How to Vibrate My Game Pad?

For those gamer who has been switched to PC from console games such as Xbox 360 or PlayStation, the disable of game pad vibration could be a big problem. The enjoyment of playing games will slightly decrease if your game pad is not vibrating at all. This article actually the last episode of trilogy HTPC topics which currently wrapping up on gaming experience (look at 1st article & 2nd article). So, anyway, here’s down below the solution of how to make it vibrate.

AFAIK, nowadays PC game pad particularly build on PlayStation & Nintendo compatible. No matter what type of yours, is it joystick, steering wheel or other common type of game pad, you need to know what kind of game pad compatible you have. Just ask the hardware vendor, read manual documentation inside of cover-box or you can search over the internet to reveal what its type by entering the game pad model name or serial number. A complete wiki documentation about this you can browse on this link, this could be your first good start. Here below is example of my game pad, particularly a PlayStation compatible made in Chine named with Dualshock TwinUSB game pad I bought it for US$ 5, with malfunction vibration driver CD included in box.

Anyway, next step is, provide an additional original factory driver files from its type. Most of game pad today has plug and play feature basically on Windows XP. All you need to do is just plugged in the game pad in working port (most of it uses USB port) & do the calibration optionally on Game Controllers window in Control Panel (most of it isn’t necessary). Both of it don’t need factory driver disk since Windows will provide it natively.

Above picture shows Game Controller window where my game pad plugged in without additional driver installed, but it still using a native driver from Windows XP. Everything just working fine, even I don’t have to calibrate it. When I try to playing games, the game pad doesn’t vibrate! Picking up a correct additional driver to enable the vibration is not an easy job. For this, you need to trial & error; even it has the same exact model name between the game pad & the driver which is explained on the readme file included.

After trying trial & error downloading the driver from internet & installing it for tens times, finally I found a best & fit one to my particularly game pad. The picture above explains the difference after a correct driver installed. The controller name now changed from TwinUSB Joystick to Twin USB Vibration Gamepad & also there’s a new tab on Game Controller window showing vibrate setting. I though this driver is a kind of universal type & will work with any others game pad, (perhaps specifically built from china fabrication). If you want to try this driver, download it from rapidshare in this link & install both files included on it.

After that, try to loading a games & the game pad controller name should changed to new name too. Now, playing games on my HTPC is more comfort since vibration on game pad has been working after installing a correct driver. Well, for me everyday mean works had & play hard.

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  1. Anonymous m3 ds said,

    Wednesday, March 03, 2010 8:30:00 PM

    Xbox 360 had two noticeable design quirks: a large, oversized power supply and high amount of noise coming from the system, which is often attributed to the loud exhaust fan and the DVD drive.This new all technology make easy and more enjoyable game now a days.

  2. Blogger Shahzaib.shaban said,

    Friday, April 08, 2011 3:44:00 AM

    Hey dude i have installed the driver from the link you gave and yes the name has changes to usb vibration joystick and my joy stick is vibrating in the vibration test but its not working in games why???????

  3. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Friday, April 08, 2011 5:36:00 AM

    @Shahzaib: What kind of games you've play? Have you switched-on the vibration mode in games option? Or I guess your games doesn't support vibration mode...

  4. Blogger Shahzaib.shaban said,

    Friday, April 08, 2011 9:45:00 PM

    yes i have switched on the vibration mode And the games which i play are Resident Evil 5, Need for speed hot pursuit 2011, street fighter 4, But it does not vibrate in Games plz help

  5. Blogger Danger said,

    Monday, October 31, 2011 8:04:00 PM

    Thanx man thank u very much.Keep on d good work

  6. Blogger Anoop said,

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 2:45:00 PM

    hey bro the link is not working plzz upload in on mediafire

  7. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 3:27:00 PM

    Anoop, the link still working...

  8. Blogger Makhdum said,

    Sunday, November 27, 2011 7:21:00 PM

    where can we find game controllers in windows 7

  9. Blogger Makhdum said,

    Sunday, November 27, 2011 7:31:00 PM

    ya i got it when i searched it in start menu. now my frontech fantasy pad jil 1736 is vibrating in vibration test.

  10. Blogger Naveed Alam said,

    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 11:23:00 PM

    thanks alot dude...

  11. Blogger ntydk said,

    Friday, January 27, 2012 10:42:00 AM

    Thanks for the sharing. My dual shock vibration gamepad works well.

  12. Blogger Z-RoW said,

    Tuesday, June 05, 2012 1:42:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing, works with my bufftech gamepad made in china.

    tags: (to make google show your article when someone put these keywords below)

    bufftech gamepad universal vibration driver x86 x64 windows 7 xp vista download fix

  13. Blogger Z-RoW said,

    Tuesday, June 05, 2012 1:44:00 AM

    weh orang jakarta juga ternyata haha (baru liat di about me nya)

  14. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Thursday, June 07, 2012 8:48:00 AM

    Makasih udah mampir Z-RoW :)

  15. Blogger Joseph Netshivhera said,

    Tuesday, September 04, 2012 6:56:00 PM

    Hi, the download link has been removed: please send the file directly to my e-mail:
    or direct me to a new link

  16. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Tuesday, September 04, 2012 10:14:00 PM

    Joseph, try this link:,g/Twinshock.html

  17. Blogger Fauzan J said,

    Tuesday, October 09, 2012 9:16:00 PM,g/Twinshock.html

  18. Blogger Fauzan J said,

    Tuesday, October 09, 2012 9:20:00 PM

    found here also...

  19. Blogger Jitin said,

    Monday, August 18, 2014 12:06:00 PM

    None of the links are working. I can see the post is pretty old, but is there any chance that one of you can post a working link again?

  20. Blogger Arturo Carrillo said,

    Tuesday, July 04, 2017 2:10:00 PM

    I second that, pleaseeee!!!

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