How can I set up the XBOX 360 controller for use during a Splashtop remote connection?

You can now use the XBOX 360 controller during Splashtop remote connections.  Please refer to the steps listed below to set it up.

  1. Please make sure the XBOX 360 controller's driver for Windows is installed properly on the target PC.  (You can just plug your XBOX 360 controller into the target PC, then run Windows Update to install the driver.)
  2. Run cmd.exe as Administrator on the target PC.  (You can find cmd.exe then right-click on it to run it as Administrator.)
  3. Go to the XBOX 360 controller's driver for Splashtop folder by typing:
    cd  c:/Program Files  (x86)/Splashtop/Splashtop Remote/Server/Driver/GamePad/
    and then press <Enter>.
  4. Run the XBOX 360 controller's driver for Splashtop by typing:
    install_driver64.bat
    and then press <Enter>.
  5. Restart the Streamer on the target PC.
  6. Build a Splashtop remote connection and plug your XBOX 360 controller into a device running the Splashtop client app.  The XBOX 360 controller will work.

 

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  • This function is now only supported during Splashtop remote connections from Splashtop clients for Android and Windows to target computers running Windows.
  • Please use Streamer v2.4.5.0 or later version.
  • Please use the commands "cd c:/Program Files/Splashtop/Splashtop Remote/Server/Driver/GamePad/" and "install_driver.bat" in Step 3 and 4 if using a 32-bit operating system platform.
  • If you have trouble using the XBOX 360 controller on the target computer, please refer to

    http://support.xbox.com/en-us/games/pc-games/xbox-controller-for-windows-help for more help.

 

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    Throgmorton.Paul

    Philbert, I had that problem as well temporarily, and for me I think it was because I was fiddling with registry permissions. I uninstalled the driver from the uninstall .bat file in the same location as the installer, uninstalled splashtop from my PC, rebooted, reinstalled splashtop, closed splashtop, installed the appropriate driver (64bit in my case), reopened splashtop and it started registering input.

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    Natejlynn

    First Setup

    ASUS>TF300T>Keyboard Dock-USB>Wired 360 Controller>Splashtop Personal>Windows 8.1>Splashtop Streamer Version: 2.5.5.4>Buttons don't work at all with target PC, but do work with TF300T

    Second Setup

    ASUS>TF300T>Keyboard Dock-USB>Wired 360 Controller>Splashtop Gamepad THD>Windows 8.1>Splashtop Streamer Version: 2.5.5.4>Every button works minus the "Back" button and the "XBOX/Menu" button. Analog sticks truly work as analog input. Used in Conjunction with 2nd program Joy2Key, I am able to play any game/program. As the 2 buttons are not supported, I am often forced to use up one of the working buttons to switch between Key Bind Layout Profiles.

    Questions

    First, is the gamepad feature/subscription required for Splashtop Personal in order for this feature to function? If so, I may be willing to pay it so long as all buttons are supported.... : \ 

    Second, with the THD version, is Splashtop aware of the 2 buttons that are not functioning with my current configuration? If so, are there any plans for an update to correct for this? Unlike many that simply use the free version of Splashtop around the house, those of us that are using the Gamepad THD edition have paid for this application. Understandably, the on screen gamepad itself seems to work well enough (minus some compatibility or smoothness of some features). Seeing that Splashtop is able to support the XBOX 360 controller specifically, we had hoped to use all of the buttons on it.

    Concern

    There is a feature built into the THD app to request additional games to be supported/new layouts created. I have not seen one new game added to this list since I first bought the app. Has this function been abandoned? I understand that we can create our own layouts, but if this is the case is there a way to release an update that removes this option to also remove expectations that new game support will be added?

    Also, so far it seems that the Skyrim profile is the only one that works relatively well with the trackpad or mouse in most games (as the games are designed to lock the mouse to the center of the screen, yahda yahda). Is there any plan to allow customization of profiles with this feature also enabled. I mean, I love that I can setup my own profile on the screen, but if I want to use the mouse, I have to use the Skyrim layout. This may sound nit-picky, but just a feature of customization that I would love to see implemented.

    Last thought. Could there also be a toggle button to lock the android cursor to the center of the screen? That may be a question for Android.... but if there were a way, it would make using a mouse REALLY beneficial. As it is, I drag my mouse ever so far and then I can't turn any further. I have to quickly turn all the way around in the other direction as my android mouse has hit the edge of the screen and thus Splashtop no longer recognizes that my mouse is moving in that direction.

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    Vans.Huang

    @all,

    the control inverted issue has been fixed at Streamer 2.6.2.4, pleae upgrade your Streamer (http://www.splashtop.com/downloads) to see if it works.

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    Praiseadonai

    Hi! This worked great for me in Windows 8.1. But when I try to run it in Windows 10 64 bit it says "echo off" then reboots my PC and the controller doesn't work. Any ideas? I have the latest version of Streamer installed. Thanks!

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    Cheesymanlam

    When I enter in the line, it responds with "echo off", and I still cannot use my 360 controller

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    Throgmorton.Paul

    I have the same issue, nexus 7 2013 and latest versions of app and streamer. So close to being perfect. It also doesn't fullscreen on my nexus.

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    Natejlynn

    One note about the THD edition I forgot to mention. In order for the 360 controller to work at all, the app has to be set into Gamepad Mode (you can disable to visuals on screen if you like) and each profile works a little differently. I've found that the Skyrim profile gives me the most functionality. As I said, with this profile only the "Back" and "XBOX" buttons do not work.

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    Natejlynn
    Okay. I thought that issue had been addressed.
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    Vans.Huang

    @Praiseadonai,

    We did not test this on Windows 10. I will forward it to the engineering team to see if there is any issue.

