What's the sound of a xbox controller rumble?

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  1. BrianB

    BrianB Producer

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    Playing Halo, it's rumbling only from the righthand side & seems to be "whiny" & ineffective. It's nothing like the rumble I remember. Sound like a damaged controller?
     
  2. Masood Ali

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    Are you using a controller extension?
     
  3. BrianB

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    Nope.

    Brought the joypad & Halo into work today, so I'll compare/contrast between it & a spare joypad. Playing Aggressive Inline this morning, it really didn't feel "correct" - the rumble was definitely all from one side, and I'm pretty sure the XBox controllers have two motors in them for rumble.
     
  4. Dave Falasco

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    Sounds like a defective controller, Brian. The Xbox controller does indeed have two rumble motors, and the rumble is well-balanced across the controller. I have the originals, the S-controllers, and some Japanese controllers and I am using controller extensions, and all of them rumble just fine...sounds like you've got a bad egg there...
     
  5. BrianB

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    Bah.

    I wonder if GameStop will exchange it for a S-controller. It's the pack-in regular one :-/
     
  6. Dan B

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    The Xbox controller also has a high frequency mildly noisy sound/vibration that it can make at times (especially noticeable in Halo when you are on the ship at the beginning). This might be normal.

    //back to lurking mode//
     
  7. BrianB

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    That's /exactly/ what I'm talking about Dan!
    Problem solved [​IMG] I just tried it out on a devkit with T1 and its rumble performed exactly the same as the worn-in controller.
    Seems I'm worrying about nothing.
     
  8. Dave F

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    A little late, but I just thought I'd throw in that the two rumble motors are of different size, so there is also a difference in feel between the two.

    -Dave
     
  9. Daren Welsh

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    heh, when I saw the subject to this thread, I thought someone might be trying to get the frequency range for the rumble signal transmitted. It'd be sweet if someone took the time to figure out a way to tap the rumble signal and route it to bass shakers (in the couch) [​IMG]
     
  10. Calvin Watts III

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    Does the controller extension hinder the rumble?
    Also, has anyone heard if that the extensions could damage the Xbox controllers in any way??

    Thanks,
    Calvin
     
  11. BrianB

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  12. Calvin Watts III

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    Thanks, Brian!

    Calvin
     
  13. Lee L

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    My in the box controller seems to not rumble as much as my S controller. For a rumble that starts low and gets more aggressive, the S always starts rumbling first, way before the regular. At peak rumble they seem to be roughly equal. Is this normal?
     
  14. Dave Falasco

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    Daren, that's a million-dollar idea if I've ever heard one! Any electrical engineers out there? [​IMG]
     
  15. Jason Seaver

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    Just out of curiosity, can you turn the rumble off? I've never liked this "feature", and my hands are twitchy enough when I'm playing a game.
     
  16. BrianB

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    I believe the TRCs for both platforms insist each game has the option to disable rumble.
     

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