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Use an unsigned driver in Windows 7 x64

I'm trying to use the RBC9 SpaceNavigator TEST x64 build drivers for my SpaceNavigator 3d joystick so that it can work as a normal joystick in games like Quake. Unfortunately, I get the error "This ...
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PC does not recognize XBox 360 controller connected through Play & Charge Kit

I wanted to hook up my wireless XBox 360 controller to my PC running windows 7. I'm trying to use the Play & Charge kit since I already had that laying around. I plugged it in and Windows ...
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How do I get a Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 joystick to work on Windows 8?

When I plug it in, Windows 8 doesn't recognize the Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 joystick as being plugged in at all and it doesn't work.
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Is there a 64-bit Windows 7 driver for a Logitech Wingman Formula Force wheel?

I've used my Logitech Wingman Formula Force wheel for more years than I can remember (I definitely had it back when I was playing Viper Racing, though). Sadly, Logitech does not appear to support the ...
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How can I use my xbox 360 controller on my pc?

I have read about it online people using their controller for pc games and other things, how can i do this?
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Linux joystick seems mis-calibrated in an SDL game (Freespace 2 Open) [closed]

I have a USB joystick (Saitek Cyborg 3D) which shows up on my recently installed Ubuntu 9.04 box as /dev/input/js0, and jstest is showing values in the range +-32767 as I would expect. I just dug up a ...
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Using autohotkey with a gamepad

I can map buttons on a gamepad like this: Joy2:: Send {Up down} ; Hold down the left-arrow key. KeyWait Joy2 ; Wait for the user to release the joystick button. Send {Up up} ; Release the ...
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Ouya Controller on Windows 8 to Emulate a Microsoft 360 Controller

I thought I'd create a central repository for those looking to get their OUYA controller working in Windows. Currently there is an underlying Windows driver issue, causing the left/right triggers ...
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Gameport to USB adapters for joysticks

I have a Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro joystick that I would liek to use with my Windows 7 PC, but I need some kind of adapter that will allow me to use USB instead of the gameport adapter that ...
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Using Xbox 360 controller with Mac OS X (specifically turning it off)

So I've been using this driver for a few months with the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller For Windows with my Mac Mini. Here's an article about the driver on Gizmodo. The driver works really well for ...
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Using a game controller for Windows 8 apps

I have a Xbox360 wired game controller pluged in a Windows 8 computer. It is working correctly with games. However, I would like to use it with Windows 8 apps in general. As Windows 8 navigation ...
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360 controller restarts my PC

When I connect my wired Xbox 360 controller to a USB port on my PC, the computer shuts down instantly. I have no idea why this happens. It used to work. I have tried to other ports, and I can connect ...
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Install Gravis gamepad pro (gameport) in Windows Vista

I have a Gravis gamepad pro with a Creative gameport connection and try to install this gamepad in Windows Vista but have failed so far. After some work the gameport on the sound card has been ...
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Simulate analogue steering wheel input from third party software like xPadder [closed]

I currently have a steering wheel connected to my htpc, running Windows 8. Since it doesn't work with (or get recognized by) all the games I play, I use xpadder. As far as I understand, it simply ...
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Can you use a PS3 controller as a gamepad/joystick in Windows?

I'd like to know if it's possible to connect a PS3 controller to a Windows 7 personal computer so it could be used like any other gamepad.
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How to tell whether your racing game wheel is analog

I imagine that are two kinds of controller wheels: Good, where there are multiple steering levels (analog) Bad, where is there is just right or left (like a keyboard button) How can I identify in ...
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How to disable autohotkeys for specific programs

I have some autohotkey settings for my joystick that are set to work everywhere. However, there are two programs in which I don't want the joystick remapped. How can I modify my script to prevent ...
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control google street view with a game controller

Is there a way to control google street view with a game controller ?
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Mapping sixaxis motion sensors to keyboard in Ubuntu

I'm writing an Ubuntu application for stereoscopic augmented reality using a head mounted display and a DS3 sixaxis in place of traditional mag tracers for head tracking: To save myself a lot of ...
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PS3 controller -> PC -> emulators -> TV

I'm researching a media PC for the living room. Playing videos, audio and streaming Internet is straightforward enough. I would also like to run a gaming console system. I was wondering if anyone has ...
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Using N64 controller as a USB mouse on a Mac

Is it possible to connect the wires from an N64 controller to a USB port and use it as a mouse? Could I use a program to customize what the buttons do? I'm okay with having to get more hardware to ...
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Display joystick input on the screen?

I'm trying to record myself playing a game with a joystick (specifically, a Gamecube controller) and was looking for software that displayed my input on the screen. It would be even better if it ...
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Map joysticks to specific USB ports in Linux?

