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As far as I know, you would need the Xbox 360 controller wireless receiver. There's no bluetooth option for those controllers.
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.
The Xbox 360 wireless controller that we are using comes with its own receiver. It is a bundle to allow the controller to work with Windows.
The receiver is sold separately too. I did a quick search and found some saying it is new but it is weird kinda expensive for a single reciever wow
With wiitars the certain adapter you basically have to use. Has the lowest latency from the inputs to the game, more inputs mean more notes, and because of clone hero's weird engine, more fc's.
And depending on if it's an xplorer or a wireless. If it's an xplorer you want the "breakaway cable. " If it's a wireless one Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows [link]
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
"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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 can also get the generic version of the adapter for less and it works the same.
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.
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]
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
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*)
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.
The charging cable just does charging, there's no communication, you'd need the wireless receiver too [link]
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.
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.
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.
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!
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'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.
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.
> 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.
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.
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.
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 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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
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 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...
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
> 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 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.
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'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.
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.
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]
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 already have wireless 360 controllers then just get this. Unless you need new controllers there is no need to spend more than $25.
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.
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]
Looks like the price has gone up on the xbox 360 adapter. Also if you have a wii guitar I would recommend getting a longer mini usb cable than the one that comes with the adapter and watching this video [link]. Acai's channel also has some other good info about clone hero.
Yeah but you need a wireless receiver/dongle.
i'm not sure if using a play and charge kit/cable connected to the PC would work.
Don't know about xbox one, but my wireless xbox 360 dongle works.
I guess this thing is the exact thing.
That does not work with anything other than the Guitar Hero Live guitars.
This is the receiver you need: https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Xbox-Wireless-Receiver-Windows-x/dp/B000HZFCT2
This works for any 360 controllers. I've had it with all 3 Beatles guitars connected and it worked great
Xbox 360 wireless dongle - $17.
official Xbox 360 wireless controller - $27.
And usually someone is offering deals, like I recently got 2 white ones for $35. And everything is officially built and supported by MS and is all plug-n- play
Either Xbox 360 (wired or with this reciever) or Wii with this adapter.
Just get the Xbox360 Wireless Receiver.
For the xbox guitar you need this:
Can probably find it cheaper elsewhere, but that's the thing you need.
Not sure about wired. Wireless needs this dongle.
I just want to let you know that I Googled it
Considering most pro players use Xbox 360 Les Pauls, I'm going to assume they're fine.
Are you trying to connect a wireless or wired?
For wireless, you need this adapter.
I had that working at one point, I think you need this and plug it into the steam link.
You just need this: [link]
Why not just get the Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows?
Friend of mine gave me his wireless 360 controller. You using the original or one of the Chinese knockoffs?
Not really looking to spend $25 on a genuine one just to use my 360 controller on PC.
I'm guessing they're wireless? If so, do you have the USB Wireless Adapter?
I'm pretty sure this is the driver I use.
If it's wireless you need this to connect it. There are other cheaper third party receivers but I can't vouch for their quality.
I use a wireless Xbox 360 wireless Controller with my PC. You need one of these.
An Xbox One wireless controller connects through bluetooth.
I used this because I know it's the real deal and not 3rd party, but I'm sure 3rd party ones out there would work fine.
The wireless controllers don't work over USB.
You need a wireless receiver to connect it to your pc.
You need to buy the dongle for your Pc [link]
Here ya go.
I have one of these i wonder if it would work ...
If it's a wireless controller, you need something like this.
Wired controller... no probs.
That's what I did
Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows [link]
Something like this ?
If you have a wired Xbox 360/Xbone controller, you can plug that in and start using it right away. For wireless, you'll need a 360 or Xbone adapter.
Once you have a connected controller, you have to set up your controls to be based on input axes and buttons (if not already). If you're not familiar with that, read up on Input.GetAxis for the joystick movement.
And a 660 will run Horizon 3, but you may want to get a 1060 or 1070 if you want all the prettyfuls that Horizon 3 has to offer. The 660 will probably run comparable graphics to what the Xbox currently has to offer.
you can try this if you have an xbox360 controller
or if you have xbox one...
or playstation 3...
and finally playstation 4...
Interesting. That has never once happened to me. Sounds like you might need a new dongle.
I'm planning on getting this. Kinda doubting if it'll work but I'm positive.
"Date First Available November 12, 2006"
You can get an xbox one wireless adapter too.
