04-12-2009 05:22 AM
I got a quick question!
Will i be able to use 2x or more Logitech Cordless RumblePad 2 at the same time on the same computer?? Or will they interfere with eachother?
I am wondering since i wanna play multiplayer games with some mates where u use gamepads.
Thanks in advance!
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04-12-2009 08:09 AM
Yes you can use 2. But you need 2 USB receivers plugged into your computer. One for each controller. Each controller is paired with a receiver, and you have no interference.
But if you are planning on buying new controllers, be aware that the Rumblepad 2 does not work with all games. The Xbox 360 controller is the only one that does.
04-12-2009 09:38 AM
Ok nice, thanks for your answer!
Oh, well that **bleep**, wont they release new drivers by time to make it support more games? Could you perhaps link the xbox360 controller, or do you mean the original one?
04-12-2009 10:21 AM
Any wired Xbox 360 controller will plug into your computer via the USB cable. And you download the drivers from Microsoft.
They also sell a 360 controller called "Xbox 360 Controller for PC". But it's the same thing. Just means it comes with the drivers.
If you want to buy a WIRELESS controller, you need to get a special receiver that plugs into your computer via USB. You can search for a "Wireless Xbox 360 Controller for PC", which includes both the regular 360 wireless controller and the USB receiver. Otherwise you have to buy the USB receiver separate for about $20. Search on Amazon.
The reason for the issue is that newer games are being made to work with XInput devices like the 360 Controller. The Rumblepad 2 is a DirectInput device. Which means a simple driver update will not solve the problem.
Games are being done this way to make it easier to port console games to PC versions. If you want a Logitech controller, look for the Chillstream that looks like a 360 controller. But I have read one guy on the internet who said a game didn't work perfectly with his Chillstream. And it has no rumble feature. Bottom line, if you are shopping for a controller, get a 360 controller. I already have two Rumblepad 2's. so I am constantly trying to get them to work with emulators and profilers.
I don't mean to sound negative on Logitech. I own a Harmony (which was not developed by Logitech) and an MX5000 keyboard/mouse (which is terribly unresponsive for FPS games). But I'll treat every purchase in the future like a new purchase with new research.
04-12-2009 11:48 AM - edited 04-12-2009 11:48 AM
Thanks alot for your reply there!
My first controller is a rumblepad 2, but i'll really consider getting an xbox360 wireless controller (wireless is a must) as my second controller for my pc , also the xbox controller is cheaper than the rumblepad!
My rumblepad has worked great with the games/EMU's i've tried so far but i guess i'll get a xbox360 controller anyways, since it's cheaper and i want to make sure my gamepad works with all games & with newer games!
07-21-2009 02:04 PM
There must be a way to buy two controllers with the same signal so that i can use one controller on two PCs to input the same information. Is there any way at all to get two of these or to alter the signal? I know for a fact that the online game community would go absolutely nuts over these.