FIFA almost daily with friends and such. Trust me the PS controllers dont last as long, the analog rubber wears out really quickly and they just rip off.
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post #20 of 33
I've used both the 360 controller and PS3 controller on PC. I would recommend the 360 controller only because it takes less screwing around to get it setup.
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