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Windows 7: Xbox controller on PC

30 Jul 2011   #1
pcfreak

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Xbox controller on PC

I bought the new FIFA11 for PC and i don't think it would be possible to play it on a keyboard. I was just thinking to buy an xbox 360 wired controller to play it on my PC. Is anyone using such a combination?
How easy the controller is on a PC?
Is it worth it?
Any other alternatives (other brands)?
In many PC games like FIFA11 they just put the same game for PC without even changing the xbox interface so it is impossible to play it on a PC.


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30 Jul 2011   #2
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi there

yes the xbox controller will work on windows 7 just plug it in and windows will install the drivers for you and it will show in devices and printers.(its built by Microsoft)
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30 Jul 2011   #3
Everlong

 

I did the same, bought FIFA11 and as it's horrible playing FIFA with a keyboard I bought a wired Xbox 360 Controller for Windows. Works perfectly fine, and with plenty of other games too.
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30 Jul 2011   #4
lobo6877

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Yep, works great and is the most compatible with PC games nowadays.
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30 Jul 2011   #5
pcfreak

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

So it seems that there is no better alternative and I should go for the wired controller.
Thanks all for your quick replies...

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30 Jul 2011   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i dont think the wireless will work with the pc its designed for the xbox anyhow wired is better for response times
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30 Jul 2011   #7
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
i dont think the wireless will work with the pc its designed for the xbox anyhow wired is better for response times
The wireless one works great, just as it was meant too
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30 Jul 2011   #8
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

yes my apologies i was told when i was buying one for mine wireless does not work i will have a chat to the salesman in my local store.

here is some info Connect An XBOX 360 Controller For Windows To A PC >>> How to connect an XBOX 360 Controller for Windows to a computer - Your Digital Life - Microsoft NZ

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If you have a wireless controller, then you'll need to purchase a Xbox 360 Wireless Reciever for Windows from your favourite retailer.
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30 Jul 2011   #9
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
yes my apologies i was told when i was buying one for mine wireless does not work i will have a chat to the salesman in my local store.

here is some info Connect An XBOX 360 Controller For Windows To A PC >>> How to connect an XBOX 360 Controller for Windows to a computer - Your Digital Life - Microsoft NZ

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If you have a wireless controller, then you'll need to purchase a Xbox 360 Wireless Reciever for Windows from your favourite retailer.
When I bought mine they both come with the connector, they were both official ms products so officially they should have all parts to enable connection. I think only if you buy the pad must you also purchase the fob(as I call it).
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30 Jul 2011   #10
lobo6877

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

The wireless controller works, I use mine all the time. However, if you have the chatpad (see pic below) it will only work with the wired controller. And that's only because the boys at xbmc worked hard to make their own driver for it. You'll have to search the xbmc forums to find out how to make it work.
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