Reddit mentions of Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows
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  • Works with current and future Xbox 360 wireless accessories.
  • Integrated 2.4GHz high-performance wireless technology.
  • Receiving range up to 30 feet with 4 different devices.
  • Powered by USB 2.0 port on PC, cable length approx. 6 ft. (180 cm).
  • Compatible with Windows (XP/VISTA/7).
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u/jwicc · 105 pointsr/meirl

Looks like the price has gone up on the xbox 360 adapter. Also if you have a wii guitar I would recommend getting a longer mini usb cable than the one that comes with the adapter and watching this video Acai's channel also has some other good info about clone hero.

u/YesOhYes · 51 pointsr/Games

You can already use the wireless Xbox 360 controllers with a PC, you just need the USB wireless receiver

u/deh707 · 36 pointsr/buildapcsales

Yeah but you need a wireless receiver/dongle.

i'm not sure if using a play and charge kit/cable connected to the PC would work.

u/FirstTimeWang · 31 pointsr/Games

Xbox 360:

The charging cable only charges the controller. There is no data transfer. No matter what a stripper tells you. You need one of these bad boys. (also available in black.)


I believe you need to download some custom drivers as Sony does not support PC functionality out of the box.

u/UpgradeSolution · 22 pointsr/gaming

There is actually an adapter to use wireless controllers on the PC, I only know this because I have a friend that has like 30 of them and he uses them to use his xbox headset and xbox controllers for his pc.

Edit: And here they are
if anyone was curious.

u/Jimbozu · 18 pointsr/windows

The wireless 360 controller doesn't use bluetooth, it uses a proprietary wireless protocol, so you need to buy the adapter MS sells.

u/tito13kfm · 16 pointsr/techsupport

Unfortunately that will not work. You would need a Wireless Gaming Receiver.

The USB on the wireless controllers ONLY provides power for charging.

u/Narrative_Causality · 16 pointsr/Games

Alternatively, a wireless 360 controller with wireless adaptor for PC.

u/ggubz · 16 pointsr/gamingpc

Oh, right. Sorry.
You'll need a wireless gaming receiver.
Drivers can be downloaded from here.

u/insideout_waffle · 14 pointsr/battlestations
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  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller w/Play & ChargePack Silver
  • Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with Built-In Multi-Touch Touchpad

    And yes, it's a snug fit in the case. :) Not too tight!

    The trick to the case was to find a power supply that was small, yet powerful, enough to fit in the case w/o blocking the video card.

    EDIT: I didn't want to wait for Valve's Steam Box, plus I figure I could make something better for a slightly higher price. What do you think?

    EDIT: It's an Xbox wireless receiver right on top of it.
u/LeetModule · 14 pointsr/Steam

I am using a DS4 controller with a Bluetooth adapter. Works really well and I don't need to worry about a wire while gaming in bed! You can also get a wireless 360 controller and the dongle so you're able to use it.

u/Hatewrecked · 13 pointsr/AmazonTopRated

If you've ever owned an Xbox 360 (or have a wireless 360 controller), you can pick up this wireless receiver for only $16.72. Plug it into your computer's USB port and you can use your 360 controller on normal computer games. I use mine to play Nintendo 64, Playstation, and Gamecube emulators I've downloaded. So if I want to play Super Smash Bros or Animal Crossing or whatever, I can just use my xbox controller and download the game free online off of a site like It's one of my favorite purchases. I've gone back and beaten so many games for purely nostalgic reasons and have tons of hours on it. Loads of fun.

Even if you don't have a controller, you could pick one up at GameStop for like $15.

u/cpierr03 · 13 pointsr/buildapcsales

No, these wireless controllers require an adapter

u/WNW3 · 13 pointsr/localmultiplayergames

Xbox 360 wired controllers are very plug-and-play. Up to 4 Wireless controllers are also plug and play as long as you get one of these:

You are likely to find 360 controllers far cheaper than current gen controllers.

u/nostalgicBadger · 9 pointsr/skyrim

I totally get that, which is why I bought one of these and hooked my gaming machine up to my tv. Problem solved.

u/zbludgeon · 9 pointsr/Games

A wired xbox 360 controller works simply by plugging it in on windows 7. On a fresh win7 install windows recognized it right away as an xbox controller. Windows update does have a small driver update for it if you have any issues. Wireless controllers will also work but requires an adapter such as this.

I use it for platformers mainly such as super meatboy as well as snes/nes/ps1/ps2 emulators.


I also prefer the razer version of the controller. It has mechanical switches for the buttons so they feel a bit more crisp and tactile. Imagine a left or right mouse click feel but requiring slightly more pressure.

u/obamunistpig · 9 pointsr/ouya

Depends on what you want to use it for.

Your app selection becomes considerably more convenient if you load the google play store:

If you want to rock some multiplayer gaming and you have an XBox 360, one of these will be super handy (adapter to use your wifi controllers through Ouya USB):

Also, you'll want a nice spacious USB stick if you plan on storing lots of games:

If you're low on funds maybe just opt for 32 GB:

If you plan on using several USB peripherals, I really recommend a powered USB hub:

These are all suggestions and you likely have a bunch of this stuff already. Just know that most games work great with an xbox or PS3 controller. If you want just some cheap USB controllers for friends to play with, Gamestop is currently selling the Gamestick controller for $10. It's not wonderful, but that's why you make your friends use it :) YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY WITH GAME COMPATIBILITY. These worked for me with Towerfall and NES.EMU but not for some other games.

Must have apps:

Toto Temple Delux

As for hiccups, when pairing controllers, you need to be very careful. Whenever I am pairing controllers I need to do things in this order for best results.

1.) Power on Ouya with nothing paired
2.) Pair all OUYA brand controllers
3.) Pair all PS3 Controllers
4.) Pair all USB (Xbox 360 Controllers)

If you try to do things out of order, things get screwy.

Other than that, just know that a lot of us have screwed with the thing quite a bit and if you have any questions we can likely help you out.

Welcome to the club!

u/Riftsaw · 8 pointsr/Games

Alright, here's my take:

FPS, Third-Person Shooters, Racing, Action-Adventure -> Xbox 360 Controller. [For wireless controllers you use this.]

Fighting, Platforming, Beat-em-ups, RPGs -> Playstation 3 controller with motioninjoy drivers. If you want wireless you can grab a Bluetooth Dongle That's the one I use.

I have both controllers, and change them out depending on what game I'm playing. For example, I prefer the 360 controller when I'm playing Darksiders but use the PS3 controller for Devil May Cry.

u/poingi · 8 pointsr/Steam

You mean wireless controller? of course you can!
You just need the wireless receiver for windows.
link to amazon

u/xLimewireX · 8 pointsr/Games

1 long hidden HDMI from my computer to the TV solves the "moving hardware around" problem, and I already own a couple 360 controllers which connect without issue to my PC wirelessly using a $15 dollar adapter

u/gmoneygangster3 · 8 pointsr/skyrim

hello there friend

graphics wont look bad if your tv is good happy adventuring

u/DistinguishedTrout · 8 pointsr/ShouldIbuythisgame

Fuck it. Buying both as we speak. It's time I give myself an excuse to invest in one of these anyways.

u/dabork · 8 pointsr/gaming

Since I'm sick and fucking tired of hearing how "overpriced" this thing is.

The cheapest version is $550:

Core i3 4130t - $130

500GB HDD - $50

GTX 860M - Comparable Card (GTX 750) - $120

4GB DDR3 1600 - $50

Wifi Adapter - $40

Motherboard (ASRock H97M) - $80

Xbox 360 Adapter - $15

Xbox 360 Controller - $45

MicroATX HTPC Case (Still HUGE compared to the AW case) - $60

Windows 8.1 OEM - $80

Total : $670

Now please. Tell me again how you can build a computer this small, with similar or better specs, for half the cost.

u/ottoginc · 8 pointsr/gamingpc

You can always Get something like this and it should run with your wireless controller without much fuss at all.

u/dinklebob · 7 pointsr/JC2

I absolutely cannot drive in JC2 using a keyboard. I play the game with my 360 controllers. If you own a controller already you can pick up the receiver for $16ish dollars on Amazon. I'd highly recommend it.

u/neopran · 7 pointsr/pcgaming

If it's a wireless controller you need one of these. This isn't the original one, those are about $50.

u/CleansThemWithWubs · 7 pointsr/gaming

Well the first two in that link are the WiFi adapters. Specifically you'll want [this] ( for a wireless 360 controller to work with a PC (those adapters come in white as well).

u/Psychozoa · 7 pointsr/xbox

If you have a wired controller you can just plug it in and be done.

If you have a wireless controller, you HAVE to get a receiver like this for your PC. A plug-n-play kit will NOT work, but you can get a cheap off brand one from China for around $10.

u/smiley2billion · 7 pointsr/Games

MS wireless receiver and a 360 controller works well, I have a long HDMI and optical audio to receiver and use my HDTV as a secondary monitor to play all the games on.

u/Doomfield · 7 pointsr/techsupport

You can't. Wireless controllers don't send any info over the play and charge wires, they only draw power. You'll either need to use an actual wired controller, or you'll need to buy this.

u/toyboytbfb · 7 pointsr/smashbros

Wireless Adapter/ Dongle

Mayflash adapter (Converts wireless Dongle to Nintendo Switch)

Xbox 360 Controller.

If you already have a controller and it’s a bit worn out, rebuild kits can be purchased online or you can buy another 360 controller.

It’s overall same price as a Pro Controller for this setup but I prefer the bigger thumb sticks and more fluid buttons of the Xbox controller. Vibration features also work so it’s incredible imo.

u/amusso18 · 7 pointsr/xboxone

I might suggest 2 things:

  1. Buy a long HDMI cable and hook your PC up to your TV, like this one:

  2. Buy a wired XB360/XB1 controller with a USB extension (or a PC wireless adapter for them) like these:

    That way, you can use your PC (Steam's Big Picture mode is fully controller supported) while sitting on your couch playing games. You can get the whole setup for under $50 either way you choose to do it. You get all the power of a PC with all the convenience of a console. Not sure why more people don't do this, but I HIGHLY recommend it.
u/n0ggy · 7 pointsr/Games

To use a Wireless 360 controller on the PC, you need a Wireless Gaming Receiver.

Even if you used an USB cable on your wireless controller, it wouldn't work. The USB cable only serves for charging the battery. The input signals are wireless only no matter what, and that's why you need the receiver.

I personally use a Wired Controller as player 1, and my roommates use 3 wireless controllers with the receptor. Takes up 2 USB ports.

u/omgpokemans · 7 pointsr/patientgamers

I can't speak for the XB1 controllers, but the 360 controllers are not bluetooth. However, you can still use them if you have one of the USB dongle things.

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/AskGames

No the charge kit does not work he is talking about the actual wired controller.

This is the adapter

u/freshmas · 6 pointsr/pcgaming

It will charge the controller, but that's it. You still need a wireless adaptor.

u/lrv94 · 6 pointsr/gaming

I used it at a small nvidia event thing before it was released, but using the final retail model. I didn't really like it too much, I found the screen was a bit too small for some decent gaming, it was heavier than I expected it to be, the controller doesn't feel like it'd be comfortable for long term use and I overall didn't really get the point of it, as without the use of a VPN and always having a strong 4G LTE connection, you can only use it in your house, you know, the place where your PC is, and it's not like you can stream it from your PC, play on shield, do other stuff on pc (such as another user), overall, there's much cheaper solutions to this, if you have a gameklip and a wireless xbox controller with the dongle and some software called splashtop.

Also, shield requires a minimum of a GTX 660, the DIY version works with anything, except it does only stream at 800x600 (stable) and it only works on games that have borderless windowed (or just windowed, if you can deal with start menus etc), but it's a solution if you only play a few games and have a smartphone.

TL;DR: Screen too small, bit too heavy, uncomfortable to use for long periods of time, cheaper alternative if you don't mind some setbacks

EDIT: Word fail

u/SumoSizeIt · 6 pointsr/xbox360

It is purely for charging. The official reciever doesn't appear to be all too expensive, about $10 cheaper than a new wired controller.

u/The_Masked_Bandito · 6 pointsr/gaming

All you need is that device and then this Wireless Receiver and it will work just fine. It's what I used on my PS3.

u/CarUnShe · 6 pointsr/Steam

No, those cables only charge the controller, they don't have any data transfer capabilities. You can use this if you want to use your current Xbox controller for pc.

u/Forcen · 6 pointsr/Steam_Link

Can you get it to work on your PC? I suspect not since that looks like a charge cable.

