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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2007, 08:38:37 am »
I just finished this hack using a different tutorial for the other halfs brother. This method looks better, sahould really check this forum more often!

Nice work.....

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2007, 12:29:09 pm »
I just finished this hack using a different tutorial for the other halfs brother. This method looks better, sahould really check this forum more often!

Nice work.....

Thank you...   :cheers:

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2007, 10:12:12 pm »
Just a quick question, was there a reason you didnt use the wireless controller?  Im guessing nobody tries to map the RT/LT buttons?

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2007, 07:16:34 am »
Just a quick question, was there a reason you didnt use the wireless controller?  Im guessing nobody tries to map the RT/LT buttons?

I plan on hacking a wireless controller this summer after I move to Phoenix.  I haven't done it yet for two reasons: one, they're more expensive, and two, they have some funky security screws holding them together.  The wired controllers only use normal phillips head screws.

RT and LT are analog buttons, no real way to map those.

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2007, 03:24:13 pm »
Just a quick question, was there a reason you didnt use the wireless controller?  Im guessing nobody tries to map the RT/LT buttons?

I plan on hacking a wireless controller this summer after I move to Phoenix.  I haven't done it yet for two reasons: one, they're more expensive, and two, they have some funky security screws holding them together.  The wired controllers only use normal phillips head screws.

RT and LT are analog buttons, no real way to map those.


I read on the shoryuken forum that you need resistors for the RT/LT buttons.  That is far beyond my skillset though.  I bought a wireless controller to try this before I saw this thread.  Im going to have to see If I want to tackle this.  I would be wiring this to a MAS stick.

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2007, 07:30:05 pm »

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I read on the shoryuken forum that you need resistors for the RT/LT buttons.  That is far beyond my skillset though.  I bought a wireless controller to try this before I saw this thread.  Im going to have to see If I want to tackle this.  I would be wiring this to a MAS stick.
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I need to sort out the triggers on my my box too. This should help for wireless:
http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=581887

This is for wired:
http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=581799

It looks like you just need to solder the resistor from RT2 to RT3 and LT2 to LT3.

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2007, 01:12:44 pm »



I read on the shoryuken forum that you need resistors for the RT/LT buttons.  That is far beyond my skillset though.  I bought a wireless controller to try this before I saw this thread.  Im going to have to see If I want to tackle this.  I would be wiring this to a MAS stick.
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I need to sort out the triggers on my my box too. This should help for wireless:
http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=581887

This is for wired:
http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=581799

It looks like you just need to solder the resistor from RT2 to RT3 and LT2 to LT3.
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THat is soldering it from the other side?

HarumaN,  what did you use as a map for all the solder points?

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2007, 01:24:16 pm »
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THat is soldering it from the other side?

HarumaN,  what did you use as a map for all the solder points?

I didn't, I made my own map I guess you could say.

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2007, 01:50:23 pm »

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2007, 02:01:30 pm »
This look accurate to you?

http://arkadesticks.com/hackedpads/Xbox360wired.jpg

Yeah, although I soldered RB and LB from the underside.

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2007, 09:57:58 am »
I just built my stick with HarumaN's expert hack!....

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=66527.0
Seriously. Will it fit in my basement or what?

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2007, 05:48:34 am »
I just built my stick with HarumaN's expert hack!....

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=66527.0

Happy to see that thing in use!  I gotta get my Xbox Live subscription back to gold so I can take you on in some S.F.  :D

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2007, 04:17:27 pm »
Hey Guys
I am very interested in getting or making a wireless xbox controller but I want it for PC..with 2 players... like a wireless arcade panel for emulators..is this possible? I think it may be out of my leauge and may have to get someone to make it...

also how many buttons can be used per controller?
if I buy pre made is it easy to assemble to stick/buttons?

thx
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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #53 on: May 23, 2007, 07:48:18 pm »
Haruman,

Can you also hack the LT and RT buttons?  I noticed that only RB and LB are hacked.

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #54 on: May 23, 2007, 08:08:48 pm »
Haruman,

Can you also hack the LT and RT buttons?  I noticed that only RB and LB are hacked.

LT and RT are analog, so short answer is no...  once I get out to Phoenix I plan on experimenting with the analog side of the controls to see what I can come up with.  It'd be nice to find a solution.

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2007, 12:53:12 pm »

Nope not in AZ yet, I'll be moving first part of June, my new job starts June 14th.  I can't wait!

