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

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DS4 Controller forgets pairing - PC and PS4

I think my controller has died, but I thought I'd throw the problem out there in case anyone might have any tricks I haven't tried yet. I have a DS4 controller, that once paired works fine. The ...
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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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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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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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Cannot make the PS5 controller vibrate continuously non-stop wirelessly

I need my PS5 controller to vibrate continuously, non-stop, and really hard. I also need it to do so wirelessly and while not attached to any cords or cables. I have searched the web long and hard and ...
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How can I get audio on the speakers of my controller

I have NiTHO Hexagon Controllers. They're connected as PS4 controllers in wireless mode and as XBox 360 controllers in wired mode. Through ds4 windows software, I can control the input profile of this ...
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Why did my Xbox One Controller stop working with Steam?

I have a MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 I've been connecting an Xbox One controller wirelessly through Bluetooth to play games on Steam and it has worked fine. But recently, the Xbox ...
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Retroarch USB Controller stops working on content load

I have a USB controller that I'm using with my Android phone. On all the menus the controller works fine. However, when I load any content the controller stops working. If I unplug 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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Dualshock 4 deactivates automatically on PC

When I connect my DualShock 4 to the PC with Bluetooth, the light turns on and then turns off after a few seconds. In the Bluetooth settings it still shows as "Paired", but games and even ...
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How many controllers does OS X support?

I wonder how many controllers can be connected to OS X, either via USB or paired via Bluetooth. I have just one PS4 DualShock, which works perfectly with my MacBook Pro, but I want to know if it ...
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Is Minecraft Java Edition (PC) controller-friendly?

Am I able to use a controller to play Minecraft Java Edition (PC)? If so, can I just plug it in and play, or do I have to do something else before being able to use one?
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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 is my Xbox 360 not connecting to controller and showing up on my TV?

I turned on my Xbox 360 after 6 months and connected it to the TV, but it was not showing up on either HDMI 1 or HDMI 2. The (wireless) controller is also not connecting, which shows on Xbox but ...
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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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How can I map camera up/down in World of Warcraft in an Accessible Way?

With World of Warcraft being released on nVidia GEForce NOW, and my own ownership of a Steam Deck, I've begun mapping all of the Mouse/WASD controls to the steam deck. Fortunately, Steam has robust ...
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Is my controller broken or does Paper Mario naturally move up and down slowly?

I'm playing paper Mario on Wii Virtual console and when I move him up and down he's slow, moving right and left, as well as diagonals he moves just fine, and when I play Mario 64 on the same Wii and ...
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How can I apply certain Xbox controller keybinds depending on the position of the analog/joysticks on Windows 10?

I'm looking to bind the following functionality to my Xbox Series S controller via Steam's controller input, for one game only: Pressing the controller's X button actually presses K on the keyboard, ...
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Is this Nintendo Pro Controller real or fake?

I bought this controller Zelda Edition from a shop. However, I want to know if it is real or fake. I checked some videos, and the only and only difference was the black pattern was a bit light in mine....
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Xbox Controller Connected But Not Detected in Linux

My Xbox controller with fully updated firmware is connected via Bluetooth as confirmed by a solid white light on the controller, and the system shows as connected: Further more, xpadneo is installed ...
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PS4 remote won't 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 gives you an option ...
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Compatibility for buttons and controllers?

My R2 button on my PS4 controller broke. Is it possible to use a trigger from a PS3 controller for it? My cousin has an extra PS3 controller that the joy sticks broke on so if I could harvest the ...
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Windows won't detect my Gamepad / Joystick

I bought a product that's called "BM-707 / BM-727 Bluetooth Android Controller (FW: V 11) It's said on the manual: "Can be used for PC windows system, TV, box, tablet and Android phones, tablets and ...
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Proslife PS4 Controller Bluetooth Not Working On Windows 10

My Proslife controller works in-game over USB but not via Bluetooth. It is connected to the PC via Bluetooth and the input test works when running JOY.CPL, it even works on the controller menu in ...
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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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Nintendo Switch Pro controller not mapping buttons on PC for Fall Guys

I have tried using my wired Nintendo Switch Pro controller on Fall Guys on PC, the one from the Epic Games Store In the game settings menu, for the controller configuration, it is labelled "...
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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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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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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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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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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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Using PC controllers with XInput on a 360? [duplicate]

I own 2 pc controllers, 1 redgear pro wireless and 1 redgear pro wired. I was wondering if there was a way to connect them to my ol' xbox 360? I read that controllers that use XInput work in this ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I invert a gamepad button to avoid RSI?

The driving game Slipstream requires nearly uninterrupted pressing of my Logitech Dual Action gamepad's "gas pedal" button for minutes at a time. My physical therapist agrees that my ...
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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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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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Minecraft Android Bedrock Edition with OUYA Controller?

In the Android Bedrock version of Minecraft, I am able to connect an OUYA controller via Bluetooth. However, many of the keybinds do not work as expected. Through some testing, I have been able to ...
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How do I map my gamepad to Half-Life?

So I tried mapping my Xbox 360 controller to the original Half-Life, and no good. Must I use a third party software to map the keys?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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