Questions about game controllers (which, unlike the more generic peripherals, are used to control games).

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PS4 controller / Dualshock 4 for Mac not working

I read here that the DS4 will work on Mac out-of-the-box by plugging the controller via a micro USB cable—they said it will automatically work as a regular joystick. I got the DS4 yesterday ...
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Wired controller blinking while Xbox is off

The home-button of my wired Xbox controller is blinking, even though my Xbox 360 is turned off. I've searched around a bit and found out the blinking of wireless controllers is a sign that the battery ...
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Can I use a second controller to frame my photo mode shots if I'm using a racing wheel?

Title basically says it all. The biggest problem I'm having is controlling the yaw, as in I can't with the racing wheel (the official Microsoft one from a few years back). I also can't control the ...
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Use PC as Console - start PC remotely and automatically close launchers [closed]

I'm a happy console user, despite of available skills to build and manage gaming PC, I highly prefer games on console mostly because of I'm sitting in front of PC through whole day with keyboard and ...
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How can I use a Wamo Pro gamepad in a desktop Windows PC?

I have a Wamo Pro which is a gamepad mainly aimed at iOS and Android mobile devices (it works fine in my Android phone), but despite being also advertised as being compatible with PC, the instructions ...
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How can I map a button on a controller to launch Steam Big Picture

I'd like to be able to, like with a PS3, pick up my controller and hit a button and have Steam Big Picture load up. To complicate the situation, I already have steam running (to keep games up to ...
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Can I use PS3 / PS4 controller on iOS 7?

Since, evasi0n iOS7 is already out and we all know that iOS 7 already has Gaming Controller support or APIs, I'm wondering if there is some sort of Cydia tweak that is already out / under-development ...
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Is there a reason for the specific symbols and letters on the controllers? [closed]

Is there a meaning on the reason behind such a choice? Being X-Box A, B, X and Y Playstation ■, ▲, X and O
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Can I remotely control my PS3 with my laptop?

Is there any way that a laptop can be used to control a PS3? Most of my searches have turned up articles aimed in the other direction (using a PS3 controller on a computer), but I've not found ...
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Does the XBOX 360 controller have pressure sensitive buttons

I am reliving my childhood today with the fantastic Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, and I have noticed that the buttons on my XBOX 360 controller(unlike the buttons on my old Playstation 2 controller) ...
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How to run Telltale games with PS3 controller?

Using MotioninJoy, I have been using a PS3 controller on Steam with games like Rayman Legends, Don't Starve, Rogue Legacy and a few others. Even Steam Big Picture Mode recognizes the controller and ...
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How do I prevent my fingers from hurting when playing fighting games with a gamepad?

I'm practicing for when Fighting is Magic comes out and I bought a pair of Sega Saturn USB game pads which, the Internet says, are the best ones for fighting games. They're pretty good alright, but my ...
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Can you charge the PS3 wireless controller over regular USB?

I normally charge the PS3 controller by connecting it to the PS3 while its idling, but I guess it's much easier to charge it through my PCs USB port. Would this work?
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Fix to not being able to press Up+Down on PS3 Konami Dance Pad on PC

I am unable to press Up+Down or Left+Right at the same time. I am using a PS3 Konami Dance pad connected to my computer via USB. Everything else works fine, and this seems to be a common issue.
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Cannot install Xbox One Controller Driver Software

Gizmodo released an article on how to use the Xbox One controller with PC. When I try to find the driver to hook up with the Controller, an error appears, "Access is denied". It happened to me when I ...
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Is the Xbox One controller compatible with Xbox 360?

I simply do not have the finances available to test this out yet, so I am requesting help from someone who has the answer. I am aware of the original Xbox controller is not compatible with the 360, ...
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Why are my controllers not working in Super Meat Boy on OS X?

