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Old 09-05-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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PS2 controller

Hey bros, can you play Dark Souls effectively with a PS2-style USB controller? Seems like it recommends an XBOX-style gamepad and I don't have one of those. I hear control is a major issue with the PC-port, so I'd like to know before I buy it.

Anyone else using PS2-style?
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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Use one, but I have an adapter that can actually use a real PS2 controller on PC. Works great apart from that my current adapter got some buttons wrong and the camera control is messed up. No idea where you would be able to get hold of an adapter apart from sweden.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:04 AM   #3
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Use one, but I have an adapter that can actually use a real PS2 controller on PC. Works great apart from that my current adapter got some buttons wrong and the camera control is messed up. No idea where you would be able to get hold of an adapter apart from sweden.
Ok, I was just more concerned about button-layout and controls. I'm not aware of what the major differences between the XBOX and the PS2 controller schemes are, so I just wanted to make sure it would work.

Why do you prefer to use and adapter as opposed to a USB connection? Just to save money because you already had a PS2?
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:13 PM   #4
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Ok, I was just more concerned about button-layout and controls. I'm not aware of what the major differences between the XBOX and the PS2 controller schemes are, so I just wanted to make sure it would work.

Why do you prefer to use and adapter as opposed to a USB connection? Just to save money because you already had a PS2?
I can actually answer that. PS2 gamepads are VERY durable and last for a good long time. Most knock off don't last for so long. I've had other types of gamepads break down on me in various ways. This is not throwing it into walls among other things. But just by using them.

My PS2 gamepad is about 3 years old now and it still works just fine. So a PS2 gamepad + adapter isn't all that expensive and it works out well in the long run.

His adapter is a Blue looking one where you can plug in two of them at once.
This adapter messed up his controls in a way like.

With Camera
Up is left
Down is right
Left is up
Right is down

This makes navigating with the camera a hell and there was no way to fix it. All of his normal buttons had been swapped around as well.

Mine is a black one. The black one can't do Rumble on a PS2 gamepad but the rest works fine. Though the blue one haven't been able to do rumble too.

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Old 09-05-2012, 03:51 PM   #5
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Playstation controllers are archaic and horrid, but you CAN play on one fairly well. Though my Demon's Souls experience was thoroughly ruined by the use of a PS3 controller. Went muuuch better a year later when I got a 360 controller adapter for my PS3.

Your best option would be to get a 360 gamepad, buuut not everyone can just afford to go and do that.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:21 PM   #6
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I play on PC with a PS3 pad, using MotionJoy driver with XBox 360 configuration (PC port uses XBox as a base, for obvious reasons). Without MJ, the buttons are all wrong...I don't know if there is a button reconfiguration solution for PS2, you should search for that or else hear from someone here who uses a PS2 controller.

Example of buttons being wrong; Square is change from one handed to two handed, instead of Triangle. Lock on is SELECT rather than L3...various other things. Perhaps they're not so bad, but I also played Dark Souls on PS3 so those are the controls I am used to.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #7
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I play on PC with a PS3 pad, using MotionJoy driver with XBox 360 configuration (PC port uses XBox as a base, for obvious reasons). Without MJ, the buttons are all wrong...I don't know if there is a button reconfiguration solution for PS2, you should search for that or else hear from someone here who uses a PS2 controller.

Example of buttons being wrong; Square is change from one handed to two handed, instead of Triangle. Lock on is SELECT rather than L3...various other things. Perhaps they're not so bad, but I also played Dark Souls on PS3 so those are the controls I am used to.
Weird i am usinbg the same setup and the config is right. you can manually change the button too if you want
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:48 PM   #8
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Sorry for post in this old thread, but I just bought Dark souls and I'm using a ps2 controller, the only thing messed up is four keys.

Anyone know how can I change the O for square and R3 for start?
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:54 AM   #9
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Use the x360ce to fix controller issues.

I've been using my PS2 controller with every poorly supported game that's come out on PC with the 360ce without issue.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:57 AM   #10
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Use the x360ce to fix controller issues.

I've been using my PS2 controller with every poorly supported game that's come out on PC with the 360ce without issue.

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His adapter is a Blue looking one where you can plug in two of them at once.
This adapter messed up his controls in a way like.

This makes navigating with the camera a hell and there was no way to fix it. All of his normal buttons had been swapped around as well.

Mine is a black one. The black one can't do Rumble on a PS2 gamepad but the rest works fine.
Huh, looks like I need to buy a different adapter. Wasn't aware some have better support than others. I have the blue one with dual ports like your friend does.

Still all fixable with the x360ce though; but would prefer if I didn't have to use it.

FYI, rumble works on some games; think it's those with proper gamepad support and not '360 pad or cry more' support.
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