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

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Why do Xbox controllers have breakaway cables?

The Xbox and Xbox 360 controllers have extra connections a few inches after the male USB connector. What is the purpose of this extra connection?
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Why is my cordless rumblepad 2 gamepad not being detected?

I have cordless rumblepad 2 and I want to play with it in tomb raider. But the problem is that although I can perform actions like jumping and play with it the tutorial shows the keyboard and mouse ...
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How can I play Guitar Hero 3 (PC) using PS3 guitar on Windows 8

I know that it was quite simple to set up and use Guitar Hero 3 guitar from PS3 when I was using Windows 7. Now, my new PC already has Windows 8. And, while my PS3 is long gone, I still kept the ...
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How do I map my gamepad to Half-Life?

So I tried mapping my Xbox 360 controller to the original Half-Life, and no good. Must I use a third party software to map the keys?
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Can't stop running using Logitech F510 playing Assassin's Creed 3

I'm playing Assassin's Creed 3 with my Logitech Rumble Gamepad F510. When I start running (hitting RT) I can't stop. This makes it impossible to continue playing, because I can't complete missions ...
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DualShock 3 to PS3 with USB cable and low battery loses connection

When my DualShock 3 controller gets low on battery, I usually just switch over to using the USB cable. After a few minutes of doing this, the controller will suddenly become unresponsive until the ...
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How can I disconnect my PS3 controller from MotioninJoy/DS3Tool?

I plug my PS3 controller into my PC for two reasons: a) charging, and b) I also have a game that I play that I use my controller for, using MotioninJoy/DS3Tool. However, I don't know how to to ...
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Trying to play Tera with PS3 controller

I tried to play Tera with my PS3 controller using DS3 tool and the Xbox 360 Controller Emulator it has. But it doesn't work, I can connect it with all the other options (PS3, PS2 or PS1, and even ...
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Adjusting in-cockpit view

I have issue with in-cockpit look around using the hat-switch on Logitech G940 HOTAS controls in War Thunder. If I use the mouse-look (default: press and hold C key while moving mouse), I can see ...
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Does the Wii Motion Plus make any difference to game that don't need it?

I'm about to get one for Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, but I'm wondering if it will make any difference to games that don't need it, like Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess?
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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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What controllers are supported through Big Picture Mode?

For Big Picture Mode, they always advertise on the game's Steam page that it supports full-controller or partial-controller. Next to that they show a picture of the Logitech F710. I know that they do ...
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Why does my Xbox 360 controller take minutes to connect?

I bought a controller with the Transforming D-Pad some time ago, and I love it. However, this controller has a growing problem, it takes minutes (around 2-3 minutes at least) to pair with the 360. If ...
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Wii controller mysteriously shut down when setting up the console

I bought the Power Ranger Wii game to play. I put the game in just as I do the other games and proceeded to go thru the steps of setting up the game to play. It said to hook up the nunchucks and ...
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On a dual-screen setup (TV + screen), can I play a full-screen game on one screen while another user uses the other screen?

We're about to buy a new family computer with a beefy CPU (for future-proofing) and a beefy GPU (for me). The computer's near the TV, so passing an HDMI cable for couch gaming shouldn't be a problem, ...
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How do I fix Xbox 360 controller drift? [duplicate]

Occasionally when changing between loading screens or menu views I'll notice my cursor start to drift to the left (e.g., strafing left in a FPS, gliding left in a map screen). I take it that this ...
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Is it possible to use my PS Vita as additional PS3 controller?

As the title states: can I register my PS vita as an additional controller to an PS3 system? I want to play split-screen games without buying a new controller. I've already searched around the web. ...
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Can I use a wired “Xbox360 gamepad for Windows” on an Xbox360?

I currently own a "Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows". This is obviously the exact same gamepad in its shape as the ones which come with the Xbox console. My question is: can I use it on an ...
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Does Dead Space 3 for PC support the Xbox 360 Controller?

I'm trying to decide which version of Dead Space 3 I should buy. I'd rather have it for PC, but only if I can use an Xbox 360 Controller natively. I'm not interested in using mapping software. Does ...
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Is there a difference between Nintendo 64 controllers used on PAL and NTSC systems?