I'm trying to play Super Meat Boy on OSX using a joypad, and it doesn't work: the buttons are fine, but the D-pad is completely ignored! I've tried many joypads and the result is the same for all of ...
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Microstick on Thrustmaster Hotas Cougar doesn't work

Does anyone know how to get a reaction of the microstick on the Thrustmaster Hotas Cougar? The Foxy4 software doesn't seem to work on Windows 7, so I can't try that. I also tried to map the axis of ...
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How do I get my DualShock 2 controller to work as an XBOX 360 controller for Skyrim?

Recently I bought a PS2 to PC adapter (the blue one that allows two controllers to be plugged into) and it works fine. I tried a program called xPadder and it works, but it doesn't have an XBOX 360 ...
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Using a ps3 controller for the PC version of Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

I'm trying to use a SIXAXIS PS3 Controller on my PC for the game, I've downloaded, installed and successfully started the DS3 Tool and configured my controller and all that (Everything works while in ...
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Rebinding Razer Sabertooth Multifunction buttons

I have a razer sabertooth controller and it has 6 additional buttons (2 triggers and 2 buttons) however it only seem to be able to rebind to onboard buttons ie. the dpad, abxy, stick presses. Is ...
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How can I get games to stop pausing automatically when the controller turns off?

I'm playing through Fable III as a good guy, so I need to amass a ton of cash. I own everything there is to own in Albion - now it's time to wait for those income payments to roll in. When my Xbox ...
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Are there any other gamepads compatible with xbox 360?

Since Xbox 360 joysticks are more expensive than other ones, are there any other compatible joysticks for use with the Xbox 360? Can the PS2, PS3 or PC joysticks work with the Xbox 360?
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Can I skip the launcher on Skyrim?

I am executing Skyrim through Steam Big Picture with the controller but when I select Play on Big Picture, the launcher of the game appears and I have to use the mouse to start to play. This is very ...
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How can I use any game controller on my PC with Batman Arkham Origins?

I have an Elecom Wireless Gamepad, and a Windows 7 PC (64bit). I bought Batman: Arkham Origins through steam. My Elecom didn't work, so I borrowed a friend's USB Xbox controller. It doesn't work ...
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How to wind cable controllers with minimal damage

In the past at my place when a PS2 Controller was away (ones which came with the PS2) the cable would be wound around the controller vertically in the center so it sits between the 2 analog sticks, ...
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Low Connectivity on Wireless Xbox 360 Controller for Windows 7

I bought a wireless Xbox 360 controller for my laptop. It seems to work fine when turning it on. However, it will only stay connected within 3 feet range of the receiver. I have a bluetooth USB ...
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How to re-pair controllers when XMBC is started via autopilot?

I set up my OUYA to automatically boot up into XBMC (actually SPMC, if it makes a difference), which worked fine for a while. But unfortunately without any modifications on my side, my controllers ...
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What do I need to use an Xbox One controller on PC?

What do I need to get to use a Xbox One controller with a PC? Just the controller and a long micro USB cable? Can I go wireless? If not, is the Play & Charge kit completely pointless for PC users? ...
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How to use my gamepad globally as xbox controller (on PC)?

I figure using x360ce I can use my gamepad in some games which claim to require a xbox controller. However, this requires me putting two files (xinput1_3.dll and x360ce.ini) into the respective game's ...
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How can I use controllers with FIFA 13 on the PC?

I just bought a controller because I am tired of not to being able to do any tricks with keyboard controls. The problem is I am can't configure controls as FIFA 13 PC version doesn't consider a ...
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Xbox 360 controller right motor makes loud noise

I got a brand new xbox 360 controller yesterday. The buttons are good, soft and responsive but I think I have a problem with the right motor. It mostly make sound while not vibrates at all !!! Long ...
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how to get back to the main story in gta v and how to get back to Franklin's?

