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Here's what I used, not sold anymore on Amazon I guess: [link]
On PC you manually have to say it's a wireless adapter in device manager. It didn't originally work on the link either, they got it working in a patch a few years ago. Otherwise works good with 4 controllers.
I bought this one third-party wireless adapter two years ago for 12 bucks and it's been working great both on Windows 7 and Windows 10, with my official wireless Xbox 360 controllers.
It's got over 2000 reviews, but a bunch of the negative reviews are because people don't realize that you have to update the driver. Be sure to read the top customer review which describes how to go to your control panel to the Device Manager and update the driver. It's really easy.
I'm actually using this item here..
But, I do have a fire tv box and not the stick. You can find a list of working bluetooth controllers on the web to make sure you buy the correct one that works on Fire Stick.
Zettaguard Wireless PC USB Gaming Receiver for Xbox 360 Compact Disc [link]
Don't put that cd anywhere near your computer though. All you have to do is cram the drivers down it's throats to work.
What OS do you have?
Well, in all fairness, I got a wireless adapter for my 360 controller from Amazon for $6 as I recall. Had to manually install the drivers which took 2 minutes but it sure as heck beats buying the "Xbox Branded Adapter" to work with PC.
Here's a link, currently $12:
Wireless controllers work if you have the PC wireless dongle. I used this one: [link]
You can connect up to four controllers with this or the official wireless dongle.
I recently purchased this one and it hasn't given me any problems so far (plus it's on sale right now).
Instructions on how to install it are in the amazon reviews.
If you're just looking to hook up a controller to a PC, then I recommend picking one of these up. I got one to be able to use my wireless 360 controllers on my PC and it works great. Easy to set up, too. [link]
You can buy a wireless receiver for Windows to connect controllers wirelessly. They are about $6-12 for the off brand depending on where you shop online. The official receiver might be more expensive.
As an alternative to buying all of the DLC twice (since you say you have it on steam)...
Why not do what I did and just buy one of these? I got mine for five dollars and four cents (after shipping) and it works like a charm. Just need to follow the instructions (in the product questions/answers section) to set it up. As you said: The PC version is better. So why not use your controller to play it on PC and get the best of both worlds?
For the uninformed. If you have a wireless 360 controller just buy this, great thing about most steam games is it works as plug and play, no setup needed.
edit: I want to add I just checked out that "deal". Disappointing, they did the typical Amazon, "It's on sale at 40% off of $60 so it's only $35!" (It's always been this price on Amazon.)
If you have 4 Wireless 360 controllers or your friends have some I'd recommend getting one of these. I bought one last week and can't go back. It supports up to 4 controllers at once. I love the thing.
The controller is the true path for this game.
And the off-brand wireless receivers work just as well for half the price.
I use an older Xbox 360 controller from when I used to play on console and one of these. Works perfectly for me so far.
I got a $10 wireless adapter for the 360. I can sync up to 4 controllers to my PC and all 4 work well with emulators like Dolphin. I assume that when Black Ops 3 comes out with split screen it will do just as good a job.
Really? I got a $10 wireless adapter for the 360. I can sync up to 4 controllers to my PC and all 4 work well with emulators like Dolphin. I assume that when Black Ops 3 comes out with split screen it will do just as good a job.
I bought something similar to this and just use my old xbox 360 controllers. It works great but is slightly tricky to set up. Fortunately, there are enough tutorials around the web that its is never a hassle.
I use this one
You need to go in and manually load the driver (there's instructions in the reviews), but I haven't had any problems with it.
install instructions are the top comment on amazon.
If you want to use a ps3 controller you need to sync it with a usb cable then get a bluetooth wireless dongle then run a program called better ds3. It emulates the ps3 controller as an xbox. Setup is pretty straight forward
Awesome setup. You should think about getting a wireless xbox 360 controller adapter for the pc. They're super cheap and make it so you can use any wireless xbox 360 controller on your pc. I got one and they're super handy
Computers can run controllers, too! Here's a $10 adapter for wireless 360 controllers. They're pretty neat.
Have you tried the xbox 360 receiver and controller? The receivers that are on amazon are 3rd party but they work great. I've had mine for 6+ years now and it still works great. [link]
The reviews explain how it is connected
you need to buy a wireless receiver like this. then it is pretty much plug and play without any problems. [link]
If it's an official 360 controller you need the IR adapter Microsoft made a few years ago or one of the many off brand adapters. To the best of my knowledge, the Sync and Charge cable doesn't actually send data through USB, just charges. All of the first party controllers work provided you have the IR adapter with a sync button.
Edit: I mean RF, whoops.
I have one of the old school wireless Xbox 360 controllers, and I bought this for 10 bucks, works flawlessly and comes with official Microsoft drivers.
Windows 8 does actually come with the software to connect to wireless 360 controllers, you just have to buy an adapter. I don't know about an internal one, but you can get a USB adapter on Amazon for less than 10 bucks. The one I linked is a knock-off, but I own one and it's been working great for the year or so I've had it, you just have to install the drivers manually. Check the top reviews, they have super simple instructions listed. That's what I would recommend.
