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Game Controller

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by LaraCroft, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. LaraCroft

    LaraCroft Tomb Raider

    Jul 23, 2003
    I have a Toshiba laptop and have bought a few games to play on it. I would like to buy a game controller. What would you suggest?
  2. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

    Mar 28, 2001
    SW Oregon
    Can I ask what sort of games you have?

    Older 2D sidescroller games Like Duke Nukem I & II, or 'fixed 3D' games like Doom and Quake work okay with a gamepad/joystick, but anything that adds the element of looking up and down needs to be played with mouse and keyboard IMHO.

    The only exceptions that make sense to me are joysticks for flight sims or steering wheel controls for racing/driving games.

    Have you purchased a decent PS/2 or USB optical mouse for your laptop yet?

    Also, these aren't newer, graphics-intensive games, I hope. What processor and RAM are in the machine? What operating system?

    I need a little more info before I can be more helpful.

  3. LaraCroft

    LaraCroft Tomb Raider

    Jul 23, 2003
    Why Lara Croft Tomb Raider games of course! (I have all of them) ;f Along with the new Sponge Bob The Movie pc game.

    My laptop is currently a Toshiba Satellite A75 P4. I think it is a 3.33ghz with 512 of Ram. The graphics is a ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000.

    I'm just wanting to play around with the games, and not really into serious gaming.

    Thank you for your assistance!
  4. bytelevel


    Mar 9, 2003
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm a big fan of the Gravis "Game Pad Pro" controller. It's simple, set up kinda like a Super Nintendo pad, and runs off USB.

    I paid less than $10 for mine a couple of years ago. Works great for NES emulation :)
  5. RaiderRodney

    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

    May 22, 2003
    North Carolina
    I have two Microsoft Sidewinders and I love em both. Although they aren't made anymore :( you could probably find one on Ebay. If not, I would go with some of the new Logitech Controllers since they always do a nice job with their drivers.