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I am playing DiRT 1.

Since it's a racing game, I'd like to use my (pretty old) plug n play gamepad - it's a Microsoft Sidewinder of some kind.

However, I cannot seem to find a way to select a gamepad in the options.

Is it possible to use it, or am I stuck to the keyboard?

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After some searching, I found no way of doing this.

However, I am now using XPadder which is a neat little program that maps gamepad input to keyboard input, thus allowing it to be recognised by DiRT.

There is a fully free (rather than just shady free versions of XPadder) alternative for this: JoyToKey.

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