January 23, 2021

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Dual shock USB vibrating joypad/joystick not properly working

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Question(s):

Why is my vibrating joypad/joystick not working even if I install the driver that comes with it?

I personally am using Windows 7 64-bit. Windows detect my joypad and all features work except for the vibration [Z-Axis/Z-Rotation and Point of View Hat features may also not work.] Sometimes, vibration works but there is no option to reduce or increase it. There should be an option be set/change the level of vibration. Game Controller Settings do not show any option that mentions anything about vibration. What is the solution?

Answer:

UPDATE: The link given below is no longer working. I have now uploaded the driver to my website; you can download it by clicking here. Password is typingaholic.com

Download and install this USB joypad driver. [Use your Anti-Virus program to check this file/driver for viruses/malware. I used AVG Free addition to check this file and it found no threats.] I found this driver after a long, long online research. I own few cheap joypads; they are made by different brands one of which is Topway. This driver seems to work on all brands. I tested it in Windows XP and Vista; it works flawlessly. This driver also makes the point-of-view-hat POV switch to work properly. It gives you nice options to adjust the level of vibration; some joypads vibrate like hell, so this driver can make them vibrate the way you want them to.

This driver is a miracle!

This driver makes the D-Pad, left and right analog sticks, and all the buttons to properly work. It can also help if your joystick or joypad has calibration issues like jumpy axes. Windows 7 installs a default driver for the joypads I have; this default driver is only good in making the basic features of the joypad work, barely. In some joysticks, the default driver can cause calibration issues, which this new-driver can resolve.

Install the aforementioned driver; you will be amazed to see the difference it makes. Above driver link will take you to another website. I have no affiliation with this [oem-drivers dot com] website. On the download page, the website states that the driver is only compatible with Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, and XP; however, I can confirm that it also works in Vista as well as Windows 7. Additionally, it works with both 32 and 64 bit Windows. If you are looking for a solution for Windows 8 or 10, then check the comment posted by “BloodOrchid.”

This driver works in all Windows!

This driver seems to work in all Windows and it solves all issues; additionally, there is no need to restart your PC. I have checked this driver in Windows 7 64-bit and here is what changed:

Before:

joypad-no-vibration-option-image

After:
joypad-no-vibration-option-image2

Some links to useful resources:

1. Joystick/Controller
2. Force feedback for Linux
3. Gamepad
4. How to Set Up USB Game Controllers on Windows 8
5. How to Use a PlayStation 3 Controller in Windows 10
6. How to Use Your Console Gamepad With Your PC

68 thoughts on “Dual shock USB vibrating joypad/joystick not properly working

  1. Hello
    Driver installs on Win 7 7601 x64 SP1 DirectX 11 also Tried Windows 10 RS3 1703 x64

    Getting the same “Before” window nothing added. I have tried comparability, Run as Admin. As a last resort I tried and had nothing to loose BloodOrchid instructions for Win 8, none worked

    Does anyone have a solution?

    Thanks
    Pete

  2. Thanks for the file, Work flawlessly with PCSX1.4.0 and Windows 7 64 bit without hiccup. Pleased keep us the Good work!!!

  3. pls i have a shanwan wireless double gamepad but still cant solve this vibration issue am using windows 8 ..

  4. Whenever I go to Vibration test tab this program crashes I’ve Win10 Pro 64 bit n DirectX 9E, Plz suggest some solution to this problem…

  5. Hey, I brought a Lanjue usb joystick, after the clean install on vibration software, on the testing section vibration works only to LEFT and RIGHT, It doesn’t Vibrate for UP and DOWN, PLZ help.

  6. hey the link is not one working for me,
    can someone help me out please.
    i really need this to fix my controller
    and i cant get it to download
    just says page aint available and the sight cant be reached
    pleasse help

    1. Hello. You can see the link using this web: archive dot org

      The link of the file: oem-drivers dot com/wp-content/download/p59dill.zip

  7. Man, I’ve been using my controller for like 2 years now and this link that u shared, has turned on its vibrations for the first time. Thanksssssssssssss #much love

  8. My game pad works well, on testing vibration works. But while playing any game vibration does not work even vibration is enabled in game controller setting.
    Please give suggestions.

  9. Man, I’ve been using my controller for like 6 years now and this link that u shared, has turned on its vibrations for the first time. Thanksssssssssssss #much love

  10. In windows 10 shell common dll has stopped working when i click the vibration test! Any information guys? I appreciate your suggestion or your help! I already download all related driver to this device but still the same result.

    1. Just make a backup of the joy.cpl file located in the System32 folder, then DELETE the original (because Windows 8 won’t always allow you to REPLACE an existing file in that folder for some reason.) If you can’t delete it, change permissions (Remember Google is your best friend). Then copy (NOT move) the joy.cpl file from the SysWOW64 folder into the System32 folder.

  11. I have smart tech joystick and it was not vibrating I have windows 8 pro 64 bit I go to control panel to check the vibration when I see there was no option for vibration then I download the generic usb joystick driver after downloading the driver I go to control panel to check for vibration there was an option for vibration “Vibration test” I was happy that now my joystick will vibrate when click on vibration test an error occurred “windows shell common dll has stopped working” I tried to change the windows but it keep saying “windows shell common dll” has stopped working if some body know the solution please please please email me the solution on this email address atharfawad34@yahoo.com

  12. i have CDR King USB Dual Shock Gamepad – i have installed the drivers that came with it, installed the driver posted above, Still not vibrating on the NBA 2k14 Game that I have. I have turned on the vibrating option for both of my controllers, still not working.

    Anything else that you can suggest?

    Everything is working by the way. aside from the vibration and I dont know whats the use of “Turbo” and “Clear” buttons

  13. Analog (Left and Right vibra) works except for the Z-axis and other buttons on the top of the controller. I got an SP1012a china made dual shock game controller btw.

  14. no it’s not working while running windows keep saying “this program might not have installed properly” then option
    1.reinstall using recommended settings
    2.the program installed correctly

    i’m using windows 7×64 sp1
    pls help

    1. Hello,

      Right click on the driver setup and select Properties. Then select Compatibility Tab. Here, check the following option:

      Run This Program In Compatibility Mode For:

      Then select to run in it Windows 2000. See is this works.

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