Joysticks and Gamepad Controllers

This information is outdated. Several more controllers are supported out of the box. Also, FS-UAE Launcher comes with an easy-to-use GUI for map the buttons of any gamepad or joystick.

The following information applies to FS-UAE 2.3.4 and newer!

Logitech Cordless Precision Gamepad

  • Ubuntu 13.04: Works out of the box. Identified as “PS3/USB Cordless Gamepad” (ps3_usb_cordless_gamepad_13_4_1_0_linux).

Logitech Gamepad F310

  • Ubuntu 13.04: Works out of the box in Xinput mode, set switch on backside to “X”. Identified as “Generic X-Box pad” (generic_x_box_pad_11_6_1_0_linux).

Logitech Rumble Gamepad F510

  • Ubuntu 13.04: Works out of the box in Xinput mode, set switch on backside to “X”. Identified as “Generic X-Box pad” (generic_x_box_pad_11_6_1_0_linux).

Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710

  • Ubuntu 13.04: Works out of the box in both modes (DirectInput and Xinput). Identified as “Logitech Logitech Cordless RumblePad 2” (logitech_logitech_cordless_rumblepad_2_12_4_1_0_linux) or as “Generic X-Box pad” (generic_x_box_pad_11_6_1_0_linux). Xinput mode is recommended, as the menu button will then work too.

Microsoft XBox 360 Controller (Wired)

  • Ubuntu 13.04: Works out of the box. Identified as “Microsoft X-Box 360 pad” (microsoft_x_box_360_pad_11_6_1_0_linux).

Microsoft XBox 360 Controller (Wireless)

Requires a XBox 360 wireless controller receiver plugged into an USB port.

  • Ubuntu 13.04: Works out of the box. Identified as “Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver” (xbox_360_wireless_receiver_15_6_0_0_linux).

Saitek P380

Controller lacks menu button (Use select + start combo instead).

  • Ubuntu 13.04: Works out of the box. Identified as “Jess Tech Dual Analog Pad” (jess_tech_dual_analog_pad_12_4_1_0_linux).

Saitek P880

This controller lacks left and right trigger buttons (have only left and right shoulder buttons). Does not matter for FS-UAE but some predefined shortcuts may not work out of the box. Button 5 and 6 are mapped to select and start respectively, and the “shift” button is mapped as menu button.

  • Ubuntu 13.04: Works out of the box. Identified as “SAITEK P880” (saitek_p880_12_4_1_0_linux).

Sony PlayStation 3 Controller – Connected to USB

  • Ubuntu 13.04: Works out of the box. Identified as “Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller” (sony_playstation_r_3_controller_19_27_0_0_linux).

Thrustmaster 2 in 1 DT

Controller lacks menu button (Use select + start combo instead). L2 and R2 are left and right triggers.

  • Ubuntu 13.04: Works out of the box. Identified as “THRUSTMASTER 2 in 1 DT” (thrustmaster_2_in_1_dt_12_4_1_0_linux).

 

Controllers supported out of the box with FS-UAE (but please check the entries for platform-specific notes).

  • Logitech PS3/USB Cordless Gamepad
  • Logitech Dual Action
  • Logitech Extreme 3D PRO
  • Logitech Rumblepad 2
  • Logitech Gamepad F310
  • Logitech Rumble Gamepad F510
  • Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710
  • Playstation 3 Controller
  • Saitek P380
  • Saitek P880
  • SmartJoyPlus / TigerGame PS/PS2 Game Controller Adapter
  • Speed-Link Competition Pro
  • Thrustmaster 2-in-1 DT
  • Xbox 360 Wired Controller
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

If your controller is not on this list, you can create a custom controller configuration for your gamepad/joystick!

Configurations not bundled with FS-UAE

The following joysticks and gamepad are not supported out of the box, because they represent themselves with a too generic name to autoconfigure correctly. But if you have one of these, you can download the configuration from here instead of creating your own.

69 thoughts on “Joysticks and Gamepad Controllers

  1. so, I’ve been searching through tons of old forums, and I found a solution. I found a dev5 version of the current one, that possibly replaced the SDL2 dll maybe, as some systems wouldn’t show it. It is now showing up with this newest code, it just wasn’t on the site when I downloaded, but not even the older stable version worked for me. Either way, its showing up now with this newest version I found in some forum.
    Yeah the weird thing was that they show up inside the game when pressing F12 and going in to set it there. It was just annoying that I had to do this at the beginning at the start of each game

  2. Hello, I am new to this emulator and Amiga emulation in general. I’ve been reading through everything, and I have come across an issue. I’ve tried both Stable fs-uae-portable-suite_2.8.3 and Developer fs-uae-portable-suite_2.9.7dev3 …. Im running Windows 10 64bit Pro. My issue is that in the launcher, I can never get my joystick recoginzed, however, when I press F12, I can go into the settings, and get to it, then set it, and it works, but back in the launcher, it always shows Default (No Device). Any thoughts on why in game, it sees it, but in the launcher, it can’t? So this prevents me from settings up mappings etc. I’ve tried this with both Xbox One Elite controller, Xbox One generic controller, and Xbox 360 wireless controller. All 3 in windows, I can goto devices, and joystick and test the buttons, sticks, etc, so that tells me windows sees them as controllers, correct? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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