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Windows 8 / RT |OT|

cyberheater

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Ok, so I spent a few hours on this today. It lets you launch the start screen, navigate around the menu and launch an app. It also lets you close apps, bring up the charms bar and start the on-screen keyboard. You can also control the mouse (although I should say this is still pretty rough around the edges), as well as perform left and right clicks.

It's obviously not as smooth to use as a normal mouse and keyboard, or touchscreen, but by combining all of the features listed above, it should allow you to control your PC and someapps with your 360 controller.

Controls:

Code:
Start button = Launch start screen
Left stick/D-pad = Navigation
A button = Launch currently highlighted app
Back button = Close current app
B button = Backspace / navigate back in some apps
Y button = Bring up charms bar
Left trigger = Left click
Right trigger = Right click
Right stick = Move cursor
Left bumper + Right stick = Move cursor at a faster rate.
Right stick click = Bring up on-screen keyboard. Click again to close
Right bumper (hold for 2 seconds) = Disable controller. Repeat to re-enable.

If anyone wants to try it, the download link is here: https://mega.co.nz/#!FRwgAQjZ!Fb5zPXxWMJbbqpbOjOEflBSmLEMdI9583h2HNMuILQQ

It will install itself as a regular program. By default, it auto starts at logon where it'll sit in the system tray.



Finally, you'll likely get a warning when trying to download/execute the file, but that's just because it's a completely new, unsigned file. It's obviously perfectly safe.

Thank you very much for this.
 

Kibbles

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So my computer constantly boots to this. I even tried using the cmd prompt in recovery to open notepad to allow me to transfer that same file from my working surface to my desktop pc and that error message still comes up (edit: this time just saying that it failed to start so it needs to be repaired. Error code 0xc0000001. :/ no windows 8 repair or refresh or anything has worked.




Edit: automatic repair keeps saying to check srttrail.txt which shows that the root cause is "The operating system version is incompatible with Startup Repair"??
 

Windu

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So my computer constantly boots to this. I even tried using the cmd prompt in recovery to open notepad to allow me to transfer that same file from my working surface to my desktop pc and that error message still comes up (edit: this time just saying that it failed to start so it needs to be repaired. Error code 0xc0000001. :/ no windows 8 repair or refresh or anything has worked.




Edit: automatic repair keeps saying to check srttrail.txt which shows that the root cause is "The operating system version is incompatible with Startup Repair"??
try sfc /scannnow or chkdsk

also i'd google the error code 0xc000007b