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Old 06-13-2006, 05:24 PM   #1
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Logitech Gamepad

i wanna buy a logitech gamepad, but not sure what to buy.. the other day my cuz brought his gamepad over, and I tried to use it with zsnes and mupen64... [running mandriva 2006] but it was lagging, i'd press a button, and it would respond like 2 seconds later.. i'm currently using a gravis gamepad pro.. and it has no lag at all... was just wondering why the Logitech would've lagged? don't wanna go out and buy one and then have it lag on me.... any suggestions?
Old 06-15-2006, 10:42 AM   #2
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I've had nothing but good luck with logitech. I've used the cheap (like $20) usb one that looks like a ps2 controller. and I also have the wireless ps2 controller hooked up through a ps2 to usb adapter (now they have a wireless usb one that would've saved me $12.) they work great with no lag. I've even used both & a regular ps2 controller for 3 player mupen64. usb hid is a standard and shouldn't vary between manufacturers. so any and all usb gamepads should be about the same.
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I have a Logitech Dual Action Gamepad that is a USB clone of the PS2 controller (probably the same one johnson_steve has). I've never had any issues with it under Linux. Under KDE 3.4/Slackware 10.2/2.6.13 I can open the KDE control center, go to peripherals->joystick, plug in the gamepad, point the applet to /dev/js0, and it "just works". Both analog sticks are recognized and all buttons are mapped. The gamepad works great under xmame.


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