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PC Games compatible with Xbox360 Controller

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by darkspark88, Jul 27, 2007.

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  1. darkspark88

    darkspark88 Notebook Evangelist

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    Recently got a xbox 360 controller, and can't imagine how I gamed without it.

    Only problem is I never know if a game is compatible until I've tried it, which can make for a lot of disappointments. Some titles are labelled "Games for Windows" and have mandatory xbox 360 controller support; if the game was designed to use controllers at all. But lots of games do not sport the logo due to indifferences with the requirements.

    So I thought I would create a list for all those interested in gaming with this pad, to enable us to make more informed purchasing decisions when it comes to buying games that support the features of this gamepad. Notably Vibration and z axis trigger buttons.

    Preferably the list will contain those games that work without any messy button configuration and I will write these under heading (Fully Supported) if it maps all the buttons correctly and fully with support for vibration.; as far as I am aware. I only have a limited amount of games on my computer at the moment, so I need your help compiling this.
    However older titles are also welcome, but I will write nothing after them unless there are problems. E.g. Compatible, but not enough buttons on controller to map all major actions

    Finally, is there a list like this anywhere else, such as Microsoft's official sites?
    If Im wrong anywhere, please correct me.

    So please post the
    1) Name of the game
    2) "Fully Supported" Game or Not
    3) Any problems with mapping


    Fully Supported
    Tomb Raider: Legends
    Tomb Raider: Anniversary
    Halo 2
    Need For Speed: Most Wanted
    Rainbow Six Vegas
    DiRT

    May Require Button Remapping

    Halo 1
    MDK 2
    MAME32
     
  2. masterchef341

    masterchef341 The guy from The Notebook

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    Rainbow Six Vegas is fully supported. AFAIK there are no mapping problems.
     
  3. imhungry29

    imhungry29 Notebook Evangelist

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    i know the game DiRT is fully supported. its actually recommended in the readme. but beware the game runs like garbage. the recommended gpu is an 8800 series like desktop gts or gtx. omg it runs like crap
     
  4. EP2007

    EP2007 Notebook Consultant

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    I was looking at getting the wireless adapter to allow the 360 wireless to work on my laptop... has anyone tried these or know if the compatibility with games is different from the wired controllers?
     
  5. DrewN

    DrewN Notebook Evangelist

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    Yes I have the wireless receiver and it works great...Windows recognizes a wireless controller exactly like a wired one. If you already have a 360 controller you can just buy the wireless receiver and use your existing controllers on your PC. Two thumbs up!
     
  6. EP2007

    EP2007 Notebook Consultant

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    :) Cool, thanks. I was so close to getting one this afternoon, but now that I have that confirmation, I'll be getting it soon :D

    Do you know if it works well with Battlefield 2?
     
  7. DrewN

    DrewN Notebook Evangelist

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    I've never thought of using a controller for fps games and don't have bf2 so I couldn't say for sure :(
     
  8. EP2007

    EP2007 Notebook Consultant

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    What types of games have worked well for you on Vista with the 360 controllers?
     
  9. Methodis

    Methodis Notebook Evangelist

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    If there's any games that don't work, download Joy2Key. It should make every game work, especially since the 360 doesn't have digital analog buttons like the original Xbox one did.
     
  10. EP2007

    EP2007 Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks. I get paranoid when I read that other people can't play certain games with the 360 controller and don't really say why... I'm sure like another other controller, if it doesn't directly support the game, you just have to remap it.
     
  11. Methodis

    Methodis Notebook Evangelist

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    I think there's a newer/ better version of Joy2Key out also.
     
  12. expo25kr

    expo25kr Notebook Evangelist

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    if you have a wired controller i suggest the Xbcd360 remapper. it does wonders.
     
  13. DrewN

    DrewN Notebook Evangelist

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    Right now I have Tomb Raider Anniversary, Driver Parallel Lines, GTA San Andreas, and Flatout 2 all installed, and all work with the controller without special software, although the mapping software Methodis and expo mention should pretty much make any game work
     
  14. Lirette

    Lirette Notebook Guru

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    Great thread!

    I love using the 360 controller for roms! I am a huge fan of super punchout!
     
  15. EP2007

    EP2007 Notebook Consultant

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    Will the controller also work for traditional real-time strategy games (i.e. to emulate the mouse) on things like Command and Conquer, Warcraft, Empire Earth, etc.???
     
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    NAWY2J Newbie

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    Hello,
    I've just tried the xbox 360 controller on rainbow six vegas and it wont work i try to change the contols to suite the controller but the game wont reconise it and then when im in game it jsut wont move then i have to pause un-tick the box wich says 'use xbox 360 controller with windows' and then i have to use my keyboard and mouse could any one help me play with the xbox contoller?
     
  17. Methodis

    Methodis Notebook Evangelist

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    Download one of the above mentioned key mappers.
     
  18. NAWY2J

    NAWY2J Newbie

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    i have but i dunno wt to do it still wont work
     
  19. Romanian

    Romanian Notebook Evangelist

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    That is one long-ass sentence.
     
  20. NAWY2J

    NAWY2J Newbie

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    yeah it is . can anyone help?
     
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