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

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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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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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How to use my gamepad globally as xbox controller (on PC)?

I figure using x360ce I can use my gamepad in some games which claim to require a xbox controller. However, this requires me putting two files (xinput1_3.dll and x360ce.ini) into the respective game's ...
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Using a Wii/PS3 guitar heroes guitar on a PS3/Wii console

I'd like to know if there's any way to use a Wii guitar (drumset, etc.) on a PS3 - or a PS3 guitar on a Wii. Do I need any adapters?
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Using an XBox wireless adapter for PC with Windows 7

I bought myself an XBox wireless adapter for PC, so I can use my XBox Controller when playing platformers on PC. Worked great while I used XP, but for Christmas I gave myself an SSD and a Windows 7 ...
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How can you use an Xbox 360 controller with Portal on a Mac?

I would like to use a wired Xbox 360 controller to play Portal on a Mac. I tried following the steps as explained in the Steam Support article “Using an XBox 360 Controller with Source Games.” So I: ...
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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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Are Zinc–carbon batteries safe to use in my controllers?

I came across a site selling 60 Zinc–carbon batteries for around $10 including shipping. They expire in 2014. As I go through quite a few batteries in my gaming, I researched Zinc–carbon batteries ...
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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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Does the Logitech F710 work on the PS3?

I can't stand the DualShock controller. Seriously, my thumb muscles start hurting. So I've been considering getting the Logitech F710 or F510. Do they work on the PS3? Are there any limitations?
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Can you run an application with a Nostromo n52?

I know this is an old piece of hardware, but is it possible to execute a file, such as an exe or bat file, with the Belkin nostromo n52? For example, pressing button 1 would bring up notepad, and ...
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Does anyone have experience using a controller to play Skyrim on the PC? [closed]

I have Skyrim for the computer and really love playing it, but recently I've been wanting to play it while reclining in my lazyboy and playing the game on a 51in high def. My computer is right next to ...
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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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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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XBox play and charge kit on PC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using a wireless XBox 360 controller on a PC I have heard that it is not possible to use an XBox 360 play and charge kit as a normal controller on Windows since it just ...
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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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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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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.