Fallout 4 Wired Controller Driver

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Fallout 4 will be available in less than a month, and fans of the series are getting to that sort of irrational level of excitement that encourages impulse purchases. Bethesda is all set to take their money, though. There are a few new pieces of Fallout merchandise on the Bethesda store, and today you’ll be able to get a limited edition Vault Boy Xbox One Controller for probably a lot of money.

The controller is done up in the standard vault jumpsuit blue and yellow color scheme. The Vault Boy avatar is also emblazoned on the right hand grip giving you his trademark thumbs up. The D-pad has custom menu markings for Fallout, and there’s a mystery button next to the right analog stick.

The only thing that might give a Fallout fan pause is that this is allegedly a wired controller. That means you’d be plugging into your console to use this controller like it’s the middle ages or something. It might make a little more sense on a PC as you’re probably sitting right next to it, and the Xbox controller is usually supported natively in games. I feel like this might be a miscommunication and the controller simply comes with a cable, like the official Xbone controllers.

The Fallout Xbox controllers will be limited to 5,000 units, and I’m sure they’ll sell all of them regardless of wire status. We don’t even have a price, but again, Bethesda will sell all of them because of irrational excitement. A standard Xbox One controller has a retail price of $60 (it sells for less most places), so expect it to cost more. Most special edition controllers are $70 to $80. Keep an eye on the Bethesda Store today to snag one before they’re gone.

Is there a way I can use my Xbox One controller to play New Vegas on my PC? If so What do. If you have a wired controller, yes, just plug it in. I switch to a controller to build my settlement and craft stuff - the KB/M controls for that part of the game are just too clunky for me. I use a wired 360 controller.

How to install the F310 controller in pc? Is it working with fallout 4 and new games? I bought the F310 controller and I don't know how to play with it in my games. The games I have: Fallout 4. Wolfenstein the new order. Resident evil 7. Metro last night. CC Update & Broken Controller Support with F4SE Started by Flowerguy360. Basically, I told Steam to not handle any controller duties for Fallout 4. Copied from a Steam thread about another game. I'm also having the same exact problem. I too use a 360 wired controller. Not sure what to do about it though. I consider gasoline and matches.

Sony's Dualshock 4 may be our go-to controller this generation, but it's hard to beat the convenience of the Xbox One controller. If you're PC gaming with a pad and want a dead simple plug-and-play experience, the Xbox controller is the obvious choice, and it's definitely among the best PC controllers. With a driver built into Windows, you won't need any special software for your PC (and most games) to immediately recognize your pad. So what's the point of a guide at all?

There are a couple ways to use the Xbox One controller wirelessly, and a few things you should know about different iterations of the controller and what how they'll work with your PC.

What you need


  • Xbox One controller
  • Xbox Wireless adapter for Windows (optional, for wireless)
  • Micro-USB cable (optional, for wired)
  • AA batteries

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  • Xbox Accessories app (optional, for software updates)

Using your Xbox One controller

1. Using a wired Xbox One controller on PC is as simple as it gets. Plug your micro-USB cable into the controller and into a USB port on your PC. Windows should install the necessary driver, the Xbox Guide button in the center will light up, and you're in business!

Windows version note: On Windows 10, you can connect up to eight Xbox One controllers, while on Windows 7 and Windows 8, you can connect up to four. On Windows 10, you can only have four controllers connected if you also connect an Xbox chat headset to the controller or two with the stereo headset. Audio throughput isn't supported on Windows 7 and 8.

Troubleshooting note: the vast majority of micro-USB cables carry data no problem, but some manufacturers cheap out and produce cables that can only charge. If you're using a random USB cable from a drawer and having trouble, try a different one.

How to connect with the Xbox Wireless adapter for Windows

This process is nearly as simple as connecting with a USB cable, and is basically identical to connecting the controller to an Xbox console.

1. Plug the Xbox Wireless adapter into a USB port.

2. Turn on your Xbox One controller by holding the Guide button in the center. Now press the the small sync button on the top of the controller until the Guide button begins flashing.

3. Press the small sync button located on the side of the Xbox Wireless adapter for a couple seconds. Watch the flashing Guide button on the controller. When it goes solid, you're connected!

How to connect the Xbox One controller via Bluetooth

Here's where things get a little complicated. Certain models of the Xbox One controller can connect to any old PC Bluetooth adapter. Others can't. Here's how to tell if your Xbox One controller has built-in Bluetooth:

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The shape of the plastic molding at the top of the controller is your clue. The first iteration of the Xbox One controller does not support Bluetooth and has a few other annoyances. Its bumpers have a narrower click range, making them less comfortable depending on where you position your fingers.

The redesigned controller launched with the Xbox One S console and has a smaller plastic molding along the top. It also adds a 3.5mm headphone jack to the bottom of the controller, another easy giveaway. On top of that headphone jack, it also has built-in Bluetooth!

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1. Press the Windows key and type 'Bluetooth' until search brings up the Bluetooth & other devices settings option. Click it to open that settings page. Here you should see your Bluetooth is set to 'On' and is discoverable.

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Windows version note: Using the Xbox One controller via Bluetooth only works on Windows 10 with the Anniversary update applied.

2. Turn on the Xbox One controller by holding the Guide button. Press the sync button on top of the controller until the Guide light begins to flash rapidly.

3. In the Bluetooth settings menu, click 'Add Bluetooth or other device' and then select Bluetooth from the menu options. After a few seconds of searching, your Xbox controller should show up. Click it to pair. And you're wirelessly connected!

Headset note: Only one Xbox One controller can be paired via Bluetooth. Headsets not supported.

How to update and configure the Xbox One controller

It's not just games that have updates these days. So do controllers! While it's not necessary to update your Xbox controller, if you want to, the process is pretty simple.

1. Open the Windows Store and search for Xbox Accessories. Install the app and open it.

Windows version note: The app only works with Windows 10 with the Anniversary update applied.

2. Plug your Xbox One controller in with a micro-USB cable.


3. Click the 'More options' button to check if there's a firmware update for your controller.

Instead of configuring controller options on a game-by-game basis, you can also use the Accessories app to change button mapping, swap and invert sticks and triggers, and enable or disable rumble.

If you have an Xbox One Elite controller, you can also use the Accessories app to configure options like trigger and analog stick sensitivity. You can save different configurations to the two profiles the controller supports.

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