Can you play KotOR on PC with a controller?

I never played KotOR all the way through on the original XBox. It doesn't play well on the 360 under emulation. So I thought that was it for me ever getting a chance to finish that game.

However, my wife and I bought a media-center computer so we could watch iTunes purchases, online TV (we don't have cable, but instead go to the network websites when we can), etc. We bought an Acer Aspire Revo. Great little computer. We love it. The other day I realized that this computer was doing everything smoothly, running Windows 7 without breaking a sweat and outputting HDMI to our HDTV. So I decided to see if there were any cheap games on Steam. Lo and behold, there was KotOR for $5. I snapped it up because I knew I finally had a PC that could handle it and playing it on an HDTV in widescreen would be sublime.

So far, so good, but I'd like to see if I can play it with a controller. So I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this? Does it work well? Can I just go get a 360 USB cable (the charge kit) and play it with my 360 controller?

Just checked. It doesn't look like it recognises the pad input at all.

And, even for a game that does use the controller you can't use the charge cable. it's power only, no data.

MrDeVil909 wrote:

And, even for a game that does use the controller you can't use the charge cable. it's power only, no data.

And the only way to get the wireless adapter for PC at the moment seems to be purchasing it with a new wireless controller. There's some mumbling about the unit being discontinued... but they're still on sale in places. I got mine for about $35 from Amazon a while back and it works great! (can't speak for KotOR though)

Okay. Thanks, guys. The Acer comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse, so it's no biggie. Just prefer a controller. Not sure where to put the keyboard and mouse when playing on the couch.

DSGamer wrote:

Okay. Thanks, guys. The Acer comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse, so it's no biggie. Just prefer a controller. Not sure where to put the keyboard and mouse when playing on the couch.

On the desk you were meant to be playing it on, heathen!
J/K. Outputting via HDMI to a huge TV sounds sweet. Search around tech & help a little bit, a bunch of wierdos like you have found decent solutions to couch K&M.

Hm. Somehow that sounds dirty.

Having been a programmer since age 19 (35 now) and not a PC gamer aside from playing Civ 1 and 2 on my first computer, I have no idea if that's dirty or not.

And just because I think it's such a fun addition to the home entertainment setup, here are a couple pictures of the PC. It's literally smaller than a copy of the Watchmen and yet it is a full on computer that can run Windows 7. Pretty amazing.

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DSGamer wrote:

pics

I remember the first time I saw one of those in the flesh and thought "that is what an 'basic' pc should be like". For commodity, non-enthusiast, bought at a home electronics store PCs, I'd say that is ideal for 90% of people.

You might check out http://xpadder.com/ , or http://www.xfire.com/cms/xf_switchbl... as workarounds to accomplish what you're looking for.

Scratched wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

pics

I remember the first time I saw one of those in the flesh and thought "that is what an 'basic' pc should be like". For commodity, non-enthusiast, bought at a home electronics store PCs, I'd say that is ideal for 90% of people.

Indeed. Had we not purchased the Mac Mini when we did I probably would have just purchased a second one of these for our desktop / iTunes computer. I have a Linux server and Linux laptop, so ironically the Mac is overkill.

If you're using a controller and have KotOR through Steam, you could probably just use the Steam controller mapping software. Otherwise there are some pretty awesome controller mapping software programs out there, like XPadder, Padstarr, or Keysticks.