Quick Question about DualShock Controllers PS2 on Laptop

Bolin

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Hello tomshardware, I am thinking about buying an USB controller and I've seen products labeled by "Dual Shock controller ps2 with USB for pc". I'd just like to know if this is what I am looking for. I want one to play fifa and some games comfortably, do games have to support it? I guess I'd need some software to map the keyboard's key into the controller.

I had been thinking about an xbox 360 usb controller until I realised they are 8 times more expensive than ps2 controllers and from what I can see they have pretty much the same number of keys.

edit: Also, what's Dualshock? I know I've heard that name before, but I can't recall what's the difference between dualshock and not dualshock controller?
 

cklaubur

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Usually, if any extra software is needed, it will be included on a CD with the controller. However, for the most part, that has gone away with the gameport. You may have to change settings in your games, usually button assignments, though.

Casey
 

cklaubur

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Dualshock is the vibration-compatible controller for the Sony Playstation 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Likely, what you are looking at is a controller that looks like a Playstation controller. Most games should support a USB controller with very little issue.

Casey
 

Bolin

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That's good to know!
Do I need any extra software or it's just plug and play?
 

cklaubur

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Usually, if any extra software is needed, it will be included on a CD with the controller. However, for the most part, that has gone away with the gameport. You may have to change settings in your games, usually button assignments, though.

Casey
 

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thanks for your help!
 
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