Keyboard and Mouse on 360?

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Apr 2, 2010

Keyboard and Mouse on 360? by Splych at 10:37 PM (1,079 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. Splych
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    Is there any way to play with a Keyboard and Mouse on 360?

    I am interested in playing this way... Since I am a PC Gamer. And still want to play with my friends...

    If I have to buy something... Link to a site so I know where I can buy one or what ever it is [​IMG]

    Thanks.
     
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    This side of an arcade I too have not seen anything to better a keyboard and mouse but it seems MS blocked such a method from the 360 and do not look set to change it any time soon.

    There are a bunch of devices that translate keyboard and mouse commands into 360 readable commands but it gets a bit tricky.

    First give up any real hope of having a PC grade replication but what is out there can get good- some lag exists as the way a mouse works varies a bit from the control sticks but the autoaim can usually make up for it (although I sometimes felt like I was playing an old RPG like might and magic or oblivion).

    On the commercial side of things you have the likes of the XFRAG 360 from Xecuter and the XCM XFPS that latter of which you should definitely avoid anything below version 3.0.
    Most of the time you are looking at around $100 USD for this sort of thing although if you look around you can push this down to just over half.
    Places to get them- you have the usual online shops that sell flash cards, amazon seem to carry a couple and I have seen them in various places in the real world too but with the usual massive markup.

    Another twist on that came from some controller modding types that use your PC to do a bunch of grunt work.
    http://xim360.com/?page_id=9
    I have never tried one but equally I have heard good things vs the adapters.

    Also people have done other things like:
    http://www.xboxhacker.net/index.php?topic=12347.0

    On a more crude front others still have essentially electrically remapped the controller (wire to wire sort of thing) and I have toyed with the idea of something like http://sensi.org/~svo/%5Bm%5Douse/
     
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    No way... I never knew it was such a troublesome thing...

    Looks like I am going to learn how to play with a controller... At least a controller works with the PC... But what am I saying... If there is a keyboard and mouse, I might as well use it instead of a controller!
     
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    I've been wondering about this for a while, but is there a cheap/easy method to get a Wireless controller working on PC? I've heard a bluetooth dongle is enough, but nobody ever explained how.
     
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    Interesting. Might be worth a try (since I'm getting tired of various gamepads breaking after playing some more active games).
     
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    The 360 controller doesn't use bluetooth. They use a costum coded IR. There is an IR adapter for sale to link the wireless with a pc. Check Ebay or amazon.
     
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    IR? That's what TV remotes use. It can only work in line of sight and is highly temperamental definitely wouldn't work well for analogue movements. Xbox 360 controllers use a wireless technology more akin to Wi-Fi on a router. Not bluetooth like a PS3 or Wii.
     
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    I think chartube is mistaking IR for RF. IR = InfraRed, which is indeed line-of-sight. RF = Radio Frequency, which most wireless technology is currently based on since it is omni-directional.
     
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    Correct. I mistought (is that even a word). But yes it uses a costume radio frequency. Unlike the wii remote, the 360 remote can turn on my xbox from across the street. Too bad there is not a video attachment for the 360 control. I rather have mini-OLED than the chat pad. [​IMG]
     

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