So far so good……for wine-2.14 (Staging), WINEARCH=win64 and a little patient gaming on this Ubuntu 17.04 rig.
Using xboxdrv (Note: That ubuntu-xboxdrv setup did not work).
THESE PHREAKING STEPSSoft link xinput_3.dll from an imported 64bit x360ce windows setup to the target exe directory.
winecfg the xinput_3.dll library to native, builtin.
Run the following command prior to running wine application:
sudo xboxdrv –silent –detach-kernel-driver
A pain in the arse but is working nicely for Dark Souls 2. Scholars.
Patiently waiting for that elusive native support.