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Can you hack or mod an xbox 360 controller to work with a PC and play PC games? Answered

Some PC games I have support use of a controller, so I was wondering if you could hack a 360 controller to work with PC games.


I had this problem for a while - my Xbox 360 died and I had a few charge&play cables with wireless controllers... none of them worked even with Xbox 360 compatible PC games. Had to get a "Xbox 360 for Windows" or simply a wired 360 controller. I purchased one from Gamestop for cheap and it works great... but the game has to be compatible.


8 years ago

I take it that you haven't gotten a new xbox360?

HAX! *Computer monitor flies and hits DJ Radio in the head*

you might have to download the controller driver off the microsoft website

You'll need either a wireless controller (with receiver: http://cgi.ebay.com/Wireless-Game-Receiver-NEW-Microsoft-XBOX-360-OFFICIAL-/150462537834?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Video_Games_Accessories&hash=item230844206a) or a wired controller. You're also going to need to install the driver.

Driver is here: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/download.aspx%3Fcategory%3DGaming&sa=X&ei=xTc1TNnVH8H7lwe5z-zSBw&ved=0CBUQzgQoADAA&usg=AFQjCNFuErt9IEbJdXY3Z_CQ-3RNKdxxbg

After that, make sure the player 1 light is on. Press the Xbox Guide (middle shiny button) and the battery meter should appear on your computer screen. After that, you should be able to fire up a game and use the controller.

If you need help with the driver and getting the controller to work, you're welcome to PM me as I've done this before (I have a receiver).

There's probably some off brand thing that connects an Xbox controller to a PC. Probably a bloody rip off too.

I know that it works for some games (such as Fallout 3), but that is the only game I ever had to do that for. Put the PC game in, plug the XBox controller into a USB port,and try away. I didn't have to hack at all for Fallout 3.

No, but at most electronic stores you can buy Xbox 360 controllers for windows, I think that they're the same price as the regular ones too.