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#1 pcween


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Posted 04 August 2006 - 08:11 AM

I know it has been said a 100 times before.
The D-PAD of the original MS controllers (wired AND wireless) are so bad.
I have 3 wireless and 1 wired controller. All with the same problem.

I cannot understand how this could happen in such a big company as M$. Don't they have Quality Assurance? If they showed the controller to any 9yr old kid, it would have told them to fix the d-pad...

Worst of all: Why do they still ship these defective controllers instead of fixing the D-PADs? It can't be that hard to solve that problem...

I really really wanna enjoy SF2, but playing with the original controllers makes me angry.
So what is the best way to play SF2? Are 3rd-party-controllers any good? Is there a MOD to connect an XBOX1-controller to the XBOX360?

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 02:01 AM

even the xbox1 controller sucks for street fighter.
Have u played capcom vs snk 2 for xbox?
Yeah its painful w any xbox controller.

Hate to say this, but the ps2 dualshock has the best d-pad for fighting games.
Everything else sucks!!

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 02:15 AM

the duke was pretty good for sf... six buttons lined up like they should and i had virtually no problems with the d-pad on those...

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 06:42 AM

Solosmooth I think that the majority will agree that the Sega Saturn pad was the best fighting game pad made. Although I actually agree that the PS2 one was good.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 08:24 PM

The Saturn Gen 2 pads are the best d-pads ever made... they're the size of an Xbox D-Pad but UNBELIEVABLY precise...

I think the Nintendo D-Pads are a close 2nd, the only problem is they're a little on the small side. The Playstation pads have the same accuracy as the Nintendo ones but they have plastic between the directions and since they bump up they can really chew up your thumb after a marathon session.

I mean heck, the Saturn gen 2 Pads were so good they re-released it for playstation... smile.gif

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 05:55 PM

Funny how we are going backwards in engineering and design. Everyone loves the Sega D pad and even mention of the old school Nintendo D pads. Why can't M$ get it right?!/

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 12:41 AM

QUOTE(pcween @ Aug 4 2006, 03:18 AM) View Post

Worst of all: Why do they still ship these defective controllers instead of fixing the D-PADs? It can't be that hard to solve that problem...


Well it really isn't that hard to solve the problem if the one you are talking about is the dpad hitting the controller shell. Open up the controller and sand down the part of the shell the dpad is hitting and you're good. Mine hits, but is still fully functional. Doesn't bother me. I think the 360 dpad is possibly the most comfortable one I've used.

Edited by esc1, 31 August 2006 - 12:41 AM.

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 04:45 PM

I agree... M$ makes a tarded Dpad ... it angers both me and my boyfriend. muhaha.gif

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