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c0ldb33r
02-27-2011, 05:51 PM
I'm looking for a wired 360 controller to connect to my PC.

I was going to get one of the wireless receivers for the pc, but since I sit directly in front of my laptop, and given the mixed reviews of the wireless receiver, I want a wired controller.

So, I went to EB games today and there were a bunch of 3rd party ones. Will these work on a PC? Which are the decent 3rd party 360 controllers? Should I just stick with the MS version?

I was hoping to find a wired one on kijiji, but those suckers are uncommon used.

heybtbm
02-27-2011, 06:22 PM
The official wireless 360 adapter works flawlessly. I've had mine since 2006 and have never had a problem or hiccup.

That being said...if you must have a wired option: why not just use one of your existing 360 wireless controllers + the official play and charge USB cable? Exact same thing as a wired controller. It's a $20 solution and you get a "bonus" rechargeable battery. IMO...stick with 1st party hardware.

c0ldb33r
02-27-2011, 06:25 PM
The official wireless 360 adapter works flawlessly. I've had mine since 2006 and have never had a problem or hiccup.
I tried one from deal extreme which sucks. It just didn't work, at all. Good enough, it's from DX, of course it sucks LOL

I've read online people having trouble with the MS wireless adapter depending on which type of usb port its plugged into. some ports apparently don't output enough power.


why not just use one of your existing 360 wireless controllers + the official play and charge USB cable? Exact same thing as a wired controller. There's nothing better than 1st party.
I didn't think that was the case. I thought the usb only charged it.

drmay
02-27-2011, 07:22 PM
Don't get any official microsoft controllers. The D-pad is the worst I have used in decades of gaming.

kedawa
02-28-2011, 09:23 PM
The wired 360 controller I use on my PC is an arcade stick, but it works fine with the stock drivers that come with windows.

As far as I know the two best non-MS wired options are the Razer Onza, which isn't available yet, and the HORI PAD EX2 Turbo.

PapaStu
03-01-2011, 11:07 AM
MS does sell an official wired 360 controller. You may have to look around a bit for it, but they are out there.

Emuaust
03-01-2011, 03:51 PM
That being said...if you must have a wired option: why not just use one of your existing 360 wireless controllers + the official play and charge USB cable? Exact same thing as a wired controller.

This information is very much incorrect, the usb only charges it.

LaughingMAN.S9
03-01-2011, 06:03 PM
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The 1 2 P
03-01-2011, 07:13 PM
Theres an official Microsoft 360 wired controller that works for the pc.

kedawa
03-01-2011, 10:03 PM
Read the OP. He hasn't been able to find one.

Leo_A
03-01-2011, 10:41 PM
Read the OP. He hasn't been able to find one.

He didn't say that. He even asked if he should stick with it, so he certainly wasn't excluding it.


I'm looking for a wired 360 controller to connect to my PC.

I was going to get one of the wireless receivers for the pc, but since I sit directly in front of my laptop, and given the mixed reviews of the wireless receiver, I want a wired controller.

So, I went to EB games today and there were a bunch of 3rd party ones. Will these work on a PC? Which are the decent 3rd party 360 controllers? Should I just stick with the MS version?

I was hoping to find a wired one on kijiji, but those suckers are uncommon used.

Stick with the official Microsoft product, unless you want a usuable d-pad for emulators and such.

I bought one shortly after the 360 was released for PC use (I waited a year before purchasing a 360) and it's worked just fine on my PC other than the subpar d-pad.

c0ldb33r
03-02-2011, 06:30 AM
Hmmm so maybe a good question would be which non MS wired pad has the best dpad?

I can find a wired one, but it's shockingly expensive new.

saferkefka
03-02-2011, 08:02 AM
i thought non ms branded 360 controllers wouldnt work with the pc? i know a gamestop branded controller i had wouldnt work with my pc.