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Any other STEAM CONTROLLER bros out there?

I make this post periodically but it seems I'm alone
404 poster not found
  01/09/17
Is it worth 50 bucks
irl john rocker
  01/09/17
I think it's often cheaper now but I'm definitely happy ...
404 poster not found
  01/09/17
Civ 6?
american space force
  01/11/17
Works fine but civ 6 is basically unreadable on the TV since...
404 poster not found
  01/11/17
Oh. I don't know what a steam controller is. Assumed it's li...
american space force
  01/11/17
oh look another ohnoes thread where he whines about somethin...
there's a wocket in my pocket
  01/09/17
*throws steam controller at propane tank*
404 poster not found
  01/09/17
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404 poster not found
  01/11/17
wtf is that
"'"""
  01/11/17
and what does a steam link do. i bought one and never opened...
"'"""
  01/11/17
Bought one a year ago for the rare occasion I SteamLink to m...
(*_*)//(^_^)\\(*_*)______('~')
  01/11/17
It definitely takes a bit of getting used to but I don't see...
404 poster not found
  01/11/17
And in complex to control games, M+KB is superior to even th...
(*_*)//(^_^)\\(*_*)______('~')
  01/11/17
It won't touch KBM for twitch RTS or moba shit but I can see...
404 poster not found
  01/11/17
we have one at our house but I have never used it or seen it...
offensive racist pun
  01/11/17
glad u still read
I'm the most racist guy around. I'm the mayor
  01/11/17
not sure why i have found myself here again but generally ha...
offensive racist pun
  01/11/17
Reviews seem terrible except for those who want to play turn...
Boichester United
  01/11/17
That's my point. It's a 175 piece of hardware that valve did...
404 poster not found
  01/11/17
I just don't know why I'd want one. The Dpad apparently suck...
Boichester United
  01/11/17
it makes a very solid controller for rocket league too ba...
David Fleischman at Ortho Mattress
  01/14/18


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Date: January 9th, 2017 8:11 PM
Author: 404 poster not found (retired 1/3/17)

I make this post periodically but it seems I'm alone

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32337196)



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Date: January 9th, 2017 8:12 PM
Author: irl john rocker

Is it worth 50 bucks

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32337198)



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Date: January 9th, 2017 8:15 PM
Author: 404 poster not found (retired 1/3/17)

I think it's often cheaper now but I'm definitely happy

You have to be willing to play around with learning all the ways it can be set up though (and there are a lot). The biggest issue is valve doesn't have a tutorial for this shit

E.g. the Bethesda provided Skyrim config mocks a controller and isn't very good. But once you bother with assigning proper KBM settings it's really nice

The gyro especially is very underrated and basically absent in default configs. I'm slowly getting used to it for aiming in shooters

For games like skylines or civ it works very well out of the box

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32337213)



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Date: January 11th, 2017 1:53 PM
Author: american space force

Civ 6?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32351264)



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Date: January 11th, 2017 1:56 PM
Author: 404 poster not found (retired 1/3/17)

Works fine but civ 6 is basically unreadable on the TV since the UI doesn't scale (seriously, wtf is the point of built in steam controller support if you can't read it on a TV)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32351285)



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Date: January 11th, 2017 1:57 PM
Author: american space force

Oh. I don't know what a steam controller is. Assumed it's like a xbone or ps controller. Can't play on desktop?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32351295)



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Date: January 9th, 2017 8:12 PM
Author: there's a wocket in my pocket ()

oh look another ohnoes thread where he whines about something

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32337205)



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Date: January 9th, 2017 8:15 PM
Author: 404 poster not found (retired 1/3/17)

*throws steam controller at propane tank*

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32337217)



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Date: January 11th, 2017 1:52 PM
Author: 404 poster not found (retired 1/3/17)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32351248)



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Date: January 11th, 2017 1:56 PM
Author: "'"""


wtf is that

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32351288)



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Date: January 11th, 2017 1:59 PM
Author: "'"""


and what does a steam link do. i bought one and never opened it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32351307)



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Date: January 11th, 2017 2:00 PM
Author: (*_*)//(^_^)\\(*_*)______('~')


Bought one a year ago for the rare occasion I SteamLink to my living room TV. Decades of muscle memory on traditional controllers make using it uncomfortable. I'm more likely to stay at my PC and use an Xbone controller if I'm playing something that calls for a controller.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32351315)



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Date: January 11th, 2017 2:30 PM
Author: 404 poster not found (retired 1/3/17)

It definitely takes a bit of getting used to but I don't see going back to an Xbox controller. The only advantage is in really simple to control games the Xbox controller is a bit more comfortable to hold

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32351538)



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Date: January 11th, 2017 2:55 PM
Author: (*_*)//(^_^)\\(*_*)______('~')


And in complex to control games, M+KB is superior to even the best controller.

I think the Steam Controller is an interesting piece of tech in search of a use case.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32351743)



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Date: January 11th, 2017 2:58 PM
Author: 404 poster not found (retired 1/3/17)

It won't touch KBM for twitch RTS or moba shit but I can see how someone who gets good with the steam controller (especially using the gyro for fine aiming) could be just as good as 99% of KBM players. Using the KBM mode of the steam controller is way better than the default controller mode for stuff like Skyrim too

Problem is like I said none of this is at all obvious when you buy it. You'd think valve would at least throw in a free copy of portal and steam controller configuration walkthrough or something, but no. It's a great piece of hardware that's far too "nerdy" to setup at the moment.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32351788)



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Date: January 11th, 2017 2:21 PM
Author: offensive racist pun

we have one at our house but I have never used it or seen it being used

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32351461)



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Date: January 11th, 2017 2:34 PM
Author: I'm the most racist guy around. I'm the mayor

glad u still read

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32351565)



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Date: January 11th, 2017 2:53 PM
Author: offensive racist pun

not sure why i have found myself here again but generally happy to be back

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32351729)



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Date: January 11th, 2017 2:27 PM
Author: Boichester United

Reviews seem terrible except for those who want to play turn based strategy games on a couch.

No.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32351509)



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Date: January 11th, 2017 2:32 PM
Author: 404 poster not found (retired 1/3/17)

That's my point. It's a 175 piece of hardware that valve did a 120 job of documenting. With the right setup you can control stuff very precisely but it's not obvious how to go about doing this without reading shit online. Valve is too reliant on companies making their own configs I think, which often suck

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32351548)



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Date: January 11th, 2017 2:57 PM
Author: Boichester United

I just don't know why I'd want one. The Dpad apparently sucks badly, which is pretty much an auto ding, and the analog stick isn't anything special, and there's only one.

I don't want to play Civ on my couch, so I have no use for it and it's a downgrade from a knockoff xbox controller, and a huge downgrade from a mouse for any game requiring skill.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#32351771)



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Date: January 14th, 2018 3:06 AM
Author: David Fleischman at Ortho Mattress (unban my account rach!)

it makes a very solid controller for rocket league

too bad valve probably gives less of a shit about it since steamOS went absolutely nowhere. I've beat the shit out of mine and it still works perfectly after over 2 years, which certainly wasn't the case with xbox controllers. Fucking things get stick drift when you so much as cough in their direction

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3486495&forum_id=2#35151504)