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Windows 7: XBCD drivers for Xbox 360 gamepad


07 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
XBCD drivers for Xbox 360 gamepad

I am running Windows 7 RC (7100) x64 and trying to install XBCD. I've been an XBCD user since the 360 came out and ppl were hacking drivers together. Never had problems under XP.

I'm really liking Windows 7 RC so far, and would like to use it as my main OS. However I need to use XBCD because I cannot play racing games with the default MS drivers. I must have seperate trigger axis and rumble/deadzone control.

I tried installing 0.2.6 drivers but nothing works. I install it, but the XBCD util doesnt start. No errors or anything it just doesnt work. The control panel entry doesnt work either. I cant update drivers for HID/Xbox driver in device manager. Under device manager, I have HID-Compliant Game Controller and USB Input Device which says the location is Xbox 360. I dont know which one I'm supposed to try to update.

I realize vista/7 has driver signing. I am in Test mode thanks to a util called Driver Signature Enforcement Overider Tool. But no matter what I simply cannot install this driver. Either Im not doing it right (no clear instructions available) or it simply doesnt work under Windows 7 (or Vista x64 either).

So what can I do? Is anyone running Windows 7 x64 with XBCD? I really need to install this driver because I'm considering downgrading to XP just to have it, its that important for me. It would be so nice if MS would simply release drivers with built in deadzone settings and make the triggers on seperate axis. Then all this wouldnt be necessary. But until then I'd love to figure this all out. I'm really like Windows 7 and would like to keep it. Thanks for any help!

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07 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok so I followed the directions posted on the bottom of this thread: XBCD - XBox Controller Driver Forum -> Xbcd360 Drivers For Xp/2003 X64 And Vista 32/64

I rebooted, hit F8 and went into test mode. This is weird because I already enabled it through that util I downloaded but whatever. When I goto device manager, XBCD finally shows up with no errors it seems.

However, if I goto Device and Printers page, and goto Game Controller Settings, it says I have a Mad Catz 4516. This is wrong, as I have the normal 360 gamepad. When I goto calibration its all over the place, the triggers and thumbstick dont work, and all the buttons just light up all over the place.

I also cannot launch the XBCD setup utility at all. I click and click on the icon in Control Panel but nothing comes up. I dont think theres anything there frankly.

So I'm almost there. If I can figure out how to use the drivers without having to use F8 all the time, and calibrate it properly I'd be very happy.
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20 May 2009   #3
glx

seven
 
 

hello I found a solution :

you have to download Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider 1.3b Downloads

quote:
So how do I use it?
First and foremost; you are using this software at your own risk, we do not take responsibility for any damages to your system, but we do not believe it can harm anyone anyway. Secondly, User Account Control (UAC) must be disabled in-order to use this tool as well.

1. Go ahead download and launch the application from the link below. Inside its main menu, press on the “Enable Test Mode” button and follow the instructions on the screen. This will enable TESTSIGNING mode, which allows unverified system files to be loaded.

2. Now all you have to do is to add the unverified signature to the required system files. To do so press on the “Sign a System File” button from the main menu, and enter specific filename including full path. Here: if XBCD.sys from
, you should type: “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\XBCD.sys”.

After you enabled Test Mode and added signatures to the required system files, they should bypass Windows’s driver signature enforcement and load without any issues. However, if for some reason you are interested to revert it, you can re-launch the application, choose “Disable Test Mode” from the main menu, and reboot. If you encounter issues or having questions, feel free to post it on our forums.



It work for me on Windows seven x64 RC1 ...
Now XBCD setup utility work fine.
Good luck ;-)
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08 Jun 2009   #4

windows 7
 
 

Do you know how can i do this on an imac running parallels?
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09 Jun 2009   #5
glx

seven
 
 

No sorry.
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12 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glx View Post
hello I found a solution :

you have to download Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider 1.3b Downloads

quote:
So how do I use it?
First and foremost; you are using this software at your own risk, we do not take responsibility for any damages to your system, but we do not believe it can harm anyone anyway. Secondly, User Account Control (UAC) must be disabled in-order to use this tool as well.

