My work blocks youtube but I will check this out when I get home. Thanks.
Now if only the wireless 360 controller would actually be wireless and not forget what it's doing. A wired fix for a wireless controller is shenanigans!
You're welcome. It's as easy as this
Start>Control Panel>Game Controllers > Properties >Calibrate and then love the sticks around etc.
PS: What version of windows do you use? I'm on Win764bit and use a wireless controller and do not have this problem. I'll go AFK for 20 mins, come back for a behest, turn controller on and it only takes 5 seconds or so till I regain control of my character. I have had it not detect before, it's an oddity, maybe has happened 3 times in 4 months, but all I do is hit the sync button on the receiver and in 10 secs, it's good to go, without having to reboot the game.
I do play in windowed mode though, and have the options set in order to "keep controller controlling game"(can't remember exact setting name) while the game is not the main focus. I can surf the web on my second monitor and still use the controller to make my character run from one camp to another while still using the mouse on the other monitor. This may make a difference from running the game in full screen.
Ok, I've used this device calibration screen before (for every 360 controller) and let me explain what I'm seeing. First, I calibrate it, all good. Then I press right and let go = cross hair is just a smidge to the right and stays there. Then I press left and let go = crosshair is just a smidge to the left and stays there.
No amount of calibration can fix this problem. You need to be able to set a deadzone that encompasses the entire +/- range where the joystick is not centered. I have yet to find a 360 controller that is not wonky in this manner. I find it strange that after purchasing and testing 9 controller, no one else is having this same issue. I'll just have to stick to the Logitech.
I would take a screenshot of the crosshairs hanging out to the left and right after I press the corresponding direction, but you can just trust me on this, yes? If any one of the 360 controllers could return to exact center like the Logitech controller can, I would be using one.
This makes the wireless issue moot. Wonky joystick = fail. The lack of deadzone setting in the calibration menu = double fail.