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SubjectXbox joypads to PC new Reply to this message
Posted byfinaldave
Posted on05/23/05 05:41 AM





Hi guys, long time no see - my precious chipped Xbox isn't cutting the mustard for emulation on my new TV!! ...due to a big latency between the composite video port... yet when I connect a PC to it it's instantaneous output :-P

Since an Xbox is basically just a cheap PC in a box now I'm entertaining an idea of getting a fanless PC or media centre or something for my emulation fix, I guess you guys are experts at this? The PC just goes in a DVI port, the keyboard/mouse would just be some Bluetooth thing, but do you have favourite ways of connecting PS2 or Xbox joypads (I prefer Xbox ones myself...)

Anyone used this? :
http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?category=83&products_id=3175&
Is it any good - is there a better one? Is there one available in the UK?


Newsdee's Love, Glory, and Discussion Boards



SubjectRe: Xbox joypads to PC new Reply to this message
Posted byReznor007
Posted on05/23/05 07:09 AM



You can make your own actually. Just buy one of the replacement breakaway cables(Xbox console end), and cut off the connector, then wire it to a standard USB connector. The Xbox controller is just USB with the wires in a different position.

For drivers look for the Xbox controller driver, called XBCD. I can't remember the exact link.




SubjectRe: Xbox joypads to PC new Reply to this message
Posted byDukeFett
Posted on05/23/05 12:44 PM



If you don't mind waiting a little while, I'm pretty sure that XBox360 controllers will work on PCs out of the box.

>
>
> Hi guys, long time no see - my precious chipped Xbox isn't cutting the mustard
> for emulation on my new TV!! ...due to a big latency between the composite video
> port... yet when I connect a PC to it it's instantaneous output :-P
>
> Since an Xbox is basically just a cheap PC in a box now I'm entertaining an idea
> of getting a fanless PC or media centre or something for my emulation fix, I
> guess you guys are experts at this? The PC just goes in a DVI port, the
> keyboard/mouse would just be some Bluetooth thing, but do you have favourite
> ways of connecting PS2 or Xbox joypads (I prefer Xbox ones myself...)
>
> Anyone used this? :
> http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?category=83&products_id=3175&
> Is it any good - is there a better one? Is there one available in the UK?
>
>
> Newsdee's Love, Glory, and Discussion Boards
>


'cause a big nothin it'll be for me


Subjectlinks new Reply to this message
Posted byskydoune
Posted on05/23/05 01:15 PM



driver

do it yourself tutorial


Testing underwear in outer space


SubjectRe: Xbox joypads to PC new Reply to this message
Posted byfinaldave
Posted on05/23/05 07:58 PM



> If you don't mind waiting a little while, I'm pretty sure that XBox360
> controllers will work on PCs out of the box.

Wouldn't even need to wait, there's one on the desk next to mine ;-)

>
> >
> >
> > Hi guys, long time no see - my precious chipped Xbox isn't cutting the mustard
> > for emulation on my new TV!! ...due to a big latency between the composite
> video
> > port... yet when I connect a PC to it it's instantaneous output :-P
> >
> > Since an Xbox is basically just a cheap PC in a box now I'm entertaining an
> idea
> > of getting a fanless PC or media centre or something for my emulation fix, I
> > guess you guys are experts at this? The PC just goes in a DVI port, the
> > keyboard/mouse would just be some Bluetooth thing, but do you have favourite
> > ways of connecting PS2 or Xbox joypads (I prefer Xbox ones myself...)
> >
> > Anyone used this? :
> > http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?category=83&products_id=3175&
> > Is it any good - is there a better one? Is there one available in the UK?
> >
> >
> > Newsdee's Love, Glory, and Discussion Boards
> >
>
>
> 'cause a big nothin it'll be for me
>


Newsdee's Love, Glory, and Discussion Boards



SubjectRe: links Reply to this message
Posted byfinaldave
Posted on05/23/05 08:26 PM



> driver
>
> do it yourself tutorial
>
>
> Testing underwear in outer space
>

wicked this is exactly what I was after - at some point I'll get hacking... very cool that you can add it *on* to existing Xbox controller ends as well and use it in either - wasn't expecting that!




Newsdee's Love, Glory, and Discussion Boards



SubjectI tried it this afternoon new Reply to this message
Posted byskydoune
Posted on05/23/05 09:10 PM



Works great really, simple and easy and quite configurable. It detects every analog button as analog (shoulders and ABXY) but I don't think it can make windows see them as analog. At least the thumbsticks works damn well.

Also, if you happen to own an xbox live headset, they have a driver for it. It's like another sound device on your system. It was cool to listen to songs in winamp through my headset plugged on the xbox controller, even though the sound is shitty (blame the headset). The mic also works with this driver.


Testing underwear in outer space


SubjectRe: links new Reply to this message
Posted byeric_515115
Posted on05/24/05 02:32 AM



> > driver
> >
> > do it yourself tutorial
> >
> >
> > Testing underwear in outer space
> >
>
> wicked this is exactly what I was after - at some point I'll get hacking... very
> cool that you can add it *on* to existing Xbox controller ends as well and use
> it in either - wasn't expecting that!
>
>
>
>
> Newsdee's Love, Glory, and Discussion Boards
>
I have some thing you should like...
http://www.mayflash.com/ you find a hub for 4 players...



SubjectRe: Xbox joypads to PC new Reply to this message
Posted byBBQmyNUTZ
Posted on05/25/05 12:20 PM



> If you don't mind waiting a little while, I'm pretty sure that XBox360
> controllers will work on PCs out of the box.

I was under the impression that the Xbox360 controllers were going to be using Bluetooth 2.0... which would probably require an update of some kind to existing hardware to support the faster protocol, or more than likely an addon-card.

I doubt that Bluetooth 1.2 could handle a wireless controller... it can barely handle mice.

Kai


SubjectRe: links new Reply to this message
Posted byfinaldave
Posted on05/28/05 08:37 AM



> > > driver
> > >
> > > do it yourself tutorial
> > >
> > >
> > > Testing underwear in outer space
> > >
> >
> > wicked this is exactly what I was after - at some point I'll get hacking...
> very
> > cool that you can add it *on* to existing Xbox controller ends as well and use
> > it in either - wasn't expecting that!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Newsdee's Love, Glory, and Discussion Boards
> >
> I have some thing you should like...
> http://www.mayflash.com/ you find a hub for 4 players...
>


*ordered*!

emulations coming back to the pc after it's little hiatus on the xbox methinks...

Newsdee's Love, Glory, and Discussion Boards



SubjectRe: Xbox joypads to PC new Reply to this message
Posted byDukeFett
Posted on05/28/05 11:36 AM



I'm pretty sure the PS3 is using bluetooth, and XBox360 is using some other wireless technology.

> > If you don't mind waiting a little while, I'm pretty sure that XBox360
> > controllers will work on PCs out of the box.
>
> I was under the impression that the Xbox360 controllers were going to be using
> Bluetooth 2.0... which would probably require an update of some kind to existing
> hardware to support the faster protocol, or more than likely an addon-card.
>
> I doubt that Bluetooth 1.2 could handle a wireless controller... it can barely
> handle mice.
>
> Kai
>


'cause a big nothin it'll be for me


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