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Gamepad Setup (Sonic the Hedgehog 4 EP I)
By Freedom Redeemer
How to setup your non-xbox gamepad with Sonic the Hedgehog 4 EP I.
Gamepad Setup
How to setup your non xbox gamepad with Sonic the Hedgehog 4 EP 1.

This game only supports xbox gamepads so you will need to setup the XBOX 360 Controller emulator to get your controller to work with this game, and many other games that only support xbox gamepads.

Step 1: Install Game (Sonic the Hedgehog 4 EP 1)

Step 2: Open Game Installation Folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Sonic the Hedgehog 4 EP 1)

Step 3: You will need to download the XBOX 360 Controller emulator here:
Download file name labeled as “”

Step 4: Open the .zip file you just downloaded labeled “” (don’t have Winzip? Download it free here: Now drag and drop the file in the .zip file labeld “x360ce.exe” into the main game folder you should already have open.

Step 5: Now run the XBOX 360 Controller emulator exe “x360ce.exe” choose it to run search for a profile of your controller from the internet. Then, click "Finish." If it did not map your entire controller no problem just finish setting it up like you would any controller setup. Click on "Save," and then close x360ce.

Step 6: Launch the game using the “sonicLauncher.exe” or Right click on the game in STEAM and launch the configuration tool. Click on "Player" and change dropdown menu from keyboard to game controller, now at the bottom click the “save settings and launch sonic 4” button.

That's all, I hope this helped. Find more cool stuff and support at Feed Me Pixels.
Freedom Redeemer (Anthony Mesisco)
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♠ λ×эζ δєДя ♠ Aug 8, 2017 @ 9:35am 
What a stupid fuck would write a program which supports one kind of controller only ? Shame on Sega for this most fucked up bullsiht !
stasher_dragon Sep 10, 2015 @ 8:33pm 
Yo. I have an issue with the game. I'm commenting here because Steam will not let me contact you with a normal message :/

It takes a few tries untill I get the game to start, but then all I hear is, "SEGA!" and the opening screen music and that's it. I see a hint of a window opening, but I never see the game.
Cat Daddy Dec 3, 2014 @ 3:29pm 
But i have an xbox pad and the game doesnt seem to recognise that
Adrian999978 Nov 3, 2014 @ 7:55pm 
perfect, you have the guide in spanish ?
Wags Andre Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:16pm 
Thank you dude! Very useful!!!
Nyyss0nen Mar 17, 2014 @ 4:52pm 
Thank you for the guide!
Pollyanna Dec 23, 2013 @ 1:19pm 
I got the new version of Visual C++, but now when I open the game, it automatically crashes.
Giga Sonic Dec 8, 2013 @ 1:13pm 
You can also use joy to key.
Ojamax Sep 18, 2013 @ 1:24pm 
Vraiment pratique
Freedom Redeemer  [author] Jul 23, 2013 @ 11:26pm 
[Solved] Missing MSVCP 110.dll, failed xinput 1_3.dll, unhandled exception has occurred Errors

If you’re are experiencing one or all of these problems it is not due to the game or xbox gamepad emulator, it is due to missing or corrupted Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio. To fix any or all of these problems just download and reinstall Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio here: < if this link for any reason stops working just go to Microsoft’s website and search for “Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio.”
This has fixed the problem for most people, if for any reason it does not fix the problem you may want to run a malware & virus scan as something may be corrupting those files. Hope this helps anyone else having these issues. :angrytiger: