SSFIV:AE suddenly decided to stop detecting my Xbox 360 controller, while it's always been working out of the box.
What I tried, so far:

  • restart Steam
  • update Steam
  • verify the integrity of game cache (via the game's properties, "local files" tab)
  • uninstall the game (by removing local game files) and install it again
  • unplug/replug the controller

Any idea ?

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    Remove it while the game is closed, restart PC,plug it back and try again? – BadSnowflake Feb 4 '14 at 13:07
  • Basically what @Assylum said, I've had this problem before and I just close steam, unplug then plug back in the controller and load steam back up and it should recognise it :) – SaturnsEye Feb 4 '14 at 15:51

Ok so rebooting Windows did the trick. That being, I have no idea how or why it suddenly stopped to work, nor why rebooting Windows fixed the issue.

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    Sometimes Errrors like this just happen.. maybe the device crashed or the USB Port Driver had an issue. You never know. A restart is the first thing to do when you got any hardware issues. – BadSnowflake Feb 4 '14 at 16:11

I've found that alt+tab actually works wonders for SFIV PC. Not only does it force it to re-detect my controller, but it also cures the repeat problem when playing from a keyboard.

Edit: To be specific, I'm using a hitbox controller on Ultra Street Fighter IV. I have it connected via a passive USB hub.

  • Yep, I ended up with the same solution. Really annoying, but does the trick. – Anto Jun 25 '15 at 20:36

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