Controller:Xbox Controller

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Xbox Controller
Xbox Controller cover
XInput support
Xbox 360 Controller
Xbox Controller on Wikipedia

Controller variations[edit]

Xbox Controller S.
Xbox Controller S.
Japan controller variation was released as Controller S (codenamed "Akebono"[1]), which is smaller and lighter, designed for users with smaller hands. It was later released in other territories and by the end of 2003 had replaced the first-generation controller worldwide.

Use with PC platforms[edit]


A new version of XBCD driver allows Original Xbox Controllers to be used on Windows machines.
Mayflash Tigergame Xbox joystick driver is the Alternative to XBCD.
Custom application Xb2XInput can translate the input from an Xbox OG controller over to a virtual XInput/DirectInput device for games to make use of, without needing any unsigned drivers to be installed.

OS X[edit]

Use the 360Controller driver.


This controller is "Plug and Play" on most distributions of Linux.
Xboxdrv is an alternative to the stock driver and allows many configuration options.


Can be recognized as Xbox 360 controller but after manual assignment. Controller cannot be found in Supported Controller Database, so Steam recognizes it as standard DirectInput device.

Steam Link compatibility[edit]

Works natively over USB Adapter.[2]
Needs remapping on Steam Link. Two shoulder buttons missing.
Works without any drivers on any operating system that supports Steam.
Can be used just to send input from a controller to a PC. Go into Streaming options, hit 𝗬 and disable video and audio streaming.
Won't work great unless you connect it to LAN or a low latency Wi-Fi.

Other information[edit]

Technical information[edit]

Controller button Button label and axis
A Button 1
B Button 2
X Button 3
Y Button 4
Black Button 5
White Button 6
LT Button 11
RT Button 12
Back Button 8
Start Button 7
Left stick Button 9, X-axis, Y-axis
Right stick Button 10, X-rotation, Y-rotation
D-pad up POV up
D-pad down POV down
D-pad left POV left
D-pad right POV right


  1. Ninja Beach Party. Official Xbox Magazine (October 2002, issue 11, pg. 44).
  2. [ List of Steam Link compatible controllers, adapters etc. - SteamCommunity]