You need one of these to make it work on a PC or a Steam Link:

More controller info: /r/Steam_Link/wiki/supported_controllers

u/jimbot70 · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You do realize they make wireless controller adapters for PC right?

u/MysteryDeuce · 5 pointsr/gaming

Side note for those saying buy a wired 360 controller: If you already have 360 controllers laying around (or can borrow from friends etc..) Save some cash and get one of these bad boys:

Supports up to 4 controllers at once.

u/trakata · 5 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

Just throwing it out there, but there is an existing Microsoft wireless RF receiver for 360 controllers to connect to pc anyone who does not have a broken Xbox/no soldering exp.


u/crimzonphox · 5 pointsr/AskGames

he means this guy here

u/atanos · 5 pointsr/GameDeals

It's $16.50 on Amazon:

You can probably find it cheaper if you buy it on eBay.\

Edit: Watch out for knock-offs. It should say "Microsoft" on the front of it.

u/Elaine_Benes_ · 5 pointsr/ShouldIbuythisgame

I have something ridiculous like 500+ hours across all the Souls games and I cannot for the life of me understand how people play them without a controller. If you can borrow your brother's controller, all you need is one of these to play on your PC. If you're really used to keyboard and mouse you might be fine, but it seems crazy to me...have you ever played The Witcher? The gameplay is really similar to that. Aim isn't that important as /u/Zoraji said, and it's more about being able to button mash quickly and intuitively. I find it a lot harder to do that on a keyboard.

Graphics on PC aren't a lot better, although there are some ways you can fuck around with the settings to improve them. I would Google around. I actually just reinstalled DS1 after years of not playing it, so I'm not sure what has changed since it switched to Steamworks. The original dscfix and dsfix are no longer compatible, for one thing, but I think there was a dsfix update.

u/phort99 · 5 pointsr/IndieGaming

Online multiplayer in a fighting game is really hard to get right. Probably at least +3 months extra development for a game like this.

> You expect me to buy 2-4 controllers to play with friends on a PC monitor?

I have regular game nights with friends where I hook my laptop up to my TV and we play on Xbox controllers using this adapter. Works just fine for me.

u/rawn53 · 5 pointsr/gamingpc

If your 360 controller is wired, just plug in and go. They're excellent PC gamepads. If it's wireless, you'll need something like this.

u/icanarejesus · 5 pointsr/gaming

Dude, just hop on that Steam. It's easy. I use my Steam account for Civ V and various indie games. It's good stuff. Plus, if you really just use Xbox because you like the controller, you could pick one of these up.

u/_guppster · 5 pointsr/GuitarHero

xbox 360 controllers are NOT bluetooth. you will need this adapter to use xbox 360 controllers on your PC:

u/jeffthefaggot · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you're really judging your gaming experience by something as trivial as how it sounds to tell someone to pass your peripheral, then you could just get one of these.

u/TimmyP7 · 5 pointsr/CloneHero

Just grab this:

And the guitar should connect to it no issues. After that you're good to go.

u/Knobodycares · 5 pointsr/nvidiashield

Yep. Just need one of these bad boys:
Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows
I’ve had 4 hooked up wirelessly playing ultimate chicken horse

u/jquacker · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

It looks like you're using a Play and Charge cable on a wireless controller. So this controller would normally be wireless and this cable is used on the xbox to charge it.

This cable does not allow you to connect your controller to your PC to use as a game controller. It only transfers power to charge the battery, not data. As far as I know, third party or not, these cables cannot be used to use this controller on a pc.

The only option is to get an official USB wired Xbox 360 controller or get a Wireless Adapter for PC:

u/JakMon777 · 5 pointsr/CloneHero

You're looking for a Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows. I got mine from eBay, I'm 99% sure it's not a legit one but it works just fine. Be careful though, I know some people have had issues in the past and if you get a dud one you're shit out of luck. Official ones will be manufactured by Microsoft.

Here's a link to an official one on Amazon

u/Deimorz · 5 pointsr/gaming

Yes, you just need one of these, then you sync a controller to it instead of the 360:

u/ChaosLFG · 5 pointsr/GirlGamers


There's a number of ways you can use a controller on a PC, depending on the controller.

  • Wired Xbox 360 controllers are typically recognized by Windows on the spot. Yay!

  • If your controller is recognized, but your game is being an asshole, you can use the program here, Joy2Key, to set the controller's buttons to either mouse movements or key buttons. The way I do this is using Joy2Key and notepad. I bind everything to a different letter in Joy2Key, and then press everything and move every joystick to see what is what, and then I set it how I need it. NOTE: Joy2Key has a lot more spaces for buttons listed than are on the controller.

  • If you absolutely love a controller without a usb hookup, you're not out of luck! Here on Play Asia's site is a directory with converters for almost every controller type you can think of. I have a lot of personal experience with Mayflash's wired wii classic controller converter--some of the best money I've ever spent, considering it's a lot easier to lazygrind on WoW while watching TV with a controller that fits my teeny hands, rather than with an Xbox controller or a keyboard and mouse in my lap while I'm trying to chill. Mayflash in general's pretty good. The one caveat is that I always use Joy2Key (just makes using a controller so much easier when the buttons are WSAD instead of joy_hat_1, joy_hat_2 and so forth), so I don't know how good native support in games is.

    EDIT: Forgot about wireless ones. There's a receiver here. You can probably find it cheaper not on Amazon, but there's definitely options.
u/watwait · 5 pointsr/Marvel

Yup. As long as you're using Xbox controllers. This was a great investment

u/bigbrentos · 5 pointsr/GameDeals

This can connect 4 360 controllers to 1 USB port. I've used it for local 2v2 matches of Rocket League.

u/xcrowtrobotx · 5 pointsr/Games

360 Wireless Receiver which I've had for years.

EDIT: Changed link to 1st party receiver.

u/Sir_Launcelot · 5 pointsr/pcgaming

I think you need a receiver for that. The wired controllers work fine too.

u/JulFX · 5 pointsr/Steam

no, you have to buy a Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows:

u/theory_of_game · 5 pointsr/xboxone

360 controllers are not compatible with the Xbox One, nor are they compatible with the Xbox One dongle. You need the Xbox 360 wireless adapter for your PC.

u/Joedang100 · 4 pointsr/gaming

I found that this thing works pretty well for that.

u/TMulharin · 4 pointsr/CloneHero

No. You'd need one of these.

u/OMGITSABOMB · 4 pointsr/gaming

It does work with wireless but you have to get an adapter for it.

u/xylotism · 4 pointsr/gaming

I use one of these with my Xbox 360 controller.

Most games (pretty much any game you could get for a 360, and more) support the 360 controller, they change the onscreen buttons and everything, so it's like paying $20 to play Xbox 360 games on your computer. Pretty good deal imo.

u/Cxpher · 4 pointsr/linux_gaming

This one --> Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows

u/TheSuburbanMachine · 4 pointsr/GuitarHero

This awesome dude Plumato made a video guide on how to install Guitar Hero 3 PC, 3D Analyze (important, for framerate optimization) and Guitar Hero 3 PC Control Pannel (which allows you to add custom songs)

He has a Google Drive that has all the files you will need. Search "Plumatos drive" on this subreddit or I think there are links to his drive in the discription of the vid I linked

The process is a little complicated but not too bad if you follow the video closely.

Yes you can use your Xbox guitar
A wired xbox 360 Xplorer controler is the best guitar to use and will work with a connected usb break away cable.
These guitars arent super easy to find anymore though.

To use wireless a wireless xbox 360 guitar (like the GH3 les paul, world tour guitar, warriors of rock guitar, etc) you will have to buy a xbox to windows wireless reciever

u/Simplifyze · 4 pointsr/GuitarHero

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows

i believe this would work

u/Xjph · 4 pointsr/pcgaming

Okay yeah, you need one of these or more likely a third party knockoff since the first party ones aren't made anymore and are ridiculously overpriced. The Xbox 360 wireless controller has no native PC compatibility.

u/Verado · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You use something like this.

Wireless controller won't work on pc without it, because the cable works as a power source

u/Spark_Ihyullthet · 4 pointsr/GuitarHero

You need a wireless adapter, preferably this one

u/generalkiddo · 4 pointsr/xbox360


this is what you need. Unless you can find a wired controller for the 360.

u/plopdawg · 4 pointsr/techsupport

Something like this.

The charging cables do not work. Source:my experience

u/jayapple · 4 pointsr/gamingpc

Never used the Razer gamepad but I can vouch for the xbox 360 controller. The build quality is time tested and Windows has excellent support for it... most games have all the controls mapped correctly by default.

I already had wireless xbox controllers so I just picked up one of these and it has performed perfectly

u/currantlydate · 4 pointsr/gaming

I actually sit on my couch and hook up the PC to the TV in the living room. Works wonders, and you don't need a wired controller so long as you have an adapter.

It works really well, but if you go back and forth from PC to xbox then you'll have to reset the controller. Or just have two separate ones like I do.

u/BabyPuncher5000 · 4 pointsr/emulation

You have to use the wireless adapter.

u/Branflakes222 · 4 pointsr/xboxone


There may be a receiver on the way but at this moment you can't.

u/chloraphil · 3 pointsr/gaming

The wireless controllers will work IF you buy a receiver:

u/MisterMorgo · 3 pointsr/gamingsuggestions

Buy this one...plug and play, in Windows 8 no less, and works flawlessly

u/rebeltrillionaire · 3 pointsr/nba

If you already have some wireless controllers, the official Microsoft wireless receiver works perfectly.

Setup is super easy and the computer recognizes them the same way it does wired. Meaning if you're into emulator games like Mario Kart 64, adding a controller is not hard at all. I read all the reviews and the generic one is like $5 cheaper but way less reliable. Plus the official one is on Prime so pretty much a wash.

u/SonOfHylia · 3 pointsr/gaming

I'm pretty sure you can just buy an adapter online.

u/robsclone · 3 pointsr/ShouldIbuythisgame

with the controller receiver do-jiggy, this puts Arkham City up to like $26! If you look at it that way, at least... Sounds awesome, but not sure...

BTW: to use wireless 360 controller with windows, this is the gidget needed:

u/Dildo_Slaggins · 3 pointsr/gaming

To connect the controller either plug a wired Xbox 360 controller in or use to connect wireless controllers.

u/samuraisams123 · 3 pointsr/darksouls

You can also use your existing wireless 360 controllers with this.

Works flawlessly for me.

u/iCeCoCaCoLa64tv · 3 pointsr/GuitarHero

For the record, never use PlayStation guitars. Way too much lag.

I'd actually recommend a Wii guitar. Acai recently found an adapter that makes any Wii guitar just as good as a wired 360 guitar, and you don't even need a Wii remote. See it in action here. Skip to 4:25 in the video to see how it works.

As for where to find them: Check Craigslist, LetGo, and Facebook Marketplace. Also check Goodwills and other thrift stores in your area. Wii guitars are dirt cheap if you want to spend $30 on that adapter. Xplorer guitars are just as good but will probably be a bit more expensive depending on where you buy them. Wireless Xbox 360 guitars are the next best thing but they require a wireless adapter and two AA batteries.

u/acornty · 3 pointsr/HalfLife

You might. In my situation, I use this bad boy to wirelessly use my 360 controller. It works pretty well. I believe you have to install some drivers, but it's not that difficult.

u/CampAsAChamp · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

You can probably buy one of these from eBay, shipping from China for like $7 bucks which should work but you might have some driver issues every once in a while.

Personally I spent like a few dollars more and bought a Microsoft branded one through Amazon for like $10, and I haven't had any issues, but it seems as though they have gone up in price since I bought one last

u/zebrawaterfall · 3 pointsr/gaming

Definitely go with a wired xbox 360 controller. If you already own a wireless one you can get a dongle for your PC that will connect any xbox 360 wireless device.

Here is the adapter

I prefer wireless myself. Wired controller can be had for around $30.


u/sufjan_stevens · 3 pointsr/raspberry_pi
  1. Acquire the following...

  • 1x Powered USB Hub
  • 1x Raspberry Pi (Rev 2 is better)
  • 1x 5V // 2.0 A Power Supply (for the pi) (micro usb end, some android devices use these, the iPad does, and the Playbook supply also works)
  • 1x Power Bar (a small one is preferred, I integrated mine into the NES)
  • 1x Wireless Internet Adapter (optional)
    WiFi Adapter must be on this page :
  • A (broken hopefully) NES
  • 2x M-F USB Adapter (A-B or whatever you want to call it)
  • 1x Wireless Xbox 360 Usb Adapter: (I'm not endorsing Amazon, but using this link for ease) :
  • 1x Keyboard
  • 1x Mouse
  • Some Lego Bits
  • Super Glue
  • Exacto Knife
  • 1x Candle (trust me)
  • 1x 2-Pin Header (and female adapter)
  • 1x HDMI Cable

  1. First things first, that NES is going to have to be gutted some, so unscrew the innards, and if the NES is toast, then you can trash them. Remove the front Power/Reset Switch by unscrewing the 2 screws holding it in. Take it out, and strip the top of the wire.

  2. Power and Reset

    There should be 5 wires coming from the front power/reset panel. You're going to need 4 of them (red/brown, and orange/yellow). The Orange/Yellow are (+ / -) respective of the Reset switch, and the Red/Brown are (+ / -) respective of the Power switch. Label these, and I will explain how to use them later.

  3. Power Supply and wiring the Power switch with it

    So now, you have the front panel power button stripped, and labelled. Get your RPi power supply, and strip the wire down short enough so that the excess wire does not clutter the inside of your NES, you need all the precious space you can get. Solder the (+) end of the RPi power supply to the (+ / red) wire from the front panel power switch. Then, solder the (-) end of the switch to the (+) end of the now stripped micro USB power adapter end. You now have a working power switch for your RPi!

