how can i use my wireless Xbox 360 controller on the pc with the play and charge kit?

i have an Xbox 360 wireless controller and i also have the charge and play cable for it, and i was wondering if i would be able to use this cable to connect my controller to the pc, and use it for gaming

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jturner244 years ago

Look at what the question actually was. He was asking if he could use the wireless controller on the pc without anything else. You can use the plug and charge kit on the 360 without batteries because it powers the wireless device inside the controller. the cord has nothing to do with sending or receiving data. I have tried this personally. You can use a 360 wireless controller on the PC with a controller adapter, otherwise you need a wired 360 controller. Also if you download a program called Pinnacle Game Profiler it will make setting up your controller to your pc games alot easier. Also if your drivers for the controller don't auto install you can look them up on microsoft.com under hardware
gahapp35 years ago
You can also use your wireless Xbox 360 controller to play PC games but in order to do this you will need to purchase the wireless gaming receiver. You can purchase it from zeromartz.com for $16.76
rdavis185 years ago
NikonDork,if you ever look back at this,what you said is a lie.I can play xbox 360 from a wireless controller with no batteries in it or a charger kit and it works just fine.I have proof that it works without an adapter,at least for the 360.
krypto58635 years ago
guys here is the thing have you ever turned on an xbox with a play and charge kit it turns on faster right thats data being sent why can you unplug the play n charge and not be disconnected because you have already let the controller fin d the xbox this is enough to prove it does send data
I have moded any system controller to usb except (dreamcast and 1 other) so if you want to talk sending it to me to be moded just email
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NikonDork8 years ago
You can't unless you buy the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller PC Adapter:


Using the Play and Charge Kit for a wireless controller only carries power to the wireless controller, not data. When its charging with this cable, the wireless controller doesn't send data through the play and charge cable - it continues to send the data wireless.

The Xbox 360 Wired controller will work without any adapters.