Windows 10 build 2004 vs. The China Xbox 360 receiver.

Windows 10 build 2004 vs. china xbox receiver.

Or should it be “Windows 10 vs. the world?!?” build 2004 edition.

Back in April 2014 we published a little blog about this cheap Chinese receiver and how we managed to get it back online. Now, back then we were completely aware there was videos on YouTube, Forums, and other sources so such an article was nothing new even back then. As an end-user we found ourselves downloading from garbage share sites that only lead to either misleading links or infected files. It was at this time we used out blogging capabilities and power to make an official tutorial along with all software sources in one place. 190k downloads later, Yeah, we call it a success.

Fast forward to May of 2020, suddenly we were getting rained upon by users which were apart of the Microsoft partner program saying that the build 2004 version of Windows 10 disables their China Receiver. Common sense would be to direct those energies towards Microsoft and maybe they would fix the issue.

It appears that’s simply not the case. Read on if you wish to listen to my diatribe of corporate hate.

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Drifting analogs – The return of the shield controller.

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It has landed back on my bench once again.

It pains me whenever something we fixed lands back on our bench once again. Perhaps we should’ve seen the warning signs the first time around. Perhaps we did not test this controller thoroughly enough. Reguardless of the error in our ways the Nvidia controller is back on my bench and this time around we it’s finally un-fucked while learning some things around the way.

Care to listen to my multi-thousand word diatribe? Buckle up and keep on reading!

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Nvidia Sheild TV – Controller teardown.

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One of these controllers is now on my bench.

It was bound to happen!

Considering that we have three of these Nvidia Shield TV systems that were given friends it’s a no brainer that a few of these controllers were to end up on my repair bench. This time around dealing with a very common issue. Sticky buttons. Maybe it’s just coffee?!?? Maybe too much PornHub! You never know as a repair tech! We should probably wear gloves for this one!

As always everything on s-config.com is an AS-IS basis and is designed for educational purposes. Read our FAQ for more details.. We are not responsible for any damages that occur if you carry out such a repair on your hardware.

Would you like to know more? Continue to read onward!

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Xbox 360 Controller Emulator (x360ce) for PC gaming.

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A quick review on a cool software known as x360ce.

The x360ce (Xbox 360 Controller Emulator) may not need any introduction to many in the gaming community. But we feel it should deserve a noteworthy review and basics as to the hows and why that this software exists. The reason why this software is handy and at times almost essential to play certain games is due to the way they are programmed.

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Mayflash Tigergame Xbox joystick driver.

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Enter the Mayflash / TigerGame driver is the Alternative to XBCD.

The reason why we looked into the Mayflash / TigerGame driver is a few years back we did a blog about the original Xbox controller and how to get these relics from the past working on your windows 10 box. It worked however it quickly became the most commented section on our blog and for those who commented there I want to say “Thank you!” Your input makes a very important impact in how we do things on our site, what works, and what doesn’t. It’s apparent that there’s a LOT of you guys out there that love your old school hardware.

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Clarification about Xbox One controllers.

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We feel it’s important to make a separate article about the Xbox One controller.

This was originally apart of the Chinese Xbox receiver guide that we made a few years back answering the simple question:

Can you use the Chinese Xbox receiver on an Xbox One controller?

To which the quick answer is: No If that’s what you’re looking for. Then we’re glad to have answered your question. However, there is more to the explanation and why it may or may not really be an issue anymore.

Also, as of 1/2/2020 Microsoft has removed drivers for their controllers off of their site for Windows 7 users as well as removing offline installation of their driver for windows 10 people. Don’t worry guys! we got you covered in this blog as well.

Read on if you want to know more.

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Zero delay USB Joystick Encoder.

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Enter the “Zero Delay” USB joystick encoder. A great solution to attain that retro feeling!

This entry isn’t as much of a tutorial but an over view of a device that has been selling on the net known as a “Zero delay USB Joystick Encoder.” It goes by other names such as a a “DIY Arcade replacement controller” or a “DIY Joystick control board.” Either way you slice it these boards are coming from China anywhere from as low as Three U.S. Dollars to as much as ten U.S. dollar depending on the features you want such as wiring harness and USB cables. Would you like to know more?

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Controller games for the PC.

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Controller games that we liked to play on PC.

We decided it was time to break off a section for all of the controller games that you can play with your Xbox controller. In particular, we will be focusing on controller games that allow for couch/party mode. This is the mode that is most highlighted with games such as Smash Brothers on Nintendo consoles where a bunch of people all gather around one unit with a large TV instead of the more traditional LAN party environment where everyone is networked on their own individual PC. Any game that allows for more than one person to play on a single PC and preferably multiple people would qualify as a couch and/or party game.

So to anyone reading this, you are welcome to throw suggestions into the comments below. As we are not as synced with the gaming community as we once were we may miss some gems from the indie game scene which would be awesome to play.

Read on if you want to know more.

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XBCD – Original Xbox Controllers with Win10-8

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XBCD – Getting those old controllers working again!

XBCD is an abbreviation for the “X-Box Controller Driver” Which has been around for almost as long as the Original Xbox Controllers themselves (approximately 2001-2003). As of 5/4/2017 the guide was updated to illustrate ways of installing these drivers which hopefully will answer the many questions that we get about them. This new method also no longer requires the testsigning feature which also eliminates the requirement for UWD.exe which should make some of our subscribers happy.

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Archived – XBCD – Old instructions for Win10-8

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XBCD – Now with windows 10 love!

XBCD is an abbreviation for the “X-Box Controller Driver” Which has been around for almost as long as the Original Xbox Controllers themselves (approximately 2001-2003). It should be noted that this is the archived version of the documentary and that if you want to check out the most up-to-date version then click here to be taken to the new XBCD documentary. It corrects a few issues with policies of no longer requiring test signing and also covers some manual techniques on how to turn off driver signature enforcement in Windows 10 64 bit edition.

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