I may have to go for the save the money and buy a cookie idea, but will that theory still work if I substitute a beer for the cookie? I basically wanted to do it for the old retro feel. I was playing snes with one of my friends, and was wooping on them, and they were using the excuse that it's the controller that was screwing them up. So I thought it would be cool if I could make a couple of retro controllers for each of the emulators that I frequent to get that old school feel to it. I did find one link that described the ins and outs of the nes controller for making a nes PC, but that again was hardwiring the nes to the parralell port and then using drivers to get it to recognize it. And that also dealt with wiring a battery into it for power, but I was thinking with the USB controller that I found that problem would be taken care of.
I guess My real question is this: I know that xbox controller ports are basically just USB ports, but how plug and play compatible are they?? If you plug in a keyboard, can you play halo using it or is it not really that simple??