New PC controller with wrong button mapping and right stick wont control camera!!!
Okay so basically I've done all I can myself and no longer know what else to do so please I'm desperate. I bought a new wired controller today, along with an HDMI cord with the intention of gaming on my new HDTV. However I've had nothing but problems with it, it's a Spartan brand, Xbox 360 controller designed for Windows. It also came with an installation CD but it appears that it's only meant for computers with XP or older. Basically the problem is the buttons are all wrong. I press A and it thinks I press B. I move the right stick to the left and it thinks I'm pressing the left trigger.
I've checked all the hardware settings and I can't find any way to change what buttons do what, only calibration for the joysticks. The games I've mostly been using to try and get this working is Portal 2. I should also note that several months ago I bought a different third party controller from a different brand, and it worked perfectly. Every button was correct, but the left joystick was ♥♥♥♥ed so I never use it, which is why I bought a new controller.
So I know that I can get a third party controller to work on my laptop with Portal 2 since I've done it before but this time I don't even know. The fact that a few buttons are off isn't so bad considering I can change controls in the settings, but only up and down works on the right stick. When I try to turn left and right it instead shoots portals as if I'm pressing the triggers. And there's nothing in the settings that will fix the joystick problem.
I've tried downloading new drivers and re-updating. I've changed the controls under Big Picture's settings. I've downloaded x360ce only to learn that Steam deletes it's files on launch. I've tried the console commands I know such as "exec 360controller" but it always comes up saying something like "unable to exec 360controller" even though I know it worked last time a couple months ago with the old controller. There must be something I haven't done yet or some really simple solution I've overlooked. Please can anyone help me?
And before you say "Use a mouse" you don't need to tell me a mouse is better, only a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ would say it isn't, especially in FPS games. But I plan to play games like Mark of the Ninja, which is extremely difficult to play with a keyboard.