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I just started playing Star Trek Online and noticed in the options that you can use an Xbox controller for the game. My question, can I just buy a normal Xbox controller or does it actually need to be a specific one for PCs?

(I do not own an Xbox, but I would assume like the PS3 they've got USB plugs?)



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I have a wired Xbox controller, all I had to do was plug it in. No guarantees if you're running Linux :D.

And yes, there is a way to use a wireless controller wirelessly, but we don't sell it at GameStop, 'it' being a wireless receiver set to your controllers frequency that occupies a USB slot. Happy hunting if you're dedicated, though. If all else and all you have is the wireless one and you can't find a receiver you can always pick up a recharge kit that will make your wireless controller hard wired. Also, on that note, you should be able to find ways to use your Sixaxis on your PC too, though I have zero experience with that.

Really, though, unless the game was also recently on consoles, you may experience better control and gameplay on your keyboard depending on how many keys and buttons you need to map in order to play. Don't know much about STO, but I know WoW's hotkeys make using a controller nigh impossible.


(edited by Lexus on 26.1.12 0624)

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Interesting, I hadn't even thought about using my spare sixaxis (it just uses a micro-USB cord, not included) Honestly most of the time it's just the movement keys and 2 firing buttons (for me) during space fights, and the same during ground missions. Anything else I'm happy to use my kbd for.

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.24
    Originally posted by Lexus
    I have a wired Xbox controller, all I had to do was plug it in. No guarantees if you're running Linux :D.

    And yes, there is a way to use a wireless controller wirelessly, but we don't sell it at GameStop, 'it' being a wireless receiver set to your controllers frequency that occupies a USB slot. Happy hunting if you're dedicated, though. If all else and all you have is the wireless one and you can't find a receiver you can always pick up a recharge kit that will make your wireless controller hard wired.


    (edited by Lexus on 26.1.12 0624)


It doesn't carry data over the usb, just power. You still need the bluetooth dongle.



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