You can also buy a controller/adapter bundle.
My niece was 4 or 5 when she showed interest in games. First I played single player games and she watched, like Zelda where I translated everything to her because she did not read English at the time. After a while of playing single player games we tried Minecraft together because it is not a fast paced game, and we both had such a good time. Its a really great bonding experience. Anyways, it took some years and now she is as good, if not better than me in every game we play together. Its really fun to coop with her. I know for sure you will have as much fun as i am having pretty soon, or in a few years.
Here is some ideas I would like to share with you:
If you play on pc I suggest you get yourself controllers as it is better for your brother to play on. I bought Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows and a couple of 360 controllers. One of the best things I ever bought actually. If you have PlayStation or Xbox One i am sure there are other solutions.
There is a bunch of steam games that we have played together that is super fun, if you want recommendations I can make a list of what we like the best, but I think the couch coop search option on steam is pretty good and there is always co-optimus. Though it is hard to find games for 5 year old children, remember that they grow fast and that if you harvest some games during xmas sale it might last a long time. Even if the game don't work for you both today, it will work later.
If you want to try minecraft then you should to get two accounts, get controllers and the controller mod Joypad Mod - USB Controller for Split Screen Open up two minecraft windows on your screen and use Windowed Borderless Gaming to move the window to another screen or to split the screen in half, which is what i do on my TV. Then just open to lan and play the game.
Also the Little Big Planet series is really good.
It's way cheaper to get a controller to PC adapter. Certain PC games are better with a controller anyways.
I have two xbox 360 wireless controllers, will this work?
You need the wireless adapter or it won't work op
I use one of these Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows [link] once the drivers are installed and controller is synced, it works great.
I think that's what you're looking for.
You need one of these
You need a controller receiver hooked in your PC to use the controller (unless the controller is wired), but yes, you can use it in any game as long as it supports a gamepad.
Receiver for Xbox 360
Receiver for Xbone
Portal and Half-life will run fine. Skyrim, probably not.
Would this be my only option then?
You'll need to get the Wireless reciever.
Any game that runs on your PC and can be played with a controller will work with the Steam Link.
And no, I'm pretty sure you need an official xbox dongle
Yeah, about that...
In case the drivers don't install automatically, you can download them from HERE and install them manually with Windows' Device Manager. Make sure you download the 64-bit or 32-bit version for Win7.
you'll need one of these
I switched from xbox to PC and it's so much better. You can transfer your saves by using a thumb drive and Modio. Plug in an xbox 360 dongle to your pc, and you wouldn't even know the difference... except for the whole mod thing.
I use the official Microsoft wireless adapter, although I didn't pay $20 for it. A wired controller will work just fine as an alternative.
And I use the Project X Mod which allows for Japanese voice acting as well as changing the button prompts.
Yeah sorry on mobile felt lazy
Heres the 1st party, and I lied its $18.99, [link]
Off brand for $8.99
MS actually has their own now. That said, you're better off with this receiver since it's basically the same thing but without M$ printed across it. Make sure you download and install the correct drivers and you should be fine.
Had the same problem here, you need either a wirred controller or a wireless adapter. I couldn't find one localy, so i just got a wirred one for a bit more.
This will work just fine
I found out the hard way last night that the wireless XBOX 360 controllers don't come with the adapter you need to talk to the PC:
I assumed they came with that for the XBOX, but I guess not.
edit: or the generic one:
Came here to say this. You need to buy an wireless receiver for those. They are pretty cheap nowadays. amazon link
The 360 has its own wireless receiver.
You can just plug in the wired 360 controller with no issues. To use the wireless one you need to buy a wireless adapter. Now for the PS3 controllers there is a program called the SCPToolkit but it takes a little bit of effort to get working.
Works like a charm and I can wirelessly connect 4 controllers at a time.
There's one on amazon for $25, pretty sure that is a normal price. [link]
Purchased this in 2014 and still works great, although it was only $15 when I purchased it.
If you already have the controller you just need one of these
Not sure. I use this one, which worked after I moved it to a different bank of USB connectors from my mouse and keyboard. This one did not work no matter what I tried.
Reviews seem fine though. Lots of negative ones, but given that there apparently is some trickiness with the drivers, it's not unreasonable to suspect that a lot of those people didn't install it properly.
