Introduction: XBOX Controler Via Usb

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It is a xbox controler for the pc for the gamers out there.

Step 1: Be Prepared

Befor you do this you need:

A 2.0 USB port
Xbox 1 contorler or 360
500mhz computer with 64mb of ram
Xbcd Software

Also If you are using the XBOX 1 controler you need to download XBCD from in the download section.

Step 2: Download the XBCD Software

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If you are Using Xbox 1 controler you need to download the XBCD (custom) from in the download section.

If and only if you are using the XBOX 360 controler.

Step 3: Wireing It Up

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Now you need to splice the adapter THE ADAPTER not the xbox cable. (some problems)

And it is the same wiring diagram as a normal usb cable.

You don't need to worry about the yellow cable just cut it off.

Step 4: Installing

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Now its time to install the software FIRST.

This part is alittle rag-tag.(windows on diffrent os"XP,2000,95")

Once you have the software installed plug up the controler and when windows reconizes it chose manual install and then select choose myself(or something like that) and select the controler and it will say that its not digitaly signed but who cares.

Step 5: Checking Your Connections

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In order to connections and if you installed it correct open up the XBCD Utility and select gamepad1 (or similar) then open up microsofts game controlers and check.

Then open up your fav game and map the controls.


happyhacker (author)2013-10-14

Another video of mine this time an xbox console mod complete with usb ports emulators and roms...Modded Xbox with usb ports and Emulators...My Sprayed and Modded Original Xbox running Xbox media center with usb ports and Emulators.

happyhacker (author)2013-10-14

just completed my latest controller mod...i know it not an xbox controller...but just wanted to show it off lol!!...wanted to say thank you for the inspiration which has inspired me to do this heres my latest controller mod...16GB USB Joypad Mod with 4793 games on it...Old usb Joypad modded into a plug & play video gaming unit that allows you to play every one of the 4793 games that are already integrated into the joypad ...From Arcade Games to Atari2600 games to Sega Master System Games to Sega Mega Drive Games to Super Nintendo Games to Nintendo64 Games...For use with any desktop pc or laptop running windows

Modded USB Joypad with a 16GB internal memory implant with 4793 games on it that Include (1619 Arcade Games)+(722 Atari2600 Games)+(370 Sega Master System Games)+(987 Sega Mega Drive Games)+(775 Super Nintendo Games)+(320 Nintendo64 Games)

..I would have listed all of the games for all the Consoles (1619 Arcade Games)+(722 Atari2600 Games)+(370 Sega Master System Games)+(987 Sega Mega Drive Games)+(775 Super Nintendo Games)+(320 Nintendo64 Games)...But there are far to many to list as it is very time consuming


happyhacker (author)2013-10-14

This mod is an upgrade to the Xbox To USB Controller Mod with 2GB internal removable USB Flash Drive with 153 games....Xbox USB Controller Mod (UPGRADE) with a 4GB internal USB Flash Drive with 355 games

happyhacker (author)2013-10-14

Nice Mod iv finished modding my xbox controller with an added upgrade Iv modded the end of this old Xbox controller to a male usb for use with any laptop or pc iv also gutted out a memory port down to the pins and soldered and hot glued in a female usb replacement into the empty port then i added a micro sd card reader with a 2gb sd card which iv added 153 arcade games onto into the usb port then i configured all the Xbox controller buttons and finally gave it a nice blue stray job.

Xbox To USB Controller Mod with 2GB internal removable USB Flash Drive with 153 games Part 1

cama900 (author)2011-07-29

hmmmm, my xbox cable has a white, yellow, red, blue, and orange cable. Anyone have an idea on which ones go where?

junits15 (author)2010-09-01

I saw one of these where the author ripped out the internal chips and reconfigured the entire controller to be a standard HID. It was a ton more work.

dnlgreenwood (author)2010-01-30

Without splicing any wires of the xbox adapter or cord, can't you just solder the usb connections into the part that connects to the xbox? i can see five connections inside there (i'm guessing that the larger one is yellow?)
wouldnt that be better..?

JDCarelse (author)2009-10-31

I tried doing this to an aftermarket wired 360 controller because i lost the breakaway cable, but it only powers on for a quick second then dies. do you think wire gauge would have anything to do with this?

JDCarelse (author)2009-10-31

i tried wiring a USB end to my aftermarket 360 wired controller (because i lost the end) but the lights only flash for a second and then it wont power up, do you think the wires on the USB end could be to thin?

putzy1 (author)2009-09-30

I did this both with a mad catz wireless controller and a normal wired controller and they both don't work with vista. the madcats one work perfectly with XP no drivers had to be installed or any special software the normal corded on well you all know is there any way to move drivers from one OS to the other on a usb driver or some thing? very nice how to also.

L.X. B0B0MAN (author)2009-08-07

heh i keep saying ok in the beginin opps

L.X. B0B0MAN (author)2009-08-07

Ok i managed to get the thing going on meh pc and it works well i had to do this thing to shut of the digital signature scan in vista i did that by pressing F8 just before the pc loaded windows it brings up tis menue and you can select to turn this off in it. But i have one more problem every thing working except the toggle trigers they act as buttons instead of triggers i mean there either all on or all off when you press them no slow steady response how can i get them working properly like there meant to be ?

L.X. B0B0MAN (author)2009-08-05

ok i manually tried to open the inf files in the diver location with the add harwaer thing on vista it said to make sure that the files were vista 64bit based how can i get this to work ?

L.X. B0B0MAN (author)2009-08-05

ok ok i have vista 64 bit it gives me the option when i plug it to either find the driver myself or scan for it or just ignore ive tried finding the driver myself by looking in the install directory from the xbcd thingy but its says it couldnt locate it what do i do ?

