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What does the xbox controller even do?!

Zeroskater1032Zeroskater1032 Posts: 1
NerveGear
My rift came with a xbox controller and adapter. Its set up and connected, but the controller seems to have no use for anything what so ever. Am i supposed to be able to, for example, navigate google earth vr with it? Because it has no reaction in the app. Also, should i be able to navigate menus with the controller and select things? Because i also cant do that.

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  • MikeFMikeF Posts: 547
    Trinity
    that was the default input before touch was released a year after cv1, only works with games that have a gamepad listed as an input method (or touch as gamepad)
  • stephano.florstephano.flor Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    any idea if you can use the xbox controller and touch at the same time ?
  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 3,788 Valuable Player
    xbox pad is fantastic for a great many games in VR.  you get the bare minimum of functionality with it in home however.  it must be really old stock to have gotten a unit with the xbox pad in it!.

    @stephano.flor  yes you can if the game supports it, and in oculus home as well just turn them both on.
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,630 Valuable Player
    You’d probably have to but your xbox controller down before picking up your Touch controllers.
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  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,696 Valuable Player
    In general it's a REALLY good controller, too.  Most VR games released nowadays are based around Touch,  but I use that controller for every non-VR game that supports it.
    Tips for fixing / reducing Rift-S issues:
    • Make sure your graphics drivers and windows updates are completely up-to-date.
    • Disable USB power saving on any ports you'll be plugging Rift-S into.
    • Access Windows "Power and Sleep" settings, Advanced Settings, and disable any other automatic power-saving.
    • Be patient for fixes from Oculus.
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,630 Valuable Player
    It's a great controller for armchair gaming too. I thought I might get some use out of it when I got myself a media centre PC for the living room but budget cuts have kept me to a single PC.... and my Xbox controller has kind of been unused.
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  • jayhawkjayhawk Posts: 758
    3Jane
    Do yourself a favor and play Chronos with it.
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,630 Valuable Player
    I may do that @jayhawk I've heard a lot of good things about it
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