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Will This Keyboard Work On My XBOX?

gigEsmallsgigEsmalls __BANNED USERS regular
edited July 2009 in Games and Technology
I mainly play action games on my XBOX and FPS/RTS games on my PC. I see this review on a wireless keyboard that looks great for playing XBOX FPS games from my couch so is there a way I can make this work on my XBOX? I tried searching online and didn't find anything? I just don't wanna move my PC to the living room without buying a larger LCD TV just yet.

http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews.php?reviewid=812

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  • BrymBrym Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Sadly no, there isn't any way to make this work with an Xbox.

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  • FreakinchairFreakinchair Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Nope

    Pretty sure there are no keyboard/mouse supporting games for the 360 (although UT3 might be one). Also, I'm pretty sure you cant even interface a keyboard and mouse with the 360 in the first place. Obviously giving people the option of buying KBAM setups would put all of the gamepad users at a severe disadvantage in multiplayer which is one of the reasons they dont allow it.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    What have you done Freakinchair? Now there will be people coming in here to argue the KBAM vs Controller point till we all get infracted.

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  • chamberlainchamberlain Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Nope

    Pretty sure there are no keyboard/mouse supporting games for the 360 (although UT3 might be one). Also, I'm pretty sure you cant even interface a keyboard and mouse with the 360 in the first place. Obviously giving people the option of buying KBAM setups would put all of the gamepad users at a severe disadvantage in multiplayer which is one of the reasons they dont allow it.

    You can plug just about any USB keyboard in and use it for typing, but I do know of any games that actually support a keyboard for control.

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  • gigEsmallsgigEsmalls __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    Yeah, I figured that the case but was hoping still... Apparently this keyboard isn't sold in Best Buy and I can't find any others like it so I'm gonna buy it and then move my PC to the living room.

    edit: I was just looking for an excuse to buy a $130 keyboard so... screw it. I bought it.

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  • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Nope

    Pretty sure there are no keyboard/mouse supporting games for the 360 (although UT3 might be one). Also, I'm pretty sure you cant even interface a keyboard and mouse with the 360 in the first place. Obviously giving people the option of buying KBAM setups would put all of the gamepad users at a severe disadvantage in multiplayer which is one of the reasons they dont allow it.

    You can plug just about any USB keyboard in and use it for typing, but I do know of any games that actually support a keyboard for control.

    There's a typing game on XNA Community Games that obviously supports a USB keyboard, but yeah, you're not going to be able to use a keyboard for control on a 360 FPS since they're not set up that way.

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  • TheUnsane1TheUnsane1 PhiladelphiaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Does this (on the same site as the OP actually) adapter not work? http://www.driverheaven.net/gamingreviews/xfps/

    Since the games are designed for analog sticks I would assume you aren't going to get the same results as pc Kb+m but if you must use it.

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  • gigEsmallsgigEsmalls __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    TheUnsane1 wrote: »
    Does this (on the same site as the OP actually) adapter not work? http://www.driverheaven.net/gamingreviews/xfps/

    Since the games are designed for analog sticks I would assume you aren't going to get the same results as pc Kb+m but if you must use it.

    That looks cool but it requires a USB connection. I was looking for a wireless solution to my 360.

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  • TheUnsane1TheUnsane1 PhiladelphiaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Idk if the wireless reciever for the kb+m plugged into that would work but it might.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Microsoft has basically locked out kb&m controls for balance reasons.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Microsoft does alot of stupid things. Surely certain games would benefit from it.

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