Favorite Controller For Emulators?
Posted 29 May 2007 - 07:03 AM
I found a place online where you can order the Akuma version of the Xbox Street Fighter Anniversary controller for only $10 so I'm thinking of ordering a couple to try those out to see how they do.
Posted 29 May 2007 - 08:33 PM
I should get a couple for MK on NeoGenesis.
Do they work pretty well?
Posted 29 May 2007 - 08:57 PM
Posted 30 May 2007 - 07:25 PM
A little Spendy, but they look great
Posted 31 May 2007 - 05:32 AM
I think, from what I can tell, short of hacking apart an s-type Xbox conroller and doing a lot of wiring/soldering, the Street Fighter anniversary controller would probably be the best choice. You get 6 buttons that are all full size, and triggers, so this should work perfect for NES/SNES and Genesis emulation. So, once the ones I ordered arrive, I'll know if they are worth it or not. Some reviews I've read on them claim their are made cheaply and break easily, but for $10 a controller, it's not a big loss if that happens.
However, I do see one primary controller area that is still seriously lacking, and that being the Nintendo 64 controller. It was designed and shaped so strange in comparison to any controller seen before or since, that I think you'd actually have to do some intensive wiring/soldering and hope for being able to get an actual N64 controller to work on it.
I realize this is probably a common complaint by users of emulators on the original Xbox, but the lack of any directly viable option for using original system controllers is a real pain. Sure the original NES controller was about as far from ergonomic as you could get. Sure, your fingers would cramp after enough button mashing. Sure, its small by comparison to most all modern console controllers. However, it is the only way to play NES games with the original feel, response, and control.
I guess this is just another reason for frustration, considering that the Xbox was not designed to be capable of using plug-n-play. I've seen a really cool website where you can buy original NES and SNES controllers, for example, that have been modified with USB connectors on the end that are completely plug-n-play compatible with windows based PCs. Its a real shame that such functionality was never a part of the original Xbox. It's also a concern of mnie.
If that functionality was not built into the original Xbox, even if/when the 360 gets hacked to run unsigned code, would it be capable of using original controllers modified to USB anymore than the original Xbox can?
I realize that neither PSone or N64 games will likely ever run completely flawlessly in emulation on the original Xbox, but the 360 should easily have the hardware power necessary to do so. I just hope that if/when emulation moves onto the nex-gen console, that the lack of original system controller support doesn't ollow along with it.
Posted 01 June 2007 - 02:20 PM
I have been neurotic about this subject for a long time. Let me tell you
guys my adventures around this problem.
1. The first controller I did try was the Nuby Street Fighter Controller. Did
buy a Guile version (horrible - aesthetic speaking - ugly colors) and it was
pretty fine for me to play emulators. The D-pad does not "unexpected get diagonals"
as the S controller, but I found out the buttons a bit too (how can I describe in english
words?) tigh? You need a excessive pressure on each button. You know that feeling
when you press buttons brand new controller never used before? It's the same,
but a bit more exaggerated. They are not SOFT to be pressed - but my opinion
is - it worths the buy for sure.
2. The second one was a Logitech controller (with cord) and I like it - for Xbox game,
and not emulation.
3. The third one was a PS2 to Xbox Adapter and a PS2 controller. Well, it works awesome
for me, but since PS2 have some kind of analog sensitivity in all buttons, you need
to press too DEEP the buttons on the controller, ever using excessive force, otherwise
you get no response on the emulators. This was annoying.
4. So my 4th try was a VINTAGE-CLASSIC-NO-ANALOGIC first PSX controller. Damn' HELL,
it's the BEST controller for emulation out there. It's very ligh weight, it has no analogic stuff,
and it's ALMOST LIKE THE SAME as the original SNES CONTROLLER!!! I do reccomend!
5. And to finish my post, while using PS2 to XBOX adapters, buy HORI ARCADE CONTROLLERS
for PS2/PSX. They are SUPERB. Really superb!
All the best,
Posted 03 June 2007 - 10:05 PM
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