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

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What control style should I use for Voxatron?

I picked up the Voxatron alpha today and I'm finding it pretty difficult to play with WASD and a mouse since there's no way to tell if your mouse is positioned left, right, above or below the player. ...
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What software do I need to use a Playstation DualShock 2 pad on OS X?

So I've got a DualShock 2 pad and a USB adapter, and I want to use it with a Mac. What software do I need to install for it to work?
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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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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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Does DiRT 1 have USB game controller support, and if so how can I activate it?

I am playing DiRT 1. Since it's a racing game, I'd like to use my (pretty old) plug n play gamepad - it's a Microsoft Sidewinder of some kind. However, I cannot seem to find a way to select a ...
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How can I identify a counterfeit Xbox 360 controller?

I recently bought a Wired Xbox 360 controller from Ebay, and I'm trying to figure out whether it's counterfeit. It's two-tone black and gray, which according to Wikipedia means it's probably the ...
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In todays sport games: How much is the use of a game pad superior to the keyboard?

My favorite kind of video game is a sports game (FIFA, PES, NHL, ...). However I never gotten around to use game pads for those games and always sticked to the old school keyboard. My question now is: ...
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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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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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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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Why were the N64 analog sticks so inferior to those that came after?

The Nintendo 64 controller's Control Stick seems to have paved the way for the analog sticks adopted by all major game consoles ever since. You can tell, too, because it really rather sucked compared ...
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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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New PS3 controller won't sync with PS3

I bought a new six-axis controller for my best friend, and I did a custom paint job on it. I had to take it apart, but after I put everything back together (right), it just blinks the red lights when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Dungeon Siege 3 support USB gamepad controllers?

I've played through Dungeon Siege 3's demo, and I couldn't ever get a good handle on the movement controls; I found movement cumbersome, and (no doubt to weeks of playing League of Legends) kept ...
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Why can we suddenly not connect two guitars and drums to Rock Band on Wii?

So, we've had Rock Band 3 for the Wii for about a month, and it's been working fine. We've got two guitars (one rock band 2 vintage, one newer), plus the pro drumset. Everything was working fine, but ...
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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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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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Best controller setup in Killzone 2

I recently purchased Killzone 2 and I'm bit new to console gaming, specially FPS. I have trouble with aiming and moving/turning sideways. The sensitivity of the right thumb stick doesn't fit very well ...
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My joystick is not working in FIFA 11 when playing

My vinyson joystick not working when I am trying to play the match, but it works outside of the game when I am selecting menu etc. I think I am doing something wrong. I am very new to this joystick ...
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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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Proper Finger Placement on Rock Band 3 Pro Keys

It's been a long time since my childhood piano lessons, and now, with Rock Band 3's introduction of the Keyboard Instrument, it's time to learn it all over again. The Rock Band keyboard has notches ...
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Why select and start?

From the NES up until the seventh generation of video games, video game controllers have featured a "Start" button and some these platforms had a "select" button. The select button hardly seems to be ...
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Is Super Meat Boy really harder with a keyboard? [closed]

While poking around on Youtube I found many commenters saying "yeah, now try that with a keyboard." The game itself, however, only seems to suggest a controller to keep the "feeling" of the game. I ...
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Can a PS2 Dual Shock work with Call of Duty: Black Ops for PC?

Title says it all. I'm a newbie when it comes to this stuff. :)
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Using iPhone as a game controller for Mac for 3d games

I'd like to be able to play Minecraft on my MacBook when there is no room for a mouse (eg on a train). I know that there are apps that let you use an iPhone as a game controller, but they seem aimed ...
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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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Alternative PS3 Controller for bigger Hands

My hands hurt when I am using the ps3 controller for longer than one hour. It is too small for my hands. Are there good alternative controllers I can use that are a little bit bigger? The xbox ...
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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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Can I connect a wireless Xbox 360 controller to PC with a play & charge cable?

I have a wireless Xbox 360 controller with its USB charger. Can I use it as a wired controller to play on my PC without buying the wireless receiver for Windows? And if so, where can I find the ...
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Using an XBOX360 wireless controller in WoW used to work but not anymore (Windows 7 x64) using Xpadder software

I played WoW 2 months ago and I was able to use my XBOX360 wireless controller without any problem, that is great to reduce risk for RSI! Now I cant use it anymore, why? It works in the operating ...
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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 won't my Rock Band 3 Squier guitar detect when I play the higher strings?

My Fender Squier Rock Band 3 Guitar and Controller often doesn't register when I pluck the thinner strings, especially the thinnest one (at the bottom of the guitar, but which produces the highest ...
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Can I use PC controllers with my XBox 360?

Can we use cheap PC controllers with the XBox 360 by connecting it to the USB slot? PC controllers are much cheaper than Microsoft's.
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Are there any alternative controllers for BlackOps on PS3

I have been continually frustrated by the way controls work on the standard PS3 controller. There is aim assist, but in general the controller "makes you miss". The L3/R3 sticks are woefully ...
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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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How can I identify the new Xbox 360 controller in stores?

The new Xbox 360 controller is starting to become available in local stores, at least I think so. Is there any way I can identify the new controller, either by looks or a serial number or something? ...
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Does Xbox 360 USB controller work out-of-the-box on Windows/Linux/Mac?

I'm planning buying a wired USB Xbox 360 controller, but I would like to know a bit more about it before actually buying. Most (all?) USB controllers identify themselves as USB HID (Human Interface ...
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How to fix USB gamepad problem with Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) Classics 1

Lately I bought Sega Mega Drive Classics 1 on Get Games, featuring Golden Axe, Shadow Dancer, Crack Down and several others (also available on Steam). The games work perfectly with my ancient, ...
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Where can I order thumbsticks for my PS3 dualshock 3 controller?

My son has a nervous habit of chewing on the PS3 controller's thumbsticks during cut-scenes. One day, he actually ripped the top of it off. Glue worked for awhile, but the top eventually came off ...
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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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Does the Wii Sport Kit improve your control?

I found a sports kit with the following: Steering wheel Tennis Racket Golf club Baseball bat Cricket bat Do any of these improve your control?
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Is there a smaller Xbox 360 controller available? [closed]

My wife finds the standard XBOX 360 controller too large for her hands, so doesn't use the console. It seems there was a smaller controller on sale from Madcatz, but it is no longer available. Does ...
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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 ...