Windows gaming and gamepad configuration. I'm about to pull out my hair. Please help.
I've recently purchased an awesome desktop PC, and am dying to play some Steam games on it. But as someone who cut his FPS teeth on the Xbox, I just can't get used to the keyboard/mouse controls.
So I'm trying to get a gamepad to work with PC games, and am hitting one frustration after another. (The game in question is Half-Life 2, BTW.)
First, I tried using my Xbox 360 controller, a wireless one, with the USB charger cable. Windows seems to recognize it, I downloaded the appropriate drivers/software from MS, and followed Valve's instructions
on tweaking the config files. But nothing - the game acts as if there's no controller there at all.
So I bought a Logitech dual-thumb controller, installed it, and the game won't recognize it either. Went so far as to install Pinnacle Game Profiler, which is supposed to take all the guesswork out of this. Now, when the game starts, my character starts spinning indefinitely to the left, as if I was holding the thumbstick down in that direction.
All I want is to be able to use my Xbox controller on my PC ... that shouldn't be so hard, should it? Do I really have to buy this
? Isn't that the exact same thing as what I have? What steps am I missing here?