So I got my first gaming PC last week and today I downloaded Witcher 2. I plugeed in my wireless 360 controller and the PC automatically downloaded and installed drivers, but when I load up Witcher it wont let me select gamepad in the options. So do I need to buy a specific xbox controller for the PC?
All you need is Microsoft's Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows otherwise it will not work. USB controller works without problems.
Yeah, that's your problem. The cable for the wireless controller only recharges it if you plug it into the PC (which I think the drivers are for). It doesn't support data traffic. I think the drivers are also built into most Windows versions at this point so that should sort itself out automatically.
If it's any consolation I can personally vouch for the Witcher 2 having excellent native 360 gamepad support. I think there was at most switching the option from keyboard to gamepad but after that the game plays exactly the same as it does on the console - with better graphics and framerate, of course. Even the game's launcher is gamepad compatible.
As others have said, you need a wireless receiver. I got this one a few months ago and it hasn't had any problems. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HZFCT2/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 But your mileage may vary.
Yeah, the wireless 360 controller is always wireless, plugged in or not.
I use a 360 emulator, for my PS3 pad.
Look online you can get a free DS3 tool, when you plug any PS3 controller in, your machine/games will detect a 360 controller. Button mappings and all.
I use a DS3 tool too (MotionInJoy) but I'm pretty sure it's spyware...I also started getting BSODs after installing it.
But I have to admit, it works.