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Cave Johnson Oct 6, 2012 @ 8:55am
Xbox 360 controller not working
well, that! I've tried everything suggested here, but still nothing, and not sure at all whats the problem.
used a wired and wirless controller
unplugged any other devices like:
mouse, graphic tablet
and I find funny the game doesn't have an option to chose the type of controls, you know, keyboard or gamepad, but any way, thats the thing, any one has a solution/suggestion?

thanks in advance
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Silvak Oct 6, 2012 @ 8:59am 
MotioninJoy?
Dr. Tran! Oct 6, 2012 @ 9:01am 
Does the controller work inside the GFWL menu? If you press the guide button on the controller does it bring up the GFWL menu? If it does then try using the controller to see if you can navigate through menu. If it doesn't bring it up then press the HOME button and try and use it in the menu.

If it does work in the menu then it could be the game locks keyboard/mouse as the main control system if you use them after launching the game. Try hitting launch to run the game then don't touch your mouse and keyboard at all, only press a button on the controller.
Cave Johnson Oct 6, 2012 @ 9:07am 
Originally posted by Harley Gorillason:
Does the controller work inside the GFWL menu? If you press the guide button on the controller does it bring up the GFWL menu? If it does then try using the controller to see if you can navigate through menu. If it doesn't bring it up then press the HOME button and try and use it in the menu.

If it does work in the menu then it could be the game locks keyboard/mouse as the main control system if you use them after launching the game. Try hitting launch to run the game then don't touch your mouse and keyboard at all, only press a button on the controller.

done and nothing, I can bring the GFWL meny with it, but cant use it in the game menu, I make sure not to touch anything else other than the controller after the launch but nothing
Videohead85 Oct 6, 2012 @ 10:02am 
I have to unplug my Saitek keyboard to get my xbox controller to work. Unplug the keyboard, launch the game with the controller plugged in, then you can plug the keyboard back in when the game is loaded. See if that works.
Szoreny Klepko Oct 6, 2012 @ 10:07am 
That's weird, you say you unplugged all your other control devices? You sure you got all of them? Have anything exotic you might've forgotten like a head tracker?

I've got a bunch of CH stuff plugged in to my system, pedals, throttle and stick. DS wouldn't recognize my 360 controller until I used CH Control Manager to combine my flight gear into a single multi-axis device. Alternately I guess I could've unplugged 'em.

Anyway suggestions fail me, try different USB ports. Unplug the controller, uninstall it in 'devices and printers' and let windows reinstall it when you plug it in.
Vindrytter Oct 6, 2012 @ 10:40am 
You need to disable all the human interface devices except mouse, keyboard and the gamepad in the device manager. Some usb keyboard also need to disable. Do not forget to reboot after disabling devices. In my case I disable Cyborg FLY5 Flight Stick (HID), Razer Nostromo, restart the computer and after that my gamepad work in the game. Simple unplugging does not help me, and each time I have to disable the devices in the device manager.
KernyS Oct 6, 2012 @ 11:33am 
Dont try motionjoy for anything, it has a lot of malware
Felinefine Oct 6, 2012 @ 1:27pm 
You have to download a software for microsoft to get the contoller to work its free
Walrusless Vagabond Oct 6, 2012 @ 2:20pm 
I have no idea what the trouble is. I literally just plugged my controller into the USB and it worked first try. didn't need to do anything
alakyr Oct 6, 2012 @ 5:53pm 
have to install it manually from device manage in the control panel...i had several problems too but resolved in this way
Dr. Tran! Oct 6, 2012 @ 6:21pm 
Originally posted by alakyr:
have to install it manually from device manage in the control panel...i had several problems too but resolved in this way

That problem only arises if you're using a wireless controller, with what is most likely a nock-off receiver.
Mr_pinecones Oct 8, 2012 @ 9:39am 
I am having the same issue. I can use the "xbox button" to bring up windows live bar but nothing else. what is interesting is that my controller worked fine last month. I am using motionjoy ( no malware) set to do xbox controller emulation. I recently updated the DSfix patch on my game I am not sure if that would be causing the problem. everyone here that is having problems did you recently install the latest DSfix 1.7?
Manitaur Feb 4, 2013 @ 7:18pm 
same problems, the xbox button works. but i cant play the game :(
cua_bien02 Feb 4, 2013 @ 7:25pm 
Originally posted by Mr_pinecones:
everyone here that is having problems did you recently install the latest DSfix 1.7?

Er.. latest DSfix is 2.0.1.
Last edited by cua_bien02; Feb 4, 2013 @ 7:25pm
Dr. Tran! Feb 4, 2013 @ 10:14pm 
Originally posted by cua_bien02:
Originally posted by Mr_pinecones:
everyone here that is having problems did you recently install the latest DSfix 1.7?

Er.. latest DSfix is 2.0.1.

The latest might be 2.0.1 now, it wasn't 5 months ago when this topic was started.
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