Questions tagged [game-controller]

For questions about game controllers; including joysticks, joypads, gamepads, XBOX/PlayStation controllers etc., insofar as they interface with a computer.

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PowerShell, how to disable Xbox Game Bar?

I really need to disable the Xbox Game Bar with PowerShell. There are many articles on how to delete/uninstall the Xbox Game Bar but that does not work for me as I need this inside Windows Sandbox (...
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Xbox controller not detecting as a controller on bluetooth; mac

When I pair my controller to my mac, it is detecting the device as a generic bluetooth device, not a controller. Image listed here: But it's supposed to look like this:
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emulate xbox controller using keyboard and mouse

So I am trying to emulate an xbox 360 controller with my keyboard and mouse. use The OS I am using is parrotOS. As far as I can see there is not really any type of program which is able to emulate. ...
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USB devices conflicting on Windows 11

I'm having a very unique and quite annoying issue while installing my devices on a new Windows 11 installation. I have a generic webcam which I use with Cyberlink YouCam software, and on a different ...
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Disable a second USB Mouse so it can be used with vJoy

I'm trying to use an old mouse as a gaming wheel. I have the hardware sorted out, and I can use vJoy to map the second mouse’s movements into a virtual game controller. My problem is cursor moves with ...
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Widows 10 Enhanced wired PowerA Xbox x|s controller not getting device functions/drivers making it not readable by PC

To start, I have Windows 10 on my desktop, and have had issues using new controllers. However, my old controllers are all but dead or unusable for gaming so I am forced to invest in a new one yet ...
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Can 2 people use Windows 10 at the same time, play with a controller, work with keyboard and mouse

I've got multiple monitors and a strong PC with 2 sets of keyboards and mice and a game controller. What I want to achieve is that I can work while my wife plays a game at the same time. She'd play on ...
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Game controller connected through USB changes its VID/PID and driver

I have an unusual problem with my stick and thought maybe some might have also encountered it. I know it's not a 'big boy' stick, but still. :) So when I first plug the stick in everything works ...
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PS5 DualSense: disable bluetooth on PC

I only have a PC, and I'm connecting the controller with a usb cable. How do I turn off the controller bluetooth (to reduce radiation near my groin), which is on by default (out of the box)? Maybe a ...
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How to resolve the input lag when using XBOX Series X|S with bluetooth on Linux

I connected my XBOX Series X|S to my Linux machine by following this answer. Now it has a noticeable lag which makes it hard to use in games. What can I do against it?
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How can I connect my XBOX Series X|S gamepad to my Linux machine?

Recently I bought a XBOX Series X|S gamepad. I try to connect it to my Linux PC via Bluetooth but it keeps reconnecting in short cycles. What can I do to make it work?
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Windows 10 thinks my controller is always inputting "up"

So I had an old Xbox controller which had some major stick drift issues. Occasionally after exiting a game, Windows would think I was pushing up on the stick or d-pad in the Start Menu or other "...
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Dualshock 4 controller not working correctly on pc

My pc is suddenly refusing to work with my controller. I am using a wired dualshock 4 controller with a computer running Windows 10. When I connect the controller it appears in the device manager, but ...
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PowerA Wired Xbox360 Controller Not Working on Windows 10 - Device Descriptor Request Failed

(I'm not sure if this is the proper StackExchange site for this, I don't use StackExchange very often, and I couldn't find any others that would fit better, apart from potentially Arqade) So I have ...
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Possible to use headphone w/ microphone with Sony DS4 wireless controller on Bluetooth?

I own a Sony DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller that has a headset input/output 3.5 jack that can be used to hook up headphones with a microphone (or some kind of gaming headset). I found several ...
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Why doesn't a Playstation 3 controller work out of the box as a USB HID device?

