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Configure the controller

You don’t have to configure the controller unless you want to customize the range of motion of the axes. To configure the controller, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type joy.cpl in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. In the Game Controllers window, click XNA Gamepad, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Settings tab, and then click Calibrate.
  4. Follow the steps in the Device Calibration Wizard.
    Note When you’re prompted to use the directional pad (D-Pad), use the left stick instead. If you use the D-Pad, the left stick configuration may be incorrect.
    1. To use this wizard to configure the axes of your game controller, click Next.
    2. Leave the D-pad (left stick) centered, and then press a button on the controller.
    3. Press all the D-pad’s corners (left stick), and then press a button on the controller.
    4. Leave the D-pad (left stick) centered, and then press a button on the controller.
    5. Move the Z Axis (left and right triggers) all the way up and down, and then press a button on the controller.
    6. Move the X Rotation (right stick – left right movement) all the way up and down, and then press a button on the controller.
    7. Move the Y Rotation (right stick – up down movement) all the way up and down, and then press a button on the controller.
    8. To save your configuration, click Finish.
  5. Click Apply, and then test the operation of the controller.
  6. If you’re satisfied with the new settings, click OK twice.
    If you’re not satisfied, click Settings, and then click Reset to defaults. When you click Reset to defaults, the device controls are reset to the default settings that are obtained from the device.