Questions tagged [controllers]

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

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How can I turn off a Wireless Xbox One controller on Windows 10?

How can I turn off my Xbox One controller using a Win10 PC without having to remove the batteries?
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How does a Joy-Con know what color it is?

When signing in to a Nintendo Switch using Joy Cons, the screen will always show the color for them. But, how does it know? In terms of parts, all Joy-Cons seem just about interchangeable? More ...
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Can I use an Xbox 360 controller to play Xbox One?

So I broke my Xbox One controller, and while it is easy enough to go out and buy another, I have a couple of Xbox 360 controllers. Is there any way to use an Xbox 360 controller to play Xbox One?
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How to turn off PS4 controller?

I'm trying to figure out if its possible to turn off the PS4 controller without turning off the system because it pretty much stays on the whole time I'm not gaming and obviously drains the battery ...
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Is possible to use 2 Xbox 360 wireless controllers in PC, using just one receiver?

Recently, I bought an Xbox 360 wireless controller for PC, which comes with the USB receiver... I want to play ''Rayman Origins'' in co-op with my girlfriend, and I want to know if it is a good idea ...
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What is this hole for in the controller?

So I was changing the trigger springs in my controller this evening and I noticed a small hole in the back of the controller, which I can only assume to be a reset perhaps? What is this hole actually ...
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What wall plug chargers can be used to charge PS3 controllers?

I want to charge my PS3 controllers (SIXAXIS) without having the PS3 running (because most of the time when it's running, I'm actually using the controllers). Since the device charges over standard ...
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How can I turn off a Wireless Xbox 360 Controller for Windows?

I have installed my drivers and paired the device up to the computer. I have given it a quick run through on Steam Big Picture mode to make sure it's all working and behaving as I'd expect it to, but ...
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Can you charge the PS3 wireless controller over regular USB?

I normally charge the PS3 controller by connecting it to the PS3 while its idling, but I guess it's much easier to charge it through my PCs USB port. Would this work?
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How to turn off PS4 controller from PC?

This question details how to turn off the PS4 controller by going into the menu on the PS4. I am using Ds4Windows so that I can use the PS4 controller to play games on my PC. However I am unsure how ...
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Do Guitar Hero peripherals work with Rock Band and vice versa?

I own the Guitar Hero instruments. Can I buy a Rock Band game and use the instruments from Guitar Hero to play the game? And vice versa?
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Turn off Steam Controller without using big picture mode

I have a steam controller connected to my computer. How do I turn the controller off without launching big picture mode? Currently to turn the controller off, I do the following: hit the steam ...
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How can I use an Xbox 360 controller to play Steam games?

I bought BioShock 2 on Steam in the sale a couple of weeks ago, but I'm better at playing FPSs with an Xbox 360 controller than with mouse and keyboard. Is there any way for me to use an Xbox 360 ...
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PS4 Controller not connecting to PS4 and won't reset?

I was playing my PS4 two days ago and then packed it up with two controllers that were both connected to this PS4. I got to where I was going, set everything up and now the controllers won't connect....
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Can I use my PS3 controller on a PC?

Are there some good drivers available to make the PS 3 controller work with Windows 7? Also, can I use it wirelessly?
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How to setup the joypad for Binding of Isaac?

It seems that Binding of Isaac supports joypad, but simply connecting XBox 360 joypad does not work. Do you know how to setup it?
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Why select and start?

From the NES up until the seventh generation of video games, video game controllers have featured a "Start" button and some these platforms had a "select" button. The select button hardly seems to be ...
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What system is this controller for?

I picked up an old controller that reminded me of the classic SNES or Sega Genesis six-button controllers, but I haven't been able to ID exactly what type of controller this is. I'd appreciate your ...
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Can I skip the launcher on Skyrim?

I am executing Skyrim through Steam Big Picture with the controller but when I select Play on Big Picture, the launcher of the game appears and I have to use the mouse to start to play. This is very ...
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What exactly does “Stick Sensitivity” do in Smash Ultimate custom controls?

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch allows players to customize their controls. Under "Other Settings" there is an option for Stick Sensitivity: Stick Sensitivity: Low | Normal | ...
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Why do some people play inverted? [closed]

I'm curious why some people, like me, play inverted. Is there any correlation between classic gamers playing with real joysticks and playing inverted now or any other sort of correlations? I'm looking ...
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Is Super Meat Boy really harder with a keyboard? [closed]

While poking around on Youtube I found many commenters saying "yeah, now try that with a keyboard." The game itself, however, only seems to suggest a controller to keep the "feeling" of the game. I ...
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Is Minecraft (PC) Controller-Friendly?

Am I able to use a controller to play the PC version of Minecraft? If so, can I just plug it in and play or do I have to do something else before being able use one?
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Can I connect a wireless Xbox 360 controller to PC with a play & charge cable?

I have a wireless Xbox 360 controller with its USB charger. Can I use it as a wired controller to play on my PC without buying the wireless receiver for Windows? And if so, where can I find the ...
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When using my PS3 controller as a gamepad, how can I turn it off properly?

