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Questions tagged [controllers]

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

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After glow prismatic Xbox one controller - headset jack

Hi we got this controller for Christmas and had to return due to y button not working. They replaced it but new controller doesn't seem to work with headset. Headset shows on Xbox screen like its ...
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Why are the analog sticks on my Nintendo Switch controllers all starting to drift?

About 2 weeks ago I noticed that the left analog stick on my Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons started "drifting", that is, without touching the stick (when it was centered) it would register as off-center ...
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How do I enable keyboard/mouse + controller at the same time?

I like putting a controller near me so I know when the controller is vibrating during cutscenes - as developers usually put in custom vibrations to match what's going on in the cutscene. However, ...
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Does enabling controller support in CSGO mess with Mouse and Keyboard settings?

I play CSGO with mouse and keyboard but I am curious how this game plays with an Xbox 360 controller. I know I need to use exec controller.360.cfg followed by joystick 1 in the developer console to ...
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Ps4 controller wont connect again vía cable or wirelessly

My PS4 controllers used to connect to my PS3 normally, however it will no longer connect via cable or wireless. I have tried resetting the controllers, and using different usb cables. I don't know ...
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Controller only connects to PC as an audio device

My Dualshock 4 used to work perfectly fine and had been until yesterday. I would plug it into my PC and play, no problem. But now my PC only recognizes the controller as an audio device and not a game ...
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Make the devices (like other pc or a game console) think that the PC is a xbox controller? [closed]

I want to trick the PC into looking like an Xbox controller and then connect it to the switch via Bluetooth using the MAGIC-NS adapter. Is there a software to do that? My question expressed simply ...
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Use controller on fortnite when window is not focused [duplicate]

I have the problem that I have to share my pc with my sister. We usually manage to use it at the same time when one of us is playing a game using a controller and the other one is doing something ...
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Connecting PS4 controller to PC with bluetooth while charging

I play rocket league with a ps4 controller on PC and I would like to always use Bluetooth. When my controller battery is low, I would like to plug it into the computer to charge it. When I do that, ...
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Is there a benefit from using a dock to charge wireless controllers

I now have a PS4 with a wireless controller. Is there a compelling reason to use a charging station, other than aesthetics?
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PS3 pad joystick outer deadzone

I've been using generic USB gamepads (those cheap Chinese gamepads) with my PC games for a long time now. They've served me well, but they all have an issue. The analog sticks are awful. The range in ...
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Colors on PS4 remotes

Kind of a dumb question but I've been wondering about this for a while, what determines the color of the bar on PS4 remotes, what do they mean? Just curious.
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PS4 controller won't connect after connecting to PC [duplicate]

I connected my PS4 controller to my PC and I tried going back on to my console but when I press the button, the sensor light keeps flashing. I pressed reset and also pressed the PS button and share ...
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What do I do if my dual shock controller has two circle buttons? [closed]

My SCUF VANTAGE gaming controller for the PS4 has two circle buttons instead of the usual △ ◯ ✕ □. How can I fix this?
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My Xbox Mic doesn't work with wireless controllers

My Xbox one Mic wont work with my Xbox one wireless controller that I just bought doesn't work with my TURTLE BEACH Ear Force Rocon Chat Headset but it works with my xbox one wired controller.
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Can anyone explain some unfamiliar terms in PS Vita for a beginner gamer like me? [closed]

So, I'm a grown-ass adult, but I've never played much game before other than on my phone. Since I'm on vacation and have a lot free time to spare, I'm looking to buy a PS Vita for gaming. However, I ...
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Are faceplates for xbox one s and xbox one controller interchangeable?

I have a very nice faceplate for an Xbox One controller, and I have an Xbox One S controller. Is it possible to put the faceplate on my controller? I don't want to void the warranty only to find out ...
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Use an xbox controller with MAME for light gun games?

How do you use an Xbox 360 or generic USB controller for MAME light gun games? The sensitivity is too high and the gun cursor always goes back to the center of the screen when you release the control ...
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XBOX360 controller for PC left stick analog goes up

I have bought one "XBOX360 controller for windows" (wired) to try playing Geometry Dash with a controller for a change, and have used it for a load of other games (MUGEN, PSX emulator games, some ...
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Is it mandatory to only use alkaline batteries (“LR6” designation) with the Xbox One controller?

According to Xbox support: When replacing the batteries in your Xbox One Wireless Controller, use only AA batteries that have an “LR6” designation (alkaline batteries). I have two types of ...
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My PS3 controller won’t connect when it is in safe mode

Accidentally put my PS3 into safe mode, when I turn it on now a message comes up saying connect the controller using a USB cable, and then press the PS button.
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Were the giant, floor-mounted Joysticks joysticks from a real arcade game?

In the 1983 movie Joysticks, the characters play two arcade games (Satan's Hollow and Super Pac-Man) using giant, floor-mounted joysticks. These come up to about waist height and terminate in a red ...
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PS4 controller now connecting? Reset doesn't work [duplicate]

I was using my PS4 perfectly fine last night and then I turned it all off to go to sleep. I woke up this morning and when I press the ps button on my controllers they simply flash a blue light and ...
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Xbox 360 Controller - Left Thumbstick moves by itself going down and up all the time

I have a problem with my Xbox 360 Controller for PC, and since I cannot seem to find how to fix this, I decided to do a post myself. This is how my controller looks on the configuration, as you can ...
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Why wont my Ps4 controller work once I play a movie?