I want to use a website that uses the Gamepad API (see https://gamepad-tester.com for instance). This website works well with a wired PS3 controller on Chrome on macOS. However when I plug the ...
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Emulate steering wheel from a generic controller / other joystick peripheral

So I've scraped together a humble (non-motion-plus) WiiMote and scripted a trusty script in Freepie: # In different places of earth this number will vary, however it is estimated to be 9.81. ...
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What would cause a bluetooth device to show up on a smart phone, but not on Windows 10?

I have an Xbox Series X controller that uses Bluetooth that I'm trying to use on my PC running Windows 10. I have a no-name Bluetooth radio that I'm using as my receiver, with a driver that's just ...
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Weird issue connecting Bluetooth controller to Windows 10 laptop

I had my Nintendo Switch JoyCons pairing just fine with my Windows 10 laptop. This morning I got a blue screen of death while pairing. Now when I try to pair them, the "Add Bluetooth Device" ...
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Fix joystick buttons only detect specific spots pressed

I have a joystick. On top of the joystick there are 3 buttons perfectly accessable with my thumb. They are the most important buttons after the trigger, so I really want them to work. 2 of the buttons ...
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Change Default value of Axis 0 of a game controller

So in 2018 I bought a wire less controller off of amazon, I used for some time on cracked Minecraft PE then left(i dont play cracked mc anymore) Now I am looking to get it to work so I got the adapter ...
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How can I use a controller to click on certain places of my screen?

I have been playing an online poker game, which I really enjoy. My only complaint is that I have to sit at my PC holding my mouse all the time, which isn't very relaxing for me. I was wondering if I ...
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DS4 Controller not working on Windows 10 after reset

I reset my DS4 Controller to try to troubleshoot a completely unrelated issue, and now it won't connect to my PC. Neither wired nor wireless connection provides any input, even though the little "...
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Bootcamp windows10: how to connect two dualshock 4 using bluetooth?

I'm not sure what is the best place to ask this question, so I decided to ask Microsoft, Apple and superuser communities. I spend whole day fighting with it and still no luck so I hope that anyone ...
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Boot up HTPC with input from game controller?

How can I do this? I've found some powershell commands online that list usb devices and another that should allow me to force one to allow waking from a device. powercfg -devicequery wake_from_any ...
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Getting PowerA Wired Gamecube Controller working in PC?

So I recently bought a PowerA Wired Gamecube Controller for my Nintendo Switch. It works flawlessly in that console, but recently I have become interested in PC Emulation and I have thought about ...
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How to use steam controller as a game controller outside of steam

I am playing a game that is only available in the EpicGames store and i would very much like to play it using a gamepad. But the only gamepad i own is a steam controller and it always emulates ...
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Stop Xbox 360 controller from controlling Windows 10. Steam NOT installed

I like to control my mouse cursor with an Xbox 360 controller and joytokey. I've been doing it since Windows 7. However, ever since I have upgraded to Windows 10, the joysticks and buttons on the Xbox ...
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Is the Playstation 3 Controller driver for Windows 10 non-functioning by design?

I've connected a Playstation 3 Controller via USB cable to my Windows 10 PC. Upon plug-in there was a notification telling me Windows is searching for a driver, and after a few seconds another ...
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How can I set my preferred game controller through the registry?

Windows allows a "preferred" device to be set as the primary controller. What registry key is responsible for this? I want to change it through a batch script rather than opening this dialog every ...
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What does Windows "Game Device Calibration" actually do?

