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ogx360 - Overview

The ogx360 is a small circuit board which allows you to use Wireless Xbox 360 Controllers via an Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver on the Original Xbox Console.

A simple video showing some its feature is on youtube https://youtu.be/ycZjQUjz1Fk

Another video attempting to show the input lag is here: https://youtu.be/V7Pnba7Y12Y

Another video showing the Steel Battalion Controller support is here: https://youtu.be/g_eQlOcccg8

Any questions please email me at n360-usb@outlook.com.

You can buy pre-assembled boards from my etsy page: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/672315615/ogx360-add-wireless-xbox-360-controller

If sold out, I generally post updates on my twitter page https://twitter.com/Ryzee119

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Features include:

  • Support up to 4 Xbox Wireless Controllers using a modular design with readily available Arduino Pro Micro boards. I have linked Sparkfun but any cheaper clone will work the same.
  • Full Rumble Pak support on all controllers.'
  • Steel Battalion controller support on Player 1 with an Xbox 360 Chatpad using Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers.
  • Firmware can be updated over USB. No programming hardware is required. See Firmware for programming instructions.
  • Low level programming with minimal input lag. Less than 4ms over an original controller. (See https://youtu.be/V7Pnba7Y12Y)
  • 100% USB Bus powered from the Original Xbox controller ports. No requirement for external power supplies.
  • Basically instant boot up time so you can use controllers straight away from power on.
  • To connect to the OG Xbox you will need an Xbox to USB adaptor, and a short microUSB cable.
  • I can't claim 100% compatibility; however, I haven't found a game that doesn't work. If you find one, let me know and I'll see if I can work it out.
  • Supports Genuine Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receivers (USB_VID 0x045E, USB_PID 0x0719) , Mad Catz Receivers (USB_VID 0x1BAD, USB_PID 0x0719) and Generic Third Party Wireless Receivers (USB_VID 0x045E, USB_PID 0x0291). Wired controllers are not supported by default. See the Alternative Firmware for Xbox One Wired and Xbox 360 Wired Controllers. These are considered BETA.

Steel Battalion controller emulation

Traditionally, to play Steel Battalion you must have the unique Steel Battalion Controller. These are quite expensive, hard to come by and take up alot of space so I imagine alot of us have never been able to play the game. It is not possible to play using a standard controller as the game won't accept any inputs.

I have gone to a lot of effort to write my own Xbox 360 chatpad driver and emulate the Steel Battalion Controller myself. Shout out to the guys over at www.ogxbox.com forums, and shoutout to @Kekule who provided a USB descriptor dump and logic analyser data. Also the Cxbx reloaded guys as their source code helped alot!

Now this obviously is not going to have the same immersion and intuitive gameplay as the real controller, but it is atleast an option for those who don't own the Steel Battalion controller. With a bit of practice it is very playable!

You can change what the controller appears to the console at anytime, so you can use the 'Duke Controller' to boot into the game, then change to the 'Steel Battalion' controller whilst in game.

Button mapping is below. (Hi Res image available here). If you have an earlier revision of the ogx360 firmware (Before March 2019), you will need to update to the latest firmware from this repository

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Folder structure

See the respective folder for open source licensing.

Folder Description
Hardware This folder contains the schematic and PCB layout files. These were created using Autodesk Eagle 9.2.2.
Firmware This folder contains the source code. The source code is based on the USB Host Shield Library for Arduino, and LUFA USB AVR Framework. The code was integrated and compiled using Atmel Studio 7.0.
Images Just the images used throughout this repository.

I have a PCB and want to add more modules

You can support up to 4 players with the addition of low cost Arduino Modules such as this.

This requires some basic soldering to solder the module into the respective port on the ogx360. Once the module is in place, you must program the correct firmware onto the device as per the instructions in Firmware. For Player 2, 3 and 4 modules you will want to use the slave hex file. Finally, connect a corresponding cable between the Arduino Module and the OG Xbox Controller Port!

How it works

The USB Host Controller is a MAX3421 and uses the USB Host Shield Library. This enumerates and gathers data from the Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver.

This data is then converted into the correct format for the Original Xbox and sent to the USB device controllers. The USB device controllers use Atmega32U4 chips based on the Arduino Pro Micro. Up to four Arduino Pro Micro's can be installed either directly soldered in or installed on female sockets to support up to four players. The USB device controllers have been configured to appear as Original Xbox Controllers (or the Steel Battalion Controller) and trick the console into thinking a real controller is connected.

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Note that the pictures show a prototype version with two modules installed. There is some minor differences between this and the final version.

By Ryzee119

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