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

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What's the most efficient brain–computer interface to play video games? [closed]

I read: Technology for connecting paralyzed folks with computers has existed for a while now, according to Bloomberg: Neuralink is not the only company working on brain devices that connect with ...
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Can a cable be used to connect the official Xbox wireless headset to an Xbox Series controller?

Can I use a cable to connect an Xbox Wireless Headset (the official one) to the standard Xbox wireless controller? USB-C to 3.5mm TRRS I guess?
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How do I turn off an Xbox controller when paired using bluetooth? [duplicate]

My Xbox wireless controller is connected to my Steam Deck or PC but when I hold down the Xbox button to power it off, it brings up the Steam Deck menu.
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Where does Steam store the gyro calibration settings?

A bit of background: I have an issue with my DS4 controller connected either wired or wireless. I use the controller's gyro mapped to act as a mouse to make it easier to aim in some games. When I use ...
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Does Castle of Illusion support Bluetooth controllers on iPad?

I am interested in purchasing "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse" for iPadOS. The game is quite old (2013) and does not list support for a controller. However I have read comments ...
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Wiimote disconnects everytime

Ok so I started my Wii and I noticed that the Wiimote loses connections with the console, specially when it lands on icons, buttons and that. I though that could be the batteries or the sensor bar, ...
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Why is the firmware of the "Xbox Wireless Controller" not updated automatically?

I have now updated all Xbox Wireless Controllers (the first time since years). I didn't know that I had to do this regularly. Is there a reason why this is not done automatically? Updates to games and ...
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My Ipega Demon Z PG-9129 controller is not working via USB cable on PC

Hi I was trying to connect my Ipega Demon Z controller via Scp toolkit with cable that was with controller to my PC here is what did it show: I wanted to play Silent Hill Homecoming with it which ...
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My PS4 controller will not connect after rest mode

I recently got a ps4, but whenever I put it into rest mode, the controllers will get a white bar and will not respond when I try to press the PS button. I am forced to shut it down, and whenever I ...
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How to set location in Starcraft 64?

When press right, screen jumps to my base and tool tip says "Map location R selected". When I press other directions it says the same, just with letter for the direction I pressed. How do I ...
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Is the Nintendo Pro Controller better than Joy Con? [closed]

I bought Switch last year. And this is my first Nintendo Console. I recently bought Tears of the Kingdom. I feel so good playing the game. However, I am wondering if the Pro Controller will make the ...
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Is it possible to use a 2.4GHz wireless keyboard and mouse with an Xbox Series X?

I am wondering if it is possible to use such a control combination on an Xbox Series X? I am asking because I'm coming from a PC gaming background and it seems a more natural combination for me. I ...
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Why is my PS4 controller blinking twice and then just turning off?

I’ve tried pressing the button in the back of the controller, and when I charge it, it only shows orange but doesn’t flash/pulse so it also won’t charge. I don’t know what to do because I tried both ...
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Xbox X/S controller on PS3?

I'm wondering if there's a way to use Xbox Series X/S controller on PlayStation 3? It doesn't matter if they're wired or wireless; is this possible in any way?
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How do I connect my Xbox 360 controller to my 2.4Ghz wireless gaming receiver if it doesn't have a connect button? [closed]

How do I connect my Xbox 360 controller to my 2.4Ghz wireless gaming receiver if it doesn't have a connect button?
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How to remap controller buttons in newer RPG Maker games?

On RPG Maker games made on the older versions, when I pressed F1, it would bring up a remapping window. Now on games made using the newer one where it's like a contained browser (Electron?), nothing ...
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PS4 controller don't charge or turns on (even when connected to ps4)

I couldn't find any solution through the internet. My controller isn't charging or turning on even when connected to ps4. I've already changed the micro USB port and tested another battery and nothing....
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Rocket League controller only works on Press Any Button to Start screen

When I start Rocket League, I press a button on my controller at the screen that says "Press Any Button to Start". That brings up the main menu, but my controller no longer works to control ...
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Any way to use Steam Deck / Steam Controller advanced input without fully launching Steam?

I'd like to develop some advanced boot menus for my Steam Deck, and I'd like to use features like the joysticks and touchpads. By default, the Steam Deck's inputs (and the Steam Controller that this ...
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D-pad and capture button of my left joy-con are not working properly

History: The SL+SR of my left joy-con is not working and the LED-indicator is not lighting up. The drift of the joystick is also prominent. I bought online a ribbon cable replacement for SL+SR, shell ...
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Game keeps deleting bUse Joystick=1 from ini file

Title pretty much says it. New Vegas removed the option to use a controller and after some googling i readded the line bUse Joystick 1 in the ini file, and set it back to read only. But every single ...
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Recognize PS5 Dualsense controller models from the box

Recently while researching the Dualsense analog stick drift common issue I have read some comments pointing out that at least two different joystick versions exist: the original one and a later ...
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Bluetooth controller connects to Steam Deck but will not operate

I have: a Steam Deck, running SteamOS Holo 3.4.8 stable a Microsoft Wireless Controller for Xbox One, Model 1708 For the months I have had the Steam Deck, I have frequently used these together with ...
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Steam opening games in background when using controller

This is only happening when playing with a controller. It appears as though gamepad commands are going out of the game and triggering things in Windows. This happens with Steam Big Picture and the ...
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How do I fix a popped-out left joystick on my Xbox Series S/X controller?

Was playing GTA and threw it at the ground from about 1 foot off the ground, and somehow it came out, though it doesn’t go back in. I don’t have the tools to fix this as I have seen tutorials and need ...
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What was the first video game console controller with ANALOG trigger buttons?

