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.

 

note.gif  NOTES:

  • 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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    Cmannetta

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

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    Jprusinowski

    It finally worked for me. And it works with wireless controller too - but only if you got the wireless reciever.

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    Cmannetta

    What did you change to get it to work Jprusinowski ?

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    Keving458

    this post is a bit old but i have the same issue. is there a fix?  support wont get back to me

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    Jacobwarelynn

    Keving458 - Which issue are you having?

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    Natejlynn

    Keving458- If you are having the problem where you have everything installed and the controller simply won't work (and you are using Splashtop THD) make sure you have the tablet set to controller mode. I.E. you can see the touch screen controls. You should be able to use it then. Sometimes my USB doesn't work right away on my ASUS dock. I've found that if it is acting up, disconnecting and reconnecting my tablet from the dock resolves that issue.

    Also worth mentioning- Different control layouts seem to map the keys differently to the controller. No way as of yet, at least that I have found, to manually map the controllers key input. I've found that the SKYRIM option tends to work best with my 360 controller. The only problem I have is that the Back button and the XBOX/Guide button don't function at all. All other buttons seem to work just fine. I also use a program called joy2key on my PC to program my controller input to keyboard input for games that don't recognize controller input. I.E. Star Wars Old Republic and Dragon Age.

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    Keving458

    Sorry i have the inverted control issue where my wireless xbox controller connected via receiver to my windows tablet client.  I move the joystick forward fully and the character goes backwards

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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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    Natejlynn
    Okay. I thought that issue had been addressed.
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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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    Natejlynn
    From what your info shows Sammi, you are having isues with the game without even taking SPLASHTOP into consideration. That being said, so long as you get the game working without SPLASHTOP first, there shouldn't be a reason why the game wouldn't work with it.
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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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    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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    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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    vans.huang

    @Swollenmadman,

    It should work on a Android device. Could you please help to collect SPlog.txt at C:\Program Files (x86)\Splashtop\Splashtop Remote\Server on the Streamer computer having issue?

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    Swollenmadman

    Sorry for the late reply.




    SPLog.txt
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    Wesley7611

    Doesn't work... Xbox controller is viewable under game controllers in control panel whenever Splashtop is connected, But doesn't recognise any input. Have tried this on Splashtop personal and Splashtop THD, with both wired and wireless controllers. Same results every time. Controllers work fine with other android apps.

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    vans.huang

    @Wesley7611,

    After installing driver, could you see duped Xbox device at Device Manager when plugging Xbox controller at Streamer side (please see attached pic)?




    xbox device.jpg
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    Wesley7611
    Yes, two controllers appear
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    vans.huang

    @Wesley7611,

    That is really strange..do you have other PC which could run Splashtop Personal, and use Splashtop Personal Windows client to establish remote session to this Streamer computer with driver installed then see if it could work?

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    Shawnbroseker
    It could be that the dead zones need to be adjusted.
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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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    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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    Descajeda27

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

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    Rskrd85

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

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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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    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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    Risk.Injury

    once/if this works for windows 10, say i were to set up splashtop streamer on my PC, and my friend set up remote access splashtop on his, and we wanted to play gears of war 4 coop campaign using hamachi, would both of our inputs work? or would his controller just take the place of mine?

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    Risk.Injury

    windows 10 64 bit, couldn't seem to get it to work for a while, first it was permission problems all over the place, so i went to splashtop folder properties, security tab, advanced settings and changed the ownership to my user account and checked apply to all subfolders

    then problem #2 arose, when i typed install_driver64.bat in command prompt, it came back with 

    "L:\Program Files (x86)\Splashtop\Splashtop Remote\Server\Driver\GamePad>echo off
    devcon64.exe failed."

    solution for that was to go to the "utils" folder and then devcon64.exe properties, and check run as administrator

    back to command prompt to try again aand.. success!

    also be sure to open cmd in this directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Splashtop\Splashtop Remote\Server\Driver\GamePad - hold shift and right click, you should see "open command window here"

    hope i was able to help somebody with this info xD

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    Saudisenders

    is there supported for xbox360 controller wired or wireless for windows rt or not ?

    what about new gamepad xbox one controller ?

     

    i check notes :

    • This function is now only supported during Splashtop remote connections from Splashtop clients for Android and Windows to target computers running Windows.

    why i can't find windows rt ?

     for xbox one controller it is compatible in windows rt what about splashtop client ?

    check these link below:

    https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Xbox-Controller-Cable-Windows/dp/B00O65I2VY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1480914344&sr=1-1&keywords=Xbox+360+Wireless+Controller+windows+rt

    Compatible Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows RT 8.1, Windows RT etc.

    Thank you .

     

     

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