Shoulder buttons LB and RB not working in game

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Vroomfondle71
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Shoulder buttons LB and RB not working in game

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The LB and RB buttons when pressed show green in Xpadder when pressed, they are assigned to button 5 and button 6.

xinput values 256 512
directxinput 16 32

However if I assign say key A to to LB in notepad nothing happens.
If I assign A to any other button it prints A in notepad.

Any ideas the controller is an xbox 360 elite clone from a company called powerA.

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Re: Shoulder buttons LB and RB not working in game

Post by Jonathan »

When the button turns green this indicates that Xpadder is simulating the assignment on that button.
The raw data numbers also show that the buttons are working as expected
This is a strange problem

Some ideas:
- Try turning XInput off in the Xpadder settings (this will use DirectInput only)
- Restart your PC in case there is a driver issue
- Try the typing test in Word or your browser address bar instead of Notepad
- Test the controller buttons via the game controllers control panel (there is a button for it in the raw data window)
- Assign A to every button and also the dpad and stick directions and triggers and check if every part of the controller works

Vroomfondle71
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Re: Shoulder buttons LB and RB not working in game

Post by Vroomfondle71 »

Okay so I've been playing around with your suggestions, everything seems to be working as expected.

However I noticed that in Word if assign the LB button to 'A' on the keyboard enter some text in word and then press the LB button it selects all the text. This indicates to me its doing a CTRL-A select all.

I've deleted the profile and started again and just assigned 'A' to LB button, same thing happens it sending CTRL-A.

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Re: Shoulder buttons LB and RB not working in game

Post by Vroomfondle71 »

Just to add the RB button unassinged seems to be sending the ALT key.

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Re: Shoulder buttons LB and RB not working in game

Post by Jonathan »

Is there another app or driver setting that is already reading the controller and outputtinb those keys?
Try closing Xpadder completely (by right-clicking the Xpadder icon by the clock)
Now, in Word (with some random letters aready in the document), press LB on the controller and press A on the keyboard
If it selects all again then either something else is reading the controller

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