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Title: XIM3 Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Jedimaster1 on 10:56 PM - 02/07/11
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I thought I'd start a first impressions thread regarding XIM3 since mine came in today. So here it goes...

XIM3 is FREAKIN' AMAZING!!! I can't believe how smooth it is! I had the original XIM back in '07. I loved it but it didn't seem exactly there. XIM 2 I skipped out on because at the time I wasn't gaming as often and could not justify the cost. But when I heard about XIM3 I was once again intrigued and excited to jump back in. And when I heard that it would finally get rid of having to have my PC close, I was sold. 

But if you have reservations, don't. XIM3 is amazing and feels for me exactly like a PC movement. I played MW2 this evening and boy was it great getting those 14-year olds back. I posted a very good score unlike my previous controller k/d -- which made me quit playing consoles mp for a while after hearing the kids complain about my play.

Great job OBsiv on this fantastic product. This is perfection. Keep up the great work and like others have said, I hope this makes you rich! Man, you deserve it!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Don on 11:29 PM - 02/07/11
This is a bit late, but the XIM3 was a huge step up for me as well. 
Title: PS3 USER
Post by: JerginsSoft on 11:42 AM - 02/08/11
Wow...

I just don't believe this thing...

Are you serious?  This thing is amazing.  Absolutely UNREAL!

I've gotta hand it to you, Obsiv, I am flat out floored...  I've tried many of these things over the years and this thing is un-friggin-believable!

I will actually play MW2 again, with this!

And yes, I'm using it on a PS3... hope that's not too sacriligious (sp)!

I've never used something this smooth and precise.  You, sir, are a genius...

Thank you so much for your hard work and time.  It really shows, and I hope it pays off in a big BIG way!

EDIT: Considering I just picked up a 360, I have to give my opinion again... and the verdict is what I wrote x 10!!!

I've only played black ops so far but the difference is incredible! The responsiveness is off the charts and the control feels much much better. I'm sad I didn't get an xbox sooner... Incredible...
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: MarikCraven on 03:15 PM - 02/08/11
Ok my first impressions......First time owner also.

At first when I plugged it in to the Xbox 360 it didn't read the controller, yes wired. I turned it off and on a few times. So I started to get worried. I wanted to put it into PC Mode and the instruction video says to do it from the Xbox. So after five minutes of this I decided to just try it on the computer. Same thing. The XIM3 would power up but wouldn't recognize the wired controller no matter what usb I put it in. It would light up for a split second then nothing.

So for the hell of it I plugged in the keyboard and mouse and then plugged it into the computer again, and viola. It found everything. Also found out that you don't need to plug it into the 360 first to get it into config mode.


Then I flashed it, and then I flashed the firmware also, then I updated the XIM3. That went flawlessly. Super easy. Then the hard part........Actually creating the config for BO.

The config on the XIM3 is just as the tutorial states and it's very nice and fluid, the only problem I have with it is personal. All of the sudden I went blank on what button does what. So I ended up configuring it as I was playing the game, one button at a time, too lazy to look at the manual for the game.

Now here's something that might be a bit overwhelming for you first time users. I set the game sensitivity to 10. Played with the sensitivity on the profile and while it's so much fun I am a little confused on how to tweak it more to my liking. I have the first sensitivity at 75 and I'm still hitting black on the stick movement. I haven't set the acelleration yet, changed it to 0. and secondary to 100. For some reason it seems slow for me. Even double checked that in game was still 10. OH BTW.....

You may want to turn off the aim assist. I forgot and left it on and crap on a cracker was it noticable, not in a good way either.

I have a G500 mouse and I used set point to make it the highest dpi but I don't know that it means that's what it is off the computer, though OBsIV advised to set it in setpoint. Use a G13 for keyboard. Now I just have questions on the profile. Should probably create a different thread for that though.

So overall first impression is 10/10. This thing is amazing, and I'm sure after I get the hang of making configurations it'll be even better.

I think you guys need to make a more in depth tutorial on the inner workings of what the configs do, like mouse acceleration, and binding more than one button on the controller to one button on your mouse/keyboard. I made an awesomely stupid mistake on that latter.

Excellent product OBsIV. Totally worth the money.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 03:31 PM - 02/08/11
Marik, If you have a g500 try values lower than 10 for your xim3 sensitivity. You're setting it so high that you're causing deceleration in the game because your instantly hitting that max turn speed. Set your ingame sensitivity to 10/max, max your mouse dpi, and start with a sensitivity value of 5, press A on your controller and try that value.

Your sensitivity setting isn't changed in real time until you press A on your controller to exit that adjustment slider for lack of a better term.

hmmm, I would think a ST would be the perfect config and nothing else would be needed.

We need someone that has an XIM 2 to compare with the XIM 3

It is the perfect config. He's setting his sensitivity values at an insane level based on how high his DPI is. All you have to do is adjust your sensitivity, if you can do that part right then it's perfect. Marik and I have the same mouse and in comparison I have my mouse at 5700dpi and 8.0 primary sensitivity and it's crazy fast at that setting.


with that said, let's carry on with the reviews :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Ub3rn00ber on 05:18 PM - 02/08/11
The best thing about the XIM 3 is that everyone's non smart configs will feel the same with the same settings.  As it is on XIM 2 using a PC, there are so many variables that go into it that make things feel VERY different from one person to the other.  On XIM 3 there is none of that which leads to w00tness.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: RideOn on 11:46 PM - 02/08/11
First time xim user, so of course its night and day for me.  High sensitivty with the ability to track/shoot targets?  I'm gonna be calling in sick tomorrow.  Using ps3 nav and g500.  Had some issues early on with stick values being maxed out with small movements.  But there were some very helpful posts in the forums.  Acceleration turned out to be the biggest difference.. once set at 0, all good.

I've only tried MW2 so far,  but for those of you that have only ever played it with a controller... man are you in for a treat!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: TwistedDNA on 12:57 PM - 02/09/11
Hey guys, I received my XIM3 a few hours ago. Freakin AMAZING!

THANK YOU OBSIV! :)

I have XIM3 setup for BC2 with sensitivity 8.7/12. Loving it so far. When I first saw the product, I noticed a big scratch on it. But then I saw that it had a plastic covering on the screen, so I was relieved. :)

Still trying to figure the best configuration. Thank's to Uber Pooch for helping with the G9x setup.
The logitech G13 gameboard keys are too close together and its not working out for me. I need something with more spacing between keys. Do you guys recommend another keyboard?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Gods AFK on 04:17 PM - 02/09/11
Just got back from a local FedEx facility with my XIM3 in hand! The very first thing I noticed about the XIM3 after opening the package was the smell. The wonderful scent of a brand new electronic device rushed through my nostrils and reassured me of an important fact; the wait is over.

Like many of you I have been following the development of the XIM3 from the beginning and I can say with no doubt in my mind that the wait was worth it. The setup was quick and painless, and after tweaking with my sensitivity settings I knew the XIM3 is a clear superior to its predecessors.

If the XIM line of gaming devices is a trilogy, I will rest happy knowing that I own the best keyboard and mouse adapter for the Xbox 360 on the face of this planet.

10/10
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 04:49 PM - 02/09/11
Thanks guys. Let's keep the feedback coming, and please if you have a comment on their feedback please post your comment in this thread:

http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=8860.0
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Starkasm on 05:52 PM - 02/09/11
My youngest son was playing in Black Ops...  I noticed in a free-for-all the name- Jedi Master -  He was rockin and I watched kill cam.  And I recognized the mouse movements...  He Owned.  :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: egonpax on 07:38 PM - 02/09/11
I received my XIM3 today and have been playing Blops for a bit now. Just started playing MP... it's funny to see a level 1 (now 6) playing with all these high level multiple prestiged players. Took a little while to get to use to the game... mostly I don't know the maps, etc. Most of my deaths was because I did something stupid or someone snuck up behind me. Many of the 1 on 1's I won... shoot I even came out on top with 1 on 2 and 3's several times. Not to say that I couldn't do it with a controller but it seems like I've done it more often. The control is awesome though and I finished the first match ever with a positive score! Haha. My KD on MW and MW2 was in the positives but around 1.2/3 so we'll see how it is in Blops. I'm by no means great at the game, but I can tell that I'd be doing MUCH worse without the XIM.

Before plugging it in to my 360, I ran it in PC mode and updated the firmware to the beta. Easy as pie and worked like a charm. I'm running Win7 x64 just in case people had any concerns on OS compatibility, which we shouldn't because I'm sure OBsIV checked all that.

Setting up was quite easy especially after watching the youtube videos. At first I was a bit confused on the config settings but I watched the videos and everything was fine. The Quick-guide is nice addition as well. The XIM OS interface is quick (not laggy or slow) and easy to understand and navigate (I was afraid it'd be sluggish or something). I kind of wish there was a full on manual but I suppose that's what the forums are for right? :)

I'm using a Logitech G5 (2000 dpi max) and it works fine although I'm looking to get a G500 or G9X. I have the Belkin n52te and the XIM didn't like it when I tried assigning buttons. I would usually take the time and try to figure out what the problem was but I was too excited to play. I ditched the n52te and plugged in my old Saitek gaming keyboard that bigbobross showed in his video and it works fine, so I don't know why yours wouldn't work bigbob.

The XIM is pretty much perfect as far as I'm concerned. The KBM combo is absolutely beast and I share the same positive sentiments as the others on here. I really don't know what else to say but no matter how cliche, this thing is AWESOME. It's a former PC gamer's dream come true.

One thing that frightened me was when I, by accident, unplugged my mouse the screen went completely green on me. I was like oh $(*&@^$!... don't tell me this is like the BSOD. I just turned off my 360 and turned it back on and the XIM booted back up just fine.

The scent coming off this thing is somewhat overwhelming at first, but I do like the new tennis ball can smell. :)

We'll see how this goes! Thanks OBsIV and team for such a wonderful product and I wish you the best in your current and future endeavors!

Also, I do have the GT Max adapter for the PS3 and will attempt to try it tonight... if not tonight than tomorrow and I will post that information up whenever I can.

EDIT: Add me on XBL if you want. Please state that you're from Xim3 forums.
EG0N PAX (<--that's a zero in there)

Also check out the XBL list in the General Discussion section.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: amrak on 07:45 PM - 02/09/11
Hello everyone! I received my XIM3 this evening through FedEx (the driver only looked mildly surprised to see me outside waiting for him). I set everything up all nice, updated to the beta firmware, and started playing Black Ops. I was extremely thrilled at the results.

I will say however, that it does not feel like you're on a PC. As in, if you had a friend sit down and play without telling him it's on xbox, the first thing he would say is, "Dude, what's wrong with your mouse?" That being said, I would take it over a controller any day, and can guarantee that it is ten times more precise than a controller. Also, I may be biased as I spent that last two weeks playing Black Ops on the PC, to "prepare" myself for using XIM3 on xbox. Just make sure that you have an ample-sized mousepad, and turn using slow sweeping movements, and everything will be perfect. Oh, and turn off aim-assist. It will drive you insane.

On another note, XIM3 doesn't fix Black Ops. For some reason in my head I thought a mouse would help me overcome all the @#$% in the game. Yes, my K/D for the games I played today is almost triple my all-time average. I'm sure my accuracy looks the same. This all looks good on paper, but it didn't make the gameplay any less frustrating.

As for a score, XIM3 easily earns a 10/10 in my book. Nothing else on the market even comes close to matching it, and I am amazed at the quality of the final product. Thank you, and congratulations, to OBsIV and his team for a job well done.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: username on 09:46 PM - 02/09/11
Hello everyone! I received my XIM3 this evening through FedEx (the driver only looked mildly surprised to see me outside waiting for him). I set everything up all nice, updated to the beta firmware, and started playing Black Ops. I was extremely thrilled at the results.

I will say however, that it does not feel like you're on a PC. As in, if you had a friend sit down and play without telling him it's on xbox, the first thing he would say is, "Dude, what's wrong with your mouse?" That being said, I would take it over a controller any day, and can guarantee that it is ten times more precise than a controller. Also, I may be biased as I spent that last two weeks playing Black Ops on the PC, to "prepare" myself for using XIM3 on xbox. Just make sure that you have an ample-sized mousepad, and turn using slow sweeping movements, and everything will be perfect. Oh, and turn off aim-assist. It will drive you insane.

On another note, XIM3 doesn't fix Black Ops. For some reason in my head I thought a mouse would help me overcome all the @#$% in the game. Yes, my K/D for the games I played today is almost triple my all-time average. I'm sure my accuracy looks the same. This all looks good on paper, but it didn't make the gameplay any less frustrating.

As for a score, XIM3 easily earns a 10/10 in my book. Nothing else on the market even comes close to matching it, and I am amazed at the quality of the final product. Thank you, and congratulations, to OBsIV and his team for a job well done.

Not to question you're post here or anything, but from what i've read so far, it takes some time to tune correctly and get used to...you said you got it this evening, and it does not seem like playing on a PC.  Possibly it is not tuned up to you're liking just yet?? =P
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: amrak on 10:53 PM - 02/09/11
Not to question you're post here or anything, but from what i've read so far, it takes some time to tune correctly and get used to...you said you got it this evening, and it does not seem like playing on a PC.  Possibly it is not tuned up to you're liking just yet?? =P

I understand, it did sound a little bit harsh when I read it back to myself. As far as tuning, the only two settings you change for the mouse are sensitivity and acceleration. Everyone recommends 0 Accel, so it comes down to sensitivity. I tried a dozen different settings, and don't get me wrong - they all work - but it won't trick someone into thinking they're on a PC. Halo Reach was even worse in that respect. My hand is almost fatigued from all the rapid mouse lifting I did in the last two hours. It is near impossible to quickly spin in a circle without lifting the mouse at least twice. (Yes I am aware of the black dot on the XIM3, I make sure not to do that.) Is this a bad thing? Not really, I was playing SWAT and didn't go under 25 kills or over 7 deaths in all the matches I played. It seriously is on a different level than the controller, but it isn't like a mouse on a PC.

PS. Don't even try flying a banshee using keyboard+mouse. Just trust me.

PSS. These two posts should be in a different thread  ::)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 11:00 PM - 02/09/11
Your hand is fatigued from lifting so much on Black Ops? I could easily spin several times without lifting once. As for Reach, I can do a full turn without lifting the mouse (and I don't consider my self a very high sensitivity player).
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: amrak on 11:08 PM - 02/09/11
Your hand is fatigued from lifting so much on Black Ops? I could easily spin several times without lifting once. As for Reach, I can do a full turn without lifting the mouse (and I don't consider my self a very high sensitivity player).

I hope my comments weren't perceived as complaints. Black Ops is fine for turning/spinning, it's the secondary sensitivity that I was struggling with. My fatigue comment was for Reach. I have the Beta firmware, in-game at 10 sensitivity, mouse DPI maxed at 1800, and the XIM3 sensitivity is at 14-17. I don't think it is a problem with my setup, but the turn speed is so low in Reach that it really takes some work to spin around.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 11:12 PM - 02/09/11
I hope my comments weren't perceived as complaints. Black Ops is fine for turning/spinning, it's the secondary sensitivity that I was struggling with. My fatigue comment was for Reach. I have the Beta firmware, in-game at 10 sensitivity, mouse DPI maxed at 1800, and the XIM3 sensitivity is at 14-17. I don't think it is a problem with my setup, but the turn speed is so low in Reach that it really takes some work to spin around.

No, I just want to help. I'm running 5700 DPI and play at 9 sensitivity. The equivalent sensitivity at 1800 DPI would be almost 30. Again, I never lift my hand to turn around.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mpod on 11:17 PM - 02/09/11
I got mine today - thank you OBsIV for taking care of us "charged-but-not-ordered" people, and thank you USPS cheapo priority option.  It shipped out Monday night and got here to Northern California this morning.  Sorry everyone for being part of the 80% of orders doing USPS and bogging down the process.  Also FYI the XIM store's tracking info lagged behind what I got plugging the tracking number into usps.com (or more easily just pasting it into google and clicking the tracking link from there).  Though the USPS info itself was usually a stage behind (e.g. it was already delivered before it was even saying "out for delivery".)

OK, so here are my initial impressions.
I'll happily update this thread after I've played more, but I'm off to go back to mess with settings and finally test it in matchmaking.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: amrak on 11:30 PM - 02/09/11
No, I just want to help. I'm running 5700 DPI and play at 9 sensitivity. The equivalent sensitivity at 1800 DPI would be almost 30. Again, I never lift my hand to turn around.

Thanks. I opened a private match and have been messing with the sensitivities. I tried 24, and then 30 (at your suggestion) and both are a huge improvement, while still retaining fine movement. However, it still takes a full swipe of an 18" mousepad to perform a 360 degree spin. Even if I move my mouse really fast which makes the dot on the XIM3 turn black, and sustain it at that level, it still takes me 18". Just for grins, I set my XIM3 to 100 sensitivity. Now, if I spin my mouse at a decent speed, it only takes 5" to do a full spin. The controller dot turns black. If that black dot means the virtual controller stick is maxed out, why does 18" of black-dot on 14 sensitivity = 5" of black-dot on 100? The only difference between sensitivities should be the mouse velocity required to max the stick out, not a hard cap on turn speed.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 11:34 PM - 02/09/11
18"?! Yes, something is up. I can turn around in less than 5" at 9 sensitivty with my G500 and G700. Look at my Turning instructional video -- you can see how far my hand moves to turn around.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Uber Pooch on 11:50 PM - 02/09/11
I understand where you're coming from amrak. I've been playing Halo Reach since last night and took today off from work but I still can't get comfortable with my G13 and G9X. The G13 feels a little clumsy especially when I'm strafing and every now and then I'll pause a little because the key wasn't pressed down all the way.

Like you, I haven't mastered the turns yet and find myself lifting the mouse way too often. Like OB I've got my primary sensitivity set to 9 and none for secondary but I still don't feel like I have that much control.

Part of my problem is getting used to the key bindings so that it seems more natural to move around, fire, reload, throw nades, etc. I'm nowhere near ready for any matchmaking games yet. For now I'm getting by with single player/score attack games and I'm probably at 50% of playing ability compared to using the Xbox controller. I keep reading all these posts about everyone's performance going way up so I'm wondering what the heck I'm doing wrong.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: amrak on 11:53 PM - 02/09/11
18"?! Yes, something is up. I can turn around in less than 5" at 9 sensitivty with my G500 and G700. Look at my Turning instructional video -- you can see how far my hand moves to turn around.

Well, I figured out half the problem. I had already turned off my xbox for the night when you replied, so I booted it up and forgot to max my MX518's DPI (which resets without power), so when I set the sensitivity to 30, it was only a minor boost. 90 felt better because of the low DPI. Now back at 1800 DPI, 30 sensitivity feels great. (Previously, @ 14 sensitivity it would take 20+ inches of mousepad to do a full circle in game, hence the sore hand). Now it takes about 8" for a full spin, or 4" to turn around. My only concern is that now small adjustments seem grainy on screen. Could I get the best of both by using acceleration?

Also, is there anything behind my previous inquiry about maxing the stick out? Why isn't it registered the same when using low/high sensitivity?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 11:57 PM - 02/09/11
Honestly, you sound like a high-sensitivity player that is using a low-sensitivity mouse. Remember that your mouse movement is multiplied by the sensivity. The higher you make your sensitivity, the less granular your movement (which is what you are feeling).
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: amrak on 12:19 AM - 02/10/11
Honestly, you sound like a high-sensitivity player that is using a low-sensitivity mouse. Remember that your mouse movement is multiplied by the sensivity. The higher you make your sensitivity, the less granular your movement (which is what you are feeling).

I used to play PC on a pretty high sensitivity, but I bought a huge mousepad and have been consciously trying to play on lower sensitivities ever since. The part in bold, your sensitivity, was referring to my mouse? // The higher the XIM3's sensitivity, the more granular my aiming becomes.

Also, I just bought this mouse, and I don't think I would buy another so soon. I will just keep fiddling with the settings until I find something that works. The grainy (granular?) crosshair movement is a small price to pay for being able to turn around quickly.

PS. This will be my last post for tonight, I appreciate your continued involvement with the community and personally thank you for helping me with this issue. Sorry for filling up the First Impression thread.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mpod on 12:47 AM - 02/10/11
18"?! Yes, something is up. I can turn around in less than 5" at 9 sensitivty with my G500 and G700. Look at my Turning instructional video -- you can see how far my hand moves to turn around.
I have the latest beta firmware, a G700 at 5700dpi, 10 in game sens, 9 on the XIM, and I'm finding the same thing about large movements needed for turning.   With 9 sensitivity and the default .55 acceleration I need more like 9" to do a full 180.  Maybe I just need to get used to exactly how fast to move it to nail the max turn rate?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 12:49 AM - 02/10/11
If you are using 9 sensitivity with .55 acceleration with 5700dpi (verify in SetPoint) you are easily exceeding the maximum turn speed (you should be seeing it turn solid black). Turn Acceleration off (0) and please review the "Turning" instructional video.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mpod on 01:35 AM - 02/10/11
If you are using 9 sensitivity with .55 acceleration with 5700dpi (verify in SetPoint) you are easily exceeding the maximum turn speed (you should be seeing it turn solid black). Turn Acceleration off (0) and please review the "Turning" instructional video.
Yeah, I watched that, and actually had the acceleration at 0 to start.  And verified it's at 5700dpi.  It takes slightly more horizontal distance for me to do a 360 when it's at 0 though, so I tried it back at the default of .55 before making the post.

I suppose to clarify that distance is what the front of the mouse travels.  I can do a 180 keeping my wrist relatively in place but twisting the angle of my hand from the limits of it turned from one side to the limits of the opposite.  But it does seem to require a full twist just to do 180, and so if I need to keep going beyond that I'm either lifting the mouse or moving my whole forearm at that point.

Again, this is probably just be me getting used to it and Reach's slow max turn speed (I can peg my controller's analog stick and it doesn't move any faster).  Watching the video it looks like you're doing pretty much the same maximum range wrist turn and only getting 180 out of it. 

What exactly does acceleration do?  Based on the quick start guide of what to use it  for I'm assuming it gets you closer (or at) the max thumbstick position when you move it above a certain threshold speed?  Or is it more of a ramp up than an absolute threshold? 

Thanks as always for your incredible responsiveness here.  And the fine fine product of course. :)


Edit: Vehicles in Reach seem horrendous to deal with with a mouse... aiming at stuff in front isn't bad but their max turn rate seems so very low that it's a crapton of mouse pickups to say do a 180 gunning in the warthog.  Switching to a secondary 100 sensitivity value doesn't really seem to help much... it seems they were just made for holding the @#$% analog stick railed against far left or right. :(

2nd Edit: it would be really nice if the display indicating which sensitivity you were currently using (it could simply display the value).
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 01:52 AM - 02/10/11
We are looking at a special "joystick-mode" for the mouse for vehicles.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Zenigame96 on 02:12 AM - 02/10/11
So, I'm tired and don't really have time to write up a full awesome bullet point review... But I can definitely do a quicky!

I got my XIM3 on my lunch break today and proceeded to install the Beta firmware and make sure all was working correctly. I didn't get a chance to play it until tonight about about 7 PM..... It is now 1 AM, and I only put it down for about an hour.

This thing is FANTASTIC! I owned a XIM2 myself and I've gotta say this does step it up a notch, even on games like COD. I also noticed that making custom configs for other types of games (I played a little Dead Space 2 with it) is MUCH more convenient... I don't really know why, but the way it was set up on the PC was always just really a nuisance to me before.

