PC controllers

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

  1. cupajoe
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    cupajoe Have a cup of joe!

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  5. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    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

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    yeah on XP it does take over some mice, but in Vista all those issues are cleared.
     
  7. cupajoe
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    cupajoe Have a cup of joe!

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    So would it be better to go out and buy a wired 360 controller?
     
  8. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    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

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    wired controller is 30$
     
  10. martin88

    martin88 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    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.
     
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