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    Default Getting controllers for Nestopia

    Hi folks, I have a rather simple problem here. I have tried playing Nes games offline with a friend of mine, but unfortunately we couldn't have an enjoyable experience due to automatic drops, desyncs, etc.
    So I decided to rather play offline but with the help of controllers. Is there anything I need to keep in mind or would any generic USB controller work? How hard is it to configure the buttons, etc.
    I know it is kind of a rookie question but I don't have any experience in dealing with this.

    Thanks a lot in advance

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    Default Re: Getting controllers for Nestopia

    Any controller recognized by windows should work fine. You just need to configure the emulator after you plug it in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefteris_D View Post
    Any controller recognized by windows should work fine. You just need to configure the emulator after you plug it in.
    That's good to know
    Just curious I see SNES controllers that is also supposed to work with windows, would this make a difference? Or should I get one specifically advertised as a NES controller?

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    Default Re: Getting controllers for Nestopia

    It comes down to 4 choices that make sense really.

    1) Get one over all controller for all emulators. The issue here is the button layouts and labels get annoying.
    2) get a few to cover most all emulators. For example a psx and n64 controller.
    3) get a few matches. If you only want to emulate a few things, get a controller for that system.
    4) Get one adapter that does it all and but the controller you want. Like this.

    So for example if you buy the snes and the nes game says hit A, that is actually the Y on the snes.
    Last edited by ulaoulao; March 7th, 2017 at 14:13.
    Original, the only way to play.

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    Well, my main goal is NES games but if I get a more complex controller I assume I can configure it any way I want right?
    I would prefer a controller like this - "ZD Vibration Feedback USB Game Controller Gamepad Joystick for PC Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10)", PS3 and Android
    Can't post links, if you google, it will come up in amazon

    It has more than enough buttons for NES and other emulators if I want to.

    Any thoughts?

    P.S. I also assume there is no problem with configuring 2 controllers in Nestopia right?
    Last edited by heyjudek; March 7th, 2017 at 15:25.

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    two controller should work.

    Your link says "Support Plug and Play, only for PC games supporting Xinput mode " this would not work for pc emulators. Really for emulators you want to look in to the controller to usb solutions. Say you really like sega saturn controllers. Well then get a may flash. https://www.amazon.com/Mayflash-Sega.../dp/B0089O10BC This is not much good for analog games though. An all in one controller will be limiting, not the best idea but if all you want is nes, then not much is needed.
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    Default Re: Getting controllers for Nestopia

    xinput controllers work just fine in Nestopia as well. xinput just generally means any xbox compatible USB controller connected to a windows pc. In that case yes, the xbox360 controller can be configured in Nestopia just fine!

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    Oh, thanks for the heads-up guys
    If Xbox controllers would work just fine then I'm settling on these "Official Xbox 360 Common Controller for Windows - Black (PC)"
    amazon.de/Xbox-Controller-geeignet-Windows-schwarz/dp/B004JU0JSK
    Anything else I should be aware of?
    Last edited by heyjudek; March 9th, 2017 at 15:39.

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    Default Re: Getting controllers for Nestopia

    Quote Originally Posted by heyjudek View Post
    Anything else I should be aware of?
    The picture I posted is after I configured the controller. So yours should be something similar when you are ready.
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    Thanks, I'll be getting the XBOX controller then

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