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Xbox 2Peripherals to Work on PCs 47

Posted by Zonk
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BlueMoon writes "Gamespot has an interview with Dean Lester (Microsoft Windows Graphics and Gaming general manager) where he explains that the Xbox 2 peripherals will all work on PC too. So it looks like the Xbox 2 will probably use the 'normal' USB standard."
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Xbox 2Peripherals to Work on PCs

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  • thank the lord. (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Song for the Deaf (608030) on Friday September 24, 2004 @05:11PM (#10344343)

    It would be a small miracle if I could plug in a PS2 or USB keyboard up to the damn thing.

    More than 2 minutes of inputting song titles and profile info drives me absolutley bonkers with a controller, but somehow it is not worth the investment in an Xbox-only keyboard. I can't explain this.

    Now if we can just get them to promise a hard drive...

  • by Toxygen (738180) on Friday September 24, 2004 @05:28PM (#10344474) Journal
    Only if microsoft decides to include drivers for them on the xbox2. Honestly, can you really see them doing that? They'll make up some marketing bullshit about needing a specific controller configuration to play these games and pc controllers don't meet the standards, but why would they let you use pc controllers instead of forcing you to buy a 40$ xbox controller?

    Don't get me wrong, I'd absolutely love to be able to plug in my nice ff steering wheel to play project gotham 3 or whatever, but I can't really see it happening.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 24, 2004 @07:20PM (#10345249)
    Lik sang hey? They sell cable adaptors for the xbox controller, no need to solder a USB connector on the controller anymore, all you need to do is to unplug the xbox socket extension and use the usb one [lik-sang.com] instead. Good drivers are difficult to find, though code underground [archive.org] used to have pretty much the best ones from the start. By that I mean the drivers supported full analog on all the buttons and triggers, but they got killed by lik sang linking to their drivers without permission... and despite the fact that code underground were selling their own adapters.

    What happenend is that the poor bastards got swamped with requests for support from lik sang customers...

    :: March 21, 2003

    So it seems we have been seriously impacted by LikSang. Since March 7th, we have had about 10 support requests to every 1 cable order. Some of these requests have been from users claiming to have bought a cable, but they did not buy one from us. As LikSang is the only retailer selling them, we assume they are LikSang customers. LikSang did not develop their own technology; they simply provide a link to grooveyardfunk's driver on their site. However, they don't credit his project with development. Instead, they claim to have developed new adapter technology. LikSang can not and will not support software they didn't develop, which means that if users have problems, grooveyardfunk or codeUnderground get stuck with the support costs. This is a great situation for LikSang, as they have no support overhead.

    We provide outstanding software support, with the average support request being answered within 10 minutes. Having someone always available to answer requests costs money and we may no longer be able to afford it. Furthermore, we can not match the economy of scale LikSang has. Their cables are made in China, presumably in a factory. All of our cables are made by hand, here in America, by members of our team. Always having someone around to make cables is expensive, in terms of both time and money.

    We are currently in the process of deciding how best to continue, but for now, the driver and user support will remain free. We will also continue to sell cable adapters, so please, buy a cable. Please be considerate when requesting support. Rude, demanding, or insulting requests will not receive a response. Those of you who have purchased cables will continue to be supported regardless of what we decide. You can also expect to receive discounts on future products or services. We thank you for your support.

    --science

You can do this in a number of ways. IBM chose to do all of them. Why do you find that funny? -- D. Taylor, Computer Science 350

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