Just the other day I took apart my controller to clean one of the keys (it was starting to stick) after reassembling it I made sure all the keys worked properly and played a game for a min before ...
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Ps3 controller issue

My PS3 controller is dead and the cable to charge it broke. I bought a new cable and it charges a wireless headset, but when I plug it into the controller nothing happens. It won’t even turn on. ...
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Can I disable the Steam Community notification in Big Picture Mode with PS4 controller playing Diablo 2

I decided to try Steam because it has a nice controller mapping feature to Big Picture Mode. So what I did: Mapped the keys to PS4 controller for Diablo II config Enabled Steam Overlay (in both the ...
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My ps4 won’t charge or connect controllers. It’s stuck at “press the PlayStation button to start”

I recently unpacked my ps4 after moving and when trying to start it it won’t charge or connect controllers. We even bought a new controller.
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Why did my Xbox One Controller stop working with Steam?

I have a MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 I've been connecting an Xbox One controller wirelessly through Bluetooth to play games on Steam and it has worked fine. But recently, the Xbox ...
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PS4 Controller paired over bluetooth “Connected” but not working

I'm attempting to connect my PS4 controller to a laptop over the built-in bluetooth. I pair by either holding the ps button and options (which my laptop autodetects and pairs) or holding the ps button ...
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Is it possible to play local multiplayer Steam games with wireless xbox one controllers on macOS?

I want to know if it is possible to play Steam games that support local multiplayer game modes(such as stick fight, Nidhogg2, Rocket League, etc.) using 2(or more) Xbox One wireless controllers on ...
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Xbox One controller intermittently shutting itself off mid-use

I have the weirdest issue that I've been digging for a solution to for hours and am resorting to trying to post a couple places. Controller shuts down despite having full battery in the middle of ...
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How to set default color and brightness of LEDs of the DualShock 4 controller on Linux?

I've bought a DualShock 4 controller and don't own a PlayStation 4 console. It's recognized on my ArchLinux systems out of the box. Newer kernels support it natively. The sole issue is that by ...
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How can I get my PS4 controller to work for Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver on Steam?

I currently use InputMapper 1.6.10.19991 on my computer for my PS4 Controller with the profile set to Emulate an XBox 360 Controller. in the options for Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver the Control option ...
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Xbox 360 controller axis doesn't go back to zero (or center)?

I just bought my first Xbox 360 controller for Windows. I play GTA 4 with this controller, when I move the stick to the left and I let go of the stick, the character keeps moving to the left, even ...
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Xbox 360 controller for Xbox 360 games on Xbox one? [duplicate]

The title line sounds a bit confusing. I apologize for that. Say I'm on my xbox one but I'm playing an xbox 360 game such as borderlands 2. Is it possible to use a wired 360 controller for gameplay?
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can't use arcade stick moving controller while in menu?

So I basically have installed tekken 7 on my PC, and for this game I have bought a "Arcade Game Kits, Quimat 2 Player", Pretty much everything is done with the controller, now the problem I am facing ...
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dualshock 4 not connecting to my ps4 [duplicate]

Sorry for the broken english hallo i have this small problem with my duelshock 4 controller it wont connect with my ps4 i tried to reset and it still doesn't work the licht doesn't blink if you ...
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PS4 slim won't recognize controller

I'm at my wit's end please help me. I have done all the things I needed to do with the controller and it still won't pick up. It does charge it but won't let me do anything with the PS4 even when I ...
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Bluetooth gamepad problem

When i connect my C8 Bluetooth game-pad to my android, the number 4 light turns on. Games don't work well even though I tried the dead trigger 2. Before this started happening number 1 light used to ...
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How can I tell if a PS3 controller may be fake?

I saw the below controller on OLX, the guy selling it claims it's an original. My main worries are sixaxis and decent analog sticks. To be honest, there isn't really anything throwing me off other ...
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Connect wireless Xbox 360 controller to iMac?

I want to have an Xbox 360 controller to be connected wireless to an iMac. I suppose it can be done via Bluetooth, or having a reciever plugged into an USB port, but I'm not sure which controller ...
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Xbox One S controller (via Bluetooth to Linux) isn't binding Start or Select in Nestopia

I'm trying to use the emulator Nestopia with my Bluetooth Xbox One S controller. I'm able to use the controller completely fine in other games and emulators, but for whatever reason when I'm binding ...
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What are the controller ids in a Steam announcement?

In the Steam announcement "v1.55 Released - XInput Support, Xbox One Controller Compatibility", a number of controllers were listed, each with an id of some sort after them. Some of them were as ...
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After initial setup does Xbox One controller via bluetooth connect automatically?

Long question, sorry. I'm thinking about upgrading my wireless 360 controller (via adapter) to a Xbox One S (via bluetooth) for my PC. Currently when I hit the 'guide' button it turns on and connects ...
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Afterglow prismatic controller reset not working

So I recently was messing around with the stream function on my laptop for xbox one and I was having problems with the sensitivity of my controller, so I reset it while it was plugged into the laptop (...
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Minecraft PE with OUYA Controller?

In the Android Bedrock version of Minecraft, I am able to connect an OUYA controller via Bluetooth. However, many of the keybinds do not work as expected. Through some testing, I have been able to ...
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How to map certain function buttons on Kega Fusion to a gamepad?

My specific problem is with the use of "Kega Fusion", a Sega Genesis emulator, with a specific hard-coded keyboard presses for a certain functions (i.e.: Backspace = Fast Forward, F5/F8 = save/load ...
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Control problems in skyrim

Starting a couple of days ago, when playing Skyrim when I try to walk forward, every now and then my character tries to move toward the left. Is this likely a problem with my controller? (Doesn’t ...
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Connected my ps4 controller to a ps3 now can't connect it back

I need help. Since one of my favorite games was BO2 on ps3 I wanted to play IT again, so I unpackaged my ps3 and connected it to my ps4 controller. But when I was done and wanted to connect it back ...