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Windows 7: XBOX Wireless Controller for PC

14 Jan 2012   #11
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

with a microsoft receiver, you'll be able to use a microsoft (xbox) controller.

i don't think your ps3 controller will work, but am not 100% sure.

the current debate is whether the product you linked to does include a receiver or not...

i bought mine from pcworld (*shudder*) maybe 18 months ago for 30 (ordered online and picked up instore and saved 10 - would have been 40 off-the-shelf) and it did include the receiver.


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14 Jan 2012   #12
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

here's a link to amazon.co.uk - which does include a receiver (according to customer reviews) = 27.99

the only downsides to going wireless are you'll need 2 AA batteries for the controller, and it's a bit fiddly to turn off.
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14 Jan 2012   #13
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
here's a link to amazon.co.uk - which does include a receiver (according to customer reviews) = 27.99

the only downsides to going wireless are you'll need batteries for the controller, and it's a bit fiddly to turn off.
The batteries last a long time.
I just pop off the battery to turn it off.
Someone on this forum made an app that allows you to turn off the controller.
I can't remember what thread it is, just read about it the other day.
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14 Jan 2012   #14
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

I have the wireless receiver ,I bought it on its own and I can connect any wireless 360 controller, I use a rechargable battery and have a hub to charge it in. I use normal AA batteries when my battery is charging
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14 Jan 2012   #15
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
The batteries last a long time.
I just pop off the battery to turn it off.
Someone on this forum made an app that allows you to turn off the controller.
I can't remember what thread it is, just read about it the other day
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How to Turn-Off 360 Wireless Controller on PC?
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14 Jan 2012   #16
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Well I have just spent 30 on games, have 40 left. To make the most out of these games, I want a controller. Please recommend me what to get. As there are Wireless/Wired/Adapters, etc. I don't know, whats best for clutter free wiring.

6.24 - Dead Space/Dead Space 2
5.99 - Terraria
6.99 - Portal
6.99 - DiRT
Free - Nation Red
Going to get APB Reloaded too

These are the games I got, I was also wondering if there was a wheel compatible for PC. Would be nice playing DiRT with that.
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14 Jan 2012   #17
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You can use the Microsoft Xbox 360 Wheel with the Adapter that comes with the Controller in your original post.
http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Wirel...6573013&sr=8-4
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14 Jan 2012   #18
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

this wireless controller from amazon.co.uk does include the receiver and costs 27.99 - very clutter-free - i've got my receiver invisibly plugged into back of pc which is under my desk - zero reception problems even from other side of the room.

there are quite a few pc-compatible steering wheels (with pedals too, some with gearsticks), ranging from cheap to ultra-pricey. i've never tried any of them, so can't really comment.
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19 Jan 2012   #19
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

I know I should probably make a new thread for this but if I get a bluetooth adapter/receiver. Will it work for all devices? Or will I need a different reciever for every device.

These are the things I have in mind:

- Speakers
- Mouse
- Keyboard
- XBOX Controller
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19 Jan 2012   #20
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

have very little experience with bluetooth

i would make another thread if i were you, to attract the blue-toothers out there
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