I had a problem which I posted to the “ABSOLUTE QUESTION AND ANSWER THREAD (ASK YOUR QUESTIONS HERE!)” thread.
However, I figured out how to do it before anyone else could figure it why my stick was acting up.
Original post: Absolute Question and Answer Thread (ASK YOUR QUESTIONS HERE!)
In short, my Fightstick V.S. Edition (for XBox) did not work as a simple plug-and-play device (which is normally the case). My computer detected it as "Unspecified."
Here’s how you manually install the XBox Controller driver onto your stick in the event someone else encounters the problem.
Forewarning, I am using Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 64-bit. However, it shouldn’t matter between editions nor the word size of the OS.
Also, I also have a custom theme so the pictures will look a little unique but the process is the same all the same.
Finally, make sure you already have (or try reinstalling) the Microsoft driver installed for XBox controllers before proceeding: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/d/xbox-360-controller-for-windows
Step 1.) Identify you actually have this problem.
If this showed up when you plugged it in and you know it’s an XBox controller that’s compatible for PC, proceed.
Step 2.) Go to “Control Panel” > “Devices and Printers.”
You’ll see the stick listed under “Unspecified.” Right-click it and give the “Properties” option a tap on the ass.
Step 3.) Go to the “Hardware” tab and click “Properties.”
Properties within properties. Propertiception.
Step 4.) Go to the “Driver” tab and click “Update Driver…”
If you have the same problem I did, it should show your provider as “Unknown” and the date and version as “Not available.”
Step 5.) Click on “Browse my computer for…”
Your driver should already be installed (the XBox 360 controller driver) so we’re going to go look for it.
Step 6.) Click on Let me pick from a list…"
Again, it’s already installed. Besides, if you tried looking for the .exe installer it wouldn’t detect it as a driver.
Step 7.) Scroll down a bit and pick “Microsoft Common Controller For…”
This is the category the XBox controller driver is located under. Highlight that shit and click “Next.”
Step 8.) Select “XBox 360 Controller for Windows Version…”
I dunno why I got multiple versions but I just chose the most recently updated one. I recommend you do the same.
Step 9.) Click “Yes” on the warning prompt.
If you had this problem you’d know by now that your computer is a dumb shit that doesn’t know what it’s doing. Disregard warnings, acquire operational stick.
Step 10.) Celebrate.
Get yourself some raspberry sorbet and sit down 'cause it’s time to hand out losses faster than Usain Bolt with rocket boots. Pshoooes!