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    X-Box Controller Mod for PC FAQ by Marcelo Redfield

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                                   Table of Contents
    
    01)- -History Version                                       
    
    02)- -About the Author
    
    03)- -About this Guide/FAQ   
                                   
    04)- -Necessary tools
    
    05)- -USB Cable Issue  
    
    06)- -Before you start
    
    07)- -The modding
    
       A - Disassembling the controller
    
       B - Cutting the wires
    
       C - Connecting the wires
    
       D - Testing your controller
    
       E - Assembling the controller
      
       F - Installing the drivers
    
    08)- -Using the controller as a Memory Card Manager
    
    09)- -How to contact me
    
    10)- -Credits
    
    11)- -Copyright/Legal stuff
    
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    Section 01 - History version
    
    
    Final
    
    06/04/2008 - Updated contact info, trimmed the guide. This is the final 
    update for this guide. It made sense the time it was written but right now, 
    since there's the 360 controller which is compatible with Windows (and 
    there's also the wireless receiver for those who have the wireless one).
    
    
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    2.21
    
    28/02/2006 - Updated contact info.
    
    
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    2.2
    
    16/03/2005 - Well, thereīs been a looong time since any update heh? 
    And this guide is almost completing 1 year! But about the changes, David Parr 
    came with a nice idea of how to mod the controller and make it work both on 
    the PC and in the Xbox without the need of an extra connector cable! Also Iīll
    change the rank of optional to necessary the need of solder and soldering iron
    to this mod. Not using those itens will make the mod very unreliable and the 
    chances of a wire disconnecting is very high after a time you do the mod. Some
    extra corrections were also made.
    
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    2.1
    
    04/09/2004 - Changed my mail and other stuff at the contact section. 
    Check it out to get my latest contact information and details. And I also 
    added a new driver link of my own. Now it works!
    
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    2.02
    
    
    08/08/2004 - Added a new place where the drivers are. The old place 
    seemed to give some trouble to some people (Iīm really sorry for that, but 
    the link is fine. It works for me and some people), so now you can also 
    download from this link: 
    http://www.bbfree.com/teamcrystal/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=70
    Thanks for K.T.E. for hosting this file for me!
    
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    2.01
    
    20/07/2004 - Just adding that the Memory Card Manager really works.
    
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    2.0
    
    19/06/2004 - A nice update! Included how to use the X-Box controller 
    as a Memory Card manager and confirmed that this mod works with Windows 98. 
    
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    1.2
    
    07/05/2004 - Even more corrections (damn, there WERE mistakes in the 
    guide!) and added another site where this guide can be found.
    
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    1.11
    
    09/04/2004 - Corrected some mistakes and added some parts of lyrics
    of random music in the beggining of each section. Sweet! Or not. At least the
    guide looks more "alive". I hope you like it.
    
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    1.10
    
    09/04/2004 - Added intro art.
    
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    1.01
    
    09/04/2004 - Minor changes but I still found some stuff that needs to
    be corrected, so expect a new version very soon.
    
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    1.0
    
    01/04/2004 - Complete guide.
    
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    0.9
    
    01/04/2004 - Almost completed the guide. Finished the last sections 
    and started to upload the drivers to my server so I can give my own link.
    
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    0.4
    
    01/04/2004 - All sections beside the modding itselft complete.
    
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    0.1
    
    01/04/2004 - Start of the guide. I built the main layout (that is 
    going to be different in the final version for certain) and I wrote some parts
    of it. Still crude.
    
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    Section 02 - About the Author
    
    
    About me? Well, Iīm just a regular college student currently studing Computer 
    Science. Since I was a kid I loved to disassemble every electonic thing that 
    I could find. That resulted in many 220 V chocks and many other injuries. I 
    managed to survive my childhood (as you can notice reading this FAQ) and 
    fortunately I kept disassembling everything I could find, but now I am able 
    to avoid chocks, and the better, I can assemble the thing back again and it 
    works (most of the time)!
    
    I ask you not to notice any major grammar/spelling error. I am not from the 
    US and as you can notice, english is not my native language, so you are 
    surely going to find mistakes in this guide. Ignore them or contact me so I 
    can fix them. I would really apreciate it.
    
