Xbox 360 Controller

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  1. juggernaut911
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    is it possible to connect a wireless 360 controller to my pc (and have it work as a controller) via Play and Charge?

    I currently have Vista + the current 360 controller drivers
     
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    No. You have to have the receiver, play and charge kit is just for charging.
     
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    GAY!! okay, thnx

    I'm about to get a wired controller for $17 so I don't mind that much, I have 9 feet of freedom too! [​IMG]


    this would be cool for full screen emulators from my bed, yes? [​IMG]
    (GOLDEN SUN!!!!!)
     
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    i enjoy using the 360 controller on my laptop. i use a wired one, and i've never tried using a wired one over the play and charge. my desktop recognizes the play and charge configuration, but i've never tried playing.
     
  5. Joe88

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    there is no way to play via the play and charge kit cable
    its not connected to anything in the controller besides the battery

    I have a wireless usb dongle that came with the 360 wireless controller
    one complaint is most games cannot recognize the second analog stick and the rear trigger buttons
     
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    Use Xpadder to map them to keyboard keys.
     
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    It's great for using it with PS2 and N64 emulators. I wouldn't really recommend it for the older, D-pad using emulators though, but if you're comfortable enough with it on your current wireless controller it's fine!
     
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    right, i should've made that connection as well, since even on your 360, it plays over the wireless when it's plugged in.

    i know many newer games cater to the 360 controller. L4D in particular.
     
  9. Joe88

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    I was trying to use it for GTA:SA
    no good [​IMG]
     
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    th eps3 controller works much better for the pc then the 360 controller, plus the dpad is on par with the snes dpad(best dpad ever)
     
  11. Joe88

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    yea I have a PS2 controller to USB adapter [​IMG]
     
  12. sweenish

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    that'd be an older game

    i should have clarified, and just said games made after the inception of GFWL
     
  13. Raki

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    hm...I've read once that the Xbox 360 uses Bluetooth, so you can just use a bluetooth dongle and windows shall install all required drivers...cannot test this due to missing xbox 360 controller [​IMG]
     
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    lol lol lol no.

    The xbox 360 controller doesn't use bluetooth
     
  15. Sc4rFac3d

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    Did you use the official Microsoft drivers? I could play San Andreas just fine with a controller, I'm pretty sure the 360 controller would work perfectly.
     
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    it wont recognize the rear trigger buttons or the second analog stick

    so the controller is no better then the $5 controller I got at gamestop
     
  17. Sc4rFac3d

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    Yeah, triggers on the 360 pad are touch sensitive so they aren't like other pads. Although, if I recall correctly, there should be an option called "Mouse look". If you turn that off it should work on the second analog.

    Otherwise there's always San Andreas Advanced Controler (SAAC). Google it! [​IMG]
     
  18. sweenish

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    for that particular game