  4. Reset Switch

    (for Rev 2)

    (for Rev 1, use jbaker1225's acquired reset button)

    Now, for Rev 2 wiring of the reset switch. This is easier than the power switch. You're going to need to follow the video above, and once that's done, just solder the (+ and -) ends (orange/yellow as stated prior) to an adapter like this (found in old pc cases) ...

    Then plug it into the headers that you installed using the lifehacker video.

  5. Fitting everything in there

    Now comes the fun part, actually assembling the NES. First thing to put in should be the RPi, find a comfortable place for it. Then place the Xbox wireless adapter in there, make sure it is adjacent to a wall and facing outwards (you're going to need to click that button to sync the controllers). Place the power bar inside, and then plug in the 2 power adapters (for the usb hub, and the RPi). Lastly, place the USB Hub somewhere where all the wires are easily accessible (I placed mine on top of the RPi and glued lego to the bottom of it, but you don't have to do this). Once you have found a comfortable place for each material, super glue a piece of lego beside the part to ensure it does not move when being transported. The lego acts as a spacer from other internals, and the top of the NES should keep everything in place. The way I secured the RPi was a little different, but can be seen in the gallery. Plug the HDMI cable in, and lead it out of the case, if it does not fit out of any of the precut holes for the NES, time to take out that exacto knife and candle. Heat up the blade with the candle, then press into the NES where you want to cut a hole. The results of this are seen in the gallery.

  6. Set us up the games

    I followed the same guide jbaker1225 did, and it is referenced here...

    I'm not going to go in depth on how to install ROMS, that can all be found above, and through other various online RPi resources.

  7. The wireless controllers

    The above link is the a driver for Linux for use with the Xbox 360 Gamepads.

    This is the thread that helped me with the Xbox Controllers...

  8. Enjoy
u/SpinkickFolly · 3 pointsr/GamePhysics

I have been using it for years now. I prefer gaming with a controller I can lean all the way back and kick my feet up. Conflicted on how I'm going to play first person view in GTAV for PC, I hate playing any fps with a controller unless it's an rpg. A

But prefer driving and flying with a controller, GTA has been like that though.

u/donkeedong · 3 pointsr/gaming

You can get a wired controller and plug it in or get the wireless receiver like this

u/Jdix · 3 pointsr/gaming

If you already own a wireless Xbox 360 controller I recommend you buy this

u/mishugashu · 3 pointsr/linux_gaming

>xbox 360 wireless controller plugged in with the usb cable and no luck due to me not having bluetooth capabilities.

Xbox 360 Wireless needs a proprietary wifi dongle... it's not bluetooth. It says Windows, but I've used it on linux with xboxdrv: I've never had any luck with it being wired either.

Personally, I enjoy the Sony DS4, but it does require a bluetooth connection. You can buy a generic usb dongle for cheap though.

u/eliteeggnog · 3 pointsr/gaming

I haven't used a pair of A2DP headphones for gaming, though I do use my Motorola S9-HD while exercising.

In regards to a bluetooth mic, I used to have an ok headset (mono+mic) but with noticeable lag and shitty battery life I decided to stop using it.

I now use the Xbox 360 Wireless Headset in conjunction with the Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver which work great.

When I'm not using my speakers on my PC, I have a pair of Sennheiser HD555s with an iBasso D2 (apparently no longer sold) USB Digital to Analog Converter/Headphone Amp.

u/AcidicSuperSam · 3 pointsr/gaming

As a PC/Xbox 360 gamer, this is one of the best investments I've ever made. Now, any controller I buy works for both 360 and PC.

u/jvulture · 3 pointsr/halo

only way. need... a PC version of halo 2, xbox 360 controller USB or wireless adapter, xbox live account (gold)

i still play somtimes. theres usually only one enjoyable game going on aside from that its all just big levels and people messing around.

u/furuta · 3 pointsr/pcgaming

I bought this one, which is the official microsoft receiver, and its been great. it came in black, but it works and sits behind my computer so whatever.

I used the microsoft drivers for it as well. make sure you go here to get the driver for your correct OS. after installing the driver, go into device manager find the 360 controller for windows (it may show up as an unknown device at first) and "update" the driver by selecting that you would like to choose the drive form the list. find the wireless receiver in the list and you will be good to go. here is a good description within a forum post about getting it to work. let me know if you have any questions. i have it up and running on 64bit win 7 without any problems.

EDIT: I have also used this with 3 simultaneous controllers without issues, FYI.

u/nyef · 3 pointsr/lifeisstrange

Easiest thing to do would be to buy a wired 360 controller.

The game works perfectly with the 360 controller, no setup required.

If you go the wireless route you do need to purchase a wireless receiver. I bought a cheap knock-off receiver (was a lot cheaper than the official one) but windows doesn't automatically detect it as a 360 controller wireless receiver. You have to do the whole device manager dance to get the correct driver loaded. After that it worked perfectly. I imagine the official wireless receiver will be plug-and-play with windows 10.

u/youhavebeenMARKed · 3 pointsr/Games

Let me start off by saying that I haven't done this yet, I just ordered my wired controller today. But, yes you can connect your xbox controller to your Mac. If you have a wired controller I believe all you need to do is download this driver. For wireless controllers you need one of these for the controller to be recognized, however, I'm not sure if this will work for OSX, but it'll work through bootcamp I'd imagine. Hope this helps in some way!

u/zeug666 · 3 pointsr/Steam

> I have a wireless controller but I plugged it in w the Plug and Play USB cable that charges it.

The Play n Charge cable carries ONLY power to charge the controller batteries. No data.

> Do I need something else?

Yes, the Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows will allow you to connect the wireless controller to your PC. Please note that there is a different version for the Xbox One wireless controller and that the two are not compatible (360 controller doesn't work on Xbone adapter, Xbone controller doesn't work on 360 adapter). Or a wired version of either controller, which you just plug and play.

u/delkarnu · 3 pointsr/gaming

You don't always have that option. They discontinued the plug-in controller, and the wireless one doesn't work with a PC.
Unless something has changed? Are you aware of some hot news that I may have missed?

You are wrong twice:

Wired controller still available on amazon:

Wireless works with windows with an adapter:

Bonus: wireless controller with the adapter:

u/Thetomas · 3 pointsr/Vive

Bluetooth adapters might work with the new xbox controllers, but if you're using the 360 wireless controllers, you need THIS ONE.

I tried using the one r/ACiDiCACiDiCA recommended and it does not work with 360 controllers.

360 controllers work great, and are cheaper and more plentiful than the new ones. If you don't own a xbone, i recommend them.

u/bdnicho · 3 pointsr/techsupport

Are you certain? The charging kits you can buy for XBOX controllers are power only, no data. Even when plugged in they still communicate wirelessly. If this is the case you need the Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows. Almost all XBOX 360 controllers are wireless unless you specifically bought a wired one.

When plugged in, if you download and install the controller drivers it will look like they installed fine, because they have, but there is no data connection to the controller so it just doesn't show up. All indicators suggest it is installed correctly, but it just won't show up in your controller utility.

u/gilthanan · 3 pointsr/pcgaming

It's plug and play, it will auto find your drivers.

Just buy any xbox controller, I would stick with an actual Microsoft product. I have a bias because of how shitty all third party stuff used to be though. Also I find Razr is overpriced, while nice, but I feel you are just paying for a label. I don't know about the Razr, but I like being able to use my controller with an Xbox or my computer.

You can get a wireless controller, that is what I use. You just have to buy the adapter. It's much handier being cordless.

u/arturxxx · 3 pointsr/CloneHero

I've used the microsoft one for over a year without any problems.

u/K0A0 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

None, you need this. It takes up to four controllers.

u/wrathObong · 3 pointsr/gaming

This reciever allows you to use up to 4 wireless 360 controllers with your PC, I coupled this with a 50' HDMI to my 32" TV in my family room to my gaming rig in my room and BAM! I have a quick switch between Console and PC using Steam's Big Picture mode!

u/Linkitch · 3 pointsr/darksouls

Well depends what you prefer, but I can recommend the xbox 360 controller. And for that you'll need one of these.

u/areyougame · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

The Play n' Charge kit only provides power to the controller, you need to get the wireless receiver to use your controller on your PC.

u/mtbkr24 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

It is possible, you would just have to buy one of these.

u/admiralnorman · 3 pointsr/htpc

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD A8-7600 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor | $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | MSI A68HI AC Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard | $81.98 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory | $39.88 @ OutletPC
Storage | Seagate Pipeline HD 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive | $52.90 @ Amazon
Case | Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case | $34.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $24.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive | LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer | $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $382.72
| Mail-in rebates | -$35.00
| Total | $347.72
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-09 13:59 EST-0500 |

CPU and GPU - It comes with what is close to an R7 240 GPU. Should be competent in new stuff at 720p, and maybe even 1080p with the settings turned down.

Mobo - has the form factor you want, but also built in WiFi

RAM - These APU's like high speed memory. Make sure to manually share 2gb to it and set the correct xmp profile.

HDD - What you asked for. Although splurging a little to also add an SSD for the OS will make it feel a lot faster.

Case - One of the smaller ones that will take a normal sized Optical drive.

PSU - Whatever it'll work.

Optical Drive - Blu-Ray reader.

For Peripherals:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Keyboard | Logitech K400 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Touchpad | $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Game Pad| Xbox 360 Wireless Controller - Glossy Black| $34.95 @ Amazon
Game Pad Wireless Adapter| Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows| $22.96 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $87.90
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-09 14:09 EST-0500 |

Keyboard - Love it. Range is great. Batteries last forever. Has a really cool left mouse button on the upper left hand corner.

Game Pad - Best cost/value product out there.

Game Pad Wireless Receiver - Needed for the controller.
u/VoltageNZ · 3 pointsr/pcgamingtechsupport

To use 360 controllers on PC you only need the wireless receiver

u/backlash64 · 3 pointsr/CloneHero

Any Xbox 360 guitar will do (provided you have the Xbox wireless adapter) but lately Wii guitars have risen in popularity due to an adapter popularized by Acai. It's currently sold out, but another shipment is due in about a week.

u/doubleonad · 3 pointsr/gaming

Any wired 360 controller will work with a PC. If you want to use a wireless one, you can, but you need to purchase a dongle for it.
The dongle will let 4 controllers and 4 headsets connect to your PC.

u/16BitHero · 3 pointsr/gaming

Well, it doesn't fix the problem, but you could pick one of these bad boys up and still use multiple controllers with your pc.

u/vifer78 · 3 pointsr/gaming

if you already have a 360, buy this , I have it and works quite good as a gamepad

u/Kumoriel · 3 pointsr/htpc

I'll share my set up with you and answer some questions.

I sought to do the same as you, so I built "EmuBox." It's an HTPC/Emulation combo. It can play games from the good old arcade days all the way up to Wii. It runs on Windows 8.1, using EmulationStation as a frontend and RetroArch as a backend. It also uses PCSX2, Dolphin, and PPSSPP as backends. I play using an Xbox 360 controller because it has native Windows support. For HTPC usage, I use Kodi.

First of all, for controllers, I highly recommend a wireless adapter for Xbox 360. You plug the adapter into one USB port and it can serve four controllers. Next, for hardware. If you want to play some newer systems like PS2 and Wii, you will need something more powerful. And yes, it's true, Intel is better than AMD for emulation because Intel processors have fewer, more powerful individual cores than AMD (AMD uses more, less powerful cores model). Dolphin and PCSX2 can be very CPU demanding. For that reason, I got a Intel i5-4460 for the job. Dolphin's forum recommends a minimum of an Intel i5-2xxx. If you go for an Intel i5-6600, you'll be golden. If you want to overclock, get the i5-6600K (and a motherboard that supports overclocking). For a motherboard, I chose a MicroATX motherboard, but if you want to go real SFF, go for an ITX motherboard. As mentioned before in this thread, PCPartPicker is your friend. 8 GBs of RAM is sufficient, you could probably get by on 4 GBs.

It took quite a bit of time to get everything working the way I wanted. I had a few goals in mind: no keyboard/mouse, no need for desktop. Basically, I wanted a "console." So, I set up EmulationStation so it automatically starts up when the PC starts up. Next, I used a program called JoytoKey and configured my Xbox controller so that the Xbox button (center button) is the equivalent of pressing Alt-F4 (only on certain programs, I made EmulationStation an exception so I didn't accidentally exited out of EmulationStation to the desktop). I set up RetroArch and ran the controller configuration (I had to borrow three Xbox controllers for set up, all had to be connected at the same time for four player configuration). Next, I set up Dolphin and PCSX2 and PPSSPP. Unfortunately, PCSX2 was the biggest cause of headache because PS2 emulation varies between each game... I only have a handful of PS2 games that work "out of the box" with that program. Dolphin, on the other hand, has been very stable. And finally, after all configuration was complete, I loaded up the ROMS, scrapped the games with the scrapper, and booted up the system.