So, I'm playing video games much more often now than I used to and made some GTA progress. I'm past the car chase part where you rescue the boat. I've done a couple of side missions with Michael the ...
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Using a Wii/PS3 guitar heroes guitar on a PS3/Wii console

I'd like to know if there's any way to use a Wii guitar (drumset, etc.) on a PS3 - or a PS3 guitar on a Wii. Do I need any adapters?
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Is it possible to connect an Xbox One wireless controller to the Xbox 360 wireless receiver for PC?

I got 2 Xbox wireless controllers for my PC along with a wireless receiver adapter. I'm considering getting some more, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea now that the Xbox one and its controller are ...
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Is there (currently) a way to install the Xbox One controller firmware updates from my PC?

I am one of the many who have purchased an Xbox One controller who doesn't actually own an Xbox One. I purchased it with the intent that when the PC drivers came out, I'd use it on my PC. ...
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Does a steering wheel controller offer advantages over a standard controller that will help me improve in a racing game?

This applies to pretty much any racing game. What advantages, if any, does a steering wheel controller offer over a standard (analog) controller that will help me improve? Or is the steering wheel ...
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Does standby mode of the PS4 actually recharge your controller?

Patch 1.71 says that standby mode actually recharges controllers. But I am not seeing any difference in the battery level of my controller after leaving my console on standby for an hour or more with ...
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Can the Xbox One controller work on PC games? Does X Padder software help make the Xbox One controller usable in PC?

I recently purchased a Xbox One console, moving from the PC realm towards console gaming now, and was curious of support on the controller. Are we able to connect the controller via PC and be able to ...
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G-con45 gun wont work with LCD TV PS1 Time Crisis Project Titan

I've just raked out my old PS1 Mini console as I bought The G-Con45 Gun Controller to play Time Crisis Project Titan, alas the controller is picked up but wont shoot at the screen when calibrating I ...
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How do I install my Xbox360 Wireless Controller (With Disc and Receiver) to my Windows PC?

I am curious on how to install my Xbox360 controller with my Wireless Receiver. For some reason, I've done research and my light on my receiver is not green, and I cannot install my driver because of ...
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Compatibility of controllers for PC games

As the number of console ports seems to increase, there are more and more games that are meant to be played with a controller like on a console. The keyboard controls are sometimes pretty clumsy. If ...
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How do I stop my Xbox 360 Controller makes device plugged in sound whenever I fire in Dead Space 3?

Whenever I fire a weapon or stomp, my computer emits the new device sound and disables my controller for a split second, meaning I fire a shot or two on an automatic rifle and then return to stance. ...
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Mayflash GC to USB configuration issues?

I was trying to play Dreamcast with my GC controller, but I couldn't configurate it properly. It seemed to Automatically register anytime I press as "J0;06A-", so I had to configure it with my other ...
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Is there a smaller Xbox 360 controller available? [closed]

My wife finds the standard XBOX 360 controller too large for her hands, so doesn't use the console. It seems there was a smaller controller on sale from Madcatz, but it is no longer available. Does ...
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Lego Movie game - 2nd controller configuration not being saved

I have been playing the Lego Movie game on my Windows 7 PC fine for a while. However, recently the 2nd player controller configuration is not getting saved. Every time I go back to the control ...
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Does playing racing games with a wheel and pedals affect your real-world driving?

I am worried that if I got used to pulling the 'stunts' one would pull in video games with the same physical interface of a real car, it could lead me to bringing the same 'stunts' on real streets. ...
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Are PS4 controllers region locked for any odd reason?

Upon searching for a new controller for the PS4, I noticed that there were red and blue SONY official controllers that were coming from Asia. Upon further investigation, I learned that they are not ...
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How do you assist target with a controller in FFXIV?

How do you target the target of your current target (assist target) with a controller? The default keyboard/mouse key is T.
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How do I get my Xbox 360 Controller to work with Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition?

Just picked up this game today and I would much rather play it with my Xbox 360 controller. I'm having quite a bit of trouble however due to the fact that although I have my controller connected and ...