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Dang that usually fixes it for me. What about these steps? I'm getting these from the reviews on my 360 receiver linked here. You might be able to find more answers there too.
Step 1: Google "microsoft wireless receiver driver"
Step 2: Look for Microsoft's Software Download page and click on it.
Step 3: When you are on Microsoft's software website, look for Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows.
Step 4: Now download the driver for either 32 bit or 64 bit. (If you are unsure if you have 32 bit or 64 bit Windows, go to the start button, then my computer and then look for system properties on the top. Click that and it will tell you if you have 32 bit or 64 bit.
Step 5: Install the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows driver WITHOUT the receiver plugged in.
Step 6: After the installation is done, plug in the Wireless Receiver to a USB port.
****************IT WILL STILL SAY ITS AN UNKNOWN DEVICE*******************************************************************************************
Step 7: Search for device manager in the start menu and boot it up.
Step 8: Look for a yellow triangle with an exclamation point and/or "Unknown Device" in device manager.
Step 9: Right-click on the "Unknown Device" and click Update Driver Software.
Step 10: Click on Browse my computer for driver software.
Step 11: Then click on let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
Step 12: Scroll down the list in till you see Xbox 360 Peripherals and click on Xbox 360 Peripherals.
Step 13: Click on Xbox 360 controller for Windows Version: 6.3.9600.17054 [3/17/2014] then click next.
Step 14: Then click continue or next and you're finished!
NOTE: If device is still not recognized after the following steps then unplug and replug in the receiver.
Here's what I used, not sold anymore on Amazon I guess: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0076HD2W8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_oAVOAbX0Y5KKC
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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0076HD2W8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_KeB9xbQRNC7K2
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: http://www.amazon.com/Zettaguard-Wireless-Gaming-Receiver-Xbox-Compact/dp/B0076HD2W8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage
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. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0076HD2W8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00
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. http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Gaming-Receiver-360-xbox360-Compact/dp/B0076HD2W8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432921315&sr=8-1&keywords=xbox+360+receiver
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. http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Gaming-Receiver-360-xbox360-Compact/dp/B0076HD2W8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1429119282&sr=1-1&keywords=360+wireless+adapter
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 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0076HD2W8/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_ra61ub1XPPXDP
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.
Full disclosure. I am subscribed to /r/pcmasterrace.
PC is the best way to go with frugality.
You by no means need to break the bank with your build (unless you have the means to/really want to). PS4 is $400. A $400 pc can get you very far currently (come June when AMD announces new cards you can expect price drops on high-end GPU's across the board, so $400 will get you even further once that time comes along). Definitely can whip the hell out of the PS4. Trust me on that one. You browse reddit, so I assume you have knowledge of Steam sales. Games go on sale for dirt cheap all the time. We aren't talking $5 off a $60 game. We are talking 70% off, 80% off etc. Hell, just today I got 3 games for less than a dollar. Brothers, a Tale of
Two Sons, and Ctulu Saves the World + Breath of Death VII. I got Brothers almost for free by selling items that I got just for playing games I bought. Yes that is right. You get MONEY for PLAYING GAMES which you can spend on MORE GAMES. I have 173 games in my library. I have spent >$400 total on them. My old $300 PC I built 4 years ago ran all of them wonderfully (with the exception of DayZ and Arma because Bohemia games run like shit no matter what). Game Bundles exist as well. Typically a single dollar can get you multiple great indie games, with Beat the Average tiers and $10 tiers having more popular games. Their are so many bundles these days and all have such a great variety of terrific games I can't pick a favorite, but Humble Bundle is by far the most popular. I picked up this last bundle and got Shadow Warrior + 9 other games + 1 gift copy for $8. Of those 11 games, Torchlight 2, Shadow Warrior, and Outlast are all highly praised games that fully justify a $20 price tag each. Cheapness aside, lets talk about the most popular games in the PC world. The top 3 are indisputably League of Legends (most played game in the world currently, this includes consoles), Dota 2 (I have 2500 hours played, by far my favorite game of all time), and Hearthstone (CCG, Idk I don't like it very much). These games are all so massive that there are extremely popular championships for each of them. These games are complete lifechangers, and guess what? THEY ARE ALL FREE. Yup. The most popular games on PC won't cost you a damn thing. Not even a subscription fee (though League is hard to enjoy unless you spend some cash, /r/dotamassterrace, be mad League of Losers). There also exist other completely free games such as Path of Exile, an MMORPG, Team Fortress 2, an FPS, Unreal Tournament 4 (nowhere near complete, but will be free and probably will be very popular unless Epic fucks it up) and Warframe, which I believe is on PS4 and XBONE but requires a subscription fee because consoles. All these games will keep you busy for hours upon hours. Dota and League probably kill any desire to play anything else once you get the hang of them. I went 2 years without playing any other games because of Dota. Yes. It is that good.
But WTFICantFapToThis, I like playing games on my big screen with a controller...
Guess what? So do I! With a $9 cord from Amazon you can play your Xbox 360 controller on PC wirelessly. You can plug your PC into your tv using HDMI and boom. Couch based PC gaming. Have fun with it.