Currently, the system works very well. I played Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess (GCN) all day yesterday with no problems. I can play the PC version of Skyrim (using the Xinput feature of the game), and I even have some visual novels like Fate/Stay Night supported. I plan on adding more PC games later, assuming they support Xinput. The beauty of systems like these is I never had to take out a keyboard or mouse. I had it plugged into the TV and only used the Xbox controller.

u/omfgcow · 3 pointsr/skyrim

Off the top of my head, I know you need this . Also Vista/7 have the drivers by default.

u/dougmc · 3 pointsr/patientgamers

Or you can just get one of these and use a wireless Xbox 360 controller. You probably won't want to share the controller between your PC and your 360, however, as re-binding it back and forth would be a pain. (You'd have the same problem sharing one controller between two 360s.)

You are correct in that it's quite helpful to have one of these things, however. There are other controllers that will work, but the 360 controller is the best supported.

u/Efrima · 3 pointsr/ShouldIbuythisgame


Yeah, exactly!...That thingy :)

Been working great for us!

What are you using? The wired controllers I assume?

u/Biffingston · 3 pointsr/gaming

Um.. if you haven't already, you will also need to pick up one of these if you don't want a wired controler...

Otherise the wired ones, I'm told, are USB and you can just plug in. It's very nice to have because a lot of games default to the xbox layout automatically.

u/aziridine86 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

If the game supports controller use, then yes its just plug and play. Shift 2 Unleashed definitely works. Don't know about FIFA but if Steam says full controller support you should be good.

If you want to use a controller in a game that doesn't support it, or use the controller like a mouse in Windows, then you need something like JoyToKey to map the controller inputs to your keyboard and mouse.

For the wireless controller I believe you need to purchase a USB wireless receiver separately like this:

Just like the controllers I think there are Microsoft versions and also cheaper 3rd party versions.

u/BusToNutley · 3 pointsr/gaming

In case you have a wireless controller you'd like to use, get one of these.

u/EskimoNoise · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

The usb cable is for power only, no data is sent through it. You'll have to go on amazon or ebay and search for "xbox 360 wireless adapter"

Should look like this

u/AXPredator · 3 pointsr/buildapc

unfortunately not that I know of, but you can do this or buy this

u/growingt · 3 pointsr/oculus

There is currently no support for OS X with the new SDK - so at this point, you'll need a windows install. Don't know if parallels will work - I assume windows needs to be in control of the displays.

For the Xbox controllers, supposedly wireless ones work if you've got a receiver dongle.

u/TacticalBacon00 · 2 pointsr/techsupport

That controller is wireless and you'll need a wireless adapter to make it work. The mini USB cable is only for charging.

EDIT: no data is ever sent over that cable, just like the regular play and charge kit

u/murphs33 · 2 pointsr/Steam

Xbox wireless controllers can't connect to a PC unless you have one of these

u/FRSBRZGT86FAN · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

it worked flawlessly on my windows 8.1 rig no problems and amazon has a great selection:

Also interestingly it may have automatically installed drivers itself because I didn't need to install them and may not have noticed or maybe my wired Xbox 360 controller drivers worked for it. Anywho it works fine and all my games accept it easily and the integration is seamless

u/FumpleThumb · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

I just ordered one of these. If you already have an wireless Xbox controller it should be great.

u/kryptykk · 2 pointsr/funny

I got mine right from Amazon last month for $16. A lot of people were complaining in reviews that theirs weren't official, but mine is a legit Microsoft one. Works like a charm, was plugged in and connected in under 10 seconds.

u/OhNoItsGodzirrah · 2 pointsr/computers

The adapter you have is for Xbox One wireless controllers. They use a different wireless spec than the 360 controllers use. To use a wireless 360 controller on the PC you'll need this adapter.

u/MarkHawkCam · 2 pointsr/battlefield3

Buy this :D (make sure you buy the OFFICIAL MICROSOFT one) That's what I use to fly. Note* free head movement sucks...

u/xandar · 2 pointsr/arduino

I know it's kinda cheating, but Microsoft actually has a device for hooking up a 360 controller to a PC.

u/MrRatt · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

Assuming you bought this any wireless Xbox 360 controller should work. At least that's my understanding.

u/AdmiralBallsack · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

I spent a little extra money and bought the official one But yes OP, you can absolutely do this with no trouble. I just leave it plugged into the back of my computer, so all I have to do is turn on my controller and I'm ready to go. Though you do have to pop the battery pack off the controller once you're done to get it to turn off

u/n_rodman · 2 pointsr/pcgaming - Doesnt look legit by the screenshots but its exactly what i have, and a licensed microsoft product.

u/guthman · 2 pointsr/gaming

Yes. I'm using my wireless Xbox 360 with my PC. All you will need is the wireless adapter from the link below.

u/xevilrobotx · 2 pointsr/xbox

This is for Xbox one accessories only, you'll need a 360 wireless adapter for 360 accessories.

I don't know if it will work with the wheel or not though.

u/leenponyd42 · 2 pointsr/skyrim

Your best bet for finding the adapter sold separate is probably online.

my local Best Buy sells the adapter with a 360 Black Wireless for Windows controller in the PC Gamepad and Mouse section, but it is $59.99 for the pack.

u/PiZZaMaN2K · 2 pointsr/mac

Assuming you have a wireless controller you'll need the 360 controller adapter for windows. Like this one off amazon:

and then you'll need the osx driver which can be found here:

u/DomioDude · 2 pointsr/buildapc

you can get a wired xbox 360 controller. however, Microsoft did make a xbox 360 wireless controller adapter. it comes with a driver disc and I'm not sure but you can try to find the drivers online if you don't have an optical drive. I bought one a while back to use with a laptop and it worked great.

u/ADomenick91092 · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

For me, it was a bit easier to get my 360 controller working.

  1. Buy this.
  2. Plug it in.

    I bought it a few years ago, and it still works flawlessly. If that's too many steps for someone, then I weep for the future.
u/hyoushii · 2 pointsr/gaming

Ordered one of these last week. Hope this helps. Dunno the translation but I'm sure it's cheaper than what was mentioned.

u/Gammro · 2 pointsr/darksouls

I found one on Amazon:
I must say, I live in the Netherlands and they're quite hard to find here.

Scratch that, apparently that one isn't genuine.

u/soupcanx · 2 pointsr/RetroPie

Something like

I had one already for using 360 controllers wirelessly with pc and steam link

One dongle can pair 4 controllers just like an xbox. I've not any issues using these with retropie

u/LittleHelperRobot · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace


^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/justacheesyguy · 2 pointsr/fireTV

Not sure if you're aware of it or not, but if you buy this you'll be able to use the controllers with the FTV.

u/redion1992 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

You mean like a USB adapter for 360 wireless controllers? Like this?

u/detective420blazing · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor | $178.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $68.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory | Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $56.99 @ Adorama
Storage | Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $64.95 @ SuperBiiz
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card | Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card | $259.99 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Core 1300 MicroATX Mini Tower Case | $44.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply | Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $64.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) | $91.71 @ NCIX US
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $911.59
| Mail-in rebates | -$30.00
| Total | $881.59
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-20 19:54 EDT-0400 |
u/C_Top · 2 pointsr/letsplay

As far as the PC is concered a controller is a controller. I use my 360 controller by using this wireless adapter

u/ginja_ninja · 2 pointsr/gaming

If you want to play NES, SNES, GBA or even Gamecube games, an xbox controller will work fine (your machine will need nice hardware to keep a smooth 60fps for gamecube). ZSNES, VBA and Dolphin are the emulators I use (never bothered with NES games). There are plenty of standalone emulators for many other consoles as well. I've really been enjoying PCSX2 on my new computer. You don't need a rasberry pi or need to use a collective program like emulationstation. In fact, it's probably preferable to download individual emulators so you can pick and choose exactly what interests you, not to mention a lot easier as well. This site gives links to the different emulators available for various consoles. There are no links to games on it, you've got to find those on your own.

You'll need to buy microsoft's wireless usb receiver to get your xbox controller hooked up though. It's a shame because I can just connect my DS3 with a USB cable or bluetooth and use third-party driver software to emulate a 360 controller for free, but let's not get into that because god knows the console war has raged too hard in this thread already.

u/MyJimmies · 2 pointsr/pcgaming
  • Xbox 360 Wired controller: It just works with windows 7 without any configuration.

  • Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with Wireless Adapter (Example)

  • PS3 Wired controller

  • PS3 Wireless controller with bluetooth adapter

  • Logitech controllers:
    • F310 Wired (This is what I use)
    • F710 Wireless
u/MartyrXLR · 2 pointsr/Games

I think this is the one I've got.

However, I noticed something weird. When playing it using emulators, the triggers worked. When playing Dead Pixels, the triggers worked.

However, when playing FEAR, the triggers did not work, but all the other buttons did. So. Beats me.

Regardless, it's been a faithful receiver for me and it's been sitting on my desktop for months now with no end in sight. Pretty good purchase.

u/CaptainMarnimal · 2 pointsr/gamingpc

Big Picture is just an interface - a different way to view the same list of games. If you are running the Big Picture steam client beta, you can access Big Picture on your desktop PC by launching steam and clicking the Big Picture logo in the corner. So yes, you need a dedicated PC attached to your TV if you want to use Big Picture on your TV. The performance of the games accessed via the Big Picture interface should only vary if your tv or cabling has greater latency than your PC monitor.

Personally, I bought a 50 foot HDMI cable to connect my PC to my TV when they were in separate rooms and it worked great. This is the first I've heard of HDMI over ethernet - that sounds pretty cool! I suppose it's really only useful if you plan on exceeding 50 feet of HDMI or if you have in wall Ethernet cabling already installed in your home. No idea how it would effect latency.

As for controllers, if you are exceeding 10 feet, going through walls, etc, then you are going to have trouble with many bluetooth devices. This is a problem I was never able to fully solve, and now my PC is next to my TV so it's no longer an issue for me. When it was, I usually used my 360 controller as my primary input device while on the couch, as I typically only played on the couch when I wanted to kick back and mash some buttons. I'd recommend getting a wireless 360 controller receiver. Mine worked fine traveling about 20 feet through 2 walls with no noticeable performance issues.

u/DiabolicallyRandom · 2 pointsr/Borderlands

Correction: It is not a bluetooth device. There are USB adapters, however, to connect wireless 360 controllers to a PC. At retail, they are only available packaged with a controller - however, they can be found on EBay without the included controller. You can also sometimes find on amazon just the receiver.

I just picked up a set on amazon earlier this week for 39.99 on sale, complete with controller. Newegg also had a deal yesterday for the same.

The package you would look for is here:

Or, just the adapter:

Otherwise, you can just use a "wired" 360 controller, here:

Finally, note that a "play and charge" cable does not allow you to connect to the PC. it must be a real, native, wired controller, or you must have the windows wireless adapter.

u/pr1nt_r · 2 pointsr/gaming

Yeah I highly recommend using an Xbox Controller: (best purchase ever)

then you will need this:

this should fix the resolution/graphics problem.

if you insist on playing with mouse keyboard then that fix should also let you hide the mouse and confine it to the screen.

u/muskieratboi · 2 pointsr/gaming

what, are you expecting TVs to just magically recieve 1080p/60 data over wifi when the TV probably doesn't even have a network cable plug?

also, Big Picture isn't available for Macs yet. (Not to mention 2008 macbooks aren't exactly gaming powerhouses..)

If you want a system from the ground up, head over to /r/buildapc , they can help you sort out building a system that wil do what you want.

as for an xbox 360 controller, if it's wired, you just plug it in. if it's wireless, you'll need to buy an adapter.

u/Dont_deport_me_bro · 2 pointsr/gaming

oh, right the wireless 360 controllers would need a receiver, so I misunderstood you.

u/FappingAsYouReadThis · 2 pointsr/IAmA

Of course. If it's wireless, you have to buy this to make it work on your PC.

If it's a wired controller, however, you're good to go. If you have Windows 7, it should just install the driver automatically when you plug it in. Otherwise, here's a driver download. If for whatever reason that driver doesn't work, I'd just google another.

u/DeathRabbi · 2 pointsr/gaming

A wireless controller with a Charge and Play kit will not work without an adapter.

u/shabutaru118 · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

WAIT DON'T GET THAT ONE!!!!!! Thats a fake. It will get very hot and not work very well. This is a real one, i know because I actually own one, and have handled a fake. So make sure to get the genuine one.

u/ArguablyHappy · 2 pointsr/ShouldIbuythisgame

I didn't want it until I found this.

I dont play much FIFA online so its not a huge problem. I just tried and I found a game rather quickly. Most people pirate the game so IDK if they'd be able to play the game online. I'll go look at how many players are online and let you know. Also if you do get it for PC i'll definitely play you.

u/Corrinth · 2 pointsr/Games

I'm gonna go with all three. Getting the PS4 at launch, since I pretty much agree with everything you said about the PS3. I started the current-gen with a 360 and didn't get a PS3 until about 18 months ago. Sony does have the best exclusives (for my personal tastes) and they have far better customer service (PS+) so going with the PS4 is a no-brainer for me.

I'm planning on upgrading my PC's GPU shortly after the PS4's launch, from an HD 6850 to a 7970.

I'll pick up the Xbox One eventually but I'm in no hurry on that front.

>More ps4 than pc for me since I don't like playing on mouse or keyboard.

I prefer mouse/keyboard for first person shooters, but I gotta have a controller for racing games and third-person action games.

