I fired up an old project, and I noticed that I still have an issue getting controls to work at the start.
The analog sticks, d-pad, and even the start button do not work until I press a button like "A" on the controller.
This seems to be an issue only when starting the game from scratch. I made a temp title screen and pressed A on the controller to move to the first level, and the controls still worked. So, I guess moving from layout to layout is fine. It's just when starting the game for the first time that this happens.
I remember this being brought up, but that thread is like 2 years old. I'm using the old Xbox wired controller. It's worked fine for games (non-Construct games), and I've used it quite a bit. I can see this being annoying for some things. For example, what would I put on the title screen, "press any button except start to start"?
So, is there a fix to this? Should I make a bug report?