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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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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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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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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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Treat USB Keyboard as Gamepad

I have a second USB keyboard I'd like my computer to recognize as a gamepad rather than just an extra keyboard. Is this possible on Ubuntu 14.04? I've seen information on doing the opposite, treating ...
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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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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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Logitech gamepad F710 and ubuntu and as an input to a python program

I would like to use the Logitech F710 gamepad as an input device to a python program. I am using Ubuntu. I do not really know where to start, so here are a few questions: How does Ubuntu detect the ...
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Drivers for Logitech Formula Force Wheel on WIN XP Professional

I need drivers for Logitech Formula Force Wheel and Pedeals with a serial connection, for use on Windows XP Professional. XP Professional is version 2002.
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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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Windows HID-compliant gamepad confusion

I'm having an issue getting a gamepad to work properly. Windows' input-devices system has always confused me, but after some research I've gathered the following: XInput is the latest/most widely ...
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How to completely remove a game controller driver?

Ages ago I plugged a fake PS3 controller which installed a Plug-And-Play driver labeled as "PLAYSTATION(R)3Conteroller", yup, including the typo. Now whenever I connect an original controller this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Xbox controller isn't working on my Windows 8 PC

I plugged my Xbox controller into my Windows 8 laptop and I don't know how to work the controller on my PC.
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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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Editing xpad.c of the 3.18 kernel for xbone pad support

OK, so xpad.c now has XBOXONE controller support. I purchase a PowerA Spectra XBOXONE controller. All it seems to do is connect and disconnect. So thats when I noticed xpad wasn't recognizing the ...
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Xbox 360 controller on PC only indentified with the play and charge

I have a different problem than most with my XBOX 360 Wireless controller on the PC. I have the a wireless receptor connector and the Play and Charge kit. IT is an original Microsoft 360 controller. ...
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How do I explicitly set a controller's number?

Some legacy games depend on DirectInput to decide which controller corresponds to a specific player, often times breaking input configurations. However, the controller numbers are not clearly shown in ...
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How to bind DualShock 4 controller buttons to keyboard keys using AutoHotKey or similar?

Recently I bought a DualShock 4 controller (for Playstation 4 originally) and connected it to my PC using a third-party application called something like DS4Windows or DS to XInput Mapper. The scripts ...