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#1 Sep 03 2013 at 8:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Sorry if this was asked before. Haven't been able to find any posts around here.

What are the best controllers to play ffxiv on the pc besides the ps3 with motionjoy and the xbox controller?

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#2 Sep 03 2013 at 8:49 AM Rating: Good
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Logitec Rumblepad 2
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#3 Sep 03 2013 at 8:59 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm using the Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad

http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/product/f710-wireless-gamepad
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#4 Sep 03 2013 at 9:01 AM Rating: Good
I use a PS3 controller with the keyboard attachment. Works great.
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#5 Sep 03 2013 at 9:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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The wired 360 controller is my go to.

First, it is plug-and-play. Second, the in-game menu now allows for button customization so you don't need a 3rd button mapping party program.

Lastly, you never need to stop to replace the batteries mid-dungeon.
#6 Sep 03 2013 at 10:46 AM Rating: Default
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I just use a wired 360 pad too you can get cheaper third party ones for about half the price that would work too.
#7 Sep 03 2013 at 11:10 AM Rating: Good
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The Xbox 360 controller is nice as it works right out of the box, but the D - pad in my opinion is worse than the PS3 one. I haven't tried out the newer edition of the Xbox controller which supposedly makes the D - pad better. The PS3 controller is nice for the D - pad, but getting the third party drivers to work properly can be a headache the first time around. Logitech's controllers are good too, but most of their controllers have square analogue area for the sticks to move in rather than circle or 8 shape.
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PS2 controller is really nice with the USB-to-Playstation 2 controller port converter thingie.
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#9 Sep 03 2013 at 11:20 AM Rating: Good
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I use a DualShock3 (PS3) controller and love it. They are bluetooth, so if your computer already has bt, you don't need to buy an extra adapter. Also they use a standard mini-USB cable for charging, and can be used over USB or BT. There are a few choices out there for 3rd party drivers for the ds3 controller, because there is no official Sony or Microsoft driver for it. I use MotionInJoy, which is a Chinese made driver that has been around a while. It has an strange launcher with HTML ads, and can be buggy at times, but it gets the job done for free. I have MotionInJoy set to emulate the XBox controller so that Windows Live supported games recognize it. Also the rumble feature works just fine in FFXIV and really adds to the immersion.

The XBox controller is another option, but Microsoft makes you buy special hardware to get it to work on PC because they use a proprietary wireless signal so I don't recommend it. I'm a bit biased though, as I just hate the xbox controller - it seems bulky and the bejeweled buttons just look silly and don't lend to comfort.


Edited, Sep 3rd 2013 1:23pm by OnyxFFXI
#10 Sep 03 2013 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
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SolomonGrundy wrote:
Logitec Rumblepad 2


Thanks for the idea - the Gamestop employee I spoke with had no clue what a higher-end PC controller might be. I just ordered this from amazon, here in two days ftw!
#11 Sep 03 2013 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
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MotionInJoy + PS3 = heavenly!
#12 Sep 03 2013 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Yo, i decided to go with the ps3 controller route since i already have one and it seems cheaper than buying a new controller.

What bluetooth dongle is everyone using?
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#13 Sep 03 2013 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Meh, after looking around i decided to go for the logitech controller. Seems easier and Yoshi uses it too lol.. so im sold.
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#14 Sep 03 2013 at 12:05 PM Rating: Good
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I use a wired Xbox controller. It's perfect for me, but I also game on the Xbox 360.
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#15 Sep 03 2013 at 1:02 PM Rating: Excellent
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Like most people said, Xbox 360 is a solid choice. It works right out of the box (being Microsoft, most PC games with controller support already have its profile set to go) and has a nice weighty feel, IMO.
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#16 Sep 03 2013 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
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PS3 Controller as well. Once you have the MotionInJoy drivers loaded then download 'Better DS3' and use that instead that pos AD driven buggy management tool. As for Bluetooth adapters just about any cheap one should work, I use a $12 Asus USB dongle.

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#17 Sep 03 2013 at 1:14 PM Rating: Default
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OnyxFFXI wrote:
I use a DualShock3 (PS3) controller and love it. They are bluetooth, so if your computer already has bt, you don't need to buy an extra adapter. Also they use a standard mini-USB cable for charging, and can be used over USB or BT. There are a few choices out there for 3rd party drivers for the ds3 controller, because there is no official Sony or Microsoft driver for it. I use MotionInJoy, which is a Chinese made driver that has been around a while. It has an strange launcher with HTML ads, and can be buggy at times, but it gets the job done for free. I have MotionInJoy set to emulate the XBox controller so that Windows Live supported games recognize it. Also the rumble feature works just fine in FFXIV and really adds to the immersion.

The XBox controller is another option, but Microsoft makes you buy special hardware to get it to work on PC because they use a proprietary wireless signal so I don't recommend it. I'm a bit biased though, as I just hate the xbox controller - it seems bulky and the bejeweled buttons just look silly and don't lend to comfort.


Edited, Sep 3rd 2013 1:23pm by OnyxFFXI



If you have a usb charger cable that plugs into the front of the pad it works just like the wired pad.
#18 Sep 03 2013 at 5:15 PM Rating: Good
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The wired 360 controller is my go to.

First, it is plug-and-play. Second, the in-game menu now allows for button customization so you don't need a 3rd button mapping party program.

