Questions tagged [controllers]

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

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Hardware calibrate xbox360

I am triing to recover an xbox360 wireless controle. It had its L stick in bad shape, so i de-soldered and re-soldered a new part. The issue is, its "zero position" isn't zero. If i move ...
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Skyrim Controller Controls Keep Resetting

I know I'm late to the party, both because this game is old and because similar questions have been asked. But none of the other answers I've seen work for me so far. My Problem In Skyrim, I can go to ...
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my controller does not work unless plugged in with a USB cable

My PS4 controller is connected to my PC with Bluetooth. The controller works with some games that I downloaded on steam, when i turn it on the controller has a blue light and allows me to play as much ...
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Wii controllers disconnects and only connects again after restart

When I turn on my Wii, and I press any button on any controller, it connects properly. If I press a button on any other controller, any other controller which was already connected loses connection, ...
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Is it possible to use Thurstmaster T3PA and Servo Base on PS4 without a wheel?

I had the great luck to receive a Thurstmaster T3PA pedals as well as a Servo Base T300 for both Christmas and birthday, the 26th. However, the racing wheel wasn't shifted yet because it comes from ...
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PS4 won't connect to controller

I have recently bought a second hand PS4, when it arrived, it was working perfectly with the consoles connected. We did a factory reset to get rid of the last person's info etc. on it. Now when we try ...
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Dualshock 4 V2 stopped working wireless

Recently when i was about to turn on my ps4 with my controller, it did not work. I tought it was out of battery so i connected the cable. But still my ps4 controller did not get any power from the ps4....
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playing with a controller but it shows me the pc controls in the tutorial and i have no idea what to do microsoft flight simulator

I am doing the first tutorial and I can't even get through that. I am using a controller, and it's asking me to do all this camera stuff and it literally won't tell me how to, but instead shows me ...
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Using XBox controller on Windows 10 (Far Cry 4)

My question may sound simple but I've been struggling since a long time and I have no idea why it is so difficult. I have a wireless XBox controller, I have no problem pairing it with my laptop. Then ...
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How can I replace a broken ribbon circuit board in a Dualshock 3?

I have a Dualshock 3 and apparently, its ribbon circuit board (code SA1Q147A) is broken. I cannot find this particular model anywhere, either in my country, on the web, or on overseas sale sites. ...
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Does the Sony PS4 Controller (Dualshock/DS4) work via USB on a Mac?

Simple question that I cannot find the simple answer to anywhere on the web. Does the Sony PS4 controller work via USB with a Mac computer? Without any configuration? Just by plugging it in? Any Mac I ...
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PS4 remote wont connect to PS4 after being connected to IPad while ps4 has error message

I have been playing ps4 through my iPad, with the remote connected via Bluetooth to the iPad. Just recently the ps4 crashed and when it restarted, there is an error message which give you an option to ...
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Maximum USB Controllers? 16?

I've been building the ultimate retro gaming PC and storage cabinet that emulates all popular vintage consoles, and their controllers to match. Emulating Atari 2600 through Dreamcast - half of the ...
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Stuck at initial setup screen: PS button not responding

Hoping to get some help with a problem I have with my PS4, which I just can't figure out. Any help would be really appreciated. A couple of weeks ago, I was prompted to install an update, which I did ...
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Why won’t my PS4 slim controller connect to my PS4? [duplicate]

Hi i have a ps4 slim it is not connect to the controller i have tried with 5 different controllers and the orange light comes and it does not connect. I have tried the hold the power off button till ...
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Are the confirm and cancel buttons swapped on Japanese PS5?

The PlayStation controller was originally designed with Circle as the confirm button and Cross as the cancel button in mind. This was flipped around for the West, because of the questionable idea that ...
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Elite Dangerous key bindings for Oculus Touch

I'm having trouble understanding the Oculus Touch controller bindings in Elite Dangerous. Ignoring the Oculus and Hamburger (Menu/Pause) buttons and the analogue Hat, there are 8 buttons in total ...
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How do I perform something like rolling the controller shock button on keyboard properly?

Nowadays, I am playing Castlevania: Lords of Shadow using my PC with a keyboard. Unfortunately, other ports on the case are broken and I can't attach a controller. Also, I dislike wireless controllers....
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If we do not have gamepad with autofire, can we have autofire anyway while playing games in steam?

I used to play games like street fighter iv. Using autofire make it easy for me to perform some moves, like Zangief piledrive or shoryuken. That's because the actual time to press doesn't have to be ...
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My Xbox One controller suddenly stopped working on PC

Sorry, English isn't my first language. Please let me know if you didn't understand something and I will try to explain it in another way. So, until Saturday (2 days ago) my Xbox One controller was ...
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Wireless xbox 360 controller for PC never shuts off if disconnected

So I'm done playing and I shut off my pc, the controller starts blinking and never stops. Ever. I have to remove the battery pack if I want it to stop. Is there another way? Any way to get it to stop ...
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How can I record button presses when recording a video on PC?

Motivation So, I'm having difficulties with clearing some timed levels in a platformer. Even when I feel like I've pressed every button perfectly, I can still barely clear it; and some levels are ...
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Disable a button on an Xbox controller on Windows?

So, here's my use case - I own a Band Hero drumkit for the Xbox 360. It gets picked up by my Xbox 360 wireless receiver on Windows without any issues, and it's even recognised as a drum kit. So far, ...
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PS4 controller light stuck in Bluetooth

I was playing cold war and my controller disconnected and went to Bluetooth mode. I checked all of my devices and its not connected. I found out my controller can turn on my PS4 but the buttons dont ...
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Xbox One Controller - Model 1537 Torx T6 does not fit

I was asked by my friend to clean his Xbox One controllers. He's got two controllers included with console, and one controller bought later. They got dirty during years of operation. I wanted to clean ...
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Motor skill: Let speed come naturally?