1. Go ahead download and launch the application from the link below. Inside its main menu, press on the “Enable Test Mode” button and follow the instructions on the screen. This will enable TESTSIGNING mode, which allows unverified system files to be loaded.

2. Now all you have to do is to add the unverified signature to the required system files. To do so press on the “Sign a System File” button from the main menu, and enter specific filename including full path. Here: if XBCD.sys from
, you should type: “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\XBCD.sys”.

After you enabled Test Mode and added signatures to the required system files, they should bypass Windows’s driver signature enforcement and load without any issues. However, if for some reason you are interested to revert it, you can re-launch the application, choose “Disable Test Mode” from the main menu, and reboot. If you encounter issues or having questions, feel free to post it on our forums.



It work for me on Windows seven x64 RC1 ...
Now XBCD setup utility work fine.
Good luck ;-)


Well I went back to XP shortly after this post was made. However I upgraded my PC and got a new laptop, and decided to throw Windows 7 RC 64bit back on.

I have tried the steps posted above, but it still does not work. Heres what I did.

Downloaded 0.2.6 XBCD from Squall drivers.

Installed DSEO util, set OS to test mode. Rebooted.

Ran XBCD installer as admin, chose to install certificate as well.

Opened DSEO and signed xbcd.sys, rebooted again.

Went to Device Manager, and it still says "HID Compliant Device".

If I try to update driver, I dont see XBCD in compatible devices. If I uncheck the Show Compatible drivers, XBCD is listed. If I choose to install XBCD for 360 Gamepad driver, it will BSoD, xbcd.sys being the culprit.

The XBCD setup util doesnt work (it loads, but no gamepads are found). This is driving me crazy, as I wish there were step by step instructions for getting these drivers to work for Windows 7 64bit.
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12 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

SUCCESSORY!

Well I finally have it working, and for posperity I'm going to post the steps here, because thread is one of the most popular hits when you type "XBCD Windows 7" on google, and given the views I suspect a few ppl are going through what I went though, so here is how I did it:

Install Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider 1.3b, choose "Test Mode" and reboot.

Install the 0.2.6 drivers from XBCD - XBox Controller Driver Forum -> Latest 0.2.6 Version

Run the driver installer as Administrator, installing only drivers. Dont bother installing the certificate. Reboot.

Run DSEO again, hit Sign System File, then type "C:\windows\system32\drivers\xbcd.sys". Reboot again.

Open Device Manager, look for "Microsoft Common Controller For Windows Class", and goto properties for "Xbox 360 Controller".

Goto Driver tab, and click "Update Driver". Click on "Browse my Computer for Driver software".

Click on "Let me Choose" and you should see XBCD driver. Click it, hit ok and that should do the trick.

Open the XBCD Setup Util, and you should see the gamepad listed. The buttons go crazy, but this is a fault of the setup util, always has been. 0.2.6 even has built in profiles for different mappings, the one I use is triggers on seperate axis. I tested this out on rFactor and it works great, rumble support and all.

Hopes this helps anyone else having this problem!
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14 Jul 2009   #8
glx

seven
 
 

I recently tried Street fighter IV with 2 Xbox 360 gamepad and it's work perfectly with XBMC.
You just have to go in Device Manager and install the XBMC driver for the second gamepad.
XBMC should find two gamepads after rebooting. You can add different mapping for the gamepad and chose on the gamepad which is the first(with Xbox button)...
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11 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Does this works with xbox 360 Wireless controller? I followed the steps but it does not show xbdc in list of drivers.
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06 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Many Thanks for this solution.
In "TEST MODE" it's ok.
Must we stay in the "TEST MODE" after?
Because when i return on the "Normal Mode" My XBOX controller don't appear.

Sorry for my bad english, i'm french...
Thank you.
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