Xbox One Controller Drivers have been released

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#1 Edited by TheShadowLord07 (23040 posts) -

For anyone who has the controller, post some impressions how is the driver. Too bad there is no wireless adapter for it though.

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#2 Edited by REforever101 (11224 posts) -

people are telling me it does not work at all on windows 7 64bit, which sucks because thats what i have

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#4 Posted by jimmarko21876 (428 posts) -

I was ready to jump from the 360 controller but no wireless and no Windows 7 64 bit functionality for the One controller is a major failure. Typical Microsoft :/

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#5 Edited by FelipeInside (28537 posts) -

Why do people get such a hard on with this controller?

Just buy something like the Logitech F710 which is a great controller and works fine.

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#6 Posted by Horgen (116751 posts) -

What is the difference between X1 and X360 controller?

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#7 Posted by REforever101 (11224 posts) -

@horgen: if you've never used it, its much better. feels better in the hand, and the dpad isn't awful. triggers are better too

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#9 Posted by Horgen (116751 posts) -

@REforever101 said:

@horgen: if you've never used it, its much better. feels better in the hand, and the dpad isn't awful. triggers are better too

Ok. By the looks of it it doesn't look that much different.

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#10 Posted by BldgIrsh (3044 posts) -

I've used the 360 controller with the drivers and it was very unresponsive on twitch shooters. Has the xbone controller/driver improved upon this to make a it a reliable experience?

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#12 Posted by cyloninside (815 posts) -

@FelipeInside said:

Why do people get such a hard on with this controller?

Just buy something like the Logitech F710 which is a great controller and works fine.

because the vast majority of games integrate seamlessly with it... and it is a fantastic controller?

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#13 Edited by Grey_Eyed_Elf (5425 posts) -

@bldgirsh said:

I've used the 360 controller with the drivers and it was very unresponsive on twitch shooters. Has the xbone controller/driver improved upon this to make a it a reliable experience?

Why on earth would you use a controller for twitch shooters?... Seriously why?!

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#14 Posted by xhawk27 (10152 posts) -

@REforever101 said:

people are telling me it does not work at all on windows 7 64bit, which sucks because thats what i have

Did you use the 64bit driver.

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#15 Posted by REforever101 (11224 posts) -

@xhawk27: oh i dont have an xbone controller, i've just been told it doesnt work. then someone else said it works but you need to fully update windows 7 first

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#16 Posted by KHAndAnime (17565 posts) -

Wow, Microsoft really doesn't care about PC gamers at all, do they? Took them til now to get some drivers out? PS4 controller had support PC before the PS4 even launched...

Extremely pathetic, really.

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#17 Posted by The_Capitalist (10838 posts) -

@KHAndAnime said:

Wow, Microsoft really doesn't care about PC gamers at all, do they? Took them til now to get some drivers out? PS4 controller had support PC before the PS4 even launched...

Extremely pathetic, really.

To be fair, PS4 controller support was largely thanks to the community, not Sony.

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#19 Edited by KHAndAnime (17565 posts) -

@The_Capitalist said:

@KHAndAnime said:

Wow, Microsoft really doesn't care about PC gamers at all, do they? Took them til now to get some drivers out? PS4 controller had support PC before the PS4 even launched...

Extremely pathetic, really.

To be fair, PS4 controller support was largely thanks to the community, not Sony.

Naw dawg, the PS4 controller was designed to work out of the box with PCs. The community has nothing to do with it. Support from day 1, you pathetic MS sympathizer!

The only games that don't support the PS4 controller are ones that were specifically designed to support ONLY the 360 controller, and nothing else. Microsoft forced developers to make their games work with controllers with GFWL, and encouraged specifically ONLY 360 controllers with their input plugin. This trend caught on and became the status quo because 360 controllers have already become so common, despite GFWL's demise. Any game that supports any gamepad will support the DS4, otherwise you need a community driver which serves the purpose to emulate 360 controllers because developers are lazy. It's really not Sony's fault - they can't help that developers make their games to only work with Microsoft products...

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#20 Posted by donalbane (16383 posts) -

@REforever101 said:

people are telling me it does not work at all on windows 7 64bit, which sucks because thats what i have

Worked for me. You just have to say "Install anyway" when the drivers report that they are unsigned.

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#22 Posted by Doolz2024 (9623 posts) -

I am getting a controller from Amazon later today. Anxious to try it out on Dark Souls 2; only thing I am worried about is the bumpers. Are they really as bad as a lot of people say?

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#23 Posted by BldgIrsh (3044 posts) -

@Chatch09 said:

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

@bldgirsh said:

I've used the 360 controller with the drivers and it was very unresponsive on twitch shooters. Has the xbone controller/driver improved upon this to make a it a reliable experience?

Why on earth would you use a controller for twitch shooters?... Seriously why?!

Hahahaha! That look on his face is classic. But seriously, whenever I hear someone say "I dont know how people use controllers for shooters" I cant help but wonder: Do your opposable thumbs work? Its one of the main features of the human body that separates us from every other species on this planet lol.

Ahh, so you guys haven't used the controllers on FPS? I am fine with using m/kb but, for stuff like flying jets in BF4 a controller is superior. But, I shouldn't have expected a decent answer from these threads.