That being said, there is a DEFINITE difference between standard configs and smart configs. I can't wait for the Dead Space 2 smart.. (Please OBsIV? Pretty please!? ;))

I am VERY excited for the store to re-open so I can convince all my buddies to jump on the bandwagon, and of course so the community can explode with awesome configs and make this already perfect device even better. My hat is off to you OBsIV (and of course all your handy-men.) You have made one awesome product. It exceeded my expectations, and they were already pretty high.

Alright, time for bed. :P
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mpod on 04:34 AM - 02/10/11
We are looking at a special "joystick-mode" for the mouse for vehicles.
Great to hear!  After that can you also add a "bestow the user with the reaction time of a 13 year old" mode please? :)

After a (much too long) night of Reach, here are my gameplay impressions:

Right out of the box (before any tweaking) long-range aiming with the DMR was awesome.  There is no comparison in the steadiness and tracking-ability of the mouse versus the thumbstick.  I was able to headshot people from great range, and also track gunners in moving warthogs, etc.  Actually made Paradiso a little fun... though it would have been nice if the vehicles on the map didn't include the one-snot variety (banshee and scorpion).  I looked at ghosts and warthogs with pleasure.  Hemorrhage would have been much more fun I imagine.

My advantage versus other players went down as the distance closed between us.  And not surprisingly the assault rifle was another good equalizer.

Zoom toggling is incredibly fast when you're not limited by the stupid thumbstick click.  Like, near instantaneous.  I need to add much more quick zooming in and out to my gameplay now.  I might even move zoom to right click (if I even leave it on the mouse; it's currently on one of the side thumb buttons) and move grenades to a different button. 

Jumping is also wonderfully easy (I have it bound to the spacebar of my keyboard).  Too easy.  I've probably fallen to my death more tonight than in the past few months.  When you can turn, move backwards, and jump all at the same time it suddenly makes it all too easy to jump backwards off cliffs.  The Cage and the edge of Asylum were very hazardous to my health.

I feel like the vertical movement is slower than horizontal - if that's not my imagination I realize it's just the game mechanic.  I mostly notice this when running up ramps and trying to headshot someone above me (particularly at close range, like going up the ramp leading to the hallway outside the top of the lift room in Sword Base) - sometimes after a death I'll realize I was probably being too lazy to quickly aim enough vertically.  Makes me wonder if I should try leaving my vertical sensitivity on the G700 at 5700dpi and lower the horizontal some, and then bump up the XIM sensitivity.  Of course that might lead to too much vertical jitter in most situations.

I fear the G700 is probably not the mouse for me, but I should definitely give it more of a try.  My wrist is definitely a bit sore, plus I don't think most of the extra side / top left side buttons are that natural for me to press while keeping my index finger ready on left click.  But I'm also sure a lot of it is just muscle memory too.  It could also be my setup - using a lapdesk to my right on the couch to hold the mouse, and a keyboard in my lap.  I've been wondering how much better I might do, and how much better it might feel, if I were playing behind a desk instead.

All in all, an excellent first night - I generally feel like on average I performed close to my historical norm, maybe slightly better, which is not bad at all considering most of the button-bindings are far from second-nature for me yet.  Really I'm pretty much just using jump, zoom, armor ability, reload, and fire, with definite delays on melee (which I used to abuse the hell out, much to MLG gamers' hatred I'm sure), grenade swap, and grenade throw.   So I think I have a fair bit of room to improve, which is pretty exciting.  Now if only the XIM could magically alter my play style and game strategies (along with granting the above-requested teenage-reflexes). 
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Azurath89 on 09:04 AM - 02/10/11
First Impression: EPICNESS
0:00 -  Omg its here

0:20 - Smells funny (Held it closer to my face to make sure it smelled funny...yup)

1:30 - After scrambling to hook up the xbox to my computer monitor. I realize I forgot to pre-buy a wired controller.

32:30 - Thank you baby jesus for making walmart 24/7. Hooked this baby up and booted BO.

34:50 - I was so excited to play with it that I didn't config anything other than choosing Black ops config, so I learned how to play the first 15 minutes using the defaults where shift was my croutch etc. Way better than a controller even before I configured it.

45:37 - (Having never played black ops multiplayer because I was saving it for XIM) I realize this games MP is somewhere between a polished turd and a regurgitated canoli. But I digress...

Overall impression Thus far: BEFORE setting any sensitivity or configuration It felt funny. AFTER setting my keys to what they would be when I play PC shooters, and setting the sensitivity to match, it felt flawless. (I've played with fragnstein on the ps3 and it comes nowhere close to the XIM3. No glitchy movements at all, we're talking 1:1 PC movements. I only got to play about 45 minutes on my final configuration before I had to sleep.

NOTE: You won't be dissapointed by this purchase, it feels like playing a computer game ONCE you set it properly. In ADDITION, do not be dissuaded by the "Iron-Sight/Scope" slowness, I thought it would always be like that until I actually read, and found out that you can have your Aim-Down-Sights key instantly change the sensitivity for sniping etc. I can't wait to get home tonight and change this so I can own.

BTW, does anyone else wiggle their gun around like you would on computer, hoping that someone spectacting will be like "Woah" thats not a controller?


Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Elitimus on 09:47 AM - 02/10/11
XIM3 Just arrived at my door.

Me: "YAY!!!!!"

Wife: "Well, your going to be useless today"

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Will post impressions after I get some time on it later today.

Elitimus
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: zsta2k7 on 11:28 AM - 02/10/11
Also, is there anything behind my previous inquiry about maxing the stick out? Why isn't it registered the same when using low/high sensitivity?

The speed at which you turn when you up the sensitivity is the same because of the hard speed cap set by the game, however by increasing the sensitivity, you're lowering the amount of speed you need to move your mouse to reach that speed cap.

For example, with a sensitivity of 50, let's say it takes 20cm to do a 180, with the xim exactly at threshhold.  If you up the sensitivity to 100, and move your mouse at the same speed, it'll still take 20cm to do a 180.  However, if you move the mouse at half the speed, you'll still turn the same speed in game, and complete a 180 in 10cm.  The sensitivity on the XIM doesn't directly change how fast you move, rather it changes how fast you need to move the mouse to achieve maximum turning speed.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 02:38 PM - 02/10/11
Thanks guys. Let's keep the feedback coming, and please if you have a comment on their feedback please post your comment in this thread:

http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=8860.0
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: BrianDee on 03:15 PM - 02/10/11
WOW.   open the box, flash the new firmware,  map all my buttons (a little time consuming).   Black ops  first game of cap the flag  3 caps and 13-1 kill/death.   OMG that is pretty amazing considering I forgot to map the Dpad for equipment and killstreaks.    I need to mess with the mouse move sensitivity to get it tuned in for exactly how I like it but OMG once i map the Dpad and set my sensitivity better this is going to get insane.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/5434227680_88b941fa53.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/brian8dee/5434227680/)
IMG_0154 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/brian8dee/5434227680/) by brian8dee (http://www.flickr.com/people/brian8dee/), on Flickr
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: xavier_s37 on 03:39 PM - 02/10/11
can anyone here confirm that the XIM3 will not let you bind buttons the the Dpad on the N52TE??
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: YouBcrazy on 05:46 PM - 02/10/11
Quick first impression:

Ran home from work and flashed XIM3 to beta, hooked up G500/Nav and plugged in Halo Reach. Mapped a few buttons and jumped into a slayer game and took 1st place (less than 15 min.). That may not be much for some but I never play Halo its my kids game and i never practiced first with XIM3.

I bought XIM1 a few months ago and only play BFBC2 so I have to say "Way to go OB & team"!!!

I have another meeting tonight so not sure if ill get any more time tonight but will update how it works with BFBC2 on PS3/Xbox (GT adaptor), MW2 PS3/Xbox, BOPS, Left4dead and may even try MAG.

Looks like my PC and XIM will be put away.

Thanks again guys,

Happy customer
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Flamemonkey on 06:12 PM - 02/10/11
Overall a great device, however some things I'd like to point out:
My friend says he hears a whining noise when I speak. I'll have to look into it further, but this is the first time anyone has ever mentioned this to me.
2 -- n52te as a joystick. Bleh. Would love it as a keyboard instead.
3 -- Black Ops now has acceleration? Hrm? Weird. Might somehow be my mouse though, I'll have to test this.
4 -- Naga numpad doesn't work, but that's being worked on.
5 -- GUI could use some tweaks. It's very simple and nice, but it's missing some things -- When setting the sensitivities in the settings, it takes WAY too long to pick the right number, primarily because it's either going way to slow or way too fast. I would LOVE if I could like, hold Y to have it skip by .1 every dpad press. (Or hold Y to adjust by .01). Also, no quick way (That I can see) to see an overall keymap. On the Key config screen, maybe have holding Y pull up a screen that shows what's mapped to what? (Maybe pull up the pic of the Xbox controller with boxes with the keys over the buttons).
There's more, I just can't think of it right now. Will post more later.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: KO Poopstain on 07:21 PM - 02/10/11
So i got my XIM3 today right before i had to come to work...i was like well this is going to be the longest day ever! btw im stil at work for another 2 hours. So i was checking on the shipping and saw it was going to be at my house by 3pm and had to be at work by 1pm. I was brusing my teeth and about to get in the shower when i heard a Dong. I thought it was my Blackberry test messege and thought nothing else. I got in the shower and got to thinking...Wait a minute my blackberry is in the kitchen and water was running so there is no way that was my blackberry! I thought...is that my doorbell?! Got really excited like a little school girl jumped out the shower and ran to the front door naked, and man it was cold out side, and there it was in all its beauty!. I opened it up driping on my hardwood floor and took a sniff! Man thats the best smell in the world! thanks OB and team. Those are my first impressions.

BTW i made it to work on time lol
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Jedimaster1 on 07:28 PM - 02/10/11
Overall a great device, however some things I'd like to point out:
My friend says he hears a whining noise when I speak. I'll have to look into it further, but this is the first time anyone has ever mentioned this to me.
2 -- n52te as a joystick. Bleh. Would love it as a keyboard instead.
3 -- Black Ops now has acceleration? Hrm? Weird. Might somehow be my mouse though, I'll have to test this.
4 -- Naga numpad doesn't work, but that's being worked on.
5 -- GUI could use some tweaks. It's very simple and nice, but it's missing some things -- When setting the sensitivities in the settings, it takes WAY too long to pick the right number, primarily because it's either going way to slow or way too fast. I would LOVE if I could like, hold Y to have it skip by .1 every dpad press. (Or hold Y to adjust by .01). Also, no quick way (That I can see) to see an overall keymap. On the Key config screen, maybe have holding Y pull up a screen that shows what's mapped to what? (Maybe pull up the pic of the Xbox controller with boxes with the keys over the buttons).
There's more, I just can't think of it right now. Will post more later.
Yeah, I'd like the G13's stick to be used as a keyboard function like I use it for my pc as well. Makes it easier for myself to input commands quickly. For XIM 3 it is useless and I personally do not want to use it as a joystick. Too used to the WASD format to try.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: sundevil32 on 07:32 PM - 02/10/11
Gotta say so far I like it, having a bit of an issue because I have an intellimouse 3.0 with a 400 dpi, so ya pretty low and its kinda jerky because I have to have the sensitivity set so high. Ordered an Mx518 so looking forward to getting that mouse. Been a long while since I played on keyboard and mouse got pretty used to the game pad and pretty good with it. I was getting my @#$% kicked at first until I found the right sensitivity. Even though it is a bit jerky right now still doin pretty good. Definitly having fun with it though!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: singlecoilpickup on 08:22 PM - 02/10/11
Just got mine this afternoon. Using it with a G13 and a G700. It feels great! I love having the PC out of the mix from my XIM 1. I've been using it all evening on PS3 Black Ops. I haven't tried it on 360 yet. I'm still working on getting my sensitivity just right, but overall it's very snappy and responsive. I have no problems turning a full 180 with a flick of the mouse.

The other thing is configuration. This is ten times easier to configure than the XIM1 was. I love being able to change settings on the fly while in game. The configuration concept is spot on. I know it's probably coming in a future firmware, but the ability to map one Xbox button to multiple keys and/or mouse buttons would be hugely appreciated.

Thanks a ton for this awesome product!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Athl33t on 09:43 PM - 02/10/11
So my first impression was.. hell yea keyboard and mouse!

scramblesd to get it together and update firmware ect.

Had troubles with input lag which made me think that the translation was good but still off a bit.

Hooked it to my PC monitor. O M G PERFECTION.

WIN.

All I can say is... If your a PC gamer who converted and your now using a controller.

Your doing it wrong

xim3 all day baby.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: nandox5 on 09:46 PM - 02/10/11
Can we use the analog stick as keybinds? or its exclusive for wasd movement? i always used the analog stick to map my D-pad keys. UP DOWN LEFT AND RIGHT, and am very used to this, would hate to have my keys changed to something else.. please someone verify thanks!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: gh3tto on 09:48 PM - 02/10/11
it's a good adapter but i just cant seem to find a good sensitivity it's either to fast or to slow i just cant seem to get that same feel as my pc mouse
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: toysrme on 09:49 PM - 02/10/11
be more descriptive
what part of the movement is too fast or too slow? what conditions?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Redklaw on 10:48 PM - 02/10/11
I'm going to actually do a full review later, so this is just gonna be a quick first impression of the device.

It rocks, it's freaking incredibly good.  It's about as near to PC controls as you can get, the only limitations on the device are set by the controller.  It's incredibly smooth...

The hardest part about setup is finding a good ADS speed.  Also, I recommend against ADS toggling (IE N0m4d settings in COD).  The secondary sensitivity for ADS is pretty much a must imo, and I know of no way that would easily accomplish this.

One thing I would like to see added in firmware is a for reverse-Y axis to be a profile setting rather than a device setting.  It would be very useful to be able to toggle it with a key press in order to hot switch it when using map related kill-streaks such as Mortars or Napalm.  However this is a minor issue that I'm sure will get attention once the time and resources become available.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: kodek64 on 03:19 AM - 02/11/11
So it takes a bit to get used to the XIM3 coming from PC gaming, but after playing for two days STRAIGHT, I gotta say I'm hooked. This thing is AWESOME! I started playing Halo 3 back in September 09 cause one of my friends was really into it. He taught me a few things, and we'd 1v1 all the time, but there was no way I could beat him; he is REALLY good. But then I got a XIM.

Even before the thing was shipped to me, I went ahead and challenged him to a 1v1, and we just had it a few hours ago. On the first match, I completely destroyed him. Beat him 2:1 on his score. He wanted a rematch, so we went again. Only this time I completely screwed up by enabling infinite ammo. He got a rocket launcher and completely destroyed me with it. Whoops :) So after that, we went on matchmaking and played a few rounds of snipers. Here's how I did:

http://www.bungie.net/stats/reach/playergamehistory.aspx?vc=0&player=X4%20KodeK&plfilter=111

As you can see, not ALL my matches were spectacular, but the rest were @#$% impressive. It's incredible what difference it makes using a mouse and keyboard, as I completely suck with a controller. Check for yourselves. Go to my profile and compare my games before 02/08/11 to the ones before.

The XIM won't make you invincible, but it sure as hell will make you a challenge to play with. Love it!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: wompa164 on 09:25 AM - 02/11/11
Just got mine yesterday, all I can say is WOW. I spent about an hour upgrading the firmware, learning to use the unit and creating a configuration for Reach. After figuring out how to navigate the menus, the thing is just SO intuitive and easy to use.. it's great.

The product feels Apple-like in construction. Great attention to detail, very attractive unit. I am honestly blown away by the quality at this price point - for what it is, $150.00 feels like a steal.

I only have two minor complaints, which is pretty amazing given how discerning I am and how easily I find fault with things. I wish the unit was heavier, and I wish the USB ports were a bit sturdier, possibly reinforced somehow. When cables are running out the end and dangling over the edge of my desk,the XIM has a tendency to want to tilt back and not stay flat, something that could be fixed by double-sided 3M adhesive, or maybe an actual weight inside the unit itself (though I doubt there's any extra room). The USB ports also have a tendency to flex and wiggle a bit under stress when things are being plugged in, which is a little concerning for longevity, I could see the solder joints weakening over time and possibly needing repair. One possibility might be to use a surface mount 4x USB port block (similar to those found on motherboards) as opposed to individual headers, but there's probably not enough room in the chassis. I understand the idea of only wanting 3 ports (since you can logically only use 3 devices) too, just thought it was worth mentioning.

Don't let those two points distract you from my overall opinion, which is that my XIM3 ROCKS. I know it's been said time and time again, but this is what I've been waiting for. I was lusting over a XIM2 for quite some time, but decided to hold off because there were rumors about XIM3 being under production, and boy am I glad I did. It's already revolutionized my console experience (navigating the dashboard using the arrow keys and space bar was quite novel) and I can't wait to log some real time on it. I feel like I've got Halo Reach dialed in perfectly in terms of sensitivity (I feel that being able to switch DPIs on the fly with the G9 is really important, even though the unit itself lets you have two configurable sensitivities).

(http://i.imgur.com/pjUQZ.jpg)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: sebastian9 on 01:19 PM - 02/11/11
Wompa, the reason why Obsiv didn't construct the xim3 with additional weight is to keep shipping costs, especially for international customers, at minimum. Like you implied, this is something that can easily be fixed. I'm glad you're enjoying the device though!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: five4time9champs on 01:31 PM - 02/11/11
Ive read a bunch of first impressions and i see alot of 1:1 pc movements.

When you play on the pc with a mouse. moving fron point A to B covers the exact distance regardless of hosw fast you move your mouse....So if i move my mouse 5" fast or ultra slow. I cover the same distance. Is that how the xims translate?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: unimaginative on 01:37 PM - 02/11/11
Also, I recommend against ADS toggling (IE N0m4d settings in COD).

Why do you say this? Im just curious.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Uber Pooch on 02:06 PM - 02/11/11
The USB ports also have a tendency to flex and wiggle a bit under stress when things are being plugged in, which is a little concerning for longevity, I could see the solder joints weakening over time and possibly needing repair.

Yeah, I'm also a little concerned with the USB ports because sometimes it takes a little jockeying of the connectors to get them in. For peace of mind I've purchased a 3-yr extended warranty on my XIM3 to cover these types of issues but I'm still overprotective with it. Hell, I still haven't taken off the protective screen cover that came with the XIM3. And god help me if my kids ever pick it up. I can see myself going immediately into a shooter's stance and yelling "FREEZE! Now slowly, put the XIM3 down and back away from it!". Afterward I'll have to sit my 8-yr old son down and say, "Boy, what were you thinking? The XIM3 is not a toy, it's a priceless, functional work of art!"
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: cameltoe on 02:12 PM - 02/11/11
yea, the usb ports are very tight....removing anything from it has me scared!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 02:21 PM - 02/11/11
yea, the usb ports are very tight....removing anything from it has me scared!

It's because they are new. They'll lossen up.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: DreamDevice on 02:43 PM - 02/11/11

It's because they are new. They'll lossen up.

That's definitely NOT what she said...
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Noodle808 on 03:09 PM - 02/11/11
yea, the usb ports are very tight....removing anything from it has me scared!

It's because they are new. They'll lossen up.

that's what she said  :D
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Noodle808 on 03:10 PM - 02/11/11
yea, the usb ports are very tight....removing anything from it has me scared!

It's because they are new. They'll lossen up.

that's what she said  :D
to late for that line....oh well....
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: SuicidalSniper on 03:53 PM - 02/11/11
I've been using my XIM3 for the past two hours.  It's not the easiest interface to figure out, but I've seen worse.  Once I figured out how to bind my keys, I was able to recreate my XIM2 config.  I had to adjust my mouse sensitivity to 12 for my Logitech G5.  When I get home, I'll try fighting with my G700 to get it working.  Even as it is now, I would consider the XIM3 a major improvement over the XIM2.

I have only had a chance to use the XIM3 on Blackops.  I don't own Halo Reach, so I haven't been able to try it on that game.

I should try it on Halo 3 since the XIM2, even with the smart config, runs badly.  It's as if the cursor jumps by .25 inch increments.  I'll have to try the XIM3 to see if there is a notable improvement with this title.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Irreducible on 05:38 PM - 02/11/11
just got my xzim today, spent the whole morning and and afternoon with it.
So my first imrpessions, huge box for a small device. I was really surprised how small and light it is. Reminds me more of and smart phone.
Flashing is easier than stealing some candy from a child.
In the beginning i had some minor problems: xim doesnt like my g15, if i plug it in xim shuts down after 20sec or less.
Lucky me I had a belkin n52t there.
The setup of the buttons is pretty easy, you just shouldnt forget to map all buttons :P.
As mentioned in the hardware thread you cant setup the d-pad of the belkin, its sad but you will survive it, there are enough other buttons.
Like SuicidalSniper I just tested it on BO and it was an great expirience, suddenly playing xbox doesnt feel like being a retarded/handicaped human anymore.
you see an enemy, you aim very precise, shot and kill him. The way it should be.
I just have to find the best setup for the sensetivity. Right now the values are pretty high, something like 20 / 30(using a g700).

Thank you to the whole xim-team, great job.

p.s. is it normal that i cant start the xbox through the controller anymore ? :(
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: toon on 05:40 PM - 02/11/11
Yep,thats normal.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: ErikwithaK on 06:28 PM - 02/11/11
AHHHHHHHH, It finally arrived this afternoon. Hoping to use it tonight after the George Clinton concert, but who knows how drunk I'll be afterward. I definitely plan on creating a writeup when I get some decent time using it. My game is BO right now and I haven't played using Kb/M in what seems like forever, so it should be interesting.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: gh3tto on 07:08 PM - 02/11/11
we'll i'am glad i was able to try out the xim3 but i will not purchase one myself i will just give this xim3 back to my friend and dont be surprised if you see it on ebay lol.

i have tried mesing around the the sensetivites and i just can't seem to dial it in the way i want to when i seem i have it right i start playing and i can't seem to do the same moves as a pc like quick turn aim and shoot. but thx alot to all the effort you put into  it's just not for me. will stick to pc gaming
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Immo39 on 08:37 PM - 02/11/11
Arrived home from work to a xim3 in the mailbox.
Interesting smell in the box. Plugged it in. Interface is clear and very easy to understand, took about 1 min to figure out how to change buttons, go into pc-mode, name it and change the sensitivities.
Updated it, ive seen soda cans with more instructions on how to open, its just to quick and too easy, make it more challenging, hide the options! make us put in a "pc-mode" cheat code lol.
Setup my config for BO. Was confused for a second, but then it clicked and about a minute later i had my bindings set for my G13 and was ready to play. Got on combat training, messed around on it till i got the right sensitivity and hoped on zombies. Set acceleration to a small amount, makes the 180 alot easier and works great in zombies when you need to check your backside alot more often.
Got on multiplayer to try it out and the 1st game went horrible, i think maybe i was playing a bunch of XIM users :D, but next game was amazing. Beat my high score I got using my xim2(43-2 on nuketown, on my fileshare). Went 50-1(uploaded to my file share) on stadium tdm. I was friggin amazed. The accuracy with the XIM is amazing, it makes my move from pc to console completely worth it, with so few people i know pc gaming anymore this option just made sense!
I am thoroughly impressed with the xim3, love the improvement over 2. XFPS watch out, i never fell for your tricks and with this product out you wont last much longer!

Thank you obsiv, amazing product!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: crosstalk on 11:14 PM - 02/11/11
I have had the xim3 for a couple of days and it is very nice to use.  I did all of the required things to get it ready for play...as most people have mention here.   My current hardware I'm using is a G9 and a n52te.  I had some initial trouble getting the n52te working but I managed to get the programing right on all of the buttons and it has been working flawlessly since, including the dpad.

