PC controllers

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by cupajoe, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. cupajoe
    OP

    cupajoe Have a cup of joe!

    Member
    1,143
    0
    Aug 25, 2007
    United States
    Minnesota
    I know I can use a wired xbox 360 controller to play games with on my PC, but can I use a wireless one?
     
  2. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

    Member
    1,940
    0
    Jan 11, 2008
    United States
    You need a wireless adapter.
    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox3...gamingreceiver/
    $20, might be in Best Buy near you.

    Will work with future Xbox 360 Wireless Accessories.

    Provides up to a 30-foot range for complete wireless freedom.

    Use up to four Wireless Controllers and four Wireless Headsets simultaneously with one Wireless Gaming Receiver.
     
  3. PikaPika

    PikaPika GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    695
    0
    Jul 25, 2006
    United States
    AZ
    I use the wireless adaptor to play quite a few games on my pc, and it works great [​IMG] . However, not all games support joysticks, so you should look into Pinnacle Game Profiler (google it). There are other programs that do similar things, but I prefer Pinnacle. It's free for the first month, but $20 for full use. Well worth it I think.
     
  4. Urza

    Urza hi

    Member
    6,493
    89
    Jul 18, 2007
    United States
  5. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

    Member
    2,214
    2
    Nov 19, 2002
    Be warned the wireless adaptor can suck the life out of your USB devices, I have mine on a powered USB hub just because of the stupid power requirements that MS don't tell you about.
     
  6. mojoex

    mojoex GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    127
    0
    Jan 16, 2008
    yeah on XP it does take over some mice, but in Vista all those issues are cleared.
     
  7. cupajoe
    OP

    cupajoe Have a cup of joe!

    Member
    1,143
    0
    Aug 25, 2007
    United States
    Minnesota
    So would it be better to go out and buy a wired 360 controller?
     
  8. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

    Member
    1,940
    0
    Jan 11, 2008
    United States
    Not if you already have a wireless 360 controller, because it would cost twice as much as an adapter,
     
  9. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    Member
    4,888
    37
    May 14, 2006
    United States
    wired controller is 30$
     
  10. martin88

    martin88 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    990
    1
    Dec 18, 2005
    Canada
    Still more expensive than the receiver. Not to mention you can use all wireless Xbox 360 accessories on it, including the headset, steering wheel, etc.