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

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Does the Xbox One controller support DirectInput on PC?

I know it supports XInput on PC. But is it possible to play old games which only have DirectInput with the controller?
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How do I use my Xbox 360 control pad in Mass Effect 3?

Don't get me wrong, mouse and keyboard is, to me, the only way to play the game seriously (multiplayer, usually), however, sometimes I just like to sit back and enjoy myself. Enter: The Xbox 360 ...
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Is is possible to connect more than 4 Wireless Xbox 360 controllers to a PC?

If I buy multiple Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receivers will I be able to use them at the same time? I know that each one should support 4 controllers, so if I buy 2 could I connect 8?
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Is there an aim assist in State of Decay on PC?

I was playing State of Decay on the PC with a keyboard and mouse, now I started to play it with an Xbox controller and I discovered that aiming guns with it is almost impossible. I wasn't able to find ...
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Neighbor controlling my PS3 or random buttons triggered?

I have a Playstation 3 which I use for gaming and streaming video. Often times, my PS3 is controlled by a mysterious force, which I can only assume is my neighbor. I live in the city in a row house, ...
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Can I use a controller on TF2 if I don't have a working xbox?

I was just wondering because i would rather play it on a controller.
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Bluetooth Audio Streaming from Mac/PC to DualShock 4

Is it possible to stream audio output from a PC/Mac (I myself use a Mac) to the speaker or headphone jack on a Sony DualShock 4 controller over Bluetooth? I have done some digging around the Web and ...
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Is it possible to use an Xbox One controller battery pack in an Xbox 360 Controller?

I am looking into buying an Xbox One and I want to know if I can use my Xbox 360's charging dock for the new controllers. Is this possible?
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Gamepad issues in Windows

Had anyone ever encountered an issue when playing with a 360 (I'm using a Razer Sabertooth) gamepad in Windows where one or both of the sticks seems like it's pushing upwards slightly? The issue ...
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Does Microsoft still make a Wireless Xbox 360 Receiver for the PC?

I'm sure I read somewhere that Microsoft have stopped producing Wireless XBox 360 Receivers for PCs, but I can't remember where. For anyone confused, I'm referring to these things: I've searched ...
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My joystick is not working in FIFA 11 when playing

My vinyson joystick not working when I am trying to play the match, but it works outside of the game when I am selecting menu etc. I think I am doing something wrong. I am very new to this joystick ...
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Xbox Controllers on Windows

I'm getting seriously confused with this. I don't own an Xbox, but I have started to play games on Steam a lot more, and some of them really need a controller. The Xbox one seems to be the ...
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What lubricant does Sony use for the PS3 analog stick?

My warranty has expired on my controllers, and I'm looking to take them apart and replace the lubricant since they are sticking/squeaky. I would like to use the best lubricant for this which is why ...
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How do I get two gamepads to work with Monaco (or other Steam games)?

I'm running Linux and my two controllers are.. THRUSTMASTER 2-in-1 Dual Trigger Controller THRUSTMASTER 3-in-1 Dual Trigger Controller The problem is that even though I can configure one of them ...
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PS4 controller as wireless headphones?

I have PS4 controller and wired headphones. If I connect the controller to PC/Laptop via Bluetooth, will I be able to use it as "wireless headphones" by connecting normal headphones to the controller? ...
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A good way to teach someone to use both the WASD and the mouse efficiently?

X is really excited about getting into video games, but she tends to forget to move when attacking or to attack when moving.. also (a huge problem in isometric games like Bastion) she tends to only ...
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Does the wired XBox 360 controller work with Surface 2

I'm looking at getting a gamepad for my Surface 2 running Windows RT. I would like to know if the wired XBox 360 controller works. All the stuff I've seen online shows the wireless one being used with ...
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Would a gamepad or joystick improve the handling of aircrafts in Just Cause 2 PC?

I love flying planes in Just Cause 2 but the keyboard controls are just binary so it's not very precise or "natural". I wonder if I would really benefit from using a gamepad or joystick. Could I in ...
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Setting up a gaming console with a chromebook, ps3 controller issues

I'm trying to set up my new chromebook as a steam console, but having trouble getting it to recognize ps3 controllers. Using Ubuntu, Steam runs quite well, since I'm lucky enough to have a chromebook ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...