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

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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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Should I buy a gamepad or joystick for PC gaming on my Media Center?

We've started playing Madagascar and Lego Star Wars on our Windows media center PC connected to the TV. Using the wireless keyboard works but isn't ideal. What kind of gaming controller would you ...
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My PS3 controller always comes on as controller #2, even though it's the only controller.

I recently bought a PS3 and whenever I turn it on, even with the controller, the controller always starts up as #2. This is hugely annoying as (for example) inFamous can only be controlled using ...
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Nice DPad controllers for fighting games on XBOX 360

So I want to be able to play fighting games on a 360, but the D-Pad on the standard controller is terrible. I don't really want to use an arcade stick either. Are there any controllers for the Xbox ...
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Joystick D-Pad not working on sdlmame

I wasn't sure on which StackExchange site I should ask this, so I'll give it a try over here. I installed sdlmame (0.140-1) and qmc2 (0.2.b17-1) as a frontend on ArchLinux. I enabled a USB joystick ...
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Playing a steam game with a controller while using other applications (Multi-Monitor)

I'd like to be able to use my computer while my boyfriend plays a game on steam. I have two monitors and he's using a Xbox 360 controller hooked up to my pc. Is it possible to allow the game to be ...
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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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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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Using a ps3 controller to play Lego Star Wars on PC

I'm trying to use a PS3 controller to play Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga on PC. I managed to use "DS3 Tool" to connect the PS3 controller. As far as I could tell this worked fine; I could bring up ...
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Will most USB PS2-like controllers work on PS3?

I have to buy a wired PS3 controller for my friend, but I can only find "Windows supported" controllers. Will it work?
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How can I use my PS3 controller with my PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my PS3 controller on a PC? I have a Windows 7 PC and am having problems with my PS3 controller. Does anybody know how to get my PS3 controller linked up to my ...
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Can you use the Wii Classic Control for the Wii version of Destroy All Humans?

I find the controller layout of Destroy All Humans for the Wii to be too annoying to play for long, using the IR sensor to control the camera is just a pain. I really liked using dual analog sticks ...
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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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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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XBox play and charge kit on PC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using a wireless XBox 360 controller on a PC I have heard that it is not possible to use an XBox 360 play and charge kit as a normal controller on Windows since it just ...
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Will 360 games such as Guitar Hero recognize my USB midi device if I plug it directly into a controller port?

does anyone know if I can connect a usb MIDI device (my drum machine) directly to a controller port and have it recognised within the likes of Guitar Hero? Thanks.
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Are there any tips for improving driving skills in racing games using an analog stick controller?

I enjoy console racing games, but not really enough to invest in a steering wheel controller and pedals. That being said, when I'm using the analog sticks to steer, I don't ever feel like I can hold ...
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Can I use an Xbox controller with a Mac?

Has anybody got any experience using an Xbox controller with a Mac? I know you can run the firmware on a PC. If not, cheap controller recommendations would be welcome!
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Games slowing down with Xbox Wireless controller on PC

I have recently noticed that my games are very slow while using the Xbox Wireless controller with my computer. I originally thought my computer had slowed down but I also tried configuring my PS3 ...
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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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Is the Xbox 360 controller compatible with RT games under Windows 8?

I don't have an Xbox however i am planning to buy a Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows 8 PC. As of now (and as per my RnD), current Xbox 360 controller is compatible with Surface RT and most ...
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Dualshock 3 controller problems

My problem is that my PS3 controllers sync and start up the system properly. It maintains synced status, but the buttons don't work. The only button that works is the PS button. Also, when I am in ...
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How can I use an Arcade Stick designed for the PS3 on my PC?

I have a Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 SF4 Edition Arcade Stick for PS3. It looks similar to this: Is it possible to use this with my PC? To be specific, I would like to use this with Super Street Fighter ...
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Is it possible to 'burn out' a PS3 remote by charging from a PC USB slot?

Is is possible to use my PS3 remote without charging the battery? I use my ps3 remote as it is plugged into the USB port and I notice that it is automatically charging my remote battery. Is it ...
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How do I set a dead zone for my Xbox 360 controller?

How do I set a "dead zone" for my Xbox 360 wired controller (reference image). Clarification: I meant for use with my PC. Additional information: The reason I want to do this is because the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Does Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection recognize the Kombat Stick controller?

When Mortal Kombat 9 came out, I picked up the Kombat Stick controller (not to be confused with the Klassic Fight Stick from the same peripheral maker). Does the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection ...
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Is it possible to use a Wii Extension controller on a PC without a Wiimote?

Just today I bought this Wii extension controller with the intent of using it on my PC, since the box says that a USB port is used for the wireless emitter. Unfortunately that wasn't the case; the ...
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Brink - Xbox 360 Controller Support?

I just got Brink for PC and was disappointed to find out it does not support the Xbox 360 controller for Windows. I know PC games are intended for Keyboard+Mouse but I cannot sit and use the keys ...
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Using PS3 Navigation Controller on PC

How can I use the PS3 Navigation Controller on PC? I want to substitute WASD with the Navigator to play FPS. I think it can be more ergonomic.
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ION Drum Set Pedal Compatibility

I currently have a RB1 set that I got way back when it originally came out, but I've been considering getting a new set so that I can start playing pro drums on RB3. I figure that if I'm going to get ...
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How to use Wireless & Wired xbox 360 Pads on macos?

I have got a mac mini as multimedia and gaming station for my TV. Now i would like to play those games with my Xbox Pads, a have one wired and tree wireless pads. I have googled it and i found some ...
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Using the Mayflash GameCube to USB adapter. All buttons work except the C-Stick?

I got a Mayflash "GC Controller Adapter for PC USB". I plugged the GC controller into Port 1 on the Mayflash adapter (it's a dual-port) and plugged the adapter into the USB on my computer. I noticed ...
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How can I configure a gamepad in Planetside?

Recently I downloaded the Original Planetside. I want to use my logitech dual action gamepad with it, however, I can't seem to configure the buttons on the controller in game. Particularly, I went to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 it normal for PS3 controllers to constantly lose their charge?

I've noticed for quite a while now that all of my PS3 controllers lose their charge even if they are not being actively used (I have three, this almost always means that by the time the one I am ...
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Super Street Fighter 4 on XBox for someone who played Street Fighter 2 on SNES

Once upon a time I loved playing Street Fighter 2 (turbo, championship edition etc) on SNES and in the arcade. I'd like to give SSF4 on XBox a chance. What advice would you give to someone in my ...
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Does anyone have experience using a controller to play Skyrim on the PC? [closed]

I have Skyrim for the computer and really love playing it, but recently I've been wanting to play it while reclining in my lazyboy and playing the game on a 51in high def. My computer is right next to ...
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Kinect Joy Ride: Playing the game with wireless controller

Is it possible to play Kinect Joy Ride with wireless Xbox 360 controller? I don't own Kinect yet.