XBOX controller setup ?

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Dec 16, 2012

XBOX controller setup ? by pwsincd at 6:26 PM (418 Views / 0 Likes) 8 replies

  1. pwsincd
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    I have been looking around , it seems to allow a wireless xbox360 controller to fuction on a PC i need the USB receiver thingy i have seen on amazon , now im really asking is this 100% necassary or is there mothods of running a wireless pad without the gizmo . Also is there any issues in fuctionality if i bought one of those things . Would a wired controller be a better purchase ?
     
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    If you have a 360 RF board, soldering iron (With solder.) and USB cable lying around you can make a wireless receiver for the PC. Otherwise not that I know of.
    Not that I know of.
    Yes, wired ones are plug and play. No need for charging, or need for new batteries.
     
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    Yes it is necessary save for the hack devin describes (still something of a pain)- the 360 wireless controller is a odd custom protocol rather than simple bluetooth or something like it.

    Personally I would go for wired, that said I have a dislike of all things wireless so I am probably not the most impartial one here.
     
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    I have a wireless controller , so you'd suggest buying a wired pad over buying a wireless receiver ?
     
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    Price wise a new controller and especially a second hand one seems to be similar enough to an adapter for me to consider a new controller really (an extra controller is always nice to have after all).
     
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    you can use xbox1 controllers or wired 360 controllers much more easily and they don't consume batteries.
    xbox1 controllers have programs to make them be seen by windows as a 360 controller for games like Fallout New Vegas and Skyrim and have all the buttons necessary except the home button also are easily converted to a standard usb port with a old usb cable and some splicing of wires.
    I've seen them at local thrift shops for around $3 USD.
     
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    xbox1 controllers you say , hmm i got an old box in the loft not sure i got the pads still but wint they special plugs ?
     
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    Yeah they were custom plugs- however if you strip the outer casing and wire up like colours to that of a standard USB cable (yellow is unnecessary for standard controllers) you have yourself an original xbox USB controller.

    Personally I get USB extensions and solder them to the breakaway sections of USB cables. If you buy yourself a cheap QD/poundland style extension you might have to figure out what wire is what as they have a nasty habit of using different colours to the USB standard.
     
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    If you happen to have a Dualshock 3 lying around, I use that with the motioninjoy drivers. they will emulate 360 controller inputs for those games that are designed with it in mind, like just about every GFWL game.
     

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