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XBox One (Bluetooth) not working

My XBox One Bluetooth controller + Win 10 doesn't seem to work with JJ2+ 5.7 (or with base game 1.23-1.24)

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I would guess the main part of what's going on here is that JJ2, being based on 1998 code, uses what's called "DirectInput" to get controller data. In 2005, Microsoft introduced a new system, "XInput." They're pretty similar, and most controllers should support both, but it's hard to say how to get any random controller to work without having it in front of me to experiment with. Maybe there's a settings menu somewhere, maybe it uses those terms or maybe it calls DirectInput "legacy" or something, I don't know.
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I already tried with dinput -> XInput wrappers (XInputPlus etc.) but nothing works...
For some reason only my arcade joystick works (XInput DPAD for directions, 10 buttons mapped as A, B, X, etc.). XBox One controller (gamepad) is ignored even though is the only connected controller.
Wondering if XBox pad works for someone else...

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I don't have any experience using an Xbox One controller in Jazz 2, but here's what I know that I think might be helpful:

Don't use any fancy XInput wrappers, I suspect Jazz 2 handles such things quite badly; my PS4 controller works fine with the game, but if I'm running it through DS4Windows, it doesn't work properly at all. I suspect wrappers and other such things tend to just confuse the game, since my Xbox 360 controller (RIP) used to work fine with the game, as does my PS4 controller when it's not interfacing with a wrapper.

Try turning off any kind of fancy wrappers or software of any kind that might interface with the controller, and just let Jazz 2+ find the controller on its own without anything trying to coddle it. The closer the controller registers to the most basic form of controller, the more likely Jazz 2 is to detect it, I think.
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Of course it was just an attempt: it doesn't work even without wrappers.
Strange because arcade stick I use (Hori Fighting Stick Mini 4) is a XInput (DPAD directions+10 buttons) device, just like the non-working XBox One controller theoretically...

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Wait... !!
This made the magic: for unknown reason in Advanced settings it wasn't set as the 'Preferred device' even if it was the only connected controller. Setting it as the 'Preferred device' solved the issue and it finally works!

https://i.ibb.co/0M2stTQ/image.png
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Good to hear! I wonder in retrospect if JJ2 was maybe picking it up as joystick 2 before, not joystick 1.
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