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Monday October 24, 2005 4:25 am

Xbox 360 Controller for Windows Installation Images

360 Controller Installation Label

So, check it. We just picked up an Xbox 360 for Windows controller the other day - you know, the one that is the exact same wired 360 controller that will be available for the Xbox 360, but at a price of $5 more because it comes with Windows XP installation software? Yeah, that’s the one. Nonetheless, we figured we would give you all a peek at exactly what your extra $5 gets you as we snapped images of the controller along with the installation process, which you can check out after the jump. By the way, we tried out the controller on Half-Life 2 and Battlefield 2 - no dice. The games need to be updated to add support for the Xbox 360 Controller for Windows. I expect that will happen fairly soon. For now, enjoy the photos.

Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
This is the packaging for the Windows version of the controller.

Back of the 360 Controller Packaging

The 360 Installation Disc
This is the difference between the “normal” wired controller and the Windows version: A driver installation CD.

Xbox 360 Wired Controller

360 for Windows Installation Splash Screen

And we read every word…

Driver Installation Completed

Xbox 360 Controller Ring of Light
Looks nice - too bad there is no software compatible as of yet.

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Forum Discussion

How to cross an xbox 360 controller to pc? I own a wireless xbox 360 controller and the charge n play usb. I am wanting to play it on my pc without buying any thing else how do I do this?what drivers do I need?

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Hi does anyone know if you can use the controller on the desktop as it would be very cool and it would be alot better as i am used to playing the 360

Hey Dan, What do you mean use it on your desktop? I doubt you could use it like a mouse if that’s what you are referring to. The driver enables Windows to locate the controller as “Game Controllers” in the Control Panel, not a Mouse driver.


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