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

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Show Wii U Gamepad Video on Computer

I'm trying to find out if anyone has come up with a method of getting the Wii U gamepad video to show on a PC. I've looked this up and found people playing PC games with the Wii U, but that's not what ...
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Xbox 360 PDP Controller not working with Ouya

I recently bought an Ouya, and a second xbox 360 PDP Rock Candy controller (my girlfriend liked it and it was cheap hahah), but I can't get it to work. I plug it in, and halfway through it lights up, ...
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How are the many signals of a N64 or Wii joystick sent to the console by only 2 wires?

I am curious as to how only 2 wires (perhaps 3 or 4) inside a N64 or Wii gamepad are able to send the many signals of the different inputs at once. It used to be that for just one ON/OFF input, we ...
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How to clean GameCube controllers?

It’s hard/expensive to get unused original Nintendo GameCube controllers these days. So I have to buy some used ones. But I find it unpleasant that someone I don’t know had his hands on it for several ...
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Xbox 360 Play & Charge kit

I'm tired of changing batteries of my Xbox controller. I'm considering buying a Play & Charge kit. How long until the battery gets unrechargable? How long does it take to charge? How long does a ...
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How to connect wireless Xbox 360 controller with USB?

I got non-rechargeable AA batteries in my pack with wireless controller. Now the batteries have drained out. I want to know can I connect the wireless controller to Xbox 360 via USB cable?
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How many wired controllers fit on an Xbox 360?

How many wired controllers can fit on an Xbox 360? I've heard just 2, but other people say that there is another port in the back, and still others say that there is a hub that you can connect to an ...
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Troubleshoot continually reconnecting controllers?

I have an XBox-360 and some wireless controllers. The TV is 15ft from the couch, and in a direct line of sight (eg, empty space between the two). But the controllers are continually ...
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How can I map the camera in League of Legends to a touchpad on the Steam Controller?

If you add League of Legends to Steam as a third-party shortcut, you can launch the game from big picture mode and configure the Steam Controller as usual. I'd like to move the camera smoothly with ...
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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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Xbox One - Controller Startup?

This began happening Tuesday March 10, 2015. I installed the latest update for Grand Theft Auto V (the heists one) the day it came out at around 12:05 AM, which was March 10th. What's been occurring ...
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How to use the Xbox button on Xbox controllers to do some action with my PC?

I would like to use the Xbox button to launch games or take screenshots on my PC. Is is possible to map the Xbox button? Using a third party software, for example?
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Can the PS4 controller's headphones port be used over bluetooth to PC?

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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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 safely attach a magnet to the back of a Wii U gamepad?

I backed a Kickstarter project for a flexible, magnetic iPad stand. I'm wondering if I could use it for my Wii U Gamepad as well. A magnet is attached to the back of the device (semipermanently) to ...
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Does the new Final Fantasy VII have native gamepad support?

Does the new version of FF7 (English link) have native gamepad support? I was unable to find anything on the official website.
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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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Problem playing NES games on an Emulator

I have a setup to play NES games according to this link. I ordered two of these controllers. I am not able to play the games smoothly. Problem: when playing Contra I press the down button on D-pad ...
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Is there a way to use the Dualshock 4 on a PC (ubuntu) with it not being picked up by the PS4?

I am trying to use a Dualshock 4 on my PC (Ubuntu 14.10) with Steam via USB. My problem is that whenever I long press the PS button my PS4 gets turned on (it's within range of the bluetooth). How can ...
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Problem with XBox One headset when switching controllers

I've had an issue with my XBox One controller and headset since day one and although it's gotten better with all the system and controller updates, there's still an outstanding problem. When playing ...
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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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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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Why does power management ignore Logitech Rumblepad 2 input in windowed mode?

