Questions tagged [controllers]

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

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Wireless Xbox 360 controller for PC receiver does not automatically turn on after startup

I have Windows 8.1 Pro x64 and have the latest Xbox 360 Accessories 1.2 driver installed. Whenever I boot up my desktop while the receiver is plugged in, the light does not come on, which I'm assuming ...
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Creating Key Bindings for an Xbox One controller on Mac

I am really looking for a way to create key binding for an xbox one controller connected to a Mac. I know this is kind of a weird request, but I really want to try playing Guild Wars 2 with a ...
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How can I calibrate a joystick on a Mac?

A joystick on my controller is off-center, and I don't want to go through the pain of fixing it (it has proprietary screws, plus I don't know what to do with it once I'm inside). How do I go about ...
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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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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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How can I use my gamepad trackball with Crysis 2 and Xpadder?

I've recently installed Crysis 2 in my PC (Win7 x64bit). I wanted to use my joystick (a gamepad like the ones for the PlayStation) with the game. So I've installed Xpadder to make the joystick ...
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Xbox 360 PDP Controller not working with Ouya

I recently bought an Ouya, and a second xbox 360 PDP Rock Candy controller (my girlfriend liked it and it was cheap hahah), but I can't get it to work. I plug it in, and halfway through it lights up, ...
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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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Buttons on PS4 Controller not Detected by Steam Controller Settings

I am attempting to set up my PS4 controller on Steam PC and there are numerous button inputs not being detected. At the very least Steam does detect the controller, but when I try to set up the input ...
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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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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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Connecting an Xbox 360 controller to Windows 10 with a wireless receiver with no sync button

I have a generic wireless receiver which I have set up as an Xbox 360 wireless receiver using the microsoft official drivers, but the device does not have a sync button. It does have a button but it ...
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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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Xbox One Controller won't connect to Xbox One S

My 1 month old xbox one controller won't connect to my xbox one S wirelessly anymore. Yesterday I was playing FIFA 17 locally against a friend when I had to pause. After pausing my controller ...
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What are the controls for Geometry Dash while using a PS4 controller connected to a phone

I am trying to connect my PS4 controller to my phone. I was able to connect it but now I want to play Geometry Dash with the controller. I tried it, but only a few things worked, pause the level, exit ...
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Dark Souls - change xbox sticks to always run instead of walk to running?

When you slightly move the stick your character walks, when you move the stick all the way your character runs. Is there a way so that it always runs? My controller is dodgy in that moving the stick ...
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Reset button killed my control pad

While not paying attention, I accidentally reset the new controller for our PlayStation. Now, when I connect it with the cable, it displays the message 'unknown USB device connected'. How can I fix ...
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is the xbox 360 wireless receiver a low/full speed or a high speed usb 2 device? (compatibility with at90usb1287 host)

[This might be a bit off-topic, but I'm not sure where it would be a better fit] I would like to control my uC with a wireless XB360 Gamepad. The at90usb1287 has a usb 2.0 low/full speed host ...
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Why are my Wii Remotes being laggy and choppy?

So I'm playing Super Smash Bros for Wii U (offline) and the controls are doing all sorts of weird things. Sometimes there's just crazy lag (like I'll hold left to run and it takes like 2 seconds for ...
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Is there any way I can do key combos on a steam controller (mac)

I would really like to be able to do combinations like ctrl+rightarrow and things like that. As a mac user knows, to switch between fullscreen apps (and use mission control), you need to use the ...
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What sort of cord do I need to fix my wired Xbox One controller?

Back in December my parents got my a new wired Xbox One controller. Recently, it's cord broke and I cannot find a replacement. The issue is that inside the port it has this little bit that comes up. ...
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How do I use an Xbox One controller to play Mcpe on iOS?

I've been searching mojang forums, nothing, videos online show this random controller, and some are on something different than iOS. Can somebody help me? Here are some of the videos that I watched: ...
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PS4 error code ‘’’CE-31117-3’’’

Can anyone tell me what to do about this code? Comes up on my daughters ps4 when trying to use wireless controller. Had the WiFi connect issue so since there’s not a good fix for that we hooked up a ...
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How do I fix my Xbox 360 controller?

