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I would like to find a Joypad for my PC that is very similar to the PS2 one. I have a PS2 pad and the adapter to use it on my PC but some games dont like it. Can someone please recommend a good quality pad that is available in the UK.

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did you try to install latest drivers for that adapter? oh yeah and what's your adapter, also is your ps2 pad damaged a bit (happend often ;) ).
 

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I use the Gravis Gamepad Pro and it has served me for years now, it's layout is the same as the PSX gamepad, but it doesn't have analog thumbpads and rumble support. So if you don't care about that I can recommend it. Otherwise avoid it and get a better one. :)
 

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Thrustmaster Firestorm Dual Power 3. Has all the buttons of a PS2, including the ones underneath the analog sticks. Rumble feature is kind of off and on, I've never had it work with ePSXe. I've had one for the last 4 years, and only had to get a new one because I broke the old version.
 

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tonyyeb said:
Hi guys

I would like to find a Joypad for my PC that is very similar to the PS2 one. I have a PS2 pad and the adapter to use it on my PC but some games dont like it. Can someone please recommend a good quality pad that is available in the UK.

Many thanks
i don't know if these are in the UK but i recommand. Logitech rumble pad or Saitek P880 i had the rumble pad but it quit working and i have the p880 now which is great.
 

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I have the p880 as well, and I recommend it as well. A real good gamepad.
If you still want rumble, then look for the saitek p2500. the same as p880, but with rumble, and 2 different buttons for digital and analog.
 

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did you try to install latest drivers for that adapter? oh yeah and what's your adapter, also is your ps2 pad damaged a bit (happend often ;) ).
The PS2 pads work fine on Pro Evo Soccer 3 & 4 but not Midnight Club II and FIFA 2005. They continuously move to the right (in menus and main game).

The pads work ok on most games and on my PS2 but not on those two games. I'm not sure about updated drivers.
 
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Thrustmaster Firestorm Dual Power 3. Has all the buttons of a PS2, including the ones underneath the analog sticks. Rumble feature is kind of off and on, I've never had it work with ePSXe. I've had one for the last 4 years, and only had to get a new one because I broke the old version.
I'd vote against it, as the d-pad is bad. I replaced mine with the one from an older model, which had a better d-pad.
Also, Saitek's better, IMO

But the logitech one looks more like a ps2 pad. No idea how good it is, though.
 

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I have Logitech DualAction but in 5 months the left stick was not working as it should. I moved up and cursor moved down, then it jumped up. Many people have problems with this gamepad. I don't have Saitek, but as I saw many people wrote, it's good.
I will try to buy Dualshock and adapter PS2 to PC.
 

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I recommend you to avoid Logitech pads. Almost ALL of them had bad potentiometers, and analog sticks lose its calibration and refuse to turn right or keep turning to some direction even if centered. Some started screwing up in few hours, some lasted months, even year. I have heard good experiences from Rumblepad 2 though, so maybe they have finally fixed that potentiometer problem, but i keep caution, and definetly avoid earlier "PSX" style models (dual action, rumblepad 1 etc...)

I guess Logitech should just stay making quality 'sticks and racingwheels, cuz i'll never buy another logitech pad again, especially if rumblepad 2 serie starts acting wierd aswell. (which hasnt happened yet, but i keep following recent news...)
 

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I loved the HammerHeadFX, but I think it is out of production now...Has a simillar feel to a psx controller, but it is not the same; it is much larger, but I like that. It only has one button less than a psx controller, including R3 and L3. It has six "main" buttons, two rows of three, unlike the psx's 2x2; this is good for N64 emulation. Overall, if you can find it, it is a very good, strong usb controller with force feedback and no additional power nessary, if you get the usb only version.
 

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I strongly advice you against getting a Hammerhead gamepad... Interact is dead so no driver support for them anymore. Most of their models (like my old one) will not work on XP. A shame since the pad was quite comfortable... imo the best PC gamepad I've used are the Sidewinder models... any of them.
 
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