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Windows 7: Xbox 360 GamePad wired/wired PC version difference?

18 Jul 2011   #1

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Xbox 360 GamePad wired/wired PC version difference?

Could anybody here tell me if there is a difference between the standard wired Xbox 360 control and the one labelled as being for both PC and Xbox 360, just the prices are slightly different?

Here are the two I mention:

Standard Xbox 360 Wired
Wired Gamepad - Black (Xbox 360): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games

For Windows (PC)
Microsoft Xbox 360 Common Controller for Windows - Black (PC): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games

Also, it might be worth saying I'm in the market for a PC controller and would be open to any suggestions...I mainly want it for playing emulators for the SNES/N64/Mega Drive; however I would still want it for other games. I've had a SNES USB copy which didn't work and think I've ruled out Logitech on the grounds of ergonomics.

cheers

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18 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I use a Logitech dual action for emulators and it works pretty good. Unfortunately that's all it's good for. Playing modern PC games with it is horrible. You're wise to stay away. I mean...square analog stick holes...why?

As for the Xbox controllers, as far as I know, the PC one just comes with the correct drivers, whereas the Xbox one you have to fetch them off the internet. I could be wrong though.
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18 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The only difference is the 360 Controllers marked with the Windows Logo, have a revised firmware that allows them to communicate with the PC and the 360.
Some of the older 360 controllers may have issues working with the PC due to this, although some report they had no issues getting it working.

If you intend to use this on your PC, make sure it has the Windows Logo, this way you are certain it will be problem free.
And Yes, it will also work on the 360 without issue.


If you are looking for a gamepad, I would recommend them.

They are truly plug and play (at least the wired ones) Ive had a very good experience from mine and it just works as it should, with very few games requiring it to be configured.

The only issue is some older games, like FEAR for example.
Youll need to map out all the buttons manually. And the L/R triggers do not want to work. But everything else does.

I can not comment on how well emulators work with it though. Never tried them.
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18 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

i have a wireless pad, u can currently get controller and wireless receiver off as seen on hotukdeals both for 20, which is a fair decent price.

deffo get wireless just much more fun 1 less wire, only thing is it takes 2 x AA but i just bought some good quality off ebay and have 3 sets so im never out!
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18 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

you can purchase a 360 afterglow for about 24 bucks us

I dont know the equivalent of the money echange where you are from but i would suggest it might be cheaper then US

you have to install the 360 drivers from the devices console or it wont install
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/downloads
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18 Jul 2011   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i too use a wireless xbox controller and i have a rechargeable battery so i also never run out ,at 9 for a battery it makes sense you will spend that in 2 months of heavy game playing on AA's easily.
also i used a wired 360 controller from xbox and plugged in it found the drivers no problem and away i went.
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18 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

by all means try a........

"360 afterglow" if you want to spend more money for a unofficial prodouct AND thats a wired product AND you will still also need a wireless receiver on top of that also, so if u wanna spend an extra 10 or $8 if u will......go for it.
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18 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richyrichuk View Post
by all means try a........

"360 afterglow" if you want to spend more money for a unofficial prodouct AND thats a wired product AND you will still also need a wireless receiver on top of that also, so if u wanna spend an extra 10 or $8 if u will......go for it.

Unofficial could of fooled me the logo and all that is on the box and says licensed Ms wouldn't put thiere license on anything unless they had a hand in manufacturing it

It's called product placement should read about it sometime


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18 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post

Unofficial could of fooled me the logo and all that is on the box and says licensed Ms wouldn't put thiere license on anything unless they had a hand in manufacturing it

It's called product placement should read about it sometime
yeah your rite, i should read up on it, rather than just plucking something more expensive and less quality than the ori controller. and my apologies, it just looked like a cheap Chinese knocked of that doesn’t work entirely well..

http://www.ebgames.com/xbox-360/acce...ntroller/77445

woops.........
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18 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

also u missed
1. wired
2. expensive
3. receiver missing
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