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If its wireless you have to have the Xbox 360 controller dongle. I have used the 360 controller with N64 emulation and it works great.
Regarding the monitor question, try to remember that split screen gaming existed as early as the super nintendo era, and huge tvs weren't really a thing then. You don't need a massive screen to enjoy multiplayer. That being said, my desktop pc is hooked up to a 40" tv. But I've also played local games on my 17" laptop computer.
As for controls, I have one of these:
It's a usb adapter for windows that lets you connect wireless xbox360 controllers to your computer.
As far as I know, you would need the Xbox 360 controller wireless receiver. There's no bluetooth option for those controllers.
If you already have wireless 360 controllers then just get this. Unless you need new controllers there is no need to spend more than $25.
You'd need one of these guys.
Don't get the play and charge kit. For whatever reason, it doesn't transfer any data through the usb cable; it just charges the controller.
If you're running Windows 7 or Vista, they both have the Xbox 360 controller drivers built in. You can just plug a wired controller in and play. If you only have a wireless controller though, Microsoft makes a wireless adapter for PC to let you connect your Xbox 360 wireless controllers and wireless mics; here's an example of one from amazon: [link]
If you own a wired 360 controller, it plugs right in and windows update will download the drivers and such! Wireless is a little more complicated as you need to purchase this. I would have gotten it on PS3 given the choice between the two, especially since the graphics would be just a tad better. Between consoles...it really comes down to preference.
You can't use the play and charge cable. Unfortunately it means you have to buy new hardware. Either the correct reciever or the n64 adapter you listed or a game pad for PC.
Do any PC gamepads (Logitech, Saitek) work on XBOX? I know the Logitech Cordless Rumble 2 works on PS3 and PC so that was convenient for me.
My wife and I use one copy of the game on a single PC (one display, no splitscreen) using two Xbox controllers. I just had to buy an Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for my PC and use the two controllers we already owned for our Xbox 360 console. I don't know if or how multiple keyboards and mice would work for the game.
You can still play with the controller in the PC Version, you just have to get the XBOX Wireless controller connection kit. The game recognizes the controller automatically and adjusts the UI accordingly.
I use it this way on my iMac (Bootcamp) and it works perfectly.
With the Xbox One S controller (white) you can use either USB or Bluetooth at your convenience with the PC.
The USB Xbox 360 controller works out of the box with PC.
The Wireless Xbox 360 controller requires using this adaptor:
> Also, I believe that the wireless dongle allows multiple controllers to connect to it (I haven't verified this, though), so you can buy "regular" Xbox 360 wireless controllers for players 2-4.
I do this with my HTPC. I can play steam games using two regular wireless 360 controllers hooked up to this device: Wireless 360 adapter for PC
It works great and that little wirelss adapter has a fantastic range.
I've also been pleasantly suprised to see how good the controller support is in Steam games. Even games that I didn't think I could use a controller for (like Orcs Must Die) have very good controller implementation.
You can find a third party one on Amazon for about ten dollars located here. Despite the advertisements, it's NOT by Microsoft though, and it's a rip off brand (although it still works), although user reviews state that it works fine for the most part, albeit with a few issues.
I love that more and more games are starting to utilize Games for Windows and being controller friendly. I still generally prefer using keyboard and mouse, but it's nice having the option to kick back with a controller every now and then.
You can used a wired controller. the wireless ones need one of these link because the charge cable is just that. charge. It doesn't actually connect to any thing other then the battery. bad thing is they don't make them any more so it's really hard to find one that is actually made by microsoft any more. A lot of fakes out there made by no name people ripping people off by selling them as offical. Now some times these fakes work I've heard but some times they don't. I just ordered one my self. So have to see which I get. Gets delivered on tuesday.
Just get an Microsoft XBOX 360 controller... most games support it out of the box. No need to mess around with settings/3rd party tools/etc.
If you already have an wireless XBOX controller, then just get a receiver like this.
Bought one of these a few months back. Super awesome deal if you're into PC gaming, but not ready to put up the controller.
If you have a 360 controller: [link]
Hooks up to four wireless controllers and you don't need to install any drivers. You'll be able to play at 4K too!
