QUOTE(grim_d @ Dec 3 2007, 08:01 PM)
i thought the guitar came with a usb dongle as to bypass the security chip? is that just ps3?
AFAIK the PS3 doesn't have any controller security to speak of.
The security chip is required for ALL 360 controllers, wired and wireless. The Wireless also requires an additional encrypted wireless receiver/transmitter chip that they refused to license to anyone.
This is why the Team Xtender keyboard and mouse adapter requires you plug in a wired controller, it basically uses it for the security chip since Team Xtender couldn't get licensing to install the chip in their own product.
it's also why I had to use the guts of a 360 controller to do my Saturn adapter.
QUOTE(BoNg420 @ Dec 3 2007, 09:37 PM)
what pisses me off you cant use the MS battery packs for the guitars
Launch Week for the 360 I went to the store to buy a Play n Charge kit... I took one look at the shelf saw that the PnC kit was $15, had a charge capacity of 22mAh, would only work with the 360 controllers, and I had to plug in the controller to charge it.
opposite the 360 display were a set of energizer rechargeable $15 for 4 AA rechargeable +charger with a charge capacity of 25mAh, they'd work with anything and since there were 4 batteries I could charge 2 while I was using 2 and swap out never having to plug the controller in, not to mention it would work with anything.
An Extra MS battery was $12... a 2nd pack of 4 AAs was only $7
I bought the Energizer batteries and never looked back... and it was a great decision.
-My batteries hold a charge longer
-I never have to plug in a cable since I always have a pile of AA batteries charged and ready to go
-In addition to the 360 controllers I can use the batteries on my Wii controllers, Wavebirds, Guitars, IR remotes... ANYTHING needing AAs.
-I spent dramatically less money per controller than the "official" solution.
Crack open that fancy MS brand rechargeable and you'll find 2 cheap third rate Sanyo AAs in there... And people complain about Sony fanboys buying polished turds just because of the name