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19 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 
Will xbox controller work with both xbox and w7

Hi,

If i were to get this controller:

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

or a wireless controller, would it work with both xbox games such as CoD AND windows 7 games such as minecraft, if i were to setup the controls for it. I know i can get minecraft on xbox, but there's no creative and i have established worlds on my pc already.

Any help/advice will be appreciated.

Thanks

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19 Jan 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

you will need something like pinnacle to create a mapped profile for cod, most "games for windows " are fine

http://pinnaclegameprofiler.com/
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19 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Sorry, maybe I didn't make it clear enough, I play cod on Xbox, and minecraft on my PC. I want to use an Xbox controller on my PC so I can play minecraft with it. Obviously I already own a controller, but if I were to get a second one I would want it to work with both my PC (minecraft) AND Xbox (cod splitscreen). Sorry for any confusion.
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19 Jan 2013   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomtom111 View Post
Sorry, maybe I didn't make it clear enough, I play cod on Xbox, and minecraft on my PC. I want to use an Xbox controller on my PC so I can play minecraft with it. Obviously I already own a controller, but if I were to get a second one I would want it to work with both my PC (minecraft) AND Xbox (cod splitscreen). Sorry for any confusion.

Yes, you should be able to...you'll have to install the Microsoft Controller driver for X360 GamePad from their site HERE.

Make sure to Plug onto USB2.0 port because the MS X360 Controller Driver for Windows looks not liking that USB3.0 port much.
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19 Jan 2013   #5

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

I use an Xbox controller for parts of several games and have never had a problem with it. I just plugged it in and Windows installed the drivers. Maybe for some games a driver may be required, but none that I use it on.

EDIT: OK I lied. I just tried it on another game, it didn't work. The game is set up for the mouse and keyboard. Maybe a driver and resetting the controls would work. I usually only use it for driving and flying. It works fine then.
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19 Jan 2013   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you have a wireless xbox 360 pad,then you can use it with the pc if you get a wireless receiver

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...=hotukdeals-21

beware of fakes.
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20 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks everyone for your replies. Which do you think would be better for my situation? I could get a wireless receiver for pc, and use the wireless controller that I've got now. This would be cheaper, but debatebly less convienet because of having the receiver and the controller lying about.
The wired controller would be better, but the cable length would limit how far away I could play.
A second wireless controller, would not be limited by cable length but like the first option would have the bulk of a receiver.
Thanks for your opinions.
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20 Jan 2013   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

unless you plan on having two player games and need two pads, then i would go with the one you already have, this would be easier as there would be only one gamepad laying around hence less bulk.
the receiver is quite small about 2 inches by 1 inch.
i find wired controllers a pain as there is all that cable to trip over, catch on things , and tie you a certain distance from the computer
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20 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

You give a convincing arguement, but! I heard that some of the drivers used to make the buttons on the controller do things that the keyboard does only works with the wired controller.
How to play Minecraft with an Xbox 360 controller! - YouTube

Is this true? Or does it depend on the software or what? Thanks again.
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22 Jan 2013   #10
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

I do prefer Wired over Wireless only because of it responses better and signal, since the wired cord is so long. I mean i 'm not that far from my screen monitor and doesn't play on a bigger TV screen.
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