I just bought this because I picked up some games during the Steam sale that don't work well with mouse/keyboard. Driver: San Francisco in particular. It works really well.

u/dturpen · 2 pointsr/htpc

That seems a bit overkill for an HTPC, but it would be able to handle anything you want to throw at it, including games on high or ultra settings. It seems like a pretty good price, but you may be able to haggle a bit if you don't need the printer.

Also, to connect a wireless Xbox 360 controller to a PC, you'll need one of these:

u/iconoclashism · 2 pointsr/htpc

A few thoughts:

u/cadaverco · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

I thought that I was going to like using the controller a lot more (I had just come from Xbox) so I bought one of these but I haven't used it barely at all and haven't even updated the drivers due to the fact that I like the feel of a mouse and a keyboard a lot more.

u/treefiddylq · 2 pointsr/lowendgaming

I suggest a device like this:

Allows you to connect up to 4 devices at once and connects to any wireless 360 controller.

u/FallenWyvern · 2 pointsr/Steam

I bought one of these:

about two years ago. They're fantastic. You can connect up to 4 controllers, each with accessories (except the typing pad, that doesn't work, but headsets do) all in one usb port. Also win7/8 has the drivers for it built in, so no need to install anything.

u/Cidixat · 2 pointsr/macgaming

I've managed to get an Xbox360 wireless controller working with one of these (since the wireless XBox controllers use a proprietary radio signal, not bluetooth) and this, but each time it's a crapshoot whether or not it'll work, so I would not necessarily recommend.

I have also had the opportunity to use a wireless PS3 controller, and it worked flawlessly right away. I didn't use it for very long (I borrowed it for testing purposes from a friend), so I don't have a lot of experience... but it seems like a better bet.

u/emalk4y · 2 pointsr/Steam

The legitimate Microsoft-built Wireless adapter (Also on Amazon, here) is one dollar more expensive. Why not get that instead?

u/tamarockstar · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme
You can have the PC somewhat function like a console with Steam Big Picture. The wired Xbox 360 controller is plug and play with Windows, but the wireless needs an adapter. In order to switch from gaming to tv and movies, you would have to use the TV's remote to switch inputs. Steam Big Picture is pretty customizable and you can make Steam default to it when you launch Steam, but I'm not sure if you can set Windows to boot straight into it. I'd bet you can, but I wouldn't know how to do it. You can just get a wireless keyboard with a built in mouse like this one and you can get to steam easily that way. As for the VHS tapes, I would just hook the VCR into one of the inputs on the TV. I can post a build for you later if you want. I'm sure you'll get a couple of suggestions though.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $199.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard | ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $39.99
Memory | Team Dark 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $52.98 @ Directron
Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card | $344.99 @ NCIX US
Case | Corsair 350D MicroATX Mid Tower Case | $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $54.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) | $97.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard | Logitech K400 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Touchpad | $21.58 @ Best Buy
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1042.48
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-02 04:19 EST-0500 |

Buy the CPU and motherboard at Microcenter for the bundle discount.
u/floflo81 · 2 pointsr/Naruto

If it's a wireless controller, you will need this:
If it's a wired controller, plug it in your computer... done!

u/motionglitch · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Nope, it won't work. You'll need this one

u/CynicallySane · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

So you're asking a few different questions here.

First off, yes wireless Xbox 360 controllers work with the PC, but you need a wireless receiver.

I use one and they work great. I regularly use it with my buddies because it supports up to 4 controllers and we play local games all the time.

Also, yes, you can connect your computer to your TV with an HDMI cable. Depending on the model of you computer, you should get sound too, just they way you with other devices. You might need to configure the TV a bit as far as adjusting the resolution and choosing at as a sound output, but if you're running Windows 10, most of this happens for you automatically now.

Alternatively, you could also get him a Steamlink

They mirror steam games (or whatever you want really) right onto the TV. You can plug controllers into them and play the games without moving your computer. You need a good wireless router to do this, or better yet a wired network. If your computer is already close to the TV, then I wouldn't bother doing this. This is a better option when the computer is in a den or office, and the TV is in a family room or basement.

u/LilBner · 2 pointsr/RetroPie

This is what I use You plug it in and connect your controllers to it like you would an xbox 360.

After connecting you need to map out your controller (tell which buttons do what). Upon the very first initial startup of retropi it should prompt you to map an input device / controller. I mapped my keyboard first, so I had to go back to the start menu to remap the 360 controller once it was connected.

u/FourWordUserName · 2 pointsr/Falcom

Wireless. I use the official Microsoft adapter. There's cheaper, 3rd-party adapters available but I dunno how reliable they are.

u/brianf408 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Why has no one mentioned this yet?

u/Bigblindguy · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Yes but I am not sure if that actually submits data I think it is just power. OP look into this first if not you can get a wireless adapter for windows. link

u/TH3xR34P3R · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Why not just get the WiFi adapter for the wireless controllers?

> Receiving range up to 30 feet with 4 different devices.

edit: also if you want to stick to wired why not get a pcie card with extra usb slots so you don't need to use a hub?

u/BiteTheZombieBack · 2 pointsr/pcgamingtechsupport

Yes you need an adapter for your wireless 360 controller. Just plug this into one of the USB ports on your steamlink and you should be good to go. I have the same setup at home.

u/ulbador · 2 pointsr/mac

Just get yourself a wired XBox 360 controller.

Another option is this:

It lets you use a wireless Xbox controller, which is perfect for me.

u/theonciest · 2 pointsr/gaming This is exactly what you need.

Also, you can buy Xpadder online, and completely map your controls including mouse, to your thumbsticks. It's fucking awesome BUY IT

u/masterbaexunn · 2 pointsr/gaming

similarly this, though it looks like its almost doubled in price since I got mine.

u/Oofheyt · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Both the 360 and One controllers have an available adapter for use with PC. In the case of the 360 controller specifically, there are plenty of cheaper, third party alternatives.

u/nitrojuga · 2 pointsr/Alienware

You'll need one of those. You can find them cheaper if you look. If you get an off brand, you can get them really cheap. The Xbox controller connects using a proprietary connection, not a standard like Bluetooth.

You can use a PS3 controller if it has bluetooth built in on the Alpha, but you'll need a special program. Pretty easy to set up IIRC.

u/nikkomorocco · 2 pointsr/RetroPie

Speaking of these, have you guys noticed the price doubling on the "Microsoft" branded adapter on amazon? Used to be 15, jumped up to 27 about a week ago.

Does the zettaguard or generic adapter get recognized by the pi immediately like the official adapter or do you have to do updates to get it recognized?

u/Darth_Meatloaf · 2 pointsr/gaming

If you already have a wireless 360 controller, get this:

It's even on sale right now for $10

u/jmf145 · 2 pointsr/gaming

I personally prefer the Xbox 360 wireless receiver + 360 controller. The "main" analog stick is in the spot were your thumbs naturally rest and I also like the fact that when I have my friends over I don't need 3 other USB controllers, they can bring their own 360 ones. I use this layout most of the time I play. I find it to the be the best compromise seeing as you can access to the all the c-buttons from the "c-stick" and you can quick access to the two more important c-buttons from Y and B. In Zelda, did you ever set an often used item to the right c-button? I never did, because it took longer press it.

u/Rhoso · 2 pointsr/zelda

I recommend buying one of these. I use it all the time and works with a ton of games. Best 20 bucks I've ever spent. Besides, Xbox 360 has my favorite controller.

u/iruber1337 · 2 pointsr/gaming

As mentioned earlier just plug it in if wired (wireless with charging wire doesn't work).

I highly recommend one of these, especially if your setup is like mine and hooked up to a TV.

u/Jiazzz · 2 pointsr/RandomKindness

Why don't you buy one of these?

I've got one of them, works fine.

u/sherponie · 2 pointsr/Piracy

you cant play the games but you can still use the controller, if it has a cord you should be fine if it s wireless you will need one of these

u/mayoandketchup · 2 pointsr/NBA2k

There should be an adapter that you connect to your PC via USB.

u/Azurphax · 2 pointsr/gamingpc

Just have to throw this in after seeing a yellow dot...

I'm playing Alice Madness Returns right now... It's pretty linear (brings back memories of crash bandicoot) and the puzzles aren't really brain busters, but the visuals are STUNNING, and the storyline is kinda an odd, freaky but somehow intriguing mystery as to who killed your family. The game is obviously aimed at giving you these phenomenal views and scenes, as there are places where you could easily walk right by a gorgeous vantage point, but there will be a little icon that shows up. Press the required button and the camera changes to frame the scene. And boy, are there scenes. Every level has places where you'll stop to do a double take without the aforementioned camera-button-thing. The detail that goes into each level is incredible.

The fighting system seems repetitive at first, but that's purely because as the game goes on you get hit with much harder combinations of baddies and the early encounters are there to prepare you for fighting certain combinations of enemies. The game uses physX so there's some nifty effects, for instance when you use your ranged weapon, a pepper grinder, there's pepper smoke that come out of the barrel and there's cracked pepper shells that disperse all over the ground. There's a lot of enemies who appear out of this black ooze that leave a big puddle of black when you kill them - a big puddle that you can kick around. PHYSX! Oh yeah, and when you die, you explode into butterflies.

Not exactly the hardest game, but It will take you a surprising amount of time to get through the game - its pretty long and some of the fights are just plain tough. It's no BF3, but it is a good game to play if you're looking for a trippy/pretty/steampunk/asian-y/dark creep-out fest.

This game has 360 controller support, so I suggest if you want to get the full experience to find one of these. I really enjoy using the 360 controller for games like Alice, Batman and Red Faction: Guerilla.

Good luck!

u/Furiousmoe · 2 pointsr/gaming

I use my wireless.. but I had to buy a special usb compatible wireless controller receiver: here it is at amazon:

u/Luminaria19 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You'll either need this kind of wireless adapter or to get a regular wired controller.

u/chknh8r · 2 pointsr/elderscrollsonline

The IR receiver was $12 (when i bought it)on amazon. It's $20 now

u/PhoenixEnigma · 2 pointsr/buildapc

There are wireless Xbox 360 receivers for PCs - I have two of them! Be aware that the official ones are hard to come by and long out of production. Cheap Chinese clones work just fine, but you have to manually install the drivers, and Windows 10 has an annoying habit of disabling it after updates.

u/jbourne0129 · 2 pointsr/buildapc


I've read that the new xbone adaper WILL work for xbox 360, so double check on that. I'm not sure of the compatibility with windows 10 of the item I linked.

If neither of those options work, you might be able to use a micro USB cable to connect the controller to the PC.

u/speedreeder · 2 pointsr/microsoft

So, wait, you have a wireless Xbox controller, and a USB receiver (, what do you need another cable for?

I also have a wireless Xbox 360 controller that I use with that exact receiver that I linked to in order to use the controller with games on my PC. I use no other cables.

I'm also not sure what you mean by "syncing" the controller. When I switch my controller between my Xbox 360 and my PC, I have to hit the Controller Connect button on the wireless receiver (the one button on it) and then a similar button on the back of the wireless controller. If that's the process you're referring to, you shouldn't have to use a cable for that.

EDIT: This is the process I take, and this guide lays out the equipment you should need (only the controller + the receiver):

u/gdrag14 · 2 pointsr/starcraft

Seriously? Man, that's bull! I have the original one.

This one won't work?

u/saremei · 2 pointsr/gaming

This is all you need to have the best of both worlds.

u/LexFuckingLuthor · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Then you map the buttons in the emulator's options. The wireless signal should be strong enough to reach from the office to the TV room if its close enough.

Alternatively you can look into getting a $50 steamlink, which is designed for streaming games and you're able to connect the controller to the machine.

u/Grimlore · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

You can certainly do split screen on PC. We have a 'HTPC' with an Ivybridge i5 & gtx 570 for just this reason (built when I upgraded my gaming PC).

Here is a list of local co-op games on steam:

You can get a wireless dongle so your xbox 360 controllers will work with the PC:

u/bdt13334 · 2 pointsr/GuitarHero

I'm pretty sure the xbox 360 wireless receiver would work for it like any other wireless 360 controller

u/bookreader52 · 2 pointsr/Rockband

I make the Roll Limitless adapter someone else mentioned. The guitar adapter will work. If the guitar is wireless you'll also need Microsoft's 360 to USB adapter ( The drums adapter will not work with 360 drums (It only works with e-kits).

u/Blais_Of_Glory · 2 pointsr/pcgamingtechsupport

Did you install the drivers for your controller? If you did and its still not working, get a wired Microsoft Xbox 360 controller or wired Microsoft Xbox 1 controller. You can see it's much cheaper to get the wired 360 controller. If you absolutely want a wireless controller, you could get either the wireless Xbox 360 controller and the Windows Xbox 360 adapter or wireless Xbox 1 controller with Windows adapter (old version) or wireless Xbox 1 controller with Windows adapter (new version). Since they're made by Microsoft, they work fine with Windows. Logitech also makes a few good controllers, the wired Logitech Gamepad F310 and the wireless Logitech Gamepad F710. I personally have a wired Microsoft 360 controller and a wireless Logitech F710 and from my experience, the official Microsoft controllers work best with games. I hope that helps.

u/silentknight111 · 2 pointsr/Surface

IS the 360 controller an ACTUAL wireless 360 controller with the charger pack usb cable connected to it or a 360 controller for windows (not wireless)?