Lastly, you never need to stop to replace the batteries mid-dungeon.


Pretty much this, although I am currently just using mouse + keyboard in FFXIV for convenience.

Edited, Sep 3rd 2013 6:47pm by Chialing
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#19 Sep 03 2013 at 5:18 PM Rating: Good
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I use a wired xbox 360 controller as well. For FFXI I used a PS2 controller. I switched to keyboard + mouse for a bit just to see what it's like. Both I had trouble with targeting. Like, crowded situations where I constantly target Carby, it's very annoying. I turned the option off, but then I can target objects and such. I feel like the Dev team should separate the two.
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#20 Sep 03 2013 at 5:27 PM Rating: Good
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I use a PS3 controller and MotionJoy (sounds like an "adult" toy >.>), but i use it via USB, as MotionJoy's driver will overwrite your Bluetooth stack in Windows and can cause problems if you want to use other BT devices.
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#21 Sep 03 2013 at 5:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm an xbox controller user.
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#22 Sep 03 2013 at 5:31 PM Rating: Good
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I'm another that uses ps3 gamepad as well, just with a different, far superior driver than motionjoy, whose name currently eludes me.
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#23 Sep 03 2013 at 5:35 PM Rating: Good
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I use the FFXIV pc gamepad....just because it was really cheap, I got it for around $15 US a year and a half ago, and its exactly like a ps3 controller except wired. It works great for other games too.....I bought it to play other games not to play FFXIV with lol


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#24 Sep 03 2013 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Part of me wants to get a controller and spare my fingers some.

I just don't feel confident that ill be able to preform well in raids...I don't trust the tab target to be quick and accurate enough ect.

#25 Sep 03 2013 at 5:54 PM Rating: Good
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Strangerous wrote:
Part of me wants to get a controller and spare my fingers some.

I just don't feel confident that ill be able to preform well in raids...I don't trust the tab target to be quick and accurate enough ect.



I use a combination of controller and mouse targeting. Usually I have no problem outside of crowded Fates.

You'll want to practice, though.

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#26 Sep 03 2013 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Wireless xbox controller.. Support is built right into the game for it...
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#27 Sep 03 2013 at 7:24 PM Rating: Good
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Strangerous wrote:
Part of me wants to get a controller and spare my fingers some.

I just don't feel confident that ill be able to preform well in raids...I don't trust the tab target to be quick and accurate enough ect.



I had the same reservations about using a controller, but once I got the hang of switching NPC and PC targets, its pretty easy. In fact, for me it is a little easier than keyboard, because in the heat of battle I would always fat finger the wrong key and end up casting a heal on the wrong person or hit the wrong spell. With the gamepad, you just press up or down on the dpad to cycle through party targets, and left and right on dpad to target non-party targets.
#28 Sep 03 2013 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
I rock a Razer Nostromo controller and Death Adder mouse and love it. Used them on all my games. mmo's, moba's,fps's.
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Any decent wireless controller, Having to dodge the controller cable to get to the keyboard can GTFO. I've been through a couple of Logitech Cordless Rumblepad 2's over the years, been pretty happy with them.
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#30 Sep 03 2013 at 9:52 PM Rating: Good
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OnyxFFXI wrote:
Strangerous wrote:
Part of me wants to get a controller and spare my fingers some.

I just don't feel confident that ill be able to preform well in raids...I don't trust the tab target to be quick and accurate enough ect.



I had the same reservations about using a controller, but once I got the hang of switching NPC and PC targets, its pretty easy. In fact, for me it is a little easier than keyboard, because in the heat of battle I would always fat finger the wrong key and end up casting a heal on the wrong person or hit the wrong spell. With the gamepad, you just press up or down on the dpad to cycle through party targets, and left and right on dpad to target non-party targets.


Yeah I wont be healing, not my thing. But tanking ill end up doing. I currently play dragoon (like 90 % of all players unfortunately)

My issue is with camera rotation (like during titan watching for those stone encasings) and what you mentioned, accurately targeting a specific mob out of a pack...not really concerned with player targeting.

I really want to buy a controller and save my poor abused fingers (thumbs can take so much more abuse) but then I don't want to end up paddle targeting when **** matters. **** ive almost rebound tab to something useful as it tends to ignore the three mobs in front of me and will tab to some non fate related mob a mile away that I cant even find its so far off. I don't trust tab targeting with more than a couple mobs on screen.

Im torn.

Ill probably be a puss and just stick with mouse and keyboard, I got unbound macro keys up the wazoo between my naga and keyboard anyway.
#31 Sep 03 2013 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm using the Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad

http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/product/f710-wireless-gamepad


That's that one i use (own 2 of em) and it is one of the best because it has a switch for XInput/DirectInput unlike the old Rumblepad 2.
The only issue i have is that sometimes it looses connection even at 2 feet away. I have to tap the gamepad to have it sync up again.
This problem seems to happen to some only users but aside from that it is a great gamepad.

I have been considering getting the wired F310 one but the wireless one is just so much more convenient.
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#32 Sep 03 2013 at 10:20 PM Rating: Excellent
Wireless 360 for me. As some ppl have said the D pad is pretty meh so I'm looking for an alternative that will work with my wireless receiver.
#33 Sep 03 2013 at 10:29 PM Rating: Good
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I'm using the XBOX of windows controller and really enjoying it.
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