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    Game pad v. mouse?

    I had 2 mice, one logitec wheel, and a ball mouse. I had to give my logitec to my son. One problem..I can`t play UT with the ball mouse. I went out yesterday and bought a Wingman gamepad, the salesman said he used it to play UT. Chris says it is too much work to do all the setting for the thing, I`m thinking he may be right.
    Does anyone use a game pad, and is there an easy way to do all the settings involved? As far as I can see you have the pad itself, and in order for it to work you also have to configure the game preferences individually.
    I thought it might be more fun to have the pad....
    They said there was a 10 day return on it, should I?
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    IMO, first person shooters should always be played with a mouse + keyboard. Don't know much people who use a game pad to play 1st person shooters.
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    I seriously have been thinking about using a gamepad to play First Person Games. There are enought buttons to do all the main things you want to do, but i would recommend that if you start playing first person shooters like that. If you played wiht a mouse your whole life then stick to a mouse. Return it
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    i always thought that i wouldnt like the mouse and keyboard but after a couple days of using it i would never go back to a gamepad. much more freedom with the mouse, at least i think so!!

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    i also have a WingMan Gamepad. They are really nice to use on Racing Games. i also use my gamepad for bleem!, which plays playstation games on my computer.

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    If you want a great mouse/mousepad combo
    get the Logitech Optical Mouse

    The blue one meant for right handed people and for the mousepad get a RatPadz

    www.ratpadz.com
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    I have grown accustomed to using my PS2 game pad for FPS. I found an adapter that converts both PS2 and N64 controllers to USB for your computer. It is a pretty cheap looking piece of plastic, but it does the job quite well. I only paid $12.90 for but for the overnight priority Fedex it was $30.90 total. It was a little pricey, but I am satisfied. Maybe this sounds like a commercial but I am pretty satisfied with the thing. I got it from http://www.lik-sang.com/. So if you like to use either the two PS2 anolog sticks or the Turok setup on the N64, this converter is the way to go.

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    ah not this kiddie again.well imho if you wanna kick ass then mouse/keyboard is the only way
    btw jessie23 thats the rat i use,do you use the thumb button?
    i disable it as it seems i keep pressing it accidently hehe
    Last edited by Alby; 08-27-01 at 04:03 AM.

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    yes i use it for reload in Cs
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    I play Q3 and I like my Logitech TrackMan Marble+. Its a trackball you work with your thumb. It stays stationary, no chasing mouse across the desk.

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