Best PC Gaming Controller

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  1. godreborn
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    godreborn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I'm looking for a controller to use with steam and emulators. I tried my wii u pro controller and xbox 360 controller. the wii u pro contro696ller has issues with the start button. it keeps coming up as weird button presses or even coming up as disabled (snes9x). with the xbox 360 controller, there's a probably with double tapping the left and right buttons (mega man x). I need a controller that won't give me trouble. would that be the xbox one controller? how is the dpad with that controller? the xbox 360 controller has one of the worst dpads.
     
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    The xbones controller is amazing
     
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  3. RyanAnayaMc

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    The Xbox One controller is fairly solid for use on PC, although I really wouldn't praise its d-pad. For the purpose of emulators, I personally really like the Wii U Pro with WiinuSoft - it works great on any Steam game, and presumably on any emulator that supports controllers (I personally tested it for Dolphin). The Switch Pro controller is, in my opinion, a pure upgrade to the Xbox controller (although it does lack the analog triggers) because it has great sticks, nice buttons, and an awesome d-pad. The only downside to the Switch Pro is that you have to deal with x360ce for most games, which can get annoying. I have personally used this with Need For Speed Hot Pursuit, and it works like a charm.
     
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    Pro controller dpad is too squishy for me
     
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    If you have Bluetooth, there are methods and free software to use both Dualshock 3 and Dualshock 4 controllers with PC.
     
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    I tried connecting to wiinusoft, but I couldn't make a connection. I paired the controller, but I could never connect to it.
     
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    I use either the xbone or PS4 controllers when playing emulators.
     
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    The Xbox controller are quite different to the dual shocks and are in my opinion less comfortable with the button anolg and trigger placement and design
     
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    what is the name of the software to use a dual shock 4?
     
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    There's DS4Windows which I used a really long while back. It's pretty much WiinuSoft for your DS4 - it emulates it as an Xbox controller.
     
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    DS4Windows
     
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    I've been using the newer versions of the SCP tool to use my DS3 controllers for years. Practically flawless as long as you've got a decent Bluetooth dongle; all you need to do is disable the notification sounds. It's a shame the battery life on the DS4 is so awful; it's getting harder to find genuine DS3s as replacements.
     
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    I could never get wiiunsoft to work, so I don't know if I'll have much luck with ds4windows.
     
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    The one that is comfortable when you use it. I use and have several types but prefer a xbox 360 or xbox one elite controller. It just suits my large hands.
     
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    thanks. the wii u pro controller is being read as charge 2. I don't understand why this isn't working.
     
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    I discovered the problem. I've now successfully connected the wii u pro controller. :)
     
  17. Trash_McPhail

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    Xbox One Controller is my personal favourite.
     
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  18. wafflestick

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    currently using the Nvidia Shield controller that was included with my shield TV works great!
     
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  19. Taffy

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    jam a potato into your USB port. done

    Hm.... All I've ever used was an Arduino Esplora and a Wiimote.

    I'd say if you plug a classic controller into a wiimote, but what do I know?
     
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    The Xbox One dpad is surprisingly MILES better than the 360 one, and is my personal choice for todays games anyway. For any emulators though I used an 8bitdo which is fantastic on the PC. Also got a DS4, decent pad, not as good as the others for what I use them, but a good 'in between' pad if you only want one, and the touch pad is a good bonus for controlling your pointer ;)
     
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