As for the lag, WiFi just isn't that great for streaming, I'd look into running ethernet to all your devices if you want to stream in high quality without lag.
I agree with this. I bought one and works great with everything. Only trouble I had is getting the driver setup, but that took an extra five minutes to setup and then everything was good. Highly recommend.
Link for the lazy
Not sure about the wireless ones. I would guess if you got something like this it might work:
Also, get one of these if you're going to be playing a lot of games with controller support. It's a great investment, especially if you already have the controllers. Since you're on linux, if you don't have it already, you'll probably need xboxdrv to make it work correctly.
any idea if a wireless instrument would work with something like this? My friend uses this for his 360 controller. In theory it should work, but I can't give you anything 100% on that.
I got one on amazon for $10 and it works awesome. I even installed the official Microsoft software and it works with it.
I'll find the link to it and update.
Wireless Pc Usb Gaming Receiver for Xbox 360/xbox360 by Generic [link]
I used the driver CD that came with it to install the driver, then got the official Microsoft software right from Microsoft(it's free).
after installing everything I had to reboot before it worked too.
Should have also mentioned I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate.
I'm using a generic receiver and it does what it's supposed to do. Sometimes Windows 10 updates will decide to change the driver or mark it as an unrecognized device so I have to manually set the driver again. Other than that I've had no problems with it.
If I had to do it again I'd pay the extra couple bucks to get an official Microsoft one to avoid the hassle.
Check Amazon. There are some generic adapters that should work just fine and are cheaper than the official one.
You're welcome. I'd have added more but, as you may have noticed, I hit the comment character limit.
By the way, the 360 dongle doesn't cost as much as the steam controller. I have this one, it's $14 atm.
If you do decide on the steam controller, Amazon has it with the carry case for the same price as they have the controller by itself. Here.
Also, adding on about the controller, at this point I've had two other people (who don't play a lot of games) try the controller and they picked it up easily. It seems like the biggest issue people have is unlearning other controllers, rather than learning the new one.
It's also possible that part of it is the fact that trackball emulation is the best way (imo) to control the camera via the controller. One of the two people, the one who picked it up easier, regularly uses a trackball to play games already and was used to the way it responded. In fact, I used a trackball to play games for a long time as well. Maybe that's part of why some people learn to use it easier than others. I'm not sure, I'm rambling anyway. The point is that it takes a bit of effort to unlearn how you play with other controllers.
I'd love to know what you decide though. The steam controller is superior, in my opinion, except for the lack of a physical d-pad. That's just about the only downside and I can make do with that since I don't play a lot of platformers and the radial menus make waaaay better quick selects.
I use one of these it works very well.
> I also have xbox 360 and xbox one controller
Those don't work with BT. For wireless they actually use a form of ad hoc WiFi for which the receiver chip is only found in Xbox consoles. However, special USB adapters do exist to get them working wirelessly on PC.
Be warned that the latter only works under Windows 10 at the moment, and they are NOT intercompatible (so you need a 360 receiver for a 360 controller, and a One receiver for a One controller).
You need this
Wireless PC USB Gaming Receiver For Xbox 360/Xbox 360 Compact Disc [link]
I use this USB receiver with a 360 controller [link]
Works like a charm.
Yes, or buy this guy and go wireless with an xbox 360 controller:
This one exactly
No, you need something like this: [link]
You probably need This
You can get an adapter for Xbox controllers for pretty cheap: Amazon
I use an xbox 360 controller myself. Pretty much the best decision ever for games that are better played with a controller.
One thing he did fail to mention is, that if get a wireless controller, you'll need the wireless adapter.
If you get a corded 360 controller you can use that as well, you just need to get the drivers for it to work. You can find them here.
Either the one linked above or this cheaper generic version has good reviews as well. Wireless Pc Usb Gaming Receiver for Xbox 360/xbox360 Compact Disc by Generic [link]
Wireless Adapter, super cheap too.
Plus something to connect them with, a cheap Chinese wireless connector should work
What i use, then like Ibuildempcs said, drivers!
Need one of these. The removable cords for those controllers only charge the controllers, you need a receiver like that to actually use them.
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Buy this! It is very handy and supports multiple controllers.
There does seem to be options for emulating a controller. I haven't messed with them myself, but here is one to try: X360CE [link]
I don't have $20 though. I don't even have $15 to spend on this
check here [link]
go down to the customer reviews and they have a step by step instruction on getting it to work, got mine working great
Sorry I haven't been on, this is the exact one I bought, works perfectly. Just follow the instructions on the review page for installing the driver.
This for the ones how is interested
Where do I find these $5 xbox controllers?
I read some comments
Charging cable isn't the cable you need. Just buy the adapter and you're good to go
I have this and i can connect 4 controllers
only $8, and any game with driving in it is 100x better.