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    Section 03 - About this Guide/FAQ
    
    
    Well, first of all, you should ask yourself why are you browsing this guide. 
    There can be thousands of reasons. The reason that I am writing it is to help 
    people who donīt have a neat PC Controller, people who are looking forward to 
    buy a PC controller but think that the ones available are a piece of crap or 
    are too expensive and like the X-Box one, people who love the X-Box controller
    (my case, big hands are a problem, the original controller fits perfectly for 
    me) and think that their PCs deserve this fine hardware. Or any other reason/
    cause/circunstance available.
    
    And note that Iīm going to make this guide so that the lamest and n00b guy can
    mod the controller. Iīm going to detail many many things, so if you already 
    know that (or thing you know), just skip the section, altough I woudnīt 
    recommend that. This guide was made to be fully read, so skip any section at 
    your own risk. And come on, so much trouble it gave me to write it... Please 
    read it! :)
    
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    Section 04 - Necessary tools
    
    
    Okay, you are really willing to mod your X-Box controller. There are a few 
    things you will need, fortunately VERY easy to find stuff, which makes this 
    guide easy to almost anyone to do. If you are lucky, you can buy everything 
    that is necessary on that Wal-Mart next to your home. If you canīt find 
    something there, try a Radio Shack etc. But I am sure you wonīt have trouble 
    finding it.
    
    
    A - Screwdriver (optional) - You need a simple screwdriver you are going to do
    one of the modding option that requires the X-Box controller to be opened. You
    need a medium size one, not huge, not small, with a grip long enough so you 
    can take out the screws that are on the X-Box controller, and later, put them 
    back.
    
    
    B - Soldering Iron (necessaryl) - You need one soldering iron so you can melt 
    the solder and use it on the wires of the X-Box controller. Be careful kids, 
    getting burned by this thing hurts a lot. I know that very well.
    
    
    C - Solder (necessary) - Necessary if you want to do a nice and long-lasting 
    mod. To be used together with the soldering iron. But, as you want to do a 
    nice and long-lasting controller, youīll use it.
    
    
    D - Electrical Tape (necessary) - Regular size electrical tape (usually it has
    ~1 inch of width). Necessary to avoid short-circuits and problems of the sort.
    
    
    E - Wire Cutter (necessary) - To cut the wires (duh). A similar tool like a 
    knife, pocket knife can be used altough it is not recommended since a wire 
    cutter is much easier to handle and accurate. The chance of you screwing up 
    your mod with is is much smaller than using any other tool.
    
    
    F - USB Cable (necessary) - To plug the controller in your PC. Ok, now read 
    this carefully. You need any USB cable that has an A Male connector. Read the 
    USB Cable Issue section below for further info. Only one A Male connector is 
    necessary, the other one is useless. About the lenght, I would recommend a 
    3 meter long cable (~9 feet). It is not too short nor too long. Longer cables 
    may have some problem with external interference, so I would not recommend 
    using a cable longer than 3 meters. But, do as you wish, my advice is given.
    
    
    G - Voltimeter (optional) - Donīt buy this thing since it is optinal and it is
    really expensive. You can just use it later to test the connections you made.
    
    
    H - Security X-Box Controller Conector (optional) - If you manage to find one,
    buy an extra one or get from a broken down controller. It will be EXTREMELY 
    useful since you will be able to use the controller back on your X-Box anytime
    you wish, while cutting the wire itself make this change somehow irreversible.
    You can still change it back to work again on the X-Box, but it is not 
    recommended.
    
    
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    Section 05 - USB Cable Issue
    
    
    Alright, this thing can be kinda tricky, so I decided to make a section just 
    for it. When you are going to buy an USB cable, you can get kinda lost since 
    there are thousands of kinds of cables. And you need THAT kind of cable. The 
    chance that you buy the wrong one is very high.
    
    You gotta understand that there are 4 types of USB connectors. I am going to 
    describe them the best I can. 
    
    A - USB A Connectors
    
      \Male
    
    The most common connector available. And the one you are going to need. You 
    probrably have seen on before. It looks like this thing below...
    
