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Mysterious Controller

Postposted on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:39 am

I've had a couple games now detect a joypad/controller present now when there isn't one. It's not showing up under connected devices. Does anyone have an idea as how to potentially track this down? I wouldn't care, but it's screwing up my ability to play one of the games (Mass Effect).
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Re: Mysterious Controller

Postposted on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:54 am

Do you maybe have a mouse or keyboard with special functions that might show up this way?
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Re: Mysterious Controller

Postposted on Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:15 am

look in your device manager and see if anything shows up
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Re: Mysterious Controller

Postposted on Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:53 am

Negative

And I've looked... but those USB devices are always so friggin ambiguous.
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Re: Mysterious Controller

Postposted on Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:57 am

Hmm, maybe something that can be turned off in the BIOS?
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Re: Mysterious Controller

Postposted on Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:05 am

I installed some joypad > keyboard mapping software once and it left a service running in the background for a virtual joypad.

Uninstall GFWL as well, if you have it. That thing is a mucking fess, especially if you've ever plugged a 360 pad into your PC.
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Re: Mysterious Controller

Postposted on Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:34 pm

Chrispy_ wrote:Uninstall GFWL as well, if you have it. That thing is a mucking fess, especially if you've ever plugged a 360 pad into your PC.
Ehh? What are you talking about? Games for Windows Live is simply a library that runs behind supported games. The only client software for it is the GFW Marketplace, which has nothing to do with controllers. (;; ̄Д ̄)ノ
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Re: Mysterious Controller

Postposted on Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:37 pm

Mobile phone plugged in by chance?
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