I'm still working on getting the sensitivity right as most of the posters have mentioned.  I have been playing on the PC for some time now and getting use to the slower game play on the Xbox is giving me some trouble but I'm adjusting.  One thing I have had a hard time with is when you scope in(playing black ops) the movement slows way down.  My son tells me that is how the game functions on the Xbox vs the PC.

Overall I'm very satisfied with the product and it allows me to play with my son on the Xbox and actually allows me to play decently.   I was all over with the controler and could not tell if I was looking up or down lol. 

Thank you very much for a great product that I will get a lot of use out of.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 11:28 PM - 02/11/11
One thing I have had a hard time with is when you scope in(playing black ops) the movement slows way down.

Make sure to set your secondary sensitivty and bind it's activation to your ADS button.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: thebeelzebub on 11:56 PM - 02/11/11
Got my XIM3 today via fedex. I created a video review for it with black ops. I compared it to the XIM2 directly in the video. The video is in two parts. The second part has the comparison between xim2 and xim3. Each part has gameplay footage in black ops. I'll end up putting together a better review once I have more time and I get a copy of Black ops on PS3 so I can test the XIM3 with the gtmax adapter.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS9VQAQSFqk

Second Part of the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TpCsrqjMoc&feature=player_embedded

***UPDATE***

Love my XIM3 to death. Playing with it is amazing. I love how I can use semi auto weapons with great accuracy and speed. The FAL and M14 combined with the precision of a mouse is just beast mode. The new smart translator makes everything even better than when I first reviewed it. I have tons of full games recorded and up on my youtube page. Plenty of FAL + red dot FFA's, and a lot more.

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheBeelzebub?feature=mhum
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: yogib on 12:16 AM - 02/12/11
Cool video!

Thanks for taking the trouble to make it.  :)

Got my XIM3 today via fedex. I created a video review for it with black ops. I compared it to the XIM2 directly in the video. The video is in two parts. The second part has the comparison between xim2 and xim3. Each part has gameplay footage in black ops. I'll end up putting together a better review once I have more time and I get a copy of Black ops on PS3 so I can test the XIM3 with the gtmax adapter.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS9VQAQSFqk

The second video's link will be posted in the morning. It's uploading now, but I am off to bed.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: kashel on 02:22 AM - 02/12/11
Great vid. men.
The small movements with your mouse is impressive to see.
Im really curious to see how the XIM3 will do on a PS3 with the gt adapter.
Looking forward to see your second vid. XIM3 on a PS3...

Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: kashel on 02:41 AM - 02/12/11
Wow...

I just don't believe this thing...

Are you serious?  This thing is amazing.  Absolutely UNREAL!

I've gotta hand it to you, Obsiv, I am flat out floored...  I've tried many of these things over the years and this thing is un-friggin-believable!

I will actually play MW2 again, with this!

And yes, I'm using it on a PS3... hope that's not too sacriligious (sp)!

I've never used something this smooth and precise.  You, sir, are a genius...

Thank you so much for your hard work and time.  It really shows, and I hope it pays off in a big BIG way!

XIM3 on a PS3 is awesome men.
What kind of adapter are u using with this.
Anyway possible  to upload a vid. how the XIM3 does on a PS3..
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: YouBcrazy on 03:08 AM - 02/12/11
played MW2 and red dead2 on PS3 using GT & smart config with only issue being RT/RB swap and LT/LB swap. The smart configs were spot on. The BFBC2 was awesome on Xbox yet PS3 has smaller DZ so had to go to custom XIM2 config to get it, still not as smooth as Xbox/smart config. When using XIM1 I had to have different config for both systems as well on BFBC2.

Still trying to dial in MAG and Resistance fall of man, would love it if anyone finds good setting and posts. Amazing how easy it is to setup XIM3 and make quick changes.

Games tried so far on Xbox:
Halo 3, Halo reach, MW2, BLk ops, COD4, WOW, MW2 Dead Space, BFBC2 and Borderlands.

Games tried on PS3:
BFBC2, MW2, Resistance1&2, Red Dead & Mag.

Very happy on both systems!

Adapter used:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.html/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/177-7582724-2044307?redirect=true&ref_=oss_product&a=B0042SB2I0
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: thebeelzebub on 03:12 AM - 02/12/11
just put the link of the second half of the review in my post above. It has more gameplay footage, and a direct comparison between the xim2 and xim3, as well as how I am using a usb switch with the xim3.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: kashel on 03:50 AM - 02/12/11
played MW2 and red dead2 on PS3 using GT & smart config with only issue being RT/RB swap and LT/LB swap. The smart configs were spot on. The BFBC2 was awesome on Xbox yet PS3 has smaller DZ so had to go to custom XIM2 config to get it, still not as smooth as Xbox/smart config. When using XIM1 I had to have different config for both systems as well on BFBC2.

Still trying to dial in MAG and Resistance fall of man, would love it if anyone finds good setting and posts. Amazing how easy it is to setup XIM3 and make quick changes.

Games tried so far on Xbox:
Halo 3, Halo reach, MW2, BLk ops, COD4, WOW, MW2 Dead Space, BFBC2 and Borderlands.

Games tried on PS3:
BFBC2, MW2, Resistance1&2, Red Dead & Mag.

Very happy on both systems!

nice men.
where can i get this gt adapter ur talking about.
a link to shop would be nice.
thnx...
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: DamienM4194 on 07:46 AM - 02/12/11
it is a very well designed piece of hardware. The software is very simplistic and intuitive to use. Only thing i would recommend is to include a manual for the average non forum user explaining what some of the settings are and pointing out that with mice like a g500 need pc setup first. I am impressed thus far. the n52te joystick being mappable to buttons would be, but I know that is already being looked into.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Humble on 12:56 PM - 02/12/11
nice men.
where can i get this gt adapter ur talking about.
a link to shop would be nice.
thnx...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042SB2I0/ref=oss_product
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Jedimaster1 on 03:03 PM - 02/12/11
played MW2 and red dead2 on PS3 using GT & smart config with only issue being RT/RB swap and LT/LB swap. The smart configs were spot on. The BFBC2 was awesome on Xbox yet PS3 has smaller DZ so had to go to custom XIM2 config to get it, still not as smooth as Xbox/smart config. When using XIM1 I had to have different config for both systems as well on BFBC2.

Still trying to dial in MAG and Resistance fall of man, would love it if anyone finds good setting and posts. Amazing how easy it is to setup XIM3 and make quick changes.

Games tried so far on Xbox:
Halo 3, Halo reach, MW2, BLk ops, COD4, WOW, MW2 Dead Space, BFBC2 and Borderlands.

Games tried on PS3:
BFBC2, MW2, Resistance1&2, Red Dead & Mag.

Very happy on both systems!

Adapter used:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.html/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/177-7582724-2044307?redirect=true&ref_=oss_product&a=B0042SB2I0
Let me know what MAG settings and Killzone 3 you are using. I will post mine later. Btw, I am using the GT Max 360 to PS3 adapter and it is working great for those who want to know.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Jedimaster1 on 03:03 PM - 02/12/11
nice men.
where can i get this gt adapter ur talking about.
a link to shop would be nice.
thnx...
Same one I am using. It's cheap and works perfect.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042SB2I0/ref=oss_product
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Ding Chavez on 03:58 PM - 02/12/11
I just wanted to shout out a small 'Thank You!' for supporting USB hubs!!!  Perhaps a smaller feature of XIM3, but it really saved my setup.

I have two Xboxs, my primary Xbox is the newer model and is setup on my projector for all-non-fps gaming & media.  My other Xbox is setup on a monitor for fps games, but its the older model, so it only has 3 usb ports.  I only have 1 gamer tag, and since the newer xbox model does not support Xbox memory cards, I had to move my gt onto a usb flash drive.   The problem was... I ran out of usb slots for my fps xbox.

1 for the XIM3
1 for the usb-flash-drive gamer tag
1 for the wireless adapter
1 for the turtle beach headset

But, since XIM3 supports a usb hubs, I simply plugged in the headset to the hub (since its only drawing power), along with my mouse & keyboard.  Problem solved!!  (and Yes, I understand I could have used a network cable... but this is also my LANing setup, and I was really trying to avoid network setup hassle when LANing)

Thanks OBsIV!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: slayersteve on 04:06 PM - 02/12/11
So, I got it and, if you read my other thread in GD area, my xbox crapped itself.
Went and bought a new one last night...

anyway -
I also ran into the "black dot issue" others seem to be having. I rectified it by dropping my dpi down to 3000 and then tweaking the XIM3 sens to where I wanted it.
But I'll admit it's entirely possible this is just in my head too after reading those threads.

I used my Zboard Fang and it worked fine and as expected.

I also used my XIM2 as my "controller" so I could still use my Nav controller until a fix is dropped for that.
BTW... XIM2 + XIM3 = awesomeness

and my mouse is G700 with the XIM3 "config" burned to the memory.
didn't try macros last night but that probably works.
will try a couple later on.

Thank you OBsIV and the rest of XIM3 Team!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 04:17 PM - 02/12/11
I just wanted to shout out a small 'Thank You!' for supporting USB hubs!!!  Perhaps a smaller feature of XIM3, but it really saved my setup.

Do you like our little hub icon? :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: GreyMouser on 05:03 PM - 02/12/11
My very first impressions are that my my accuracy, esp. on longshots, has gone WAYYY up!

I'm still playing against the 'bots while tweaking my settings. Almost there...But I'm much more accurate now.

Keep in mind that I've been using a Aimon/FragNstein+XCM crossfire setup on the 360 for the past year or so...I was more accurate with that vs a controller.

Without fine-tuning my XIM3 yet, I have even greater accuracy! Pulled off longshots I couldn't pull off before -- with little effort (and tired eyes).

XIM3>>>>Aimon/Frag>>controller

THANKS OBsIV (and your team). I'm VERY happy with my purchase!

(Got my GTmax yesterday too. I'll try out the KZ3 beta later today and post my impressions)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: GreyMouser on 05:05 PM - 02/12/11
played MW2 and red dead2 on PS3...

Let me know what MAG settings and Killzone 3 you are using. I will post mine later. Btw, I am using the GT Max 360 to PS3 adapter and it is working great for those who want to know.

+1. I'm interested too! Thanks in advance
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Uber Pooch on 07:46 PM - 02/12/11
My very first impressions are that my my accuracy, esp. on longshots, has gone WAYYY up!

I'm still playing against the 'bots while tweaking my settings. Almost there...But I'm much more accurate now.

Same here. I've been playing with bots but last night I did my first sniper game (Halo Reach) and I was significantly better with my mouse/keyboard. Sniping has always been one of my worse skills with the Xbox controller but everything is changing with my XIM3. :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Ding Chavez on 09:25 PM - 02/12/11
I just wanted to shout out a small 'Thank You!' for supporting USB hubs!!!  Perhaps a smaller feature of XIM3, but it really saved my setup.

Do you like our little hub icon? :)


I do.  But, haha, it actually scared me at first!  Because something had changed on the display and I thought something might be wrong/broke.

---

I have only just barely begun using XIM3, and it took me a little bit to find a setting with the right balance between fast-turn and small-aiming-adjustment.  But I am really really liking it.  I very much remember the quality of the XIM2 tech-demo Halo 3 Smart Translators, and XIM3 is definitely living up to that promise and then some.

Not really a complaint, but my biggest hurdle so far was switching from my CCU and going back to my n52.  Sure, WASD is like riding a bike, but nonetheless it’s been a while for me, and online game-play is like being thrown into a dirt-bike race.  I am realistic that CCU support might not come for a while, or perhaps not ever.  Especially considering that 1) I don’t think the CCU is still being manufactured, 2) G13 and PS3 Nav have far surpassed it in popularity, and 3) I think I am the only person asking for CCU support… sad face.  But I am hopeful that it will get supported indirectly via some other general support that it would fall into.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Brutis on 10:20 PM - 02/12/11
Got XIM3 Today

Flashed, Setup, Etc - Simple

Played FFA on Black Ops for about 1 hour, never lost, always 1st, best score was 30 - 3, worst score was 30 - 9.  I used to mop up on XIM2 but this just feels better and these scores were from 6 matches after not playing for 2 months.

Only downside I had was N52TE D-Pad support which is covered in another thread.  I know it will be fixed so I used my original N52 in the mean time which works great.

Very Happy, Thanks Obsiv and the XIM Team.

PS:  My wife saw the device and said "That little thing cost $160???".  If only she knew.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: y2kmfic on 10:25 PM - 02/12/11
Here's my review:

The unit looks and works great.  I'm still playing with my configurations, but instead of going 2-20 with the controller (I actually only played 2 times online with a controller), I've gone 20-5 several times.  Still getting use to things.

I've tested with a G15 KB, and Deathadder, Mamba, and Steelseries IKARI mice.  All of which work just fine. I haven't tried the Mamba wireless yet, but I will.   My preference is the Mamba due to it's higher DPI.

I've only played BOPS, and it's very close to a PC feel, but there's still some getting use to.  I'm going to look through the forums to see what others are using for their in-game mouse speed, and xim3 1st/2nd sensitivities.

For new people to this forum (yep, I'm new also) that might be on the fence.. Regardless of what you've read on these forums; regardless of how you feel the first launch went; whether you think XIM Technologies is some guy who threw some hardware and code together, let me say this.. The XIM3 is a very professional device.  The thought that went in to the configuration shows that it really was built by gamers for gamers. 

I can't wait to see what OBsIV comes up with next.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: goat money on 01:05 AM - 02/13/11
Hello everyone

So far, my avatar describes everthing. Hooked up XIM3, started BO and im in a wonderland!! Although i need to tweak around the sensitivies and all, i am really satisfied!!! And it also worked well on PS3, which was amazing.

Right now, im using PS move nav con and G700. Although they do work ok, i keep pressing the "o" button which is binded to "start" when trying to reach the "righ"t D-pad lol.  Iam giving it a try for couple days but might dig up my n52TE from the closet.


OBsIV, and the ppl in XIM3 team, THANKS!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: trompete on 02:06 AM - 02/13/11
Got my XIM3 in the mail today. Had a 1.71 KDR in Cod BO before and am now going at least 2.5 KDR per game with most over 3.0. I have a Logitech G500 and had to set the profile sensitivity up to 15.0 on top of my max DPI and in-game 10 sensitivity, but otherwise was very easy to flash and go.

Thanks to the entire dev team for an amazing product.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: JerryHatrick on 03:06 AM - 02/13/11
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So far, my avatar describes everthing

Im guessing you like McDonalds as well :D

Oh and welcome to the forums mate, pull up a chair and have a beer :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Immo39 on 05:59 AM - 02/13/11
PS:  My wife saw the device and said "That little thing cost $160???".  If only she knew.
Show her some jewelry she has and make the same comment : D
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: V00doo1 on 07:49 AM - 02/13/11
Hello everyone

So far, my avatar describes everthing. Hooked up XIM3, started BO and im in a wonderland!! Although i need to tweak around the sensitivies and all, i am really satisfied!!! And it also worked well on PS3, which was amazing.

Right now, im using PS move nav con and G700. Although they do work ok, i keep pressing the "o" button which is binded to "start" when trying to reach the "righ"t D-pad lol.  Iam giving it a try for couple days but might dig up my n52TE from the closet.

I thought there were issues with the nav controller and it didn't work till a patch came out sometime this week

OBsIV, and the ppl in XIM3 team, THANKS!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Uber Pooch on 11:26 AM - 02/13/11
My wife saw the device and said "That little thing cost $160???".  If only she knew.

Yep, She Who Must Be Obeyed (SWMBO - pronounced "swimbo) is asking for receipts. Fortunately for me I've used creative accounting practices to rival that of the federal government. I used three separate credit, new credit cards to purchase my XIM3 and the accessory controllers). Each credit card had a deal where you received a discount on your first purchase so I got $50 off my XIM, a Razer BlackWidow keyboard for $40, and $30 off my G9X. To keep my wife guessing I had also bought the G13 but it didn't work out for me so I sent that back and just showed her the receipt for the return so she thinks I saved another $60. I sort of forgot to mention that I paid for overnight FedEx shipping on my XIM3 but what SWMBO doesn't know can't hurt me.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: xnilClinx on 12:07 PM - 02/13/11
Lucky first batch bastards. When i got home, i had saw that it was official. But then i checked the forums and the store was closed =[.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: y2kmfic on 02:59 PM - 02/13/11
Make sure to set your secondary sensitivty and bind it's activation to your ADS button.

I know that toggling the secondary sensitivity is in the feature request poll, and am just wondering whether it will make it in the next update or not.  For the people that use the N0M4D configuration, the secondary has no effect.  Again, just curious is all.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 03:15 PM - 02/13/11
y2k, if you're interested in getting your toggle sensitivity set up before it's implemented then don has the solution for you.

I have figured out a way to toggle ADS using the XIM3.  Basically, you create a separate profile for ADS, and use on-the-fly profile switching to toggle between the two profiles using what would normally be your ADS key.  On the ADS config, your ADS key should be something you can constantly hold down with a piece of wood or a swiss army knife.  Then, whenever you switch to your designated ADS config, it will stay sighted until you toggle out of the config.  That might sound confusing now, but once you have a XIM3 in front of you, it should make more sense. 
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: goat money on 04:53 PM - 02/13/11
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So far, my avatar describes everthing

Im guessing you like McDonalds as well :D

Oh and welcome to the forums mate, pull up a chair and have a beer :)
Thank you for a nice welcome, glad i finally joined the forum. But i rarely go to McDs lol

Hello everyone

So far, my avatar describes everthing. Hooked up XIM3, started BO and im in a wonderland!! Although i need to tweak around the sensitivies and all, i am really satisfied!!! And it also worked well on PS3, which was amazing.

Right now, im using PS move nav con and G700. Although they do work ok, i keep pressing the "o" button which is binded to "start" when trying to reach the "righ"t D-pad lol.  Iam giving it a try for couple days but might dig up my n52TE from the closet.

I thought there were issues with the nav controller and it didn't work till a patch came out sometime this week

OBsIV, and the ppl in XIM3 team, THANKS!
I have no problem w/ nav controller except for its button layouts. i dont know what kind of trouble people have but maybe its because they've linked the nav to their PS3 and that cause them. just guessing so i might be wrong.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: trompete on 05:23 PM - 02/13/11
Played my 2nd day of Black Ops with the XIM today and am going 5:1 KDR most of the time. It definitely gets better as you get used to it. Using 13.5 sensitivity with Logitech G500.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mugho23 on 06:35 PM - 02/13/11
I just wanted to say, I got my XIM3 on friday and I have been kicking @#$% all weekend. This thing rocks!!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: jboyse on 06:48 PM - 02/13/11
reading all these post gets me more and more excited mine will be here tuesday!!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: GreyMouser on 07:32 PM - 02/13/11
Some PS3 info:
XIM3 (+GTmax adapter) works great for KZ3 beta:

Copied then tweaked the BFBC2 smart translator as BFBC2's 'look mechanics' (or whatever you call them) seemed to remind me of KZ2:

mx518 mouse (1800dpi)
Sensitivity: 25.00/60.00
Accel: 0.40

Not nearly as easy to run and gun as a COD game but KZ is known for this 'floaty' targeting. I may try to increase sens. but the single available map has a LOT of cqc and I seem to target fast enough with these settings.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 07:35 PM - 02/13/11
Some PS3 info:
XIM3 (+GTmax adapter) works great for KZ3 beta:

Copied then tweaked the BFBC2 smart translator as BFBC2's 'look mechanics' (or whatever you call them) seemed to remind me of KZ2:

mx518 mouse (1800dpi)
Sensitivity: 25.00/60.00
Accel: 0.40

Not nearly as easy to run and gun as a COD game but KZ is known for this 'floaty' targeting. I may try to increase sens. but the single available map has a LOT of cqc and I seem to target fast enough with these settings.

You're using the bc2 smart translator for killzone? You should have better luck building a standard config for killzone. Smart translators are unique to the games they are built for.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: GreyMouser on 07:49 PM - 02/13/11

You're using the bc2 smart translator for killzone? You should have better luck building a standard config for killzone. Smart translators are unique to the games they are built for.

Yes, you're definitely right. However, I was just lazy/curious to see if KZ3 worked with the BC2 smart translator and I was pleasantly suprised. A caveat to my settings is that I'm a run+gunner on such a small map as available in the beta. My settings may help some with my play style but may not help others.

When the real KZ3 releases, I'll invest in the deadzone diagnosing, acceleration meas., etc.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: y2kmfic on 09:00 AM - 02/14/11
Thanks, Mist!!
y2k, if you're interested in getting your toggle sensitivity set up before it's implemented then don has the solution for you.

I have figured out a way to toggle ADS using the XIM3.  Basically, you create a separate profile for ADS, and use on-the-fly profile switching to toggle between the two profiles using what would normally be your ADS key.  On the ADS config, your ADS key should be something you can constantly hold down with a piece of wood or a swiss army knife.  Then, whenever you switch to your designated ADS config, it will stay sighted until you toggle out of the config.  That might sound confusing now, but once you have a XIM3 in front of you, it should make more sense. 


Why would I need to hold the button down?  I created two profiles:

Normal profile - 28/38 sens  (Loads ADS profile)
ADS profile - 38/38 sens  (Loads Normal profile)
switch button - right mouse
I tried last night and it sort of works.  The main problem is that I inadvertently click the ADS (right mouse) button when I don't have a weapon (dead, other menu, etc.) and it switches the profile.  So then when I'm back to the game, it's using the higher sens profile... now when I toggle ADS, it's on the lower sens.  Dammit.  I can see how adding toggle to the secondary sens might be a little tricky... well adding it would be simple, making it work the way it's needed (only work with ADS) might be tough. 

Regardless, I'm still loving the xim3!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Quad Damage on 12:30 PM - 02/14/11
This is like a product from a major corporation, in it's design and look.
It's really nice to look at, compared to these other adapter 'boxes' on the market.
Interface is easy to use, and I only got hung up trying to enter key binds because I'm half retard.
Configs are tighter and smoother and less jerky - even the standard configs, compared to XIM2.
And I may be imagining things, but I don't notice any input lag at all (not sure how much I'd recognize anyway, with my human response time being slightly slower than normal - 240ms or something.)

I love how when you power up your xbox, everything is ready to go.  I like how quickly you can make config adjustments...and not have to wait a short while for the software to 'catch up' like the XIM2.
Being able to pick up and use the controller anytime I want, with the look inverted the way i like (opposite of my mouse look) is great too.

And it's perfect for Black Ops now.  It was very good before, but it's PC-like now.  This here is the ultimate Call of Duty controller, imo

Bravo, OBSiV and crew.  This is a superb product.  And such an oddity at that - a kbam adapter given this much love?  This will go down as a real piece of class in videogame peripheral history.

Thank you, sirs!!!



PS - Only thing that would make this even better is Quake Arena & Perfect Dark XBLA smart configs.   ;) 
(Perfect Dark has such a wonky look mechanic, it'll probably give your Smart Translator program a real workout.  Especially when in aim mode.)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: azeledge on 01:20 PM - 02/14/11
Got mine last Friday.   Totally Awesome OBsIV!!!!!   It's been great following you all these years from the support you gave us soldering our USB Tool Sticks, in our XIM1's to the insane amount of wire soldering in the XIM2 do-it-yourself kits, to seeing the XIM3 get created.   This is an amazing piece of tech!  Very appreciative how you've been keeping us informed at how you've developed this.  Truly want to congratulate you on the release of XIM3 and wish you the much deserved success!!!!  I hope you get featured in the press such as X-Play or at least in some magazines and some more websites.

