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Offline SuperPooter

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Best Controller for Steam
« on: September 30, 2017, 03:06:25 pm »
Hi all. Been running P8 now for a couple of weeks. Wondering what the best controller for Steam would be?

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Re: Best Controller for Steam
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 06:58:42 pm »
XBOX 360 wired controller or a Steam controller.

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Re: Best Controller for Steam
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 02:16:03 am »
Hi SuperPuter,

Welcome to the forums. I use both the XBOX and PS4 controllers - it's a matter of choice and which one works best with the majority of your games.

My needs are simple - Euro Truck Simulator 2 and both controllers work well - so I am sorted.

Not got around to buying a Steam Controller.

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Re: Best Controller for Steam
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 09:19:59 am »
Most games should be mapped for Playstation controllers, but pretty much everyone maps for XBOX controllers for Linux.  I don't know why, but that's how it is.  The Steam controller can be forcibly mapped for any game, even games that don't use controllers.  Though, it has issues such as not being good for FPS games due to not having a second thumb stick for looking.  I have a couple Steam controllers, and an XBOX 360 wired controller for my Steam machine.  (and a keyboard/trackpad combo)

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Re: Best Controller for Steam
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 05:19:01 pm »
Thanks for the info everyone. I'll pick up an xbox 360 controller :)