questions about 360 controllers on pc

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Post » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:51 pm

first off, do they work with directx games without special drivers?
or only with newer xinput games?

second, if I want to go wireless, do I need 4 wireless adaptors for 4 controllers?
or just one? (please only answer this second one if you know for sure)
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Post » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:43 am

Wirelss ones won't work without hacking a bluetooth dongle... and by hacking I mean physically hacking it, not just loading software.

If you are running vista then the 360 controller drivers are already there and work well. If you are using XP then the drivers can be downloaded but they suck... so I recommend downloading XBCD Driver

*EDIT*
Apparantly there is a proper adapter available now for the wireless controller for your PC. I still don't know if you need one for each controller or not - http://digg.com/gaming_news/Xbox_360_Wi ... _available

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Post » Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:49 am

From Wikipedia:
[quote:1bbybtp5]The device acts in a similar manner to an Xbox 360 as it allows up to 4 controllers and 4 headsets at a time to be connected to the receiver.[/quote:1bbybtp5]
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Post » Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:47 am

Hacking... what?

I thought it's common knowledge how that stuff works.

Alright: You buy a wireless remote receiver for the PC (I think that one's like 20 bucks) and the you can connect any Xbox360 controller to it, even multiple controllers on one receiver.

As long as you have that small thingy connected to your PC USB port, you're all set for some sweet xbox love.
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Post » Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:10 am

[quote="thomasmahler":2n9k11h3]Hacking... what?

I thought it's common knowledge how that stuff works.[/quote:2n9k11h3]

Last time I attempted this was like 3 years ago when the 360 first came out, and there was no such thing as a dongle that you buy (which I only just discovered), so before then you had to hack a standard bluetooth dongle to get it to work... too much effort, which is why I went with a wired controller at the time.

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Post » Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:36 pm

Wow, that sucks. And now it's such a great solution... oh, btw, can you somehow connect PS3 Controllers to the PC without too much bullshit?
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Post » Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:22 pm

[quote="thomasmahler":24nn5928]Wow, that sucks. And now it's such a great solution... oh, btw, can you somehow connect PS3 Controllers to the PC without too much bullshit?[/quote:24nn5928]
PS3 controllers as far as I'm aware are standard bluetooth. You should be able to connect them like any other bluetooth device.
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Post » Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:39 pm

thanks everyone

still not clear on the regular directx game thing though

and thomas, the amount and nature of the bullshit involved with ps3 controllers varies depending on whether you've got 32 or 64 windows?
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Post » Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:02 am

[quote="linkman2004":103ylst6][quote="thomasmahler":103ylst6]Wow, that sucks. And now it's such a great solution... oh, btw, can you somehow connect PS3 Controllers to the PC without too much bullshit?[/quote:103ylst6]
PS3 controllers as far as I'm aware are standard bluetooth. You should be able to connect them like any other bluetooth device.[/quote:103ylst6]
Yes I'm fairly certain this is the case. :)

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Post » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:04 am

Trine shipped for PC with XBOX controller support and no support for any other kind of gamepad.

Go Microsoft, fragmenting your own standards!

they say they didn't have many gamepads to test it on.... XD (that's bs, it was also released on XBox), they plan to add others (directInput hopefully probably) via a patch.
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