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What controller do you use on your PC?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Le Clandestin Brun, 27 Aug 2021.

  1. D4N


    Joined: 7 Jun 2020

    Posts: 187

    I’ve got a couple of Xbox 360 pads, but my wireless receiver has decided it’s going to stop working, so I’ve been using a switch pro controller and a 8BitDo SN30 pro+ instead.
  2. Mollari


    Joined: 28 May 2011

    Posts: 238

    Location: Centauri Republic

    Xbox 1 controller. But having left analog stick drifting issue, should get a new one.
  3. The_Arbiter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Jul 2019

    Posts: 1,621

    I use a 360 wired pad that i bought new when i bought Halo 2 Vista as the servers were still running, i had previously been just playing Halo on the xbox.

    I picked up another second hand 360 pad recently, just in case! I never liked the XB1 pad, and with price increases, lack of wired, i decided it was sensible to get a backup.
  4. Kainz


    Joined: 15 Dec 2002

    Posts: 22,250

    Location: In a cowfield, London, UK

    My launch day Xblox 360's wireless controller. Still rocking it, even though the left thumbstick hasn't got a rubberised coating. If the controller takes a knock then the battery compartment slips lose and disconnects the thing. Other then that it's solid reliable :D

    Edit: Images added. Fear my grim controller!


    Last edited: 28 Aug 2021
  5. Digital X


    Joined: 25 May 2013

    Posts: 9,969

    Location: Kent.

  6. Le Clandestin Brun


    Joined: 6 Sep 2007

    Posts: 9,324

    OK reading the replies it seems I've been waaay behind some of you guys! Making me wish I got a PS5 pad instead. But also, loving the 360 love still going strong :D

    What do you use those rear paddle buttons for? Custom commands?

    When people are saying "Xbox 1" are they referring to the new one or the original xbox? Is that still compatible?

    Oh man that brings back memories!! I'm pretty sure that's the one :D
  7. Subzero85


    Joined: 16 Jul 2011

    Posts: 900

    Location: Northern Ireland

    old xbox 360 controller for windows, USB still use it on occasion for driving, racing games etc, still prefer mouse and keyboard for 3rd person action games
  8. Kelt


    Joined: 14 Nov 2007

    Posts: 12,688

    Location: With the færies wearing black cherries for rings

    The paddles default to A B X Y, and can be assigned to any other button.

    Personally I map the top two paddles (A B) to the left and right stick clicks, saves wear and tear on the sticks and makes the function much easier to use.
  9. FrozenShivers


    Joined: 14 Jan 2014

    Posts: 279

    I use the controller from the newest Xbox.
  10. MatsyLR


    Joined: 10 Jan 2012

    Posts: 2,935

    Location: UK

    Seems like there are many 360 controller users here :) good to see.

    Replaced the buttons on mine a good while ago, but still same controller since around 2006.
    Last edited: 27 Aug 2021
  11. Buddy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Sep 2009

    Posts: 2,274

    Location: London

    PS5 controller. Works flawlessly with the ds4windows app
  12. Spacedeck


    Joined: 14 Sep 2007

    Posts: 3,225

    Location: West Yorkshire, England

    It was an Xbox 360 controller with the wireless adapter until that broke, then Dualshock 4 until I sold my PS4. So now purchased one of them new Xbox controllers that has bluetooth.

    This is only for modern gaming though, I have older designed controllers for retro games and a fight stick for fighting games.
  13. eggyoke


    Joined: 25 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,613

    Location: On a hill

    I've used my black Xbox 360 (wired) controller for about 12 years now. Plug and play, no issues, just works.
  14. delta0


    Joined: 21 Oct 2012

    Posts: 8,470

    Location: London/S Korea

    Wireless PS4 controller
  15. Junglist


    Joined: 11 Jun 2015

    Posts: 7,883

    Location: Bristol

    Xbox pads. Currently using the Xbox Series S/X controller. Only because my last Xbox One controller wasn't Bluetooth and I wanted a wireless controller for my pc
  16. Sweey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Jun 2006

    Posts: 1,000

    Location: Birmingham

    PS4 controller via DS4Windows.
  17. Swifty123


    Joined: 13 Feb 2010

    Posts: 894

    Xbox 360 pad for a number of years, now I use a wired xbox 1 pad. No complaints
  18. ic1male


    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

    Posts: 29,594

    Location: Westchestershire

    Still using an Xbox One pad but the new Series X|S ones are even lovelier to hold. So I might use my reward points to buy that bright green/yellow X|S pad.
  19. tyke_


    Joined: 13 Jun 2013

    Posts: 316

    Wireless xbox one pad that i used mainly for driving games
    then bought a logitech g29 steering wheel + gear shifter
    honeycomb yoke & logitech throttle quadrant & thrustmaster rudder pedals that i use for fixed wing aircraft in msfs
    warthog joystick with 20cm extension that i use for helicopters in msfs and dcs
    and have a thrustmaster t.flight hotas that i dont use.
  20. VincentHanna


    Joined: 30 Jul 2013

    Posts: 24,340

    Xbox Elite Series II controller.

    Those of you hanging on to old Xbox 360 controllers, Don't underestimate how much better a new controller might be.