Thanks again to you and your staff!  Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

-AzelEdge-
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: JanoFett on 04:04 PM - 02/14/11
Very simply, my xbox plays like my PC now.  The XIM3 is an amazing device. 

I had never played a FPS online using the XBox 360 before because of my hate of the controller.  I now have my XIM3 configured to feel exactly like my PC FPS setup.  It was definitely worth the money.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: cornf13x on 11:33 PM - 02/14/11
Very simply, my xbox plays like my PC now.  The XIM3 is an amazing device. 

Woohoo! That's what I like to see. Can't wait to get mine this week!!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: jackel1060 on 03:07 AM - 02/15/11
I've had my XIM3 for 4 days (since last Fri. Good thing I was "working at home" that day!). First thing I did was upgrade the firmware to the latest beta release which was pretty straight forward (although had to turn off my anti-virus which didn't like the .exe file).  Setup and configuring the buttons to map to the keys took me a few minutes to figure out, and the device has never crashed on me.  Overall, I was playing my first game with custom mapped keys in about 25 mins after opening the box.  Then spent another 20 minutes tweaking sensitivity values for 2 games.

Performance: it definitely feels "smoother" than the XIM2.  Movement is very linear and natural.  I just love not having to worry about whose config I need to use, just set the sensitivity and go.  With Call of Duty Black Ops, you can get crazy fast responsiveness, feels pretty much identical to a native PC game.  With Halo Reach, I'm absolutely better with DMRs and Sniper Rifles.  I also like how easy it is to tweak sensitivity right there on the device, whereas previously I had to switch my monitor input to the client PC software, then switch input back to the XBox.  One of the guys in my clan is going to buy the XIM3 as soon as the store officially opens after he saw my improved performance.

Thanks ObSiv- there is no way I would have been able to get on the console without this.  Microsoft is now making a lot more money from me from the games I've been buying on the XBox, so they should be happy about accessories like this being on the market.  I'll be recommending XIM to all my old timer PC gaming buddies without reservation.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Ixt on 09:20 AM - 02/15/11
Very slick device.  Firmware upgrade and configuration was simple and clean.  I was up and running in a few minutes with the new beta firmware.

Mouse feels like a pc - I was able to pop 4 people in rapid succession with a sniper rifle (I might have hit 2 with a controller).  ADS sensitivity felt a little slow, so I had to turn on acceleration (I am running at the default 8/12 config) *** EDIT *** This is because I was using Nomad settings and didn't hold down the ADS button.

G13 analog stick is very responsive and all the buttons mapped with ease (including being detailed enough to label the button assignments on the xim after the g13 keys).

For those who hate fingerprints on screens, the polycarbonate surface is a magnet for them.  The only minor gripe I would have is that mine has a weird fiber trapped between the polycarbonate and the housing of the device.  Not a big deal.

Pretty fantastic device.  Double thumbs up.

Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: slayersteve on 10:57 AM - 02/15/11
rumors of the Nav not working are greatly exaggerated by the way.
it works GREAT! ****
I'm not sure if it didn't work and they quickly fixed it or if someone was just mistaken. either way, it's fine and those using the Nav need not be concerned...

also, I tested on my PS3 (COD4) and the aim mechanic seems the same to me so PS3 users playing cross platform titles should be all set. (adapter used - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042SB2I0/ref=wms_ohs_product_T2)

and the delay on the scroll wheel is sweet, makes changing weapons easy even if you go nuts and overscroll.

ABSOLUTELY make sure you upgrade straight away to the latest (beta) firmware.
would also suggest you set your forum preferences to notify when there is a new post in the Downloads board.


**** edit to add:
you MUST make sure your Nav is FULLY charged.
if you have a PS3, great, plug it in to that for about five hours, if not, plug into a PC for about five hours.
either way, five hours is what it takes to charge this thing from fully drained (roughly)...
charge it overnight just to be safe, that's what I do...
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: SH3P on 12:44 PM - 02/15/11
Simply amazing!  My long game has drastically improved from using a controller, because whenever I would see a viable target, I would get over excited and not be able to line up a shot correctly the first time.  I'm still getting used to short confrontations due to my twitch behavior with the mouse overstepping the motion bounds of the in game sensitivity.  First chance I got, I personalized for all the FPS titles I currently play:

Halo: Reach
Black Ops
Bad Company 2
Left 4 Dead 2
Monday Night Combat

Gotta say, the XIM3 is a monster for smooth gameplay.  Aiming is incredibly swift and after my first two SWAT games, I can see a definite improvement on my target acquisition speed.  I'm still playing around with certain button mapping as well as getting used to my new MX518.  I cannot stress enough to update the firmware as my generic 101 Dell keyboard wasn't recognized right out of the box.  Also, uploading the Monday Night Combat Smart Translator onto my XIM3 was not working as I was forced to manually create a config using an old XIM2 profile.

A big thanks to OBsIV for straightening out my order mishap and getting it out the door.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 12:47 PM - 02/15/11
Thank you for the feedback! You should not be having any issues upgrading Smart Translators. Please PM me so we can chat about it. You should be using the MNC smart translator -- it's very good. :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Uber Pooch on 01:05 PM - 02/15/11
First chance I got, I personalized for all the FPS titles I currently play:

Halo: Reach

Welcome and congrats SH3P. If you're interested feel free to post your Reach configs here: http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=8906.0 (http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=8906.0).
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: holidayshrimp on 09:23 PM - 02/15/11
Got mine today after stalking FedEx guy ALL day.

Hardware
Mouse: G9 3200dpi
Keyboard: Microsoft Reclusa
KVM: IOGear (as suggested by forum member)

Setup was a BREEZE and I already had my mouse burned in with two DPI's. 1000 for desktop and 3200 for XIM.

1000 polling rate
22.1/27.96/.17
No switchers

That was what I ended up using.  Guess I'm a pretty high sensitivity player. 

First thing I did was create a sniper class.  L96a and I was shooting like I had never shot it before.  I was terrible with the sniper rifle before and now I can actually shoot people.  Also on my HQ setups I had to swap flak jacket pro for scavenger because I was running out of ammo a lot.  XIM3 didn't make me an amazing player but it makes the game feel more natural and I'm having a lot more fun playing it now.

Thanks OBsIV!



Edit: played my first game (ground war) with all XIMers. Never had as much fun playing black ops.


Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: jkim on 09:30 AM - 02/16/11
Finally received mine last night (2/15)... and I was one of the fortunate ones who ordered it on 2/4... but it was well worth the wait.  If I repeat what was already said, I sincerely apologize.

What I loved about the Xim3! (was only able to test on Black Ops last night)
- Smoot like butter, cannot believe that I'm using a KB&Mouse on an Xbox!
- Feels solid, appears like it'll last forever.
- Not even a contest when compared to the Eagle Eye (PS3)
- 24/7 online support
- Only $150.. really?  I would have paid much more.

Things which I think could be improved
- Packaging, I would pay extra $$ for better packaging
- Quick start guide modification (see below)


The Xim3 was exactly what I "hoped" it will be, and I could not believe how smooth and effortless the playing experience with the KB&M was.  I've used the Eagle Eye on the PS3, and that was OK (even with their latest firmware).  But the Xim3 was like heaven.  The first thing I did was to update the Xim3 to the latest beta firmware, so I haven't noticed anything negative yet.

I saw the first unboxing video, and read others comment on the packaging and I agree.  It's not necessarily a problem since it arrived to me safely, but it can certainly be improved.  I would definitely pay extra for better shipping if I had to buy another one.

Finally, the quick start guide is excellent for getting the Xim3 connected and up and running, but it says to go to the Xim3.com site for instructional video's and other things.  I suppose that's great for people who are active on the forums and for the people who want to do a search, but if I was someone who was casually interested in getting the Xim3, and wanted to try it out, I'm not sure if they'll spend much time on the forum for answers. 

I follow the forum, and I read the posting so I knew what I needed to do, but other than upgrading the firmware, I followed the quick start guide to see what would happen if I didn't do anything other than what the quick start guide told me to do.  The result was that my mouse and keyboard was "stuttering" and I didn't know off hand what the default keyboard mapping was.  Just like the FAQ sticky post on Shipping and handling, etc. , It would be nice to have a page like Xim3.com/QuickStart where there will be the latest information on one page and I don't have to click around to know that I must keep my DPI level on the mouse at max, and I don't have to view the "edit config" menu on the Xim3 to see the what the the "menu" button was mapped to.  Again, "I" know all this information is answered in detail in the forum because I follow it, and I've read them.  But the two URL's on the quick start guide has the "xim3.com" and the "xim3.com/community".  If I was not familiar with the forum, it could be overwhelming.   And we all know what happens if someone asks "how do I blah blah" question which has been answered a hundred times. 

Perhaps the xim3.com could have a link at the time that says "if you have just purchased a Xim3, click here" and that link can have the following
- the Quick start guide (http://xim3.com/?page_id=189)
- link to the instructional video (http://xim3.com/?page_id=187)
- Commonly used mice, and how to properly configure them
- Commonly used keyboard, gaming controllers, etc. and how to configure them
- Default key mappings
- a "search your question here", for things not answered on the page
- a "submit your suggestions"
- a contact support

I love the device, and I thank everyone on the Xim3 team for their hard work...

Thank you!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: JerryHatrick on 10:33 AM - 02/16/11
Nice :) good idea :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Zacharybinx34 on 12:10 PM - 02/16/11
Got mine today, super easy to setup and works better than I could have ever imagined. Amazing!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OMGsus on 12:55 PM - 02/16/11
Got mine today, super easy to setup and works better than I could have ever imagined. Amazing!

Now you can test those translators. MW2 vs BOps on MW2. Let us know how it "feels".
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Madmanozz on 10:00 PM - 02/16/11
Third time was the charm. After I missed the 1st two soft launches, I was at the right place at the right time to order my XIM3 on the 3rd one. The ordering process was very professional feeling in my opinion. It did lag at the very end, but I expected it would with the traffic. Held my breath and went back to my account , and boom it said "New". I live on the east coast and did Fedex overnight and received it very fast.  I am a previous XIM2 owner and can say "HUGE" difference in setting up and tweaking. With in 20 minutes of configuring my set up and updating the firmware. I was head-shooting immediately. Played CoD BO for an hour tonight and grinned the whole time. Oh what a feeling. Had I not been able to get in on the soft launches,..It would have been WORTH WAITING FOR!! I know it's hard to say be patient to those that have been waiting. Luck was in my favor Monday.

It is very light in weight, the physical design is very slick looking. The LCD is very bright (which I turned down)
Gaming on the XBOX will never be the same. You don't realize you're playing on a console.

10/10
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Zacharybinx34 on 11:25 PM - 02/16/11
Got mine today, super easy to setup and works better than I could have ever imagined. Amazing!

Now you can test those translators. MW2 vs BOps on MW2. Let us know how it "feels".

Will do, I just played today with it. I can definitely feel at times what people are talking about with the Black Ops translator. Once in a while I get a lag feeling on turns (very rare) and the stick isn't going black.

I'll mess with it more soon. Next week I'll be doing some heavy testing of different games, but right now I've been working on getting accustomed to my key binds etc.

Gotta say, the Nav + G700 is truly an awesome setup. The bluetooth with the G700 working is very nice. Only thing I can say negative about the XIm3 (which is hard because it's really that good) is ADS delay is painfully needed. Other than that Bluetooh support with the Nav VIA the G700's USB bluetooth would be nice, but definitely not mandatory or anything.

Also, I can't believer how small it is and OBsIV you definitely made the right choice going with the LCD screen. It looks phenomenal!

Keep up the great work XIM team.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Emils on 06:55 AM - 02/17/11
Got my XIM3. Easy to setup, nice and quick. It was also easy to edit configs and understand the whole xim3.
I used some time in the start to adjust sens, but couln't get it to work. But it was all my fail, I had forgotten that I needed to chance the ingame sense to 10 aswell. After that the XIM3 was just amazing. It's like I am playing in on a computer. The aim and everything works as I want to.

I haven't tried it for so long, but the time I got with it was great.

Just one question about Black Ops and chopper guns. I have now set it to 100 / 100 and used the switch thing (really great btw) and it work to shoot with the chopper if I move the mouse really slow. But is there something I can do to make the chopper to work the best way?
I uses a MX518 btw and 1800 dpi.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Emils on 07:49 AM - 02/17/11
yeh, I use caps lock.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 09:33 AM - 02/17/11
Got my XIM3. Easy to setup, nice and quick. It was also easy to edit configs and understand the whole xim3.
I used some time in the start to adjust sens, but couln't get it to work. But it was all my fail, I had forgotten that I needed to chance the ingame sense to 10 aswell. After that the XIM3 was just amazing. It's like I am playing in on a computer. The aim and everything works as I want to.

I haven't tried it for so long, but the time I got with it was great.

Just one question about Black Ops and chopper guns. I have now set it to 100 / 100 and used the switch thing (really great btw) and it work to shoot with the chopper if I move the mouse really slow. But is there something I can do to make the chopper to work the best way?
I uses a MX518 btw and 1800 dpi.

Open a new thread.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: fulltarget on 12:35 PM - 02/17/11
Just received mine today, and i cant complain. It works like a charm, very easy setup, and runs very smooth. I made me a better player, when i was using the controller, i sometimes baited my teammates, refused to go somewhere that probably would be 3 easy kills, but with the XIM3 im just way more comfortable and do things that I should of done with the controller but didn't because i just wasn't comfortable enough. Thanks OB and the XIM3 Team!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: RaGe on 08:09 PM - 02/17/11
First post, long time lurker. Must say that this thing is simply an amazing piece of hardware. Its beyond smooth and makes any fps game an absolute blast. Well worth the price, well worth the wait.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: bc992164 on 07:51 AM - 02/18/11
My first impression wasn't good.  Mainly because I was having issues.
Mouse kept disconnecting (lachesis button problem)
Took me a while to config the buttons.
Mic setup doesn't / didn't work.

But after getting over the initial issues. and after taking the time to learn the hardware and it settle in.  The XIM3 is simply awesome. 
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: jiffy on 10:00 AM - 02/18/11
My first impression wasn't good.  Mainly because I was having issues.
Mouse kept disconnecting (lachesis button problem)
Took me a while to config the buttons.
Mic setup doesn't / didn't work.

But after getting over the initial issues. and after taking the time to learn the hardware and it settle in.  The XIM3 is simply awesome.

Did you manage to get all the buttons to work on your Lachesis?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: technogiant on 11:48 AM - 02/18/11
My first impression wasn't good.  Mainly because I was having issues.
Mouse kept disconnecting (lachesis button problem)
Took me a while to config the buttons.
Mic setup doesn't / didn't work.

But after getting over the initial issues. and after taking the time to learn the hardware and it settle in.  The XIM3 is simply awesome.

Did you manage to get all the buttons to work on your Lachesis?

the two buttons on the rhs do not work....so no good for lefties.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: hot shot on 02:24 PM - 02/18/11
XIM3: First impression

This is not an exact review, just a few thoughts.

Design

The XIM3 is beautiful. High resolution display, round edges and just the right size.
The slight angle is not for show, but helps to read the display.

Usability

The initial setup wasn't a problem, after watching the video tutorials and reading some posts in the support forum.
I like the interface, with different modes. The icons are pretty.

Performance

I played BFBC2 and MNC so far and it is awesome.
There is a noticeable transition from the BFBC2 PC version, of course, but it's not so bad.
MNC is a big surprise for me, turning is very fast, it's fantastic.
I will try every fps game in my library with the XIM3 over time, out of curiosity, but I'm already impressed.

Praise

Thank you OBsIV and everyone behind the scenes!
I can barely imagine how many times you were burning the midnight oil to bring the XIM3 to life.
You did a fine job, my compliments!

Costs
Totally worth it!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: bc992164 on 02:30 PM - 02/18/11
My first impression wasn't good.  Mainly because I was having issues.
Mouse kept disconnecting (lachesis button problem)
Took me a while to config the buttons.
Mic setup doesn't / didn't work.

But after getting over the initial issues. and after taking the time to learn the hardware and it settle in.  The XIM3 is simply awesome.

Did you manage to get all the buttons to work on your Lachesis?

No.  The mouse forward button was hard for me to hit anyways on the mouse, so I swapped I duplicated it as one of the top buttons.  But the second button is pretty useless.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: [SCA]COBRA on 06:04 PM - 02/18/11
Just got mine yesterday.  Took me about an hour or two to find the settings I liked (though I'm still fine-tuning it).  I primarily play Hardcore Search & Destroy on COD, and my first game on S&D on Black Ops I went 18-3.  I would have easily broken the 20 kill barrier but I was team-killed twice.  To put that in perspective, since COD4 came out in 2007, I've broken 20 kills exactly once with the controller.  Now my first game with this thing I nearly did it again.

$150 well spent.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: kyuubi on 10:30 PM - 02/18/11
I got my XIM 3 yesterday and at first I was disappointed, but my disappointment came from the fact that I hadn't found a good sens to play with yet (Halo: Reach).  I then tried Monday Night Combat and it was amazing, it felt like I was playing on a PC.  I got the hang of setting up a config and after that I was dominating the competition with ease. 

I decided to give Halo: Reach another shot and after messing with the settings (and getting used to the @#$% limitations Halo provides) I found something comfortable and accurate.  I have yet to lose a DMR fight since then.  I am getting more random friend requests than I can keep up with and everyone says the same repeated thing, "omg your dmr is amazing!".  It's mother effin great!

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the XIM team for all their work, it is greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: jediraven82 on 01:49 AM - 02/19/11
I got my XIM3 when the store opened on Monday.  I never would have thought working a 12 hour shift would have such nice benefits(this is mostly a knock at the guy who complained about people not working to get their XIMs).

I had to watch the instructional videos to set-up my G500 and G13 properly.  They were straight forward and easy to follow for someone who isn't as well versed in some of this tech that the XIM3 is sporting.

I plan on only really using XIM3 for FPS as I actually like the 360 controller for most other games.  I can play FPS okay with a controller but the XIM3 really shows the inferiority of the gamepad.  I'm really looking forward to trying the XIM3 out on the PS3 because the DS3 is the WORST controller ever created.

So far I've tried out Bad Company 2, L4D, and L4D2.  I am simply AMAZED at how great the Smart Translators work for these games.  If you ever needed something to convince you to buy the XIM3:  I actually beat a L4D2 campaign on Expert with the AI.  And if you've ever tried playing that game in single player you know how completely moronic the AI is.

XIM3 is absolutely worth the money and I can't wait to try out some other games.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Zen on 05:02 AM - 02/19/11
My first impressions?

Just incredible. I'm crying tears of joy.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Uber Pooch on 11:11 AM - 02/19/11
I decided to give Halo: Reach another shot and after messing with the settings (and getting used to the @#$% limitations Halo provides) I found something comfortable and accurate.  I have yet to lose a DMR fight since then.  I am getting more random friend requests than I can keep up with and everyone says the same repeated thing, "omg your dmr is amazing!".  It's mother effin great!

Congrats kyuubi on your Halo Reach experience. I was also a little worried after my first time through but once I played around with the settings I'm really have a great time (got a Perfection last night in SWAT).

For Reach players you can post your configs here: http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=8906.0 (http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=8906.0). Ultim8 also created a great Userlists for community members here: https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ArySro4y_roqdFZTeGM5WjhxdUpieVk2YjF6MzBKUEE&hl=en_GB&authkey=CKnbpRQ#gid=3 (https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ArySro4y_roqdFZTeGM5WjhxdUpieVk2YjF6MzBKUEE&hl=en_GB&authkey=CKnbpRQ#gid=3). If you sign up I'll look for you when I'm on again.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: ColtsFan on 01:15 PM - 02/19/11
Got my XIM3 last night.  Got it set up very quickly, upgraded to the BETA firmware.  My MX518 and Nostromo N52 are both working fine with it, very happy with the device, thanks!  Love not having to have the PC there running beside me the whole time.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: lucky88 on 01:53 PM - 02/19/11
got mine yesterday too and let me tell you the movement of your mouse and on your screen is exactly like that on pc. one thing i am not sure is (if anyone got solution for this please tell me) the ads click and hold. is there anyway to make it like pc and just click once for ads?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: wat on 02:24 PM - 02/19/11
got mine yesterday too and let me tell you the movement of your mouse and on your screen is exactly like that on pc. one thing i am not sure is (if anyone got solution for this please tell me) the ads click and hold. is there anyway to make it like pc and just click once for ads?

i dont know, but cod4 i know lets you do that in game (N0M4D setting), personally i like having to hold down the ads, its more of an advantage than to toggle it imo.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: cornf13x on 03:49 PM - 02/19/11
got mine yesterday too and let me tell you the movement of your mouse and on your screen is exactly like that on pc. one thing i am not sure is (if anyone got solution for this please tell me) the ads click and hold. is there anyway to make it like pc and just click once for ads?

Use the Charlie or the Nomad configuration on your controller settings. (Black Ops)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: thekeeper on 01:45 PM - 02/21/11
My turn now.

I've received 6 hours ago my XIM3, after a full immersion I can admit to be astonished by the quality of the device, both hardware and software are so brilliant I couldn't stop smiling for all the "test" I made.

I honestly say that I am not a "pro" with mouse and keyb, I'va always played with consoles and controllers, the last game I've seriously played with mouse and keyboard was Quake 2 at launch date, so I'm still a bit noob while playing with xim, but I can see the quality (never had a XIM" either, so...).

Before trying it, I read a lot of you guys complaining about laggish, slow turning on Halo reach, so I was a bit prejudiced about the quality of this translator in particular due to the game problems itself (slow turning cap etc).

Started the game, followed the sensibility setting of OBsIV for G500 (sens: 9 /0) and feeling the game was in fact turning too slow, I thought "what a shame, is this really bad? I love reach, is it possible I can't play decently without a pad?" .... well after minutes of mess, I remembered what OBsIV told EVERY TIME in the past 4 months: "Turn the sensibility in game TO MAXIMUM!!!!" Lol.. it was on 2. After setting it to 10... wow, AWESOME, everything turns right, fast enough to be fully enjoyable. After this I really started thinking that was a 10/10 device under all aspects. Then tried black ops, fantastic, and so MW2 and BC2.

All in all, I like this device A LOT, even if I'm not keen on playing on pc, I must admit that is soooooooooo good and precise.
The best money I spent in my whole life.

I really thank you OBsIV for this piece of Heaven you gave us. Thank you from the heart of a gamer :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: WIGG77 on 02:47 PM - 02/21/11
I'll keep this short. I'm a PC fps-er and have been for 20 years. Still dialing in my setup but this device is unbelievable. I have a high end PC and black ops feels 99% the same. High 5 to Ob's and all involved with the development of the XIM.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: m^ke on 06:13 PM - 02/21/11

my first impressions.. its not all its ment to be..

its very floaty, or laggy...

left to right is smoother than up & down..

iv only played black ops, i have g500 mouse, dpi to max, ingame to insane 10, acceleration to 0.00, sensitivity to 24.00/48.00

i dont like to move the mouse much, "ex cs/cz player" its just not smooth, its laggy or floaty...

a little pants if you ask me, all the hype & now a massive let down....!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: avidity on 06:20 PM - 02/21/11

my first impressions.. its not all its ment to be..

its very floaty, or laggy...

left to right is smoother than up & down..

iv only played black ops, i have g500 mouse, dpi to max, ingame to insane 10, acceleration to 0.00, sensitivity to 24.00/48.00

i dont like to move the mouse much, "ex cs/cz player" its just not smooth, its laggy or floaty...

a little pants if you ask me, all the hype & now a massive let down....!

