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I'd really like to get a wireless controller for my htpc to play emulators with. Any suggestions? I will be playing a couple of light computer games. So something with a good D pad and joystick. Also, I'm sort of on a budget... So less than $40 please... Used on Amazon works too. < $30 is a plus.

Thanks!


Also, if this belongs in peripherals, I am sorry.. Please move.
Edited by raiderxx - 4/7/11 at 7:03am
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oh this is easy, buy the wireless reciever for xbox 360 controller off newegg.com

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16874103054

as for emulators, the Dolphin Wii/GC supports x360 controller from the get-go, others require xpadder keyboard emulation.

http://www.xpadder.com/

if you want PS3-style controllers that will be recoginized as xbox 360 controllers, here:
http://www.logitech.com/en-us/gaming....ac=bc|713|288
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you can probably get a xbox360 controller with wireless USB receiver for relatively cheap

EDIT: I didn't look around too much on Amazon, but a quick search found this:

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I agree with the other two poster, the 360 wireless controller is top notch.
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360 wireless controller for PC


Emulator references are against ToS and will get you infractions
post #6 of 31
yes the 360 wireless controller for windows is perfect, nice comfy design and solidly built.
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
Emulator references are against ToS and will get you infractions
Well that's frustrating... Since I hear people talk about them all the time.. Changed the OP. Thanks for the heads up.


Thanks everyone for the advice! Seems like I'm going to go with the xbox dongle! +rep to all!
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post #8 of 31
I'm in need of a controller too for my htpc...lemme know what you end up getting.

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I use my ps3 controller paired to my pc by a bluetooth adapter I got at best buy. Grab motioninjoy drivers which were recently approved by microsoft and got a signature so you can load the pc in normal mode and play with them from the start.

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I use a logitech controller and it works beautifully.
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