akira32

Can Xbox360 controller use on PC for XNA Game

I want to write the code about Input.So I need the xbox360's controller. Can I just plug the xbox360's controller into PC and run the XNA Game Or Should I connect to Xbox360 to run XNA Game for input



Re: Game Technologies: General Can Xbox360 controller use on PC for XNA Game?

Inaki Ayucar

Yes, you can use the controller on the PC (the corded version).

Theres an special version of the controller which is boundled with a driver for Windows. This driver are also available to download from Microsoft.

Take a look at this sites:

http://maximumpc.com/2006/02/xbox_360_contro.html

http://mattbrett.com/archives/2005/11/configuring-your-xbox-360-controller-for-windows/






Re: Game Technologies: General Can Xbox360 controller use on PC for XNA Game?

Jim Perry

You should also be able to use the wireless controller with the new wireless adapter.




Re: Game Technologies: General Can Xbox360 controller use on PC for XNA Game?

The ZMan

The controller will show up as a nornal DirectInput device so can be used with all your old games. However if you are programming against it then you can also choose to use the XInput API which is much simpler.




Re: Game Technologies: General Can Xbox360 controller use on PC for XNA Game?

akira32

Does the new wireless adapter mean "Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver"

"Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver" doesn't become available in the market now.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360wirelessgamingreceiver/





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Re: Game Technologies: General Can Xbox360 controller use on PC for XNA Game?

akira32

My notebook has bluetooth. Does it mean that the notebook can connect to wireless controller without "Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows"



Re: Game Technologies: General Can Xbox360 controller use on PC for XNA Game?

The ZMan

No the wirelss controllers do not use bluetooth (or any other public standard) for their wireless




Re: Game Technologies: General Can Xbox360 controller use on PC for XNA Game?

ProfEclipse

The ZMan wrote:
No the wirelss controllers do not use bluetooth (or any other public standard) for their wireless

... other than 2.4Ghz, which is why they recommend 802.11a for Xbox360 wireless networking.





Re: Game Technologies: General Can Xbox360 controller use on PC for XNA Game?

The ZMan

Well that's more about sharing the frequency that a publicly documented protocol though right Some Microwave ovens like to play in that frequency space too but mine has never managed to play Geometry wars - well not yet anyway :-)




Re: Game Technologies: General Can Xbox360 controller use on PC for XNA Game?

ProfEclipse

Right. I was just pointing out that 2.4GHz is a pretty standard frequency, but agreeing that nothing else about the receiver was "standard".





Re: Game Technologies: General Can Xbox360 controller use on PC for XNA Game?

heartlessfubar

how are u able to use ur wireless controllers on ur pc (walk though please).....



Re: Game Technologies: General Can Xbox360 controller use on PC for XNA Game?

akira32

PC must connect a "xbox360 wirless gaming receiver for windows" and install its driver.



Re: Game Technologies: General Can Xbox360 controller use on PC for XNA Game?

stevaticus

What if I use the plug and play charge kit made for the Xbox 360




Re: Game Technologies: General Can Xbox360 controller use on PC for XNA Game?

The ZMan

No the plug and play charge kit does only charging...

To use 360 wireless controllers you need the Wireless Gaming Reciever