There is a controller issue when you are playing the HARDCORE MECHA game with XBOX or XBOX360 controller via usb cable. Somehow when you started the game and there’s not response from the controller. The keyboard works fine though. you tried restart the game and Steam as well.
Here is the steps to fix this controller issue:
1 – Enter pig picture mode
2 – Go to Options, Controller Settings and make sure your respective controller support is enabled.
3 – In the same window, allow steam to identify your controller
4 – Verify that control configuration is working by heading to the game library, select “Hardcore Mecha”, select “manage game” and then “controller configuration”. If controller functions have been enabled, you should have access to the configuration. If your controller does not have access (as was the case with me), you should get a visual prompt stating that “controller functions must be enabled in steam settings and configuration allowed”; in which case check steps 2-3..
Controller configuration setup in “pig picture mode” seems to be the key issue when controllers don’t work for certain games (such as Hardcore Mecha) so its good place to start. Hope that helps
Written by SpringROLZ