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drivers were a bit of a pain on win7 but google it and had no probs so far.
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Originally Posted by ViSioNx View Post
drivers were a bit of a pain on win7 but google it and had no probs so far.
In google we trust. Life with out google seems so barbaric.
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post #23 of 28
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OK, I got everything and I've spent sometime testing it on most of my games. I must say, I am impressed. Not only do almost every game just support it out of the box, it takes pretty much no effort to get running in every game. Just turn it on and go.

I never realized how many games I have that are actually better on a controller until now.


Games test:

Resident Evil 5
Just Cause 2
Burnout Paradise
Rage
Skyrim
Hunted: The Demon's Forge
Batman Arkham Asylum
Lara Croft: The Guardian of Light


out of all those games I'd say all of them are better on the 360 controller besides maybe Rage and Skyrim but I'd say that comes down to preference. Certainly the menus in Skyrim are much better on the 360 controller.



As for the wireless adapter, I bought the cheapest one they had on Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003WFYZCY/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details

Everyone was saying that the drivers included on the disc didn't work with Windows 7, but I had zero problems what so ever with them personally. In fact I am quite impressed at how well they work. Haven't had any issues period ( I am on 5ghz mode on my router btw ).

Thanks all for help and or advice.

Oh and on top of that $10 coupon and team member discount + red card savings I got Target to price match a Toys R Us ad, got the controller ( Wireless black ) for $27 total!
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I have two different rigs one with two wireless controllers and the other with one wireless controller. Everything else is wireless as well, phones, mice, keyboards, routing etc., etc. I have had only one experience where I had to change channels on my router to avoid interference with my mouse but as far as the controllers go they have been flawless and one of the transceivers is aftermarket as well. Here's a link to a tutorial on testing your XBox wireless controllers in Windows 7 --->

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcvyZgQhmlI



You can type "joy.cpl" in the run dialogue box which will launch test applet for the controller, also don't forget about downloading the driver package from Microsoft --->

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-ca/d/xbox-360-controller-for-windows



furthermore, for a little more added convenience you can install an application called Joystick 2 Mouse which allows you to port out the controller to mouse functions and has a whack load of features so you can customise your button assignments for different scenarios.

http://atzitznet.no-ip.org/Joy2Mouse3/

Hope this shines some light on the situation for some folks. 1Xbox-360-S-Controller.png 15k .png file 20150519_135820.jpg 2558k .jpg file (15k. png file)
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Holy Necro.
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It aint dead yet.
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It aint dead yet.

Four years is pretty dead.
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LOL that's why there are two additional comments in less than 24hrs. Thanks for bringing the thread back to life though, a friend of mine who is a little late to the gaming trend was asking me some questions about the controllers which we started here. So you'll have to excuse us old folks as we may not appear to be as hip and cool as the rest of the gurus however we do try to give back more than we take. Thanks again too for reminding us that this is old, we realised that as we still have some faculty of thought left but have a hard time remmebering everything and such a warm and embracing welcome to Overclock, after all it's folks like you that make the world go around.
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