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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by s2005, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. s2005

    s2005 Member
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    So I know you can connect a keyboard or mouse etc to the N7, but how do I make a USB 360 controller work? I'd love to use it for games on the N7...

    *I have the OTG Cable that is Female USB to Male MiniUSB*

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  3. Covart

    Covart Android Enthusiast

    I wouldn't bother with an xbox controller when you have an app like sixaxis to play nearly every game out there with a wireless PS3 controller. Modern Combat 3 is particularly good. I have my controller setup so it mimics CoD controls.
    I also like creating my own button setup for N64 games like Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart 64. Don't know if u can do that with an xbox controller?
  4. s2005

    s2005 Member
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    I don't have a PS3 controller. I do have a PS2 controller with a USB adapter.

    I don't have any wireless 360 controllers either, only a Razer Onza.

    I also have a Wii, but it would only have D-pad + AB capability from what I read on that thread.
  5. LS1BadBird

    LS1BadBird Well-Known Member

    I just use a wired 360 controller. Works great.
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  6. s2005

    s2005 Member
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    Mine isn't working at all. Maybe because its a Razer Onza?
  7. stridermt2k

    stridermt2k Android Enthusiast

    This is extremely interesting!
    I have to go and dig out my Xbox 360 wireless dongle and controller now!

    Thank you!
  8. s2005

    s2005 Member
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    Got a Wii remote working! Zero cables required. All Bluetooth. Only downside to Wii remote is only D-pad and A/B control.

    Playing Zelda!!!

    Can't Triforce though...
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  9. cammykool

    cammykool Android Expert

    How about a wireless controler
  10. stridermt2k

    stridermt2k Android Enthusiast

    This IS for the wireless Xbox 360 controller.
    You have to use the USB dongle for it though.

    Digging that stuff out to try it...NOW! :D
  11. stridermt2k

    stridermt2k Android Enthusiast

    Oh that is just awesome!

    I set up the controls in Dead Trigger in a jiffy, and was killin' me some zomboids in Bristol fashion!

    As an added bonus I discovered the sync feature in this game and was able to bring my game in progress over to my Nexus 7 from my Toshiba!

    I like the wired Logitech controller, but I LOVE the wireless Xbox controller!
    This works on both of my tablets! :D

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  12. Manute

    Manute Newbie

    so the wireless xBox controller works...

    Has anyone had success with a WIRED 360 controller?
    Any apps needed for it to work?


    Edit: nevermind, just saw LS1BadBird;s comment.
  13. LS1BadBird

    LS1BadBird Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've had no problems at all with the wired one. I like it a lot better because I play it when I travel and it's one less thing to charge. Only thing is you need to buy the adapter to get it to plug in, which is like $1 on Amazon.
  14. s2005

    s2005 Member
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    I can't get my wired controller to work :*(
  15. LS1BadBird

    LS1BadBird Well-Known Member

    What games are you trying to play? Have you mapped the keys?
  16. s2005

    s2005 Member
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    NES games. Legend of Zelda and Mario Bros 3

    I try to map the keys, but when I do, it doesn't recognize any of the button presses. I tried every button :(
  17. LS1BadBird

    LS1BadBird Well-Known Member

    What Emulator are you using? Do the buttons do anything when pressed on the home screen?
  18. s2005

    s2005 Member
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    No on home screen, and I'm using NESOID.
  19. LS1BadBird

    LS1BadBird Well-Known Member

    Could there be a connection problem with your adapter? when you plug it it, does the controller light up? On my N7 all I had to do was plug it in and it would at least scroll with the joystick.
  20. LS1BadBird

    LS1BadBird Well-Known Member

    You're using a true wired controller and not the plug and play portion of a wireless controller, right?
  21. s2005

    s2005 Member
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    Right, but it isn't a Microsoft branded controller.

    It's a Razer Onza.
  22. s2005

    s2005 Member
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    Think that is why it isn't working?
  23. LS1BadBird

    LS1BadBird Well-Known Member

    Could be. If you know anybody who has a Wired Xbox controller ask if you can borrow it to check if it works. Or you could go into a Gamers or some place and ask to try a used one just to be sure.
  24. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    I've just got my OTG cable and tried my wired 360 controler (and yeah, it's an official microsoft one).

    Unfortunately, it lights up for a split second then goes dead again and doesn't work.

    The cable works for USB storage, and the 360 controler works fine with my PC. I'm wondering if it's something to do with the custom rom/kernel I'm using.

    EDIT: I posted that, pluged it in again and it worked first time - sod's law.

    I'm guessing that a connection was loose somewhere. The OTG cable was super cheap and it's already very loose; the metal USB socket and the plastic around it aren't even connected and you end up pulling out the metal when you remove whatever you've plugged in.
  25. s2005

    s2005 Member
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    I haven't tried a custom rom or kernel yet, hell, I haven't even rooted it yet... but I will eventually.

    Right now, all I've had time for is reading the Song of Ice and Fire books. (Game of Thrones). I'm using my N7 as an eReader...

    I did toss Zelda, and Super Mario on there, and played them with a Wii remote. I just wanted analog sticks so I could do N64 games, and maybe PS1

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