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Xbox 360 Controller and Media Center.

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Old 02-19-2007
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Xbox 360 Controller and Media Center.
I just bought a Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows and a Xbox 360
wireless controller for my windows vista, and I was wondering if there is any
way for me to enable the usage of the controller with Windows Media Center, I
would really like to use an Xbox controller to control Media center.
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Old 11-24-2008
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Re: Xbox 360 Controller and Media Center.

This is a massive bump, but does anyone know if there is a way?


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Old 11-24-2008
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Re: Xbox 360 Controller and Media Center.

after a bit of searching myself, I found this if you want to do a bit of
tweaking around...
'brains-N-brawn.com'
(http://www.brains-n-brawn.com/defaul...vDir=mcexinput)


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Old 11-24-2008
Shayx
 

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller and Media Center.

it doesn't work for me.
it's not able to load the addin Xinput.
I've sent an email to the developer, but i would like more suggestion
on
how to make it work.


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Old 11-25-2008
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Re: Xbox 360 Controller and Media Center.

I noticed he said this...
> _Media_Center_Edition_(MCE)_PC_ with a Wired XBox 360 Controller
> connected to the MCE PC (using the new DirectX XInput API)


and I'm guessing that it only works on Windows Media Center Edition,
and it doesn't work on vista for some reason...


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Old 11-25-2008
Shayx
 

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller and Media Center.

yeah. i'm not that sure what he actually said there
there must be a simpler way..damn MS!


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Old 11-25-2008
Eric Tiberius Duckman
 

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller and Media Center.
On Tue, 25 Nov 2008 00:59:52 -0600, jamesnorman93
<guest@unknown-email.com> wrote:

>
>I noticed he said this...
>> _Media_Center_Edition_(MCE)_PC_ with a Wired XBox 360 Controller
>> connected to the MCE PC (using the new DirectX XInput API)

>
>and I'm guessing that it only works on Windows Media Center Edition,
>and it doesn't work on vista for some reason...

According to this page
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/ga...s.aspx?pid=091,
it does work with Vista.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906300 "How to configure your Xbox 360
Controller for Windows on a Windows XP- or Vista-based computer"
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Old 11-26-2008
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Re: Xbox 360 Controller and Media Center.

Shayx;894389 Wrote:
> I've sent an email to the developer, but i would like more suggestion
> on
> how to make it work.


Since you have done that, send him this picture aswell, it shows the
details of the error with windows vista... (yes, I merged 3 screen shots
together and shrunk it - because of my 1920x1080 resolution )
(http://www.vistax64.com/attachment.p...d=122768759 1)
[image:
http://www.vistax64.com/attachment.p...=122768759 1]


+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Filename: error vmc.jpg |
|Download: http://www.vistax64.com/attachment.p...achmentid=8111 |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+

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Old 02-03-2009
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Re: Xbox 360 Controller and Media Center.

I have found a way!

::_Step_1_::
*_What_You_Need_(Software)_*
The necessary drivers can be downloaded from 'Microsoft's website'
(http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/gaming/download.mspx).
(http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/gaming/download.mspx)

'JoyToKey'
(http://www.electracode.com/4/joy2key...%20Version.htm)
is the next and last bit of software we'll need. Scroll down to very end
of the page to start the download.
(http://www.electracode.com/4/joy2key...%20Version.htm)

::_Step_2_::
*_Installation_*
Run the application you downloaded from Microsoft. Read the agreement,
click "I accept this agreement", click "Next", let the program install,
and click "Finish". After you've installed this, plug your controller
(or wireless receiver) in and press the Guide button to make sure
everything is copacetic.

JoyToKey doesn't need to be installed. Just extract the files from the
.zip into whichever directory you want.

::_Step_3_::
_*Configuration_and_Implementation*_
Download the configuration I have made:
[image: http://www.vistax64.com/images/style...ttach/zip.gif]
'Windows Media Center - Xbox 360 Controller.zip'
(http://www.vistax64.com/attachment.p...d=123367880 6)
(621 Bytes)
Extract the "Windows Media Center - Xbox 360 Controller.cfg" out of the
zip file into the root directory that JoyToKey is in.

I have put all of the commands except for the "On-screen keyboard".
It has almost exactly the same commands as the Xbox 360 has (As copied
from this PDF file...)
http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...C-QuickRef.pdf

If you plan on using the controller as your primary input device it's
important that you have JoyToKey run at startup. It has an option under
"File", but I haven't had good luck with that. Instead I created a
shortcut in the "Startup" folder. Then right clicked and chose
"Properties". From there I changed "Run:" to "Minimized". This way not
only will JoyToKey start every time Windows starts, but it'll start out
of the way. (Note: I don't think a "Startup" folder is present on all
computers, but you can still make JoyToKey run at startup by using
msconfig. Do a search on how to use msconfig if you're not familiar with
it.)

::_Step_4_::
Done!

Startup "JoyToKey" and run Windows Media Center with your Xbox 360
Controller!


*_Take_a_read_here_from_where_I_found_the_idea:
'Use_an_Xbox_360_Controller_as_a_Mouse'
(http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-...as-a-mouse/)_*


+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Filename: Windows Media Center - Xbox 360 Controller.zip |
|Download: http://www.vistax64.com/attachment.p...achmentid=9924 |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+

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Old 02-03-2009
Shayx
 

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller and Media Center.

OMG!
finally working as i wanted it to

Thanks a lot, you're the best!


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