I’m using a Hori Real Arcade Pro .V - it only functions when I open the Xbox app which is pissing me off. It’s not recognised as a controller in control panel and I can’t use emulators either. It’s just an Xbox Peripheral under device manager.
Which one? There a half dozen variants, all with different PCB revisions
Also keep in mind all the stick makers that makes Sticks for CONSOLES do not guarantee or or recommend use on a PC.
They will maintain that the Product is only for the system the controller is built and marketed for
The Hori Real Arcade Pro .V that guarantees PC Compatibility is the later PS4 Models with the PC mode or the mode switch (PS3-PS4-PC).
The PC mode switches the stick to Xinput compatibility mode.