Why is the cordless rumblepad 2 gamepad not being detected


I have cordless rumblepad 2 and I want to play with it in tomb raider. But the problem is that although I can perform actions like jumping and play with it the tutorial shows the keyboard and mouse buttons and I also can't change the buttons arranged for the controller. There is also the problem that I can't look around with the controller.

So my questions are

1.Why doen't the game recognise the gamepad as the way I want to play and only show its buttons

2.How can I solve this problem?

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Best Answer

Many games are made to be used with xbox controllers. To get Tomb Raider 2013 working with a Logitech Rumblepad 2 or Dual Action Gamepad, all you need to do is to download the xbox360 gamepad emulator, which is a small tool to let a game think your logitech is a xbox360 controller. It is a free tool which also works with other games. Download and open either this or this.Extract all 5 files and copy them into the folder where the game was installed. For Tomb Raider that's C:\Program Files (x86)\Square Enix\TombRaider. If you have trouble locating the game folder, try searching for TombRaider.exeand place the 5 files in the same directory as that executable file. That's it! To test your new xbox 360 gamepad emulator click XInputTest.exe

P.S.: If Lara looks up & looks down are switched in the game open the button settings file xbox360cemu.ini and edit the line Right Analog so that it says Right Analog Y=6
For a STEAM installed game its in a folder like C:\Program Files(..)\Steam\steamapps\common\TombRaider OR search for TombRaider.exe. Thanks @MBreadley.