For a wireless 360 controller, you'll need a wireless receiver like this:
there 'cord' doesn't actually connet a wireless x360 controller to anything. Its just a charging cord. That doesn't work on the PC either. The "play and charge" kit on the x360 controllers doesn't send data. That's why it doesn't work.
You need a specific wired version, or you have to get the PC x360 dongle.
There are OEM verions that are slightly cheaper
You need the windows dongle if you got the console controller
They're on Amazon
This is what I have for you:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
I don't have an OS listed, for a few reasons.
If you are a student you can usually go to your student store and they will sell you a copy of a Microsoft OS for about $10. I got Win 7 about 3 years ago and then immediately upgraded to Win 8 for free. If you aren't a student, if you have a friend/relative who is one ask them if they could get you a copy of an OS for dirt cheap. I would then upgrade to Win 10 immediately, or if you want to play it safe, wait till the first Service Pack comes out, then upgrade. Pioneering a new OS can be treacherous, but by the time the first service pack comes out, it should be plenty safe. If you could get Win7 or Win 8.1 you should be good.
Even if you don't have a friend to get you a cheap OS, there are always other ways to obtain them, legitimately, for cheap. I'd look at Ebay or Amazon for an old copy of Win 7 professional 64 bit, and if you could find one for under $100, then it's a bargain.
If you just can't seem to do the two above, I would recommend just going with a Linux OS. These days, more and more games are having Linux support, and at the very, VERY least, it can tide you over till you get Win 7/8.1/10 if you have your heart set on that.
You said you have a monitor already, so I left that out. The two controllers are listed on Amazon. If you want Wireless, you can get an Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for under $20, this is the exact one I have. The controllers will cost about the same either way, so it's your choice Xbox 360 Wireless Controller - Glossy Black.
If you happen to have an XboxOne the software patch so they can be used on PC is out, so you could get a wireless receiver for that Microsoft Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows for $25. Controllers are a lot more expensive though Xbox One Wireless Controller they have wired ones but them all seem to be third party brands, so use at your own risk Xbox One wired controller.
Last but not least. I was able to shave a fair bit of money off of my purchase by buying used, and going through the checkout process on multiple sites so see how much S&H+Tax is and seeing which site would save me money.
I would check newegg Outlet PC Amazon Microcenter TigerDirect and Woot for each of the parts in your list, as you can often get used parts for cheaper, or with the addition of S&H+Tax it can increase the price over another site than what is listed as the lowest on PCPartPicker.
I was able to shave $50 off my R9 390 by buying used.The lowest prices listed on PCPartPicker for the build I made were higher than what I was able to find on other sites, or used. For me after S&H+Tax it came out to be exactly $800.63. I also made sure to go through the checkout process of each site just up until it was the "submit for purchase" stage, and was able to determine which site had the best S&H deals.
Oh, and if the reason I seem to list a lot of stuff off amazon, is because I have Amazon Prime, that 2-Day free shipping has more than paid for itself every year that I have it.I highly recommend it.
Let me know if you have any other questions, concerns, doubts, comments, critiques, or what-have-you.
Also i would recommend checking out /r/PcMasterRaceBuilds and reading the PCMasterRace Cheap Build wiki as it has a lot of very useful information that I would have never been able to make my build without.
To set up a 360 controller on windows:
For wireless, there's a wireless receiver adaptor made by Microsoft to use with Windows: [link]
For wired, you can download and install the drivers here (you might need this for the wireless too, not sure): [link]
Full instructions can be found here: [link]
If you want to use a wireless 360 pad with your PC, then you can by a wireless dongle for it. [link]
The DS3 can be used by installing this [link]
A DS4 is also a good option; you just need to install this [link]
A Xbox One pad is also nice, but I believe you need Win10 for it.
Windows 10 it worked for me out of the box. Just connected it with a USB to MicroUSB cable. Same with the 360 controller. On Windows 7 I had to install some software for the 360 controller, looks like it's the same with the Xbox One controller.
If you want to use one wirelessly you can get an adapter for the PC as for both 360 and One (XBox One wireless only works for Windows 10 though)
Something like this?
I use a wired Xbox360 controller. No problems. I just hooked it up and it downloaded the necessary software/drivers automatically.
I found this on the support Xbox site. Apparently, all you need is an Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver.
Just hook the receiver up to your computer. In Win10 the software/drivers should install automatically.
In older versions of Windows the software/drivers may, or may not, install automatically. If they don't automatically install you'll need to install the software/drivers manually either from a cd/dvd or downloadable content.
