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#1 Jan 13 2012 at 6:37 PM Rating: Good
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Finally got my new PC parts. Building tomorrow. Looking to be in-game by Sunday. That being said, any suggestions for a controller purchase? I am used to console gaming (played XI on PS2) so I will def. be buying a controller ASAP.
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#2 Jan 13 2012 at 7:38 PM Rating: Good
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The wired Xbox 360 controller is widely regarded as one of if not the best controllers for the PC. It's what I use on my PC and I don't even own a 360.
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#3 Jan 13 2012 at 7:47 PM Rating: Good
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The FFXIV Branded Snakebyte controller is supposedly pretty good, can be used on the PS3, and is dirt cheap right now.
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#4 Jan 13 2012 at 8:15 PM Rating: Good
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If you like ps3 controllers & dont want to do that whole driver install that doesn't always work stuff go to any game store & get a Saitek Dual Analog controller the 1 in the ps3 shape
#5 Jan 13 2012 at 9:08 PM Rating: Good
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#6 Jan 13 2012 at 9:34 PM Rating: Good
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Xbox 360 controller no doubt. Played ffxi on ps2/3 and I mapped the 360 controller to the same buttons ps2 was.
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Thanks all for the input. I'll do some shopping tomorrow or Sunday and let you know what I decided.
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#8 Jan 14 2012 at 6:06 AM Rating: Good
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i personally got an official microsoft xbox 360 usb gamepad. managed to find one for £14.99 and it's official so feels like a proper 360 pad. personally i'd highly recommend it. has a 9ft cable on it as well which is incredibly nice.

got it for 2 reasons really one was i wanted something nice and solid for my pc and 2 i kinda needed a second xbox pad and at £14.99 it was to good to pass up. but yeah the 9ft cable is bloody brilliant goes down the back of my desk into my tower and still got 5 or 6ft to spare, and it easily reaches from xbox to couch lol.

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Thanks all for the input. I'll do some shopping tomorrow or Sunday and let you know what I decided.


Just remember if you go with the 360 controller to pick up the wired version. The wireless ones require a special adapter to use on a PC, and the USB cords that comes with them for charging do not function as an bridge between the controllers and a PC.

You have to use one of these if you want to use a wireless 360 controller:

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Wireless-Gaming-Receiver-Windows/dp/B000HZFCT2
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#10 Jan 14 2012 at 10:05 AM Rating: Good
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I use the 360 one myself, but my only complaint with it is that Microsoft for some reason won't release a driver for the chatpad (keyboard addon) to function. The wireless headset for 360 is plug and play.

So, if you like to have the chatpad for talking, hotkeys, etc. the PS3 controller is the way to go.
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#11 Jan 14 2012 at 9:21 PM Rating: Good
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Just to give my 2cents ive used a ps3 controller since about '09 on ffxi, and ive been using it for a few months flawlessly on ffxiv. just requires motionjoy and a $10 bluetooth dongle. worth every penny.
(make sure you use a compatible dongle, mtoionjoy lists them on its wiki.)

from pc startup i just open motion joy
turn on controller
hit enable button on motionjoy
start ffxiv, its that easy.

initial setup is just requires you bluetooth link your controller. i have 2 ps3 controllers, one for my ps3, one for my pc, they dont interfere with eachother.

Edited, Jan 14th 2012 7:22pm by RippedApart

side note...when ps3 controller falls asleep u gotta restart ffxiv...weird because i never had this problem with 11.

Edited, Jan 18th 2012 10:10am by RippedApart
#12 Jan 14 2012 at 9:54 PM Rating: Good
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You can use it wired as well, using the same Motionjoy application.
#13 Jan 17 2012 at 10:30 AM Rating: Good
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When I tried playing with a wireless XBox 360 controller, I loved it. So easy to set-up, and all the controls made intuitive sense.

Unfortunately, because the text is so small, you won't be able to play it on a TV until they totally redo the UI.
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#14 Jan 19 2012 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
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New here, figured I'd give my two cents on this subject as I may be getting this game soon.

Regarding MotionJoy and its drivers for the PS3 controller.

Pros:
Great idea if you're not planning on adding any other bluetooth dongles to your pc. I had it installed on my laptop to play some games, and all went well. I had the wireless functionality and it only cost me a little under $2 for the dongle off eBay from a domestic seller. MotionJoy even supports the six-axis functionality.

Cons:
The only issue is that the MotionJoy driver forces your PC to update any bluetooth dongle with the installed motionjoy driver. I tried adding a separate dongle for a bluetooth mouse and keyboard. When I plugged it into the USB the driver forced itself onto the dongle without asking me too. So I had to delete the motionjoy driver off the added Bluetooth dongle and remove and put it back in. Which of course, it would just overwrite it again without my permission.

Also, you lose the functionality of charging your PS3 controller while playing on your console at the same time. Once you plug it into your PC which has MotionJoy installed, it's linked up. Signal gets cut from the PS3. Worse yet, if you want to uninstall the MotionJoy driver, you need to edit some registry keys. Reason is it gets left behind after uninstall. Even though you uninstalled the program, (which BTW requires an internet connection to work) every time you plug in a new bluetooth USB, those pesky drivers will pop up again.

So if you need to remove the program, search your registry for 'DS3' and delete the .exe file that comes up to get things back to normal.


Other Thoughts:
My advice, buy a controller that is supported by it's own drivers via Windows e.g. Xbox 360, Logitech, etc.


TL;DR - MotionJoy attacks your Bluetooth dongles and Peripherals even if you don't want it too. But works well with the DS3. If you don't like this buy a controller supported by your computer.
#15 Jan 20 2012 at 11:51 AM Rating: Default
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Yeah ive had problems with motionjoy not being able to distinguish which usb port my dongle is in, the only fix really is, use 1 dongle that so it doesnt get confused. when i plug in my steering wheel it messes up.

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Also, you lose the functionality of charging your PS3 controller while playing on your console at the same time. Once you plug it into your PC which has MotionJoy installed, it's linked up. Signal gets cut from the PS3.

i have 2 ps3 controllers for this very reason, one for ps3, one for pc, my pc controller is charged thru my DVR box right under my tv, just a 6 foot usb to mini usb, i can switch wired/wireless no prob. its to each their own really, some people just like a certain controller.

in case anyone interested i dug out my dongle purchase from a few years back this one works fully with motionjoy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156069 deactivated on newegg, probly 10 bucks on ebay.



yep 10 bucks

Edited, Jan 20th 2012 9:58am by RippedApart
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