I want to emphasize the word "ANALOG" so that you understand that i am not referring to digital trigger buttons I want to know what was the first controller with analog trigger buttons, not ...
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Will leaving a DualSense controller (PS5) connected after it is fully charged shorten its battery life?

After fully charging it, will leaving a DualSense controller (PS5) connected to the console shorten its battery life?
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How to reset a PS4 controller? [duplicate]

My PS4 controller won't turn on, after holding the reset button for a certain amount of time you have to immediately click a certain button combination to activate your controller without a console. ...
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Do I need an "EMR" to use the paddles on a Scuf controller?

Scuf is one of the top brands of third-party, professional-quality controllers for gaming. Their controllers all come with back paddles. During checkout, it asks if I want "EMR" for an ...
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How can I resolve the issue of Risk of Rain 2 not reading my controller inputs?

I've run into an issue with Risk of Rain 2 on my steam deck, where it no longer accepts controller inputs. In settings, under controller options, most inputs are labeled with an error saying there isn'...
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Bluetooth XBox controller not working with Pikuniku (GOG) on Mac

I'm trying to play Pikuniku (GOG version) on an Intel iMac Pro with Ventura (13.3.1). I have an XBox Core controller (m1142084-007) connected with Bluetooth. The computer recognizes it and it appears ...
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How do steering wheels work as input/output devices?

I am trying to understand problems with how steering wheels work on Linux (or not). Does every model of steering wheel require a specific driver? And why? I think that they shouldn't need special ...
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Does Circuit Superstars support splitscreen with two (identical) controllers?

Is it possible to play Circuit Superstars in split screen (i.e. local multiplayer) with two (identical) controllers? I know that the game's Steam page mentions both Split Screen and Full controller ...
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What type of attribute does a controller have to have to play games like Bayonetta for PC?

I am not a gamer. I bought a generic PS2 controller, a really bad controller by the way. I played some games with it normally like Tomb Raider III (Steam version). I tried to use it to play Bayonetta ...
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Camera jerking randomly on Fallout 4

I just started replaying Fallout 4 again, but there's this annoying problem where every time I start to move R3, the camera jerks in the opposite direction for a split second, and it does it randomly ...
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Do third party Xbox controllers work as well on Windows 10?

I have three official wireless Xbox One controllers that have been great to move back and forth between my gaming PCs. Open the Bluetooth config, select the controller, connect. All the configuration ...
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PS5 dualsense controller disconnecting

I tried to totally disconnect from WiFi. That did not help. When I try to connect the second controller it stays connected for 5-10sec and then disconnects. This happens when connecting to an iPhone/...
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How to play with more than 4 controllers in the same pc?

I just recently got 4 wired xbox one controllers, and I want to use them with my other 2 controllers to play Gang Beast and Pummel Party, but it seems that the game only recognize the first 4 that ...
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Xbox controller disconnects immeditely on pc

I have had this problem off and on and I'm not sure what is causing it. The batteries are full (I have rechargable batteries) but when I put on the controller (xbox one) it connects briefly to the pc ...
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Controller moving

I am playing the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. My controller + another controller is moving when I am aiming. What I mean is, when I aim and I move my controller it is also moving on the screen. ...
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Xbox One bluetooth controller doesn't register two trigger presses at the same time, how to fix?

With a bluetooth Xbox One controller on a Windows PC, it seems like the Z Axis registers identical inputs when I press both triggers at the same time as when I don't press anything at all, as shown ...
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I am getting double input on my controller

In the past I was using an Xbox One controller which is 3 years old on my laptop which has Windows 10. I connected the controller to the laptop by using a USB cable. In the last year I started getting ...
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Generic gamepad controllers not working with It Takes Two

I have the 0810-0001-Twin USB Gamepad on Windows. It works fine in gamepad testers on websites. However when I play It Takes Two, it does not pick up the controllers. Is the game limited to only ...
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My controller is strafing left when I hit both triggers

So, I've been playing Warframe lately, and I've noticed that occasionally, when I aim (hold LT) and then fire (hold RT) I strafe left. I have done some testing, and I have found that it's less ...
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Should the A button on the gamepad be the right or the bottom button?

(Please excuse my ignorant question - I'm a long-time "PC Keyboard and Mouse" gamer who only recently started using a gamepad.) I got myself an 8BitDo Pro 2 gamepad, which can be connected ...
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Did DOOM for SNES support the SNES mouse and Super Scope?

I have just watched a video interview with the programmer for the SNES port of DOOM: I did not note the timestamp, but at one point he mentions how he wanted to have &...
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How do you enter a login passcode without a dualshock controller?

I haven't used my PS4 in quite some time. Now when I switch the PS4 on I'm taken to this screen. I can't find my old PS4 controller so I had to buy a new one, but it won't connect to the console, even ...
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What's the terminology for pressing down (inward) on a thumbstick?

On a controller that has thumbsticks, when it is possible to press down into the thumbstick - not D-pad down, as in UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT, but down on the Z-axis - what verbiage would one use to describe ...
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Switch won't recognize my wired Horipad+, but my PC does

My Switch doesn't recognize my wired Horipad+; when I plug it into my Switch dock, the console does not recognize the controller and its status LEDs do not light up. However, the controller works fine ...
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Prevent controller input to unwanted process

I often have a game running in the background while I play something on dolphin. The particular game does not seem to listen to unbinding / not being in the foreground. Any utility specifically for ...
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