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  LethalJLethalJ

Wanted to know if anyone know whats the best usb nes controller and where can i get it? The one i have sucks on the dpad and i can get pixel perfect with it.

 
  NovawolfNovawolf

As someone who was once in your shoes, I recommend using a keyboard if you’re playing on emulator.
If you’re dead set on using a controller, then buy an adapter instead. They only cost like $10 and allow you to use an official NES controller for input.

 
  KomradeKomrade

It's my understanding the DS4 on a bluetooth connection offers some of the lowest input delay for pad on PC.

Every USB adapter I've used for NES has been bad and would advise against it unless you're dead set on using an NES pad.

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  KrayzarKrayzar

If you're in love with the NES button layout and DPad, 8bitdo's N30 is on par with a DS4 in terms of latency.

I agree with @Komrade though, they're all terrible, and it's mostly the inherant USB latency that's at fault.

 
  KomradeKomrade

Yeah on PC keyboard is the way to go if you want the lowest latency.

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  KrayzarKrayzar

Just one wrinkle to keep in mind with the keyboard though, it can allow for button presses that can't normally be done and some communities may ban it. It's not a problem for most games though.

 
  ZenicReverieZenicReverie

What button combinations other than d-pad left+right or up+down normally can't be done? Most emulators restrict those combinations by default.

 
  KrayzarKrayzar

Left + Right is usually the one that matters. And yeah, most accurate emulators do restrict it, hence why it's not a problem for most games. Sorry if that was unclear.

 
  LethalJLethalJ

Thanks all for the tips. I just tried the DS4 and i like it but i still would like to try the ones you all suggested.

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