Embin Dec 29, 2012 @ 9:24am
XBOX360 controller fix
After goggling and checking this forum repeatedly for a gamepad fix. The only thing that worked for me was using part of this guide[www.theprohack.com]. Only follow the following steps (refer to the guide if you need pictures)

Install Xpadder from this link[majorgeeks.com]. (Run in vista SP2 compatability mode).

Click on the controller icon to create a new profile and walk through the tabs and enable all buttons on your gamepad.

Go to the finish tab and click close.

And instead of only mapping wasd like the guide tells you to. Just bind all keys to your gamepad like this[img35.imageshack.us].

Don't forget saving your profile!

When launching the game keep your gamepad disconnected, otherwise it'll detect your gamepad. Once you've launched the game connect the pad and you'll be able to play.

If you want to change any keys you should be able to do it in the game itself from then on.

Last edited by Embin; Dec 29, 2012 @ 9:35am
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Tobias Dec 29, 2012 @ 7:51pm 
Easier way to fix is to go to steam folder \steamapps\common\Devil May Cry 3\DMC3SE.ini

Open with notepad. Delete all the text. Paste in

#----------------------------------------------------------------------
[XBOX 360 For Windows (Controller)]
START = 7
SELECT = 6
CIRCLE = 1
TRIANGLE = 3
SQUARE = 2
CROSS = 0
L1 = 4
R1 = 5
L2 = 11
R2 = 12
L3 = 8
R3 = 9
L<->R = 1

Then use xpadder to map the left trigger to Q and the right trigger to E.

The GameFAQ's thread most people find when they google "DMC3 xbox360 controller" or whatever has the wrong device name, which is why it doesn't work for some people, but it does explain how to find the right name and change it.
Embin Dec 30, 2012 @ 4:23am 
This didn't work for me, the left analog stick and triggers didn't work and I would've had to use the right one for walking.
Evil_Betox Dec 31, 2012 @ 7:59pm 
Thanks Embin, your guide helped me a lot. I just didn't need to unplug my controller before launching the game, dunno why but it worked just fine.

Anyway thanks again!
Dragarr Jan 1, 2013 @ 12:18am 
Embin when I first added the lines from Tobias it did the same as you, then I remembered that the controller name changes with each new version. The new name is "Controller (XBOX 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows)" once I changed it the controller worked flawlessly. Try

[Controller (XBOX 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows)]
START = 7
SELECT = 6
CIRCLE = 1
TRIANGLE = 3
SQUARE = 2
CROSS = 0
L1 = 4
R1 = 5
L2 = 11
R2 = 12
L3 = 8
R3 = 9
L<->R = 1
Chaos Protocol Jan 5, 2013 @ 12:51am 
Is there a working controller app like this? When I am using this, and set everything up, the program confuses the buttons and confuses the controls...

Devil May Cry says my gamepad is not compatible regardless what I set its .ini too.
Le Louch Jan 18, 2013 @ 4:29pm 
The analog sticks arent switching on my end. using Win7.
Embin Jan 19, 2013 @ 1:24pm 
That's weird, I use windows 7, did you make sure to wait with plugging in?
PissedGroundhog Jan 20, 2013 @ 9:03pm 
To add to this post, things worked for me without using XPADDER.

Alternative for me is to use CONTROLMK.

Same as XPADDER, CONTROLMK can bind LEFT and RIGHT triggers to Q and E respectively.

I only have to start DMC3 first, then CONTROLMK and it worked for me. I have the same lines as Dragarr in my INI as I am using the same type of controller. Sometime the game don't take the motion so I just refresh CONTROLMK's settings (refresh controller list and click the apply button); no need for me to restart DMC3.

Best luck for everybody to make this work. Beside all the PC flaws, this is still a great game that deserve to be played.
Last edited by PissedGroundhog; Jan 20, 2013 @ 9:28pm
coldberserk Jan 24, 2013 @ 8:33am 
But you can get the X-Box 360 controller for windows working with Devil May cry 3 ?
Last edited by coldberserk; Jan 24, 2013 @ 8:33am
Spaz McBomb Jan 24, 2013 @ 8:32pm 
Thanks Embin, made this old port playable for me now on my 360 controller. Nice bonus is I can toggle turbo on my gun button with Xpadder so I can give my thumb a rest.
Last edited by Spaz McBomb; Jan 24, 2013 @ 8:32pm
♫Little Polars Teacup Feb 26, 2013 @ 12:19pm 
Is there any way to fix the controls for Xbox 360 controller w/o downloading an external program?
Fred Burguer Jun 5, 2013 @ 8:32am 
THX really helped a lot!!!
ThereIsNoSpoon Jun 22, 2013 @ 9:52am 
Very usefull, ty
latenightrush Jul 16, 2013 @ 6:16pm 
man this works like a charm thanks
Ðeathtrip Jul 17, 2013 @ 6:01am 
Thanks mate, you helped me a lot, I was disappointed after i bought the DMC 3+4 bundle and couldn't play it with my 360 controller, because keyboard suxx, im glad there are some helpfull people out there *THUMBS UP* :))
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