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WinXP driver for 360 play & charge kit / wired headset?

DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
edited April 2008 in Games and Technology
UPDATE: Now looking to get the wired headset an official driver. USB Audio is what windows picks when you do the automatic install. Yet other 360 devices (wireless headset, play and charge kit) get proper named non-generic drivers.



Anybody know if there's a driver to get this thing working (IE, passing a current through to charge a 360 controller)?

Seems like bit of an oversight if there isn't.

It doesn't appear to be charging (the light isn't on), and Windows wants a driver for it.

Controller/wireless receiver work just great otherwise.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I don't have a plug-and-charge kit, so this may be a dumb question, but what light turns on when it charges? Is it the X jewel? Because the jewel normally turns on and off randomly under the windows 360 controller driver.

    Dunno why it'd ask for a driver, though. The kit isn't used for communication, and as far as I know, the USB standard doesn't require any driver to access the +5v.

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    there's a small round led on the part that connects to the controller, that lights up when a current is going through (and it's charging the controller's battery pack)

    perhaps WinXP just disables current flow to usb devices where it has no driver whatsoever?

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    the charge kit does not carry data, it only charges.

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    the charge kit does not carry data, it only charges.
    Deusfaux wrote: »
    Anybody know if there's a driver to get this thing working (IE, passing a current through to charge a 360 controller)?

    I'm fully aware





    Also, with the Xbox 360 Accessories driver installed (used for the wired controller, wireless controller, receiver, and wireless headset) it detects a WIRED headset as being the 360 one (it says so) but can't actually find a named driver for that either. If you proceed with the automatic driver installation it'll use a generic USB audio one for it - removing the specific 360 headset name.

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    oh, sorry

    I have a 3rd party cable that works fine

    this post is not helpful

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    it might be helpful

    a 3rd party play and charge cable?

    You can charge your controller using that plugged into one of your computer's USBs?

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    yeah

    it doesn't ask for anything

    it's a nyko, I believe

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    oh oh oh development.

    I let Windows do it's automated search for what it at first only considered to be a "USB device"

    but somehow it did find the official proper driver for it.

    It appears in the same device manager category as the Wireless Receiver, "XBOX 360 Peripherals" at the end after USB devices.

    It's called Xbox 360 Wireless Controller via Play & Charge Kit. Which is a bit funny, because it's acting like it's a driver for the controller and not the cable - which makes sense in way. Though it also implies the controller is connected via that cable, when it is not.

    Also the gamepad does NOT appear in the same category, causing further confusion. It appears as a generic HID gamepad device in the HID category.



    Lastly, what color is the play & charge kit LED supposed to be? Red while charging, green when charged?

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Deusfaux wrote: »
    oh oh oh development.

    I let Windows do it's automated search for what it at first only considered to be a "USB device"

    but somehow it did find the official proper driver for it.

    It appears in the same device manager category as the Wireless Receiver, "XBOX 360 Peripherals" at the end after USB devices.

    It's called Xbox 360 Wireless Controller via Play & Charge Kit. Which is a bit funny, because it's acting like it's a driver for the controller and not the cable - which makes sense in way. Though it also implies the controller is connected via that cable, when it is not.

    Also the gamepad does NOT appear in the same category, causing further confusion. It appears as a generic HID gamepad device in the HID category.

    I was going to suggest downloading the controller driver, but I didn't think it made any sense. weird.

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Well I already had that installed for the receiver and such.

    I'm not sure where Windows found a driver for it in the end, whether it was part of that or possibly separate from the net or what.


    Also the LED thing?

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    It should be red while charging, green when done.

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    merci

    battery started out empty, now says "low" - seems to be working.


    mmmm sexy black wireless controller with matching sexy black wireless receiver (from ZX-6000 lifechat kit) to match sexy black pc

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    Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Trans* Woman In Aviators Firing A Bazooka. ⚛️Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Finally, I've had this working in Linux for a while now, seems like MS bothered to write a driver at long last. :)

    I always knew that it carried more than just power with the P & C kit.

    Edit: Crap; it's not showing up under games controllers in the control panel. How do I de-pair it from my 360?

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    none of the 360 stuff shows up under game controllers i think


    either "xbox 360 accessories" at the end of device manager for most of the stuff, the controllers show up under Human Interface Devices (HID)

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