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XBox 360 Wireless Controller on PC

Discussion in 'General Computer Topics' started by Tawke, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. Tawke

    Tawke VIP Member

    I have an XBox 360 controller in use on my PC via the Crossfire interface. It works great and I'm glad I bought it but does anyone know if it can be used to control the cursor? It would be really handy if you could use it as a mouse.
     
  2. little_pob

    little_pob Jr Admin Staff Member

    Apparently so:
    _http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/gaming/productdetails.aspx?pid=090

    And with a bluetooth dongle and a freeware app called GlovePIE (google it) you can use a wii remote.
     
  3. Tawke

    Tawke VIP Member

    Where does it say it can be used for the cursor/mouse? All I can see is how it can be used for gaming. Yeah, I'm probably blind :p
     
  4. little_pob

    little_pob Jr Admin Staff Member

    Sorry your right it just says you can use it on XP.

    A quick, 'loaded' google search and brought up a link to this shareware app to config the controller to emulate a mouse: http://www.pinnaclegameprofiler.com/
     
  5. Tawke

    Tawke VIP Member

    Thanks, didn't think to look for generic software.
     
  6. TheCheekyMonkey

    TheCheekyMonkey Active Member

    Im using pinnacle game profiler at the moment with the 360 contoller, make sure you use beta 4.0 for vistas and also check out there forums for the config files that people make for games, already done.


    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is cracking on the plasma now with the 360 pad :D
     
  7. simpsons344

    simpsons344 Inactive User

    kool dint no u could use xbox 360 controler
     
  8. little_pob

    little_pob Jr Admin Staff Member

    Yep, and some games (e.g. Rainbow Six - Las Vegas) come with the controller profile already setup.
     
  9. Trancemaster

    Trancemaster Inactive User

    Beware though - the L and R buttons on the 360 pad (above the triggers) are axis, not buttons so older games won't be able to use them. Whenever you see a game labelled "Games for windows" it means that it natively supports the 360 controller.
     

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