I have a wired 360 controller. It doesn't have any breakaway parts in the cord. Here are the problems: The lights won't turn on, It's unresponsive, The little motor in it that does the vibration ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reconnect wireless XBox 360 controller to PC after idle timeout

Sometimes during games that have significant downtime (lobby waits, briefings, etc) I leave the 360 controller alone for long enough that it disconnects. If I attempt to immediately reconnect by ...
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Is it possible to use a.bat file to toggle Steam joystick preferences?

I have two Steam games that require different configurations in the Steam/settings/Controller/GENERAL CONTROLLER SETTINGS page that I would like to somehow be able to change with a script. Here is the ...
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XBox One Exiting Hulu with Logitech Harmony Companion All in One Remote Control

Basically, the XBox One is our entertainment center. I bought the Harmony Companion remote for my wife, as that is easier than a controller. Works great, except, once you're in the XBox One Hulu app, ...
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Do Xbox one and one s faceplates connect to the backplate the same way?

Can you connect an Xbox one shell case backplate to an Xbox one s faceplate?
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How can I play Virtua Cop (Sega Saturn/MAME) with light guns on a modern display?

I want to play Virtua Cop, with a light gun or "equivalent" (Wiimote would suffice). But using my old Sega Saturn is too difficult (old CD laser, no HDMI, etc). An emulator for the PC is preferable. (...
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When my PS4 turns off my controller turns off and when I reboot it, it can’t turn on

I was playing on my play station one day and it seemed fine. But then I came back the next day and my controller wouldn’t turn on or charge. I went and got a new one only for it to almost immediately ...
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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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Mechwarrior (esp. Mercenaries / Vengeance) with Joystick / HOTAS on Win7x64?

I've spent all day yesterday getting Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries to work on my machine, and, behold! It finally works and runs. But all I can do is stare at the inside of my Mechs' cockpit, as I had to ...
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Deallocating keyboard as player while using Xbox controllers on Windows 10

I have this issue, when playing games with controllers, that Windows 10 thinks that my keyboard is one of my players, and this means that I can't use one of my controllers as a player. Is there a way ...
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Assign wired Xbox 360 controller as controller 2 on Linux

There are a few co-op games I'd like to play with family/friends, but since it's not possible to use separate machines for all games and they do support controllers, I would like to allow the second ...
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How to use XBox360 DPad so it registers only one direction?

I've bought XBox360 controller recently and don't quite understand DPad. A problem is that when I press DPad not firmly (push only have a way in) it doesn't register the press, and when I press it ...
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How can the “Supercharge” feature be activated with a pen?

Recently I've acquired the "Main Weapon Supercharge" card. Its activated by holding two fingers on the screen and releasing them. I couldn't find a way to activate it when I play the game with the pen ...
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Connect Wii classic controller to Mac X OS Yosemite

I am trying to map a Wii Classic Controller to my Mac (Yosemite) to play Minecraft. I got Wjoy which worked great for connecting my Wiimote to the Mac. I then got Enjoy2 for mapping the buttons, but I'...
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Set Xbox controllers order on Windows

I have an Xbox One controller and an Xbox 360 controller plugged in my PC. Windows always set the 360 controller as the primary (number 1), but I want the One controller to be the primary. If I ...
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Can't calibrate generic usb gamepad right thumb

I have a Chinese generic USB gamepad using the driver that Windows 10 came with because the included driver is 32bit and whenever I use x360ce on 64bit games (such as Sleeping Dogs), the game crashes ...
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Is the Wii RVL-101 compatible with the Active Life mat controller?

Is there a Active Life game mat controller that works with the Wii RVL-101 console? I can't find the hidden panel.
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Not able to target and shoot in Red dead redemption when controls are changed

I am used to target and shoot with L1 and R1 respectively. By default, in RDR target and shoot are L2 and R2 respectively. There is an option called "flip R1 with R2 and L1 with L2" in setings->...
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Fix to not being able to press Up+Down on PS3 Konami Dance Pad on PC

I am unable to press Up+Down or Left+Right at the same time. I am using a PS3 Konami Dance pad connected to my computer via USB. Everything else works fine, and this seems to be a common issue.
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Contra Rebirth Wii on Dolphin: can't move when shooting

I run Contra Rebirth WiiWare at Dolphin Emulator for Ubuntu. I'm using Logitech Rumblepad2 that I use to emulate Wiimote. And I can't run when I'm shooting. What's wrong?
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How can I configure a gamepad in Planetside?

Recently I downloaded the Original Planetside. I want to use my logitech dual action gamepad with it, however, I can't seem to configure the buttons on the controller in game. Particularly, I went to ...