Many people plug a 360 controller into their PC with the charger cable and expect it to work as a game pad. It does not, it simply charges the game pad.

For it to work on PC you either need to buy the 360 gamepad for windows or a special adapter:


Wired gamepad for windows:

u/ThrowinStacks · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Just get this and wireless 360 controllers.

u/Genghis_Tron187 · 2 pointsr/gaming

If you don't want to use the wired, there is a dongle made for the PC that allows wireless. I use it and it works flawlessly, and allows 4 simultaneous controllers, its the way to go IMHO.

This may be old info, I bought mine a few years ago, but the only way to get a licensed wireless dongle was to buy the PC version of the controller (it was called xbox controller for windows live or some crap, and no you dont actually need windows live). The "offbrand" dongles would work, but some have reported crappy results. I think the way to tell a fake from the real deal is the real one just had microsoft on the front and the fakes had Xbox360. This is misleading because the fakes come in microsoft packaging.

Hope that helps.

edit: here is a fake

here is the real one

notice the people who made the fake are some tricky fuckers

u/Jloe01 · 2 pointsr/CloneHero

If you get a ps2 or wii guitar then the best adapter you could get is a raphnet adapter on their website. this is the link to the wii one, but it's out of stock right now. and here's the link to the ps2 one.
If you wanna get a 360 adapter then you'll need to get an adapter like this one it doesn't have to be this exact one. I got this one, but only cus it was used. You can find similar ones that should work well enough.

u/weaglebeagle · 2 pointsr/AndroidGaming

What phone do you have?

I use an otg adapter and a wireless pc adapter for my wireless 360 controller. I didn't have to install anything extra. I imagine if you had a wired controller you would just need the otg adapter.

I think this is the otg adapter I use.

This is the wireless receiver that I use.

u/M3LCHOR · 2 pointsr/buildapc

No, she doesn't need a wireless adapter for each controller. I have one Xbox adapter and it supports more than one controller at a time.

Edit : I bought mine from this guy

u/Gekthegecko · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

As far as I know, you would need the Xbox 360 controller wireless receiver. There's no bluetooth option for those controllers.

u/StudCupcake · 2 pointsr/Steam

If the game has local co-op. You can either connect with a usb cord, or buy a receiver I play local co-op games with my brothers all the time

Also use this site to figure out which games are local co-op

u/Daizelkrns · 2 pointsr/buildapc

if they are wireless you'd need a dongle like this one
if they're wired they're basically plug and play
if you're thinking about only using one controller at a time I would recommend a new one though

u/CuvisTheConqueror · 2 pointsr/ShieldAndroidTV

Here is the receiver you will need to use:

Be careful when buying, because there are a lot of counterfeit receivers floating around, and while these will work fine on Windows if you force the driver install, they will not work at all on Android. If it says Microsoft on it, it's the genuine article; counterfeits will say Xbox 360 or have nothing at all written on them.

One receiver supports up to 4 controllers. When I tested the receiver on my Shield, everything on the controllers worked fine except the player indicator, which just kept flashing as if it was still trying to connect to the console. That was under Nougat, and I don't know if that's been patched with the Oreo upgrade. Either way, though, it's only cosmetic and won't impede play in any way.

u/wearellfools · 2 pointsr/RetroPie

Another vote for the wireless Logitech F710 (and against bluetooth). Also, the Wireless Receiver for Windows might be an option, assuming you have a bunch of Xbox 360 controller laying around :)

u/Shadoom01 · 2 pointsr/pcgamingtechsupport

How it goes with the xbox 360 controllers, is that there is only two ways of connecting to the PC:

1.) Directly connected with a controller with the cable built in, not any of the controllers with batteries or battery packs. The Play and Charge cable is only for charging your controller(s)' and/or playing directly connected to a xbox360. But not supported for PC play.

2.) A specific wireless dongle that will allow your wireless controllers to connect wirelessly to your computer.

The links are only to Amazon, and there will definitely be better deals to be found. Hopefully this helps out.
Good Luck, Have Fun.

u/Jasong222 · 2 pointsr/nvidiashield

I mean this one:
Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows

Works great on my shield, Sony TV, PC, just about every game I've thrown at it. (Not thatmany, but still). I figured it the 360 one works well, the xb1 version should work well also.

u/BraveSquirrel · 2 pointsr/rpg_gamers

I use my old 360 controller and this and it works like a charm.

Unless you mean it doesn't have gamepad support? That would seem kinda weird though if it's coming to PS4.

u/NerdyTyler · 2 pointsr/CloneHero

The Xbone adapter doesn't work, you need a 360 adapter

u/Quakemz · 2 pointsr/buildapc

It looks like you might have a lot of misconceptions. First off, you don't "lose sound" when using a TV. Just like with a console, if your TV has speakers, the PC will play sound through those speakers. If you want to get a separate speaker system, that is fine too. In fact, even a cheap surround system will likely sound significantly better than your TV's integrated sound.

As for the controller, it's extremely easy. You just plug it in, and that's it. IF you want to use a wireless Xbox 360 controller, you can use something like this with it.

You can post your specs in this post. That would be the easiest way for us to assist you. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say an old pre-built probably isn't going to take very well to new hardware, but after you post specs, we can go from there.

u/DJMattB241 · 2 pointsr/gaming

One of these guys:

With one of these guys:

Microsoft-branded wireless adapters require almost zero setup on Win 7+. Plug it in, give it a few seconds to find/install the hardware, sync controller, done. (and then you're ready to add up to 3 more controllers, easy peasy)

EDIT: If you're going with wired, get the Xbox One controller. Plugs in with the included microUSB charging cable, detects instantly, bam.

u/Scratchington · 2 pointsr/gaming

Dolphin will detect any controller connected to the computer. If you have a wireless controller you need this.

u/m104 · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Get yourself a receiver and plug it into the micro USB port with an adapter.

I don't know anything about the S2 or moonshine, but this is the setup that worked right out of the box with the Shield K1. Good luck!

u/MaverickZero526 · 2 pointsr/AM2R

Nope, you'll need one of these. They're plug and play though so its really easy.

u/L1zardcat · 2 pointsr/Flipping

The XBox 360 PC Wireless Receiver is cheap. If you're coming across controllers in your travels, it would be worth your while to invest in one.

Windows has built game controller testing functions that should be able to verify full functionality of the controllers.

I picked up a cheap T-8 security screwdriver for opening up the shell to clean them and occasionally replace thumbsticks. I come across truly NASTY controllers sometimes, but as long as all the buttons and sticks work it's just a quick dunk in the sink with the dishes to clean them up.

Sold several dozen so far, no complaints or returns!

u/XprojectbadassX · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

It's nice to see two comments to this already and neither are flaming you for using a controller on PC. Maybe the war is over. I got a [gold chrome Xbox 360 controller] ( on sale last year and have been using it for all of my controller-worthy games. The only drawback is that you need a [wireless receiver] (, but other than that, it's perfect.

u/Jammerware · 2 pointsr/DarkSouls2

XB1 controllers don't use Bluetooth, and as of now there are no USB wireless receivers for PC that support XB1 controllers.

I use this with an XBox 360 controller to play Dark Souls (and most of my steam library), and it works great.

u/NekuSoul · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

Do you have a dongle like this one? You can't connect 360 controllers otherwise.

u/MaresDoOrgasm · 2 pointsr/pcgamingtechsupport

>Do they both work the moment they're plugged in?

The drivers are automatically installed once you plug them in, no 3rd party software is needed.

>Also, do they have wired versions of the controllers?

Xbox 360, yes. Xbox One, I don't believe so. The Xbox One controller has a micro USB port that works when plugged into a PC.

The Xbox 360 wireless controller doesn't work when plugged in to a PC, so if you go with an Xbox 360 controller, either grab a wired one or buy this with the wireless one.

u/LakeAire · 2 pointsr/gaming

Here is the first one I bought. It's first party, made my Microsoft, but it broke after a few months. Here is the one I currently have and use. The white one has lasted over a year, if not longer, while the black one just stopped working after a few months. It's also a bit cheaper than the Microsoft one.

u/TriplePlay2425 · 2 pointsr/GameDeals

Well, some games support it natively, and that is best. But for other games, XPadder works well for me to map controller buttons to keyboard keys/mouse buttons.

But I rarely have to use XPadder. Although I actually use it when I watch TV shows on my computer while I lay in my bed across the room. I use the 360 controller as a remote control for VLC by mapping XPadder buttons to keyboard shortcut combinations :P

Most games I've used my 360 controller support it natively, such as Dirt2, Batman Arkham Asylum, Sonic Generations, Super Meat Boy, and Assassin's Creed 1 & 2.

But, if you have a wireless controller, you'll need to buy the 360 wireless receiver for PC. Even if you have the USB cable that is normally used to charge it, you will have to get the wireless dongle. The USB cable will not transmit the button signal data or whatever you call it, it will only charge. But the wired controllers work, through their USB cable without needing the receiver. Kinda strange, but understandable that they want to sell you a wireless receiver.

Then go to MS's site and download drivers for it, and it should work.

u/Blakluma · 2 pointsr/battlefield3

Go PC then, you can use your xbox 360 controllers on PC using this

u/A_Water_Fountain · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Not how it works. You need a wired controller or this.

u/aLmAnZio · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

PS3 controllers use USB to charge and connect with the PS3, so you can use that USB cable to connect to your PC, it's a standard USB to mini. You need third party software though, as Sony doesn't make them themselves.

Xbox controllers can be bought with a bundled bluetooth dongle, like this for Xbox one:
Or this for Xbox 360:

You can buy both an XBOX 360 controller bundled with a dongle, and an Xbox One controller bundled with a dongle, at it's pretty much plug & play, you only need to connect them.

I have two xbox 360 controllers and two dongles, allthough I've never owned an Xbox in my life. I have one computer allways connected to my PC, pretty much using it as a console, while I have one connected to my main gaming rig for driving in GTA, flying and other stuff that handles better with a controller.

I don't think there is any solution to use the PS3 and PS4 controllers wirelessly with PC though, but I'm not sure. I've tried using mine for my gaming rig, but it's a lot of hassle to get it to work properly.

u/hector031 · 2 pointsr/gaming

You can buy the receiver separately, but Strijdhagen is right, the Wireless Windows Controller comes with the wireless receiver.

u/fejorca · 2 pointsr/gaming

Get a Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for 29 buck in amazon, in my experience the x360 wireless controller is by far the best gamepad I've ever had.

u/PleiadesSTi · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Just recently went through this a couple days ago... The charge and play kit doesn't actually transfer data, it "connects" so as to charge the controller. What you actually need to do is grab one of these:

Microsoft Certified Adapter

I went with this and saved 10 bucks:

Third Party Adapter

It "works" but you've gotta mess with it a bit in device manager to manually apply the driver. The process to do this can be found here:

Driver install step by step

This step by step is meant for windows 7, the windows 8 process wasn't very different, IIRC you'll scroll down and find Xbox 360 peripherals or something, can't miss it.

If you're not comfortable with that, spend the 20 bucks and grab the Microsoft certified adapter. I've only used it for about 2 hours but so far so good! Hope this helps you out.

u/Dmystic · 2 pointsr/DarkSouls2

only for games that are highly frame dependant, such as fighters like Street Fighter or Guilty Gear. For a game Like Dark Souls you'll be fine using wireless.

Apparently the price of these has dropped significantly from what I remeber

That should be exactly what you're looking for.

u/CharlestonChewbacca · 2 pointsr/nintendo

Wii U Gamepad?

Also: this or this

u/DanShawn · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I bought it in a bundle. But I think it should be available. Here it is on Amazon. It's super awesome, when friends come over they only have to bring their wireless controllers :)

Don't put it between your WiFi antenna and the router. Just don't.

u/thra1l · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

Is there an official Microsoft wireless adapter or just third party ones?

Edit: Found this one that seems pretty good, but it is still 3rd party. I'll probably end up going with it, though. $19 isn't a bad deal.

u/taylortob · 2 pointsr/buildapc

You could use a Wireless Xbox 360 Controller with a wired PC receiver, Xbox one controller with a PC adapter, Bluetooth for PS3/PS4 controllers and Wii Remotes (if that's your thing).

u/Nenotriple · 2 pointsr/theNvidiaShield

If you don't mind used, or like new, Swappa, or Ebay. I bought mine off Swappa, but it looks like most only ship inside the US, maybe check back some other time on Swappa.

A Wireless 360 controller works perfectly, you just need a wireless receiver that's made for PC, like this one:

And an OTG cable:

u/STiReddit · 2 pointsr/GameDeals

2 such dongles w/a quick search... one is official the other not. Probably can find more or scour eBay as well. I think I got my official 360 wireless adapter for $10 shipped lurking auctions for a couple days if you're patient.

I use the official MS version and it works flawlessly.

u/trandav · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Look for any of the ASRock H97m-ITX/ac or the Z version if you're planning on overclocking. They seem to be the best balance of price vs brand and also have bluetooth as part of the wifi module.