Let FatNigger69 said, wait a day or two to see the reviews on Steam. Hopefully there are no problems but their shouldn't be. It's been delayed so maybe their working on bug fixes.
The small screen size isn't a problem on the laptop. If you have HDMI out and get an xbox wireless adapter for PC you can have the best of both worlds.
Thats a shame about the 360 dongle, I bought my quite a few years ago so I've never had troubles, but you can find it pretty easily on Amazon.
Though for anyone looking to get one maybe wait a bit since, the xboxone wireless dongle is coming out soon, even though I prefer the 360 one.
That does suck, but it's still nice.
Well yea, 400 pounds is about $600 about twice the cost of an xbox one on sale. Also I am a computer programmer. It would not have to be coded twice. It actually wouldn't be much work at all.
My friend got one of these last night. It felt like I was playing on a console with better graphics. That's what inspired me to write this.
That was a shit link. There is a USB dongle that you plug in that allows you to connect it just like to an Potato360. Here.
You should think about getting a wireless adapter for your controller. They don't cost much, and it will work with your upcoming computer, and the nexus 7.
If you have a wireless controller, you would need the dongle, but if it is wired, it should be USB so you can plug that in. You can buy the dongle online.
It should be this:
Nvidia seems to disagree with you coming from an owner of a unoptimized Kepler GPU.
There's a way to do it wirelessly too. Those don't work on the new XB1 controller but works flawlessly with the older 360 wireless controllers. Windows 10 will hopefully have have a nice improvement of compatibility for those new controllers.
I bought this exact one and it was plug & play, no issues and I've been using it since January. Just in case anyone wanted a personal experience with one of these.
What are you talking about?
wireless adapters are easy to find. Here is a real one. and eve if you buy a "fake" one the off brand ones work just fine.
If you already have a handful of official wireless xbox 360 controls, I would definitely recommend the wireless dongle. It works great, though I would suggest you try and buy the actual Microsoft brand to be on the safe side. The one linked above is a 3rd party brand. Here's the official...
Can't beat a wired or wireless XBox 360 gamepad for Windows/Game compatiblity. Almost all games made in the past several years are designed for it, and Windows 8+ have built in drivers for it. I'm personally using a Chinese knock off Wireless Reciever ([link]) which can be forced to use the native Microsoft drivers and a genuine Wireless XBox 360 gamepad with no issue. Each wireless receiver can support up to 4 wireless gamepads.
If you insist on wireless all around, I recommend the PC adapter. I have one and it works great. My friend bought a knockoff version that didn't work out of the box so I would definitely recommend going with official microsoft. Also, don't keep it too close to a heat source because it has a sensitive fuse that can break at a certain temperature. Being a USB device though I just soldered over the part because realistically it doesn't have enough juice to cause problems.
The Xbox 360 wired (or wireless if you can find one of the hard to find PC receivers for them) is probably the best overall option.
The really nice thing about the 360 controllers beyond (their pretty high quality) is that if a PC game supports a gamepad -- they support that gamepad. No mucking around with settings or drivers will be needed to make it work, it'll just work. If the game gives you a picture of the controller with what the buttons do -- it'll match exactly.
That said, some of the 360 controller clones work nicely as well, and will add features like "turbo" (automated clicking) and will often cost less (but usually have lower quality.)
And all that said, the wireless receivers are damned nice (I'm not saying that's the best deal, just showing what they look like.) I have one that was made by Microsoft and came with a controller (the package was made for a PC, but the controller was just a standard 360 controller) but I don't think Microsoft sells them any more, but there are still clones.
Just a note, cause I didn't know this until After i had bought a wired controller. If you've got a an old wireless controller you can buy a receiver for it for your computer. [link]
A Xbox 360 wireless controller requires an Xbox 360 receiver (like this one). To use a PS3 controller, you have to hook them first by usb, then use a program called MotioninJoy, and you can use the PS3 controller as if it were an Xbox 360 controller.
For a PS2 controller it's the same process as with the PS3 one, but with an usb adapter.
I use my 360 controllers to play Rocket League on win 8. The wireless adapter was plug and play and can use 4 controllers at once I think. I've tested with 2 and split screen.
Did Valve say that somewhere? I've been using this 360 dongle, which says XP/VISTA/7 only, with no problems at all.
