XBox 360 Controller
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Cego
    Posts: 637 from 2006/5/28
    From: Germany
    Hi everyone!

    i wanted to ask if its somehow possible to use a XBox 360 Controller with MorphOS.
    I tried it but the controller LEDs just keep blinking and the device goes off with the message that poseidon could bind the necessary class. force binding doesnt make it better though.
    So what can i do? is there a way to use that controller with morphos?

    I tried to attach it on the onboard USB and my NEC 2.0 card. all the same.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    Posts: 423 from 2005/4/9
    From: magyarorszag/h...
    it wont work. i guess is due to some m$ code inside the device . its more than just a gamepad, you need specific driver for it i suppose.
    i would be really happy if i could use my x360 controller with morphos mame and with the upcoming fortis but very unlikely that is going to happen ever...
    can anyone recommend an xbox style gamepad (not ps style) for morphos?:)
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  • MorphOS Developer
    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2058 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    Just tried mine here, it doesn't work indeed. Since this is a vendor specific device (ignoring standards is pretty normal for m$ ;), the only option would be to write a driver for it. Maybe I could look into this at some point since there seem to be open source drivers available. Perhaps a bounty if there is enough interrest ?
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    sounds great!
    go ahead, im with you!:)
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Ruud
    Posts: 335 from 2009/2/2
    From: Hampshire, UK
    I'd love to use an Xbox360 controller with mame etc! If there is a bounty I'd donate for sure :)
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    jcmarcos
    Posts: 1178 from 2003/3/13
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    ...but there are lots of game controllers that will work out of the box, needing no additional effort. Do we have enough games to take advantage of it?
    Well, if development is very easy, then go for it.
  • »10.05.10 - 08:00
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  • MorphOS Developer
    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2058 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    @Ruud

    I'll see if it's even worth a bounty. If the documentation I stumbled upon is right, this should generally be 2-4 hours of work to get it to work to some degree. The only problem is that it'll have to be part of one of the core classes of Poseidon, so the updated will only happen when we release MorphOS updates.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    magnetic
    Posts: 2129 from 2003/3/1
    From: Los Angeles
    jaca

    Very cool, thanks a lot! :) So it takes you only 4 hours but it will be 4 years before next morph release? :P
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    Painkiller
    Posts: 128 from 2007/11/19
    From: Nokia, Funland
    Has anyone tried the official wireless x360 controller adapter for PC?
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  • MorphOS Developer
    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2058 from 2003/3/5
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    @ Painkiller

    That's what I have. This is a vendor specific device that actually generates normal hid reports, just lacks the usual headers. It shouldn't be a big problem to add support for the wired and wireless Xbox 360 controllers. I'll keep everyone posted.
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  • MorphOS Developer
    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2058 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    @ magnetic

    After some hid hacking I'm not sure whether I'll try making this work in hid, or make a separate, external class. Having it in an external class would make it possible to have a standalone release.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    polluks
    Posts: 503 from 2007/10/23
    From: Gelsenkirchen,...
    Czesc!
    Here is a similar problem: force feedback of the DragonRise is not supported,
    so an extra class or hid extension?
    http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/git-commits-head/2009/4/4/5387184
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    magnetic
    Posts: 2129 from 2003/3/1
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    jacadcaps

    Good idea for standalone release... you can sell the driver instead of a bounty?? :pint:
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  • MorphOS Developer
    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2058 from 2003/3/5
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    @ polluks

    Well... perhaps I could look into this at some point, but I don't have the hardware. Xbox 360 controller comes first though.
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  • Caterpillar
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    Rajinder
    Posts: 38 from 2010/3/24
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    i (used to) chip consoles and have afew controlers spare
    pm me if u want one
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    From: magyarorszag/h...
    ..nevermind...

    [ Edited by sadddam on 2010/5/12 13:37 ]
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Ruud
    Posts: 335 from 2009/2/2
    From: Hampshire, UK
    @Jacadcaps

    Just wondering if you ever got time to make any progress with this?
    I'm sure you've had a million and one more important things to do :)

    I'm still willing to make some kind of donation to support the effort.
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  • MorphOS Developer
    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2058 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    @Ruud

    Quote:

    Just wondering if you ever got time to make any progress with this?


    Yes, I generally how to write a minimal drive now. There might be a problem with led initialization on the controller though since M$ seems to have used hacks that can't work with Poseidon (but we'll see).

    Quote:

    I'm sure you've had a million and one more important things to do :)


    True. I honestly can't tell when I'll have the time to look into this again.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    From: magyarorszag/h...
    to everyone who wants to use an x360 controller with morphos:
    i've found an alternative solution! this:

    http://www.speedlink.com/?p=2&cat=3132&pid=22714&paus=1&act_lang=en&PHPSESSID=8202e5a314eefe016de7876db44afd79

    works perfectly with morphos, i havent need to configure anything just plugged in and go. already played a few games in mame with it:)

    duh its not as good as the original but 95% the same. and a lot cheaper as well. highly recommended to anyone who needs a good, usable, comfortable, not cripled ps-style gamepad.
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  • JJ
  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    Posts: 147 from 2010/7/7
    From: Wales
    Has anyone tried using the wireless reciver. It works on linux

    Or is that what we are talking about, assumed people were talking about wired controllers.

    From what I have read might have more luck with wireless reciver, espcially given there sare linux drivers

    [ Edited by JJ on 2011/1/14 11:39 ]
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  • »14.01.11 - 11:36
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  • MorphOS Developer
    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2058 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    @JJ

    The XBox360 wireless controller does not work on MorphOS because we don't have a driver for it. I really need to allocate some time for this project...
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  • Butterfly
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    MaveRickPL
    Posts: 73 from 2009/12/31
    From: Chicago, IL.
    @jacadcaps

    Im interested too. I can donate this project too...

    @ll

    I know some joypads work without problems with MOS, but XBox360 Joypad is verygood quality and what is very important its available to buy in the whole world in every electronic store! This is importat. Some JoyPad are in Europe but in N/S America same model # are not available.
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    Posts: 147 from 2010/7/7
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    Xbox360 controller is easily the best gamepad on the market
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    From: magyarorszag/h...
    "Xbox360 controller is easily the best gamepad on the market"

    true. thats why i recommended the xbox360 sytle gamepad from speedlink as its 95% identical to the original (+ already works with morphos:). and its wired, i dont like wireless, not just it eats batteries (what a pita when the batteries die during a doa4 match:) but you need a special reciever to use it with computers, and that reciever costs more than the speedlink gamepad...
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Acill
    Posts: 1893 from 2003/10/19
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    I use an open source one on the Mac, here is a link to the source code. It may help out some.
    http://tattiebogle.net/index.php/ProjectRoot/Xbox360Controller/OsxDriver
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