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.
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.
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.
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.
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. (Especially YOU TimmyP! Yeah, I didn’t forget you! UWD.exe is no longer needed! Your welcome! ;D )
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.
Here’s a tutorial on how to get your Xbox 360 wireless receiver working for XP.
This tutorial will teach you on how to get the Xbox 360 wireless receiver working inside of windows XP. Unlike the china drivers which make you run a setup file and have a lot of unnecessary bloat. This tutorial will be using the official Microsoft drivers with a slight modification to the INF file. This modification is necessary so that windows XP can pick up the driver right away. Lets begin.
Make a Li-ion battery charging pack for your Xbox 360 controller.
A long time ago, hack a day did a breakdown on the rechargeable battery that you could buy for the Xbox 360 controller. There really wasn’t a whole lot inside as a lot of your circuit for charging is actually in the charge cable. The only thing that was in the Xbox rechargeable battery is 2 Ni-Mh batteries rated at around 2100mAh, a thermal sensor, and a circuit board which has a little EEprom chip that simply informed the Xbox what kind of battery was installed into it.
In the spirit of the original hack posted by them. We will focus on working with replacing the battery cels in the Ni-Mh charger versus mutilating our Xbox controller. Now, for those reading this and want a super simple solution check out this blog about using just one battery and a diode. For those looking for that total conversion charger and all. Keep reading!
This Xbox Debug post is going to be more of a blog than an actual technical guide as I go down nostalgia lane here. I can’t make it too technical because I don’t want to deal with lawsuits from Microsoft.
A while back I talked about the Chinese Xbox wireless receiver for Xbox360 Wireless Controllers and how to configure it. You can get these on Ebay for very cheap “I got mine for about $7 with free S&H. Some would also call these controllers ‘fake’ as they are not certified by Microsoft. Which out of the box they do not work, you have to setup the driver on windows as described in my last entry. One of the sections that I skimmed over the android side and how it all works. Well, this is a quick blog entry showing what I did after I received my controller from china.