will the 360 controller work with mass effect for the pc?

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#1 Posted by Soulja_West (15084 posts) -

Does anyone here know?

#2 Posted by Gammit10 (2272 posts) -
I don't see why it wouldn't. If it's a Games for Windows branded title, then yes for sure.
#3 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -
All games that are on PC aswell as 360 work perfectly on PC with 360 controller as they would with 360.
#4 Posted by carlosjuero (1254 posts) -
This is one of the contentions with the game - Mass Effect PC does not support any type of controller (though you can use a key stroke emulator like XPadder)
#5 Posted by penorburger (153 posts) -

Why, just why would you want to, the game was tailored for K/M and is much better using it, may as well play it on 360. Too each his own I guess, but makes zero sense.

#6 Posted by carlosjuero (1254 posts) -
All games that are on PC aswell as 360 work perfectly on PC with 360 controller as they would with 360.dramaybaz
As noted in my other reply to this topic - wrong. Some publishers have a different code base between the two it seems
#7 Posted by penorburger (153 posts) -
This is one of the contentions with the game - Mass Effect PC does not support any type of controller (though you can use a key stroke emulator like XPadder)carlosjuero
Contention? 99% of people who are PC gamers play on K/M because it is better, especially for RPG like ME which also have aiming, which is better with mouse, hotkeys, menu navigation. It is simply way better with K/M.
#8 Posted by penorburger (153 posts) -
All games that are on PC aswell as 360 work perfectly on PC with 360 controller as they would with 360.dramaybaz
Not true, most do, but not all.
#9 Posted by carlosjuero (1254 posts) -
[QUOTE="carlosjuero"]This is one of the contentions with the game - Mass Effect PC does not support any type of controller (though you can use a key stroke emulator like XPadder)penorburger
Contention? 99% of people who are PC gamers play on K/M because it is better, especially for RPG like ME which also have aiming, which is better with mouse, hotkeys, menu navigation. It is simply way better with K/M.

Contention for those who expected it to work with a controller because it was made for the 360 as well. I agree with the KB/M being better.
#10 Posted by zerosaber456 (1356 posts) -
I don't understand why people want to play with a controller on the PC. If you want to play with a controller go get an x360 or ps3 and buy your games on that
#11 Posted by penorburger (153 posts) -
I don't understand why people want to play with a controller on the PC. If you want to play with a controller go get an x360 or ps3 and buy your games on thatzerosaber456
It does make zero sense, M/K is one of the big reasons people play on PC and is an advantage. BUT, everyone is different, but I agree, makes no sense. If people just took 30 minutes they would quickly realise how easy and great M/K is.
#12 Posted by LongZhiZi (2453 posts) -
There was a sort of hack-ish way to do it, but there were a few minutes that were just incompatible with it. The but the core game itself was perfectly playable. Search the Bioware forums and I'm sure it'll turn up. As for some of you questioning why you'd want to to use a gamepad....maybe because they find it more comfortable? The truth is, in an RPG, human reflexes should have no real bearing on your ability to play.
#13 Posted by ThomasMaster (203 posts) -

I know the XBOX 360 controller works with the PC but don't know if it'll work with Mass Effect, sometimes they don't support controllers only Keyboard and mouse

#14 Posted by NauthiX (130 posts) -
Download XPadder. You can use any controller for any game
#15 Posted by zerosaber456 (1356 posts) -
than why not get it for the xbox360? if you wanna play games with a controller get a console instead of a new gaming computer.
#16 Posted by eo_the_shaman (1800 posts) -

meh i prefered the PC controls the hotkeys made it pretty nice not having to stop and click the abilities

#17 Posted by Duke_51 (786 posts) -

[QUOTE="dramaybaz"]All games that are on PC aswell as 360 work perfectly on PC with 360 controller as they would with 360.carlosjuero
As noted in my other reply to this topic - wrong. Some publishers have a different code base between the two it seems

Yeah, weird huh? You can play with a controller in Left 4 Dead, but not in Team Fortress 2.

