Fifa Online 3 is a free version of Fifa that is popular in Asia as an esport title. The gameplay and visuals are a little dated but it’s still a solid experience at a great price. You won’t make it through the tutorials however if you are using a cheap generic PC controller (say one that is coincidentally shaped like an xbox controller) as you won’t be able to save penalties. This is because the right analog stick may not be recognised.
The fix is quite simple.
Download the file x360ce from the following site by clicking on the “download for 32 bit games” button at the top of the screen.
(Be sure to test the downloaded file with whatever antivirus software you have installed)
Once you are satisfied the software is safe extract the file to the root directory of where you installed the game. (Note: the game directory will probably not be called Fifa etc. it will likely be a series of numbers)
Open the file and you should be given an option button to “Create”.
Click this button and a Xbox controller calibration window will open.
Click “Auto” and then “Save”, and that should do it.
See the video below for a more visual guide, just don’t download the 64 bit file.