I've discovered that my PC ignores the input from my gamepad, a Logitech Rumblepad 2 model #: G-UF13 (corded, not wireless), when I play games with the gamepad in windowed mode. My monitors are ...
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Gamepad for Assassin's Creed for PC not working

I have a Logitech wireless gamepad which is not recognized by AC. Any ideas?
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Left Handed controller

Whilst I am right-handed in pretty much everything, I am not when it comes to playing guitar (real or otherwise). Are there left handed controllers available from Rock Band/Guitar Hero...? If I'm ...
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Official PS3 Controller Keyboard as input device to PC

Is it possible to use my official PS3 Controller Keyboard (you know, the one that attaches on top of the PS3 Controller) to my Windows 7 PC? It would be nice to have functionality like touch sensitive ...
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How to use an Xbox One controller wirelessly with a PC?

As I understand it, the Xbox One controller uses a standard USB port, which allows someone to connect it to a PC with a standard USB cable. A wired solution does not meet my needs and it is very ...
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Matching the controls of Mortal Kombat X with my Logitech F310

My friend recently purchased Mortal Kombat X. I have Mortal Kombat 9 on steam (from some sale I'm sure) which I've never played, but I want to start practicing for when we hang out. I stayed up until ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to fix gamepad problem with DOSBox-ed One Must Fall 2097?

Recently I played an excellent, 1994 now-freeware fighting game, One Must Fall 2097. The game works wonderfully under DOSBox, with fully supported sound and gamepad control, which I personally prefer ...
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How to fix broken controllers/pads?

Recently, I took off my old consoles from their boxes with the intention to do some retro-gaming but found two problems which look alike: my gamecube controller has a problem where it's digital stick ...
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How to calibrate xbox 360 controller?

I've got a new controller and it works wrong, so i tried to calibrate it and after 4 hours it still doesn't work properly. Issue: sticks have no dead-zone, and X and Y axis on right stick cant go ...
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Can you connect 4 wired xbox 360 controllers to one pc?

I would like to play some steam games I bought with 3 other people. These are games much more suited to a controller however, and I only own two PS4 controllers. My question is, If I were to buy ...
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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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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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Brake pedal trouble with Xbox 360 Racing Wheel

I have bought a used Microsoft Xbox Racing Wheel and have recently started playing. I have noticed that every time I let go of the gas pedal completely, the braking lights turn on. And when the car ...
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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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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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Extending the pedal cable on a “Madcatz Microcon MC2” steering wheel?

Can I connect PC's serial port 'extension' cable or a "PC Com Port null cable" to a "Madcatz Microcon MC2 Xbox 360" wheel to extend the length of a cable for the pedals? If not, how can I extend ...
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Racing wheel controllers for XBox 360

I'd like to pick up a racing wheel for the Xbox 360 (bonus points if it supports PC and/or PS3 as well), but I can't find any that seem to be still distributed. Logitech's and Mad Catz's models are ...
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How do I set up Ventrilo Push-to-Talk to work with an XBox 360 controller?

I have been playing some Champions Online on the PC, and for that I like to use my XBox 360 controller. However, I also like to use Push-to-Talk in Ventrilo to talk with my friends. I couldn't find a ...
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Wireless Xbox 360 controller for PC receiver does not automatically turn on after startup

I have Windows 8.1 Pro x64 and have the latest Xbox 360 Accessories 1.2 driver installed. Whenever I boot up my desktop while the receiver is plugged in, the light does not come on, which I'm assuming ...
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How do I fix ghost inputs on certain games from HID controllers?

This is a pretty technical question, so I apologize in advance for any long-windedness. I'm using a Wii U Pro Controller, connected to my PC via Bluetooth, in conjunction with a program called ...
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Disable vibration on Xbox One controller (on PC)

I'm using Xbox One controller with a PC. I'm not big fan of a vibration (rumble) feature, and I always disable it in all games, there such option is available. But still it vibrates every time PC is ...
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Contra Rebirth Wii on Dolphin: can't move when shooting

I run Contra Rebirth WiiWare at Dolphin Emulator for Ubuntu. I'm using Logitech Rumblepad2 that I use to emulate Wiimote. And I can't run when I'm shooting. What's wrong?