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

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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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My DualShock 3's L1 button stopped working. Can I fix it without soldering?

On one of my DualShock 3s the L1 has stopped responding. It "feels" OK, presses normally, and from taking the back cover off looks like the rubber pad is being pressed, so I assume the problem lies ...
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Will 360 games such as Guitar Hero recognize my USB midi device if I plug it directly into a controller port?

does anyone know if I can connect a usb MIDI device (my drum machine) directly to a controller port and have it recognised within the likes of Guitar Hero? Thanks.
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Are there any tips for improving driving skills in racing games using an analog stick controller?

I enjoy console racing games, but not really enough to invest in a steering wheel controller and pedals. That being said, when I'm using the analog sticks to steer, I don't ever feel like I can hold ...
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Can I use an Xbox controller with a Mac?

Has anybody got any experience using an Xbox controller with a Mac? I know you can run the firmware on a PC. If not, cheap controller recommendations would be welcome!
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Is there some way to use my Guitar Hero drum pedal on my PC?

I have a pedal from Guitar Hero World Tour, and I want to use it for push-to-talk in PC games. I don't want to have to connect the entire drum set, just the pedal. The pedal has a 3.5mm jack attached ...
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Calibrating Gamecube C-stick

I have gone through the default windows calibration menu like a gazillion times and everything works fine, except my c stick. It is always recognized as slightly to the left and any small movement is ...
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How can I use unlicensed controllers on the PS4?

Given that I use a PS4 and already have a few controllers that I want to use with the PS4 instead of buying almost the same controller licensed for the PS4 or void warranties of controllers, what ...
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Left thumb pain from using Xbox One Controller?

So I recently was playing Call of Duty: Advance Warfare on my Xbox One. The problem is that after some time (50 mins+), my left thumb started to hurt. I kept on playing, and my thumb kinda hurts now. ...
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PS4 controller as wireless headphones?

I have PS4 controller and wired headphones. If I connect the controller to PC/Laptop via Bluetooth, will I be able to use it as "wireless headphones" by connecting normal headphones to the controller? ...
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Games slowing down with Xbox Wireless controller on PC

I have recently noticed that my games are very slow while using the Xbox Wireless controller with my computer. I originally thought my computer had slowed down but I also tried configuring my PS3 ...
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Dualshock 3 controller problems

My problem is that my PS3 controllers sync and start up the system properly. It maintains synced status, but the buttons don't work. The only button that works is the PS button. Also, when I am in ...
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How can I use an Arcade Stick designed for the PS3 on my PC?

I have a Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 SF4 Edition Arcade Stick for PS3. It looks similar to this: Is it possible to use this with my PC? To be specific, I would like to use this with Super Street Fighter ...
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Is it possible to 'burn out' a PS3 remote by charging from a PC USB slot?

Is is possible to use my PS3 remote without charging the battery? I use my ps3 remote as it is plugged into the USB port and I notice that it is automatically charging my remote battery. Is it ...
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Wii controller mysteriously shut down when setting up the console

I bought the Power Ranger Wii game to play. I put the game in just as I do the other games and proceeded to go thru the steps of setting up the game to play. It said to hook up the nunchucks and ...
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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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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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Does the Xbox windows controller work with directinput games?

I want to buy a Xbox controller with PC receiver. I know it uses Xinput. Will it work with old games that use DirectInput?
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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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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 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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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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ION Drum Set Pedal Compatibility

I currently have a RB1 set that I got way back when it originally came out, but I've been considering getting a new set so that I can start playing pro drums on RB3. I figure that if I'm going to get ...
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How to use Wireless & Wired xbox 360 Pads on macos?