Already sold my wireless adapter and Saitek. You can buy a new adapter from Amazon here.
You own an xbox 360 wireless adapter not an xbox one wireless adapter
I got you
EDIT: THESE ARE NOT OFFICIAL
If you're talking about the wireless X-Box controller, there is a dongle you can get that makes it work with PC.
I've got this Microsoft dongle and not a single complaint after six months.
Have you got one of these? This is what I use, and I just connect the guitar and it works.
Alternatively you can use a wireless receiver for some controllers, I've specifically got ps3 controllers and have a bluetooth dongle that I use that allows me to play wireless. looks like xbox 360 controllers do too: [link]
also xbone controllers will have a wireless dongle releasing soon(TM) according to microsoft. Then theres the wii remote, snes controllers, hell any system really(Ps1, nes, atari, joysticks, etc.) The peripherals and configurations are endless, currently my HTPC supports more even then the WiiU at 12 controllers. (Up to 4 Ps3, Up to as many USB ports for others, plus keyboards/mice).
Also heres several websites that list many compatible games that offer split screen: [link]
off the top of my head and my favorites:
Sonic All Stars Racing
Most fighting games(Street Fighter, Tekken, Naruto, DBZXenoverse, etc.)
Plus if you have old favorites that you like from older systems it is quite possible to emulate them, currently I have a library of games for that purpose like Mario Party, Mario Kart, Poke'mon Stadium(LOL MINI GAMES!), and more. They can also be enhanced with "mod" like configurations through certain emulators that allow them to increase the graphical quality if your machine can handle it. Adding options like high res textures and a variety of anti aliasing and render plugins.
Now all these pluses, what are the down sides?
You will have to dick with games sometimes to unlock splitscreen. Either through installing a mod or using a program like, [link], which is a PC Splitscreen Tool that allows you to play some games splitscreen that don't natively support it. This can be time consuming and sometimes your settings will corrupt and require you to tinker with it occasionally.
if you wanna save your money until you wanna make the investment buy one of these to use it on your PC plus you'll be able to use it on more games than just street fighter.
If it's a wireless Xbox 360 guitar (like the two I use) you'll have to buy a wireless adapter, sadly. This is the one I use. Most would agree it probably isn't worth it for just playing PC guitar hero unless you use other Xbox 360 pads on your PC as well, or you're REALLY into Guitar Hero/ Rockband games.
quick edit the Amazon adapter I linked may not be the best pricing for what it does. there are others that go for cheaper and do basically the same thing like this one: [link] so pick and choose, do your research yada yada.
> PC does not allow native controller input.
I use this thingy and it let's me use my 360 controllers without any hassle. Very elegant.
I am loving my system and use it to stream games through Steam from my gaming PC.
Running Windows 8 pro that boots directly into Kodi when I turn it on. I use a plugin to access Steam through Kodi. I use Yatsee for most of my needs, but run Plex to watch media in the bedroom through the chromecast and when I am out of town.
controller works fine, i'm using a wireless 360 controller and I get the button prompts and the game switches seamlessly between mouse and keyboard and controller if i switch, no need for restarts or messing with menus, the only issue is no rebindable controller keys but that's not uncommon at all.
You said you have a 360 controller, if it's wired you should just be able to plug it in, if it's wireless you need a receiver
But since you're using a 3rd party controller you should google for drivers provided by the manufacturer, a lot of devices will work out of the box but often need non-generic drivers to fix issues. Besides that make sure the device is using XInput or set to XInput mode instead of the outdated DirectInput mode. Also check for any Window updates.
If that doesn't work you might want to check out something like x360ce which basically trick Windows and other programs/game into thinking your 3rd party controller is a 360 controller.
But I'd say get that 360 controller working, I've yet to seen a third party controller that works a hundred percent of the time but any game with controller support is designed to work with 360/xb1 controllers and is usually painless.
Do you have this connected to your RetroPie?
Xbox controller, easy. You can get the xbox 360 one for cheap, and they're sold nearly everywhere. The wireless adapter isn't that expensive either:
Or, you could go for the xbox one controller, which has its wireless adapter coming out later this year, packaged with a controller. It's a fair bit more expensive though, around $80 for the pack. I dislike Microsoft's potatoboxes, but their controllers are fantastic.
Then there's the steam controller, which is it's own weird beast. Might be worth looking at when it comes out this fall.