#18 Posted by Mr_Ditters (1907 posts) -

People are saying "If you wanna play with a controller, get an xbox"

Well. I sold my 360 and bought a gaming PC precisely so I wouldnt have to use a 360 (which I promised to never use ever again). Its nice to just sit back on the soft couch lounging around with your feet kicked up and without a table, desk, keyboard, or mouse in front of you.

#19 Posted by ericpol (370 posts) -
Amen to that brother
#20 Posted by om3ga_storm (402 posts) -

http://meforums.bioware.com/viewtopic.html?topic=631441&forum=127 There's a good answer.

#21 Posted by ktseymour (797 posts) -

[QUOTE="zerosaber456"]I don't understand why people want to play with a controller on the PC. If you want to play with a controller go get an x360 or ps3 and buy your games on thatpenorburger
It does make zero sense, M/K is one of the big reasons people play on PC and is an advantage. BUT, everyone is different, but I agree, makes no sense. If people just took 30 minutes they would quickly realise how easy and great M/K is.

Try playing Grid or Prototype with a Mouse and Keyboard, kind of a pain In the A**. I agree about ME, the PC Is the way this game was meant to be played, the controls are tight and the frame rate rocks the 360's pathetic socks.

#22 Posted by Gamerz1569 (2087 posts) -

Why would you want to use a controller? It would be much slower, more pausing the game will be required. Regardless it should it is a Games for Windows.

#23 Posted by penorburger (153 posts) -

[QUOTE="penorburger"][QUOTE="zerosaber456"]I don't understand why people want to play with a controller on the PC. If you want to play with a controller go get an x360 or ps3 and buy your games on thatktseymour

It does make zero sense, M/K is one of the big reasons people play on PC and is an advantage. BUT, everyone is different, but I agree, makes no sense. If people just took 30 minutes they would quickly realise how easy and great M/K is.

Try playing Grid or Prototype with a Mouse and Keyboard, kind of a pain In the A**. I agree about ME, the PC Is the way this game was meant to be played, the controls are tight and the frame rate rocks the 360's pathetic socks.

?? We are talking about ME, those games work with controllers, what is even your point? A game like ME does not need gamepad, it is vastly better and meant to be played with a K/M.
#24 Posted by StrawberryHill (5321 posts) -

[QUOTE="zerosaber456"]I don't understand why people want to play with a controller on the PC. If you want to play with a controller go get an x360 or ps3 and buy your games on thatpenorburger
It does make zero sense, M/K is one of the big reasons people play on PC and is an advantage. BUT, everyone is different, but I agree, makes no sense. If people just took 30 minutes they would quickly realise how easy and great M/K is.

I use M/K 95 percent of the time, but I like some games better with the XBox comptrolla...for example, GTA IV is way more fun with a controller than with M/K.

#25 Posted by Agent_Kaliaver (4722 posts) -
[QUOTE="zerosaber456"]I don't understand why people want to play with a controller on the PC. If you want to play with a controller go get an x360 or ps3 and buy your games on thatpenorburger
It does make zero sense, M/K is one of the big reasons people play on PC and is an advantage. BUT, everyone is different, but I agree, makes no sense. If people just took 30 minutes they would quickly realise how easy and great M/K is.

There are some games i would rather play on controller (like the new Prince of Persia.. and i do), but majority of games i would much rather play on k/m (mass effect). I would love to play it on PC, but alas i have it on the 360 and all my saves are there (unless you can transfer for free.... i am not buying the stupid transfer crap) and i really want them to transfer to the next game (plus i'm not rebuying for PC) i would really only use controllers on the PC for a some games like Lost Planet (feels so much better with it), Prince of Persia, and then majority of racing games and sports titles. Trust me i've played Fifa with the k/m and it would be so much nicer on controller (which i have used too). But games like Crysis that have the option i can't even understand. That would be like taking a shovel to your arms and smashing a keyboard with your face. It would be such a worthless thing to do.