[sf-lug] gamepads in linx

James Sundquist sundquistjames at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 13:24:04 PDT 2011

All standard USB gamepads will work just fine.  You'll need to be more
specific in what FOSS game/apps/emulators you are running to let us help you
with any specific questions.
  If you already possess a favorite gamepad from a console I'd recommend
just picking up a USB adapter off the 'net.  I've seen plenty of gamepads at
thrift stores if you are near a large one.  If you want the best gamepad
available your best bet is a PC version of the Xbox360 gamepad in either
wired or wireless for about $50.  Linux drivers are available and most newer
platform style games are configured with it in mind.

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> Hi Folks - I've been getting more into FOSS games lately (there's tons of
> good stuff out there if you're into video games!) and am now looking to
> pick
> up a gamepad.  While these devices are usually USB-based and work just fine
> as HID, I thought I'd check if anyone knows of any "gotcha's" before I
> buy... anything I should know or read up on regarding USB-HID?  Or any
> experiences with them directly?  Do they usually work pretty well?
> Thanks,
> Alex
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