Questions tagged [controllers]

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

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Button mapping for PC-Engine on Fightcade2

I am using Fightcade 2 to try playing retro arcade games One of those games is a PC-Engine / TurboGrafx-16 game I am using a Nintendo Switch gamepad with Fightcade For some NeoGeo games, the button ...
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What is this icon of a controller with an upward arrow trying to indicate?

I'm playing "Detroit: Become Human" on PC via Steam. I've hooked up a Playstation controller since the keyboard+mouse controls are so strangely nonstandard. The game shows me prompts of what ...
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My PS3 controller won't reconnect after plugging the cable back in

When my PS3 controller is connected with the cable it remains connected, but when I remove the cable it disconnects and won't connect again. Does anyone know what the problem is?
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Dark Souls 3 controller not working

On starting Dark souls 3 (steam/win11/razer blade 17) only the mouse and keyboard would work despite having an xbox series controller wirelessly connected. The xbox button prompts were there but the ...
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Why does my trim keep snapping to maximum-up whenever I open the main menu?

Just installed Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020), and got a Thrustmaster 16000 HOTAS + rudder pedals. Hopped into the Mount Everest discovery flight to see what calibration I needed to make to the ...
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Why is analog stick drift so associated with the Nintendo Switch's Joycons? [closed]

AFAIK, analog stick drift has been reported in every analog stick controller I'm familiar with, apparently fixable by painstakingly scraping out dust and gunk. However, the issue seems to be most ...
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PS4 controller on PS3 not working

When I plug it into the PS3 it dosen't work/light up. Everywhere else it works, bluetooth also works. I have tried resetting the control via the thing in the back plugging it in and out.
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Does connecting a PS5 controller to a PC via Bluetooth work and if so does it require additional software or drivers to function?

I have bought a Dual Sense Playstation 5 controller, and a USB 5.0 bluetooth dongle. I've tested the dongle by pairing it to my phone and my bluetooth speakers, and it works well. The controller is ...
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How to make PC Gaming controller(Logitech F310) to work on Xbox One?

I know Logitech F310 doesn't work with Xbox One(Because it's for PC). I see that there're some adapters(CronusMAX, Titan one etc.) using which we can make the controller work on Xbox. But I can't ...
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Unable to have wired Xbox 360 style controllers recognized by Android 5 (Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2)

I've got the Samsung Note Pro tablet on the latest android 5.0.2 I've got 2 gamepads which work on the Xbox 360 and when I try to use them on the tablet none of them are recognized. I've followed all ...
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Is there a known way to map all possible analog stick values to buttons?

I'm having to develop my own Gamecube controller so I can play Melee without debilitating pain. I can't use an analog stick at all(that's one of the things that aggravates my wrists) and need a way to ...
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PS5 controller doesn't charge

I have bought controller to use on PC. But when I connect it to USB to charge, orange light glows once and stops. If I connect it to Mac, it glows solid orange with white middle light. It should blink ...
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PS4 Controller Issue

Whenever I try to turn my PS4 on via remote, the light starts flashing blue for a few seconds and then nothing. When I manually turn the console on, the remotes do the same thing and won’t turn on. ...
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Does pressing down on the analog sticks increase the likelyhood of stick drift?

Just got a new controller that I saved up for almost a year and I'd like to prolong it's lifespan. I forgot where I read/heard this, but I recall someone saying how pressing down on the analog sticks ...
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PS4 Controller only turns on when plugged in to PC, not with PS4 [duplicate]

Neither the PS-button nor the reset button can turn on the controller - except if it's plugged in to the PC. There's no reaction of the controller or from PS4 when I plug it to the USB of my PS4. The ...
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Minecraft Dungeons local co-op is broken with Remote Play

Picture this scenario: I have 2 Xbox One controllers. A friend is coming over to play local Minecraft Dungeons co-op, however both of the two controllers are occupied. The friend brings over a PS3 ...
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How can I reset controller configuration for a specific game in Steam?

Background I own a PS5 controller, my operating system is Ubuntu 22.04. I installed a new game in steam, and it was listed as having partial controller support. I did not see any controller ...
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Same controller listed with different "Setting ID" in x360CE doesn't work

This one doesn't work: This one does: As far as I can tell, the only difference is the "Setting ID". Removing and re-adding the controller creates another one with 0BEDCE40 that doesn't ...
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Rayman Origins DS4 controller not working

I'm trying to use a PS4 controller for Rayman Origins on my PC. Through DS4Windows, I have made it think I'm using an XBox 360 controller, but all the key binds now say 2-[followed by whatever key ...
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(New) PS4 slim controller connection troubles

I am new to this forum but I recently just had my 500G Ps4 slim die on me so I ordered a new one. This is where I need help. I just received my pre-owned 500G Ps4 slim that was ordered from GameStop. ...
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How can I make a DualShock 4 show only once when connected both by Bluetooth and USB?

I have a DualShock 4 connected via Bluetooth and USB to my PC. How can I make it show only once so I can keep it charging without getting double inputs?
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Wizard of Legend controller support on Amazon Games

I've heard that Wizard of Legend has controller support, for example through big picture mode in Steam. I have the game through Amazon Games and I can't get the controllers to work. Has anyone been ...
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Is it possible to play car racing games with a joystick?

Is it possible to drive cars in games (on a pc) with a joystick instead of a steering wheel (like that for a flight simulator)? Are there car racing games that support joysticks? Can I trick the ...
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Are Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl using controller vibrations or motion?

I like to play handheld with Split Pad controllers because size does matter, but they lack vibrations and gyroscope. Game informed me that motion controls will be used somewhere in game, but it can be ...
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Can the PS Vita AC Adapter be used to charge a DualShock 3?

