The Windows version of BioShock 2 doesn't support gamepads, and while that's been public knowledge for months, it's apparently causing a stir on the game's official message boards.
When I play a PC game I intend on using my keyboard and mouse,no issue really.
Indeed. This is a bunch of pointless whining from people who should just head to console.
Not really. There are people who like gamepads but don't want to play on a system limited to how it shipped. Sure most PC gamers play with a mouse and keyboard but some like to use their PC to get the best experience and visuals but don't like the keyboard and mouse so use a gamepad. While it may not be an issue for you and @Umbrella Corp, it's obviously an issue for others. Then showing how you didn't read the article, there is one guy for example who is disabled. I don't think that classifies as pointless whining.
I can save some compared to buying them on PS3. so, yes I prefer gamepad even for PC games. oh well, it's not like xpadder or logitech game profiler won't work, right? so, I'm still ok with this! ;)
The first one on PC had it and now the second one doesn't. People were expecting support for it. Intentionally pissing off those that support and buy your game isn't the smartest thing to do. Additionally, there's HUGE differences between native gamepad support and using Xpadder. I think they should of left native gamepad support for single player and KB&M only for multiplayer. Again, it all comes down to preference. Personally I brought this for PS3 because my mobo is dead and my laptop is a POS. I would of had no issues playing through it with a KB&M but I do understand why people would be upset with this decision.
Some people like using gamepads instead of a mouse and broad unintuitive flat input keys.
Well, if this is ever fixed, I'll buy the game.
You'll never play the game. I don't see them adding it, sadly.
More people should use Xpadder. Hardly any game these days got decent joypad support, but with Xpadder you can easily map your keyboard to virtually any controller. You can even use your controller as a mouse.
Meet Foxgod, he's a pseudo PC Guru (at least that's how he thinks of himself) Don't kid yourself slugger, keyboard and mouse is nearly 1000% more efficient and accurate.
I don't think anybody's arguing that the keyboard and mouse isn't better. It's obviously the best input method. What Foxgod is saying is that, if you want to use your gamepad, there are third-party tools out there that will let you use your gamepad with ANY game, even those without official support.
The Ineffable Bob is correct. I use the gamepad when i play trough tv out, and mouse/keyboard when i play on my monitor. Xpadder is an awesome tool.
but I think I'm not alone preferring controller over m+k! so, Xpadder or logitech game profiler for me always. but the thing about xpadder is, they've stopped releasing new versions all together and some games like Gears, I've never managed to make it right for that game! but it works for most games, eventhough a little bit clunky, it's still a great option
I just ordered a 360/PC wireless reciever, because I got it cheaper than a good wireless mouse and keyboard. **** 2k! What part of "Games for Windows" do they not understand, isn't that the whole F'n point? Even using Xpadder you'd still have to mess around in the control options to figure out what key does what for alot of games, and I wanted rumble like the console version. They were more than happy to give us the muddy textures from the consoles version... wtf...
Rumble pad 2. Logitech.
Why in the f would you play a pc fps with a gamepad lol
You can play it on your couch on your bigscreen... That's why I like using one. I route my display and audio to my home theatre.
Cry me a river. I hate the fact that so many "PC" games have interfaces that are clearly made for consoles. It's nice Bioshock 2 actually has a PC interface. If people want to use the controller there is a 360 and PS3 version of the game for you!
What this man said, you bought it for a pc, expect to use it for a pc!
there are people out there want to play with the superior version using their controllers! why can't it just support both like the 1st? it's not like it ruins anything for anybody who chose to play with m+k, right?
I actually agree with bpmurr. I too, am glad we're getting some proper kb/m interface support in a PC game. It's been a while since we had one in a multiplat game. If you're gonna use a controller anyway, play it on consoles. It's so much better that way. I mean, c'mon, this is the PC version and Kb/M is the norm here. Devs are gonna expect majority of us to use kb/m anyway. How many times have you seen console gamers asking for kb/m support for their console games? Probably between very little to none at all. Why? Because controllers are the norm on consoles. Nobody's whining about that. Most of the PC games that have proper controller support are direct ports from the consoles, in which case you'd be better off playing the original console versions.
it doesnt really bother me but sometimes with games this good i play them on my hdtv and surround sound and just sit back a relax. cant really relax with a [email protected] dont get me wrong i play a lot of games with [email protected] and sometims i prefer it.
I don't like using the keyboard and mouse that much. Honestly, it's dulling me out. ***Note: Joy2Key and Xpadder don't do ME justice. -End statement
Get a console then, done.
Give me money to purchase "said" console. Done. -End statement
What disability does this said person in the article have that makes it impossible to use a gamepad but not mouse and keyboard. Hell, I know someone who only has one arm who CAN'T use a control pad but can remap keys on the keyboard to play games (or just use a mouse for RTS-style games). As for wanting to play the "superior", "higher resolution" PC version with a controller. That's bollox! This game uses the Unreal2(.5) engine -- It's a pretty game, but has low polygon models and really low resolution textures... Increasing the screen resolution past 1080p isn't going to make it look any better. People shouldn't feel that PC developers NEED to program in gamepad routines into their games, just as console developers shouldn't feel pressured to program in mouse and keyboard (Although I wish they bloody would!!!).
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