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

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Do some Wii games require a Classic Controller?

Are there any Wii games that require me to use a Classic Controller and won't work with a Gamecube controller or Wiimote+Nunchuck? Are there any controllers that have both a Wiimote and a Gamecube ...
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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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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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Syncing Xbox Wireless Controller w/ Mac

Can anybody please assist me in furthering my attempts to get my Xbox controller properly synced with my Mac Pro? I'm using Snow Leopard and I have downloaded the driver software from tattiebogle.com. ...
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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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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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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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Can I use my PS3 controller on a PC?

Are there some good drivers available to make the PS 3 controller work with Windows 7? Also, can I use it wirelessly?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I configure the analog stick on my PS3 controller as “vehicle throttle” in GTA3 on Mac?

I bought GTA3 on Mac App Store, and wanted to play it with my new PS3 controller on my MacBook. It works fine for playing on foot (left stick for running, right stick for view). But in car I can only ...
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How do you use a PC/PS3 controller when playing Skyrim on a PC?

So I bought this PC/PS3 Controller that works for both PC and PS3. It works fine when playing Virtua Tennis 4 (on my PC), but how do I connect it to Skyrim? The only option I can see is for 360 ...
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Why in snes9x (on Ubuntu), if the joystick is disconnected it isn't recognized again?

SNES9x works with my USB joystick alright, but if I need disconnect this joystick (even with the ROM paused), when I connect it again it doesn't work anymore. Why? How can it be fixed?
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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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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 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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The disappearance of the joystick

In the Commodore and coin-op days, the joystick was the controller, with occasionally the trackball (for Marble Madness) and the paddle (for pong and similar concepts, e.g. Arkanoid). The use of the ...
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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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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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Why do some people play inverted? [closed]

I'm curious why some people, like me, play inverted. Is there any correlation between classic gamers playing with real joysticks and playing inverted now or any other sort of correlations? I'm looking ...
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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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Using a wireless XBox 360 controller on a PC

Can I use a wireless XBox 360 controller on a PC?
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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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Codemasters GRID and Driving Wheels

I just recently got a hold of a G27 Racing wheel and been playing F1 2010 with it ever since. Since F1 2010 is from Codemasters I assumed the older titles like DiRT 1+2 and GRID will also have ...
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Why do cars “sway” back and forth?

In Codemasters' GRiD, all the cars seem to "sway" back and forth slightly on straightaways, with no control input. Is this normal? Edit: After more experimenting (I didn't have the game installed ...
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MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel power unit

I recently bought Shift 2 and my MOMO Wheel was revived from the basement, but I'm missing the power unit (I do have it in probably my power units box) but the thing is that, I have no idea what is ...
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Logitech G27 with Need For Speed: The Run

I successfully installed Need For Speed: The Run and when configure my controls my Logitech G27 doesn't respond. I choose "wheel" as control (keyboard works fine) but after that any button or action ...
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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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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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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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Xbox 360 Wireless Remote batteries - aftermarket or official Microsoft ones? [closed]

I have used a mix between the actual rechargeable battery back, and the 'psyclone gaming' batteries (usually found at Target or Best Buy in the US). I am starting to get annoyed, because the ...
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Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Won't sync under Mac

I have a genuine Xbox 360 wireless controller and a gaming receiver. I have downloaded the latest driver from Tattiebogle.net and installed successfully. I have MacOSX Lion installed and under System ...
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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 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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Which Guitar Hero/Rock Band titles does the WarBeast guitar work with?

I'm planning on buying dreamGear's WarBeast Guitar as a gift for a friend. The guitar's specification makes me suspect that it is not an entirely "regular" peripheral (I don't recall coming across ...
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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 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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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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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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Can I use classic PS2 gamepads on the PS3?

I have the classic PS2-Controllers. Can I use them (obviously not per se) on the PS3?
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Are there adapters to use one controller (possibly Xbox) as both Wii classic controller and as Gamecube controller?

Basically I want to have one single gamepad (and I like the Xbox layout best, but it's not imperative), so I am searching for one of the following solutions: One or two adapters USB (at least Xbox ...
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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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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 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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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 ...