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cr8tone Sep 14, 2013 @ 12:16am
xbox 360 controller support needs to be addressed
the game will not let me use the xbox 360 controller. i bought the damn thing just for this game and it will not work. i have a friend who uses his no problem and yet mine refuses to function. i installed the drivers from microsoft, restarted. still nothing. i can edit the options in the game using the controller but as soon as i exit the options and try to move around or do anything at all i get no response from the game. GREAT WASTE OF 40 BUCKS FOR THE CONTROLLER AND ANOTHER 10 BUCKS FOR THIS GAME.
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Snaeng Sep 14, 2013 @ 3:13am 
I'm sorry to tell you boy, but the problem is on your side - not on the games side. Make sure the controller is connected to your system and clearly identified before starting the game. Also make sure there is no other controller connected.

Nevertheless, you can still use the controller for many many many other games, so it is not 40 bucks wasted.
Last edited by Snaeng; Sep 14, 2013 @ 3:13am
Kavex Sep 14, 2013 @ 7:52am 
xbox 360 controllers works just find because I use one everyday. You need to go to microsoft's website and install the correct drivers for it. Once you have that done if it's wireless than you need to power on the controller before starting the game.

If you are going to be nasty I am not going to offer any other help then that. Good Luck!
Last edited by Kavex; Sep 14, 2013 @ 7:54am
cr8tone Sep 15, 2013 @ 6:49pm 
who was nasty? ive already installed the drivers, i said that in the first post. seems like youre the one being nasty. telling me to turn on the controller like im a ♥♥♥♥♥. thanks for the post helping me do things i already did though :)
Kavex Sep 15, 2013 @ 8:06pm 
Originally posted by cr8tone:
who was nasty? ive already installed the drivers, i said that in the first post. seems like youre the one being nasty. telling me to turn on the controller like im a ♥♥♥♥♥. thanks for the post helping me do things i already did though :)

Thanks for stopping by
Monk Sep 16, 2013 @ 1:26am 
I'm using my 360 controller fine as well. Could be an issue with Hammerwatch, but it's more likely it's somewhere on your side.
Nazi Jesus Sep 16, 2013 @ 9:58am 
use the key board.
.PrimeMover. Sep 16, 2013 @ 6:21pm 
Address it with a cheapo Logitech Gamepad F310, found on craigslist, ebay, and amazon for less than 5 USDollars, which are practically worthless anyhow. Why you paid $40 for a freaking Xbox controller is insane in the first place... Pawn shops sell them for 10 USdollars...
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SSSank Sep 17, 2013 @ 1:07pm 
Hey, I played this game with a friend in couch coop, he has 2 gamepad: 1 logitech rumblepad f310 and 1 xbox 360 controller. Both worked perfectly :)
I'm pretty sure that your issue is on your side.
Is your gamepad working with Steam BigPicture mode? Can you select games from your library using gamepad up and down, for example?
SSSank Sep 17, 2013 @ 1:10pm 
Is your 360 controller wired or wireless?
With some game we had problems with the wireless one.
40usd are something like 30eur, here in Italy isn't a bad price.
Tobias Sep 22, 2013 @ 1:27pm 
I use a wired xbox 360 controller. When I first loaded the game and tried to play it wasn't working. I found that I had to go into the menu options and turn Player 1 control scheme from keyboard to controller. So I suggest you check that first.
cr8tone Sep 22, 2013 @ 8:17pm 
controller works on every other game i have on steam that has support. just hammerwatch doesnt.
JagPaw Sep 27, 2013 @ 10:44am 
Have you ever had Motion In Joy installed on your machine? It screws things up with a real XBOX controller until you take extensive steps to completely remove the drivers it installs. It may work at times but then cause hangs or other peculiar issues.
Last edited by JagPaw; Sep 27, 2013 @ 10:44am
|eG| Sin Sep 27, 2013 @ 1:11pm 
I started playing the game last night using a wireless 360 controller, and the first time I actually started / entered the tower my controller didn't work at all.... For some reason the game had forgotten that I had set player one to use controller (even though I had been using the controller in the menu), and had changed itself back to keyboard for player one's input. Kind of wierd but once I changed it back the controller worked flawlessly for gameplay.
Juggernaut Sep 29, 2013 @ 8:05pm 
Two simple things people forget about. One, have your controller on before you run Hammerwatch. Two, make sure your player one controls is set to controller. My friend made those mistakes.
LunaticSongXIV Sep 30, 2013 @ 4:56pm 
Originally posted by Juggernaut:
Two simple things people forget about. One, have your controller on before you run Hammerwatch. Two, make sure your player one controls is set to controller. My friend made those mistakes.
This. The controller is not enabled by default on several of my computers for some reason.
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