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question about a controller

#1darren19822000Posted 4/20/2014 3:55:38 PM
if i want to play say skyrim on steam with a xbox 360 controller...for a wired controller i just plug it in and it works? no extra program like when trying to use a ps3 controller?
#2ShubPosted 4/20/2014 3:57:35 PM
Depends on the game. The game has to support controllers to begin with. I'm pretty sure Skyrim supports the 360 controller.
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#3Dragonspawn1319Posted 4/20/2014 3:58:56 PM
Windows supports 360 controllers, but the game you play needs to support them as well. Most new games, especially multiplats should. I've never used a controller for Skyrim but I assume it does.
#4darren19822000(Topic Creator)Posted 4/20/2014 4:02:02 PM
ive used the mouse and kb before...but ive been playing so much xbox its what im comfortable with.
#5AsellusPosted 4/20/2014 4:48:24 PM
For a wired controller it's pretty much just plug & play with any xinput title (ie, most stuff released over the past five-six years that supports a controller at all). It'll also work with older dinput titles though you may not be able to use the back triggers or d-pad and all the various buttons will show up as "button 1 through 18" or so. You can solve both problems by using say xpadder to remap the triggers and d-pad inputs to keyboard triggers as long as the game doesn't have an issue with mixing controller and keyboard inputs (which the vast majority don't but there are definitely a few that do).
#6JockoPosted 4/20/2014 5:04:18 PM
darren19822000 posted...
y skyrim on steam with a xbox 360 controller...for a wired controller i just plug it in and it works? no extra program like when trying to use a ps3 controller?

Yes that is correct. I have Skyrim and I've used a 360 controller on it and it works flawlessly. Nothing to do but plug in and play.
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#7darren19822000(Topic Creator)Posted 4/20/2014 5:05:53 PM
sweet. thanks