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

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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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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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Get Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit) to recognise my xbox 360 controller

I got Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit) from steam and need to play it with a controller (not keyboard and mouse, due to RSI). But was disappointed that it doesn't work with the xbox 360 controller - ...
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Are there any racing wheels that support both XBOX 360 and PS3?

I swear I came across one that did a couple years ago (had some kind of weird dongle that would allow it to work on pretty much everything), but I could be thinking of something else. I'd rather not ...
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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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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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Does XBox gamepad emulator software exist for the PC?

What I'm hoping to do is use a second keyboard and/or mouse in the place of a gamepad for games that require a gamepad to enable multiplayer gaming. I've noticed a few games that are XBox ports have ...
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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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Can you charge the PS3 wireless controller over regular USB?

I normally charge the PS3 controller by connecting it to the PS3 while its idling, but I guess it's much easier to charge it through my PCs USB port. Would this work?
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Is the XBox 360 wired headset compatible with Rock Band 3?

we just got Rock Band 3 for XBox 360 and we're trying to use the wired headset attached to the vocalist (wireless) controller as a mic. This work in Rock Band 1 and 2, but it's not working in 3. Is ...
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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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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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Troubleshoot continually reconnecting controllers?

I have an XBox-360 and some wireless controllers. The TV is 15ft from the couch, and in a direct line of sight (eg, empty space between the two). But the controllers are continually ...
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Does playing racing games with a wheel and pedals affect your real-world driving?

I am worried that if I got used to pulling the 'stunts' one would pull in video games with the same physical interface of a real car, it could lead me to bringing the same 'stunts' on real streets. ...
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Are there adapters to use one controller (possibly Xbox) as both Wii classic controller and as Gamecube controller?

Basically I want to have one single gamepad (and I like the Xbox layout best, but it's not imperative), so I am searching for one of the following solutions: One or two adapters USB (at least Xbox ...
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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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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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Do gamepads always deteriorate from extended disuse and is there anything to be done about it?

I've owned two USB gamepads for PC now. The first was some noname pad I got really cheap in a supermarket. The second was (and is) Logitech Rumblepad 2. In both cases I've had the same problem: When I ...
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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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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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How to fix broken controllers/pads?

Recently, I took off my old consoles from their boxes with the intention to do some retro-gaming but found two problems which look alike: my gamecube controller has a problem where it's digital stick ...
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Mouse and Keyboard for XBox 360?

I know there are third party attachments you can get like the XFPS Sniper or the Mayflash Max. So two questions really. 1: Has Microsoft given a reason why they decided not to allow the use of a ...
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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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Can you use the Wii Classic Control for the Wii version of Destroy All Humans?

I find the controller layout of Destroy All Humans for the Wii to be too annoying to play for long, using the IR sensor to control the camera is just a pain. I really liked using dual analog sticks ...
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Xbox 360 Wireless Remote batteries - aftermarket or official Microsoft ones? [closed]

I have used a mix between the actual rechargeable battery back, and the 'psyclone gaming' batteries (usually found at Target or Best Buy in the US). I am starting to get annoyed, because the ...
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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 do I use Wii remote and other controllers for PC games?

Is there a device or adapter (similar to the one asked about here for the Xbox 360) to allow me to use my Wii remote and classic controller to control PC games?
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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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Can I use my xbox controller to play alien swarm?

I know the information page for Alien Swarm does not list it, but from the screenshots it seems like a perfect game to control with the xbox controller. Did they just forget to add the icon or is it ...
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How do I set up Ventrilo Push-to-Talk to work with an XBox 360 controller?

I have been playing some Champions Online on the PC, and for that I like to use my XBox 360 controller. However, I also like to use Push-to-Talk in Ventrilo to talk with my friends. I couldn't find a ...
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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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How can I use an Xbox 360 controller to play Steam games?

I bought BioShock 2 on Steam in the sale a couple of weeks ago, but I'm better at playing FPSs with an Xbox 360 controller than with mouse and keyboard. Is there any way for me to use an Xbox 360 ...
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Where can I get a battery replacement for a PS3 controller and how can I replace it?

Is there any way to change the battery of a PS3 controller? If so, where do I get a new one!? and how do I change it?
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Official PS3 Controller Keyboard as input device to PC

Is it possible to use my official PS3 Controller Keyboard (you know, the one that attaches on top of the PS3 Controller) to my Windows 7 PC? It would be nice to have functionality like touch sensitive ...
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How do I fix my Rock Band guitar?

My Rock Band 2 wireless Fender guitar controller recently stopped accepting down strokes on the strum bar and the equivalent direction on the guitar's D-pad. The guitar is about 18 months old. I've ...
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How can I get an NES controller to work on my PC as a Joystick?

I want to be able to use an actual NES (or, SNES) controller to control an emulator on my PC. Is this possible? If so, how can I do this on a budget?
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Does a steering wheel controller offer advantages over a standard controller that will help me improve in a racing game?

This applies to pretty much any racing game. What advantages, if any, does a steering wheel controller offer over a standard (analog) controller that will help me improve? Or is the steering wheel ...
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Using a wireless XBox 360 controller on a PC

Can I use a wireless XBox 360 controller on a PC?
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Refurbishing “loose” Xbox360 Controller

I have several 360 controllers and the analog sticks seem to get loose on me rather quickly. Is there a way to fix this "looseness", perhaps with a refurb kit or some other method? This would ...
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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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Can I use classic PS2 gamepads on the PS3?

I have the classic PS2-Controllers. Can I use them (obviously not per se) on the PS3?
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Is there a PC controller that behaves exactly like an Xbox 360/PC Windows Controller? [closed]

I have an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows and I know that it's very good and one of the most or even the only, sometimes, PC controller supported by recent games. A friend of mine would like ...
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Can I use alternate controllers for Rock Band on my PS3? (i.e, my guitar-hero controllers) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do Guitar Hero peripherals work with Rock Band and vice versa? Subject pretty much says it all. I've got PS3 + Rock Band, and would like to use Guitar-hero controllers. ...