When i load the game through steam i get a black screen for around 3 seconds, then nothing.
Here is my support tool file. http://www.sendspace.com/file/36s3c2
Thank you for any help you may give.
On Windows 8 the game crashes if joysticks/gamepads are connected. That bug is fixed in Windows 8.1, available for free in the Windows 8 Store.
If you don't want to upgrade yet, you can try an unofficial workaround. In short, by downloading and extracting this zip file, and copying the dinput8.dll next to the games .exe, you should be able to use the controller normally. Make sure you delete that dinput8.dll after updating to Windows 8.1, to avoid possible problems in the future.
Excellent, i'll give that a try. Thanks