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    Using a XBox 360 pad with PC games??

    Hi there, is there any way you can find out which "Games for Windows" titles are compatible with the Xbox 360 for Windows controller? I have Fallout 3 and Crysis that both work great but Stranglehold does not work at all.

    It does say on the back of the box in the form of a little controller sign (although it doesn't for Crysis) but I buy online so I cannot see the box. Anyone know any others that deffo work?

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    Re: Using a XBox 360 pad with PC games??

    Grab older versions of xpadder ( released as freeware once the latest version is out)

    you can map the controller and thumbsticks to whatever you want

    essentially making every game work with the 360 controller and being able to use it for normal tasks like on the desktop moving mouse opening things etc
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    Re: Using a XBox 360 pad with PC games??

    if you buy the wired 360 pad for pc it comes with the mapping software on cd i believe.

    i cant think of a game mine hasn't worked on


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    Re: Using a XBox 360 pad with PC games??

    Quote Originally Posted by danroyle View Post
    if you buy the wired 360 pad for pc it comes with the mapping software on cd i believe.
    The wired pad I bought recently had no CD/DVD disc whatsoever, just the joypad, 9 ft of cable and the warranty stuff in various languages.

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    Re: Using a XBox 360 pad with PC games??

    Does windows update not provide drivers etc. automatically?


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    Re: Using a XBox 360 pad with PC games??

    Quote Originally Posted by Odc View Post
    Does windows update not provide drivers etc. automatically?
    Yeah, Vista 64 did when I connected the pad.

    What's great is prototype saw the pad and changed the controls to what they are on the 360 as well.

    Win-win situation all round

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    Re: Using a XBox 360 pad with PC games??

    All "games for windows" games should work fine as they've got to be compatible.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Games_for_Windows

    Support for the Xbox 360 "wired" controller and the Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (same product with different name) if game supports other controllers
    Although depending on how you read that it could be that if the game supports a controller it's got to support the Xbox 360 pad but it doesn't have to support any controllers.

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    Re: Using a XBox 360 pad with PC games??

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    The wired pad I bought recently had no CD/DVD disc whatsoever, just the joypad, 9 ft of cable and the warranty stuff in various languages.
    got mine from play a couple of years back it was on the driver disc ithink. i have the cd still but havent used the controller for ages


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    Re: Using a XBox 360 pad with PC games??

    Thank's TAKTAK, Xpadder done the trick I might actually buy the new version (if there is one) as I would gladly give the guy a tenner for his work as i think it is a great app.

    Thank's to everyone who offered a suggestion as well
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    Re: Using a XBox 360 pad with PC games??

    Quote Originally Posted by danroyle View Post
    got mine from play a couple of years back it was on the driver disc ithink. i have the cd still but havent used the controller for ages
    I bought the 360 controller for Windows last month and that came with a disc but I also bought a 360 controller for the Xbox I have not took it out of the packaging yet but there is no disc inside unless it is a micro disc of some kind
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    Re: Using a XBox 360 pad with PC games??

    Quote Originally Posted by Cus_de_Sparta65 View Post
    I bought the 360 controller for Windows last month and that came with a disc but I also bought a 360 controller for the Xbox I have not took it out of the packaging yet but there is no disc inside unless it is a micro disc of some kind
    Does it have the red packaging? It will have a disk but you don't actually need it since windows installs the drivers for you. Works just the same as the wired pad.

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    Re: Using a XBox 360 pad with PC games??

    Quote Originally Posted by Haiku32 View Post
    Does it have the red packaging? It will have a disk but you don't actually need it since windows installs the drivers for you. Works just the same as the wired pad.
    Sorry I should have said they are both wired controllers I bought, the Xbox 360 Live one came in a green and white packaging. There is clearly no disc as the back of it is clear plastic and you can see the info and instruction pamphlets neatly packed behind the wire.

    Anyway I got it sorted thanks to xpadder. I even got it working with Conan AOH although I have not mapped it out the way I would like it yet.
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    Re: Using a XBox 360 pad with PC games??

    It installs the drivers automatically for you when you connect the controller...

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    Re: Using a XBox 360 pad with PC games??

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    It installs the drivers automatically for you when you connect the controller...
    But if it doesn't, then you should be able to download the drivers from http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/do...ategory=Gaming


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    Re: Using a XBox 360 pad with PC games??

    Sweet just downloaded Xpadder and it seems to work a treat thanks TAKTAK ^^

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