Well, before you do anything, go to Thrustmaster’s site and get the latest versions of everything drivers, software, help file, etc. Though I’ve only had mine for a day, I can only assume by the feel of it that if you aren’t an intense gamer that slams the dpad and analog sticks around during play, this controller should last you a while. Sorry to hear that! The buttons are just the right size. Anyway, on with the review. There is a slight lag between pressing a button and having it registered by the base; this is probably to be expected, but is unacceptable in some games.

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Other than that everthing has worked fine. There is a slight lag between pressing a button and having it registered by the base; this is probably to be expected, but is unacceptable in some games.

ThrustMaster FireStorm Dual Power 3 – gamepad – wired

The problem is exacerbated if it’s the first button you’ve pressed in awhile, because the controller “powers off” and must “power on” again when you press your next button, which takes a second and sometimes your button press is lost.

Refer to the product image here: The gameepad also felt good, and while it doesn’t work in all games, it goes well in the games that do support it.

Is it worth it? The buttons are just the right size. Gaming by Gordon Gottsegen Dec 12, Thanks for forestorm good news! Assault Android Cactus Piwer Page.

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The company announced that the hardware was almost gone and pointed people to its software substitute. This, while annoying, isn’t a major problem for me since most games I play can make use of the left analog stick for movement instead of the dpad, but I will continue to look for the solution in any case. Dec 19, Start a New Discussion.

In my opinion, however, I felt this was the best I could get for the price. Corben shared that list because it contains information about button and axis ordering that could be used to create profiles for input systems like Rewired without having access to the relevant hardware.

FireStorm Dual Power 3 GamePad

Last edited by xaxazak ; Dec 20, 2: Second, I wanted a controller with responsive buttons that were within easy reach. Get to Know Us. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Warehouse Deals Open-Box Discounts. Note that there are many versions of the Firestorm, but I will discuss the models including analog sticks only, as most tend to expect analog stick capabilities in their gamepads.

From my explorations inside the various controllers, these seemed to be the most reliable, best mounted motors in the same price range. Personal Computers Item Quantity: Some controllers simply aren’t reliable and break after only a few weeks of use Logitech Dual Action Gamepadwhile others are uncomfortable or have button configurations that, while original, tend not to be as good as the traditional PSX dual analog design Saitek P, Hammerhead FX.

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Thrustmaster FireStorm Dual Power 3 Gamepad (): : Electronics

There is a list of controllers with their bindings on https: Write a customer review. Gaming Accessories by Aloysius Low Nov 19, Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

It is still a bit confusing due to no documentation, but I think most of us can make it. Sony patent suggests next PlayStation controller will have touchscreen We might see a new feature on the next DualShock. Gaming by Sean Buckley Nov 16, Many reviews have noted and praised the soft material that this gamepad is made of, and I have to say I prefer it as well instead of a smooth plastic that can get slippery. It is heavy enough to fill your hands and not rattle, but light enough that it doesn’t cause any fatigue after playing for hours.

The bad news is I don’t have an ETA on that update it’s dependant on a couple of things outside our control. As for the software, it was a bit tricky getting it all to work at first, but it wasn’t impossible. This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising, and problematic harassment, fighting, or rude posts.