Hi Lori, Though it pains me to praise Microsoft, the Xbox 360 pads are the best designs I've seen in quite a few years. Enough buttons to cover almost any eventuality, well pronounced spaces between them considering how many there are, and all of the buttons triggers joysticks and d-pad are snappy and responsive. Unless you're really into the idea of some extra tweaking though, I'd save yourself a few quid and a headache by going with the wired USB version. Wireless pads are cool yes, but in this particular case the drivers that ship with them are naff.
Assuming Pipe 2 has support for pads you should be well away. If not, there is a neat little utility called JoyToKey that you can google for which will allow you to map keyboard keys to specific buttons on your gamepad and set the repeat rate. I've used it to play games like GMA Tank Commander that don't have pad support, takes a bit of fiddling on initial design but once it's done it's done. So there's one option for you. Pop into almost any game shop and they'll have one out on display for you to hold, should set you back somewhere around 15 maybe 20 quid at the worst. No doubt other people will chime in on this though, people's choice of pads are quite subjective. Hth Scott On 6/10/10, Lori Duncan <lori_dunca...@hotmail.com> wrote: > Hi I would like to be able to play Pipe2 Blastchamber using a joystick or > game controler, but I'd need one which has quite big easy to feel buttons, > what is the best one to go for? I'm based in the UK, but not sure if > play.com would have any. I'm using my laptop to play Pipe2, and the really > anoying thing are the F number keys for killing spiders. There's another > key yu've to hold down while hitting the f1 key or any of the F keys, so I > struggle to do that and keep trying to fit my pipes at the same time. I > wonder if someone could help me with how to set up a joystick as I don't > know the first thing about them. <Smile> Many thanks from Lori. > --- > Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org > If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to > gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. > You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at > http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. > All messages are archived and can be searched and read at > http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. > If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, > please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org. > --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.