Using an Xbox 360 Controller on Bootcamp running Windows 7 64-Bit

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MillerQB1, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. MillerQB1 macrumors newbie

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    Ok I've been searching through pretty much every forum on the net fot a clear answer to my question which is :

    Is it possible to use an Xbox 360 Controller on Bootcamp, whether it's wired or wireless, I don't care. I just want to know if it can work.

    First, I don't want to read things like : ''You should use mouse and keyboard bla bla bla...''. Have you ever tried to play NBA 2K12 or FIFA 12 with a mouse and keyboard?

    It is also important to specify that my question refers strictly to Bootcamp, by the way I use Windows 7. I don't want to know if it works on OS whatever version, I've read enough about that.

    So I have tried the wireless controller with the usb wire used to recharge, it doesn't work.

    I have installed the Xbox 360 controller software provided by Microsoft already.

    Does anybody know FOR SURE that a wired controller works with games such as the aforementioned, Skyrim, MLB 2K12... If anybody uses a wired 360 controller ON BOOTCAMP and doesn't have any problem, please let me know!!!

    Is that thing called ''Wireless gaming adapter'' really works on Bootcamp? I haven't seen positive results specifically for Bootcamp, so then again if you use this device and it works, I want to know!! Also which model of this device are you using?

    Other than that, would a PS3 controller, wired or not work on Bootcamp? Then again, I want to know if somebody uses it without any problems!

    If it's impossible to have either a 360 or PS3 controller to work on Bootcamp, then and only then I want to know what are the best controllers working on Bootcamp.

    Hope I have mentioned Bootcamp often enough!!!

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    A wired Xbox 360 controller will work with Windows 7 no problem. I've used an Xbox 360 controller for playing Batman: Arkham Asylum on PC and it worked flawlessly. I know that games that are certified for Games for Windows are made to that they can be played with a 360 controller with no additional configuration.
     
  3. MillerQB1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Grannyville, but then again I would have guessed that on a PC, connecting an Xbox controller would be easy since it's Microsoft all over the place.

    The thing is I wanna know if it will work for sure (and I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to know this) on a Mac using bootcamp running Windows 7, that's the big issue here!!

    Thanks anyways!
     
  4. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    Running Windows 7 on a Mac using Boot Camp is just like running Windows on another PC. Boot Camp doesn't virtualise Windows, like VMware or Parallels.
     
  5. MillerQB1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok if you say so, I'll trust you and give it a try. I'll come back with the end result! Hopefully you are right!
     

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