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The four face buttons as the C-buttons, and the bumpers or triggers as A and B?

 

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My cheap aftermarket PS3 controller was plug and play with Windows 7 and 8. Works just fine.

 

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The four face buttons as the C-buttons, and the bumpers or triggers as A and B?

triggers in use as Z and R, the bumpers are pretty awkward for the two main buttons.  right now i've got A and B at A and X.  B and Y are two of the C buttons and the bumpers the others.  i'm probably going to end up with game specific profiles.
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The four face buttons as the C-buttons, and the bumpers or triggers as A and B?

triggers in use as Z and R, the bumpers are pretty awkward for the two main buttons.  right now i've got A and B at A and X.  B and Y are two of the C buttons and the bumpers the others.  i'm probably going to end up with game specific profiles.
D-pad as C buttons, man. Nobody uses the N64 controller's actual d-pad. Plus, you can always map the right analogue stick as your d-pad for the handful that does.
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that was my first thought, but games use the C buttons and the control stick at the same time.  i've settled on using the right stick for C in some games and shuffling two extra normal buttons and bumpers as required for the rest.
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that was my first thought, but games use the C buttons and the control stick at the same time.  i've settled on using the right stick for C in some games and shuffling two extra normal buttons and bumpers as required for the rest.
Here's how I do it.
LStick - Stick
A - A
X - B
RStick - C Buttons
Dpad - Dpad
LTrigger - Z
Shoulder Buttons - L & R
Start - Start

Now what would be really cool is if there was a pad just like the 360's pad, except with SIX buttons. (A, B, C, X, Y, and Z)

 

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so the trigger buttons actually act as axes, and therefore can't be used at the same time.  this upsets me and complicates control schemes.  maybe it's time i looked for a new emulator.  the more i use P64, the more stuff i find wrong with it.
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So... don't use the trigger buttons and use the bumpers
Hell, I hate using the triggers (L2 R2) as main buttons personally. L1 and R1 is where it's at for me


Unless of course, L1 and R1 are what you were referring to in the first place
Which would be odd, because those shouldn't be an axis button
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i need both.  the bumpers are used for C buttons.  it's too hard to use the right control stick for the c buttons and not hit in between and register both.
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i need both.  the bumpers are used for C buttons.  it's too hard to use the right control stick for the c buttons and not hit in between and register both.

Where's an old school joystick movement limiter when ya need one?
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You could probably whip one up out of cardboard easily enough.

 

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i need both.  the bumpers are used for C buttons.  it's too hard to use the right control stick for the c buttons and not hit in between and register both.

Really?
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so the trigger buttons actually act as axes, and therefore can't be used at the same time.  this upsets me and complicates control schemes.  maybe it's time i looked for a new emulator.  the more i use P64, the more stuff i find wrong with it.
I have never had this problem; which version of P64 are you running?
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IIRC it is a problem with the Xbox controller itself.
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so the trigger buttons actually act as axes, and therefore can't be used at the same time.  this upsets me and complicates control schemes.  maybe it's time i looked for a new emulator.  the more i use P64, the more stuff i find wrong with it.
I have never had this problem; which version of P64 are you running?

as far as i know, the latest, but i'm going to go check that now.  yeah, it's mostly a result of the controller, but P64 could probably make them function as a button if it wanted to.  of course it would be much easier if that were an option i could set in the controller drivers.

e: oh hey, check that out.  new versions.  let's see if this helps.
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IIRC it is a problem with the Xbox controller itself.

some idiot at microsoft had the bright idea to combine the two axes because they would always be off center in their rest state, and they had this notion that axes needed to have centers. other stick manufactures use non-centered axes all the time without issue (such as the breaks on my ch pedals and every throttle ever made). i personally have always hated the xbox360 controller and its ****ty xinput api.
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new P64 version didn't help, still only recognizes as axis. :(

ya know, i'm kinda surprised no one has made a n64 replica PC controller.  or at least a functional replica, we don't need to copy that three prong retardation.
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new P64 version didn't help, still only recognizes as axis. :(

ya know, i'm kinda surprised no one has made a n64 replica PC controller.  or at least a functional replica, we don't need to copy that three prong retardation.

http://www.adaptoid.com/

i always hated n64 controllers. like they were designed for an alien with 3 hands.
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yeah, don't think that took off.   besides that also leaves the problem of needing an original n64 controller in working order.  those damn joysticks never last very long.  nice idea though.
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