                                   Front View             
                                                           
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                                 |#############|                      
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                                 |_____________|             
                                                  
    
    Note that the border is metallic and the # part is made of plastic. Usually 
    white.
     
                                   Upper View                               
                                                        
                                      _________                                
                                     /  ___o   |_______
                                 ----  /       |   #   |                        
                   -------------||||| O------->|   #   |                     
                                 ----    \--o  |_______|                  
                                     \_________|                             
    
    
    The two # that you can see are two holes in the metallic part that is will be 
    connected. The part before it is made of plastic or rubber and has that thing 
    over it (okay, I know itīs ugly but I did my best) is the USB Logo. You have 
    seen it before somewhere. I know it!
    
    
      \Female
    
    Letīs just say. It is the opposite of the male connector. It is where the male
    thingy should go (got now why it is called female, and the other one, male?).
    This is the one that your computer has (well, It is supposed to). And when you
    buy an extension cable, it always have a male connector in one end of the 
    cable and a female in the other.
    
                                   Front View
    
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                                 | ___________ |
                                 |             |
                                 |_____________|
    
    Not much different from the Male one, heh? Not much to talk about it.
    
    
                                   Upper View                               
                                                        
                                      _________/                                
                                     /  ___o   |
                                 ----  /       |                        
                   -------------||||| O------->|                     
                                 ----    \--o  |                  
                                     \_________|                             
                                               \
    
    Again, it is almost the same thing as the male, but there is no metal thing 
    outside of it, usually it has some little metal things like those /\ in the 
    picture. Just to help when you connnect the male connector.
    
    
    B - USB B Connectors
    
      \Male
    
    Okay, now things change a little. I think the most common cables available are
    the A (Male) - B (Male) cables. Below you can check how a B Male USB connector
    looks like.
    
                                   Front View
    
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                                   /          \           
                                  /  ########  \     
                                  |  ########  |
                                  |  ########  |          
                                  |  ########  |        
                                  |____________|      
    
    
    It is indeed kinda different from the A type connector. The white part 
    between the borders and the # is made of plastic, usually white, and the # is 
    just empty space.
    
    
                                   Upper View   
    
                                     _____________
                                    /             |-------
                      --------------|   USB LOGO  |       |
                                    \_____________|-------
    
    
    As you can see, it is slightly smaller than the A connector.
    
    
      \Female
      
    I could spend another few lines babbling about this rare to find B Female USB 
    connector, but I donīt think it is necessary. With all the info provided above
    you are not going to buy the wrong cable and in any other part of the guide 
    that I mention the kind of connector, you will know what I am talking about 
    or if you have any doubt, take a quick look at this section and all your 
    doubts shall be gone.
    
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    Section 06 - Before you start...
    
    
    Okay, you bought all necessary stuff. You have an X-Box controller in your 
    possesion and you are ready to make the mod. Some things you should know 
    before doing it.
    
    
    -Stuff can (and according to Murphyīs Law, will) go wrong. Keep that in mind.
    If you follow EXACTLY what I say here, the odds will decrease, but they will 
    always exist. Be prepared to face problems. Luckly everything will go fine and
    your X-Box controller will work on your PC as it is supposed to.
    
    
    -Take your time. Donīt do this in a hurry. Spend a sunday afternoon that you 
    always have nothing to do, doing this mod instead of friday night, when you 
    are tired, have something to do or want to go to sleep.
    
    
    -Do it in a large and old table. Kids, donīt do this in your mamma dinning 
    table. You can drop solder, scratch it with a knife, the wire cutter or any 
    other tool that you have with you.
    
    
    -This may be kinda obvious, but do it in a place that has light. You will 
    need to see everything you are making.
    
    
    -If you donīt have experience with soldering irons and solder, ask help from 
    a friend/parent/dog that has more experience than you. It is not complicated 
    but try to use it first doing other things. When you have acquired a some EXP 
    points of handling it, use it in the X-Box controller.
    
    
    -Optional things are optional. The better you do your modding, the longer it 
    will last, fewer problems you will have. Do it nice and you wonīt have to do 
    it again.
    
    
    -I wonīt be responsible for any **** you may make. You are doing this at your 
    OWN risk. Donīt blame me for anything that goes wrong. Blame your parents/dog/
    friends/girlfriend. Not me.
    
