3rd Party Motion Sensitivity Addons for Xbox 360 Controller

Discussion in 'Tech' started by Scooter, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. Scooter

    Scooter What parrot?

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    [digg]http://www.tweak3d.net/forums/news/3rd-party-motion-sensitivity-addons-xbox-360-controller-24511[/digg]Now being somewhat of an Xbox 360 fanboy, I've taken on my fair share of console vs. console arguments. There are pros and cons for any of the consoles, and so they tend to lend well to this sort of debate. One department in which I find my arguments falling short is the controller.

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    I love the 360 wireless (and to a lesser extent wired) controller, but one feature it has always lacked is motion sensitivity. Earlier this year adamthole posted videos of a homemade tiltBoard installed in both a wired and wireless 360 controller. Interest was peaked and he took orders for (and sold out of) a batch of tiltBoards and DIY tiltBoard kits.

    The interest drawn by this project got his idea picked up by Talismoon, a company that makes 3rd party 360 accessories (replacement fans, cases, controller shells, etc).

    Yesterday, Xbox-Scene released word that GreenGiant, one of their forum members, will be creating a similar product called Xilt Lite and Xilt Advanced. Here are the released list of features:
    A few years back I bought an Xir (an Xbox addon to enable the powering on and off with the DVD Player remote) from GreenGiant, so I can attest to the quality of his work.
  2. chapel

    chapel Jolly Bolly Fo-Folly Staff Member

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    I find it funny that we the hardcore consumers adapt our products to us, since they usually are far from compatible with what we want. ( Not in a technical sense )

    I personally dont care about a tilt sensor for the 360 controller, but thats because no real games can use it other than as a replacement for a joystick. Now there is an advantage that the 360 has that could be combined with this technology. The XNA framework, and the fact that anyone can make something for the 360. They could make games that utilize the tilt motion, although they would only have to program it for the thumbstick that is being replaced. Cool stuff though.
  3. Scooter

    Scooter What parrot?

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    I've always enjoyed tweaking stuff, to make it work the way I want it to. I tend to lose interest in things when they just work, since the fun is gone.

    One of the demos that adamthole uses is him playing Crimson Skies, which really points out that there aren't any good flying games for the 360. I'm pretty sure that's when this mod would really shine. Although if you could program the xilt to work on more of a rotational axis, that would be awesome for racing.