Exactly what I'm experiencing. I'm a little disappointed :(
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: MonkeyMickey on 06:39 PM - 02/21/11
Hi guys,

I've just received my xim3 today.

I'm originally a PC gamer, from the original wolfenstein, right the way through to MW2 (the game that finally made me lose faith in PC gaming - no dedicated servers and loads of cheaters)

Black ops is the first game I've played extensively using a controller and I've gradually become acustomed to it after a very slow start ! (now prestige 11).

I did try an XFPS (total joke) a while back on COD 4, seeing as my friend had already moved to the 360 and then subsequently got a XIM 1 after trawling the internet for a solution. Unfortunately, I never really got into it, probably due to not configuring it correctly.

The first game I played today, I was worried that I was going to find it difficult to adjust back and would be better with the controller. By the third game, I was totally hooked.

I'm only on a basic config with the new BO Smart translator v2 using my seitek cyborg keyboard and razer lachesis (getting a Nav and G700 delivered tomorrow) and even then, this is still a superb product.

I'm not feeling any lag and having a great time resdiscovering the semi auto rifles and snipers that I just couldn't play with the controller.

Excellent work pulling such a well rounded product XIM team - one that really plugs an important hole in the market as far as I'm concerned. This is a real acheivement in function and simplicity

From an avid COD player 10/10
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: m^ke on 06:41 PM - 02/21/11

my first impressions.. its not all its ment to be..

its very floaty, or laggy...

left to right is smoother than up & down..

iv only played black ops, i have g500 mouse, dpi to max, ingame to insane 10, acceleration to 0.00, sensitivity to 24.00/48.00

i dont like to move the mouse much, "ex cs/cz player" its just not smooth, its laggy or floaty...

a little pants if you ask me, all the hype & now a massive let down....!

Exactly what I'm experiencing. I'm a little disappointed :(

is there a fix for this? or a work around?

there should be a disclaimer on the store front, something like: xim3 is not reccomended to hight sensitive players, only slide/lift/slide/lift/slide/lift... haha lol
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: GlenC on 06:51 PM - 02/21/11
is there a fix for this? or a work around?

Have you updated to the latest beta firmware?

I've found the xim3 to be extremely precise.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: m^ke on 06:57 PM - 02/21/11

is there a fix for this? or a work around?

Have you updated to the latest beta firmware?

I've found the xim3 to be extremely precise.

yes..: XIMFlash-20110220-BETA

if your a slide/lift slide/lift over about 12" area, just to look left from 12 oclock to 9 oclock on a clock face, then its perfect, but if your like me, only move mouse in a 5" area, its terrable.... floaty/laggy
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 07:08 PM - 02/21/11
Mike you are free to express your experience with xim3, however would you mind opening a new thread? I'd like to have mostly feedback posted in this thread and not clutter it with troubleshooting. Oh and please do create a thread, I'm more than happy to troubleshoot with you. Thanks.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: sebastian9 on 07:19 PM - 02/21/11
BMX is that you?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 07:28 PM - 02/21/11
iv only played black ops, i have g500 mouse, dpi to max, ingame to insane 10, acceleration to 0.00, sensitivity to 24.00/48.00

As mist suggests, create another thread so it can be discussed, first big red flag is that you are saying your are using a G500 (5700dpi) mouse with a sensitivity of 24 -- that's *way* to high (meaning, your setup is wrong). It would be impossible to control the game at that DPI and sensitivity combination. Even at single-digit sensitivities you will be able to turn around with very little movement.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Duhchi on 10:48 PM - 02/21/11
Let me just say that I did my final project in Stats class on in-game sensitivity and the effect on w/l and k/d ratio. I'm a nerd. The xim has a lot of customization that I really can't get enough of. You literally can switch your sensitivity to the hundredth decimal...while you dodge bullets in game. The on the fly ability to change values far surpassed my expectations. But, the greatest part of the xim3 is that all your old games get new life to them. I'm very pleased with my purchase and the timely support of updating smart translators makes this device timeless. Thanks to all who made this possible.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Gabbagod on 03:58 AM - 02/22/11
Ok first impression, here we go....

1st impression was not particulary good. On BlackOps I couldnt get it to feel anything close to my Xim360 feel. It was very sluggish with a very sensitive turn speed. On realising my mouse is seemingly rubbish I upped the sensitivity to 80-90. What a difference....

I still havent tuned it to the exact feel I want but playing on Array with my m16 I noticed the accuary of the Xim3. Im good at that map anyway but I was pulling off some crazy shots. Headshots from amazing distances. You could just notice the smoother feel, a lot more like a PC game.

If I was just playing BlackOps would it be worth the upgrade? Only time will tell on that. On that basis I thought I would give Halo Reach a quick go on SWAT. Oh......my........god.......

Im pretty bad at Halo. However even though It was late and I hadnt tinkered my settings I got 40 kills over 2 rounds. To some that might not sound like some great feat but ive NEVER done that. It really was like playing "Call of Halo". It feels IMMENSE.

Got some more playing around to do and loads of other games to play with but First Impressions -
Black Ops = Better than a Xim360, smoother more accurate.
Halo Reach = Incredible, im not even going to compare it to the Xim360.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: m^ke on 06:32 AM - 02/22/11


after my initial problem, i started a thread, & now its near rnough perfect, still need a little fine tune..

my problem seemed to be with me having a new mouse... they dont come pre "burned" to max dpi, this meaning i had to use the very high sensitivity.

so after being advised by obsiv, i installed the disk that came with my mouse, found the dpi options, tuned them up to max, then pressed "burned" after doing this, i hade to then lower my sensitivity levels & now its silky smooth...

i can flick 180, up/down with no juddery, no floaty/laggy feel anymore..

very pleased now...
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: BenoitM on 08:01 AM - 02/22/11
I was one of the very few lucky one to get my order through the first day the store opened.

However, since I am also Canadian I had to wait around 2 weeks to receive my unit.

I have now been playing with it for almost a week and I can say it was well worth the wait.

My setup : Logitech G700 (5700 DPI, Maximum in game sensitivity) and a Sony Navigation controller

I play mainly Monday Night Combat, one of the greatest multiplayer game ever in my book.

I was usually getting around 20 kills per game using the controller pad, now I get around 40 kills a game average and I had a 64 kills game yesterday. I also own the game on PC and I can say the control is just as good on the Xbox 360 than on my PC. It tell you the XIM3 is one hell of a device to translate control.

For me, the difference is night and day, I can now finally really enjoy my Xbox 360.

I also tried Call of Duty Black Ops,  I played a few games the XIM3 feel perfect.

Please feel free to add me on your friend list if you play Monday Night Combat or Black Ops, I would enjoy playing with fellow forums members.

My xbox gamertag : Benzito7

N.b. Anychance we can see the name of added profile, example for Monday Night Combat, I always see Bad Company 2 displayed on my Xim, I have to go in the menu under game to know I am really using MNC profile, it is my only complain about the device ! :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: 09190 on 10:27 AM - 02/22/11
So far I've only played Black Ops, as I have little interest playing my other games at the moment.

Fiddling with the sensitivities took some time.  I had been playing with my XIM360 for a few months and had gotten used to the feel.  Trying out the XIM3 made me realize how good the latest Xim360 configs for blacks ops were.

The XIM3 was better, in the sense that I'm a high sens player (relatively I think) and the xim3 seems to have more accuracy with small movements at high sens.  For example I was very comfortable turning and aiming with the xim360 but the minute aiming was a tad more difficult.  Xim3 seems more accurate in that respect.  I do not possess super reflexes so I do not notice the actual difference in lag between the two, but overall the xim3 seems 'tighter'.

I'm playing with the same razer mamba/move combo I played on xim 360.  I did lose one button's functionality but it was one extra button either way.  My mouse DPI is set to 1800 and my sens 16/30 with accel .3.  I might up my secondary sens since it seems slightly slow when ads.

Overall quite happy, with the convenience the xim3 brought me.  I was able to reclaim an old laptop for other uses and the setup time to sit down and play on the xbox went up dramatically. :)

Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Tarkle on 11:04 AM - 02/22/11
Amazing.  I got mine yesterday, 2/21, and I was very pleased in the length of the cord that came with it could reach my comfy seat. 

I didn't have much time to actually play with the XIM3 other than a couple of hours of Black Ops.  It took me a while to get my sensitivity to where I liked.  I'm using the MX518 and I have my primary sens at ~46.  I know that sounds high and it is said to mess with the game and what not, but I use only small wrist movements, so it seems to work and I can turn very very fast and accurate.

I am planning on working on Halo Reach tonight and see if i can get it set up to work as good as possible.  I will have some more time tonight to mess around with it and will update this if I get around to it  :P.

My only concern is with the Madcatz controller I have, when I plug the Mic in it makes quite a bit of noise for no reason.  I'm just using the generic headset that comes with the Xbox, so I'm guessing it's a Madcatz controller thing.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: megadaffy on 11:07 AM - 02/22/11
Opening the Xim3 up I was pretty amazed at how small and lightweight the device is. I was able to flash the firmware/add my smart translators in less than 15 minutes (Well done Obsiv!).

After updating my device it took me about 15 minutes to figure out how I wanted to assign my keys (I use a G500 at 5700 DPI and a Belkin N52te). And another hour or so fiddling with my sensitivity settings while playing multi-player Black Ops (settled at 4.5/14.00 acceleration 0, subject to change while getting everything set perfect). I'm a low sensitivity guy.

I have not played a PC FPS in about 4 years (wife convinced me to stop). I last played for a cal-m team called failsport. I was one of those low sensitivity CS guys who destroyed people with ak/colt. It was very frustrating trying to play XBox with a controller.. I know others can relate.. I went from getting banned from CS servers for "hacking" (which I wasn't), to getting lucky if I got 3 kills with a controller.. I probably spent thousands of hours over 15 years perfecting the art of mouse/keyboard, and now all of that experience was wasted.....

But then I found the Xim3... THANK YOU OBSIV!!

The Xim3 translated VERY well for me, it really feels like a one-to-one ratio for us low sensitivity players (I really could not tell that I wasn't on a PC). I cannot say I was someone who started out playing with 3-1 ratios on BlackOPS (I'm really rusty).. But I was getting even ratios from the get go, and enjoying my controls finally!! By the end of the night I finally figured out a custom class that fit with my play style (previously I wasn't able to do this because I just couldn't enjoy the game), and I went 26-12/22-8/16-4 before I had to go to bed... Really really excited to play tonight!!!

My first impression is this, it's really amazing. Obsiv and team you have done a great job! Thank you so much for providing me a way to play these games with my friends, in a manner that I know how to play. It really has made my year.. I feel like a kid again. :) Thank you!
Title: First Impressions...
Post by: Hanschkolo on 12:02 PM - 02/22/11
Got this yesterday. From order to doorstep was 3 days (including a Sunday) standard mail. Bend to Seattle. With all the shipping issues and billing issues I must say these guys are doing a create job of triaging the orders and making sure they can keep up with volume.

And now that I have used it, it is worth any wait you might be going thru. I am usually very skeptical of this kind of stuff. I figured it would be kinda cool but not really feel like PC. Assumed there would be gitteryness and awkward mouse acceleration. And I totally assumed I’d jump back and forth between gamepad and KB/M thinking I would get tired of dead spots and misses. 
Also, thought for sure even if it did work it would be a configuration headache. I assumed it would take at least an hour to get it even slightly playable.

I WAS WRONG! VERY WRONG!

I just plugged everything it and started it up. Really. It probably took me less than 10 minutes to get the mouse where I wanted it; most of which was the fine tuning. It was totally playable in 2 minutes. While it does take adjusting to get the fine tuning down, if you keep making small changes you will get there easily. The rest of the time was deciding what keys to bind buttons to. I am using a junk keyboard and 10 year old mouse (upgrading to the G13  and G500 soon) and it even works brilliantly with junk hardware.

Thanks OBsIV. This thing is great. And it makes me actually enjoy playing xbox FPS now rather than just being frustrated with control issues.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 03:12 PM - 02/22/11
Make sure you guys download and install the latest firmware, and also update your COD translators manually with the version 2 translators.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Hanschkolo on 05:18 PM - 02/22/11
The firmware available is Beta. I assume the firmware on the device that shipped last week is "Flash Drop 20101119." Concerned about the Beta firmware.

HK
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Uber Pooch on 05:23 PM - 02/22/11
The firmware available is Beta. I assume the firmware on the device that shipped last week is "Flash Drop 20101119." Concerned about the Beta firmware.

HK
The most recent is this one: [url]http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=10169.0[/url but only necessary if you're playing the games that are included. Don't worry about the beta status, it's been installed countless times with no reports of issues/problems.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 05:26 PM - 02/22/11
The latest firmware will always be beta. It includes bug fixes for previous firmware releases. You need to upgrade to the latest beta firmware, and then replace your COD smart translators via xim flash. The new translators fix an acceleration bug that the retail firmware suffers from.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: combo on 06:18 PM - 02/22/11
Amazing Amazing Amazing!!!!

Just as I knew it would be tbh, had xim2 beforehand and was wondering if it would improve the black ops config I had on that (didn't think it could) and can say that is a definite improvement, it just feels tighter.

As for other games, I can now play and truly enjoy halo reach, and also looking forward to being able play some gow3 with a friend.

As an International who got in on the first batch it did take a bit of time to get processed but once it did the shipping time was amazing.

One last note, just to say a massive Thank You to OBsIV and your team, you have created an amazing product that will give me the ability to play games the way that I feel comfortable, Thanks :) :) :D
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Kalgatha on 06:46 PM - 02/22/11
Love my XIM3! Got it in the mail last week and have only been able to play with it a few hours unfortunately. I believe that the quantity of tests my professors deem necessary is directly proportional to my desire to play video games. and since that little box came in my desire has increased exponentially. I'm no pro by any means, but the very first game I played with my XIM3 i was able to go positive 2 on a game of halo (18/16 KD). Normally I have a -15. which is why i almost never played halo, or any other console game for that matter. Once i have a little more time to let up all the buttons the way that I like fully and get over the very slight learning curve associated with the transition i'll be able to keep up with my friends! =D Thanks OBsIV for such a great product!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: bandiger on 08:07 PM - 02/22/11
I've been playing around with the xim3 on my PS3 with the killzone 3 demo. WOW!!! This thing plays better than using xim1 or even the fragnstein. I'm so impressed, plus its easy to adjust settings on the fly. Just wow, great work!!! Thank you for releasing such an awesome piece of kit here :D
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: bulaman on 10:39 PM - 02/22/11
xim3 is awesome. I am thumb-tarded when it comes to first person shooters. Been playing on PC for ever. Seems like everyone I know has an xbox and only play xbox...I can now play with them and not feel like a total gimp. XIM3 has made my xbox awesome!!!!

+ Case is nice, like the rubber-plastic and angled shape
+ Interface is very intuitive, I love the profile switching for parts of the game where you need greater sensitivity.
+ made me less of a gimp in black ops

Conclusion, XIM3 is a simple use and has a nice clean interface and outward appearance. It works well with m razer lachesis mouse and logitech g13.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: novakane on 08:55 AM - 02/23/11
i got my xim3 on saturday and was so eager to get started with it.

at first, i set it up ( well what i thought was set up ) and it was laggy and horrible, so delayed i almost thought about selling it. after i read everything properly and did what i was supposed to do, and then with a setpoint update (which i didnt thing would work) i can honestly say it feels almost identical to a pc. i can flick shoot, i can do full spins... i am 100% satisfied with the xim. i still get raped from behind and camped out, but head to head battles, i win 80% of them. im still getting used to the feel of it but i cant believe how well this product works. i would have spent double to get this thing. my live name is " cv Vapor ". add me, lets get some games!

oh, i have to make a second config for rc cars tho, i can only drive in straight lines atm lol
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: dethic on 02:45 PM - 02/23/11
Just received my new XIM3.  Bought it Monday nite, shipped Tuesday...FedEX just hit my door with the box.  Gotta love living 4 hours from the Shipping location.  THANKS DUDES!!!

Cant wait to unplug my XIM2 and see what this baby does...
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: jaytrajik on 03:44 PM - 02/23/11
Hi guys, I just ordered my XIM3 and it should get here tomorrow. Any suggestions on mice/keyboards that work flawlessly with the XIM3? Anything I should stay away from?

I'm mostly going to be playing BFBC2 and BlackOps.

Thanks
shawn1224
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 03:46 PM - 02/23/11
Hi guys, I just ordered my XIM3 and it should get here tomorrow. Any suggestions on mice/keyboards that work flawlessly with the XIM3? Anything I should stay away from?

I'm mostly going to be playing BFBC2 and BlackOps.

Thanks
shawn1224

Thanks guys. Let's keep the feedback coming, and please if you have a comment on their feedback please post your comment in this thread:

http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=8860.0
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Gaz_w on 04:36 PM - 02/23/11
I've had my xim since monday and i'm back on the learning curve of playing with kb/m after years on the controller.

Every game i play i'm improving and the accuracy with the mouse is immense, it's nearly headshots at will!! Its great to be a xim noob!!! :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: rtmoose on 07:26 PM - 02/23/11
Ok ... So I'm 7 hours in... Already level 37 ...

When I first plugged it in I thought there was a slight issue where slow movements were too slow and fast too fast ... But I was wrong.. I upped the sens (18.5/32/0 accel) on my [email protected] dpi.. And it's glorious.. Fine aiming is beautiful..

One caveat though: on my xim1 if I set the sens to a million (eg) and whipped my mouse around it would spin as fast as the game allowed for as long as I moved my mouse.. On xim3 when you get the black dot it does slow down...

Anyway it's a ten cause I don't need to move my mouse that fast..

Signed out today after a few rounds with a full ximmer party.. Kdr: 3.0.. w/l: 2.0 = as per my prediction

Lol
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: inc77 on 07:55 PM - 02/23/11
Received my XIM 3 on Monday and so far having a blast!

The thing is small and light.  Vertically and horizontally its about the size of an iPhone.  The USB connections are a bit tight, but that should loosen up after a few uses.  There's no visible buttons (except for the small pinhole reset button to put it into PC mode).  Its very well built and feels very solid and doesn't feel like some cheap toy.  I love it!

Navigating the XIM 3 is a breeze.  The LCD is nice and bright and the directions are pretty straightforward.  The amount of customization you can do on setting sensitivity and such is amazing.  It's basically PC gaming on the couch with an Xbox 360.  Amazing!

So far I've only played Bad Company 2, Halo Reach, and COD: BO with my XIM.  It definitely is a game changer.  I always preferred COD over Halo Reach, but with the XIM, I am actually enjoying Reach more (I don't know why).  Playing Reach with a KB/Mouse combo has a whole different feel and is something everyone should try.  My K/D ratio has gone up and it has improved my game a lot.  XIM 3 is well worth every cent!

Oh and for giggles, here is my setup... lol
(http://inc77.shackspace.com/photo.JPG)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: sKRiLLeX on 09:12 PM - 02/23/11
I want it so bad, i´m really looking foward to test it!!

Anyway i´m so @#$% good without it!!! I will love it, like my Tritton AX Pro!!!

(http://g.bfbcs.com/3345/360_AeS%20I%20obsO.png)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Scroggin on 10:52 PM - 02/23/11
Had mine for a couple of days. I really can't say anything anyone else already hasn't said. I love this thing. I have been using the XIM2 for a long time and this thing is well worth the upgrade IMO. All the functionality of the XIM2 with awesome smart translators and an incredible interface/design. Looking forward to more firmware drops as more options are added and more smart translators.

Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: modwarfare on 12:10 AM - 02/24/11
So I have now had a couple days with my xim3 with the g13 and g500 and I am loving it I can actually snipe now in black ops. the game is more fun then it has been with a controller. the only thing I can't get used to is reach with it. I am equally as good on reach with a controller. great device I can't wait to have more time to spend playing games that I havent tried yet
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 02:08 AM - 02/24/11
the only thing I can't get used to is reach with it.

Check out the threads on the improved Reach Smart Translator. It's in testing -- you are welcome to try it out.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Gowon on 02:15 AM - 02/24/11
I've been playing around with the xim3 on my PS3 with the killzone 3 demo. WOW!!! This thing plays better than using xim1 or even the fragnstein. I'm so impressed, plus its easy to adjust settings on the fly. Just wow, great work!!! Thank you for releasing such an awesome piece of kit here :D
I want to try mine on the PS3; how'd you do it?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: kgb125 on 07:42 AM - 02/24/11
received today in Germany. And I must say its  awesome.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: fishguts366 on 11:44 AM - 02/24/11
it is absolutely amazing, got it in, updated it, played modern warfare 2 on stock settings from the translator just changed my buttons around. first game i played on vacant the other team didnt know weather to sh** or go blind, got a nuke first game with an intervention with 1 man army so it was all intervention kills, my harrier got me 1 kill and chopper gunner 2 because they were all inside. so yes it was the xim3 and an intervention all the way. it is just so perfect and smooth even compared to the xim2

THANKS OBsIV!!! < you made something great even better yet again!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: r00 on 11:47 AM - 02/24/11
Picked up a XIM3 last week on one of the mornings that the store was open for 5 minutes.  Received it last night, eagerly tearing apart the package.  What a beautiful piece of work! Congrats to the team for such an outstanding product.

I was a PC kb/m gamer for the longest time, starting with Wolf3D, and hitting my stride in the Quake trilogy. I played Rail Only games for the longest time in Q2/Q3A, so my twitch reflex and accuracy is high. I found that my XIM3 settings, along with the MX518, helped me really fixate on an opponent quicker. It is still going to take me some time to get used to kb/m gaming again and bringing up my accuracy and actually remember my bindings in the heat of battle, but hot @#$%, it's an amazing piece of hardware/software.  Kudos!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Zen on 11:48 AM - 02/24/11
Not first impressions but it just gets better and better (6 days with it now). I cant quite believe the XIM3 is real, its such a well put together piece of hardware you must be extremely proud of your self OBsIV. Its an absolute joy to tinker with and I'm crying tears of pure joy every time I use it. Having been stuck on a pad for 2 years I feel liberated again and its an amazing feeling. Its completely got me hyped for gaming and the magic is back for me.

Thank you so much OBsIV :D

Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: rayvhen on 12:25 PM - 02/24/11
So I have had two days and about 4-5 hours of time to play around with the XIM.

Setup was fairly simple setup on the computer.
Managing my config was easy to setup and change on the fly.

First impression in private game was absolutely fantastic. I felt that I would just tear people apart like the good ol days of CS. (I played some CS over the past week to remember how things worked and was normally in the top 3 even after years without playing). Everything felt accurate and I love the fact that I could look around comfortably now (when using a controller sens is at 1 due to my inability to use a controller to aim and looking around was annoyingly slow).

However...
Once I got into gaming online the rush of having a XIM soon faded as I cannot seem to make any of the quick twitch shots im used to with CS. I am running a 1600 DPI mouse with XIM sensitivity at 62.00/100.00.

Aiming while much MUCH more comfortable on a m/kb is still a chore for me. The transition from hip to ADS is confusing and seems innacurate most times (almost as if ADS causes a hiccup or a skip in aiming).
I would swear I have someone center mass and when I ADS I seem to be aiming about two steps to his left or right.

I have never been a console person, got an XBOX only once I learned of XIM3 so I can finally play with my friends. Is this just something that is different in the way the console handles things? Or perhaps just the game?

I feel that with practice im sure I can get used to it. I was just wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same and/or has figured out how to overcome this ADS issue. The sensitivity in both normal and while in ADS is fine, its just the transition to ADS that really throws me off and gets me killed before I can readjust my aim.

I understand that its not going to be just like a PC. I dont expect it to.

