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Key points

Available for free
Allows original Xbox controllers to be used on Windows machines
Currently no support for wireless controllers
Does not support Windows 8

General information

Official XBCD site/forums
Official XBCD for Windows 98/2000/XP site


  1. Plug in your controller
  2. Install XBCD (On Windows Vista/Windows 7 run as admin)
    • During the installation of the software you will be prompted to install the drivers via a wizard that appears, click next throughout till the driver is installed.

Xbox 360 pad users will have an additional prompt to install an older driver over the common class driver, click yes on this prompt to complete installation. Reinstallations of the driver can be done at any time from the start menu program group.


To configure your controllers keys, run the XBCD Setup (Windows Vista/Windows 7 run as Admin)

On some controllers, such as arcade sticks, the setup might recognize the stick as a D-pad. In this case you may want to change the control assignment from POV to Axis. Copy the directions from the left stick.

Supported devices[edit]

Not an exhaustive list. Up to date list here.

Xbox Controllers

  1. Thrustmaster Controller
  2. Microsoft Xbox Controller
  3. Microsoft Xbox Controller S
  4. Logitech Cordless Precision
  5. Logitech Thunderpad
  6. InterAct PowerPad Pro Xbox pad
  7. Chic Controller
  8. Saitek Adrenalin
  9. MadCatz 4516
  10. MadCatz Control Pad Pro
  11. MadCatz 4526
  12. MadCatz Microcon Xbox Controller
  13. MadCatz Lynx Wireless Controller
  14. MadCatz MicroCon Wireless Controller
  15. MadCatz Blaster
  16. Intec wireless
  17. Nyko Xbox Controller
  18. Nyko Air Flow
  19. Nyko Xbox Controller
  20. Radica Gamester
  21. After Glow Pro Controller
  22. Philips Recoil
  23. Big Ben XS Xbox Controller
  24. PowerWave Xbox Controller

Xbox Arcade Sticks

  1. Radica Gamester Reflex

Xbox Steering Wheels

  1. Thrustmaster Wheel
  2. Thrustmaster Wheel
  3. Thrustmaster Modena GT
  4. Competition Pro Steering Wheel
  5. Saitek Racingwheel
  6. MadCatz Universal MC2™ Racing Wheel and Pedals
  7. Gamexpert PS2/GC/Xbox Steering Wheel
  8. Fanatec Speedster 3 Forceshock

Foot Pads for Xbox/360

  1. MadCatz Beat Pad (w/ Handle)
  2. MadCatz Beat Pad Pro
  3. RedOctane Ignition Pad
  4. Konami DDR Pad

Xbox 360 Controllers

  1. Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller
  2. Logitech Chillstream
  3. Saitek P3600
  4. Madcatz Xbox 360 Controller
  5. MadCatz Pro for Xbox 360
  6. MadCatz 360 MicroCon
  7. Madcatz Modern Warfare 2 Edition
  8. MadCatz GamePad
  9. Joytech NEO Se Advanced
  10. Afterglow AX.1 Wired controller
  11. Pelican XSZ Wired Controller (Model #PL-3601)
  12. GameStop Xbox 360 Controller
  13. HORI Pad EX Turbo
  14. Afterglow AX.1 Wired controller
  15. Joytech SE for 360
  16. Razer Onza TE
  17. Razer Onza SE
  18. Mad Catz Xbox 360 GamePad
  19. HORI Pad EX2 Turbo
  20. Afterglow AX.1 Wired controller
  21. Razer Onza TE
  22. Power A Mini Pro EX Controller

Xbox 360 Arcade Sticks

  1. MadCatz Street Fighter IV Fight Stick
  2. MadCatz Street Fighter IV
  3. MadCatz Arcade Gamestick (Street Fighter IV Fightstick TE)
  4. Madcatz Arcade Fightstick Tournament edition
  5. DOA4 Stick
  6. EX2 Fighter Stick
  7. Hori Real Arcade Pro VX SA

Xbox 360 Steering Wheels

  1. Logitech DriveFX Wheel

Foot Pads for Xbox 360

  1. MadCatz Beat Pad 360

Xbox 360 Guitar Controller

  1. RedOctane X-plorer Guitar