Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by JayList, Oct 20, 2005.
Read about this a month or so ago but does this mean the wireless controller comes with a USB cable? as I assumed you could only use a wired 360 controller with your computer.
Perhaps you'd have to use the play & charge kits they're selling for the wireless controllers ?
This is good news.
I think its just the wired ones that will work, see Team Xbox
^^ What he said. Only the wired versions work on the PC.
more interesting peripherals...
This is a damn good move from MS and one I am shocked others haven't done before.
The PS pad became almost a gaming standard for many people, if MS can make their controller the "gaming standard" it helps them sell the XBox360s, as well as a lot of over-priced controllers.
actually the present xbox controller is compatible with pcs, if you changed the connector on the end for a normal usb one it was automatically detected by windows and fully useable...
I'm getting a wired controller for my second pad (only £18 on Play), its great to know that I can use it for some PC emulator action out of it aswell.
Another nice move by Microsoft, having a pad I'm fimilliar with will make me far more likely to play on my PC.
Also how about the fact that you can also link your PSP to the 360, I would imagine that raised afew eyebrowes at sony when they heard about it
What about mouse support
Will the xbox360 have a pc mouse type thing for aiming?
If not how do you aim guns etc? when playing games?
I'm not a fan of the mouse and keyboard set-up so no doubt when I buy a new computer in a few years from now (that is more powerful then a 360), I'll be able to use my preferred method of control. For games like Prince of Persia, its control pad or nothing, a lot of genres don't suit mouse and keyboard but are perfect for the control pad.
force feedback? Does this mean the 360 will be compatible with force feedback wheels ?
Won't it be fairly easy to get some sort of bluetooth reciever installed in your pc?
The 360 wireless controllers aren't Bluetooth, that's the PS3 you're thinking of.
I thought they both were. What do 360's use then?
Standard wifi AFAIK. 2.4GHz, like cordless phones and wireless routers.
Will that mean my phone/router may interfere with the controllers? Or do I have to set up a frequency or something?
I've got a wireless phone, router and a Wavebird controller for the GC and I've never had any noticeable interference. They will have thought of this.
Bit pointless as the 360 controllers don't use bluetooth but RF technology like the existing console wireless pads. Apparently the PS3 will use bluetooth for it's wireless controllers though.
As already stated!!!
I use wireless controllers for my PS2, Xbox and Gamecube as well as a wireless router, gaming adapter and cordless phone and don't get any interference either.
i've just read this at xbox-scene.com
It's probably that the Walmart staff in question haven't yet thought about changing the wifi channel of their 360s, but I'm sure MS will get round to telling them to soon.
Are you sure the controllers are WiFi?
if the 360 has wifi built-in then why would you need to buy the wireless network adapter?
Surely they're RF signals which are using the 2.4Ghz frequency
OK, you've spotted that I'm not entirely clued up on how all this works - Wifi and RF are similar technologies though, and share the same 2.4GHz frequency right? I can change the channel of all my wifi/RF stuff... I just knew the controllers weren't Bluetooth compatible.
Has anyone spotted these controllers in the UK yet? I already have one on order from Play (the 360 "version"). But if I can get it earlier for my PC then the better.
Use is for Pro Evo and Emulators
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