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Question about xbox controllers for PC

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Yo_Wattup, Feb 22, 2012.

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    You can use any Xbox 360 controller with a windows PC. The wired ones or wireless ones with a play-and-charge kit cable plugged into the PC will work without anything else needed.

    The wireless controllers need the Xbox wireless receiver for windows - that'll let you use the wireless controllers with no problems.

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    The pictures of the ebay item are not the official microsoft version as it doesn't say "Microsoft" on the top (white) section, and doesn't say Microsoft on the underside (it has "XBOX 360" on the underside where it should say Microsoft), so it looks like a knockoff (which may or may not work the same).
     
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    Thank you very much! Perfect, fast response.
     
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    Play and charge doesn't work, it has missing pins ( no data) so it only charges.

    Wired ones work perfect though : ]
     
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    I don't even know where you can buy an official wireless adapter anymore. All the ones on amazon reviews say they aren't official, though some are said to work just as well.
     
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    Just tried it and yeah it didn't work on its own. Turns out that the message I was getting on my PC saying wireless controller using play and charge kit connected was still coming from the wireless receiver (the message made it look like it was detecting it through the kit).

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    and since I'm in an edit post mood today I thought I'd link an official wireless receiver - I've only ever seen them in packs with another wireless controller for the official ones, but here is one (UK I'm afraid but ships to AU): http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Official...K_Controllers_Attachments&hash=item19cdae57e5
     
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    Thanks for that link, it seems like a decent price.

    So what's with this 'play and charge' thing? Will I have to charge the batteries separately? I need a wireless controller so I would like a seperate USB->Controller charging cable just like my wireless Logitech G700 mouse has. :D

    Not being able to play while charging is no problem, I'll just charge it overnight. :D
     
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    i bought a 360 wireless controller for PC from Newegg, then my father in law won a standard 360 wireless controller and i can say without a doubt that the reg 360 controller does pick up on the receiver. Was playing 2 player Street Fighter 4 the other day to test it out after i got it :D
     
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    i use a wireless receiver for two wireless ones, and a wired.

    makes games like trine a lot of fun.
     
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    So the standard Xbox 360 wireless controller does not have rechargable batteries - it comes with an AA battery holder that takes 2 AA batteries. You can buy a play and charge kit (I'd suggest the official Microsoft ones as my mates' knock-off battery pack didnt last long) which is a rechargable battery pack that slots where the AA battery pack would have gone (it fits any of the official wireless controllers), and it also comes with a USB cable that will charge the controller (you can use it while it is charging so there is 0 downtime). I use play and charge kits with my controllers as it's easier than trying to find new AA batteries in the middle of a halo CTF game...
     
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    Okay so I already have access to two 360 controllers (I shall steal them from my brother :D), so I'm good to buy either 2 of the receivers from the ebay links provided, yes?

    Thanks everyone for your help!
     
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    one receiver can pair multiple controllers, fyi. i think the limits 7 devices.
     
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