Let's start a topic about playing poker with something else than keyboard and mouse. I'm currently using three different modes of operation. First of all, I'm playing with my mouse and having a lot of hotkeys with my mouse (I love my Performance Mouse MX!). My second mode of operation is playing completely left-handed with a Razer MMO-keyboard with just a lot of hotkeys. Third mode of operation would be playing with both hands, but utilizing a Playstation 3 controller. The most interesting alternative for most people would be the Playstation 3 controller. So I'll start by discussing how I'm controlling the poker software. I'm not having distinct bet size hotkeys, I'll only have basic bet and shove, but I'll have buttons to increase and decrease the betsize. I have programmed my Tableninja to suggest me quite sensible betsizes and I'll just adjust it when it goes. When my bet size is pretty sensible, I don't need to adjust that much. It doesn't work perfectly and sometimes I'm raising way more preflop, because of some weird Tableninja bug, but mainly it works great. I did chose Playstation 3 controller because I had them at home and they're pretty easy to get working with a computer. There's also enough buttons for me. Xbox 360s controller could be even better, but I don't have one home. With Wii controller it felt to be just too hard for me and honestly thinking I can't have enough buttons if I can't get left hand four-way control working as five distinct buttons. To get Playstation 3 controller working, I just need to have a MiniUSB cable and MotionInJoy driver software. I could get it working with some bluetooth-sticks, but I haven't thought it's that important. I have just bought a long enough wire. Basically all the magic is done by Tableninja, that translates the buttons as commands for PokerStars. At the beginning I was playing with just keyboard and mouse, so I have made my Tableninja settings work as good as they can with keyboard and mouse. Basically I have four extra keys (+ basic left click and right click) in my mouse and a wheel to adjust bet sizing. I can also move fluidly between the controller and mouse, both work at the same time. So you can see here which buttons I use for betting, calling, checking, etc. Practically I never use check button, but fold-button does the checking if it's free. Or Call-button works for checking as well. You can also see that I have hotkeys for raising betsize and lowering betsize. In the Table Control-tab we will adjust the settings in a way that I don't necessarily need the mouse to select a table. So I'll use Table in Foreground and to make it sure, I have put my options to jump the mouse cursor to the activated table. This is to add extra stuff for me to notice which table is active. I'm also having frames to show the active table. I did use purple and red while I did this post, but now I use green and red, so that I'll have a lot of contrast between active table and table that requires action. Mixing them up can be quite costly. Most people aren't taking into account that you'll want to have Cycling Hotkeys if you're playing stacked. Sometimes you'll get a table popping over another when your table gets changed or something weird. Without Tableninja, you would need to minimize the table at the top right corner to get the next table where you'll have action. We'll also see that there are Set Table Aside Hotkeys. I'll use them to move tables to four distinct stacks. My main stack and three other places I'll utilize to see tables that are more important. I'm using my top right spot as another stack for all the bubbles and then I have two additional spaces where I can see all the hands. I'm using it if I want to follow a certain player or if I'm having an expensive tourney that I'm mixing with my SNGs. To tie it all together, I have used Xpadder (you'll need to pay for it) to translate PS3 controller input to different keys. It's just the software that works easiest for translating joystick for something useful. It should work for everything that you can see as a joystick in Windows. First one to use a steering wheel and pedals to play poker? You'll see from my Xpadder settings that I'm adjusting the Set Aside Tables with triggers. Then I'm using the D-pad to set bet sizes and getting active tables or moving back in my table stacks. On the right side I can then fold, call or bet. I have put the buttons in the same order they appear in the software, so that the leftmost is always folding and rightmost is betting. I'd think that you don't necessarily even need Tableninja any more, you can now get everything else than the Setting Table Aside-hotkeys working with PokerStars software's own hotkeys. I'd think you could use Placemint to adjust the table positions for free. Only thing you would be missing from Tableninja then is sitting back in the tables if you're timing out. It shouldn't be a problem though, because you can use the small play button on PokerStars tables to see if you're sitting out on some tables and resit every table you're sitting out in if you time out.