    But as far as I know, there currently is no plan updating the driver in near future.

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    Bygster
    Back button doesn't work in game but instead acts as the back button for android and kicks me out of splashtop. Right joystick isn't calibrated properly up is down and down is down left and right work fine. Other than that everything works
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    Throgmorton.Paul

    So I tried splashtop THD instead of splashtop 2, and it is almost perfect... Analogs work properly, seems to run more smoothly with less lag. But... Any button presses on my 360 controller seem to register both the corresponding 360 button, as well as an unknown keyboard keystroke that causes camera issues in most games. So close....

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    Benledoux

    Does anyone know if this will work with the nvidia sheild? I was thinking of buying one just because of this, and the shields controller is xinput, so will it work?

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    Danz8502

    everything is working perfectly for me except i cant hold down multiple triggers i need to aim with the left trigger and shoot with the right but when i press the left to aim and right to shoot it cancels it out i can only aim or shoot so i know the button isnt broken because the right trigger works without holding down the left! help

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    Descajeda27

    Any update on compatibility with windows 10? Still getting "echo off" and controller doesn't work.

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    Jeffrbecker

    This works with the windows desktop app, could not get it to work in the windows 8 store app.

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    Millar5001
    With a wireless reciever I can get the D-pad to work only though it act as arrow keys on the keyboard.
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    Lancecho009
    Will this support ever be expanded to include Mac to pc?
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    Sammi

    Splashtop has no email address for support - 500% bad !

     

    Does Splashtop works for Far Cry 4 PC Version ?

    issue: the game gets very buged when using XBOX360 controller (like too long loading times, black screen) so I tried Splashtop

    I did the steps above and to install drivers windows must be started in safe mode.

    After windows and Splashtop started I logged in to account. Then started game.

    The game does same garbage when splashtop was not active.

    So I must know if this program works with that game, please (maybe I did something wrong)

     

     

     

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    Rskrd85

    When i want to install the driver, my whole system freezes.

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    Jcsteele21

    Bygster is right... The left analog stick is the same way.  I can't play my game because up is down and down is down.  Everything else works correctly.  Please fix this as I would like to play games with the Xbox controller.  thank you.

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    Diablo900t
    There was an update yesterday that supposedly fixed this issue but the release notes only reference the left stick. I'm on the road and dont have a controller i can test the new version with. Can anyone confirm both Up on the left stick and Down on the right stick behave properly?
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    Cbrosick

    Does this work for other controllers like MOGA?

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    Daniel.Stem

    hi, i was wondering can i use my shield tablets wifi direct controller to play my games or even a bluetooth mouse and keyboard and if not please add these features because that would make this app even better than it already is.

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    Saudisenders

    In surface 2 - windows rt i try wired xbox360 controller from Microsoft it is recognize but button not working at all  i try to using usb 2 not usb3 but the problem not solved yet i think i can try to upgrade my stream version and metro app in windows store , i try to see what happen please guide me if there some solution i am gamer .

    Thank a lot

    windows 10-X64-Home Edition

    surface 2 - windows rt

     

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    Hooby3d

    Same thing. 

    Opened a ticket about this issue. 

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    Jprusinowski

    The controller isnt working for me at all... I have tried reinstalling Splashtop THD on my android device and Splashtop Streamer on my pc (driver also) multiple times.

    Controller isnt registering at all. Im using ASUS TF300TG and Win 8.1 - Id appreciate if someone could help me to get it working.

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    Cmannetta

    Does this work for wireless controllers as well (with the USB wireless receiver) or is this for wired only?

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    Swollenmadman

    does any know if  the xbox360 wired or wireless remote (with dongle of course) work with a note 4/edge. And if it does do you have to have the remote app. I tried with the home connection and got the driver installed and the host machine, and have tested the wired xbpx360 remote on both the note4/edge and the host pc and natively for each system's apps/games  it works, but not from the android splashtop app to the pc. 

     

    Is it because I don't have the remote app purchase? I dont want to buy if it doesn't work. I am interested to game away from home. and have the hardware and internet connection to handle it.

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    Saudisenders

    i check the log -inst in gamepad folder inside splashtop remote streamer  - windows 10-X64-Home edition

    No devices were removed.
    DIFxAPI Sample Program
    INFO: Option "/u"
    INFO: Input file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Splashtop\Splashtop Remote\Server\Driver\GamePad\stgamepad.inf"
    INFO: Flags 0x0 (0)

    TEST: uninstalling driver package.
    LOG Event: 1, ENTER: DriverPackageUninstallW
    LOG Event: 1, Error = 1168, No driver store entry for 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Splashtop\Splashtop Remote\Server\Driver\GamePad\stgamepad.inf' found.
    LOG Event: 1, RETURN: DriverPackageUninstallW (0xE0000302)
    ERROR: failed with error code 0xE0000302
    Device node created. Install is complete when drivers are installed...
    Updating drivers for root\stgamepad from C:\Program Files (x86)\Splashtop\Splashtop Remote\Server\Driver\GamePad\stgamepad.inf.
    Drivers installed successfully.
    Opening \\?\root#system#0001#{8b7c990a-6230-4574-92a0-0994a339dea2}
    Bus interface opened!!!
    SerialNo. of the device to be enumerated: 1000
    Success!!!

     

    the device regonize but the button not working i can't mapping anything in my windows rt -surface 2 

    please support team needs answers and solution .

     

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    Natethegreatinventor

    all of my controls don't work when i walk forward i go forward and when i go backwards i  forwards everything is like this who do u fix it?

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