China Xbox 360 receiver Raspberry Pi – xboxdrv

Raspberry / Banana Pi with xboxdrv

I got you covered on this as well with the help of xboxdrv! Although a little late to the party the Rasbian image initially did not have the xboxdrv library like Ubuntu users were so used to. As a result Raspberry Pi users had to go through the headaches of compiling it themselves or simply find an alternative such as a genetic joystick or bluetooth based joystick control provided they have a bluetooth style receiver.

Note: This blog entry is a child blog off of the chinese xbox 360 receiver entry. If you stumbled upon this page first and have no idea what the hardware is be sure and check out that blog by clicking here.

There is no drag and drop style method for any version of linux, you’ll have to be typing some commands to get it working.

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Bad batteries from china’s UltraFire. 3500mAh

UltraFire 3500mAh batteries – Another china defective product.

Before rechargables like UltraFire batteries I used to use a lot of Alkaline batteries for my gaming at various parties. Espechally with how many controllers I would typically have in a session of gaming. I could easily go through a pack of 48 batteries in a weekend which it was getting insane. The purpose of rechargables is to cut down on all of that waste and money. It appears after getting these UltraFire batteries I not only pissed away money but they will be going in the garbage soon to add to the pile of battery waste out there! Continue reading for more.

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Ouya Controller Wear and Tear

The slow destruction of an Ouya Controller after 1 year of moderate use.

I don’t think I would consider myself an aggressive gamer to really abuse the Ouya Controller. I have a total of 63 games loaded on my Ouya with over half of them being side-loaded emulators coupled with all of the things I learned in previous blogs about this consoles journey. Multiple times I have re-rooted this Ouya and even had to firmware reset it a few times as well. Though out all of this the controller is the real item that takes the beating in any game console. I know some of this will view my blog as being nitpicky however there are people who want to take care of their consoles and treat them with a fair amount of respect so that it can last a very long time. Read on if you want to know more or just want to take notes if you are buying a used Ouya Controller on the used market.

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PS3 Third Party a.k.a. The P3 Controller

The PS3 (Playstation) Third Party P3 Controller.

For those who do not play much on Ebay there was a lot of issues with purchasing controllers for the PlayStation 3 in regards to china making a ton of knock off controllers. These third party or P3 controllers looked like a Sony PlayStation 3 controller except that if you ever picked one up and start pressing the buttons or pushing the analog stick around you know that there is something not quite right with them.

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Chinese Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver Driver setup

Wireless Receiver for the Xbox 360 from China has arrived.

Wireless Receiver for my Xbox 360 controller (Sometimes referred to as a wireless dongle) from China is one of those tools that has become more and more relevant in the gaming industry with console ports and couch co-ops. And unlike other types of electronics I have gotten from China where it was inferior or simply was nothing more then a piece of plastic or an identifier chip saying what it was but it really did nothing at all. This adapter from china actually does work! But it needs the right drivers!

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Screen capture with Ouya.

Lets begin Screen Capture with the Ouya!:

This entry explains quickly how I do screen capture for my Ouya articles so that I could show you certain key features and configurations that I have run across over the short while I have been playing with this unit. screen capture from the Ouya requires no special software beyond the android development kits which are easily downloadable. And in a few commands you’ll be capturing your favorate screenshots from your Ouya console in no time!

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SuperTux on Ouya – How to Configure it.

SuperTux on the Ouya

SuperTux has been a long standing game on the linux which emulated a classic nintendo game “Super Mario Brothers” and gave it it’s own open source images and control system. With the help of the libsdl port for android. SuperTux can now be played on the Ouya as well!

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Xela the Cat – Stepmania Character

Xela the Cat – for Stepmania

Xela the cat is a revamp of a character for Stepmania that I had on my hard drive for a while that I decided to push it out to the net. Compatible with Stepmania 5.0 (If you don’t mind the randomizes instead of actually CHOOSING your character) and of course backwards compatible with Stepmania 3.9.

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The Ouya Review on Launch – Part 1 of 2.

Ouya Review gaming console – What does it do? How well does it do it?

This is a mirror of a review I did for Industrial Strength Gaming back in July. Part two will be available there shorty.

It’s important to start off the Ouya review with the two greatest questions the military asks of anyone or anything that appears in front their their eyes. Which to answer this call, we will discuss in a two part review. For those who want the TL:DR abridged version of the review I’ll give it to you straight up for this section.

“Pretty console, won’t turn off, crap OS, requires a credit card. But at least they kept their word. And it’s cheap. Part two coming soon! – S”

Chapter 2 of 2 is available to read on Industrial Strength Gaming. Check it out!

Read Below cut to get into gruesome detail.

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