I'm not saying you're wrong since I really have no clue, just wondering.
Do you have a USB adapter for the controllers? I haven't tried a PS4 controller, but it works great with 360 controllers. We needed an adapter like this one, but once you plug that in there's no setup at all it works cleanly.
You cannot plug a 360 controller directly to your PC. They did this on purpose but there is a way you can use it. You'll have to get the 360 wireless receiver. I use mine as a 2nd player controller and works really well.
I got the Microsoft brand but they do sell the off-brands for cheaper.
There's some X360 wireless controller dongles that you can buy. One dongle allows use of up to 4 Wireless X360 controllers at once using only 1 USB port. Not bad if someone already has an X360 and extra controllers laying around.
I don't have one myself (I use wired X360), but some friends of mine love it since they didn't have to buy brand new controllers and can use what they're already comfortable with. They don't have interest in the Steam Controller on their PCs cause they already have what they are comfortable with, now adapted for PC use.
>You need the adapter/receiver that plugs into your computer not the one that plugs into the controller. That one you're asking for only charges the controller.
LIKE THIS: [link]
I believe this works with the XBox One controller, but not the 360 controller. You need to get the 360 Wireless adapter to hook up wireless controllers.
edit: This one: [link]
You need the USB wireless dongle. You can get generic ones on ebay for much cheaper, around $5.
If you do get a generic one, you manually have to load the correct driver onto it for it to work.
You need something like this to allow for your PC to connect with a wireless 360 controller. You can buy off-brand, but they might break (although, I've had two Microsoft ones break on me). Might be worthwhile to just buy a corded 360 controller, no wireless adapters to mess with, just plug and play.
FPS doesn't really that much. The FPS you actually see is tied to your refresh rate; if your monitor is 60hz, 60 FPS is what you're going to get. Same with 120hz or 144hz, that's how much you'll be utilizing. In FPS games, higher refresh rates do matter as high action scenes are depicted more clearly and fluid versus 60hz.
> EDIT: WHAT THE FUCK A THIRD PARTY CONTROLLER WORKS BUT NOT THE OFFICIAL MICROSOFT ONE?!
The official one could be damaged/defective.
>side question: will the wireless controller work on pc if im using the charge/usb connector that comes with it ?
Nope, you need a special wireless dongle.
I recommend buying the official one. Here it is on Amazon and if you click on the third party sellers, you can find one for about $25. I have had mine for over a year under heavy use and it hasn't given me one problem.
I've been on the receiving end of this kind of gift from very well meaning loved ones for over 30 years. Unless he has given you the exact make & model of something, stick to a gift card.
If you insist on buying something, a high DPI Razer mouse or a 360 controller to PC adapter would be my suggestions.
But seriously, get him a gift card.
What you want is this : [link]
Keep in mind that chances are at this point you're going to get a counterfeit receiver, rather than a real genuine MS one, but hopefully it will be one of the better ones that doesn't require hacking the drivers to work...
There's also a slew of obviously non-genuine devices (same physical shape but with something other than MS logos on it), which are cheaper (just search for "xbox 360 wireless adapter"), but they may or may not work well (for obvious reasons).
I don't know all of the controllers John GBA supports, but I use a wireless Xbox 360 controller. I use this (Although I've had two black ones and they both broke. Bought a white one and I still use it) to connect the wireless controllers and they work perfectly. I plug it into the USB adapter that came with my phone. I don't know what it's called but it's a tiny white box that plugins into the charger port and on the other side is a USB port. You can even connect 4 at the same time for things like SNES emulators with the wireless adapter thing. I'm sure a wired controller would work the same too, just without 4-player support.
I just downloaded MyBoy! and tested it with Pokemon Emerald, Super Mario Advance 4, and Mother 3. I didn't experience any frame skips, and the audio sounds like it always has.
I didn't change any settings or use GameTuner (Whatever that is), I just immediately launched the roms. MyBoy! looks to be a working emulator but it may not be optimized for all devices. Even if John GBA doesn't work, I still recommend trying as many emulators as you can. Almost all of them are completely different, even if they do the same thing.
It's my pleasure to help. Especially because you're a fellow Mother enthusiast!
