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There are two types of gamepads you can connect to your computer. One is the game port on the sound card and the other is through USB port. Either way once you plug it into your computer you need to go to control panel and configure your device. Click on Switch to Classic View first if option is avaliable. Then double click on Game Controllers. Then you have two options, if a usb device has being detected then you will be able toclick on properties and configure the device. If not, you will have to click on add and select from a list of gamepads and select the one closets to your device. Then click on properties and configure the device. Follow on screen instructions.

Now once you have done the above you will also need to configure the controller gamepad in the game itself under options and under input devices/joysticks.

Good luck! Please rate after you are completed!

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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