    
    -Stactic eletricity. It is hard to happen, but you may fry your controller 
    board just by touching it if you are charged. To avoid this, simply touch a 
    large metal plate, your computer case for example. That should do it.
    
    
    -This may seem kinda obvious, but make sure your PC has an USB port available.
    Any PC built since 1999 comes with an USB port at least. It is not necessary 
    to have a new high-speed 2.0 USB port. This works even with the older 1.0 USB
    ports and the 1.1 ones. You donīt know the version of your USB port? Relax.
    There isnīt any 0.9 version! :)
    
    
    -Mac/Linux/BeOS/Any other OS users: I cannot guarantee that the controller 
    will work with you. I have just tested with Windows 2000/XP/2003 PCs. The 
    problem you will find is actually that you may not find. Drivers. If you 
    manage to find one and test it, please tell me where did you find the drivers 
    and what you have done to install it. I will include in this guide and you 
    will get full credits.
    
    
    -Windows 9X/ME users: Thanks to Moose, he confirmed me that this mod, with the
    drivers I provided, works under Windows 98. Still, I canīt confirm that it 
    works with Windows 95/ME. If you manage to test this mod on those OSs and 
    confirm me, you will get full credits for it!
    
    
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    Section 07 - The modding
    
    
                        *** DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK ***
    
    
    You know that now. This mod works for both versions of X-Box Controllers. The
    Original Version and the S Version. Do it with the one that pleases you most.
    During the guide I will mention the differences that you will find and what 
    you have to do in each version of the controller.
    
    There are several kinds of ways that you can make the mod. The differences are
    in the place that you replace the wire/x-Box connector for the USB cable/
    connector. Again, do as you please, Iīll try to explain what are the benefits 
    of each kind of mod available.
    
    
    --Differences between the Original and the S controller
    
    
    The main difference is the size. The Original Controller is much larger than 
    the S one. Other difference is that the White and Black buttons are located 
    above the Y and B buttons in the Original Version, while in the S Version, 
    they are under A and B buttons. Also, the Start and Back buttons are located 
    in the middle of the Original controller while those buttons are under the 
    left analog stick on the S controller.
    
    
    --What is going to be modded on the controller?
    
    
    The cable or the connector. You choose. The important thing is that the X-Box 
    Controller conector is replaced by an USB connector. You may do that directly 
    to the Controller board, or next to it, cutting all the X-Box Controller cord 
    out, or in any other part of the cord. Or using an extra Security X-Box 
    Controller Conector, you can do a replaceable mod, that you can switch when 
    you please. Since it is detachable, you just keep the original one and put the
    one you modded when you wish to use the controller on the PC and vice-versa.
    
    
    --Where should I change the Connector?
    
    
    Below, you can see the Security X-Box Controller Conector and the rest of the 
    controller cord. Sorry, rude design. It is not needed to be pretty, you just 
    have to understand what I am trying to tell you.
    
    
                        Security X-Box Controller Conector
    
    
                           A
                           ^
                 _____     |             _________             __________
             ___|     |___ |            /         \           /          |
            |___|      ___--------------           -----------  CONNECTOR|
                |_____|                 \_________/           \__________|
    
    
    If you are going to use a spare Security X-Box Controller Connector, the point
    A is where you should cut cord. Now, if you donīt plan to cut this part and 
    you think that cutting other part is better, here are the strategic cutting 
    points of the rest of the cord.
    
     
                              X-Box Controller Cord
    
    
                    B                                C
                    ^                                ^            ________
          _______   |                       ________ |           /        |
       __|       \  |                      /        \|          /         |
       __|        |-------------//---------          -------|||| XB CTRLER|
         |_______/                         \________/           \         |
                                                                 \________|
    
    
    Here are two other points that you could consider cutting. I would stick with 
    the first one that you do on the Security X-Box Controller Conector instead of
    those. Since you are going to waste the X-Box cord anyway, it would be nicier 
    to do in the Security X-Box Controller Conector or inside the controller. This
    way the whole cord stays in only one color.
    
    If you wish to take the whole cord out and replace it inside the X-Box 
    controller, read Step A, otherwise, jump to step 2.
    