I've been using my PS3 controller as a gamepad quite a bit recently. I'm using MotioninJoy's DS3 tool, with the controller connected with a USB cable to the desktop. Everything is working great, ...
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Converting a wireless 360 controller to wired

I have a wireless Xbox 360 controller that batteries or rechargeables won't work, but the Play & Charge cord still works. I wanted to wire the controller with a USB from a broken wired ...
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Can a Dualshock 4 replace a Xbox 360 controller on the PC?

The PS4 is now released in the EU, but due to shipment shortages is not available for sale unless pre-ordered a long time ago. Luckily, it seems as though Dualshock 4 controllers are availble for sale ...
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Can I use any micro USB cable to connect wireless Xbox One controller to PC?

I found that you can't connect your regular Xbox One controller to my PC using the Charge and Play kit since the cable only provides power and no data transfer. So I bought a "wired" Xbox One ...
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How to quickly pair a guest's Wii remote?

Every time my friends are over with their own pair of Wii remotes, I have to do this hit-or-miss pairing dance over and over again. I'm not sure what the "correct" way of doing this is, and the manual ...
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Is there a PC controller that behaves exactly like an Xbox 360/PC Windows Controller? [closed]

I have an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows and I know that it's very good and one of the most or even the only, sometimes, PC controller supported by recent games. A friend of mine would like ...
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The disappearance of the joystick

In the Commodore and coin-op days, the joystick was the controller, with occasionally the trackball (for Marble Madness) and the paddle (for pong and similar concepts, e.g. Arkanoid). The use of the ...
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Can I use my smartphone as a controller for XBox One?

Left my controller in different state, won't have money for a new one and the controller won't be back. I tried smartglass but can't use that unless my XBox is connected to same Wi-Fi.
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How do I use Wii remote and other controllers for PC games?

Is there a device or adapter (similar to the one asked about here for the Xbox 360) to allow me to use my Wii remote and classic controller to control PC games?
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Using a wireless XBox 360 controller on a PC

Can I use a wireless XBox 360 controller on a PC?
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Does playing racing games with a wheel and pedals affect your real-world driving?

I am worried that if I got used to pulling the 'stunts' one would pull in video games with the same physical interface of a real car, it could lead me to bringing the same 'stunts' on real streets. ...
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Is there a way to turn down my PS4 controller's speaker volume?

So in some games (Electronic Super Joy, God Eater 2), I've noticed that the game makes use of the controller's built-in speaker to say things to the player. It's a cool feature and I like having it on,...
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Where can I get reliable offline drivers for a PS3 Controller?

I know of two driver/software combos that allow me to use my PS3 controller as a PC gamepad: MotionInJoy - I am using this right now but I have an older version which I was able to install and use ...
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Is it possible to connect an Xbox One wireless controller to the Xbox 360 wireless receiver for PC?

I got 2 Xbox wireless controllers for my PC along with a wireless receiver adapter. I'm considering getting some more, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea now that the Xbox one and its controller are ...
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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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Is the Wii U Pro Controller compatible with the Nintendo Switch?

Can the Wii U Pro Controller be connected to the Nintendo Switch console to use the controller in games or applications?
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Is it possible to use my PS Vita as additional PS3 controller?

As the title states: can I register my PS vita as an additional controller to an PS3 system? I want to play split-screen games without buying a new controller. I've already searched around the web. ...
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Do Xbox One controllers support Xbox 360 games on PC?

I play games on PC using a generic gamepad and x360ce software. I use a generic controller like this one: But now I am planning to buy an Xbox controller and I am confused which one to buy? (Xbox ...
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Easy way to clean a DualShock 3?

My 8-year-old niece played on my PS3 at Christmas, and ever since the X button on the DualShock 3 controller has been very sticky and has made most games unplayable with that controller. A Google ...
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Washing playstation controllers

I've been thinking to allow people in my bar to play some PS3/4 while drinking. Though there's a good chance the controllers will be spilled on, so I was looking for an easy way to clean a lot of ...
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Can I use a PS4 controller on a PS3?

I have a PS4, but I am going to my cousin's place and he has a PS3. Will my controller will be compatible with his PS3 console?
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How can I get a wired 'Afterglow' Xbox 360 controller to work on PC?

Regular Xbox 360 controllers seem to get picked up by Windows normally and work just fine, the drivers install and there's nothing that I need to configure in Steam or anywhere else, they 'just work'. ...
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How can I identify a counterfeit Xbox 360 controller?

I recently bought a Wired Xbox 360 controller from Ebay, and I'm trying to figure out whether it's counterfeit. It's two-tone black and gray, which according to Wikipedia means it's probably the ...
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Does standby mode of the PS4 actually recharge your controller?

Patch 1.71 says that standby mode actually recharges controllers. But I am not seeing any difference in the battery level of my controller after leaving my console on standby for an hour or more with ...
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Is it possible to connect more than 4 Wireless Xbox 360 controllers to a PC?

If I buy multiple Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receivers will I be able to use them at the same time? I know that each one should support 4 controllers, so if I buy 2 could I connect 8?
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Is the Xbox One controller compatible with Xbox 360?

I simply do not have the finances available to test this out yet, so I am requesting help from someone who has the answer. I am aware of the original Xbox controller is not compatible with the 360, ...

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