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post #1 of 18
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So I know the Xbox 360 controller is wondows compatible which is pretty cool. Has anyone used it yet? Approve?

My other question is this,
I'm not a big PC gamer, and my setup wasn't built for it. The big reason I don't play PC games is I hate using the keyboard and mouse as controllers, just a personal preference. The thing that bugs me most is that in racing games like NFS: Most Wanted, when you turn with the arrow keys, the input is digital, as in you are either turning or you're not. There's no slight turn, medium turn, sharp turn. If I use a controller, like the 360 controller, will the game support the analog functionallity of the thumbsticks?
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post #2 of 18
I'm not sure about the analog thing working in PC games but this may help you- the second post in here I briefly read that talks a lot about having controllers for PC games.
http://discuss.extremetech.com/forum.../ShowPost.aspx
post #3 of 18
Just got mine today and it's class. Plugs straight into the USB port.
The analog sticks work fine, just like the Xbox, all you need to do is select 360 Controller in the game's control settings.
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Awesome. Thanks alot guys. I may pick one of those up, along with a better graphics card. Still be cheaper than an xbox 360 though.
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post #5 of 18
how nice is the controller?
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post #6 of 18
Are the shoulder button's on the controller still recognized as analog buttons?
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post #7 of 18
I'm thinking about getting one, but do you think it's worth the money for someone who doesn't mind keyboard/mouse?
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I personally would rather have a steering wheel and pedals set...
    
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post #9 of 18
I don't play many racing games, but to each his/her own.

If you buy the 360 controller for your PC, make sure you get the wired one.
post #10 of 18
I like the XBox controllers for racing games because you can control the amount of throttle you give the car with the shoulder buttons. Unlike the controller I have now where it's either on or off.
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