Overall I would say this product is definitely worth it for anyone looking for a m/kb on the xbox. The fact that I can finally play an FPS on the xbox with my friends and enjoy myself far outways the aiming issue (which I believe will be overcome with practice and/or tweaking). Using a controller made any FPS I tried just a chore and not in the least bit enjoyable.

Thank you OBsIV for allowing me to once again enjoy playing FPS games with all my friends that have moved to xbox!!!!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 12:33 PM - 02/24/11
Thanks for the feedback. There are threads about the best way to handle ADS: a separate smart translator or a delay option to compensate for the ingame switch before applying secondary sensitivity. Your feedback would be appreciated.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: rtmoose on 12:42 PM - 02/24/11
Thanks for the feedback. There are threads about the best way to handle ADS: a separate smart translator or a delay option to compensate for the ingame switch before applying secondary sensitivity. Your feedback would be appreciated.

Sorry couldn't find the thread.. I would ask for a 125 ms delay ... and please if you CAN improve on the ads with a specific key-activated ST it would be amazing (the only complaint I've had across all XIMs I've used has been the aim-assist slowdown screwing up my crosshair movement while in ADS) I've always had to find a happy medium between long range accuracy and the ability to compensate for the aim slowdown while caught in aim-assist

Thanks!!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: kayoussoldier on 07:40 PM - 02/24/11
First impression.....WOW.

Flashed latest update, replace BO smart translator, hooked everything up, spent like 10 minutes dialing in my settings, and that was it. I was owning people right off the bat. I was playing BO on PC to get some "practice" in before I got my XIM and it feels almost exactly the same with the XIM on Xbox. Incredibly simple device interface and very nice design and build quality.

First match was Gun Game. I won in under 3 minutes, 2nd place score had only 9 kills. After that I played...

TDM - 19-3
TDM - 24-7
TDM - 17-8

My KD with a pad was 2.22, it's over 3 so far with the XIM.

OBsIV, you have done an absolutely incredible job with this. Despite my low post count I have been following the XIM3 project since the start and it was well worth the wait. If I'm ever anywhere near Bend, OR I seriously owe you a beer.

Some crappy quality game footage with the XIM 3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9d48l_ipSw
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: SiNister on 10:40 PM - 02/24/11
Took me a couple of hours to mess around with the primary and secondary sensitivities but its working pretty well now.

Only problem i get is with the ADS like most people, it feels inaccurate when going into ads. I'd say ADS is about 0.95:1 ratio compared with a mouse.

Havent really gotten that MUCH better from controller. But I think i still need to get used to the xim3's translation.

Anyway cant really find any ADS help in this forum there is too much noise.. Can any give me the thread with this?



 
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 11:00 PM - 02/24/11
Consenus is that a BO ADS Smart Translator should be created along with a customizable Switcher delay to compensate for the ADS look mechanic delay.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: easy10pins on 11:24 PM - 02/24/11
As a 40 Year Old Gamer, (retired Navy 22 year veteran), with the reflexes of a 3-Toed Sloth, I must say that the XIM3 has stepped my game up in BLOPs. 

Very easy to set up as per the included instructions, followed by a few searches in the forums to get my settings right (and a cursing run to Wal-Mart for a USB keyboard), I was up and raging in about 15 minutes.

As great as this product is, what are the chances of a larger company swooning the XIMINITE Creationary with baller type dollars for the rights to it?

I am presently using:

Logitech G9X Mouse
Logitech K120 Keyboard
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: SiNister on 11:27 PM - 02/24/11
Consenus is that a BO ADS Smart Translator should be created along with a customizable Switcher delay to compensate for the ADS look mechanic delay.

Oh nice sounds like this thing just gets better and better which is awesome. This is what you get with such a great community.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Centium on 12:33 AM - 02/25/11
I got my XIM3 about 2 weeks ago, and I freakin love this thing.  I never expected it to perform THIS well.  I hate playing FPS's with sticks, and have always been a KB/M player.  After tweaking the settings on the XIM3 to my liking and finding the right hardware setup, my scores in almost every FPS I play online have doubled.  I used to go 15-8 on BLOPS TDM.  Now I average 30-3 in most games.  Also, the games are a hell of a lot more fun to play when you aren't frustrated with crappy controller aiming.

The only issue I have with this device is when using Killstreaks in BLOPS, it's simply impossible to use the KB/M.  It as if my sensitivity dropped to 0.00.  I make full mouse sweeps across my mouse pad to have my crosshair in a Gunship move 10 pixels.  At which point I have to quickly pick up the controller and play that way till I finish the Killstreak.

Other than that, the only problem is that my friends don't wanna play with me anymore because they insist I'm cheating.  :\
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: BlackDeath on 07:50 AM - 02/25/11
Ok just got my xim yesterday.  I already had my G500 configured for 5700dpi only - polling rate 125hz.  Plugged in the G500 and K120 keyboard - plugged xim into  xbox - powered on xbox. 

Xim would not recognize the keyboard - big "?" on the screen - also I'm using x41 headphones and while they are plugged into the wired controller (connected to the xim) my microphone would not work.

So I started to freak out a little and decided I'll update to the latest beta firmware.  This resolved both issues.  However there was some unexpected results afterward.  After the firmware update I plugged everything back into the xim (into their preferred ports) plugged the xim into the xbox, powered on the xbox, and the xim would light up then go blank!  With the xbox on I had to remove and reattach the xim for it to stay on.

After all that it worked flawless.  I'm currently using 7.50/9.00 sensitivity in Black Ops with 0.0 acceleration.  I'm very pleased with overall gameplay but I still need to tweak aim down sight - I wish they wouldn't have setup the game to be so f'n slow in this view - I hate it!

I did see a few quirks while playing - I have the controls setup like the default keyboard controls in Battle Field 2 for PC - typical WADS but holding shift sprints.  I noticed several times while sprinting I could release the mapped key (shift) and I'd still be sprinting.  There are no other mappings for sprint.

Like any new product you're going to have a few things to polish but overall I'm quite satisfied.

I do wish the usb cable from xim to xbox were longer - I'm assuming any cable with the correct connectors will work?  Or even a usb extension cable? 

edit: I forgot the best part - very first time playing with xim - FIRST BLOOD VIA HEADSHOT BABY!

I'm not terribly good at BLOPS but I was only averaging like 5 kills before now I'm doubling that as well as reducing my deaths.  It certainly helps but I'm still victim to my internet connection.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: rtmoose on 08:02 AM - 02/25/11

I did see a few quirks while playing - I have the controls setup like the default keyboard controls in Battle Field 2 for PC - typical WADS but holding shift sprints.  I noticed several times while sprinting I could release the mapped key (shift) and I'd still be sprinting.  There are no other mappings for sprint.


in COD games you dont have to hold the sprint key you will continue to sprint until you release your movement key
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: BlackDeath on 08:05 AM - 02/25/11

I did see a few quirks while playing - I have the controls setup like the default keyboard controls in Battle Field 2 for PC - typical WADS but holding shift sprints.  I noticed several times while sprinting I could release the mapped key (shift) and I'd still be sprinting.  There are no other mappings for sprint.


in COD games you dont have to hold the sprint key you will continue to sprint until you release your movement key

ahhhh ok thx moose!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Dangermouse on 10:03 AM - 02/25/11
What is ADS?  Im guessing its when your zooming in?

Cheers Chris
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: ErikwithaK on 10:05 AM - 02/25/11
What is ADS?  Im guessing its when your zooming in?

Cheers Chris

Yes.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Massicor on 01:27 PM - 02/25/11
got mine today and im dissapointed...nowhere near as good as i thought it would be .
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 01:33 PM - 02/25/11
got mine today and im dissapointed...nowhere near as good as i thought it would be .

Hmmm, you can't really say that without specifics. What is it that you didn't like?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: g00s3 on 01:35 PM - 02/25/11
This thing is amazing.  I was a long time PC gamer and just this past Xmas, got an Xobx with kinect for the fam!  (right, the fam!)  Anyway, I haven't played on the PC for quite some time now as soon as I found out about the XIM3 and it's abilities.  I figured there were going to be differences and from what I was able to read prior to buying helped me not want to play on the PC.  I am primarily CoD, and was playing of course with the controller until I received my XIM3.  When I got my XIM3 and got it all set up, it took me some time to get the hang of the kb/m again, but I can say that I AM THRILLED!  I was so frakin bad with the controller, my personal friends would avoid playing with me so to not loose matches since I was going 3/24 kd!  It was bad.  One of my friends came over the other day and saw my new set up and wanted to see me play, I joined a game in progress and went 16/2!  He couldn't believe it.  That is not the norm for me, but was so glad he was there to see what a major difference the XIM3 has made!  Thanks guys for all your hard work and this BRILLIANT product! 
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Maneak on 02:12 PM - 02/25/11
g00s3:

This sound great. I can not wait to get my hands on the one I order. I have trolled this site for months now.
And to pop in on wed and order one at 1:20 p.m I was just taking back on how easy it went ordering wise. I told all my work buddies about the Xim  early that day and to get one as fast as I did is just crazy.

I would like to thank everyone that helped with the XIM3 Push.

Hats off to you guys.

M
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Massicor on 02:16 PM - 02/25/11
well ..for me ...iv messed around with settings for ages now on mw2 ..and cant seem to get a good sensitvity that feels smooth and is also very quick ..feels sluggish ...cant bind crouch/prone to different buttons ..ADS is messed up ..these are just a few...i use mx518 mouse:)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 02:20 PM - 02/25/11
well ..for me ...iv messed around with settings for ages now on mw2 ..and cant seem to get a good sensitvity that feels smooth and is also very quick ..feels sluggish ...cant bind crouch/prone to different buttons ..ADS is messed up ..these are just a few...i use mx518 mouse:)

Please start another thread so this can be discussed further. There is no reason your setup shouldn't be responding like all the videos you are seeing from the community.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Massicor on 03:12 PM - 02/25/11
just threw my xim in the bin ..and smashed my mx518 up ....thats how dissapointed i am with the xim ...
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: sebastian9 on 03:15 PM - 02/25/11
just threw my xim in the bin ..and smashed my mx518 up ....thats how dissapointed i am with the xim ...

lol... why don't you do what was already suggested, and make a new thread.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Massicor on 03:15 PM - 02/25/11
yes... lol..
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: g00s3 on 03:16 PM - 02/25/11
just threw my xim in the bin ..and smashed my mx518 up ....thats how dissapointed i am with the xim ...

Joking?  Sure hope so!  If not, let me know, I will buy it from you.  I want one for travel purposes. 
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Massicor on 03:19 PM - 02/25/11
make a new thread for what reason ? i followed all the videos ..i even tried a lot of things of my own ..all failed ..mouse is smashed up anyways and the other mouse i have wont work with xim ..so tossed xim in the bin .
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: sebastian9 on 03:25 PM - 02/25/11
make a new thread for what reason ? i followed all the videos ..i even tried a lot of things of my own ..all failed ..mouse is smashed up anyways and the other mouse i have wont work with xim ..so tossed xim in the bin .

A series of unfortunate events.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Massicor on 03:41 PM - 02/25/11
think ill buy a logitech g500
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 03:47 PM - 02/25/11
make a new thread for what reason ? i followed all the videos ..i even tried a lot of things of my own ..all failed ..mouse is smashed up anyways and the other mouse i have wont work with xim ..so tossed xim in the bin .

No offense, but, posts like this are useless to us. If you read and watch everyone else's experience you may actually figure out that the experience you are having is incorrect/not typical. You are being offered assistence, but, sounds like are you not capable of receiving it, so, not sure what else can be done for you.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Massicor on 03:54 PM - 02/25/11
i read basicly every post on this forums obsiv ..and take what everyone says into account ..thats why im gonna buy the g500 and take that xim out the bin and have another go.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 04:02 PM - 02/25/11
People are very happy with their MX518s with their XIM3. But, yes, there is huge difference between 1800dpi and 5700dpi. You do realize that when you plug in your MX518 it defaults to 400dpi right?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: DOF on 04:02 PM - 02/25/11
I've been playing on the PC since... well since the PC. (i'm an old guy).
I just received my XIM3 2 days ago and I am blown away by the XIM3!!!

What I did throw away was my XFSP that I used to "try" and play M/Kb on the xbox.

I'm using the G500 and G15 Kb and it's darn near like playing on the PC...
I followed the advice here and setup everything pretty basic and tweak a little.
It's FREAKIN AWSUME!!!!!   Highly recommend the G500.

Great job OBsIV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: thebeelzebub on 04:06 PM - 02/25/11
i read basicly every post on this forums obsiv ..and take what everyone says into account ..thats why im gonna buy the g500 and take that xim out the bin and have another go.

Try out my mouse setup guide. And be sure to remember what Obsiv just said about your mx518 defaulting to 400dpi. Every time you plug the MX518 into the XIM3, you must hit the increase DPI button a few times until it goes up to the 1800 DPI setting.

http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=10479.0
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: lucky on 04:15 PM - 02/25/11
make a new thread for what reason ? i followed all the videos ..i even tried a lot of things of my own ..all failed ..mouse is smashed up anyways and the other mouse i have wont work with xim ..so tossed xim in the bin .
He wants you to start a thread where the focus will be on helping you solve the problem?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Lucca on 07:44 PM - 02/25/11
Well i have received and setup my XIM3 today.  My first impressions cannot be expressed properly though text.  What a polished and easy to use device.  Setup was surprisingly fast.  The user interface is incredibly simple and easy to use.  Best of all the product delivers.  I just enjoyed playing for about an hour.  Im probably going to screw about with the settings, but i hardly think i have to.

I tip my hat to the XIM team. 

Thank you. 
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Gowon on 07:53 PM - 02/25/11
The XIM3 has been great to me for the last 2 days. Been tinkering with the sensitivity and such because I still get that "deadzone" indicator on the display when I swipe the mouse really fast. I'm using the MX 518 and have no problems with it so far. I did an unboxing yesterday, watch it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7yVY_sTJQI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7yVY_sTJQI)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: slayersteve on 10:39 PM - 02/25/11
You do realize that when you plug in your MX518 it defaults to 400dpi right?

gonna take a stab and guess "no"?

that said, I had difficulty getting MX518 to feel "right" too, fortunately I also have a G500, G700 and a G9 and the G500 and G700 are freakin magic. (didn't bother trying the G9 yet, don't like it and wouldn't use it anyway)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: rob3d on 08:36 AM - 02/26/11
I've been using the xim3 for a week now and all I have to say is WOW.  This is exactly what I hoped for from this device.  It was easy to setup, I was up and running in about 20 mins.  Aiming is smooth and responsive, to me it felt EXACTLY like a PC.  It's really the 1st time I've ever enjoyed playing an FPS on a console (Black ops). 

I used to play on the PC about 4 or 5 years ago and I was decent, not as pro as some of the members here but I could hold my own.  Then the xbox 360 came along and nobody I knew really wanted to play on the PC anymore.  I would begrudgingly buy FPS after FPS playing with the gamepad which at first I HATED, but grew to tolerate.  I'd always think to myself though "#%$* if i had a mouse I'd of made that shot."  I'd play them sparingly because I always felt handicapped by the gamepad.  The second I started using the xim3 everything changed.  All the old pc skills started to creep back in. I went from .45 or .75 kdr to an average 1.7 for the week.  I'm steadily getting better.  I even went 30-10 for the 1st time last night.  I've found myself sneaking in a couple of games before going to work which I've NEVER done before with any game. 

Above all else the xim3 just makes me feel comfortable playing on a console.  As a side note the ability to use the Sony Nav along side the xim was a stroke of genius.  The only good thing about the gamepad was analog directional movement, and this setup gives you the best of both worlds. 

Basically I'm Extremely happy with this purchase and I'd recommend to anyone who is still on the fence about it to just go ahead and buy the xim.  If you've ever played with a mouse and keyboard before your gonna love it. 
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: dethic on 08:40 AM - 02/26/11
Well after about 4 days of fine tuning the Xim3 id have to say..I LOVE THIS THING!!!  IT was a little confusing the first day as far as getting my sensitivities setup right.  Had some confusion as far as what my Mouse's actual DPI was.  Once i figured the math out. WHOA man! Love it love it!  One a side and somewhat idiotic note,  the whole time i had the Xim2 i never knew what secondary sensitivity did....or there was even a key to activate it.  Amazing the things you can learn if you read for a few hours. THX Again XIM3 folks...
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: be_ on 11:08 AM - 02/26/11
after waiting for a few adapters to arrive, I have finally been able to try this out. all I can really say is Perfection. I'm just in awe and would rather go back to playing but wanna say thank you so much XIM3 Team. I'm playing CoD4 and from the XIM2 to 3, this new one actually feels smoother to me and I love how easy the interface is to edit. Press the controller key, press the keyboard key. The first time I read that I was asking myself, "No way, just like that?" sure enough it was that simple. AWESOME!

Thank you so much!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: CodeFuzion on 12:54 PM - 02/26/11
(Posted here as per previous thread)

Obsiv and team,

I want to thank you and your team.

You have made my xbox 360 feel like a new console launch, you have made my old games feel new and fun again. I know Microsoft was treating the Kinect, and Sony the Move, as a new console launch. But honestly, while the kinect is fun with a party of people; it didn't make me feel like everything is brand new, only fleeting fun.

I really enjoy my Xim3. I have spent hours playing old and new games again, tweaking sensitivities, rebinding buttons to fit my play-style, not what the game designers decided for me. I am just genially enjoying my games again.

I may not be toping the leader-boards or even the score board everytime, but it has allow me to play the games I own on my own terms, and in my own way. Smart Translations really make the game work with a mouse. I am honestly blown away with how well it all works.  And its future potential. I truly enjoy my purchase, and could not go back to a controller with FPS games even if I was forced to. I think I would just not play if I was forced. The fact that you supported the Sony Nav controller so soon, shows that you are making it what is most comfortable for the gamer. It all works beautifully.

So thank you again for this product, I feel as though I am going through a console launch for Xbox 360 all over again.

CodeFuzion
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Dusk on 03:39 PM - 02/26/11
Got my XIM3 yesterday, flashed to the newest beta firmware and loaded the new translators first thing.  I spent 15 minutes in a private match setting up the button binds and sensitivity, felt too slow till I realized I'd forgotten to raise the in-game sensitivity to 10. (doh!)  Fixed that and set the sensitivities on the XIM quickly then jumped into a quick combat training round.  A bit more sensitivity tweaking and 25 minutes after opening the package I was playing TDM online.  Of course I got rolled the first two matches because I kept forgetting where I'd bound the buttons to, 3rd match I was back to my usual KDR and fourth match was great!  I'm already doing better on average than I ever have and removing the frustation of aiming with the controller made the game so much more enjoyable for me. 

Overall first impression?  This thing is pure magic.  I tend to be wary of claims on any product till I can test it myself and I expected a lot of gotchas, the performance of the XIM3 has blown away my expectations.  It's still not going to make you a god in whatever your favorite game is unless you already have the skill (I'm definitely not that good yet) but if you find yourself losing a lot of matchups where you had the tactical advantage due to bad aim with the thumbsticks like me it will make a big difference.  Even if I hadn't gotten a single bit better it was still worth it for how much more fun I have playing now.  Huge thanks to OBsIV and the XIM team, I no longer feel like I'm getting a second rate experience to play with my friends on the 360.

I've told my console friends for a long time that the left half of a controller and a mouse would be the ultimate combination for FPS, well, with the support for the PS3 navigation controller I have that now and I definitely think I was right.  ;D
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: thomas on 08:27 PM - 02/26/11
alrighty well ive had my xim3 for about a week now. Got the move nav controller and a g700. i love it. and no i just got my adapter today for xbox to vga. im lovin it ;D
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: ocz on 07:58 PM - 02/27/11
Right my turn!.

I am 26 years old and i always have been a pc player. My first console and last until a month ago was a mega drive back in 1992, so as a very active pc player 12 days played on black ops and 800 hours on BC2 i had to have that pc feeling or it would put me off.

So i have been using my xim for almost 2 weeks now and i have to say this is the shi.t brothers and sisters.

Really ez to set up, jumped into private match and spend a few minutes tweaking here and there, but for some reason i could not get it to feel like i was playing on my pc with a mx518, so i bought a g500 and oh boy what a @#$% difference  i had finally get that pc feel .

I would like to thank Obsiv and his team for all the hard work and for this amazing piece of art.

g500 at 5700 dpi
7.20/10.58
acceleration 0.20
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 08:58 PM - 02/27/11
g500 at 5700 dpi
7.20/10.58
acceleration 0.20


Hey, I noticed you're using accel. Have you upgraded your translator? It should have a -2 after it's name as shown in my signature.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Cool_Breeze on 09:45 PM - 02/27/11
OK.

Received the XIM3 today, and WOW.

Simple to update, simple to install, simple to configure.  And Smooooooooooooth to play with.

Only had 45 mins at lunch time to have a play but Im already impressed with it. 

The color screen is a breeze to see and all the instructions are simple and easy to follow.


edit:  Just played 5 games in a row and nothing under a KD of 2... loving this XIM3
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Au1d Yin on 03:26 AM - 02/28/11
OK.

Received the XIM3 today, and WOW.

Simple to update, simple to install, simple to configure.  And Smooooooooooooth to play with.

Only had 45 mins at lunch time to have a play but Im already impressed with it. 

The color screen is a breeze to see and all the instructions are simple and easy to follow.


edit:  Just played 5 games in a row and nothing under a KD of 2... loving this XIM3

Really pleased you got one at last  ;D .......never heard you moaning once m8.. 8)
 
 (unlike us whining pommies who got one on the first day lol )
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Cool_Breeze on 06:27 AM - 02/28/11
No point whinging... Wasn't going to get to me any quicker... Love this thing.... Simply is the most precise, smooth and configurable xbox360 keyboad and mouse adapter ever !

Great work OBs and team, love it
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Danger_10025 on 07:40 AM - 02/28/11
WOW!!!!!!

I've been playing alot the past week and a have and been to lazy to post, since I'm having fun again. Like many here I've been a PC FPS gamer since 1997. I've been trying to get use to console FPS since the PS3 came out, just couldn't get the hang of controller play. The XIM3 Team has brought back FPS gaming for us PC gamers on a console. Thanks for all you guys hard work and dedication for all us gamers. I wish you guys all the success that you guys deserve.


Thanks,
Danger_10025
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: djsarmed on 11:32 AM - 02/28/11
I dont like writing on forums but I wanted to say somthing about my first impression...

The first thing I noticed was there is no MADE IN CHINA wording... :D

Ive used it through out the weekend and im still messing with the settings for my picky standards.

This thing is awsome.. My play style is shoot from the hip and keep on running, thats probly why I never have those outstanding Killstreaks... It makes correcting my aim extremly easy..

Thanks to all the developers for such a well made product, and the patience it took to deal with me and the other eager customers....

Keep praying for easier days to come..
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: cornf13x on 01:21 PM - 02/28/11
Just got my XIM3 this morning and had enough time to configure it and try out a few games before I go to bed. WOW!! This is amazing. I would put it right on PAR with the PC. I've prestiged to lvl 13 in BlackOps on the pc and have played  Blops on the PC at least 4 times a weeks since it's release date. I have a slight learning curve on the XIM, but once I get a couple more hours in, I'm sure I'll be good to go.

Thank you for making this product. It has met/exceeded all of my expectations.

My gear:
g5
wolfking warrior
Gamestop controller

One thing I will note...it definitely cared about which port I put the controller into. When I put it in the port closest to the USB connector to the xbox, it would power on, then power off. When I put it in the port furthest away from the usb connector to the xbox, it worked just fine.