If you already have 360 controllers, get one of these. My 360 red ringed years ago, but I was able to use all my controllers on my PC with a $17 dongle.
You will need the Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Receiver.
~~Word of Caution, it doesn't not work with Windows 7 64-bit. Microsoft never released drivers for it for 64 bit. It should work with Windows 10.~~
Edit: Follow the link below for the 64-bit driver.
Plug one of these doohickeys into the Micro USB to USB adapter and connect some wireless xbox 360 controllers. Most emulators have controller support too. My favorites being SNES and N64.
The charging cable just does charging, there's no communication, you'd need the wireless receiver too [link]
Microsoft stopped selling the original, but you can get a knock off Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Receiver from Amazon for about $16. It also works really well connected to a Steam Link.
If you have a wireless xbox 360 controller you'll need a dongle.
DS4 and DS3 can use a micro USB to USB cable (such as used by phones) along with a companion app like DS4Windows. This allows it to be recognised as a 360 controller for games without built in DS4/DS3 support in Windows. EDIT: You can also connect via Bluetooth assuming you have a bluetooth dongle or built-in bluetooth. I personally do this with both a DS3 and a DS4 (Not a fan of the 360 controller, and bought early defective xbox 1 controller before I went back to a DS*)
360 controllers are picked up by Windows automatically and have the correct mappings
any wired 360 controller is just plug and play, and wireless 360 controllers require the Microsoft 2.4GHz wireless adapter.
the PS3 controllers/dongles are incredibly crappy when it comes to latency.
"Note A standard Xbox 360 wireless controller can be connected to a Windows PC, but you must have an Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver to play games, even if you have an Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit."
Taken straight off of Xbox's support page.
I used to use one of these [link]
You might be able to find it cheaper somewhere else that's just the first one I found when googling.
Hey op, I think the main thing abut 360 controllers is that you need the little usb receiver that plugs into your computer.
Here is a link for what it looks like: Amazon link
I own both and I recommend the 360 dongle. I probably haven't invested enough time/knowledge into the Steam controller. But that's the thing, you have to spend some time learning to use it to really get the benefits of it.
I also have four 360 controllers, which all work with the dongle. I mainly use it for single player, but when friends are over it's so nice to quickly put on something with local multiplayer like Rocket League or Towerfall and it all works perfectly. If you have more than one 360 controller, big bonus there.
The official Microsoft one is about $20: [link]
I use one of my old 360 controllers with this dongle. It works really well, not much input lag that I can pickup. I've gotten years of mileage out of the thing; however, my controller itself could probably use replacing since the thumbsticks tend to drift after so many years. The only issues with using the wireless dongle are powering the controller (AA batteries or a recharge pack), and playing games that require frame-perfect inputs (so pretty much just fighting games).
I can't say anything about the steam controller, though.
you can also get the generic version of the adapter for less and it works the same.
Ahh, you're probably right, I'll wait for the sale then!
I honestly got mine from so far back I wouldn't know the exact one, but this one looks pretty much like the best bet (the top reviewer for it even gives off similar setup instructions as I did! -- note that his wording slightly differs, as he's giving instructions for Win 7 whereas I'm doing it from a Win10 standpoint).
Happy to help!
You realize that's an NES adapter right?... That's not "real" or "authentic" at all. The actual adapter is [link]
EDIT: Your link description seems right but the product image is an 8bitdo NES adapter...
So you're saying pluggin the cable will work in both cases. I'm more interested in playing wireless though. So for the 360 one I would need something like this?
> The xb1 receiver probably won't work.
> They take AA's.
I can see those are some type of those batteries I mentioned. I read you can also recharge the Xbox One controller via USB though? No need for AA batteries. Is that true?
If you'd rather go wireless, you can also get one of these and any Xbox360 guitar. It's probably more expensive if you don't already have a guitar laying around though.
If it's a wireless controller, you will need a Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver. The play and charge kit only charges the batteries, it doesn't transfer any data between the controller and the PC.
The charging cable for the wireless controller does not transmit any data - it only charges. In order to use the Xbox 360 wireless controller on your PC, you also have to buy the wireless receiver.
I'd recommend sticking to the wired controller. No need to buy batteries, a cable, or a receiver.
