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#1 TrimTrabb

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 21:01

Hi,

Quite new to this forum. I'm an aspiring professional online poker player and I have recently just bought a windows 8 laptop to run certain HUD's on. I also heard you can hook up a wired xbox controller to your PC and use it.

I looked on the windows drivers page and could not see a windows 8 driver, so I installed one of the others and it seemed to install it all fine:

http://www.microsoft...ler-for-windows

My light is holding a solid green light and under 'my devices' in the control panel it is detected and says 'This device is working properly.'

I've tried using it on the PC and specific applications (Pokerstars) but I'm having no luck. Nothing is happening. I wanted to know if it was Pokerstars or if it was the controller - is there any way I can test the controller on another part of the laptop? Just to see if it's the controller or my programme.

Thank you guys, any suggestions are welcome!

Tom


#2 LUTZIFER

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 21:08

It's for games. Although there are programs for the controller that emulate mouse movements and clicks.

#3 OP TrimTrabb

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 21:10

It's for games. Although there are programs for the controller that emulate mouse movements and clicks.


I've read people are using it for PokerStars.

Do you know any software or somewhere on my laptop I can use to test if the controller is working?

#4 philcruicks

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 21:13

yeah go to control panel and search "game" you should see set up usb game controller, hopefully the 360 controller will be in there and in properties there is a calibration option where you should be able to test all the buttons and sticks.

#5 The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 21:27

You could try using Xpadder.

http://xpadder.com/

#6 OP TrimTrabb

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 21:27

yeah go to control panel and search "game" you should see set up usb game controller, hopefully the 360 controller will be in there and in properties there is a calibration option where you should be able to test all the buttons and sticks.


Brilliant, thank you. I calibrated it and it's working. Guess I'll just have to email Pokerstars. Thanks again. Tom

#7 trag3dy

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 22:13

Joy2key is probably what you want, it's similar to xpadder I think but it's free:

http://www.electraco...h%20Version.htm

I'm not sure exactly what you want to do but that will allow you to map keyboard keys to buttons. However I don't know if it will allow you to map the cursor to a joystick.



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