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

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Best way to improve execution with a fightstick?

I bought a fightstick some months ago, and I'm enjoying it a lot, I find it more fun to play fighting games with it, but I feel like I've stopped improving. I read in several places that it takes ...
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How can I use a controller (designed for PlayStation) on a PC, with Xbox layout?

I just bought a controller for use on my PC, but turns out it's not an 'Xbox type' controller. It seems to be a controller with a layout for PlayStation, so when I play games with controller support ...
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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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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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Is there a way I can emulate an Xbox 360 controller on the PC?

On my PC, I have a non Xbox controller which has exactly the same button scheme as Xbox controllers. However, I cannot play a lot of Windows Live games (Fallout 3, Batman: Arkham Asylum) using it ...
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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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PS3 Controller Connects/Disconnects Constantly

I've been using MotionInJoy's DS3 tool to use my PS3 controllers to play games on my computer (specifically emulators like VBA, since Mother 3 can not be played legitimately in the US). It has worked ...
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I think I got a counterfeit Xbox 360 wireless gaming receiver from eBay. Can I make it work? [closed]

I bought a XBox 360 wireless gaming receiver on eBay so that I can use my wireless controllers on my PC. I got it from an Asian distributor on eBay. The device itself as well as the whole packaging ...
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PS3 controller shutting down during Lair of the Shadow Broker

I am having trouble trying to finish the "Lair of the Shadow Broker" in the Mass Effect Trilogy on the PS3. I am up to the part of chasing down Vasir in the transports, where you have to hold down the ...
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How can I get my Logitech Dual Action gamepad to work with DuckTales Remastered?

My Logitech Dual Action gamepad is detected by Steam and the Logitech setup utility, but it does not work at all with DuckTales Remastered. Others are having the same issues with the same gamepad as ...
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Is there a functional difference between black and white Wii remotes?

I know that this is a silly question, but is there any difference between black and white Wii controllers apart from the color? At shops and on online shops, the black one is 10 Euro more expensive ...
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How to quickly pair a guest's Wii remote?

Every time my friends are over with their own pair of Wii remotes, I have to do this hit-or-miss pairing dance over and over again. I'm not sure what the "correct" way of doing this is, and the manual ...
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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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Why doesn't my Thrustmaster Dual Trigger 3-in-1 Rumble Force vibrate when it's supposed to?

I've bought the Thrustmaster Dual Trigger 3-in-1 Rumble Force controller, it claims to support force feedback on PC, but nothing seems to actually cause it to rumble and is no 'Test forces' tab in the ...
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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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How to make a joystick axis completely undetectable in Windows 7?

I have an old Saitek ST290 Pro USB joystick and I only have one problem: some games such as Jane's F-15 or F/A-18, will detect the stick's terrible, godawful throttle control, which is built into the ...
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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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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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Can I enable Xbox 360 controller support?

How can I enable Xbox 360 controller support in Mass Effect 3? Perhaps the ME3 Coalesced Editor will do the trick?
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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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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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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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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 ...