Dpad Xbox 360 controller, mod or other alternative. (PC)


#1

At the moment I am currently using a ps3 controller on my PC with motionjoy. It seemed to work most of the time. Until I noticed that it would occasionally randomly input a direction when buttons are being pressed or held down. This is a problem with the software and I’m just tired of dealing with it. I would’ve bought a 360 controller but I hate the dpad on it. So I looked up mods for the 360 controller and there are some for the transforming dpad which I don’t want because it breaks easily. I also saw some dpad mods for the regular 360 controller but nothing that actually changes the the dpad into a cross. I basically just want a dpad that is either like the playstation dpad or a nintendo crosspad. At the same time I don’t want a regular usb pad because I hate dealing with software that tries to emulate an xbox360 controller. I want to plug it in and it should work. I also looked at thrustmaster pads but the reviews are mixed.

Are there any good dpad mods for the 360 controller that just changes it into a crosspad?

Are there any 360 gamepads with a good crosspad that I can plug into a PC and be recognized as an xbox 360 controller?


#2

This, maybe? http://forums.xbox-scene.com/lofiversion/index.php/t655017.html


#3

Also some gamepads for example Razer Sabertooth have a much much better D-Pad than the original Xbox 360.


#4

The Logitech controllers F310, F510, and F710 are exactly what you need.


#5

I recommend the Mayflash ps3 to pc adapter. The adapter turns the ps3 controller into a 360 pad. My brother has it for his Big picture/tv setup. I didn’t do any deep deep testing for lag but I was able to do all my 1 frame links on street fighter 4 just fine.


#6

That doesn’t necessarily (AKA, it doesn’t, unless I missed something big) change it into a 360 controller – it only changes how Windows identifies it, turning it into an XInput device so it’s as supported as a 360 controller for things like big picture. There’s ways to do that in software (IIRC MotioninJoy has a 360 emu option; there’re other ways) without a spendy adapter, in fact.

… OK, here’s the part where I laugh at the fact that that thing even exists. I find this HILARIOUS, though admittedly IIRC wireless syncing a PS3 controller to your PC is a real PITA, so I guess there’s at least one use case where it’s not a waste of money. But really, if you don’t mind wired controller, there is no reason why that adapter exists.

Currently I don’t think anyone knows of any reliable, solid PS3->360 controller adapters; IIRC, the same is true for the reverse as well.


#7

There is this thing


I don’t have any idea how well it works and it’s 60 bucks so I don’t know if it’s even worth it.


#8

No no no no no!

XCM products are terrible, input lag and dropped inputs galore. Do not even waste your money on this.


#9

I haven’t use one of their products before so I didn’t know of the lag.


#10

So I guess the two options are… buy xbox 360 controller rip it up some and modify it. Or buy a $100 pro controller. Jeez, you’d think that something as simple as a dpad would be easy to design. It’s been done reasonably well by nintendo and sony in the past. Valve should step up to the plate and end this stupidity.


#11

Look up the Logitech F310. It works as an Xbox controller on PC.


#12

There’s a lot of patent issues going on there, different companies have patents of different elements and styles. And why do you think the transforming controller breaks easily?


#13

Apologizes, late night post there, I should of been more clear. Obviously the controller doesn’t, out of pure awesomeness transform into a 360 controller lol.

The op was asking for options other than motionjoy due to “tiresome issues” but I get where you’re coming from.

It’s a great wireless (or wired) solution to those who dislike having to start an program to use a controller and deal with syncing it everytime.

I’d pay at least $50 $100 dollars to not have to use motionjoy and have a dead easy plug n play solution that works reliably every time/auto syncs. But thats just me.


#14

Well, when I do a search on transforming dpad on google and some of the search results are talking about broken dpad fixes. And then if do a search on transforming dpad broken and get a lot of tutorials on how to fix a broken transforming dpad. I’d just rather not deal with it.

As for patents issue. The only patent issue that I can think of is with nintendo crosspad which I’m pretty sure expired years ago.

I did look up the f310. It has a disc shaped dpad and I’ve hated those things things since the genesis days.