The dongle is 20 dollars for a 360 controller. If you have pre-existing 360 controllers left from the console that's a pretty good deal to get wireless working on PC.
If you happen to have some 360 controllers still I recommend, I have one and it works perfectly [link]
I've only used the official Microsoft one: www.amazon.com/dp/B000HZFCT2
Can't comment on any others, but the Microsoft one is plug'n'play for Windows, and only some minor drv install for Linux.
I don't use a wireless controller myself, so I'll just link this and hope for the best. :)
This looks like the same one I got. Just make sure it says Microsoft on it, some are 3rd party. I just did a google search for "Xbox 360 Dongle"
trust score 44.5% ^Lies!! ^so ^many ^lies!
Fun facts about ooplease
Here's a link, for the lazy
I personally have a wired controller (was cheaper) but THIS should work just fine. It can connect 4 controllers.
You need the receiver that connects via USB. Make sure you get a genuine one.
only works for the 360 controllers
I have one and it works great, works on both my PC and hackintosh: [link]
Bit late but if you go 360 controller route us this I have that type of receiver. The ps3 controller I use wired (haven't gotten a compatable usb bluetooth yet) but people recommend motioninjoy which is terrible SCP is really good and after install should start on pc start up without needing to be opened again, plus it maps the ps3 buttons to the proper placement of the 360 buttons (i.e. left trigger = L2 B = O) and if you use a program like xpadder to map custom 360 controls it works with scp.
I like to split the job of Home Theater PC & Media Storage PC into two discrete systems.
This allows you to hide your noisy spinning disks somewhere out of sight, and keep a slim, quiet gaming-capable PC in your living room.
With a $2k budget, you have more than enough to do this from scratch and get a really, really nice system out of it.
Here's what I'd do.
Home Theater PC
Total cost <$1,800
This is just a suggestion, and actually pretty close to what I have at home right now.
Networking. If you're like most people, you use WiFi to network your computers. The NAS (storage) portion of this build runs Linux, which has varying support for WiFi cards and dongles. Wired ethernet is usually the more-reliable option, but may not be possible because of your current setup. YMMV. It's not impossible to get wifi working with Linux, just a bit of a pain.
Wifi on the HTPC: If you use wifi exclusively, you'll also need a wifi dongle for the HTPC, or a change of motherboard to one that includes on-board wifi. Not a big deal for a Windows PC.
Xbox controllers: your existing Xbox 360 controllers will work either via USB (boo) or wirelessly with the addition of the Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver ($20).
If it uses wireless 360 tech, [link]
You can use a wireless 360 controller with the PC but you need the controller adapter for it: [link]
The First Attack videos are a good way to learn the game: [link]
(A good video to start with: [link])
(cross posted in /r/Surface)
I sized this model off the circuit board inside the Microsoft XBOX 360 Wireless Controller Adapter, but shrunk it pretty much as much as possible and got rid of the cable in favor of a clip-behind design. It fits perfectly on the Surface Pro 3 tablet.
I modeled this in Inventor and I'd be happy to send people the STLs or the inventor files. If you want to make one, you have to buy a USB plug from adafruit and a 360 wireless adapter, like this one. You will also need super glue and two tiny screws (I used size 2-64).
The build takes less than a cubic inch of material. Enjoy!
I have the setup you're looking for. Of course it's still a work in progress with plenty of bugs but it's still very much usable. Infact, I use it everyday.
My gaming PC is 1 room away from my living room. I have a keyboard/mouse hooked up directly to the computer and I also have a Logitech unifying receiver connected so I can use a mouse and keyboard in my living room. I haven't tried any bluetooth devices so I can't give any input on that.
I use an HDMI Amplifier Splitter and ran a 20' HDMI cable from my computer room to my living room using HDMI Wall Plates in both rooms. I think if I ever do this again I might go with a Cat5e setup since I still have a bunch of cable lying around.
I use two Wireless 360 Controllers connected to a Wireless Gaming Receiver to control pretty much everything.
I use Steam Big Picture and control it along with everything else I access with my 360 controllers. I have "Non-Steam" shortcuts setup for Chrome, Netflix, Crackle, Hulu, Plex, XBMC, Emulators and some other games. I use Joy2Key to bind mouse movements, mouse clicks, etc. I use a 3rd party on screen keyboard (I'm sorry I'm at work and I forget which one I use)that I use to input searches into netflix, chrome, etc.