L.X. B0B0MAN (author)2009-08-05

Will the App Run On Vista 64bit ?

CR4CK3RW0LF (author)2009-08-01

my controller keeps shorting out my usb port, telling me to unplug the device and reset the usb port any suggestions?

KIWIDOGGIE (author)CR4CK3RW0LF2009-08-02

Try making sure that the connections are together very well, If you can solder the connection. Also try plugging it directly into a USB port on the motherboard not a USB hub. It may draw too much energy than the USB Hub can give.

Hungry_Myst (author)2006-06-14

I tryed this, but I didn't want to ruin a controller cable so I used paper clips _~.

Yerboogieman (author)Hungry_Myst2008-11-23

which prongs did you place the paper clips on? BTW, does the Xbox controller work well with N64 games?

Hungry_Myst (author)Yerboogieman2008-11-24

Check a few comments down, I mentioned which paperclip goes where in a reply. I'm not sure about N64 games, never tried it.

Yerboogieman (author)Hungry_Myst2008-11-24

lol, if possible can you please try the N64 games? i found a spare controller i want to try this with but want info from someone who tried it and knows if it works or not. If need be, i have project64 and a game i can send to you. Your help is truly appreciated. -Koolaid_slammer

daiatlus79 (author)Yerboogieman2009-07-23

nintendo 64 works BEAUTIFULLY on it! think of it as a halfway between the N64 n Gamecube controller in regards of use!

Hungry_Myst (author)Yerboogieman2008-11-24

I would, but my xbox stuff is at my parents house, which is an hour and a half drive from my university. From what I can recall the xbox controller looks like a regular joystick to the computer, so there isn't any technical reason why it wouldn't work. It probably depends on the game, whether the xbox controller button layout is usable.

daiatlus79 (author)Hungry_Myst2009-01-28

works awesome with the PJ64 emulator... has more than enough buttons...

fwjs28 (author)Hungry_Myst2009-06-03

i have done something simmilar, but with a nyko wireless controller (i wired the base with a usb cord) and hopefullyit will work...i just needs some batteries for the controller :(

i did not do this i cut the cable and joined the usb cable and the xbox cable together but you need a double pole switch to turn off the 2 data ports on the xbox cable otherwise it is not recognized by windows.

Gmastefluffy (author)Hungry_Myst2007-07-13

That was a really neat idea. Does it work well?

Hungry_Myst (author)Gmastefluffy2007-07-13

The paper clips? They work great. You need to be careful about them moving/shorting together when you move the connector, but I've never had a problem with it. It's a great temporary solution if you don't want to cut up a controller cable.

Rocket Boy (author)Hungry_Myst2007-08-01

there are 5 connectors, which 4 do the paper clips go on?

Hungry_Myst (author)Rocket Boy2007-08-01

If you hold the connector towards yourself, with the contacts on the bottom; from left to right: The Black USB wire goes on the first contact, skip the second contact, Green USB wire on 3rd contact, White wire on 4th contact, and Red wire on the 5th contact. Hope that makes sense.

can you use this xbox controller for your xbox 360?

the interface on the 360 controller is a little different, but i guess it doesn't hurt to try. i use one controller that got it's cable hashed for my computer, i just soldered usb straight to the pcb where the original cord went. it might work on a 360, i'll try it and see.

Rocket Boy (author)Hungry_Myst2007-08-03

Thanks, really great idea for those without an extra controller.

does it work for x 360?

KIWIDOGGIE (author)Gmastefluffy2007-07-13

Yea But now im not using it anymore cause the x360 controller works with retail microsoft drivers

hack124x768 (author)Hungry_Myst2007-05-17

I've used that tecnique for a few things, nintendo DS charging, [s]nes controller connection (without killing the controller), etc. This is the first time I've seen someone use them on a usb plug. Nice.

matstermind (author)hack124x7682008-09-01

how did you do super nintendo. which contacts do I put the paper clips on?

ghost 721990 (author)Hungry_Myst2007-03-21

hey how did u do that plz tell me

Jesseton (author)Hungry_Myst2006-11-01

wow did that even work, the paperclips?

Hungry_Myst (author)Jesseton2006-12-31

Surprisingly, ya. You just need to be careful about shorts, but I didn't have that problem.

trebuchet03 (author)Hungry_Myst2006-06-14

Cool - very good idea... All the benefits, minus loss of resale value :P

zachninme (author)trebuchet032006-10-22

Depends on where you resale. eBay, you would get more for it, a store like EB, less. Lesson: eBay gewd... (H_M, guess who I am! :-P)

Hungry_Myst (author)Hungry_Myst2006-06-14

Oh, in case you were wondering, Holding the connector towards yourself, with the contacts on the bottom, from left to right the pinout is is: Black, Yellow, Green, White, Red.

punkatsub (author)2008-12-27

If you did do this to your xbox classic controller would it work for the 360 console?

PSPerson (author)punkatsub2009-07-15


bighead5454 (author)2009-07-08

um i know a much much simpler way BUY ONE AT WALMART they are like only $15 and you want risk losing a $30 controller

matstermind (author)2008-09-01

try this link, it does not require you to take apart your controller. you need to take apart your XBOX which was fine in my case because I got mine broken for free.

VagsmaCutter (author)matstermind2009-04-14

My friend broke mine for free too. X friend.

matstermind (author)VagsmaCutter2009-04-14

someone was throwing out the one I got.

VagsmaCutter (author)matstermind2009-04-16

Maybe you got mine. ;(

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