I've commonly heard that when practising a motor skill, one should start slow with correct form and one shouldn't force speed. Rather, let speed come naturally. I believe this but I can't find a ...
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My Jakks / Namco 5-in-1 Plug and Play TV console has messed up video. Any ideas on how to fix/troubleshoot?

I have a Jakks / Namco 5-in-1 Plug and Play TV console. For reference, this is what it looks like: When I start it up, the audio works fine, but the picture is messed up. This is the game select ...
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Xbox One S Bluetooth controller causing weird frame drops

Whenever I use my xbox one s controller, connected via bluetooth and I play a game with rumble/vibration the frames will drop to half, sometimes more than half while it's rumbling and return to normal ...
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Dualshock 4 not turning on

I have a PS4 controller that works connected to PC (wired connect) and PS3 (also wired), when connected to PS4 it only charges. Exchanged the battery with a still-perfectly-working one. Tried ...
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Gaming console (XBox) through wall in another room

I'm looking to wall mount the TV in my lounge, which would give it a nice, clean look. However, I've got an XBox one and want to get an XBox Series X in the future. My partner wants to avoid having an ...
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Game doesn't recognise xbox controller after changing batteries

I have a weird problem with Windows 10 (build 1903) where if I'm playing a game with my xbox 360 wireless controller, if the battery runs out and I replace it, after that the game doesn't register any ...
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Ds4 controller, problems connecting to pc

Ok, so i have tried literally everything that other forums, other posts, and literally what my witch doctor have told me, so i have taken the messure of going to the gods of the internet myself and ...
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Prismatic Afterglow Xbox One controller isn't recognized by the pc app even with the original cable

Just as the title says i want to use the app but i cant, i have reset the controller and that hasn't fixed it either, i have used another cable but no luck, i cleaned the cable thinking it may be ...
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How can I connect a Thrustmaster Ferrari GT without the original dongle?

I have here a Ferrari Wireless GT Cockpit 430 Scuderia Edition, but I don't have the dongle anymore. Since it has no USB/cable port, it's useless now. I tried to connect it using a common chinese ...
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No gaming controllers work on my desktop. Same controllers work on laptop

I have a custom-built desktop PC running a fresh install of Windows Home. The mobo is a little older, maybe 6 or 7 years. I also have a brand new Surface Book 2. On the latter, everything "just ...
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Xcloud on Android, games say controller not connected, but it is

Just been trying to use xcloud on my Huawei p10 pro, I blue toothed my xbox one controller to android and it seems to work as it can use the d pad to cycle though icons on the phone, but when I start ...
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How do I turn the controller timeout to “never”?

How do I change the controller settings to never timeout or go to sleep? I cannot find the correct option in Steam. I am using a generic controller.
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Use Taiko drum for random games

I bought a cool rhythm game (Taiko no Tatsujin) and I got the drum controller to go with it. While playing with it I thought it would be fun to try and use it for games obviously not made for this ...
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How can I get a wireless 'Afterglow' Switch controller to work on PC?

I tried plugging it in on multiple usb ports, but it simply won't detect any imput, the "pairing" light on the bottom of the controller keeps flashing as if to indicate that it's waiting for ...
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Can anyone help with restarting my PS4?

My PS4 was working perfectly fine a couple days ago, then when I turned it on it gives me the “cannot start ps4, connect DualShock 4 using usb and press the ps button” screen. I have had this issue ...
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Dualshock4 keeps disconnecting from Windows 10

I have a new PC with an ASUS TUF X570-Pro (Wi-Fi) motherboard, which has Bluetooth. I have the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna connected and sitting on my desk about two feet from me. For the last couple of ...
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BT controller won't connect after pairing

I have a brand new Gulikit switch controller. It's a third party controller. I can pair to a Windows 10 PC desktop that has a cheapo no brand USB Bluetooth dongle. But when I turn off the PC or the ...
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Why won't my controllers connect to my PS4? I want to use unplugging my PS4 as a last resort [duplicate]

I was playing on my PlayStation 4 when my fully charged controller suddenly turned off. I thought it just went dead and plugged it into my charger. I then tried to turn on my other controller but it ...
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How do I make Portal (steam) work with X360CE?

I ran the 32-bit version of x360ce.exe in both C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Portal and C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Portal\bin. It created the xinput1_3.dll file in ...
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How do I fix the Controller Settings loosing the ELEMENT SHIFT WHEEL action?

The game involves accessing 8 Elements to cast spells. When you use a gamepad to play the game, the 8 elements are accessed by your four face buttons for the first four elements, then holding the L1 ...
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use virtual controller and physical one at the same time

I am trying to use a virtual controller, but I still want my physical controller (a Dualshock 4) to work at the same time when I'm playing on steam. For some reason whenever I start up the virtual ...
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Autohotkey: How to map a keystroke to a controller button press

I have a dualshock 4, and I know how to remap a controller button to a key, for example 'Joy2::v'. But I can't figure out how to do it the other way around. I would like to have a command like 'v::...
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Can I make Steam interpret a keyboard key as a controller input?

I am trying to map a single key on my keyboard to be interpreted as the x-button of my dualshock, but I am not sure how to do it in the steam settings/if I need a program for that. It's not important ...
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Is there a way to search for games on Steam that are both Mac OS and PS4 controller compatible?

I'm having a hard time finding games that meet these requirements. At the moment I spend a long time downloading a game only to find it won't work with a handheld controller. Can I search by this ...
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How to fix PS3 controllers that press buttons randomly even after resetting and cleaning?

I know this is a somewhat generic question around the web, but looking from search results--my situation is unique? I gave two of my PS3 controllers to my little sister cause she was playing tomb ...

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