Thanks for that, it was certainly interesting reading! I’ve been doing a lot of searching since and I did see a fabled Official Saturn USB controller, but it was £150! It seems whether an adapter adds lag or not depends on the adapter in question, so it sounds like it is a case of “buyer beware” (though I will try and pick up one of those xtokki ones for my X360!).
With all this in mind, and the fact that actually modding pads does not appeal to me in the slightest, I think I’ll play it safe and pick up a good, wired Logitech pad for my PC gaming. Fingers crossed, I’ll get on with it okay. 🙂
Thank you both very much for your help. 🙂
Quote from GenkiPatton on June 14, 2012, 21:49<br />
In short: anything that has a proper D-pad that actually WORKS (argh, curse you 360 D-pad!) will help. Seriously, did anyone try to pull diagonals with the 360 d-pad? It’s impossible.”
^ I have no trouble pulling diagonals with my X360 controller, the only problem is that they’re always unintentional! 😉 I find the d-pad to be so loose that I just can’t use it with any degree of accuracy or precision.
Honestly I absolutely cannot fathom just how MS could make a d-pad that is so bad, especially given that good examples of the d-pad have existed for over 25 years. Even worse is that they tried rectifying the problem with a new edition of the official X360 controller and, from what I gather, that was every bit as bad. *rolls eyes*