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Dec
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revised Compatibility of controllers for PC games
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Aug
23
comment How to play Amiga games on PC
Plenty of USB game controllers are available online cheaper and better than most of the original Amiga ones. If you really want to use an original one, you can get even get USB adaptors.
Aug
23
comment How can I use an Xbox 360 controller to play Steam games?
I should add for anyone wanting to use a controller in games that don't support it, try keyboard emulation programs.
Aug
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Jul
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comment Choosing an end point for Just Cause 2 (spoilers)
Thanks, answers my question plus some great info.
Jul
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asked Choosing an end point for Just Cause 2 (spoilers)
Jul
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Jun
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comment How do I use my Xbox 360 control pad in Mass Effect 3?
Drives me nuts. Mouse gives me RSI, I have to use control pad (the controller they designed they game for). Smug "mouse and keyboard is superior" idiots. Thank goodness there are easy fixes out there to counteract the damage done by these PC-master-race morons.
May
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May
21
comment Should I buy a gamepad or joystick for PC gaming on my Media Center?
For reasons to get the 360 controller (not just any controller) see this question.
May
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revised Compatibility of controllers for PC games
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May
21
answered How do I use my Xbox 360 control pad in Mass Effect 3?
May
21
comment Does anyone have experience using a controller to play Skyrim on the PC?
I have RSI with mouse, so I use the controller for everything, then quickly swap my right hand to mouse (actually trackball) to aim sniper-style.
Mar
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Mar
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comment I have a mediocre GPU but loads of RAM, is there any way to gain more performance?
You could do what I do - plug in an old top-of-the-line 21" CRT (that cost $2000 new and about $50 now) and play at 1024x768, or even 800x600. Much better colour reproduction and contrast make up somewhat for the slightly lower resolution.
Mar
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comment I have a mediocre GPU but loads of RAM, is there any way to gain more performance?
Not a real answer, but there might be a slight possibility the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 can borrow some system RAM somehow - a lot of integrated graphics solutions do it. Not sure it would even help, though (and you'd have to google it yourself, I don't know).
Mar
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revised What important differences are there between the various online game distributors?
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