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Is this true (controller question)

#1Darkstorm16Posted 10/19/2013 8:06:00 PM
A friend of mine told me unlike the PS3 controller which requires external programs to be used on a PC, an XBox 360 controller immediately connects to a pc immediately with no extra downloads?
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#2Orestes417Posted 10/19/2013 8:08:00 PM
Not entirely, but the download of the driver will be automatic. That's assuming you're talking wired controllers. Wireless you need a reciever
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#3claytonbuckleyPosted 10/19/2013 8:09:52 PM(edited)
He's right.

There are drivers for it, but they are optional

EDIT - yeah, that's wired. Wireless controllers take a bit more effort
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#4KaiRyusakiPosted 10/19/2013 8:08:32 PM
correct.

This shouldnt surprise you since the Xbox360 controller is designed with both Xbox360 and Windows Vista+ in mind.
#5Darkstorm16(Topic Creator)Posted 10/19/2013 8:09:47 PM
Well I didnt want to waste $50 as an experiment
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#6thatauthorPosted 10/19/2013 9:34:09 PM
From: Darkstorm16 | Posted: 10/19/2013 11:09:47 PM | #005
Well I didnt want to waste $50 as an experiment

smart thing to do.
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#7phantasyPosted 10/19/2013 9:38:55 PM
just plug in your wired 360 controller and it will automatically instal the drivers. Also a lot of games just uses the standard 360 controller layout anyways so its pretty much win win unless you despise the controller.
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#8CatToyPosted 10/19/2013 9:46:23 PM(edited)
It's called Xinput. Games that support Xinput have native 360 (or compatible, most modern third party controllers support it now too) controller support and offer what is effectively a 360 mode. The controller will be configured by default and button prompts in game will mimic the 360 buttons.

You can see a list here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_XInput_support
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