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I wanted a great controller for few PC games. The consoles has those great controllers. The PC ones is usually either great and $100+ or crappy.

Also, console companies usually does pretty good research on how people likes or dislikes controller design. I loved Xbox so I had chosen Xbox controller.

I'm not sure if you know this, but Xbox is basically a super-modded PC. Those controllers? USB devices. So you could use any device that connects to those Xbox controller ports on your PC, with custom drivers, of course. But those Xbox don't have the same ports as those tiny USB connectors on computers!

Welcome to hardware hacking.

http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Mods/xbox_controller_to_pc_usb.htm

I did this slightly differently. I simply hacked off the connector that connects to Xbox itself. The color coded wires is exactly the same, so you can't get confused. Just remove the metal wrapping and bare wires then connect all wires ( make sure all wires is color-matched! ), tape em up or use heat-stunk wraps and use something to hide the mess, and you're done! Don't connect the yellow wire ( from Xbox controller ) to any wire, according to my research, it's for some optical pen. Weird, I know... Just install drivers ( found at http://redcl0ud.hostrocket.com/xbcd.html ) then follow website on how to install drivers for your brand new PC controller.

You have to be careful on wrapping up the wires, however. I had to re-do it 2 times since one or more wires disconnected while I was wrapping it with electric tape.

I played a game and with a emulator, Super Dodge Ball for NES console. It's quite a bit easier with an actual controller, even if it's not an original one. Oops moved to PC where it belongs.

Comments (Page 1)
on Dec 09, 2004
Cool stuff, XX.
on Dec 09, 2004
I've been using an Xbox pad on my PC for a while, and it's simply the best setup you can have, especially for racing games. I'm genuinely surprised MS haven't started doing USB versions of the pad, they'd make a fortune on them, it's hands down, far better than any other PC pad available.
on Dec 09, 2004
Yeah. It's amazing controller.
on Dec 09, 2004
I just wish I could use my PC to control games like Halo on the X-box. The controllers suck and hurt my thumbs too much to enjoy it.
on Dec 09, 2004
SSG Geezer: I think there's HALO for PC?

Anyway, the games is so much more fun and easier with Xbox controller.
on Dec 09, 2004
and remember boys do not rest it on your scrotum. you've seen what laptops can do: Link
on Dec 09, 2004
and remember boys do not rest it on your scrotum. you've seen what laptops can do: Link


you know that only laptops do that right,? controllers don't get that hot, considering they don't emit any heat...
on Dec 09, 2004
you know that only laptops do that right,? controllers don't get that hot, considering they don't emit any heat...


Depends how long you keep them in your hot, sweaty little hands doesn't it. But thanks for pointing that out. I'm going to grab my xbox controller right now and uh... rest it.
on Dec 09, 2004
Dearie me...

I found it much easier to go to www.lik-sang.com for your converter goodness, look for SMARTJOY...

To the guy wanting to play xbox Halo, check the Smartjoy FRAG, ps2 keyboard & mouse for xbox mmmmm I got one & love it!!!
on Dec 09, 2004
its ok. best buy's got game controllers with fans in em to keep your hands dry.
on Dec 10, 2004
Yeah? I already converted the jack to that special Xbox connection that lets go if you pull on it too hard, done so I can use any Xbox stuff that comes with those same connector. I don't know if I can use those wireless controller but my brother has one, so I can try it.
on Dec 10, 2004
Depends how long you keep them in your hot, sweaty little hands doesn't it. But thanks for pointing that out. I'm going to grab my xbox controller right now and uh... rest it.

Don't forget, set rumble to 10........

on Dec 10, 2004
Don't forget, set rumble to 10........




I full-on forgot about that. But then again that would be more for the "little lady". And remember: the couple that plays together - stays together.



Xbox: Fun for the whole family.
on Dec 11, 2004
i got me an xbox controller for 3 bucks and had a old spare usb cord, so it can b done real cheap, i also used an old psx dual shock 2 and made an adapter for the paralle port, words just as good if not a little better
on Dec 12, 2004
d`ont they sell usb to xbox converter ...

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