8bitdo just keeps getting weirder...

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8bitdo just keeps getting weirder...

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On pre-order is their new 3-mode controller.

For the xbox mode it only works wired! :roll:

PC uses the 2.4g adapter or wired.

Android uses Bluetooth.

https://www.8bitdo.com/ultimate-3-mode-controller-xbox
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Re: 8bitdo just keeps getting weirder...

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The MS has prohibited third-party companies from producing wireless controls for the XBOX because some companies allowed you to mod the controller for cheating on games.

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DarkSynbios wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 2:27 pm The MS has prohibited third-party companies from producing wireless controls for the XBOX because some companies allowed you to mod the controller for cheating on games.
Modding can't be done for a wired one?

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MoeFoh wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 4:22 pm
DarkSynbios wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 2:27 pm The MS has prohibited third-party companies from producing wireless controls for the XBOX because some companies allowed you to mod the controller for cheating on games.
Modding can't be done for a wired one?
Additionally for why wireless 3rd party Xbox controllers are rare is that Xbox consoles use a propriety wireless protocol to sync controllers. Most 3rd parties do not have access to the Xbox wireless protocol hence why so many 3rd party Xbox controllers work only wired to a Xbox console including officially licensed ones such as 8bitdo. Below are several articles. The 1st one is about modding a Dualsense controller to work with a Xbox through the use of a battery pack. The 2nd article is a link explaining Microsoft's banning unauthorized 3rd party controllers in more detail. The final article is a PowerA controller that is the 1st officially licensed 3rd party Xbox controller. It is not cheap, retailing for $129.99 (USD).

https://wololo.net/2023/11/27/modders-a ... striction/

https://gamerant.com/xbox-controller-ban-exception/

https://www.windowscentral.com/gaming/t ... -available

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Retrofan21 wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 10:51 pm
MoeFoh wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 4:22 pm
DarkSynbios wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 2:27 pm The MS has prohibited third-party companies from producing wireless controls for the XBOX because some companies allowed you to mod the controller for cheating on games.
Modding can't be done for a wired one?
Additionally for why wireless 3rd party Xbox controllers are rare is that Xbox consoles use a propriety wireless protocol to sync controllers. Most 3rd parties do not have access to the Xbox wireless protocol hence why so many 3rd party Xbox controllers work only wired to a Xbox console including officially licensed ones such as 8bitdo. Below are several articles. The 1st one is about modding a Dualsense controller to work with a Xbox through the use of a battery pack. The 2nd article is a link explaining Microsoft's banning unauthorized 3rd party controllers in more detail. The final article is a PowerA controller that is the 1st officially licensed 3rd party Xbox controller. It is not cheap, retailing for $129.99 (USD).

https://wololo.net/2023/11/27/modders-a ... striction/

https://gamerant.com/xbox-controller-ban-exception/

https://www.windowscentral.com/gaming/t ... -available
Interesting how Microsoft allowed the use of a 2.4g dongle to provide wireless for the xbox arcade stick. Probably won't see something like this with controllers, yes?
https://www.8bitdo.com/arcade-stick-for-xbox/