aah so its not all that bad.
I must admit I had till I ran out of space and well games that did not care an 
now 10 year old ffb stick from logitech, a force 3d.
the software, is just that a pile of inaccessible rubbish.
I think my next stick is probably going to be a gamepad or something.
At 01:39 p.m. 14/08/2009, you wrote:
>Ok folks, for anybody who might've been interested in the previous
>post, I'm now up and running.  thought I may as well post the solution
>to the list too in case anybody searches the archives for the problem
>in future.
>
>Install the software that came on the cd without the wireless dongle
>connected. If you don't have the cd, you can get the latest version
>from the microsoft website.  At the time of writing, it's 1.1.
>Plug in the wireless dongle once the software seems happy, and Windows
>should detect it without any issues.
>Now, the batteries have to be in your 360 controller the right way of
>course. Off the top of my head I can't recall which end of an AA
>battery is positive and negative, so let's go for simple speak.  On an
>AA battery, you have a flat end and an end with a protruding dot on
>it.  If you're holding the battery pack in front of you, with the
>release button at the top and the back facing away from you, exactly
>as it would be if it were re-connected to the control pad once this is
>done, then the left battery goes in dot first, the right battery goes
>in flat end first.
>With the battery pack re-connected, take your controller in one hand
>and your wireless dongle in the other. There's a small circular button
>on top of the dongle, it's the only one there.  There's also a small
>circular button directly above the right hand joystick of your
>controller.  Hold those two buttons down at the same time, and after a
>couple of seconds Windows should make a pop noise and your screen
>reader of choice will announce that the xbox 360 controller has been
>found successfully.
>
>Tips:
>To turn your controller on next time you want to use it, just hold
>down the same button on the pad you used to pair it up with the
>dongle.  You won't need to pair them again unless you've disconnected
>the controller and used it on an actual xbox between Windows sessions.
>There doesn't seem to be a way of turning the pad straight off to
>retain maximum battery life.  Apparently it shuts off after 10 minutes
>of inactivity, or you can just briefly disconnect the battery pack
>without doing any harm to the installed software.
>The large circular button right in the centre of the pad will bring up
>the status window from anywhere in Windows.  Upon first inspection
>this is pretty much inaccessible, but if you hit alt-space you'll be
>able to get at most things you need from that menu I think.
>
>I'll post more as I discover it, the bad and the good.
>
>Cheers
>Scott
>
>On 8/14/09, Scott Chesworth <scottcheswo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>>
>> Pretty much on a whim today, I picked up an x box 360 controller, one
>> of the wireless ones that come with the USB wireless dongle thingy and
>> Windows drivers.  Far from my usual style to just take a punt on
>> something without daft amounts of research, but I really liked the
>> design of the pad for almost every type of game I could think of, and
>> I haven't seen that in a pad since dreamcast days so I had to have it.
>>
>> Now, here's the issue.  I've installed the software that came on the
>> cd called microsoft xbox 360 accessories, and the drivers too.  From
>> what I can tell with Jaws 10, everything except for the help system
>> seems to be totally inaccessible, so thanks for that Bill!  The dongle
>> half of the equation is detected fine by Windows, but in spite of
>> batteries being in the controller I'm getting no action.  I guess I
>> have to pair them up somehow, but the help system only describes how
>> to use the accessories software post-installation, and I couldn't find
>> an electronic copy of the manual on the cd.
>>
>> I fear it might be a case of sit down with a sighty for a few minutes
>> to figure this one out.  Next time I'll have chance to do that isn't
>> until late into the weekend though, so I also figured it'd be worth a
>> post to the list to ask if anybody has the same hardware and knows
>> what I'm missing.
>> Really hoping that the inaccessible software won't matter too much
>> once I know what I'm doing because I'm all over the design of the pad
>> itself and don't want to return it unless I have too.
>>
>> Cheers in advance
>> Scott
>>
>
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