1. shn'g's Avatar
    So I bought a piece of crap adapter from eBay thinking it would work with Surface and of course it didn't so I want to make sure I buy one that actually works properly with Surface for Xbox 360 controllers. If anyone could put some links up or point me in the right direction I would appreciate it a lot thanks.
    02-13-2013 09:36 PM
  2. rhythmsyndicate's Avatar
    02-13-2013 09:50 PM
  3. shn'g's Avatar
    perfect. thanks a lot for the response! I wanted someone who had tried it so that's great.
    02-13-2013 10:54 PM
  4. kashk5's Avatar
    I can confirm that the adapter linked to by rhythmsyndicate works with the Surface RT. However, you do have to follow the directions listed in the Amazon comments on how to install it since it does not work automatically after plugging it in.

    However, that makes me wonder whether you need to follow similar directions for the adapter that you have already purchased. Give it a try before spending money on another one.
    02-14-2013 12:49 PM
  5. shn'g's Avatar
    I can confirm that the adapter linked to by rhythmsyndicate works with the Surface RT. However, you do have to follow the directions listed in the Amazon comments on how to install it since it does not work automatically after plugging it in.

    However, that makes me wonder whether you need to follow similar directions for the adapter that you have already purchased. Give it a try before spending money on another one.
    thanks for the tip I will take a look
    02-14-2013 04:49 PM
  6. jhoff80's Avatar
    Yeah, you'll need to manually install the driver for most of the adapters these days. The reason is that Microsoft isn't actually making the adapter any more, so all of these adapters are third-party ones that don't identify to the PC exactly the same way as the MS-made one did.

    Here's hoping that for the Xbox's successor that they just use Bluetooth controllers though, so we don't need any dongles.
    02-14-2013 05:40 PM
  7. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    I guess they don't sell them by themselves but they still sell them at best buy bundled with a controller. I saw it by the computers and computer accessories. Not by the consoles.
    kashk5 likes this.
    02-14-2013 06:12 PM
  8. jhoff80's Avatar
    I guess they don't sell them by themselves but they still sell them at best buy bundled with a controller. I saw it by the computers and computer accessories. Not by the consoles.
    Ah, I wasn't aware of that, thanks.
    02-14-2013 06:38 PM
  9. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    So I bought a piece of crap adapter from eBay thinking it would work with Surface and of course it didn't so I want to make sure I buy one that actually works properly with Surface for Xbox 360 controllers. If anyone could put some links up or point me in the right direction I would appreciate it a lot thanks.
    I bought a $10 cheapy from ebay. It works perfectly. You do have to add the device manually though.
    02-14-2013 07:06 PM
  10. derek533's Avatar
    What games are you using Xbox controllers on?
    02-14-2013 09:12 PM
  11. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    What games are you using Xbox controllers on?
    I have used hydro thunder, skulls of shogun, and that Microsoft pinball game. There are others. There is a list somewhere, don't have the link. Bing it.
    02-14-2013 09:45 PM
  12. rx74ray's Avatar
    Ordered the same one yesterday...
    02-15-2013 02:11 AM
  13. shn'g's Avatar
    Yeah I think I will pick up the combo from Microsoft cause I am tired of trying to mess around and try and make this one work. I have tried anything and this one that I bought just wont work. I couldn't find the driver "Microsoft Common Controller for Windows Class". I did find the xbox 360 adapter driver and added that and it didn't work still.

    For anyone in Canada wanting the controller with the adapter its on sale right now from Canada Computers. $44.95 pretty good price.
    02-15-2013 11:43 AM

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