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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Desync pro controller from Switch quickly

I'm looking for any way to make a switch pro controller lose it's pairing to a console, ideally in a way that is fast and consistent. I'm thinking that there may be a way to do this with a computer, ...
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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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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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Why is my PS4 controller blinking twice and then just turning off?

I’ve tried pressing the button in the back of the controller, and when I charge it, it only shows orange but doesn’t flash/pulse so it also won’t charge. I don’t know what to do because I tried both ...
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Recognize PS5 Dualsense controller models from the box

Recently while researching the Dualsense analog stick drift common issue I have read some comments pointing out that at least two different joystick versions exist: the original one and a later ...
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Steam opening games in background when using controller

This is only happening when playing with a controller. It appears as though gamepad commands are going out of the game and triggering things in Windows. This happens with Steam Big Picture and the ...
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Prevent controller input to unwanted process

I often have a game running in the background while I play something on dolphin. The particular game does not seem to listen to unbinding / not being in the foreground. Any utility specifically for ...
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No controller or keyboard input in RetroArch

I have installed retropie on an old Intel Atom laptop. Controller config is working fine in emulationstation, but if I load anything RetroArch related, I have no controller. I've seen a few ...
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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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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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Nintendo Pro Switch Controller - Entire controller acts as mouse (Testing in Dark Souls 3)

I can't seem to find any one else on this forum or elsewhere with the same issue I'm having, so I thought I'd ask directly. When I load up a game (I'm testing with Dark Souls 3), my entire Nintendo ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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