Make sure you hit me up when you get here man (AZ)... I am sure we have much to discuss... :woot

I am the same name on SRK too (I saw you mentioned something about that): jedirobb

Guys, feel free to check out my site amd maybe we can get some of you guys over to play sometime  :cheers:

http://www.thetemplearcade.com

Here are some images of most of the set-ups (I have around 20 stand-up sticks):
http://www.thetemplearcade.com/about/the_temple/gallery.asp

Here are some picks of the actual stick construction: http://www.thetemplearcade.com/about/sticks/gallery.asp

I am looking to mod some Xbox 360 controllers for my sticks... right now I have swap boxes to change between Sega Saturns, Sega Dreamcasts, and PS2s and button top configurations for each game... Four button ones for Tekken, Arched four buttons for SoulCalibur, Five buttons for Guilty Gear, and Six buttons for all the normal games in the world  ;D



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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #56 on: June 03, 2007, 09:25:04 pm »
I am on my way now...  posting from a hotel room in Clinton, OK...   :applaud:

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #57 on: June 11, 2007, 04:23:13 pm »
Hey HarumaN... you here (AZ)? I have something going on Friday (Fantastic Four and gaming afterwards) and this Saturday I have some peeps in town from SoCal to come play - give me a call and see if you have to time to check out the place....

877.848.4945



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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #58 on: June 14, 2007, 08:55:46 am »
Hey HarumaN... you here (AZ)? I have something going on Friday (Fantastic Four and gaming afterwards) and this Saturday I have some peeps in town from SoCal to come play - give me a call and see if you have to time to check out the place....

877.848.4945



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Hey, thanks for the invite!  One of my good friends from college is in town until sometime Friday, so I don't know what the plan is yet.   :cheers:

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #59 on: June 14, 2007, 10:45:53 am »
You are welcome... I sent you a PM... catch up with me when you can.

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #60 on: June 17, 2007, 12:14:35 pm »
Hey, just an update.  I've found all my tools, so I'm ready to start hacking controllers again.  Send me a PM if interested.  Also, I am going to attempt a wireless hack soon, so stay tuned for details on that. 

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #62 on: June 25, 2007, 12:10:53 am »

Nice to hear you made it to your new home safely.... I will be wanting a controller hack soon....hoping you get your wondering (and super clean....love the plug in type thing you put on the hack) hack working on a wireless controller very soon...


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« Reply #63 on: June 25, 2007, 08:34:01 am »

Nice to hear you made it to your new home safely.... I will be wanting a controller hack soon....hoping you get your wondering (and super clean....love the plug in type thing you put on the hack) hack working on a wireless controller very soon...


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I plan on doing a wireless hack this weekend, I don't see any reason why it will be a problem.   :cheers:

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #64 on: June 25, 2007, 03:34:38 pm »
Quick question....since I'm a newbie and this will be my first ever controller...would it be easier / better to get a wire one for testing / trouble shooting? or would it not matter?

I plan on doing two controllers, so I could get a wired one first and the second one do wireless, but having both wireless would be the best for me.

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #65 on: July 06, 2007, 01:25:02 pm »
Any update on your wireless adventures....

Also...looking a bit more closely on your tutorial....i don't see you adding the guide button....is there a reason for that?

Hope to order a controller from you next week (waiting on confirmation on the joystick parts i want to buy).....would love it to be wireless....


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« Reply #66 on: July 06, 2007, 02:59:16 pm »
Any update on your wireless adventures....

Also...looking a bit more closely on your tutorial....i don't see you adding the guide button....is there a reason for that?

Hope to order a controller from you next week (waiting on confirmation on the joystick parts i want to buy).....would love it to be wireless....


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I'm going to start the wireless one today or tomorrow...  and I do add the guide button, but there wasn't enough room on the terminal strips for it.  I just use about a foot of stranded wire for the guide button.

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial
« Reply #67 on: August 31, 2007, 02:40:27 pm »
Another update:  I have successfully hacked the RT and LT buttons.  I'll post a pic later.  So now, all the buttons that are available are: X, B, A, Y, Back, Start, Guide, RB, RT, LB, LT, as well as the 4 D-pad directions.

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« Reply #68 on: August 31, 2007, 03:19:43 pm »
These tools are handy...  free up your hands for more precise control of the Dremel and a soldering iron later.


What's that tool called? I see a lot of third hands everywhere, but I've never seen that before.

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« Reply #69 on: August 31, 2007, 03:25:26 pm »
These tools are handy...  free up your hands for more precise control of the Dremel and a soldering iron later.


