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Windows 7: Xbox 360 Controllers


08 Jan 2010   #1

 
Xbox 360 Controllers

I don't own a Xbox 360 or have used the controllers with a PC, my question is will any Xbox 360 controller work with windows or does it have to be a specific one?

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08 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

You cannot have a wireless controller connected via the plug and charge cable.
You can buy a special controller with the usb connector.
But the wired controllers work
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08 Jan 2010   #3

 

Cool thanks, I was looking to get a wired one. Too lazy to switch batteries.
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08 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Yep
Cheaper too
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08 Jan 2010   #5

 

I've been looking on ebay for a cheapo used / new one, do 360 controllers wear out quickly? Think I should shell out the extra $10 for a new one?
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08 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

The buttons and such may be bad.
You can get a new shell for it and make it all like new
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08 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbeel View Post
I've been looking on ebay for a cheapo used / new one, do 360 controllers wear out quickly? Think I should shell out the extra $10 for a new one?
I would yes. I have a wired one but prefer to use the Dualshock 3.
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08 Jan 2010   #8

SEVEN x64
 
 

ive just bought an official ''wireless'' XBOX controller for use with my PC, after buying it i realized it wouldn't work straight out of the box, but i was directed to one of these.....

wireless XBOX receiver

these are compatible with PC gaming....
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08 Jan 2010   #9

 
 

The official controllers are built like tanks. (I've lost count the amount of time I've knocked it on the floor ) The buttons are fine, but after very, very heavy usage the analogue thumb controllers can get a little 'loose' after a while.

They still work perfectly though. They are great, especially for Console port games.

I was originally going to grab a wireless receiver, but at the time I couldn't bloody find any

Wired is still just as good. Has a very good length to them.
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08 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Yea hehe,
someone, that may or may not be my father thought,
industrial degreaser would un-stick buttons.
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