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    Step A - Disassembling the controller
    
    Believe me. It is not hard. Here is where the screwdriver comes to action. To 
    disassemble the Original Controller, you have to take out 7 screws that are 
    clearly visible in the back of the controller. In the S version, you also have
    to take out 7 screws. 6 of them are clearly visible. One is hidden under that 
    nasty code bar sticker. Just take the sticker out or make a hole in it. You 
    wonīt have any major problems taking the screws and opening the controller.
    Remeber to save the screws since you are going to need them later.
    
    After removing the screws, turn your controller so that the buttons are facing
    the table and gently remove the back of the controller from the front. Doing 
    this will avoid you some trouble of making all buttons and rubbers detach from
    the front of the controller. If this happens, donīt panic, just assemble it 
    back again. Each button can fit in only one place, and the rubbers are made to
    fit just one way.
    
    Well, now you are going to see some differences between the S and the Original
    controller. The main thing are the motors, that are screwed to the case in the
    Original and loose, on the S. The fist thing to do is to detach their plugs 
    that go to the controller board. Do that GENTLY. They do not require force, 
    but care. After that, save the motors in the S version (and remember, the 
    larger one goes to the left side of the controller while the small one goes to
    the right side.
    
    Now, in the S version there are 2 screws that you will have to take out. They
    are located near the memory card slot. In the original version, there are four
    extra screws besides the ones near the memory card slot that need to be taken
    out. Do that carefully and save those screws too.
    
    After doing that, youīll have the controller board loose, together with some
    plastic pieces of the memory card slot. Carefully, remove those pieces of 
    plastic so that you will have just the board and the cord. Now, to the next 
    step!
    
    
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    Step B - Cutting the wires
    
    Right. If you chose to open your controller and etc, hang on a minute. You 
    that chose to cut in one of the recommended points, cut the controller cord 
    with the wire cutter. Remove about 1 inch of the plastic cover and the 
    aluminum cover. 
    
    The ones with the controller opened, cut the cord as far as possible of the 
    board, so this way you can have plenty of wire to work with. I would recommend
    just before that plastic thing that sticks outside and inside the controller.
    Remove the plastic and the aluminum.
    
    Now, do the same to the USB Cable you bought. Please, do that cutting the 
    connector that is not the A Male one. Do it in the oposite side and discard 
    the extra connector. Take the plastic and the aluminum cover, again, about 1
    inch and you will find some colored wires.
    
    There should be 6 wires in the X-Box controller and 5 in the USB cable. The 
    USB cable should have RED, WHITE, GREEN, BLACK (thin) and a colorless wire. 
    Not that is colorless, but it has no plastic cover and this wire is to prevent
    interference. When opening the X-Box controller, this black wire will come out
    from the controller board with a thick black plastic cover. The X-Box 
    controller should have all wires mentioned above plus one YELLOW wire. 
    Ignore this wire, cut it out. You wonīt be needing the YELLOW wire.
    
    With the wire cutter, remove from wich wire that is inside both cords, the 
    plastic thing that protects each wire. Remove about 1/2 inch from each.
    
    Be extra carefull. This is one easy to do wrong thing. Apply little force with
    the wire cutter when taking out the plastic protection. It is very easy to 
    break the wire or to do something of the sort. If you never done anything like
    this before, ask for help.
    
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    Now thereīs one alternative of how to mod your controller and use it both on 
    the PC and on the Xbox without the need of an extra connector! You should 
    thank David Parr for this idea!
    
    Well, it is very tough to do it and will require your l33t wire-cutting skills
    to do it! Since I cannot put any pictures on the FAQ, Iīll explain to you the 
    best way I can.
    
    Grab the security connector and with the wire cutter, remove the green plastic
    cover from the connector leaving ~1 inch of unremoved cover from both sides 
    (the connector that goes to the Xbox and the one that connects to the rest of 
    the cord).
    
                               A                         B
                               ^                         ^
                 _____         |         _________       |     __________
             ___|     |___     |        /         \      |    /          |
            |___|      ___--------------           -----------  CONNECTOR|
                |_____|   |   |         \_________/      |   |\__________|
                           \ /                            \ / 
                          1 inch                         1 inch
    
    I beg your pardon for the rude scheme. But you got it, remove the plastic 
    cover (including that thing in the middle) from the points A to B. Itīs not 
    that tough if you use another blade help.
    