I have got a mac mini as multimedia and gaming station for my TV. Now i would like to play those games with my Xbox Pads, a have one wired and tree wireless pads. I have googled it and i found some ...
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Portal - Look Up and Look Down are not working with gamepad or keyboard

I am attempting to use a gamepad with Portal 1. I enabled the gamepad in settings, and adjusted the sensitivity. I bound my gamepad's keys to the 'Turn Left and Right' and 'Look up and down' settings, ...
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Controller Problem (Solved)

So, I just got a PC X-Box controller, I downloaded JoyToKey and a config file for Minecraft, but when I move the stick to the left, it goes up. When I move it down, it goes right etc. Can someone ...
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GTA 5 Online PC: Push to talk button on gamepad?

Is there a push-to-talk button for voicechat on gamepad in PC port of GTA V Online? If not, is there a way to map xbox contoller scheme for this? (I am using PS3 controller and SCP Server) For now I ...
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Not able to target and shoot in Red dead redemption when controls are changed

I am used to target and shoot with L1 and R1 respectively. By default, in RDR target and shoot are L2 and R2 respectively. There is an option called "flip R1 with R2 and L1 with L2" in ...
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Can I adjust the PS4 button on my controller?

I just started playing Injustice Gods Among Us. While performing the moves with the left stick my thumb is frequently hitting the PS button which pulls me back to the Play Station home screen on my ...
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Is there an aim assist in State of Decay on PC?

I was playing State of Decay on the PC with a keyboard and mouse, now I started to play it with an Xbox controller and I discovered that aiming guns with it is almost impossible. I wasn't able to find ...
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Bluetooth Audio Streaming from Mac/PC to DualShock 4

Is it possible to stream audio output from a PC/Mac (I myself use a Mac) to the speaker or headphone jack on a Sony DualShock 4 controller over Bluetooth? I have done some digging around the Web and ...
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Fix to not being able to press Up+Down on PS3 Konami Dance Pad on PC

I am unable to press Up+Down or Left+Right at the same time. I am using a PS3 Konami Dance pad connected to my computer via USB. Everything else works fine, and this seems to be a common issue.
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Can I use PS3 / PS4 controller on iOS 7?

Since, evasi0n iOS7 is already out and we all know that iOS 7 already has Gaming Controller support or APIs, I'm wondering if there is some sort of Cydia tweak that is already out / under-development ...
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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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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 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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How do you reassign an Xbox controller's ID under Windows without rebooting?

I had a controller connected as #1. The plug was loose, and it disconnected. When I reconnected, it was #2. Subsequent connections and disconnections always result in #2. Can this be changed without ...
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Missing pushups in UFC Trainer

I am about 3 days into my first 30 day challenge on UFC Trainer and have been getting frustrated that the game isn't picking up all of my push-ups. I can grind out 20 or so ( don't laugh (; ) in the ...
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Using the Mayflash GameCube to USB adapter. All buttons work except the C-Stick?

I got a Mayflash "GC Controller Adapter for PC USB". I plugged the GC controller into Port 1 on the Mayflash adapter (it's a dual-port) and plugged the adapter into the USB on my computer. I noticed ...
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Can I replace Xbox 360 controller's battery?

I was playing Final Fantasy XIII-2 for hours and I saw that my controller had a single bar of battery life left. I told my neighbor my problem and he told me he had a Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery ...
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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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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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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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How can I use any game controller on my PC with Batman Arkham Origins?

I have an Elecom Wireless Gamepad, and a Windows 7 PC (64bit). I bought Batman: Arkham Origins through steam. My Elecom didn't work, so I borrowed a friend's USB Xbox controller. It doesn't work ...
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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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Kinect Joy Ride: Playing the game with wireless controller

Is it possible to play Kinect Joy Ride with wireless Xbox 360 controller? I don't own Kinect yet.
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CounterStrike: GO - Xbox 360 controller not moving

I enabled the controller in the settings but I am unable to move in-game using the control sticks. This controller works with most other games that have controller support on steam.
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How do I see my inputs? [closed]

I use my emulators to take some of my console games on the go. I want to write some scripts to use with my controllers/emulators. I am running Windows 7x64. I use several usb devices (game ...
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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?