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

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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 ...
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How do I get Braid to recognize my Xbox 360 controller?

Supposedly Braid has support for the Xbox 360 controller (as it's an XBLA port), but it refuses to recognize mine. The controller shows up among my Devices & Printers, and works perfectly in ...
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Can I use an Elecom game controller with Batman: Arkham City?

I am playing Batman: Arkham City on a Windows 7 PC, purchased using Steam. The keyboard controls seemed less than ideal so I thought I'd bite the bullet and get a USB game controller. At the store, ...
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PS3 Controller on Fedora 17

Fedora 17 recognizes the PS3 controller when I plug it in via USB, however, I am unable to test or use the controller. So far, I have tried to test using "joystick" and in the game Super Meat Boy. Do ...
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How can I stop getting BSoDs when using MotionInJoy?

I've been using MotionInJoy for quite a while in order to use my PS3's controller as a gamepad, but have never been able to overcome a very serious issue I'm having with this setup. I never shut my ...
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Playing the game with Wingman RumblePad (OS X / Mac)

I would like to know how I can connect my Logitech WingMan RumblePad to my Mac so I can play TF2 with it, using CoD-esque controls (Left Thumb = Move, Right Thumb = Aim). I have tried editing the ...
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Can I use a game controller to play Diablo 3?

Can I use a game controller with Diablo 3? Since there are not that many keys that are actually used, can you map a controller to play? Or would this require some type of mod?
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Is Minecraft (PC) Controller-Friendly?

Am I able to use a controller to play the PC version of Minecraft? If so, can I just plug it in and play or do I have to do something else before being able use one?
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How to use the HORI Real Arcade Pro EX stick for Xbox 360 in WinKawaks?

Currently I got my hands on the WinKawaks, and tried to hook up the HRAP EX stick on my computer, after done some homework on Google, I found this link on shoryuken forum, I followed the route there ...
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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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How do I sync a Datel 270 wheel with an Xbox 360?

I have lost the manual and cannot work out how to sync my Datel 270 wheel with my Xbox 360. Any ideas?
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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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Is the gamepad support in The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition the same as in the Xbox 360 version?

The Witcher 2 already had gamepad support, I know that, but with the Xbox 360 "Enhanced Edition" this has been completely rehauled to better fit the Xbox 360 controller and console play, alongside the ...
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How can I press buttons faster?

Some games have segments that require the player to press one button really fast in order to pass through. At the moment, the game that bugs me is the Legendary Starfy, but I've also run into it in ...
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Does the Xbox windows controller work with directinput games?

I want to buy a Xbox controller with PC receiver. I know it uses Xinput. Will it work with old games that use DirectInput?
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Can I make an Xbox 360 controller emulate a PS3 controller on PC?

I have an Xbox 360 gamepad, which I want to use as a PS3 gamepad. I want to make it compatible with the game Shin Sangoku Musou 6 Moushouden (Dynasty Warriors 7) on PC. Is there any emulator software ...
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How to repair a malfunctioning button on a PS3 Dualshock controller

The X button stopped working on one of my PS3 controllers. It's hardly through abuse, the controller isn't a year old and I don't play a lot. The button doesn't stick, it presses like the others, ...
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Has anyone else noticed springy controls in Battlefield 3 (PS3)?

Playing Battlefield 3 on my PS3, the controls feel very springy. When I, for example, quickly rotate right with the left analog stick, my character also rotates a bit to the left when the analog stick ...
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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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Can a Nostromo macro read the state of the scroll lock button?

Can a Nostromo macro "read" the state of the scroll lock button toggle? I want to change an action when scroll lock is activated. Is it possible?
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Panning with right analog stick in Skyrim (PC) with ps3 controller

I can play Skyrim on my PC with my PS3 controller (plugging it in via USB, and using the MotionInJoy tool), But for some reason the right analog stick does not allow me to pan... What do i do to allow ...
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Issues using a XBox 360 GamePad to play Call of Duty: Black Ops on a PC

I'm playing Call of Duty: Black Ops on my PC with an XBox 360 GamePad and it's working pretty well. Unfortunately there are two very annoying issues. The most annyoing thing is that I've got a ...
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Easy way to clean a DualShock 3?

My 8-year-old niece played on my PS3 at Christmas, and ever since the X button on the DualShock 3 controller has been very sticky and has made most games unplayable with that controller. A Google ...
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Green Fret Button sometimes “lets go”

This has been happening a while, and though I can handle the situation sometimes, I eventually forget that it is going to happen, and then it does... What happens is that while holding down the green ...
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Why am I seeing serious Wiimote latency on Donkey Kong Country Returns?

I am rewriting this question from scratch because I feel that I need to be clear and concise. When I play Donkey Kong Country Returns on my Wii, I experience controller lag during the gameplay. ...
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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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270 vs 900 wheel

What is the advantage of having 900 over 270 steering wheel? Nearly every video I watch people use only about 180 degrees for steering. Currently have xbox 360 wireless, and on some short u-turns in ...
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Is there a 3rd party PS3 style controller for the Xbox 360?

I'd like to get a PS3 DualShock style controller for my Xbox 360. So far I only see Xbox 360 style PS3 controllers, not the other way around. Does anyone know of a PS3 style controller for the 360?
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How do you reassign an Xbox controller's ID under Windows without rebooting?

I had a controller connected as #1. The plug was loose, and it disconnected. When I reconnected, it was #2. Subsequent connections and disconnections always result in #2. Can this be changed without ...
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When using my PS3 controller as a gamepad, how can I turn it off properly?

I've been using my PS3 controller as a gamepad quite a bit recently. I'm using MotioninJoy's DS3 tool, with the controller connected with a USB cable to the desktop. Everything is working great, ...
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Missing pushups in UFC Trainer

I am about 3 days into my first 30 day challenge on UFC Trainer and have been getting frustrated that the game isn't picking up all of my push-ups. I can grind out 20 or so ( don't laugh (; ) in the ...
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How to clean a Fightstick

A while back I bought a Mad Catz Round 2 Tournament Edition Fightstick and I've been playing the hell out of it. I like it a lot and I'd like to preserve its condition for as long as possible while ...
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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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Can I use a PC gamepad with OSX Steam games?

Will a PC gamepad work with all the key mappings for games in Steam on OSX? Would getting a Microsoft 360 gamepad work on OSX?
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What can't you do in Brawl with a sideways wii remote controller, and does using a nunchuk fix this?

I noticed in the accepted answer to this question that there are some things you can't do with a sideways wii remote in Brawl. We are brawl newbies, so I wanted to ask what other things are either ...