How to Install a Logitech Chillstream Gamepad

by Mike Venture

Using a mouse and keyboard is great for certain game types, but third-person action/stealth games, such as the "Assassin's Creed" or "Arkham Asylum" series, lend themselves better to a controller or gamepad. Logitech's Chillstream gamepad is modeled after the standard Xbox 360 controller, with the addition of a unique in-grip fan feature that's intended to cool sweaty hands.

1

Connect the Logitech Chillstream's USB cable to a USB port on your computer. You should see several lights illuminate on the face of the Chillstream.

2

Verify that the built-in fans work by cycling through the settings (on, off, intermittent) using the button below the left thumbstick.

3

Click Start on your computer.

4

Type "game controllers" in the search box and press "Enter."

5

Double-click the Chillstream's entry in the list under "Controllers."

6

Click the "Settings" tab, then "Calibrate."

7

Click "Next."

8

Follow the instructions on-screen to calibrate the Chillstream for use.

9

Click "Finish" to save the calibration.

Tips

  • Not all games support gamepads.
  • To use the Chillstream with a Windows XP computer, you'll need to download and install Microsoft's Xinput drivers prior to connecting the gamepad.

Warning

  • Information in this article applies to Microsoft Windows 7. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

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Based in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mike Venture has been writing since 2005. He has written for the RAND Corporation, Sterling & Ross Publishers and Metropol Literary Agency. He has also worked as a technical writer at several software start-ups. Venture holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from the University of Pittsburgh.

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