Don't forget if you get a wireless controller you've had to get the 360 wireless adapter as well, unless your PC has bluetooth.
You can buy a wireless thing that works for them. I don't know about the XB1 controllers, but for the 360 controllers I have this. There are similar products listed for the XB1 ones, but I don't own them and can't verify quality of function.
Thank you for your comment. I do have wireless gamepad, but i also have wireless adapter This to be exact.
I tried to set gamepad keys on Nintendulator but it seems like it doesnt work with it. The main problem i have is that i cant find NES emulator to be compatible with my gamepad.
Im sorry i didnt mention about what emulator im looking for.
If you do go for a new wireless one try to go for a world tour guitar, if not, then a les Paul or gh5 possibly. Keep in mind if you get a wireless guitar you need an adapter, Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows [link]
Yes, like ice cream said. A wired Xbox 360 controller works fine as soon as you plug it in. Even 3rd party wired Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers work. It seems like most devices that allow USB gamepads tend to base their configurations off of the Xinput API, so Microsoft controllers tend to work flawlessly.
Wireless controllers are where it gets tricky. Xbox 360 controllers wont sync with the Steam Link on its own. You'd have to plug in a Microsoft Wireless Gaming Receiver for Xbox 360 ([link]) to a USB port on the Steam Link. That allows 360 controllers to connect wirelessly.
Unfortunately the wireless receiver for Xbox One controllers is not compatible with the Steam Link. However, newer Xbox One controllers have two different connection settings: the Microsoft proprietary 2.4GHz communication (that the Xbox consoles use), and the new Bluetooth mode. You can connect an Xbox One controller to the Steam Link wirelessly if you put it in Bluetooth mode.
Well there's your problem, those only charge the controller they don't connect it. That's why you're seeing it on your computer but it's not registering as a controller. You need to get either something like this which you can still use your wireless controller (never used one so I can't tell you whether it's good or not) or you need to get a wired controller. I use the 360 wired which works great, but I'm thinking of buying a steam controller so I can play more keyboard and mouse focused games on the couch when I don't feel like sitting at my desk
No prob man. I'm not 100% certain about wireless guitars since mine's wired, but I think any Bluetooth dongle will work. If you want to play it safe, the 360 adapter will be your best bet.
Can you get your controllers to work natively on Android? For example, you should download badlands and see if it will recognize all 4. If you can solve your problem still in the Android OS, then I think it will solve itself while using gamestream.
Last I heard the PS4 controller needs root to work natively and the Xbox controller may need a dongle like this one [link]
Another option could be to connect the controllers to the PC (not the nvidia at all) and launch gamestream with the one nvidia controller. I know that I can use other peripherals that way. For example, if I launch gamestream from the nvidia and I am in steam big picture mode, if I move the mouse, it recognizes it. It might be the same for connected Xbox controllers.
I still to this day use two wireless Xbox 360 controllers with the Wireless Xbox 360 Receiver
It’s worked great though all the windows versions that I have had. Never ran into an issue getting the 360 controller working with just about any game.
There is a usb dongle you can get to connect wireless controllers to pc. I have two wireless controllers connected to one and it works great, basically plug and play. [link]
I believe it can work with wireless 360 controllers as well, but just not natively. According to their website, on the latest firmware it says "Compatible with the Xbox 360 wireless controller by a Xbox 360 dongle". So to me that's saying if you plug in one of these usb adapters into the mayflash adapter, then it will work
Others have said where to look for guitars, so I'd just recommend getting an Xbox 360 guitar, as they're easiest to get working. If it's wired, just plug in and you're good to go.
If it's wireless you'll need a wireless receiver, which will work with any wireless 360 controller, gamepad or guitar or whatever else.
360 controller you say? If it is wireless that cable will not allow you to use it on PC, only charge it.
You'll need to pick up a Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows
You can get cheaper non official ones but I've had issues with quality.
I just did some Googling... it looks like the play and charge cord won't actually work for transmitting data :( I think you'll need this: [link]
I went in to buy a wireless 360 controller receiver for the pc only to be told the product does not exist. What made it worse was that the manager was relaying through the clerk up front so she kept having to go back and forth.