I'm working on a Linux (fedora) based arcade dance machine using a game called Stepmania. I've got it all up and running and I'm trying to get it to work with two dance pads. It detects the dance ...
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Low Connectivity on Wireless Xbox 360 Controller for Windows 7

I bought a wireless Xbox 360 controller for my laptop. It seems to work fine when turning it on. However, it will only stay connected within 3 feet range of the receiver. I have a bluetooth USB ...
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How to Convert additional Keyboard as PC Joystick / gamepad

I am playing EA sports Cricket game. 2 Player is identified/enabled in game only if I plug in the Joystick in to my laptop. Now my joystick is not working , I want to plug in my additional keyboard ...
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Mac - Emulate a (360) controller with second keyboard+mouse

I've been trying to play Portal 2 with my brother on my Macbook. I don't have Xbox or PS3 controllers, only Wii remotes (Which I don't want to use). However, I do have extra keyboards and mice. The ...
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Linux detects joypad key pressed even if there is no key pressed

I'm having a very weird problem on my Arch Linux machine. Well, I've been having it for a couple of years, but since I don't use joypads very often I just ignored it the first time around. It's a very ...
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Use a gamepad as joystick in Linux

Recently I discovered my game pad was acting like the mouse in my Linux Mint 13 Maya. It was really cool feature but It's not what I need all the time. I fixed it over at Ask Ubuntu. Anyway, ...
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How to configure an USB DDR dance pad on linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure an usb ddr dance pad for Stepmania on linux ??? I have Stepmania running and my official Dance Dance Revolution dance pad from DDR Universe 2, but I ...
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Joystick & USB Devices (General)

I have an HID compliant USB device that purports that it will be detected as a joystick in Linux. Whenever I connect it to my computer, there is no /dev/js0 /dev/js1 or any js at all under ...
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Can't map XF86AudioRaiseVolume key in QJoyPad

I wanted to map my PSone gamepad to do some basic KDE/keyboard/mouse functions and everything works well except one thing. I use logitech ultra-x keyboard which has a few multimedia buttons (play, ...
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Serial port game controller (racing pedals)

I have an old madCatz racing wheel for the playstation 2. The gas and brake pedals are connected to the wheel by a serial port. I just bought a usb racing wheel for the PC but it lacks pedals so I ...
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How can I use a laptop as a gamepad?

I'd like to be able to use a laptop (or desktop) as a gamepad connected to another laptop. Is there any way this is possible? Google searches haven't come up with anything. In my situation, either a ...
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Testing joystick on XP - Why is movement registered when centered?

I have a USB 2 Thrustmaster joystick connected to a PC running Windows XP SP 3. I have been testing the joystick using Control Panel->Game Controllers->Properties. However, I find that sometimes ...
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How to launch XBMC from XBOX 360 controller guide button on Windows 7?

How can you configure the XBox 360 controller guide button to launch XBMC? I am using XBMC Frodo RC3 on Windows 7 64bit, my controller is a wired one.
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Bind Shift to Joypad by using AutoHotKey

I use the Xbox 360 Gamepad to control my complete mouse. My question is: Is there a way to bind Shift on the LB or the RB Button? They were marked as number 5 and number 6 by the JoyStick Test ...
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How do I use key combinations on an axis on a joystick in xorg?

I'm using xserver-xorg-input-joystick on Debian Stable so I can use a joystick in place of the mouse. I have mouse movement working correctly, but got stuck trying to add functions for some other ...
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MP3 player no longer syncs after installing Sixaxis drivers

I recently installed third-party drivers for the (Sony) PS3 controller on my friend's PC (Windows XP). I found out a few days later that his MP3 player (also Sony) is no longer recognized by Windows. ...
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How to connect a wireless controller to two computers?

I have a wireless/bluetooth controller which I can use with a console, but also on a PC (as a standard wireless controller) running Windows 8. Is it possible to have the controller paired/connected ...
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Removing specific device (gamepad) from Safely remove hardware-menu?

I use a PS3 controller for my PC, using a dedicated application to simulate an Xbox controller. Two logical devices exists (control panel - devices and printers); one PS3 controller and one Xbox ...
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Why do PS3 controller bluetooth drivers override the OS's bluetooth stack?

I hope this question is on-topic for this site since it might be a bit too technical and may be too gaming related as well. The PS3 controller can be used on Windows via programs like MotionInJoy and ...
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PS1 gamepad and USB dongle, phantom button presses

I've got an old PS1 controller minus the analog sticks. It is connected to my PC using a Boom Psx Pc Usb Converter. It is detected in Windows XP and 7 as a 4 axis 16 button joystick. The only problem ...
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Bluestacks controller support

I am currently trying to use an old wheel in real racing 3 emulated in blueStacks. This wheel works with directInput. When I plug it in the game notifies me I have plugged in a logitech controller. ...
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How to map the Touchscreen Windows Button to right-mouseclick

My Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has an extra Windows Touch Button next to the touchscreen. Is it possible to remap that button to the right mouse button? This would be very helpful in many games, that are not ...
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Pointer and keyboard conflict during gaming

When I play Halo on my Dell laptop (standard configuration, Windows 7.0), I cannot use my pointer (to look) and press a key (to move around) at the same time....how can I fix this??
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Single Xbox controller is detected as second controller

On Windows 8.1 my Xbox controller is detected as secondary, the Microsoft button on the controller lights up number 2. When I test it in control panel everything is fine. But games such as Rayman ...
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Use bluetooth controller with Windows

Basically, I have a bluetooth controller that was made for use with an iPhone. Its software with the iPhone kind of lags, but the hardware is A1. I would like to use it with my laptop. It primarily ...
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Play and charge kit not charging controller windows 8.1

Previously [ In Windows 8 ] I was able to use the play & charge kit to charge the rechargeable pack in my 360 controller. I had to select a driver for it manually in Windows 8, but it worked fine. ...
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Restrict Applications access to Device

I have a PC that has the ability to handle running multiple game clients at once (specifically Tera Online). What I'd like to do is assign and/or restrict each clients access to a device (Gamepad) so ...
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PS3 controller button wont work on PS3 after playing with it on laptop

I have played with my PS3 controller on my laptop with DS3 tool. Now I tried to play with it on the PS3 again and I cant use the analog stick anymore to move to the right. What could have caused this ...