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July 6, 2010 3:45:26 AM

Alright so I have a 64-bit version of Windows 7. There is this old video game for the xbox called Steel Battallion that came with a massive controller. There is a driver to get that controller to work with a pc, but it is 32-bit.

Here is the driver.

It's under the download section. And here is the forum for this driver.

As you can see, there are a lot of people on the forum that have 64-bit windows that would like to use the driver.

Does anyone know of a workaround or if there is a simple way to edit the driver to work with 64-bit windows? I just built a new pc and it would be AWESOME to get this controller to work. Here is a picture of the controller itself.

Now how cool is that :) 
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July 6, 2010 12:06:28 PM

Yes yes yes, that is AWESOME!!!!

I am no software developer, but if you are looking at using that controller, have you not just plugged it in to see what Windows 7 does with it!

I would consider dual booting 32bit to use controller whilst waiting for 64bit driver, surely if there are many of these in the wild someone will make a driver.

Also look as if that forum is a little dead now, soz
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a b $ Windows 7
July 6, 2010 1:03:57 PM

32 bit Drivers do not, and will not, run on 64 bit. You would have to get the source code and recompile, or rewrite from scratch.

July 6, 2010 4:51:14 PM

^That's what I was afraid of. I will just have to wait until someone makes a new driver. It's too bad really, I already bought the adapter to plug it into my computer.

I'm actually out of country right now, so I can't exactly plug it in but I will definitely try it and see what happens. There is a Crysis mod called Mechwarrior: Living Legends, and I really wanted to try this controller out on that mod. I know people are doing it, but they are also running 32-bit OS's.

There is also Mechwarrior4 for free now thanks to Microsoft.

Oh well, guess I can hope. I really wanted to find a use for that mammoth of a controller.
July 16, 2010 9:31:26 PM

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