Once again...thanks!! I will put up a follow up post in here after I get some play time on it this weekend.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Jacob P41N on 02:22 PM - 02/28/11
Very lovely piece of hardware, configuring is easy, remapping controls is easy...
However when i first plugged in the XIM it was configured for soutpaw LOLZ, was aiming with WASD and moving with mouse until i kicked myself and figured out how to change it...

Sniping on halo reach is just ridiculously easy with the xim3

Absolutely love the product, would buy again if i had to.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Alexia on 04:02 PM - 02/28/11
Testing now.

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Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Laustimus on 04:03 PM - 02/28/11
Mouse gamer since Space Quest 1 on my grandads Mac 128K. Guys this thing is AWESOME!

I gave up beating Call of Duty 2 and Black ops on Veteran difficulty on 360, I got my Xim 3 on Friday and finished both of them this weekend on Veteran, still hard games but man ten times easier for me compared to controller.

I have a Logitech 518, for CoD2 and BO I set my 518's DPI to 1800, in game sensitivity to 10 and set Acceleration to 0 and my sensitivity to 39.00/49.00 and it works perfect.

Thanks a bunch guys, you made FPS on consoles playable for me now :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Jon_Jon on 08:08 PM - 02/28/11
I feel mine some sort of slight delays, can say like XIM2 still. 
Been tweaking mine for the whole day, but still can't make it closer
to PC feel.  At the meantime, I'm only playing Call of Duty:  Black Ops.

I have the following combo:

MS official Wired controller + Razer Nostromo + Razer 3.5G Deathadder (5600 3500 DPI version)

Done the following;

1.  In razer deathadder software;
    a. Set polling rate to 125Hz
    b. Set DPI to 5600 3500
    c. Applied the changes and saved it.

2.  In nostromo, set up config as default (not important I guess).

3.  Updated my XIM3 to the latest firmware (ver 20110220) as well as the latest
    Smart Translations.

4.  In XIM3, I configured my Black Ops config as follows;
    a.  Smart Translation:  Call of Duty Black Ops v2
    b.  Translator:  Smart
    c.  Pri / Sec sensitivity:  30 / 35
    d.  Acceleration:  0.06 (I preferred not to have, but kind of playing around at the meantime
        with this parameter for the tweaking).
 
In the instructional video, Don (or Donskii) uses relatively low sensitivity with a G500 5700 DPI.
But his movement are way speedier than what I have with the following settings.

Is there anything I'm doing wrong.

Really need your kind advise guys....
(Please show some kindness & politeness)....
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 08:40 PM - 02/28/11
Yes, this doesn't sound right (that sensitivity for that DPI).
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 08:57 PM - 02/28/11
JonJon, are you sure it has a -2 inside of the config? See my signature for a reference. Please open a support thread so we can discuss this further.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Noquarter on 07:40 AM - 03/01/11
Had for over a week now so time for some feedback.  Been playing exclusively on BFBC2.  Firstly used my old MX518 1600 DPI with N52TE plugged in through an old wired madcatz controller using Earforce X11's. 

Must say that I initially had a ton of problems - N52TE not recognized at start up and XIM3 not connecting to the PC for the updates etc.  Solved by switching to another USB cable and plugging repluggin in etc.  Once in the game the MX518 felt kind of slow and cumbersome and the mic quality through the madcatz controller was terrible.  Not only that but 3 years of xbox controller use had somewhat eroded my keyboard skills and I was having a terrible time remembering button assignment under pressure.

Bit the bullet and puchased a G500 and Nav.  Since then its been absolutely great.  Have tweaked the sensibility to my liking (18.00 / 21.75 zero acceleration) and its almost 100% PC like.  The Nav works very well and is comfortable and the G500 contains all the extra buttons you need.  In Vietnam last night I almost felt sorry for the opposition as I was able to almost use the AK as a sniper rifle picking people off from incredible distance.  Had to actually tone it down a bit to stop people rage quitting.  In short - highly recomended.

Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Z0mbi3 on 04:50 PM - 03/01/11
Got mine yesterday :) What can I say but pure bliss!! Great job! I've only tried BC2 so far. Can't wait to try some other games soon. Now if I can just convert my old pc clan buddies.

Thank you Xim team for all the long, long hours and hard work.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: kh2pro on 08:36 PM - 03/01/11
Got mine today ^^ My first impression: my cellphone weighs more than this thing...lol, was it really worth $150? XD

(rhetorical question, yes it is worth it.)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: wat on 10:30 PM - 03/01/11
this paired with a high dpi mouse like the G500 = 99.99% PC like. couldn't be happier! im beating my friends BADLY now! before i had hardly a chance! well worth it :D
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: wiNNEBAGO on 06:46 AM - 03/02/11
So I just got my xim3 today and thought I would come on to share my initial responses.

First, I'm using my G500 mouse and K120 keyboard.

The setup took a little chunk of time at first.  I had to update the firmware and import the newer version of the COD:BO thing..  that all went smoothly in the end.

Next thing I did was started up a private match of Black Ops so I could run around and get my keys bound.  After getting most of my buttons bound, I began running around just randomly shooting.  I came across an issue with having buttons bound to copy / paste on my G500 that I used to use on my computer.  I simply put the mouse back into the PC, opened up SetPoint, and deleted the binds I had added.  Voila.  I should state, that the problem I had would make the mouse freeze and would continue holding the buttons that were being used at the time.  For instance, if I had been moving forward, aiming down the sight, and firing and accidentally touched a copy/paste button, I would keep moving forward and shooting until I unplugged the mouse.  Again, I just reset the mouse button configurations using setpoint.

Anyways.....

Now for the fun stuff.

I got on with a group of buddies I enjoy playing, with and we set forth on some hardcore headquarters, my preferred game mode. 

After 10 games I took a picture with my rinky-dink camera phone.


(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j123/winna_monstER/xim3-first10games.jpg)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j123/winna_monstER/cod-black-ops-Kill-Death-Ratio.jpg)


After figuring out the fix to my mouse getting frozen, I haven't looked back.  I had a ton of fun tonight with this little gadget already.  It took me about a game to get adjusted back to the mouse.  One other issue I noticed was I forgot to mess with settings for the chopper gunner.  My solution?  Just grab the controller.

I'm sure as I get the feel of the xim3 more I will see more things that I like and dislike, but so far it truly is a fun little device.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Pravus on 02:51 PM - 03/02/11
Just got mine last night. Only had a few hours to mess with it so I have not fine tuned it yet, but updated with latest ST's and this thing is a dream. Sooo much better than the controller. Didnt post any spectacular scores but Im still getting used it to it. Easily on par with my norm out of the box.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: jabuff2000 on 07:41 PM - 03/02/11
Got it in the mail today and hooked up my G500 and keyboard. It took a little while to get used to it, plus I'm still messing with my button configurations, but I gotta say I am amazed at how fluid the XIM3 is!!!  I played for about 3 hours and it worked flawlessly. It started "clicking" about the last half hour. I definitely didn't dominate like I thought I would. In due time. My PC FPS days are slowly coming back to me!!!!

Amazing product guys. Thanks so much!!!!!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: ya1994 on 01:12 AM - 03/03/11
Got it in the mail today and hooked up my G500 and keyboard. It took a little while to get used to it, plus I'm still messing with my button configurations, but I gotta say I am amazed at how fluid the XIM3 is!!!  I played for about 3 hours and it worked flawlessly. It started "clicking" about the last half hour. I definitely didn't dominate like I thought I would. In due time. My PC FPS days are slowly coming back to me!!!!

Amazing product guys. Thanks so much!!!!!

My thoughts exactly. Thanks Obsiv!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: sebastian9 on 02:05 AM - 03/03/11
The design of the XIM3 is rather eloquent, but the same cannot be said about the performance of the device itself. Not yet at least. 

Well, it's obviously not what I envisioned it to be. As of right now, I can notice an improvement with both GoW1 and GoW2 with regards to the smoothness of the mouse movement. However, it's still lacking in accuracy at medium to high speeds. I first used the G5, which I prefer, and there was no improvement to be seen, in fact it was worse. Then I used the G500 and noticed a considerable improvement. It was still lacking in consistency though. I quickly discovered that 1-1 movement was nonexistent. Acceleration was set to 0 and the "black dot" only appeared during the last millimeters of movement, when performing a turn.

For Black Ops, I was not impressed either. I'm experiencing movement inconsistency and I'm hoping that this likely has to do with G500 avago laser which has a notorious negative acceleration bug. This is extremely noticeable when using slow-medium sensitivities. I'll be attempting to replicate the feel of my XIM2 bops configuration tomorrow, while using the G5.

The UI is clunky and leaves a lot to be desired. When repeatedly editing your sensitivity, the process quickly becomes tedious. The same can be said when editing various binds. I'd prefer to customize these settings on the PC and then transfer them to the XIM3. This would save plenty of time.

Currently, I'd recommend that XIM2 owners wait for the necessary improvements before upgrading, or downgrading- depending on how you look at it. I personally feel that such a purchase is not adequately warranted for the time being. This could change in the future depending on what revisions Obsiv decides to introduce.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Patrick on 05:27 AM - 03/03/11
Whoa.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: enormousstormtrooper on 07:25 AM - 03/03/11
Hi guys, don't know what the last guy is doing wrong but I got mine on Monday took me about 20 mins to set up.
Iv been playing pc games for over 10 years good old cs etc. This thing is awsome I would find it hard to distinguish between this and my pc, its that good . I just can't use a controller. I played 4 games with the controller and my best score was 7 kills to 19 deaths. Now I'm calling in chopper gunner and dogs, iv had scores of 24 kills to 3 deaths, will need to try and upload some screen grabs. Honestly I can not prays this product enough. Amazin.
Oh using a g15(no backlighting)
Razors mamba.
Thanks again for an amazing product.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: luisf371 on 09:18 AM - 03/03/11
Got mines about a week ago, my setup is a Logitech G500 and a Logitech K120 (cheap keyboard but it works great).
Took about 20-30mins to do the initial setup, get familier with the interface and have the sensitivity feel just right for me on BOp's.

Interface is simple, clean and easy to navigate. My only complain is changing values in say sensitivity/deadzone/etc. Holding the UP/Down arrow will make the value go up in single digits, then in tenth, then 100's? Sometimes i wanna go from 0.0 accel to 20.0 but end up going to 50.0, i try going down and then end up back at 0.0. You have to be careful and do it slowly so that you wont overshoot your mark. Suggestion: Up/Down stays the way it is, but pressing Left/Right will have a permanent increase/decrease value of .10 to do more controlled adjustments.

Went ahead and started playing a match of Domination and immediately i saw a huge improvement in control. Moving the mouse was extremely smooth and it felt just like playing it on the pc. The ST is great, (using V2 of BOp's ST) it detect the slighest movement of the mouse and its extremely responsive.
I'm a pretty good controller player, usually always in the 2-3:1 ratio with 20+ kills. But with the XIM3 i easily break 30+ kill and less than 10 death.
It is by far the best peripheral you can get for the xbox 360. Great purchase and dont regret it at all.
Also thumbs up for the great support and community communication from the Devs.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: safeman on 10:34 AM - 03/03/11
great to see you guys like it i would love one but can,t get hold of one lol UK
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 11:23 AM - 03/03/11
Well, it's obviously not what I envisioned it to be. As of right now, I can notice an improvement with both GoW1 and GoW2 with regards to the smoothness of the mouse movement. However, it's still lacking in accuracy at medium to high speeds.

GoW is not CoD (or even Halo). The game is designed to feel "heavy" and you are feeling that. It's a limitation of the game -- not XIM3. Maybe GoW3 will be better. Regardless, it doesn't sound like you are running the latest firmware that fixes turning (and thus affects how you configure for regular aiming).

For Black Ops, I was not impressed either. I'm experiencing movement inconsistency and I'm hoping that this likely has to do with G500 avago laser which has a notorious negative acceleration bug. This is extremely noticeable when using slow-medium sensitivities.

You aren't using the latest smart translators that fix this problem.

The UI is clunky and leaves a lot to be desired. When repeatedly editing your sensitivity, the process quickly becomes tedious. The same can be said when editing various binds. I'd prefer to customize these settings on the PC and then transfer them to the XIM3. This would save plenty of time.

If you had read the Quick-Start Guide or watched the Instructional Videos, you would have seen that mouse configuration has a "preview" mode so you can quickly try out lots of settings without have to back out to the main screen.

I'm surprised of your reivew, sebastian. You are on this forum all the time and I would have expected you to already known the answers to all these questions given they've been discussed at length.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: ki11er on 11:30 AM - 03/03/11
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
What the big man said :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: sebastian9 on 12:55 PM - 03/03/11
GoW is not CoD (or even Halo). The game is designed to feel "heavy" and you are feeling that. It's a limitation of the game -- not XIM3. Maybe GoW3 will be better. Regardless, it doesn't sound like you are running the latest firmware that fixes turning (and thus affects how you configure for regular aiming).

I understand that there are limitations imposed on the xim3 by the games look mechanics. That's not what I was referring to, or at least it seems that way thus far. Bluntly stated, 1-1 movement is nonexistent beyond a certain point. However, I'll continue to try and grasp a feel of what the specific issue is, and if it at all pertains to the xim3.

You aren't using the latest smart translators that fix this problem.

I have updated to the latest publicly available ST's. As far as I know, the "RC Tester" drop does not address this problem, as it was supposedly fixed in a previous update. I do believe the problem is with the G500 depending on the circumstance, as I clearly stated. I will try again with the G5 shortly. I would suggest not making such a response a habit. A question would have been more appropriate, rather than a definitive statement, which obviously isn't the case.

If you had read the Quick-Start Guide or watched the Instructional Videos, you would have seen that mouse configuration has a "preview" mode so you can quickly try out lots of settings without have to back out to the main screen.

The Quick-Start Guide has no mention of a "preview" mode. EDIT: I have already used this feature. This is not what I was referring to. During "preview" mode only your primary (edit:and secondary) sensitivities work. That isn't much of a "preview". I knew that you didn't extensively test ST's in game, but I would have definitely expected the xim creator to at least read the instructional documentation that is being shipped with the unit. I have watched all instructional videos, but not recently(EDIT: Wouldn't have been of any significance regardless). Maybe it would be wise to make this feature more apparent? I wasn't referring to "preview" mode either. I was commenting on manually changing the sensitivity value and how tedious that experience is. The digit speed is either going too fast, or too slow, making it easy to overshoot your intended value. Which happens often.

I'm surprised of your reivew, sebastian. You are on this forum all the time and I would have expected you to already known the answers to all these questions given they've been discussed at length.

Each opinion is of my own. Unfortunately, people don't always want to hear the truth. I'm trying to provide valuable feedback. Please do not view this as threatening. I want to make xim3 better. I hope that you'll improve the UI as stated. Continue to support the xim3 in a way that benefits myself, and I'll do the same. Life is of symbiotic relationships.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Old Man Jeanty on 01:00 PM - 03/03/11
cant wait unitl the 8th lol. expect my review soon
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 01:35 PM - 03/03/11
Each opinion is of my own. Unfortunately, people don't always want to hear the truth. I'm trying to provide valuable feedback.

Constructive feedback is always welcome and used. An example of this is that another large firmware upgrade is coming with a lot of community-suggested features implemented.

Of course I want to hear your opinion (as you said, the "truth" to you). My only ask from people is that withhold impressions until you actually have an impression to give. As you can see from the other impressions and videos, people are estatic about their XIM's and what they are able to do with them (from people new to mouse gaming to veterans).

So, before recommending to XIM2 users to wait on upgrading until "improvements" are made, I'd suggest making sure the problem isn't actually with XIM3 -- but with you setup (which it sounds like you are going to do).
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: sebastian9 on 01:41 PM - 03/03/11

Of course I want to hear your opinion (as you said, the "truth" to you). My only ask from people is that withhold impressions until you actually have an impression to give. As you can see from the other impressions and videos, people are estatic about their XIM's and what they are able to do with them (from people new to mouse gaming to veterans).

So, before recommending to XIM2 users to wait on upgrading until "improvements" are made, I'd suggest making sure the problem isn't actually with XIM3 -- but with you setup (which it sounds like you are going to do).

It seems like "valuable" feedback to you is only an opinion that's is confined and restricted to the opinions of the majority other. Anything that deviates from said opinion, is of no significance. There isn't much valuable feedback to be received with such an approach. Consider what I've said regarding the UI.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: luisf371 on 02:04 PM - 03/03/11
I was commenting on manually changing the sensitivity value and how tedious that experience is. The digit speed is either going too fast, or too slow, making it easy to overshoot your intended value. Which happens often.

OBsiV, i have the same issue regarding the above scenario. I made a simple suggestion on my original post which I believe its simple to implement and effective in order to do controlled adjustments.

Suggestion: Up/Down stays the way it is, but pressing Left/Right will have a permanent increase/decrease value of .10 to do more controlled adjustments.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 02:07 PM - 03/03/11
It seems like "valuable" feedback to you is only an opinion that's is confined and restricted to the opinions of the majority other. Anything that deviates from said opinion, is of no significance. There isn't much valuable feedback to be received with such an approach. Consider what I've said regarding the UI.

I think the problem is your delivery. Your suggestion about the UI is good and I can see a definite UX issue there, but, you've pointed out one issue you have yet you've made a general statement about the entire UI being "clunky".

I'd be happy to discuss ideas regarding UI improvements in another thread.

(By the way, the value increment speed/acceleration has already been fixed and will be in the next drop currently being tested.)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: sebastian9 on 02:58 PM - 03/03/11
I'm still having difficulty with the bops ST. The version, as previously stated, is "-2".

Looking forward to the next firmware update. Thank you.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: jawtab on 07:38 PM - 03/03/11
Had some issues with the device not picking up the controller 100%, but all seems ok now after the firmware update to the latest beta.   

Latest beta also fixed my dell keyboard not being detected. 

My first test with the xbox controller and mouse setup took some time to figure out the sensitivity.  but once it got there.  It got a lot more fun.  Also configuring the buttons took some time, and trial and error.  Was a lot of fun binding 2 buttons to one button!  i had a jump /reload button.  wasn't what i had in mind but worked! ... as I continued to learn the new mouse setup.

Now that the beta firmware fixed the keyboard issue.  I am ready to have a new set of buttons at my disposal. 

My k/d ratio was nothing special.  I was running and hunting less.

WHAT I LOVE:

* Accuracy (no more pulling out my hair)
* Strafing while aiming and tracking enemies

Weapons seem totally new to me.   My Commando seems to command less.  Went back to an AK47 and AUG and was happy.  Ready to return to the Famas tonight.

The mouse not vibrating when I shoot.  Weird!   I miss it already... but will take the above benefits over that anyday.

***** 5 stars!  bringing new life to COD and the xbox!


Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: freestyle808 on 09:29 PM - 03/03/11
  Just stopping by to give my first impression.  I've been playing with the xim3 for about a week on Black Ops and a little bit of Halo Reach.  I've got the newest firmware and Smart Translators with a N52TE pad and logitech G700.  The XIM3 is flat out amazing and with the support of this forum and all the users I feel like it's only going to get better with time.   
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Spacem0nkey77 on 05:34 PM - 03/04/11
Got my XIM3 today. ;D  Ordering and shipping process was painless.  Been fragging away happily only about 20 mins after I took it out of the packaging.  Firmware/smarts update was a breeze.  Loaded up a combat training match on Bops and after a couple rounds and 5 minutes of tweaking settings are perfect.  XIM3 IS WORTH EVERY PENNY.  Its actually working better than I had originally hoped.  I am an old school PC gamer since WOLFENSTEIN 3D and this has absolutely revitalized my console gaming experience.  Only thing now is I have to figure out a proper way to comfortably place the my MX518/RazerN52TE while gaming on my bed.

Much praise and respect for your work OBsIV.  XIM3 is an amazing contribution to console gaming.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: eternalwisdom on 04:12 AM - 03/05/11
I love my new XIM3 got mine now going on a week and I love it.  I use to use the xfps adapter and it was ok but never gave me the precision I knew was possible with a mouse and keyboard.  Now I have that, I feel like I'm gaming on a PC.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: ofpcarnage on 02:47 PM - 03/05/11
Well I guess its my turn now to leave my opinion.

Had the XIM3 for a few hours now.
Setup was very very easy...I didn't really bother with the instructions  because the layout of the XIM is so easy to follow.
I did have to ask a question or 2 just to make sure I'd got it right. Which I had.
Took about 5 mins of tweaking to get it just right for me. Xim2 took me alot longer to get to grips with.

I tested it out on Blops  using just the V2 ST as I don't have access yet to the ADS ST.
Over all it feels about the same as XIM2 did (I did have a nice config on the XIM2 mind)
For me however what makes this upgrade worth while is the profile switching.
I don't want to have to pick up my controller for any part of the game ...not even vehicles.
I tested this out and I was impressed ..the configs switch so quickly.
The other thing that makes this upgrade worth while for me is that I can now game down stairs on my big TV if I wish. With the XIM2 I would have had to cart my desktop pc down stairs which would have been a pain.
Since I have a xbox upstairs and down all I need to do is plug in the XIM3 and I'm good to go.

The looks of the XIM are great all the pics I've seen do not do it justice.
I had a few friends round whilst I was testing it out and they where doubtfull it would perform the way I said it would. I'd say oooww after 5 mins they had changed their minds and sang nothing but praise for my little black box.

Can't wait to try out the new ST for Blops from what I hear it's great.

To Obsiv and all the original testers I can't thankyou enough for all your time and effort in making it possible for me to be able to game on a console the way I want to play and where I want to play.

TRULLY WORTH EVERY PENNY  Thankyou!!!!!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 11:53 PM - 03/05/11
Thanks for that, and, be on the lookout for the new firmware drop that has the ADS ST in there with a new delay that you can use to compensate for the in-game animation delay. People are going to love it. :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Cool_Breeze on 06:44 AM - 03/06/11
I'm not a gamer nerd but had my xim3 setup and running in 5 minutes. Cords are no problem as I use ties. To be honest I didn't even read the instruction book, unlike when I set up my Astro mix amp and headphones. I can still game from the couch via the controller, and love sitting at the computer desk to game.

Never noticed the close quarters turn decalleration you speak of, nor do I find the forum newbie negative.  Like any forum people need to read a little before they post sometimes, but this comes with being a "forum regular" something most Internet users are these days.

I don't understand your post, seems sour grapes as you obviously work for a competitor to a degree.

Feel free to send me your xim3 if you no longer want it, I have a mate that is killing to get his hands on one.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: ofpcarnage on 08:33 AM - 03/06/11
Finally had a few hours play time with the XIM3, n52te/Sony Nav', and a mx518 from Logitech.  Tested on Halo and Crysis 2.  I have no interest in the 'modern' shooters set in Afghanistan, etc.  Common place and unimaginative in every way, so it's only future shooters for me.

Suffice to say that XIM3 is not for everyone and certainly not ready to be a household XBox 360 item.  It's a boon to individuals that are unwilling to use a controller, but frankly it's a hassle to setup and configure just to play a game.  Only die-hard gamer nerds will accept these terms to use it.  Without the family friendly Couch Gamer Seal of Approval this thing will never be accepted into the mainstream console gaming world.  It is, however, as close as anything I've ever tried to a true 1:1 keyboard + mouse feel on XBox.  For that I tip my hat to OBsIV & the XIM3 crew. 

