I picked up an XBox 360 wireless controller for windows and I'm having trouble getting it picked up in microsoft flight simulator x for steam.

Worth noting I'm running Windows Server 2k8 - so I copied joy.cpl from a windows 7 box and I can get the calibrate panel open (A) and calibrate, but the controller doesn't show up in the "controller type" menu of fsx (B)



Have you successfully used this controller (and all its buttons) in another game? If so, we can determine the Windows settings are probably correct. If not, I would suggest you download and install the 'latest' drivers for the controller dongle at:


After installation go to your computers devices and remove the driver for the dongle then manually select the new driver.

I did all this to get the dongle + multiple 360 controllers working on my windows 8.1 system.

According to pcgamingwiki (http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Microsoft_Flight_Simulator_X) there should be support for your controller.

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