jvdrayton1 Dec 8, 2012 @ 8:48pm
how to get an xbox 360 controller working for steam
I have a wireless xbox 360 controller and I am trying to figure out a way to get it working for steam games (preferably free). I can connect the controller to my computer via the charging cable but whenever I do that it just connects to my xbox. Thanks for the help.
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Sepioth Dec 8, 2012 @ 8:56pm 
Unplug the Xbox. But you may need to install the drivers.

if you need the drivers they are here
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/d/xbox-360-controller-for-windows

pick you OS and download them then install them.

Last edited by Sepioth; Dec 8, 2012 @ 8:59pm
Chris Dec 8, 2012 @ 9:37pm 
I believe you need to use an Xbox 360 wireless receiver.
Dec 9, 2012 @ 12:20am 
Originally posted by Sepioth:
I use one myself with my wireless controller all the time (battery no longer holds charge and couldn't be bothered to buy new one .. it's not even in the controller.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this nowadays.
jvdrayton1 Dec 9, 2012 @ 3:40pm 
Thanks for the help. I had dowloaded the driver previously and tried reinstalling it to see if it would change anything but it's still not working. My computer makes the sound of a new usb device but it doesnt connect to it.
jvdrayton1 Dec 9, 2012 @ 3:48pm 
my computer now recognizes it as an xbox 360 wireless controller but it still doesn't connect
Andrue12345 Dec 9, 2012 @ 3:50pm 
Have you Tried Looking on Google Or Ask.com?
jvdrayton1 Dec 9, 2012 @ 3:51pm 
yup
bobsworld Jan 28, 2013 @ 8:34pm 
I have a xbox 360 after glow and it works fine.. As you know or atleast should know not all games very few as a matter of fact does not work with controller...
Silicon Vampire Jan 28, 2013 @ 8:43pm 
A wireless 360 control will not connect through the USB cable to a computer. You must have a wireless receiver for it.
Last edited by Silicon Vampire; Jan 28, 2013 @ 8:43pm
StormyAscent Mar 17, 2013 @ 7:42pm 
what about for mac?
IcePOP4wHO Mar 17, 2013 @ 8:19pm 
You should just buy another wired controller because the wireless receiver will probably be the same price. Besides, I prefer the wired controller because it's lighter and more room for your non-thumb fingers without the battery pack.
RedaRi llHUNKll Apr 23, 2013 @ 12:54pm 
hi can i asq someone i have steam account play with it on pc allot of times can i play with the same account in xbox360 plz help
rad87gn Apr 23, 2013 @ 12:59pm 
I use a Microsoft wireless 360 controller. Works fine with games on steam. I just make sure to power it on before loading the game. Otherwise, it may not get recognized.

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/p/xbox-360-wireless-controller-for-windows/JR9-00011
IcePOP4wHO Apr 25, 2013 @ 4:00pm 
yeah you can play with the same account. xbox live and windows live is universal
[GREKT] Froggie Apr 25, 2013 @ 9:49pm 
does it work?
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