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Are you already bored with your ARCHOS GamePad controls, looking to use a separate joystick for heavy gaming ? Thanks to sleepless ninja on xda-developers.com and deadhp1 on armtvtech.com forum we have a kernel module to support the XBOX 360 controller for Android and RK3066 based devices. In this article, we'll review how to configure the XBOX controller on your GamePad and check it on the few supported games.
XBOX 360 wireless controller on the ARCHOS GamePad video demo
The video below demonstrates the XBOX 360 Wireless Controller running on the ARCHOS GamePad
You need to install a rooted firmware on your ARCHOS GamePad, it should also work on other RK3066 processor based devices.
As a game controller, you will need an XBOX 360 controller wireless model.
and the XBOX 360 Wireless receiver dongle to connect to your Android device.
You will also need an USB Host / OTG cable to connect the XBOX 360 wireless receiver dongle to micro USB connector of your ARCHOS GamePad.
Setup in Arctools
Select the package "XBOX 360 wireless controller support for…
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Xbox 360 wired and wireless support for RK3188 based tablets
I tried installing this to my iFive X2 (an RK3188 based tablet) running Kasty's custom ROM.
Unfortunately, this install did not work on my tablet. However, I did some research both online and in my tablet's log files and I was able to get my Xbox 360 wireless controller working on my iFive X2.
It ends up that Kasty's ROM already has xpad support built in, so I simply had to install 2 keylayout files and 1 keychars file to the appropriate folders to get android to properly recognise the USB devices and now my tablet supports both wired and wireless Xbox 360 controllers. I am putting together a procedure with all the needed files and I expect this will work on most other RK3188 based tablets as well.
For anyone that is in a hurry to try this, this links to my .zip containing all necessary files:
You just need to extract all 4 files to a folder on the device and then run xb360inst.sh as root.
Also, there is no need to start a service as documented in the RK3066 instructions, just plug in the Xbox 360 wireless receiver (either genuine MS or clone), sync the controller (the LEDs on the controller will continue to flash, but the led on the receiver will go solid) and you are good to go.
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