Like I said before. It works great it just needs some tweaks that I'll hopefully get around to soon enough. I'm currently working, trying to find a new job, fixing up my house to sell and looking for a new house to buy but I still love my little project and I work on tweaking things any chance I get.
If you have any questions let me know. I'd be more than happy to help!
If you continue to play on pc, i would recommend this or this.
dude just get a wireless reciever : tis dirt cheap. [link]
You'll need the Wireless receiver. Or use a wired Xbox 360 controller if you have one.
Something like this.
As for the wireless adapter, it's fairly cheap, about ten dollars. I have one and it's worked great so far.
and as long as we're having this discussion, you can buy the dongles individually as well.
yeah, you can buy this and it works great for using 360 controllers on your computer
Amazon has the dongle separately if you already own a wireless 360 controller.
You can still use the wireless controller for pc if you get this
I have a wireless and it works. You need this though [link]
Just emulate them. This thing works brilliantly for using a controller with PJ64. We had some pretty epic mario kart tournaments in the atrium of the BPS building with those last year.
How to take a screenshot of Skyrim with the 360 controller
Just buy this and you'll be fine! Good luck!
Oops, I meant to say "wired".
They do make a wireless receiver for your PC that works with your console controllers.
If wired works, wireless should.
He's right, that one is the knockoff. If it doesn't say Microsoft on it, it's a fake. This is the real one.
Here's a helpful comment on amazon in the reviews of the fake one by Mark Twain.
Copied if the link dies.
Buyer Beware!! This product is NOT by Microsoft as Advertised!!!
If you have already bought this item skip to `The work around' to get the device to work
I purchased this item because my original Microsoft receiver stopped working after the manufacturer's warranty time of 90 days. The device simply was not working one morning. So I searched online for a replacement and thought I was getting the original Microsoft Xbox 360 receiver because it was advertised that way. Unfortunately the product did not work right off so I had to contact Microsoft gaming for support. Then after trial and error we discovered that Microsoft did not produce this rip off of their product.
So how can I prove this? Well first off the pic #2 and #3 are legit. but the 1st pic if the rip off. Microsoft NEVER prints the Words "Xbox 360" without first printing "Microsoft" to read "Microsoft Xbox 360." Behind the word Microsoft there will be an 'R' in a circle and behind the words Xbox 360 will be a small 'TM.' This product came with a receiver and packaging that looks VERY similar to the real one but it is not.
So that's the bad news, but there is good news too........
The good news is, that this product does still work. I have now had mine for way longer than the original Microsoft version, and it still works with everyday usage. (Originally ordered in Feb. 2010 and it is now July 2010)
However the installation was not as simple as the real one. They send the receiver with a driver disk that doesn't work at all with common Operating Systems or OS.
The work around:
Is to use your common driver by Microsoft already installed on your Windows or Vista Disk Drivers area and install the driver manually. Unfortunately this also means you have to reinstall the driver each time you unplug it.
Start Menu and open Control panel
'Hardware and Sound' from control panel for Windows users
for vista users
select 'Additional options'
then from the left hand side open 'Hardware and Sound'.
Then open Device Manager for windows or Vista
Then click on the "Unknown Driver"
Then click on search for additional options and manually install the driver yourself
Then select the 'Microsoft Common Controller for Windows class'
Then it will give a list of drivers for you...... pick the one from Feb of 2007 and install that one.
Then you are good to go and able to play the games you want using your Xbox360 controller.
For games that were designed for the console it is pretty sweet. If you have an xbox already just snag a wireless adapter:
....? [link] says it's in stock and fulfilled by Amazon. I didn't look farther, though.
$28.40 @ Amazon : Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows
Though you could use this or something similar.
Well there's 3 options.
First is buying the specific "for windows" branded one. It comes with its own software cd. This is what I did because it meant I also got a new second controller for the xbox to play splitscreen with people.
Second is if you have a wired xbox 360 controller. You can just plug it into you computer, then find the software here.
Third is if you have a wireless controller. For this you'll need a wireless controller adapter. Something like this. Again you might need to download software off the microsoft website once it's plugged in.
You need one of these even if you have a play and charge cable unfortunately.
You misread my post sir, I said wireless receiver not controller.
you need to buy the receiver.
I'd imagine if you aren't picky about the color or middleman, you could find one cheaper.
I believe the controller has to be wired. Works perfect.
I don't have this
so I can't test a wireless controller with it.
