XBox - Third party controllers and problems (and my experience)

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  1. Martin Rendall

    Martin Rendall Screenwriter

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    I'm curious as to whether anybody's had issues with third party controllers on their XBox.

    Here's my example: I recently bought a MadCatz MC2 Racing Wheel (XBox version) which exhibited periodic controller disconnects (causing the game to stop). I exchanged it for another, with the same problem. A quick Google search shows that many other people have encountered this problem. So it made me wonder whether the "fault" lies with MadCatz or M$.

    Should we all be wary of third party controllers? It seems unbelievable that a manufacturer could ship a product with this kind of bug if it were known! Is M$ "drifting" the specs and tolerances of the controller section in the XBox?

    Martin.
     
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    Dave F Cinematographer

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    MadCatz stuff has always seemed kind of dodgy to me. I'd suspect them. Their basic Xbox controller is pretty decent though.

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  3. Martin Rendall

    Martin Rendall Screenwriter

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    FWIW: got a different (brand) wheel, and it works like a charm.

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