xbox 360 controller won't work

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#1 Posted by LeonGovtAgent (62 posts) -

so i recently bought halo 2 for vista, and the controller i had would not play properly on the game, so i went to gamestop and bought an xbox 360 controller. when i connect the controller to my pc, nothing happens. it also does not respond when i bring up halo 2. what can i do to fix this?

any help is appreciated.

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#2 Posted by LeonGovtAgent (62 posts) -

i installed the supposed 'drivers' for the controller as well. but my computer will still not recognize the controller

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#3 Posted by gfmetal (94 posts) -
mine won't work either. it did for awhile but now it craps out all the time. another micro$oft piece of junk
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#4 Posted by BladeMaster84 (533 posts) -
Wired or wireless? Also, is the controller on before you start the game or do you turn it on after starting the game?
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#5 Posted by GodLovesDead (9755 posts) -
I have no problems with the controller. How are you trying to connect it to your PC?
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#6 Posted by gfmetal (94 posts) -
mine is wired. for a few months it worked great, then it would randomly stop responding (unplug and plug back in and it would work again), now windows doesn't recognize it at all - even if i have no other usb devices plugged in.
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#7 Posted by GodLovesDead (9755 posts) -

mine is wired. for a few months it worked great, then it would randomly stop responding (unplug and plug back in and it would work again), now windows doesn't recognize it at all - even if i have no other usb devices plugged in. gfmetal

Sounds like driver issues. Have you tried removing the 360 Controller Driver in the device manager and then plugging it back in?

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#8 Posted by kozzy1234 (35966 posts) -

Sounds like driver issues to me, ive never had any problems like that before.

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#9 Posted by gfmetal (94 posts) -
i tried it with the regular drivers from microsoft, xbcd drivers, and no drivers at all. i get nothing all 3 ways
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#10 Posted by vitriolboy (4356 posts) -
I just plugged mine in and it worked perfectly
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#11 Posted by gfmetal (94 posts) -
well i figured out what was wrong with mine. leon maybe you're having the same issue. turns out my controller wasn't drawing enough power from the usb port for some reason (it requires the full 500mA). i picked up a self-powered usb hub and connected the controller to that. now it's working fine. the only thing i don't understand now is why it worked so well for a few months before the problems started happening. oh well
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#12 Posted by lenson (2515 posts) -

Did you try stepping on it?

Cause if you did theres your problem.

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#13 Posted by yhc731 (25 posts) -
gfmetal what was the usb you bought?
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#14 Posted by handssolow (25 posts) -

try running updates run it on custom look to the left at hardware oppitional the controler will be there mine diddnt install automaticly ither and the drivers i downloaded where wrong . this is how i finaly got the right drivers

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#15 Posted by claytoma (1508 posts) -
I think you computer is trying to tell you something, "Don't attach console crap to me!"
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#16 Posted by sn8keyes11 (25 posts) -
How can I get my game stop 360 controller I have tried everything I could think of, drivers etc....
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#17 Posted by DiableHunter (111 posts) -

Heres a summary of how to get your controller to work for PC:

1.Download the required plug ins either from the microsoft* site or there should have been a CD that came with the controller that has the plug ins on it. Now connect the 360 controller.

2.When you first plug in your controller nothing will happen except your controller should light up to indicate that you are player 1, if this doesn't happen press the Guide button (the one with the 360 logo) still if nothing happens then re-download the required software, if nothing is still happening then the 360 controller is probably faulty.

3. Now you have all the drivers and the 360 controller works (well sort of, buttons still don't do anything) download the program **Joy2Key this program basically makes the computer think your 360 controller is part of the keeyboard and then you can assign any button to any key on the keyboard e.g. assigning RT to left mouse click will make it so that when you press RT in FPS games you will shoot.

4. You need to configure the keyboards keys to seom of the 360s buttons.***Use this image to help you find your way***

****THIS TUTORIAL outlines steps 3-4 better than I can.

Maybe I haven't solved the problem but if you did follow these steps it should work perfectly fine.

*=http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906347

**=http://www.electracode.com/4/joy2key/JoyToKey%20English%20Version.htm

***=http://media.photobucket.com/image/Joy%20to%20key%20buttons%20controller/traycerb/Xbox360WirelessControllerImageX3.jpg

****=http://www.rmxpunlimited.net/forums/index.php?/wired-xbox-controller-windows-t3015.html

Gamespot found a way to screw up my HTML code. so I couldn't link properly D:

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#18 Posted by pinkinkvb (25 posts) -
so i got an xbox 360 wired controller and was trying to set up project 64 on my pc. when i went to configure the controller buttons some of the directions didn't work and some of the buttons didn't either, so i got a new controller and the same thing happened. i am lost on what to do.
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#19 Posted by StrawberryHill (5321 posts) -

so i got an xbox 360 wired controller and was trying to set up project 64 on my pc. when i went to configure the controller buttons some of the directions didn't work and some of the buttons didn't either, so i got a new controller and the same thing happened. i am lost on what to do.pinkinkvb

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