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

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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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Is there any fix for the controller of Saints Row 2 on PC

I recently bought Saints Row 2 at Steam, however, the controls seem to be unnatural and hard to control the main character. Things like strafing left or rotating the character are unbeliveably ugly. ...
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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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PC Compatibility of MadCatz Rock Band 3 Wireless Pro-Drum and Pro-Cymbals Kit for Xbox 360

I would like to ask if there is anyone who tested Xbox 360 Rock Band 3 Pro Drums in a PC? I'm planning to buy one. Although I like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, I plan to use it in a Drummania-like ...
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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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Do Guitar Hero peripherals work with Rock Band and vice versa?

I own the Guitar Hero instruments. Can I buy a Rock Band game and use the instruments from Guitar Hero to play the game? And vice versa?
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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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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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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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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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New Xbox 360 controller won't turn on with official charge pack but will with batteries?

I have an official charge pack kit from Microsoft and I recently bought a (supposed to be) genuine Microsoft controller off of eBay (from a high rep seller), the controller looks pretty good if it's a ...
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What the difference between relative and absolute input (mouse vs. joystick)?

What is the difference and how is one advantageous in its particular use case?
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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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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 ...
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How could I use my racing wheel pedals in other games?

I dunno if someone has ever thought of this before, but Googling about it has turned up absolutely nothing. I'd like to be able to use my Logitech Momo Racing wheel pedals as extra buttons in some ...
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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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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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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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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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Can the Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit cable charge regular Ni-MH batteries in the controller?

I use regular rechargeable Ni-MH AA batteries in my Xbox360 controllers, which I charge in a regular AA battery charger. Since the Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit batteries are just Ni-MH batteries, ...
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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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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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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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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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Will a normal electric guitar work with Rock Band 3?

I've seen a couple of articles that talk about the guitar controllers for Rock Band 3. Option 1 (the Mustang): A plastic controller in the style of the current controllers, but with buttons for ...
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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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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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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 ...