If you're connection a wireless Xbox360 controller, you'll need to get the special adapter, as using a Play & Charge kit to connect it via USB won't work (

And yes, XBox controllers will work on SOME games for Steam. Usually it will say if it has controller support.

u/Raitosu · 2 pointsr/CloneHero

Any run of the mill 360 adapter will work fine. This is the one I bought, however it was $15 when I bought it so I don't know why there was a price hike.

u/NullRefException · 2 pointsr/IndieGaming

If you have multiple Xbox 360 controllers, you can pick up one of these bad boys, and you've got a great party game.

u/montage420 · 2 pointsr/zelda

That's how you do it with a wireless controller. I'm pretty sure you can just plug a wired straight into a usb slot.

u/darkstar3333 · 2 pointsr/gaming

You can find them packaged at places like Amazon or BestBuy under Xbox Controller for Windows.

This is the controller + USB adapter



There are wired variations but the USB adapter lets you use 4 standard 360 controllers at the same time.

If you have a PS3 there are some 3rd party applications you can install that allows you to use that controller.

u/Psythik · 2 pointsr/gaming

With this. The price is constantly going up (I don't think MS makes them anymore; mine was only $15 back in 2008), so grab one while they're still affordable.

u/echelon47 · 2 pointsr/gaming

You can also purchase a dongle here that will allow you to used a non-wired one.

u/jdlincicome · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

With this dongle.

u/GrimSophisticate · 2 pointsr/truegaming

I think you need one of these.

u/TJFadness · 2 pointsr/skyrim

It's a bit expensive, but you can definitely set up a controller for couch playing, assuming your PC can be hooked up to your television.

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows

Since you said you have a PS3 I assume that means you don't already own a 360 controller, but if you do then you can buy this and save a ton of money.

Skyrim comes with native Xbox 360 controller support, as was explained in one of the demos. Todd Howard said that he was using a 360 controller, but that he was playing on PC.

u/RockLoi · 2 pointsr/truegaming

This is definitely a worthwhile purchase. It also works well with the wireless headset, which is what I predominantly used it for.

u/nanowerx · 2 pointsr/battlefield3

Basically a wireless 360 or PS3 controller needs some sort of wireless receiver connected to your PC to work. The wired 360 ones are plug and play, however.

Your best bet is to suck it up and get a wired 360 controller as that and the wireless receiver are pretty close in price, and you would have an extra controller.

u/tehdiplomat · 2 pointsr/ouya

There are Wireless Adapters for 360 controllers that work. Something like:

u/Wormy_____McSquirmey · 2 pointsr/dishonored

If you have an Xbox 360 controller laying around, you can get a receiver that works fine. My brother uses it and has no problems.

u/yooman · 2 pointsr/RPi_Arcade_Build

If you want wireless retro controllers, you could use these wireless SNES controllers with one of these SNES-to-USB adapters. Also, a regular Xbox 360 controller with one of these receivers would work (even though it says "for Windows," i believe there are good Linux drivers for Xbox 360 controllers). The controller connections will all be USB, with whatever USB adapters you want.

Edit: the SNES-to-USB eBay link I had posted went dead. Replaced it with a different one from Amazon.

u/Yokuo · 2 pointsr/gameswap

You could always toss some money towards this. I've got a black one (it says Microsoft on it instead of XBOX 360 but is called the same thing) and it works great. And with this you can use all your wireless xbox controllers with it.

EDIT: Turns out that one I linked is a third party wireless dongle, but the reviewers say it works just like the first party one. One of my friends has this one and he doesn't have any trouble.

u/Corvald · 2 pointsr/htpc

You can connect a wireless 360 controller to a PC with this receiver:

u/LastLevel7 · 2 pointsr/gaming

The plug and Play kit will not transfer any sort of data from the computer to the PC. Instead you will have to use this:

This will allow you to use a wireless controller for gaming. You can also use a wired 360 controller.

u/voxAtrophia · 2 pointsr/techsupport

That cable is just for charging. You need this wireless receiver.

u/EChondo · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

This it?

You could always buy a wired Xbox 360 controller.

*Edit, Nevermind, I read the reviews. You would think they would get rid of the "Microsoft" link under the title. Well it looks like your only alternative is getting a wired controller or a knock off, sorry mate. I can't find anything official, unless you want to go find one used.

u/ray12370 · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Can confirm, the wireless 360 controller will not work on anything except a 360 without one of [these bois] (, and that's only for PC. The wired one, however, will work on the link and on PC.

u/MrGrotchWillis · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Yeah, the wired ones are usually plug and play, but if it doesn't just plug and play on your computer drivers are available. For the wireless ones you have to buy an adapter as well.

u/killwish · 2 pointsr/buildapc

if you live near a fry's

its worth consider a used gpu. 270(x) still can be had for around 100-120.

if you're going with a wireless 360 controller you need the wireless to usb dongle thing.

u/ESHMakcim · 2 pointsr/dbz

there is a device you can buy to make it work on your pc that you plug in a USB port.

u/Arik_De_Frasia · 2 pointsr/Steam

Why? You already have a controller, why not just get the adapter for cheaper?

Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows by Microsoft Software

u/rannelvis · 2 pointsr/Surface

I use this but you can use a wired xbox 360 controller, or use wireless xbox 360 controllers with this dongle

u/HarryPotterRevisited · 2 pointsr/GuitarHero

This supports all the wireless gh guitars and xbox 360 controllers. There are cheaper knock offs you could buy too, search on ebay.

Though I suggest buying the wired xplorer guitar, lot of people think its the best GH guitar out there and its plug and play for pc.

u/QuasiSamurai · 1 pointr/pcgaming

You can't just use the charging cord as it doesn't transfer data. It only transfers power. If you want to use the wireless one you'll need the wireless dongle like /u/Smack23j mentioned. Here is the amazon page for it, its only about 18$ and it will work fine.

u/indomitability · 1 pointr/gaming
u/finalremix · 1 pointr/4sentencegamereviews

You can, though.

IIRC, if your computer has bluetooth, you might be able to trick it into receiving '360 signals, too. [citation desperately needed]

u/kylegetsspam · 1 pointr/skyrim

Xbox controllers are indeed plug-and-play. Windows will recognize them and auto-download the drivers.

However, to play wirelessly you'll still need a wireless USB adapter like so:

u/Rakudjo · 1 pointr/ouya

tl;dr this causes all controllers to sometimes lose directional movement in games (can't navigate menus, move, etc.), but still functions normally in Ouya menus.

u/_Order66 · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Yeah! It is awesome
Here is the link to buy one if you want

I had to manually install the drivers, but there are YouTube videos for that

u/merlponty · 1 pointr/gaming

No one here knows how easy using a wireless xbox 360 controller for a pc is??? You don't need to go with a wired controller.
Close to 100% of multi plat games support controllers for pc. Just look at your favorite games on steam's website and it will tell you.

There are a few exceptions...mass effect being one. No clue why they didn't allow a controller for Pc (though there are mods that let you use one)

u/MendedXplosion · 1 pointr/gaming

I ordered one from amazon for $12 and it was a Microsoft branded one

Here is the link. It looks like the price went up

u/amidemon · 1 pointr/battlefield3
  • Use an Xbox controller to fly I do and it is great.

  • Unless you do Conquest Large on a 32-man server it feels more full than console. No running forever on Caspian trying to find someone to kill. Regular Conquest with 32 people has the same full feeling on a smaller map. (vs 24-man on consoles)

  • Leveling up seemed way faster to me. More players means more kills/heals/resupplies

  • Metro on 64 is a clusterfuck imo. I don't bother. Grand Bazaar is doable (though 48 on Large is better imo). 32-man Close Quarters is pretty intense but enjoyable as well.

    The graphics are so much better (i5-3570k and GTX 560ti). I moved my Turtle Beach headset to my computer and use that exclusively for audio when playing. I went back to play with friends on Xbox and at first I was so appreciative of my couch and 46" TV. . .then I noticed the mediocre (used to think it was hot shit) graphics and clunky play style with a controller. Set the sensitivity to high for run-n-gun then you can't snipe for shit as your reticle is all over the place. Turn it down for sniping and you can't turn for shit in close combat.

    TL;DR: I switched to PC when I built a new rig after 1000+ hours on Xbox and I won't go back. Gonna sell my BF3 and BC:2 copies for Xbox and never look back.
u/bigrig00 · 1 pointr/gaming

If you try this it works pretty well, connects wireless 360 controllers to pc.

u/EsotericHabit · 1 pointr/macgaming

I use my wireless 360 controller with this and it works great. It's not an official microsoft product, but I have had no problems besides needing to restart occasionally to make them talk to each other.

You'll need to install these drivers and you'll be good to go!

u/CSFFlame · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Just edit your post and take them out, like so:

u/NuclearWookie · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Since the 360 controller uses proprietary wireless, you need to buy this dongle for your computer.

u/cmcollander · 1 pointr/hardware

They are all 100% compatible. Source: I have one and a wired controller, and they work instantly with no 3rd party drivers. Gf and I play castle crashers and mortal Kombat with no issues. Windows 8 pro, 64 bit. Works on my 8.1 preview Ultrabook too.

Here is an Amazon link to make it easier on you:

u/ShitGuysWeForgotDre · 1 pointr/lifehacks

I got mine from Amazon, works fine:

$20 shipped if you have Prime, and well-reviewed too.

u/Nohasky · 1 pointr/GameDeals

This is the one I bought. There are some people saying they didn't get a microsoft one, but mine was genuine (or a convincing fake that works perfectly).

u/thejbone · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Purchased this in 2014 and still works great, although it was only $15 when I purchased it.

u/Klepisimo · 1 pointr/gaming

22-ish US dollars.
I'm posting from my phone, don't judge mobile links.

u/edgesmash · 1 pointr/RDDT

I just did some Googling... it looks like the play and charge cord won't actually work for transmitting data :( I think you'll need this:

u/kuaku · 1 pointr/buildapc


Xbox one


Don't know about a Bluetooth dongle that would work. You can also use a USB cable to use your ps4 controller on pc

Edit: fixed links

u/wallysmith127 · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Hey what's up, I didn't forget you!

Just picked up the package today, and it works great. Plugged it in, drivers installed automatically and it worked with Witcher 2 with no issues.

It was black, and came exactly like this:

Would definitely recommend it.

u/Explosive_Diabetes · 1 pointr/gaming

I use this wireless adapter. Its works great.

u/Munkles · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace


Cant help you there. I have virtually no experience with emulators as downloading and executing roms you do not own is technically illegal its a practice I have avoided.

I do however highly reccomend picking up

I purchased one a little over a week ago, its inexpensive and has worked flawlessly.

u/TheLegendOfLeo · 1 pointr/dbz

If you have a 360 controller:

Hooks up to four wireless controllers and you don't need to install any drivers. You'll be able to play at 4K too!

Let FatNigger69 said, wait a day or two to see the reviews on Steam. Hopefully there are no problems but their shouldn't be. It's been delayed so maybe their working on bug fixes.

u/dnice318 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

False. Just buy one of these:

They work wirelessly, and are cheaper than that wired controller (if tou already have a wireless 360 controller).

u/methAndgatorade · 1 pointr/PS4

I bought one of these and have a long HDMI cable.

So you can chill on your couch and PC game, console-style

u/trouble_brewing · 1 pointr/macbook

I'm using a wireless 360 controller with this adapter:

And this driver:

I've only used it to play Doom 2016 in Windows and Portal 2 on Mac, but it seems to work great!

u/coromd · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I got an official MS one for like $16 from Amazon, works like a charm.

u/Bradleyw801 · 1 pointr/ShieldAndroidTV

Can you get your controllers to work natively on Android? For example, you should download badlands and see if it will recognize all 4. If you can solve your problem still in the Android OS, then I think it will solve itself while using gamestream.

Last I heard the PS4 controller needs root to work natively and the Xbox controller may need a dongle like this one

Another option could be to connect the controllers to the PC (not the nvidia at all) and launch gamestream with the one nvidia controller. I know that I can use other peripherals that way. For example, if I launch gamestream from the nvidia and I am in steam big picture mode, if I move the mouse, it recognizes it. It might be the same for connected Xbox controllers.

u/ITXorBust · 1 pointr/buildapc

Oh! Almost forgot, you need one of these

Sorry, extra $20 I forgot.

u/CTucks · 1 pointr/buildapc

I just bought this and it is working well. It is a microsoft brand adapter also.

u/rehpotsirhc123 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Get an official Microsoft one.

u/shigmy · 1 pointr/Games

Unfortunately, no. Unlike the PS3 and Wii controllers the Xbox 360 controller communicates via RF instead of Bluetooth.

You can find a PC receiver for wireless Xbox controllers here.

u/CoreyClarkYC93 · 1 pointr/gaming

You can use that, and you can buy a wireless 360 controller adapter that was made for the PC, to allow the use of a wireless controller.

u/anotherpunkkid · 1 pointr/buildapc

To use an Xbox controller you either have to wire it in, or get a receiver.

u/THEinORY · 1 pointr/htpc

If you already have an Xbox 360 controller: I've got one of these guys for my xbmc/gaming setup. It works with plug n' play (don't use the included cd to install the driver) on my Windows 7 setup, and it works with most of my newer games if I want to play with a controller (this is great if you want to play upstairs on your [presumably] bigger screen, and a couch instead of an office chair). Bonus: XBMC requires no additional setup to use with the controller and has some handy functions (volume control, right thumbstick), but the left thumbstick has no function (you use the d-pad to navigate).

