Possible to connect an Android gamepad to PC?

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  1. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    I know that all Android gamepads, like this Nyko Playpad, connect via bluetooth to their Android device. I cannot find a single thing anywhere that says if that gamepad, or ANY meant-for-android-bluetooth-gamepad works on PC or not. Seriously, not a thing.

    So, does anyone know if it's possible to connect Android-intended Bluetooth gamepads to PC's?

    EDIT: Wow, forget this entirely, A look into the FAQS on the official site I linked showed this:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  2. Fat D

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    Read the FAQ for it:
    So, not supported, but it should work.
     
  3. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    Yea, I just saw that about 5 seconds before you posted it. Sorry, I'll report to delete this thread.
     
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    You may still need a xinput wrapper like motion in joy for games that only support xbox360 gamepad.
     
  5. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    You've got to be kidding me, people still do that?
    Look up X360CE. It alters the x_input dll files so that any game thinks that any gamepad is a 360 controller, making every game that's compatible with 360 gamepads automatically compatible with any gamepad. It even lets you specify what button's what. It's what makes Prince of Persia, Skyrim, Overlord 2, and Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing Transformed playable with my third party PS3 controller. All those games think it's a 360 gamepad. ^_^
     
  6. Starius65

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    But wait, with the Nyko Playpad, my computer does not detect the two trigger buttons or the back buttons. What's up with this? There is also like 20 buttons on the controller settings but only 7 of them are used.