    Now comes the tough part. Youīll have to leave after the removed cover on both
    sides ~1 1/2 inches of the colored wires after the end of the cover. Youīll 
    cut them after this except the yellow one. It will be tough to do that and if 
    you prefer, you can also cut the yellow one but youīll have to reconnect it 
    later.
    
    Now, with the ~1 1/2 inch wires, cut their plastic cover leaving 1/2 inch of 
    them without the cover. Now, connect the wires as the next step says, but 
    remember to direct the USB connector to the same side as as the Xbox connector
    and the difference is that now youīll have to connect 3 wires together. Youīll
    link the connector wires with the Xbox connector (if you did not cut, the 
    yellow wire will be uniting them) and the USB cable). Thereīs no big deal 
    about it. I know it may be sorta impossible, but NEVER EVER THINK ABOUT 
    CONNECTING THE CONTROLLER BOTH ON THE XBOX AND ON THE PC AT THE SAME TIME.
    THAT WILL SURELY SCREW THE CONTROLLER, THE PC USB PORT AND THE XBOX CONTROLLER
    CONNECTOR. You should use the USB connector just with a few inches of cable, 
    a little longer than the wire with the plastic cover with the Xbox connector. 
    You could use as mentioned before, the full lenght of the USB cable, but that 
    wonīt be very nice. 
    
    ***
    
    Now will all wires ready, follow to the next step.
    
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    Step C - Connecting the wires
    
    This may sound kinda simple, but it is tricky. Connect each wire of the same 
    color together. The RED from the USB cable with the RED of the X-Box 
    controller and so on. Remember that the YELLOW wire from the USB controller is
    not necessary, so just ignore it, take it out, do whatever you please. And 
    remember the wire that has no plastic cover. It may seem dumb, but it is nice
    to connect it to the one on the X-Box cable (it is in the same position as the
    one in the cable, right under the aluminum cover).
    
    Connect the wires just twisting on in the other other one. Gently. Do this 
    with all wires. Remember not to mix any wire with other kind etc. After doing 
    this, youīll leave a drop of solder in each connected wire to make sure they 
    wonīt come out. After doing this, wrap each connected wire with electric tape.
    Do it nicely and make sure no wire gets exposed. After doing that to each 
    wire, put electric tape around all wires, so they remain as a big one. Leaving
    all wires loose increase the chance of it coming out when pulled or anything 
    of the sort. 
    
    If you disassembled your controller, wait a second before assembling it again.
    
    
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    Step D - Testing your controller
    
    Perfect. You connected all wires and you are ready to make it ready for 
    action, right? Fisrts, if you disassembled you controller, just plug it into
    the PC and check if Windows detects an USB Device or an USB Game Controller.
    If it does, go to the next step. If not, consider checking all wires and make
    sure everything I said before is fine. 
    
    If you didnīt disassemble the controller, skip the next step.
    
    
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    Step E - Assembling the controller
    
    This is piece of cake. Adjust the cord with the 2 plastic pieces that go with 
    the memory card slot, after that, put it in the controller board, put the 
    board back to its place and attach the motors plugs. Remember, the large one
    goes to the left side of the controller (where the digital stick is located) 
    and the small one goes to the right side (where the buttons are). After that,
    screw all screws that attach the board to the controller case, then put it 
    over the front case (remember, you left if facing the table so the buttons 
    woudnīt fall). Attach it the put all the screws in the back of the controller.
    Everything should be fine.
    
    
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    Step F - Installing the drivers
    
    Now the final part to make your X-Box controller perfectly playable on your 
    computer! When you plug it into the USB, Windows will ask you for its drivers.
    
    I've tried to host the drivers myself hundreds of times, but I never got a 
    decent server which worked for a long time. I'm gonna leave them hosted 
    at a server at my college, which should last long enough. If you can't 
    download it, search "XBCD" in Google. You should find it without any major 
    problems.
    
