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Windows 7: XBOX Wireless Controller for PC

14 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 
XBOX Wireless Controller for PC

Hi Guys, I am planning to get an XBOX 360 Controller as I just bought the Dead Space/2 Pack deal, and want to play easier.

Play.com - Buy Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller For Windows / Black (PC / Xbox 360) online at Play.com and read reviews. Free delivery to UK and Europe!

This is the XBOX Controller I want. First of all, how would I connect? Would I need a Bluetooth adapter as I do not have it built in.

And I am concerned about the compatibility. Will it work with all/most games on the Steam store or will some require a mouse.

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14 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

Quote:
  • Computer/Operating System: windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), (excluding Windows XP 64-bit)
  • Pentium 300 MHz or Higher
  • RAM 128 MB
  • Hard Drive 150 MB Free
  • Connectivity: Powered USB port
  • Other: CD drive

Think that covers it.
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14 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrdemon View Post
Quote:
  • Computer/Operating System: windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), (excluding Windows XP 64-bit)
  • Pentium 300 MHz or Higher
  • RAM 128 MB
  • Hard Drive 150 MB Free
  • Connectivity: Powered USB port
  • Other: CD drive

Think that covers it.
But it's Wireless?

And what about game compatibility.

EDIT: I think I get what you mean? There is a little usb thing you put in the computer and the Controller receives from the dongle usb thing in the computer?
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14 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

get the official Microsoft wired one. Less headaches and cheaper.
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14 Jan 2012   #5

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
get the official Microsoft wired one. Less headaches and cheaper.
the OP's link is for a microsoft controller.

anyway, it will come with a dongly type thing that plugs into a usb port.

it won't necessarily play with every steam game - it will should work on all games which are branded 'games for windows'.

personally i only use mine for driving games, i don't think you can beat a mouse/keyboard combo for shooters...
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14 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
get the official Microsoft wired one. Less headaches and cheaper.
the OP's link is for a microsoft controller.

anyway, it will come with a dongly type thing that plugs into a usb port.

it won't necessarily play with every steam game - it will should work on all games which are branded 'games for windows'.

personally i only use mine for driving games, i don't think you can beat a mouse/keyboard combo for shooters...
As long as it comes with the MS receiver then he is good, but, the description doesn't mention the receiver and I wouldn't want the OP to buy that and then have to buy a receiver for more money.
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14 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

you need one of these:
XBOX Wireless Controller for PC-img_2702.jpg
I have one and it's called "wireless gaming receiver for windows" and here's my pad connected to it:
XBOX Wireless Controller for PC-img_2703.jpg


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14 Jan 2012   #8

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
As long as it comes with the MS receiver then he is good, but, the description doesn't mention the receiver and I wouldn't want the OP to buy that and then have to buy a receiver for more money.
good point Zepher - i just assumed it would include the receiver too - but as you say, the product info doesn't specifically state that it's included - although if you read the user review, it does mention a 'powerful wireless receiver'...
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14 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
As long as it comes with the MS receiver then he is good, but, the description doesn't mention the receiver and I wouldn't want the OP to buy that and then have to buy a receiver for more money.
good point Zepher - i just assumed it would include the receiver too - but as you say, the product info doesn't specifically state that it's included - although if you read the user review, it does mention a 'powerful wireless receiver'...
Well, it sounds like it comes with the receiver from that review.
I wonder if it is black as well. I wouldn't mind replacing my white one with a black one.

EDIT:
I had thought that they stopped making the controller combo, but it looks like they have the black controller with the black receiver now,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...oft-_-23109243
and it's onsale for $43. It used to be $60+ for the combo.

EDIT: I ordered one from Amazon, gonna give my white receiver to my nephew for his PC.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_os_product
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14 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

So with a Wireless Game Receiver. Do I still need a Windows Compatible one or can I use my XBOX/PS3 Controller?

I would prefer Wireless as I don't like too many wires.
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