Ok, but I have friends who only play consoles...
Ok, this one is tough. I too had friends that only played console. Guess where they are now though? ON PC. They saw the light of Gaben through me and now they are even bigger PC fanatics then I am.
I don't even know what to buy...
I don't know how to build a PC.
/r/buildapc + numerous youtube videos. It is seriously easy. Like playing with really big legos is the best way to put it.
Ok, but what about console exculsives?
PC has much more exclusives. Console exclusives tend to find their way on PC eventually anyways unless they are first party games (goddammit Microsoft put Halo back on PC).
This all sounds too good to be true, why don't more people go to PC if it is so good?
We all grew up with consoles. My mother got me into gaming with the SNES. Along comes this fascist little geek one day in my 20's preaching about how consoles were shit and PC was better. I naturally told him to go fuck himself because he was basically calling my childhood shit because it was full of gaming consoles. People like that tend to scare people away from PC. Also general blind fanboyism. There is also a ton of misinformation. People claiming "PC is dead" or "PC gaming is only viable if you have a $4000 computer" and my favorite "PC has no games."
All this said. I fully understand if you want to stick with PS4. It took a lot for me to ascend too. If that is the case, always buy used games. Amazon new games tend to be cheap so I would check there first. For the console itself, I wouldn't advise used unless you see a good deal at gamestop. I remember buying a Gamecube which only just broke this year from Gamestop that had 4 controllers, 2 $30 games and a Buy Two Get One free coupon for only $130 back in the day. They get shit (deservedly, they really do treat their employees like shit), but the deals they offer are hard to beat. Especially if you have that powerup card and trade in frequently. I still urge you and anyone else to consider PC for frugality.
I've kept my controller budget under $150 via garage sales and Amazon deals.
$15 360 reciever
$20 Dolphin bar
$12 n64 Controllers. These don't have great cable lengths and the analog sticks don't work perfectly, but mapping n64 buttons to a 360 controller was a nightmare. These were worth the hassle and price.
Hardware: Athlon II X4 640 with 16 GBs of Ram. 9 Drives anywhere from 1.5 to 4 TBs with total of 24.5GBs with latest drives running off an IBM M1015 with updated firmware
OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
Software on Server: NZBGet - Prefer over Sab because it allows ordering of backup servers
NZBDrone - Run much smoother and has better failed download handling for TV and Anime vs SickBeard
CouchPotato - Works for the most part
NZBFamilyHub - Allows friends/family to request movies/tv/anime without having to bug me to download it and without giving them access to NZBDrone and CP
Cailbre - Ebook server
DriveBender - Allows pooling of all my random HDs into 1 logical drive. Also allows for duplication of certain folders, so if 1 HD dies, that data is still on another.
XBMC(Kodi) - Running on server with Auto Update Library plugin for quick local access to files to populate MySQL XBMC DB
Plex Media Server - Access for family/friends using the Plex XBMC Metadata plugin so I dont have to download metadata twice.
Playback: Living Room - HTPC running Windows 8.1 (link to PCPartPicker here) with XBMC and a bunch of addons and skins connected to MySql DB. Using an IR reciver and Logitech Harmony Touch for control. Also beefy enough vid card to allow it to be a Steam box with 4 Xbox 360 controllers connected with this.
Main Bedroom - Ouya connected wireless with XBMC installed connected to MySQL DB.
Guest Room - Amazon Fire TV connected wireless, rooted to boot into XBMC connected to MySQL DB. If you are looking for a cheap XBMC client, I have had no hiccups or issues with the AFTV.
Lian-Li's TU100 case might be perfect for you:
Here are a few different price points/builds with it. All have:
Quad Core Intel i5 + SSD
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Dual Core Intel i3 + Hybrid Drive
Intel Pentium Dual Core + Hybrid
AMD Athlon X4 740 Quad Core + Hybrid
I don't have a wireless 360 controller listed as part of the builds because that's available for sale often. Or available used at gamestops. Many colors available. Some prefer the wired controllers for lack of batteries, too.
- Here's the wireless adapter you'd need though. $10 - http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Pc-Gaming-Receiver-Xbox-xbox360/dp/B0076HD2W8/
- Also Xbox One Controllers are also an option if you prefer that feel.
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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0076HD2W8/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_nlmawbFV4R7HR
I use this USB receiver with a 360 controller http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Gaming-Receiver-Xbox-Compact-Disc/dp/B0076HD2W8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1438710918&sr=8-4&keywords=usb+xbox+360+controller
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: http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Pc-Gaming-Receiver-xbox360-Compact/dp/B0076HD2W8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1436508633&sr=1-1&keywords=360+receiver
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 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0076HD2W8/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_nYBCvb0BDMEX1
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 https://code.google.com/p/x360ce/
I don't have $20 though. I don't even have $15 to spend on this
check here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0076HD2W8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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
Wireless Pc Usb Gaming Receiver for Xbox 360/xbox360 by Generic http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0076HD2W8/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_vhhQub0R76BC5
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.