What does this wizard actually do? Does it create dead zones and store them in the registry? Does it map raw data to upper and lower bounds somewhere? Is this exclusively a software calibration or ...
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There is no way to make Windows recognize my Pro Controller (NSwitch Controller) via USB

I have been trying to use my Nintendo Switch Pro Controller in my PC but it only is able to use it in Steam which it have no problems and works perfectly. But if I try to use in any other game or, ...
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Installing PCI Gameport on newer PC for older joysticks

I have an older gameport version of a CH Products joystick that I plan to use on my Windows 10 Pro. I would use a gameport to USB adapter, but they all have very limited "space" for buttons/ hats and ...
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Differences between the three Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver drivers

There are three different versions of Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver drivers installed with Win10: Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows [15/02/2007] Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows Version: 10....
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Ps4 controller not recognized in Device Manager

I've played with my ps4 controller for a while on pc but suddenly it doesnt work anymore. I suspect it's from last windows update but I can't say for sure. Ds4 windows won't recognize my device, I ...
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Win7 and Joystick Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710

I bought a Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710 joystick but I can not make it work with Windows 7, do you have any suggestions?
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Windows 10 stopped reacting to Xbox controllers (nothing in device manager)

I have 2 Xbox Wireless gamepads, which I use with USB cables (I don't have the receivers at the moment). Everything was working fine until now. Didn't use them for a few weeks and now the PC just ...
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How can I duplicate mouse and keyboard USB HID input across multiple computers? [closed]

How can I send the same USB HID input to 2-4 Windows PCs from a single mouse and keyboard? I.e. mouse movement on one system causes identical mouse movement on the other connected system(s). I think ...
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USB wireless gamepad not recognized on new laptop

I have a Genius Grandias 12v gamepad and it work fine on my old laptop but on this new one I am getting a driver error and a device status: This device cannot start. (Code 10) {Operation Failed} The ...
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Block a specific program from accessing a device

Because of a long not-fixed bug in Steam with Linux, I want to block a specific program (Steam) from having any access whatsoever to a specific device (Sony DualShock 4 controller). I tried setting ...
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What is this 15 pins connector?

I do not think it's a serial port as there's too much pins. It's used to plug a very old controller. Will I be able to find any adapter to USB?
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Linux gamepad - no input events

I'm trying to use a gamepad under linux (kernel is 4.16.10) and I don't seem to get any input events out of it. The device, a fake xbox 360 controller, seems to be detected as dmesg seems to report: ...
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How do I correct Nyko Airflo EX controller right analog stick behavior on Windows 10?

I have an old Nyko Air Flo EX which works great. With the exception that the right analog stick behaves incorrectly. After some digging this is what I've found: It's using HID-compliant Game ...
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Assign a serial number to a device through Windows to differentiate gamepads

I installed 4 Generic USB Controllers on my computer for my nephews to play together without fighting ("Generic" as I don't have to money to buy 4 official Xbox Controllers). All controllers work ...
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Updated driver for (playstation 1/2 to usb driver) now input is no longer read

I have a cheap USB to playstation 1 / 2 adapter that I was trying to get working using some drivers. They initially appeared as a HID Compliant Game Controller, and using the windows 10 setup usb ...
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Aftermarket Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter no longer works in Windows 10 (Worked in Windows 7 since 2012)

Following these steps used to work. I'm able to try installing the two different drivers 32-bit Version 2 and 64-bit Version 10, but neither work anymore. I've tried multiple Windows 10 machines, and ...
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PC shuts down while playing games (but not really?)

I recently started experiencing occasional freezes in the games I play, lasting about 30 sec before the games return to their normal state, mainly while playing FIFA 17. And if that wasn't enough my ...
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PC: Top Gun Hard Lock crashes on startup when a 360 controller is plugged in

I just bought yesterday the PC version of Top Gun Hard Lock (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Top-Gun-Hard-Lock-Windows/dp/B006T9L4GA/) and I was reading online that it natively supports 360 controllers. The ...
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Dropped Xbox One controller turning off

So I managed to drop my controller and it's not working properly anymore. The problem is that when I try to turn it on (Xbox one button), it turns off the instant I let go of it. If I keep the button ...
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Windows - One bluetooth gamepad appears as two gamepads suddenly

My bluetooth gamepad (pg-9023) appears as two gamepads (Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Devices and Printers). Additionally in the "Game Controllers" option (image) when I open "Properties" I ...