What's that tool called? I see a lot of third hands everywhere, but I've never seen that before.

I have no idea what it's called.   :dizzy: I got it from a guy who works with satellite electronics.  It's great because the two arms are spring-loaded and adjustable.  Plus you can rotate the thing on 3 axis to get the best positioning.

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial -- Wireless Hack Now Available!!!
« Reply #70 on: September 03, 2007, 02:21:21 pm »
UPDATE:

Wireless hacks are now available.  Hack will come with a battery enclosure, plus RT and LT triggers hacked (previously unavailable).

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial -- Wireless Hack Now Available!!!
« Reply #71 on: September 03, 2007, 06:15:44 pm »
The 10k resistor that allows the LT and RT to be used:


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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial -- Wireless Hack Now Available!!!
« Reply #72 on: September 03, 2007, 06:19:10 pm »
Battery enclosure holds 2 AA batteries:


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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial -- Wireless Hack Now Available!!!
« Reply #73 on: November 15, 2007, 09:40:37 am »
Small bump, I'm still available to do these...

Lt and RT are hackable now.  So, you will get A,B,X,Y,Start,Back,Guide,LR,RB,LT,RT as well as Left,Down,Up,Right (D-Pad) hacked.

Pricing:
Wired :   $80 Shipped to the US
Wireless: $95 Shipped to the US

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Canadian buyers, add $5.  UK and Australia, add $10.  Everyone else, message me for details.
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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial -- Wireless Hack Now Available!!!
« Reply #74 on: January 29, 2008, 02:13:48 pm »
This thread should be made sticky! Nice writeup of this hack.

I have a couple questions about this hack in particular and XBox 360 games on arcade controls in general.
First of all, I don't own a 360, but I am in the final stages of building my cab and I am trying to wire it so I can easily connect it to a hacked controller like this if I wanted to drop a 360 in there.  Most importantly for now, I want to decide if I should add a 7th/8th buttons to my CP if all the XBox buttons are hacked.

So here's my questions:

1. I am confused about the hacking of the RB/LB analog buttons. So if these are analog, how would you use these connected to arcade buttons? Would activating this button be equal to pressing the analog button down by 100%? Are there games this would be useful on?

2. What XBox 360 games would be usable on an arcade CP? I can see that all the XBLA games would be good, as I assume they only use the digital buttons and sticks. What other 360 games can be played well without the use of the analog sticks? Any of the more recent / advanced fighters and such?

Thanks for the info!
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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial -- Wireless Hack Now Available!!!
« Reply #75 on: January 29, 2008, 10:22:31 pm »
1)  Yes, hacking the analog triggers converts them to digital in the sense that you either have 0% or 100%, nothing in between.

2)  As far as I know, most people have been using them for XBLA.  Some fighters will work with it, I know I've been wanting to build a controller of my own to play DOA 4 with.

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial -- Wireless Hack Now Available!!!
« Reply #76 on: April 14, 2008, 09:51:23 am »
Do you also have a wire connected to the sync button? And is it possible to attatch the play&charge kit, like in this picture:


(that would be ideal; so you can leave the battery inside of the arcadestick, and just recharge it with a usb cable without having to open the stick!)

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial -- Wireless Hack Now Available!!!
« Reply #77 on: April 14, 2008, 10:03:13 am »
Yes, I can do it with a play and charge kit, as pictured.  Also, I do not normally wire up the sync button (it's has a tiny button you can press on the PCB itself), but it could be done very easily.

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial -- Wireless Hack Now Available!!!
« Reply #78 on: April 14, 2008, 11:11:12 am »
Hey HarumaN, dunno if you know this already or not but the new version of the wireless 360 controller pcb guts now have common ground on everything but the LT & RT triggers  :cheers:

hopefully they will revise the wired controller to be the same  :applaud:

« Last Edit: April 14, 2008, 11:15:55 am by northerngames »

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Re: Xbox 360 Controller Hack Tutorial -- Wireless Hack Now Available!!!
« Reply #79 on: April 14, 2008, 11:46:53 am »
Yes, I can do it with a play and charge kit, as pictured.  Also, I do not normally wire up the sync button (it's has a tiny button you can press on the PCB itself), but it could be done very easily.
Great! Also do you maybe have the dimensions of the hacked wireless pcb? I'm interested in buying two, but I need to know if they are going to fit in my arcade-stick-housing.

  
 

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