Advice 1: How to connect Xbox joystick to PC

For its Xbox 360 console, Microsoft has developed a unique controller design that many consider to be the best available on the market today. It is not surprising that many gamers want to play PC-exclusives with this device, however, a serious impediment be compatibility issues.
How to connect Xbox joystick to PC
You will need
  • -adaptor / adapter;
  • -access to the Internet;
Get compatible with PC adapter. Standard controller connects to the console via a special port (not the USB standard) so anyway, you will need an additional device. For the wireless model, this role is played by the "Xbox 360 Wireless gaming receiver for windows" which can be purchased for 700-1000 rubles; for the wired version of the controller there is a special wire.
Direct compatibility between the Xbox and Windows XP are not provided. In order for the joystick to be recognized correctly, you'll need a driver package that can be downloaded on the website Search soft on other services is not necessary in order to avoid viruses and scams. Unzip and run .exe file; then, following the instructions of the installer, install the software.
For Windows 7 / Vista no driver installation is required. As soon as you insert the controller into the USB port of the computer, the device will be identified automatically (in the lower right corner of the screen appears connect the controller). If this does not happen (used a stripped down version of OS) for the controller still need to install.
Not all games recognize the Xbox controller. If you launch the products created before the release of Xbox360 console (for example "Crimsonland" or "Thief 3"), then the controller will not work, or is perceived to be incorrect. The reason for that change of standard of compatibility that took place in 2005-7. In order to solve this problem, you will need to download one of the programs-emulators, which will allow you to "submit" the joystick as the older model.
If you are not able to buy an adapter for PC – you can always buy only a computer gamepad. Microsoft released PC devices exact copy of the console controller; in addition, third-party companies have created very good and more cheap copies.

Advice 2: How to connect a controller

Xbox 360 – popular gaming console from Microsoft. This console is now quite popular among gamers because it is convenient and has excellent technical characteristics. The console is equipped with a wireless game controller or the gamepad. If you bought the Xbox, but I don't know how to connect the controller to the game console, then this tutorial will help you.
How to connect a controller
Press the Guide button on your controller. Hold until, until the controller and game console.
The power button on the console itself just hit and release. Be quick for twenty seconds, press and release the connect button on the housing of the controller.
Wait until the indicator lights next to the power button on the console will not finish flashing. When they stop blinking, it would mean that the controller is connected.
In that case, if the controller does not turn on, check if the batteries. In your controller you need to use AA batteries. If they don't work, then insert a new one.
To power the controller, you can use a special device - Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit or the Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit.
One console can connect up to four controllers. So, if you want to connect more controllers to the console, repeat all steps for each controller. In this case, each of them is assigned a specific quadrant. Around the power button on the console and the Guide button on the gamepad are four LEDs that correspond to the quadrants.
In order to disable the controller, press the Guide button and hold for three seconds. After that, turn the controller off. If you turn off the console, the gamepad itself to reconnect the next time.
Also keep in mind that at one point the controller can be connected to a single console, and if you want to connect it to another console, the connection with the first have to interrupt.
If gamepad does not connect, then try to do the following: 1. Turn off the console, and after a minute turn it on again
2. Replace the batteries in your controller
3. All items that are between the controller and the console, get it, especially if these objects are sources of radiation – microwave ovens, televisions, mobile and cordless home phones, metallic and chrome-plated rack and .d.You have a good connection and good game!
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