Can the PS Vita AC Adapter (PCH-ZAC1) be used to charge a DualShock 3 controller? The DS3 requires a "handshake" with the charger to start being charged, but I don't know if the Vita AC ...
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Does the Nintendo Switch charge the JoyCons in Handheld mode while undocked and unplugged?

I've been searching for this answer, but I keep getting conflicting information. When the Switch is unplugged, does it charge the Joycon controllers? So far the answers I've found are: They don't ...
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Does the PS5 controller support haptic feedback on PS3?

Does the PS5 dualsense controller have haptic feedback on PS3?
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Where to read release notes for Xbox controller firmware?

Where can I read release notes or a changelog for Xbox controller firmware? I searched online but only found release notes for Xbox system updates https://support.xbox.com/en-GB/help/hardware-network/...
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Subnautica Below Zero not responding when playing on PC with Xbox Series controller

Usually I am able to play games on my PC using my Xbox Series controller via Bluetooth. But with this game, it does not seem to work, except when switching from the keyboard/mouse to the controller, ...
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How to pass phone audio to Dualshock 4 controller that is connected by Bluetooth?

I have my Dualshock 4 connected over Bluetooth to my phone. Everything works fine, but I want to use the controller's audio jack instead of the phones. When I connect the headset to the controller, ...
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Where can I find a replacement cable for PowerA's Spectra Enhanced Wired Controller?

I have a Power A Spectra Enhanced Wired Controller for XBOX One: My snap-lock detachable cable broke and I'm having trouble finding a replacement. I've searched Amazon and Google but so far I've ...
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PS4 Controller only works when plugged in

When I plug my PS4 controllers in, they turn on and work perfectly but the moment I unplug the cords from the controllers, they completely shut down and when I press the PS button I get no light or ...
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How can I move controller bindings between DCS on different PCs?

Is there a way to move DCS controller bindings between computers without doing it individually aircraft-by-aircraft and controller-by-controller using "Save profile as" and "Load ...
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Ps4 controller randomly stops working

My PS4 and controller I bought 7 months ago have been fine until yesterday. The PS4 did a system update, and after that I downloaded and installed Fallout 4 from the disk. This is when the problem ...
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Why is my PS4 controller showing up as "rdamicro" on my PC?

Instead of showing up as wireless controller, it shows up as "rdamicro." I plugged in my PS4 controller to my PC and I have installed ds4windows and its drivers, but my PC is detecting my ...
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My PS4 controller broke so I bought a new one and it won't connect no matter what [duplicate]

My controller broke so I bought a new one, but it isn't recognised by the PS4 at all. The PS4 won't turn on when I press the PS button, I pressed share and the PS button - nothing. It starts flashing ...
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PS4 controller connects to laptop via Bluetooth but then doesn't work

I used to play games on laptop using my PS4 controller all the time by using Inputmapper. Recently, when I connect my controller to the laptop the LED stays on with a white light, which is unusual as ...
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How many wireless xbox 360 controllers can be active in the same room?

Soon I am going to host a Halo 3 LAN party with 16 people in my living room. At most two people will share a screen, so we are talking about at least 8 consoles. When 16 people are using wireless ...
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How to connect T3 gamepad to Android?

Recently I bought T3 Gamepad to connect it to Android. I can test it in the apps ShootingV3 it wrote in the manuals. For some reason, I can't use it in game. Anyone knows what to do?
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What controller is on this t-shirt?

I was looking at this "Console General" shirt on woot and I am unable to identify one of the controllers: (It's the last controller on the second row.) What console is it from? None of the ...
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Any way to adjust DualShock 3 sensitivity/deadzones in SCP Toolkit?

So I have a DualShock 3 controller I'm trying to play a couple racing games with. I installed SCP Toolkit version 1.7xxxxx (latest beta) and it's working over a USB cable. I booted up the sim, bound ...
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How do I set custom diagonal deadzones for my Xbox 360 controller on PC?

I'm playing a fighting game (Guilty Gear Strive) and the angle to get diagonal outputs on my left joystick is very tight on this game. For example, to get a top right diagonal output, I need to input ...
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Dualshock 4 controller connected but not detected

I have a DS4 controller and I've installed DS4Windows by Jay2Kings and my controller worked until I decided to upgrade it to the ryochan7 version. The controller was obviously disconnected so i had to ...
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How do I invert the Y Axis for iPhone / backbone for Call Of Duty Mobile

I have a backbone game controller for the iPhone (it's nice) and I want to play Call Of Duty Mobile, but the game has no setting for inverting the Y Axis. What other options are there? Are there ...
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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Lights Up

I've noticed that after connecting my Nintendo Switch Joy Cons to my computer, the small gray ring around the home button starts to light up. I looked around the settings of my Nintendo Switch, and ...
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Is there a way to copy and paste on the PS4 without using the Keyboard?

For example, I want to copy and paste text from a message on the Browser. I can't do copy and paste because all those paragraphs are not on the PS4 Keyboard to select.
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How to fix joystick bumps

With my old pair of joy-cons (and my new ones, too), I have noticed that the joysticks have some sort of bumps on them that look a bit like this: I believe that this is because the lid of the joy ...
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Bought refurbished PS4, can’t connect to either controller

(EDIT: I have found out what I was doing wrong! There was a spare USB cable that I didn’t see earlier, and that just so happened to be the one I needed to “jumpstart” my PS4! Thank you all so much for ...
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Override the PlayStation 4 DualShock Controllers in Windows 10

I'm using a PlayStation 4 DualShock controller on Windows 10. I want to change the controller behaviours for the operating system as a whole. I want the "O" button to be "pressed" ...
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Does PlayStation 2 wireless controllers really works well?

Last days I was mentioning about the glory of PS2 times and it would be nice to pull out this old console from the basement and have some fun with it one more time. The problem is that PS2 controllers ...
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