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Foebane 09 October 2017 15:44

What's a good USB game pad for WinUAE?
 
I'm trying to find a good game/joy pad for Amiga games, because trying to play certain Amiga games with the keys taken over for game controls is awkward, so I'd rather free the keyboard for that purpose.

I did have a Buffalo joypad years back, but I crazily sold the thing, and now the price has risen. Should I still go for it, or are there other options out there for game controllers for USB?

Nobby_UK 09 October 2017 19:11

Get a cheap SNES/Playstation knock off Pad.

DamienD 09 October 2017 19:23

I use my wireless Xbox 360 controllers and all good ;)

deicidal 09 October 2017 19:30

I use my xbox one pad

Retro-Nerd 09 October 2017 22:11

If you like the SNES pad style the iBuffalo is great (and not too expensive). Pretty close to the original. I use a 8bitdo.com bluetooth pad (SFC30) but that one costs a bit more though, especially with the Retro Receiver.

Akira 09 October 2017 22:19

iBuffalo Classic USB Gamepad:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002B9XB0E

Cherno 09 October 2017 23:17

Just buy a XBox 360 controller. Pretty much all modern games support or even need it so you don't have to buy something jsut for WinUAE.

Steve 09 October 2017 23:22

For me I've found the old Microsoft Sidewinder USB pad is still one of the best for WinUAE. I have an Xbox One pad as well but the Sidewinder is still superior for emulators. Try pick one up from eBay. I have two or three of them.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....5L._SX355_.jpg

DamienD 09 October 2017 23:52

Not enough buttons though surely Steve; if you were playing a CD32 game where's the "Pause / Play", "Foward" and "Back" assigned to?

Retro-Nerd 09 October 2017 23:55

I can't image why anyone would suggest a Xbox 360 pad. The d-pad is not really good and the analogsticks are for 3D games. It's hard to get a good joypad with a decent d-pad these days, which you really need for 2D games.

IBuffalo and the 8bitdo pad are probably the best you can get at the moment. Or get an USB adapter for a Sega Mega Drive 6-button/Sega Saturn (Japan/PAL-2 model) original pads.

AmigaBill 10 October 2017 00:40

I am not a big game pad guy, but I do like the IBuffalo the best when it comes to game pads. I usually end up using my Xbox One controller though because that is almost always connected to my PC for the modern games and I actually like using the thumbstick even though it is technically a no-no to use an analog stick. But my favorite way to rock winUAE is with a 9 pin to usb adapter and use my old school Wico sticks.

Steve 10 October 2017 01:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by DamienD (Post 1190998)
Not enough buttons though surely Steve; if you were playing a CD32 game where's the "Pause / Play", "Foward" and "Back" assigned to?

It does have the two shoulder buttons so really it is perfect for CD32 games. The lack of a pause/play button isn't such a big deal for me. It's an excellent joypad.

ransom1122 10 October 2017 05:38

I choose out of these 3.

Xbox 360 Pad
PS3 Hori Arcade stick (Bluetooth)
Dreamcast Original Ball Top Arcade Stick via a DC to USB converter.

I cant play Amiga games with a dpad. Try Sensible Soccer on dpad its terrible. I need a stick..

Analogue - I generally use the xbox 360 pad for general play.

Akira 10 October 2017 05:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by Retro-Nerd (Post 1191000)
IBuffalo and the 8bitdo pad are probably the best you can get at the moment. Or get an USB adapter for a Sega Mega Drive 6-button/Sega Saturn (Japan/PAL-2 model) original pads.

Hear hear!

DamienD 10 October 2017 10:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve (Post 1191030)
It does have the two shoulder buttons so really it is perfect for CD32 games.

All good then ;)

...I couldn't see them from the picture.

nobody 10 October 2017 11:35

None of these, you need a joystick not a gamepad.
Gamepads:for consoles where you use a button for jump.

ransom1122 10 October 2017 12:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by nobody (Post 1191078)
None of these, you need a joystick not a gamepad.
Gamepads:for consoles where you use a button for jump.

:agree

DamienD 10 October 2017 12:55

For me, using my wireless Xbox 360 controllers is convenience; they works well enough :agree

...saves me dragging out / setting up this bad boy :cheese

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images...-vue-axono.jpg

Retro-Nerd 10 October 2017 14:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by nobody (Post 1191078)
None of these, you need a joystick not a gamepad.
Gamepads:for consoles where you use a button for jump.

In WinUAE it doesn't matter. You can map the JoyUp direction to a game pad button. Also a lot of classics get WHDLoad CD32 pad patches with a jump button. So no, a stick isn't mandatory these days. But i still use one for games like SWOS or the Epyx Games series. There you really need a stick.

Akira 10 October 2017 17:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by nobody (Post 1191078)
Gamepads:for consoles where you use a button for jump.

There are a ton of games that support this and also WHDLoad patches that ad this functionality.

I've used a Sega 6 button joypad with an Amiga since 1993 and I never looked back, my joysticks all went to gather dust from that point on. I have some good joysticks here, but I rarely use them nowadays.

It's a lot more precise, and less strain on your hand (as long as you have a heavenly pad like the Sega 6 button pad).


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