Is it possible to use the controllers from an NTSC (Japanese / US) Nintendo 64 system on a PAL (EUR) system? Are they the same item or is there a difference?
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Wheel Settings for F1 2012 with Logitech DFGT

I have a Logitech DFGT and I cannot get it setup nicely for use with F1 2012 on the PC. I played F1 2011 on the PS3 with no issues. It feels like the car just stops turning. I don't get a sense of ...
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Using a PS3 controller in the PC version of Far Cry 3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my PS3 controller on a PC? I have recently bought Far Cry 3 for the PC but I can't play well with the keyboard. I have a PS3 controller, so I decided to try ...
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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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Cyborg Rumble Pad V.5 not Recognized by Windows 7 (64 bit)

I have bought a Cyborg Rumble Pad V.5, but it isn't recognized by my operating system (Windows 7 64bit Home Premium - French). I have downloaded the drivers from Saitek's website but the setup gets ...
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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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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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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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I can't get my controller working

I bought a PC gamepad at Radio Shack that appears to be functioning in windows 7, as I tested it in its configuration window. However, I cant get it to work in Black Ops II. It has the most recent ...
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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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XBox 360 wireless controller for windows

I have a Windows 7 pc, and i installed the driver of microsoft Xbox controller. If I only use 1 controller can i use it without the receiver?
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Xbox controller battery doesnt charge [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 360 controller battery doesn’t hold charge after unplugging Play & Charge Kit My Xbox controller battery doesn't charge. When I plug it in, the indicator light ...
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What can cause the left analog stick to drift on relatively new controller [closed]

My gamepad started malfunctioning after just three months of use. First, the left analog stick would slowly return to zero after being tilted to the topmost position, but only if it's tilted far ...
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My DualShock 3's L1 button stopped working. Can I fix it without soldering?

On one of my DualShock 3s the L1 has stopped responding. It "feels" OK, presses normally, and from taking the back cover off looks like the rubber pad is being pressed, so I assume the problem lies ...
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Is this XBOX 360 controller fake? How can I tell? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I identify a counterfeit Xbox 360 controller? Just bought it on ebay from a chinese seller with high rating. The item description said it was GENIUNE. But I'm ...
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How can I determine if game is playable with a controller?

I never played games with a controllers, but I just recently got a wireless PC one, so I might give it a shot. However, I'm not sure which games will I be able to play with it! Is there a centralized ...
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360 controller battery doesn't hold charge after unplugging Play & Charge Kit

Several of my Xbox 360 Plug & Charge Kits aren't holding charges anymore—they will turn on and connect if linked with the wire/cord/cable, but will turn off once the cord is unplugged. This ...
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Is this Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver legitimate?

Or is it another knock-off? I know Amazon is reputable but I heard that these receivers were only being produced for sale in a bundle with a 360 controller, not just being sold standalone like this ...
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Simulate analogue steering wheel input from third party software like xPadder

I currently have a steering wheel connected to my htpc, running Windows 8. Since it doesn't work with (or get recognized by) all the games I play, I use xpadder. As far as I understand, it simply ...
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Retrolink SNES USB controller not working

The Retrolink SNES USB Controller says that it works without drivers or anything, but then doesn't seem to work with any of my SNES emulators. Here's a link to it. i tried it with snes9x and ...
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How can I use my gamepad trackball with Crysis 2 and Xpadder?

I've recently installed Crysis 2 in my PC (Win7 x64bit). I wanted to use my joystick (a gamepad like the ones for the PlayStation) with the game. So I've installed Xpadder to make the joystick ...
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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 ...
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Steering wheel vs Gamepad - angle of wheels

When using a keyboard to play racing games, you press the right or left arrow key, and the wheels turn all the way to the left or right, and when you release the key, they move to their original ...
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Does the HORI Real Arcade Pro V3 SA stick work with Touhou games?

I'm looking to buy a nice arcade stick for PC, particularly for playing Touhou (generally the newer Touhou games, but really just about anything since the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil). Looking at the ...
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Is possible to use 2 Xbox 360 wireless controllers in PC, using just one receiver?

Recently, I bought an Xbox 360 wireless controller for PC, which comes with the USB receiver... I want to play ''Rayman Origins'' in co-op with my girlfriend, and I want to know if it is a good idea ...
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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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How can I stop the Steam Community Menu from appearing with a XBox 360 controller?

I am playing Skyrim on PC with a XBox 360 wired controller. Every time I click left stick to sneak it works, but also brings up the Steam Community page/menu. Is there a way to prevent this from ...
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Need to buy a genuine SONY PS3 controller. How do I avoid buying a knock-off?

I would like to purchase a NEW, genuine, SONY PS3 controller. I would typically just head over to Amazon.com, click the model & color and then wait for delivery. After looking at the reviews, it ...
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How to force controller IDs in Windows 7? [closed]

So I have a media/gaming box set up, along with some hacky bluetooth/dualshock 3 drivers for primary controllers. It actually works pretty well as it is for singleplayer or two-player games. The issue ...
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Joystick -> Keyboard Mapping by Application

Is there a tool similar to JoyToKey that allows me to create multiple profiles and automatically switch between them depending on which application is being run?
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What wall plug chargers can be used to charge PS3 controllers

I want to charge my PS3 controllers (SIXAXIS) without having the PS3 running (because most of the time when it's running, I'm actually using the controllers). Since the device charges over standard ...