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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Smoke came out of my wii game console [closed]

Yes it's a dumb question but I don't know how to ask. So this is what happened: I am from India and I bought a wii game console when I went to USA. So I need to use a power converter so the console ...
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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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DualShock 4 connects to PC but not to PS4

I was repairing the right analog stick (soldering a new one) when the problem appeared. When I connect the controller to PC via USB and test it ot https://html5gamepad.com/ - it works, it shows ...
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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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How to run an old TV game on PC

I don't know if this is the correct site to ask this question but I'll ask anyway, hehe. So, I still have one of those old TV games that you could play on AV mode of your TV that contains some very ...
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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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DS4 controller on Windows 10

I have a DS4 PlayStation gamepad, and am trying to use it on a PC in a video game called The Witcher 3. When I connect the controller using USB the game detects it properly for the most part. However, ...
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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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How to connect a xbox 360 controler to PC wirelessly [duplicate]

I have an Insigna Bluetooth adapter (USB) for my pc and installed all the drivers that came with it but my controller still will not connect. Am I missing drivers for the 360 controller if so where ...
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Forward gamepad output to fire stick through android

I want to send my game controller's output to Amazon Fire Stick through my Android phone using Bluetooth. Since my controller is wired and the Fire Stick doesn't have any USB port, I am using an OTG ...
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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 ...
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How do I configure Windows 10 to accept multiple USB game controllers?

I have purchased several USB game controllers and wish to use at least 2 of them simultaneously to play a game with friends. The game itself supports up to 4 controllers and I have have no trouble ...
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TocaEdit X360 Controller Emulator doesn't create dll when in Program Files

When I run x360ce.exe from the desktop, I see this dialog after a second or so: But when I put this same file in the game directory within C:\Program Files (x86)\ and run it as administrator (right-...
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How do i disable this on screen keyboard which appears when playing various games with xbox one controller?

How do I disable this virtual keyboard which appears when I play multiple games on Windows 10 with xbox one controller. I am not familiar whether it is the controller feature, windows feature, origin ...
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Possible? or How to? clone Device properties from one USB controller to another?

I have an issue with a wired Xbox 360 controller, showing Device Descriptor Request Failed, in device manager. Now I have 2 controllers, one works fine, and both worked fine until recently, so I know ...
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Bluetooth LIAC discovery on Windows 10

I want to use a 3rd party Wii U pro controller as an Xbox controller or mapped to my keyboard/mouse. On my old Linux machine, I could connect to the controller with hcitool inq --iac=liac. How can I ...
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Xbox One Controller not identified Windows 7

My issue was that when I was plugging in my XBox One controller in my Windows 7 PC, the error was popping up that the 'USB Device could not be identified.' Good job Microsoft. The sad thing about ...
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Stop Xbox One controller from controlling Windows 10

I have an Xbox One Elite controller and today I noticed moving the stick scrolls in default windows apps. I have no apps installed that would allow this behavior (xpadder, joy2key, gopher, etc). I ...
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Is there a way to use my 360 controller as a DirectInput controller on my PC?

For example, in old games that don't support XInput, I can't use my 360 controller. It won't recognise the analogue sticks or triggers (I just want to recognise them as buttons, not triggers). Is ...
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Troubleshooting BSOD when connecting an Xbox controller

I messed up my windows system pretty badly, and I don't have enough experience with windows to understand what I did. I have an Xbox One controller connected via a USB wireless dongle. I use the ...
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Joystick input translates wrong

I have a problem with my trusty old Saitek Cyborg Evo. A while ago I wanted to play IL2 Sturmovik again. Installed everything, plugged in my Evo and started. Unfortunately, something was wrong. The ...
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Mame keymapping problems under Windows

I have an XArcade controller that I occasionally use to play classic arcade games on M.A.M.E using my Windows 10 laptop. The problem is that the default key mappings end up regularly causing the ...
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New Steam Controller firmware will not update on my Arch Linux install

I recently received my first Steam Controller in the mail, hoping to use it with my desktop running Arch Linux. If it's connected wirelessly, I'm able to use it with Steam, but when I go into Big ...
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Playstation 2 Buzz Controller does not work on Windows 10

I tried installing the USB game controller for the Playstation 2 version of the quiz-game "Buzz!" on my Windows 10 computer. While this (pretty simple) controller works well on Linux and (as far as I ...
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F310 Gamepad detects as HID Keyboard and mouse (Windows 10)

I have a Logitech 310 Gamepad and windows 10. Sometimes the device works, but very rarely and I have no idea what triggers it to work properly. Most of the time, the controller registers as an HID ...
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Xbox One controller not working wireless - Device could not be migrated

I'm trying to pair my Xbox One (Model 1697 1697-IL) controller with the wireless adapter for some time now without much success. It works just fine when plugging in via an USB cable. If I check the ...
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Is there a way to turn regular/generic gamepad to autofire gamepad?

I have a regular gamepad without autofire feature. I wonder if there is a software that can map this regular gamepad into a gamepad with auto fire feature? For example, if I play arcade games like ...
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How do I get my PS4 controller driver to work on a PC?

When I use my PS4 controller with my computer it doesn't work and in device manager there is no HID compliant game controller driver. It worked before I upgraded to Windows 10 but now DS4 doesn't ...