Here's what you're looking for:
Yeah, looks the Amazon price for the Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver is $33.99 USD.
Also, Xbox 360 Wired Controller is only $29.99 USD on Amazon.
I know this isn't what you wanted to hear, but it's relevant.
you can get a wireless usb thingy.
or get a wired controller.
i got one in like July or August. It isn't impossible to get them.
here is one at amazon
This lets you hook up 4 wireless 360 controllers to your pc. We play split screen Goldeneye, mariokart, and podracer all the time.
The actual 360 wireless mic and this magical little device: [link] Been using it for more than a year now, and it works fantastically.
I play all my emulators with one of these
Wireless 360 controller with one of these bad boys.
The wireless charge cable ONLY provides power to the controller. You either need a wired 360 controller or a wireless gaming receiver
That guitar is actually for RB3. You can find what you need right here man
I used to game exclusively on consoles, but after this last generation of consoles (WiiU/Xbone/PS4) and the lack of good games, I decided to get into PC gaming about 2 years ago. Almost every game I've wanted to play is coming to Steam (I missed out on Bloodborne, but got DS3). Games I've always wanted to play are already on Steam or are getting ports. I'm a big JRPG fan, so seeing the "Tales of" Series and Final Fantasy games come to Steam is amazing.
Initially, I couldn't play with a keyboard and mouse, so I started with the controller I've used the most: a wireless Xbox 360 controller. If you already have a wireless Xbox 360 controller, you just need a USB dongle. I've hooked up all of my existing Xbox 360 controllers.
Next, I bought a Steam Controller which was cool at first, but I haven't used in a long time. Mostly because you have to configure it for each game, and figuring out the configuration for games without controller support can get frustrating/tedious.
Finally, I bought a Xbox One controller but there are certain games which don't interpret the D-pad correctly.
I will say I prefer using a controller for most games I play on Steam. I'll start with the Xbone controller and if I encounter issues, I'll switch to the 360. I use the keyboard and mouse when I need precision (Overwatch) or its required (Dota 2). Eventually, you get used to it.
I should say I'm running Windows 8.1. If you plan on getting a Xbox Elite Controller, you'll need to get the Xbox Accessories App, which I believe is only supported on Windows 10.
I get the joke but I actually do play Fallout 4 on my Ouya. Bought it on the cheap and it works amazingly to GameStream to the TV in my bedroom. Ouya even supports the USB XBOX 360 wireless reciever so I don't have to use the shit controller.
It really only works well with a wired connection but my house is wired for CAT5.
It's a pretty niche alternative to Steam Link but it works well for me!
Dude the actual microsoft one is only $20
Then again, the wired controller is only $28
I too am awaiting the steam controller. The demo where they where playing civ 5 with it /drool . i have a wireless adapter for 360 its this one i ordered one or two before it and they did not work, but this one does and it even says microsoft but the manual says otherwise haha
This is the one I was talking about. If I can't make a deal with /u/MrMikhael though I might go with /u/ManMadeGod's offer since his wired controller is still in the box. Thanks for the offer though!
EDIT: Looking at that link again, it looks like that's not the official one, but that's the kinda item I was looking for.
To use a wireless 360 controller I believe you need a wireless receiver like this one.
wireless 360 controller works as well with a dongle.
I have the wireless silver one with rotatable D-pad and OEM battery pack. I also have a wireless receiver and a Play-n-Charge cable. I can do $60 plus shipping for all of it.
I'm sorry to say, but you're bad at Google:
I searched "Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver" and it was result #2 (after the official MSFT support page for the product)
You can use any PC controller you want to play a game on your PC. The 360 controller included. The standard wireless 360 controller will require a USB Receiver($16, amazon) I'm assuming this is what you mean?
*edited for correctness
not true, i have this --> [link]
If you have a xbox 360 controller and headset, you can use that. If you dont have those you can stop reading. But I always wanted to use that setup for my pc just like I use it for my xbox. I ordered this and then plugged my controller into this to keep the controller from turning off automatically. It's just a different way of going about things. I like it because it's a familiar headset (not another laying around) and it also charges my controller while I talk so I can always have a full battery for gaming. Good luck with your search!
I don't know of very many mods but when i switched to largely pc gaming i bought an xbox adapter and it's been great, works especially well with fallout since the developer supports controllers for the PC version. [link] I'd recommend checking it out.
