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Game Controllers

Configure any joysticks, steering wheels, and game pads attached to your system.

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Control Panel [Printers and Other Hardware] Game Controllers

Command Prompt control joy.cpl

Description

Before a joystick or other game controller can be used with Windows-based games, its driver must be installed here. If your game controller doesn't appear in this list, click Add (see Figure 4-39). If your device doesn't show up on the list and the manufacturer doesn't provide native Windows XP drivers, try Custom to set up a rudimentary configuration for the device.

Figure 4-39. Windows supports many types of joysticks, gamepads, steering wheels, and flight yokes for your games


Notes

Not all game controllers have settings that can be changed, so the Properties button may be grayed out.

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