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[Done] Help on choosing controller
tuxintuxedo commented on 17 May 2018 at 6:30 pm UTC

Hello.
I would like to get a good controller for playing games like the Overlord series. I am thinking about a wired one and probably some kind of an older model (cheaper). First idea was Xbox 360 controller but people say it's not easy to configure it. I also read about SC Controller GUI, but it is currently quite limited to a couple of models.
Can you recommend me one?

nox commented on 17 May 2018 at 6:45 pm UTC

Xbox 360 controller is great (and decently easy to configure, if you really need to do that), but I'll always recommend the steam controller. So customization that there is nothing that can beat it.

g000h commented on 18 May 2018 at 10:51 am UTC

I have 5 controllers...

Official Microsoft XBOX 360 usb wired controller - really like this, tends to work very nicely out of the box, with minimal configuring. Remember being wowed that I load up Rocket League and everything working perfectly, with no tweaking at all.

Clone XBOX 360 usb wired controller - works almost as well as the official one, good to get one as a "spare" or if "on a budget".

Steam (Wireless) Controller - The most configurable. From time to time, I've had issues with it. Nearly every game, you're going to want to mess around tweaking and getting the config set up.

PS3 bluetooth controller - One day, I'll probably get this working. Haven't really messed with it.

Mini no-brand bluetooth controller - Looks a bit like a SNES controller. Got it for Android gamepad gaming, but have barely used it. Had real problems using it to play games on Steam. (Not recommended!)

Feda commented on 18 May 2018 at 1:44 pm UTC

I have the Steam Controller, which I hate, and a Game Sir G4s controller which I like quite a bit.
It works great on Linux, you can used it both wired and wireless, and you can use it as a controller for your phone.

tuxintuxedo commented on 18 May 2018 at 2:51 pm UTC

Thank you all for the answers.
After some consideration, I think I will go with the Xbox 360 controller.

debianxfce commented on 19 May 2018 at 5:38 am UTC

I have Shanwan Sony PS3 wireless controller clone and it feels as good as old Logitech wired controller. Shanwan clone Bluetooth fixes are in the recent Linux kernels, so it does work out of the box with the latest kernels.

This can be original or a clone, a clone probably: ps3 controller

You need a fast CSR 4.0 bluetooth adapter with wireless controllers. csr 4.0 adapter

tuubi commented on 19 May 2018 at 9:33 am UTC

g000hOfficial Microsoft XBOX 360 usb wired controller - really like this, tends to work very nicely out of the box, with minimal configuring. Remember being wowed that I load up Rocket League and everything working perfectly, with no tweaking at all.
This goes for many of the clones as well, like the Logitech F-series. My old F-310 works perfectly out of the box in almost every game I own, Rocket League included. Although I don't doubt the build quality is worse than the more expensive controllers. I've had to crack mine open and fix it three times in the years I've had it, and it barely works at this point. But hey, it was only 20€ on sale in a local supermarket back then.

Also, I'm no zealot, but I just don't see myself buying anything from Microsoft.

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