And yes, that one is legitimately from Microsoft and doesn't require jumping through the Device Manager hoops that the knock offs do.
Yes but you will have to learn to shoot with no aim assist ... The true upside to having ur controller plugged in is vehicles though you will fly the shit out the chopper much more comfortable..
Any wired 360 controller will work . The play and charge kit will not work you need a REAL wired controller or you have to the wireless gaming reciever for windows(which has gotten pretty cheap) and then you can use a wireless controller. The game has built in support for the controller although you will have to change all the seats to A for vehicles so it feels like xbox. Also try changing the driving to the joystick so it feels like bad company you drive waaay better. Also you will have to adjust sensitivities for your aiming and vehicle.
All in all though you will be at a huge disadvantage against keyboard and mouse players. I still do it from time to time(have to raise controller sens like crazy and lead is much much diff) but eventually you just have to conform to the KB and mouse and once you get a good mouse and keyboard you will never look back.
Wired Xbox Controller: [link]
Are you talking about usb adapters? I used this one.
Here ya go, a whopping $12.49.
Seriously, I bought this back when they first came out in like 2007 and it's the most useful peripheral I've ever owned.
Get one of these from Amazon. I got one when I bought BF3 for the PC (previously played on XBox) and I use it exclusively for flying. Keyboard/mouse flying is atrocious. I also use it in DayZ for flying.
I am pretty sure MS's solution to that for the 360 controller was an addon that you could buy for the pc. [link]
It is a suggestion. If you are that disgusted by the suggestion you are free to ignore it.
I spent a long time using the PS3 controller with XBMC. It mostly worked, but save yourself the headache and just buy a wireless 360 receiver and a 360 controller which XBMC will support natively.
For the PS3 controller on the PC, you'll need MotionInJoy, which is the shittiest piece of software ever made. You might also need to use Xpadder as well to remap some buttons that MotionInJoy can't handle. There are a couple alternatives, maybe give this one a try, but I'm a thousand times happier with the wireless 360 controller which requires no setup and just works.
And we have found your problem.
> no wireless receiver on cpu
Because Microsoft love the money, they require you to have a wireless receiver for the xbox wireless controller.
Because plug-&-play would be too easy for the user.
Next time you have problems, describe your hardware and software situation better, instead of letting the community wild guessing your setup.
Amazon - 3rd Party
Though eBay tends to be the Knock-Off ones (though they work just as well).
I got my as a combo pack off of Dell when they were selling them for 25 dollars (both controller and adapter). It's kind of hard to find the adapter at brick and mortar retailers.
She could have THIS and is playing the emulator on her PC.
I had the same concern regarding "fakes" so I just looked for one that looked the most official. There was no official packaging (just bubble wrap), but it did come with a Microsoft-stamped drivers CD.
Fortunately, mine seems to work just fine. I've been using it to play steam games even prior to the Big Picture release. But I do like that Big Picture allows steam-navigation with the controller now.
Also, FYI, if you already have a wired XBox 360 controller, it will be recognised automatically (if not, install Microsoft's drivers for free). You don't need to buy one specifically for the PC if you already have one.
A wireless 360 controller needs a wireless receiver for the PC, but trying to use one wireless controller with both your PC and XBox is a pain as you keep having to assign the controller to one or the other machine.
Short of a title being exclusive or badly ported no. I used to play certain games on my console because the controller was the better input device (Bastion, for example). Then I got one of these. Now I've picked up almost all of the games from my console on Steam (thank you sales!). The only game I truly miss is Bayonetta. My console wasn't fired up for months. Only reason I started it the other day was to test my new wireless setup for downstairs. I would use it as a media center but I'm not about to pay $20/3 months for access to the internet. I can get a Roku for under $100.
Since you've played on a 360, plug that controller into your PC. USB just works, wireless you need a dongle.
Majority of games I play with a mouse and keyboard, especially FPS, but controllers are great for all games too. Heck, Super Meat Boy on PC insults you if you use a keyboard.
Why yes, yes you can. PCSX2 + 360 Wireless receiver
Start collecting Xbox 360 Special Edition Chrome controllers. You want these over the standard 360 controller because the Special Editions have the upgraded, convertible D-pad. You absolutely want that D-PAD for a 2D game like Cuphead. Once you have a wireless 360 controller, get the PC wireless adaptor. You can connect four controllers with that one wireless adaptor.
Or you could collect Xbox One controllers.