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#24 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (5425 posts) -

@bldgirsh said:

@Chatch09 said:

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

@bldgirsh said:

I've used the 360 controller with the drivers and it was very unresponsive on twitch shooters. Has the xbone controller/driver improved upon this to make a it a reliable experience?

Why on earth would you use a controller for twitch shooters?... Seriously why?!

Hahahaha! That look on his face is classic. But seriously, whenever I hear someone say "I dont know how people use controllers for shooters" I cant help but wonder: Do your opposable thumbs work? Its one of the main features of the human body that separates us from every other species on this planet lol.

Ahh, so you guys haven't used the controllers on FPS? I am fine with using m/kb but, for stuff like flying jets in BF4 a controller is superior. But, I shouldn't have expected a decent answer from these threads.

I use the controller for racing games and third person RPG like Dark Souls 2 and The Witcher 2... Along with platformers.

... But no I don't use the 360 controller for FPS games and when I am in a Jet I have my X52 pro.

Also "TWITCH" being the key word here... I am sorry opposable thumbs just can't compete with the flick of the wrist.

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#25 Edited by ShadowDeathX (11624 posts) -

I'll tell you on Monday when I get my controller in. Bought it for $40

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#26 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24606 posts) -
@bldgirsh said:

@Chatch09 said:

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

@bldgirsh said:

I've used the 360 controller with the drivers and it was very unresponsive on twitch shooters. Has the xbone controller/driver improved upon this to make a it a reliable experience?

Why on earth would you use a controller for twitch shooters?... Seriously why?!

Hahahaha! That look on his face is classic. But seriously, whenever I hear someone say "I dont know how people use controllers for shooters" I cant help but wonder: Do your opposable thumbs work? Its one of the main features of the human body that separates us from every other species on this planet lol.

Ahh, so you guys haven't used the controllers on FPS? I am fine with using m/kb but, for stuff like flying jets in BF4 a controller is superior. But, I shouldn't have expected a decent answer from these threads.

Mouse and keyboard is by far better for jets than a controller. The world of warplane people often want mouse and keyboard users to get nerfed because the aiming is much more precise on a mouse.

There were 0 top dogfight pilots using a controller on pc for BF3, they all used mouse and keyboard.

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#27 Edited by JigglyWiggly_ (24606 posts) -

@Chatch09 said:

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

@bldgirsh said:

I've used the 360 controller with the drivers and it was very unresponsive on twitch shooters. Has the xbone controller/driver improved upon this to make a it a reliable experience?

Why on earth would you use a controller for twitch shooters?... Seriously why?!

Hahahaha! That look on his face is classic. But seriously, whenever I hear someone say "I dont know how people use controllers for shooters" I cant help but wonder: Do your opposable thumbs work? Its one of the main features of the human body that separates us from every other species on this planet lol.

Yup, that's why when any xim3 user goes on xbox with all the autoaim, the xbox guys put up a great fight

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Also there is no such thing as a twitch shooter with a controller.

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#28 Posted by Byshop (18404 posts) -

@horgen: Functionally it's basically the same, but it's a higher quality controller overall. The only practical differences are that there is no distinction between a wireless and wired controller on the X1 (there is only one controller) and you don't require a special charging cable to recharge it. Also, the 360 Wireless Controller would not connect to a PC through it's USB connection so even if you had the cable you still needed the receiver.

I'm glad to see this driver has come out, but I'm annoyed by the lack of wireless support. The X1 controller uses WiDi, so theoretically it could connect to a PC without the need for a special receiver like the 360 had as long as you have a WiDi compatible NIC.

-Byshop

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#29 Edited by BroadCircuit (25 posts) -

@Chatch09 said:

I cant help but wonder: Do your opposable thumbs work? Its one of the main features of the human body that separates us from every other species on this planet lol.

Humans are not that special.

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Opposable Thumbs - Efficient Object & Tool Usage

Humans have what are known as opposable thumbs. This means the thumbs can move and rotate independently of the other four fingers. Some primate species share this feature with humans, assisting them in grasping, manipulating and handling objects more efficiently. Opposable thumbs also assist in the creation and usage of tools, and the development of fine motor skills. Primates with opposable thumbs include great apes -- chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans and gorillas -- and Old World monkeys like baboons and Colobus monkeys.

Source: http://animals.pawnation.com/functions-primates-thumb-7734.html

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http://www.insidescience.org/content/chimpanzees-can-play-video-games-better-kindergartners/1582

They have even made computer chips that they implanted into chimps brains that allow them to stimulate movement in the hand and play a video game through the chimp using a controller. Plus they have brain implants that allow chimps to control virtual arms and mechanical arms with their brains.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/29/science/29brain.html?_r=0

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#30 Edited by Legend002 (13374 posts) -

Meh. Probably going to grab some more WIRED 360 controllers before they are discontinued in a couple of years.

Wired 360 Pad >>>> Wireless 360 Pad>> One Pad

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#31 Edited by ShepardCommandr (4889 posts) -

sorry m$ but i am not paying 60 euros for a controller