will you ever release the copter sim?
At 03:04 p.m. 14/08/2009, you wrote:
>Hi scott,
>I've had this exact same controller for a few months, and it works great.
>i am experimenting with it with the XNA studio as I develop my football game, 
>and it will be one of the preferred controllers.
> this joystick is a joy to use, and i've created a really basic helicopter 
> flight simulation to play around with it. i think you guys are gonna be 
> really happy using a controller like this or the mouse with the football game.
>later
>che
>
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Chesworth" <scottcheswo...@gmail.com>
>To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
>Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 8:39 PM
>Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Microsoft x box 360 wireless controller for windows
>
>
>>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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