I can't vouch for begin able to use it from your basement, but I know I can mess with my roommates while they're watching the media center from my room (directly above where the pc is located)

u/Jollyriffic · 1 pointr/pcgaming

wired is plug and play, wireless controllers will need their own adapter.

xbox one options
xbox one receiver only and
xbox one controller and receiver - cheaper

xbox 360 options
wireless adapter for 360 and
theres no bundle option but here's a 360 wireless controller

the 360 you'll have to buy both the adapter and controller, but it's cheaper than the bundle with the xbox one. 360 controller is $30 and the wireless plug is $18 making it a few bucks cheaper.

u/themcs · 1 pointr/gaming

Err, you will also need this if you want the controller to work.

u/sqparadox · 1 pointr/gaming

You'll need an Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows in order to use any wireless Xbox 360 accessories (controllers, wireless microphone, wheel, etc.) on your PC.

u/SockPuppetDinosaur · 1 pointr/gaming

You have to buy a wireless adapter like this. Works wonderfully and can connect 4 controllers. $16 isn't bad at all.

u/sebkul · 1 pointr/gaming

I have a PC with 2, Ceton InfiniTV 4 cards. This gives me digital cable on my PC (with HBO but now on demand) and it runs like a DVR. I use it with Win7 and Windows Media Center. This setup looks better than any cablebox/DVR I ever owned. The PC is also a TV server because other TVs have xBox360s hooked up to them and you get TV through Media Center Player (They call that Windows Media Extender)... no need to pay for extra cable boxes... you can record and watch recorded shows from any xBox as well.

I attacked a wireless xBox 360 controller thing this ... I use steam and play Windows games on my 120" projector using an xBox360 controller.

I do however use bluetooth mouse and keyboard to control Windows/Steam... it might be nice not to switch.

The point being, you can have all of this right now without special TVs. If you don't want a cable box and PC separately, you can make your on DVR using the card I mentioned.

u/silentsammy · 1 pointr/htpc

> Also, I believe that the wireless dongle allows multiple controllers to connect to it (I haven't verified this, though), so you can buy "regular" Xbox 360 wireless controllers for players 2-4.

I do this with my HTPC. I can play steam games using two regular wireless 360 controllers hooked up to this device: Wireless 360 adapter for PC
It works great and that little wirelss adapter has a fantastic range.

I've also been pleasantly suprised to see how good the controller support is in Steam games. Even games that I didn't think I could use a controller for (like Orcs Must Die) have very good controller implementation.

u/SpyderZT · 1 pointr/gaming

There's a Wireless Dongle. Less than $20. Here you go.

You're welcome. ;P

u/Benwah11 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I personally have a wired controller (was cheaper) but THIS should work just fine. It can connect 4 controllers.

u/Reflex2011 · 1 pointr/videos

Thats a shame about the 360 dongle, I bought my quite a few years ago so I've never had troubles, but you can find it pretty easily on Amazon.

Though for anyone looking to get one maybe wait a bit since, the xboxone wireless dongle is coming out soon, even though I prefer the 360 one.

That does suck, but it's still nice.

u/GMFG23 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

That was a shit link. There is a USB dongle that you plug in that allows you to connect it just like to an Potato360. Here.

u/meteaz_apps · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Well yea, 400 pounds is about $600 about twice the cost of an xbox one on sale. Also I am a computer programmer. It would not have to be coded twice. It actually wouldn't be much work at all.

My friend got one of these last night. It felt like I was playing on a console with better graphics. That's what inspired me to write this.

u/Black_Tome · 1 pointr/gaming

$40 for the wireless dongle? I paid $30 for one at Gamestop when they first came out. They're on amazon for $20 right now.

u/andr8009 · 1 pointr/gaming

You could build or buy a media pc, hook it up to your tv with a wireless keyboard, wireless mouse and a wireless xbox controller with the usb pc dongle thingy and do the same thing. The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to PC's.

u/Bewbtube · 1 pointr/gamingsuggestions

This is the official microsoft adapter, it's far better than the one linked by SL61.

It will let you connect up to 4 controllers to it and will work with your old xbox 360 controllers if you still have them.

As others have suggested you can inquire and learn to build your own PC for relatively cheap over at /r/buildapc. You might want to make a post over at /r/buildapcforme with your budget and your needs.

If you don't want to deal with the hassle of building a PC and don't mind spending a bit of extra money you can use a service like where you can customize a PC build, place the order, they'll build the computer and send it your way. There are probably local services like this in your area (check craigslist). However, these options are more expensive than just building it yourself.

Finally, I suggest you consider building an HTPC (HT = Home Theater) with gaming in mind, especially if you have an extensive movie/tv/music library. If you're interested in that as well, you should check out XBMC.

u/EskAiP · 1 pointr/Games

this is the one from microsoft

u/DarkRider23 · 1 pointr/xbox360

It will work, but it's a waste of money if you already have a wireless controller.

Buy one of these and use the instructions in the first review to get it to work. It's what I use and it works perfectly. It never has any problems connecting to the controller at all. If you want the official one, you can buy this one. Make sure that if you buy the original it says Microsoft on the back of it. If it doesn't, it's a knockoff.

u/SlibIsSandwich · 1 pointr/gaming

I'm pretty sure its any. There is also a dongle for wireless ones to connect but I've never used those so I don't know how well they work. Since they are official Microsoft products I assume they are fine. One of those dongles will also save you about $20 if you already have wireless controllers. Did I mention the word dongle?

u/aaron_940 · 1 pointr/GameDeals

Ones cheaper than this, by any chance?

u/deadlyjohny · 1 pointr/xboxone

Respective to your first statement, not true. The Xbox 360 controller had a wireless receiver for PC Problem from their is switching paired devices on the controller without getting up. This can be solved by CEC through HDMI. Check out my comment to GhostofAce

u/bwest · 1 pointr/gaming

If you have a corded 360 controller just plug it in, drivers are installed automatically. For wireless controllers, you need something like this:

Other than that, its plug and play.

u/Lurking_Shadow · 1 pointr/gaymers

I use an xbox controller and t one staged used a ps3 controller.for an xbox controller get an adapter like this
For a ps3 controller the set-up is a little bit harder but try doing a little google search. Welcome to pc gaming :D

u/PepticBurrito · 1 pointr/pcgaming

The 360 wireless adapter made by Microsoft is $20. A brand new 360 wired controller is $25. Maybe $5 is a lot of money to you, but for $5 more you can have another controller that will work with your PC and your XBOX.

u/blackmagic91 · 1 pointr/gaming

Microsoft sells a USB adapter for wireless controllers

u/RedPill42 · 1 pointr/halo

Bought one of these a few months back. Super awesome deal if you're into PC gaming, but not ready to put up the controller.

u/YimYimYimi · 1 pointr/Games

You either need one of these and then use your wireless controllers or get an actual wired controller. Xbox controllers are natively supported by Windows and shouldn't require any extra setup whatsoever as long as the game you're trying to play supports controllers.

u/animeman59 · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Here's the real deal receiver that I bought a while back for my PC. Works great, and they include a driver CD.

u/dragoth13 · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

I like to split the job of Home Theater PC & Media Storage PC into two discrete systems.

This allows you to hide your noisy spinning disks somewhere out of sight, and keep a slim, quiet gaming-capable PC in your living room.

With a $2k budget, you have more than enough to do this from scratch and get a really, really nice system out of it.

Here's what I'd do.

Storage PC:

u/dsokol · 1 pointr/gaming

The actual 360 wireless mic and this magical little device: Been using it for more than a year now, and it works fantastically.

u/zanesix · 1 pointr/GuitarHero

No, the GH live receiver only works with that guitar. If you want to use any other wireless Xbox guitar on PC, you're going to need this.

u/HeyAdm · 1 pointr/GameDeals

Bought one for a tenner and love it, saves cash and works great.

You're gunna have to download drivers for it, but all in all a simple set up.

u/patternfall · 1 pointr/gaming

>If you don't already have a gamepad, I suggest getting a cheap wired Xbox360 controller, even if you don't play DS. For some games, it just makes sense to use a gamepad over KB+M.

Or if you already have a 360 with wireless controllers, this thing is pretty cool. Works flawlessly, you pair the controller to your computer exactly like you do to your console.

And I agree with you. I was a big keyboard+mouse purist until I tried the controller with Darksiders. Holy hell it was so much better to control and play.

u/dino0986 · 1 pointr/CloneHero

They should both work, the one on the left is a World Tour guitar (WT), looks like its a 360 one. So you need a controller adapter.

Any wireless guitar should come with a dongle, if they don't have it included don't bother. The only exception to this rule is 6frets and Xbox360 guitars, 6frets need the xbox specific adapter, and a 360 gamepad dongle works with the 360 guitars.

u/Right_Fielder · 1 pointr/GuitarHero

If it's wireless you need this to connect it. There are other cheaper third party receivers but I can't vouch for their quality.

u/BodSmith54321 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I use a wireless Xbox 360 wireless Controller with my PC. You need one of these.

An Xbox One wireless controller connects through bluetooth.

u/ewleonardspock · 1 pointr/techsupport

I'm guessing they're wireless? If so, do you have the USB Wireless Adapter?
I'm pretty sure this is the driver I use.

u/Just_Lucan · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

There's one on amazon for $25, pretty sure that is a normal price.

u/dislikes_redditors · 1 pointr/Windows10

I believe this works with the XBox One controller, but not the 360 controller. You need to get the 360 Wireless adapter to hook up wireless controllers.

edit: This one:

u/iAmAddicted2R_ddit · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace


For your controller needs, if you want to use a DualShock4, DS3, Wii U Pro Controller or WiiMote, all you need is a mini Bluetooth dongle and a driver such as DS4Windows (google "[controller] driver windows"). With the proper driver they should be supported under most games, but they might require a button mapping tool to work with some stuff (we can help you with that).

If you want to go the easy route and have a controller supported by most games with no driver configuration as soon as you plug it in, an Xbone controller is your choice. However, it will require a special M$ dongle to work wirelessly, and be warned that this dongle only works under Windows 10. Alternately, if you can live with some inferior design features, you can get a 360 controller (which still works with nearly all controller games) and its corresponding dongle, which has the added benefit of working with all Windows's back to XP. However, be aware that both of these controllers require AA batteries rather than the rechargeable packs found in DualShock/Nintendo. You can buy a rechargeable pack for Xbox controllers but it obviously costs extra.

All of the aforementioned controllers will also work over USB with any operating system.

Now to the second part of your question. I assume that you mean you want to play on your TV–this can be accomplished one of two ways and is easy to setup. The first and most obvious way is to simply keep your PC in your entertainment center and hook it to your TV over HDMI, in much the same way that you would your PS4. Steam's Big Picture mode tries to emulate the homescreen of a console to make controller navigation easier, and does a pretty good job of it. Coming from the PS4 interface I'm sure you'll feel right at home–but you do still need a KB+mouse to get in Big Picture from a cold PC startup. This shouldn't be an issue as there are many cheap wireless keyboards with inbuilt trackpads on offer.

The second way is to use a Steam Link. This is a very handy little set-top box that will stream video input over the internet from a PC in the house–if you've ever heard of the PlayStation TV, this is similar. In order to use the Link you must have fast (at least 10mbps; check using Ethernet on both ends (your PC and the Link) and a controller that connects over USB (either thru a USB cable or a USB wireless receiver. The Xbox receivers mentioned in a previous paragraph currently don't work with the Link but Valve says they are looking into it). It's very simple to setup–hook the Link to internet, plug in your controller and HDMI cable for TV connection, and pair it with your PC. Then you'll have total access to all your controller-supported PC games from the couch, with no loss of graphics.

Also, as a PC gamer, I have a word for you–there are some games that do play better with KB+M, especially shooters. Trust me, once you try something like Call of Duty with a mouse, you will never be able to go back to aiming with controller sticks. If you want this benefit but still find KB+M uncomfortable, there is the Steam Controller which features a more accurate trackpad in place of the right stick, and will work with most of the games that an Xbox controller works with.

One final word. If you are actually, legitimately serious about getting into PC gaming–please for the LOVE OF GOD do not buy a pre-built one. BUILD. YOUR. OWN. Seriously, if you are looking to surpass consoles and get value for money, I CANNOT stress this enough. Although it may seem daunting at first it's really little more than high-tech LEGOs–/r/BuildaPCforMe will furnish you with a parts list so you don't have to bother with that, and then the build will take two hours tops (even if you're inexperienced). There are tons of great videos on YouTube that will show you how–this is my personal fave, although I do advise you not to use any of those parts since that vid is considerably old.

If you have any questions feel free to reply to this and I can help you out.

u/Haxan_K · 1 pointr/buildapc

OP said a lil lower that he has a wireless controller, so he will need the reciever Amazon Link to get that to work on his pc