    The link is:
    
    http://www.comp.ufscar.br/~ellmann/XBCDv107.exe
    
    Download this file at your OWN RISK. I am not responsible for any damages 
    this file might cause to your computer.
    
    Take your time reading the included readme. You will find important info there
    about the functions of the controller and some button combinations that allow
    you to do some tweaks in it.
    
    But when Windows ask for the drivers, choose the option "Search for a suitable
    driver for my device.", then click next, check the box "Specify a location.", 
    click next. Then point the location where you decompressed the driverīs files.
    You are going to see a message that the driver was not tested by Microsoft.
    Click in Continue anyway.
    
    After that you can check the Game Controllers in the Control Panel to change 
    some options, play with the rumble (Iīm still trying to find a way to make it
    "workable", like a rumble pack in a Nintendo 64 emulator or something of the 
    sort.
    
    Any other help you need, be sure to read the documentation included with the 
    drivers before asking me. You can find almost any answer to the questions you 
    might have.
    
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    Section 08 - Using the controller as a Memory Card manager
    
    
    Well. Now that your controller is working fine, you are having lots of fun 
    playing your favorite games on your PC with your favorite game controller, I 
    think that you wonder sometimes, if you could have another use for this 
    fantastic mod you did on your beloved X-Box controller. The answer is YES! 
    As you could see in the section title, you can use the X-Box controller as 
    an x-Box Memory Card manager!
    
    Well, I cannot guarantee that, since I donīt have a memory card with me. But 
    you could give a try, and tell me if that works. It is supposed to...
    
    First of all, you need to download and install Action Replay for X-Box. I will
    not host this software on my server since Iīm not certain that it is legal. 
    But you can download it from its official website in the following link:
    
    http://us.codejunkies.com/downloads/ActionReplayforXbox(USEnglish1_05).exe
    
    Download it. Install it. Run the icon that was created on your desktop. I can 
    not give you further help now. It seems quite simple and easy to use. You 
    should just dranīn drop the icons from the memory card to the PC database and 
    vice-versa. 
    
    The advantages of using this manager is that you can send your save files to 
    your friends over the internet, download save games from the Code Junkies web 
    site (http://us.codejunkies.com/), backup your X-Box saves on your PC and much
    more!
    
    Jesse tested this software under Windows 98, and according to him, it works 
    like a charm! And according to Shane OīBrien, it also works under Windos XP!
    
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    Section 09 - How to contact me
    
    
    I no longer support this guide, which means I will not provide any help via 
    e-mail. If you do have a question, please, try google, search for "XBCD" or 
    "xbox controller driver".
    
    However, if you still need to contact me for something NOT related to the mod 
    itself, my e-mail address is shadowth (A.T.) gmail (D.O.T.) com
    
    Thank you.
    
    
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    Section 10 - Credits
    
    
    To all X-Box Controller driver developers. Without them, this mod would not be
    possible. They go to Cherry On Top/Code Underground and other developers. 
    Thank you guys.
    
    I should thank imperator171 for something I can't remember right now.
    
    Some guys which names I don't remember that are from the FAQ Writers board.
    Thank you for your suggestions.
    
    Also for spyguy999 (heh, I told you I didn't forget!) and FAQ GOD
    for testing the driver link to me. Thanks!
    
    David Parr for suggesting a nice way of making the mod work both on the PC and
    Xbox without the need of an extra connector.
    
    Moose, for confirming to me that this works under Windows 98.
    
    Jesse, for confirming me that the Memory Card Manager really works.
    
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    Section 11 - Copyright/Legal stuff
    
    
    All rights reserved.
    
    The X-Box controller, logo, mark, everything is property of Microsoft Corp.
    The drivers that I provided are property of Cherry on Top/Code Underground.
    
    All content of this guide is copyrighted. Check below what you can and cannot
    do with this guide.
    
    Do - Print it, send the whole guide to a friend, lend your printed guide to a
    friend, copy the entire guide to your HD, diskkete etc.
    
    Do Not - Copy segments of it. Link this guide directly in your web site, split
    and/or modify it in any way. Make profit in any way/form with this guide.
    
    Sites that this guide is available:
    
    - http://www.gamefaqs.com
    
    - http://www.neoseeker.com
    
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