Still, the XIM3 in it's current state is a flower that didn't blossom.  It has such great potential, but trips up in a clutter of cords and a inept interface.  And then there's the ironic Smart Translators.  The XIM3's hot new  feature that no one uses.  Why can't I just select the Halo Reach settings and go?  However, it's hardly the fault of the XIM3 itself.  In reality consoles and their games are designed to be used with officially licensed controllers and peripherals; e.g. the Razer Onza.  But, if you're still desperate for some simulated keyboard & mouse action on the XBox it's off to the bank because a XIM3 setup can run from the price of an XBox Kinect to an entire PS3 system with Move controllers.  Worth it?  Only if you say so.


Summary of XIM3:

PROS

  • Use Keyboard & Mouse on XBox
  • Improved long distance accuracy in FPS (actual results may vary)
  • Smart Translators!  Unique for each game.
  • Small

CONS

  • Pricey!  More expensive than MS Kinect or Sony Move.
  • Navigation is cumbersome & laborious
  • Not plug'n'play.  Requires tedious adjustment of settings.
  • Close quarters turning deceleration is a P.i.T.A!  ADS deceleration is too!
  • Not couch or living room friendly; no wireless support!
  • Support forums are NOT newbie friendly.







I see how you slipped a mention in of the Razer products in between your @#$%.
As for hard to set up ...took me 5 mins ...wow that was hard NOT!!

Also you don't see Obsiv or the rest of the XIM team @#$% about Razer and their products do you.
In an attempt to give your products a bad name.
Lets face it SOME of the Razer products are just over priced pieces of plastic made even worse by your worthless firmware upgrades..

If I see fit to purchase a razer product in the future I will do so but that will be my choice and I wont be swayed by your obvious attempt to push the razer product on your competitors forum.

As far as the kinks go with the XIM its still in the beta stage and improvements are being made all the time.
Can Razer say the same...... 
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 10:12 AM - 03/06/11
Razer I'm curious about a few of your comments:

1) No one uses Smart Translators: This is news to me?
2) No wireless support: You are free to use a wireless mouse and keyboard if you prefer from your couch
3) Halo Reach settings and go: I didn't understand the comment
4) ADS deceleration: This is what secondary sensitivity is for.

Again, if couch is your goal, then wireless peripherals are a good option. The biggest negative is that you are limited to a smaller set of gaming devices of course.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: thebeelzebub on 10:51 AM - 03/06/11
Suffice to say that XIM3 is not for everyone and certainly not ready to be a household XBox 360 item.  It's a boon to individuals that are unwilling to use a controller, but frankly it's a hassle to setup and configure just to play a game.  Only die-hard gamer nerds will accept these terms to use it.  Without the family friendly Couch Gamer Seal of Approval this thing will never be accepted into the mainstream console gaming world.  It is, however, as close as anything I've ever tried to a true 1:1 keyboard + mouse feel on XBox.  For that I tip my hat to OBsIV & the XIM3 crew. 

Still, the XIM3 in it's current state is a flower that didn't blossom.  It has such great potential, but trips up in a clutter of cords and a inept interface.  And then there's the ironic Smart Translators.  The XIM3's hot new  feature that no one uses.  Why can't I just select the Halo Reach settings and go?  However, it's hardly the fault of the XIM3 itself.  In reality consoles and their games are designed to be used with officially licensed controllers and peripherals; e.g. the Razer Onza.  But, if you're still desperate for some simulated keyboard & mouse action on the XBox it's off to the bank because a XIM3 setup can run from the price of an XBox Kinect to an entire PS3 system with Move controllers.  Worth it?  Only if you say so.


Summary of XIM3:

PROS

  • Use Keyboard & Mouse on XBox
  • Improved long distance accuracy in FPS (actual results may vary)
  • Smart Translators!  Unique for each game.
  • Small

CONS

  • Pricey!  More expensive than MS Kinect or Sony Move.
  • Navigation is cumbersome & laborious
  • Not plug'n'play.  Requires tedious adjustment of settings.
  • Close quarters turning deceleration is a P.i.T.A!  ADS deceleration is too!
  • Not couch or living room friendly; no wireless support!
  • Support forums are NOT newbie friendly.

When you use the word suffice like that, following that sentence up with an in depth review is an incorrect use of the word.
XIM3 is n BETA. We are the BETA testers. The firmware gets major overhauls every few weeks. The most difficult part of setting up your XIM3 is choosing your sensitivities, which is EASILY solved by going in a private server and testing the different sensitivities out. Don't you have to do that anyway with a mouse on PC? Creating a profile is easier than programming a TV remote control.

You are using an MX518, which defaults to a very low DPI, and MUST have the DPI increase button pressed a few times when you first start up your xbox/xim3 in order for it to go to 1800 DPI. How IRONIC is it that even a Razer employee does not use a Razer mouse. I use a Razer mouse and I'm not a Razer employee. Of course I use the last good product the company ever made, the Diamondback Chameleon 1600 DPI. I just had to return a Blackwidow due to it not working right.

Everyone I know and play with on XBL from the forums uses smart translators. You don't use smart translators for KILLSTREAKS, and that's it. There are even smart translators for only ADS currently in testing.

If someone wants to use a XIM3 on the couch, they do. There are plenty of threads that show peoples couch setups. MOST of us here and PC gamers, want to use the Xbox in a PC like setting, which is on a desk with a monitor. We are PC gamers who have friends who can't afford gaming PC's. We still want to game like we do on a PC. Couch gaming is accomplished easily with the XIM3. If someone can't figure out how, then they are unlikely to be smart enough to afford a 150 dollar XIM3 or a 100 dollar Razer mouse that doesn't track right.

Clutter of cords? PC gamers and competitive gamers DO NOT use wireless devices. And what wireless mouse would a gamer use? The Razer mice fail when wireless, especially the Orochi. Someone who wants to be a competitive gamer will use a wired mouse and keyboard. Razer knows that, otherwise they would have a wireless Onza, but they don't for that very reason.

Navigation and number values for sensitivities just got easier in the upcoming firmware release. Again; this is a BETA. I wish Razer did beta's. Then I wouldn't have a 90 dollar Lachesis mouse that I never use because it has a Y axis lifting issue and horrible left and right clickers.

Support forums are currently for BETA users. But if someone needs the nooby tutorials, there are plenty of Official youtube video guides for setting up and understanding your XIM3.

Use a secondary sensitivity to increase your ADS speed. If you can't set that up, then you can't read since it is in the shiny color printout quickstart guide that was one of the three things in your original packaging.

You don't even NEED to use anything outside of the included quickstart guide. Unbelievable....

More expensive than Kinect? It's the same price. And the Kinect is not for FPS gamers. Do you want to play the michael jackson dance game? I sure as hell don't. I want to shoot people in the face. The XIM3 supports a bunch of FPS on the Xbox, and you can expand the support when you use peoples non smart translator profiles for other games that don't yet have a smart translator. With an awesome community like this, it's easy to get a good non smart translator.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Dice on 11:02 AM - 03/06/11
(Long rant)

Man you could have worded all of that so much better so you did not sound like a total jack a$$. I am starting to think you are only hear to troll. You came in and seamed all nice. Slowly tho you have become something else. Your thread about if using the XIM is fair mixed with you unwillingness to see the good in what you believe to be the bad. Mate you best start wording your posts better or soon you will be hated by all more than sebastian9 hates Roads.

Take a chill pill.

Take into mind this:

1) Most hear do not want your Onza and you seam dead set on dropping its name every chance you get.

2) We are willing to spend the cash to make this work. You post that it costs more than the Kinect. Well just a thought but most hear will be PC FPS gamers. That money we saved not buying the Kinect can go to something more useful. Like an XIM.

3) Not plug and play. Well most of your mice need to be set up before use in gaming. People in glass houses...

4) Not couch friendly? I use a N700 lap desk and a move Nav controller. I sit in a 60's style bowl lounge without an issue.

5) "Support forums are NOT newbie friendly." http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=11180.0

Put aside cost. Most of us own Mice and Keyboards already. (I am willing to say next to no one hear was without a mouse.) Think that most will be sitting at a table or have it nicely set in your living space so it works for us. We are not fools. We will not spend money where it is not needed. (The Onza)

At the end of the day your opinion is as valid as mine. You cant use cords as the base for your argument tho. Not until that Onza you love no longer has one.

Dice.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: singlecoilpickup on 11:27 AM - 03/06/11
In reality consoles and their games are designed to be used with officially licensed controllers and peripherals; e.g. the Razer Onza.

Your entire post is unquestionably full of garbage, but this sentence said it all. You made this post for the sole purpose of hocking that stupid Onza that XIM 3 users have ZERO interest in. All of your comments about the XIM ranged from heavily skewed to wildly inaccurate but somehow the Onza manages to slide in there.

Didn't you say a few weeks ago you were making your last post and not coming back? Why don't you go ahead and follow through on that ant Gee Tee Eff Oh now?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 12:25 PM - 03/06/11
You are playing Reach at 10-insane using XIM3, are you saying you can play faster than that on a controller? Yes, I agree, things are changing fast with firmware and STs and you'll need to flash latest for all the improvements going in. The next drop coming will have all this rolled in. I've been very up front about what I'm doing for this initial batch -- you are collectively improving XIM3 which I appreciate.

The latest Beta FW and RC STs need to be used for best experience. Its a mode we are in right now, but, won't be for long. Future XIM3 users won't have to worry about all these FW upgrades.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: singlecoilpickup on 12:36 PM - 03/06/11
Translation for Razer: I have no idea how to setup my XIM 3 and didn't bother to watch any of the videos telling me how to do it. Instead, I opted to rush through it and come here and post some erroneous reviews. For example, almost nobody "struggles" to ADS. If they do, it's always been because they don't have their sensitivities set accordingly.

Seriously dude, everything you just said is a rock solid indicator you didn't even watch the tutorial videos.

The XIM 3 has to be a configurable device. It's never going to be a "plug it in and forget it" device. It's not meant to be. All of the devices that are suck. A lot.

That said, I think you really fail to understand the market that exists here. The XIM is meant for PC gaming enthusiasts. Not for controller users that just want to "pwn n00bzors better." That's what your Onza is for. The XIM is to give input flexibility to those that want it.

As with any system, flexibility brings with it complexity. You can't have something that supports a wide array of varied devices and not have the complexity to adjust it.

I'll go ahead and respond to each of your points:
1) The STs adjust for in game acceleration and strange look mechanics to ensure that your mouse movements are as close to 1:1 as possible. The "configurations" you see are usually posted solely for those that need help finding ideal sensitivities for the mouse they are using. Sensitivities need to vary based on the DPI of your mouse. Other configurations are standard configs for games that have no ST. The ST is ALWAYS better than a standard translator for any game that has one.

2) Try using quality products instead of that Razer junk.

3) You either didn't set in game sensitivity to max or didn't set up your profile properly. You should have no problem matching the controller turn speed. Note that the original ST for Reach had an issue, there's a new one in the RC board that addresses an issue with it. Also make sure you're on the beta firmware as it has a turn acceleration fix. Again, watch the videos and read the board.

4) Watch. The. Videos. You should have no problem setting up an ADS situation that works. The Black Dot doesn't do anything other than indicate you're exceeding the max velocity of the game. It doesn't impose limitations, it only is an illustration that you are exceeding it. You likely have your sensitivity on the XIM too high. If you have it too high, it can feel slower because you are constantly overshooting the max input of the joystick. Once again in case you missed it: Watch. The. Videos.

Your last paragraph is just bull snot and you know it. It's not hard to configure a XIM 3. I got mine and had a Black Ops configuration working in about 6 minutes. If it takes you longer than that, you're doing something ridiculous. I don't know any PC gamers that have tried the XIM and been disappointed. Other than "random Razer marketing guy" on the XIM forum. Gee, why would the Razer marketing guy who wants to sell his Onza bash the XIM? I just can't figure it out.

Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: thebeelzebub on 12:37 PM - 03/06/11
1) In almost every instance using a ST we had to modify and tweak the ST settings multiple times.  There's a configuration manager program someone wrote (bravo!) and an entire board here for 'XIM3 configurations'.  So, what exactly is so smart about these translators?  Maybe I just don't fully understand what they're supposed to do.  More on comment #3.

2) Our wireless hardware wasn't supported at time of testing.  This was running the latest beta drop. Not that I fault anyone for that, but it just wasn't an option.

3) I wanted to be able to plug my mouse & keyboard in, select the Halo ST, and play.  In game, however, turning and movement was slower than the controller, and button remapping was trial and error.  All the ST options should be optional, not required to give a good feel.

4) ADS was a struggle.  Secondary sensitivity is set to nearly the same as primary to avoid the dreaded BLACK DOT.  With a pad I can move nearly to the ROM limit and cruise right along.  This is made HARDER with the XIM3.

The one advantage the XIM3 has over traditional controllers is micro adjustments when aiming.  For the cost of a XIM3, compatible hardware, and the time and effort to get it functioning as well as a controller it's hard for me to justify, and hard to endorse to my friends that are PC gamers.

It does let you use a mouse and keyboard on the XBox.  That is its purpose and there it succeeds. 
1: You only need to adjust primary and secondary sensitivities based on how YOU like to game. Some people prefer moving 1 inch for a 360, others prefer 14inches. You find the sensitivity that fits your play style. You can then play the game using the default keyboard key layout, or reprogram the profile with your own keyboard layout. What other setup is there? Anything else is gravy for people who want to adjust other things like acceleration or creating other profiles for killstreaks/ads/other guns, etc. The XIM3 can be used after just finding your primary and secondary sensitivities. Not hard or complicated.
2: Razers wireless hardware is not supported for PC gaming either. They go to sleep mode after no time when in wireless mode and one even drops to 2000dpi, which many consider too low for gaming. Other wireless mice work. If you want Razer mice supported on the XIM3, have Razer contact Obsiv for making that possible. His main audience prefers wired mice. And again, this is a BETA release.
3: You can plug in your mouse and keyboard into a PC and just play with no tweaking? You need to adjust sensitivities for your mouse primary and secondary sensitivities, and make sure your Xbox game is set to 10(insane), otherwise you will be looking around at snail speeds. This is covered in the quickstart guide.
4: Black dot is not dreaded. Black dot indicates you have reached the maximum look speed. Make sure your in game sensitivity is at 10(insane). Make sure your MX518 is at max DPI by hitting the increase DPI button after your XIM3/xbox is powered on until you are at max DPI. Adjust your sensitivity for your secondary so it is not slow.

I think you just didn't read the Quickstart guide and follow it's instructions.

Look at my youtube videos for black ops using the XIM3. This is the result of spending the 5 minutes it takes to find the proper primary and secondary sensitivities. I don't use any special switcher for ADS. I use the latest standard black ops smart translator(220 beta). I also made a easy to understand guide to choose your sensitivities that you can go to in my signature.
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheBeelzebub?feature=mhum
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: amrak on 05:38 PM - 03/06/11
Razeremployee314, I read everything you said, and I'm getting the overwhelming impression that you didn't buy a XIM3. Would you humor me and post a physically timestamped photo next to your XIM3? Something like this:

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/636/gtfodude.jpg)

Otherwise, go whine somewhere else as you are the only one who doesn't love the XIM3.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: amrak on 06:46 PM - 03/06/11
Fine. You win this round.

But I'll be back.


ps. change image imbed code to:
[img width=259 height=344]http://i.imgur.com/JKf3X.jpg[/img   ]
its rly big atm

pss. you have to remove the spaces in [/img   ]
i can't type that or it would embed the image in my post ^.^
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Zen on 02:26 AM - 03/07/11
I only got a few minutes using my co-workers XIM3 the other day on Halo, but I actually much prefer the controller at this point.  Turning is awfully slow and aiming isn't all that much better than with my Onza.  Not to mention having so many wires that my living room looks like a plate of pasta now.

Since I'm only interested in GoW and Crysis I'll withhold my review for some thorough testing on those games. 

So you played on your work mates XIM3 around the 3/5/11 and didnt like it. But in that 24 hours you bought your own, had it delivered and are now selling it on the 3/6/11?

The reason people aren't believing you isnt because of the specific above its because all your posts are inconsistence across the board.

If you really do work for Razer, and like the company I'd seriously stop posting as you're making them look bad.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: sebastian9 on 02:46 AM - 03/07/11
An official "Razer Cheerleader" who has no Razer products in sight. Hm, odd.

On second thought, I wouldn't want to spend $100 on hardware that has the functionality and reliability equivalence of a Happy Meal toy either.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 03:00 AM - 03/07/11
Razor, be sure to post in the community market. Good luck with your onza.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: hot shot on 03:30 AM - 03/07/11
In reality consoles and their games are designed to be used with officially licensed controllers and peripherals; e.g. the Razer Onza.
Marketing spam, who gives a @#$%, ignored!

Do you want to play the michael jackson dance game? I sure as hell don't. I want to shoot people in the face.
Beelzebub, you are my hero :D (no homo)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: W11cE on 04:00 AM - 03/07/11
Over a year ago i bought xbox 360, i hated that controller and i still hate it. After some searching i found out about XIM360 and since then that ive been lurking these forums often.

And last friday i finally got my XIM3 and i have to say, it was totally worth that money and waiting. First game i tried was Halo Reach and after some configuring i got it working pretty well. Aiming is almost as close to PC as it can get. I couldnt play multiplayer better than with xbox controller, but it felt much better.

Killzone 3 is awesome. Ps3 adapter i use now makes sometimes some wierd moves, but ill buy better adapter this week. That will be the main game ill be using XIM3 now and Reach ST works well with it.

XIM3 is totally worth buying. Price is ok when u compare it to other adapters. And the best thing is that OBsIV reads what users are writing.

Thanks OBsIV and XIM3 Team!!!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: psult4n on 08:51 AM - 03/07/11
I've had it for about 3 days now and so far... i'm better with a gamepad.  This should'nt be the case though as I was a PC gamer for longer than I was a console gamer.  I'm better with a mouse and keyboard but this is just not the case when I play with them on 360.  Very well put together product though.  I'll keep trying different sensitivities and acceleration configs but for now I'm having a tough time doing well with XIM3.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: juliusvi on 10:25 AM - 03/07/11
My first impressions were good. Like many others I tested it out on Black Ops first as thats the game I'm playing most of at the moment and after a bit of tweaking the sensitivities, I was all set. The precision on this device is unreal - I have yet to try it out on anything other the the G500, and I probably won't either as the combination of the XIM and G500 is amazing.

For my first few public online games I was using the latest firmware drop (20110220-BETA) and although I was getting better scores than what I did with a controller, something didn't feel quite right and I couldn't put my finger on it. After reading about ADS issues with the smart translators, I started using the smart translators with ADS smart translator switcher and it was a massive improvement.

Everything is pin-point accurate and my expectations of this device have been met and them some. Even the standard translators make games much more accessible (tested on Bulletstorm & Quake Arena) and I can't recommend the XIM3 enough. My friends can't understand how using a mouse and keyboard would benefit me which makes the deal even sweeter as I don't get accusations of being a cheater!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Maneak on 11:35 AM - 03/07/11
Well All I can say is now I love Playing COD NOW!!!

Thursday could not come fast enough. Once I got home it was at the front door waiting with a sign saying Please OPEN ASAP!!

First things First. Flash the XIM3 with the Firmware and Smart Translators.

All went great.
Now to the setup.

I had to get my get my sensitivity like I like. As of now I’m using my Razer Lachesis 4000dpi Mice.

I ran into a Small Problem on trying to map my sprint key to shift on my Keyboard.
The Shift Key would not take at all. So I was thinking maybe I did something wrong. Some I watched all the video’s again. I came to the forum and read and read some more. Yes I seen it was just a click of a button, but it would not take. So I mapped it to the W key which means when I get down to crouching  position if I move forward I will pop up to start sprinting vs. me just moving forward. I will troll the forum some more to see if I can fix this problem.

Now on to some game play.

WOW! I see I had to get my Sea legs back again. First 2 games were not so good. I had 10 k  and 25 d. I can live with that. Before the XIM3 I was not doing very well all b.c. I could not aim as good with my dumb thumbs as I could with my Mice. Well after dinner my Sea Legs came back to me. WOW! I was getting 3 and 4 kills at a time without getting grass in my teeth. I had a smile on my face so big that I look like the GRINCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS!

On two matches I went 11 kills before the other team started looking for me. Before the Xim3 I could never think of using the Attack Dogs or Blackbird or the Gunship. At best I would get the Care Package.

I’m really happy I went ahead and bought this product.
XIM is Light and well put together and I love the Color screen lay out.
If you are KB and Mouse Gamer then the XIM3 is for you. Hands down the Best ADD ON TO MY XBOX360.


 It makes FPS Gaming so much moew relaxing. Thanks to everyone that helped with this project. It was well worth the wait and money.

My setup:

Dell Cheap Keyboard: Not sure if upgrading to a new keyboard with change anything gaming wise or help with my mapping problem with the Sprint Key

Razer Lachesis 4000dpi Mouse

Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: RAZEREmployee314 on 11:40 AM - 03/07/11
Okay, I tried the XIM3 and it's working WAY better than before. I just plugged it in and was food to go. It recognized all my hardware and one of my wired mice actually worked before I plugged it in. Strange, but true.

So, I retract my all prior posts. XIM3 is awesome and is the ONLY way to play games on XBox. Should probably cost twice as much.

Cheers.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: thebeelzebub on 11:55 AM - 03/07/11
See how Razers quality standards have gone down? It's even evident with their employees.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mpod on 11:57 AM - 03/07/11
See how Razers quality standards have gone down? It's even evident with their employees.
Maybe employees 1 through 313 are better?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: one100bill on 12:33 PM - 03/07/11
Is it a big improvement over Xim360?  Meaning will I see it/feel it?  For those of you who came from Xim360, can you tell the difference?

Thanks.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: singlecoilpickup on 01:34 PM - 03/07/11
The difference lies with games that have acceleration and other oddities in their look mechanics. The difference is that XIM3 has Smart Translators to account for these look mechanics and provide very close to a 1:1 movement mapping for those games.

For games with no Smart Translators, the experience will be nearly identical to XIM 2.

There's more though in that you get the benefit of being PC-less while using the device and get some really cool new features, some of them being in testing right now.

It's definitely worth the upgrade if you play any of the games that have Smart Translators, which are pretty much all of the top games.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 01:58 PM - 03/07/11
Thanks guys. Let's keep the feedback coming, and please if you have a comment on their feedback please post your comment in this thread:

http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=8860.0


Lets save the razor talk for another thread please.
Title: Lifesaver, need I say more?
Post by: Warmaster on 08:16 PM - 03/07/11
Ok, well maybe I won't take it that far. But seriously, I almost didn't want to try it for all the letdowns I have had from the Splitfish FragFX to the xfps, I was doubting this when my brother first came across it. I had given up on console gaming entirely and was playing Evony since I don't have a gaming rig any more.

This is the point that XIM Technologies and my brother in laws determination came to a head and he broke down and tried it. It took him a week of convincing me to give it a shot. I finally said ok and spent $400 in tax return money buying a mouse, the xim3, a move controller, xbox 360 wired controller, and a few adapters and a new monitor to play on.

I finally got my xim3 ordered and then delivered after what seemed like a decade and the shock and awe I experienced is priceless. This has been nothing but good for an old Ghost Recon (the original pc game)/Ravenshield/CSS/Battlefield player. The xim3 allows me to play games that were previously unplayable for me like BFBC2.

If you are an old pc gamer trying to find your niche in the console world, look no further than the XIM3. This is nothing short of a miracle drug for m/kb players!

Thank you Obsiv for making this possible. I am a customer for life!

Warmaster
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Dice on 09:58 PM - 03/07/11
Okay, I tried the XIM3 and it's working WAY better than before. I just plugged it in and was food to go. It recognized all my hardware and one of my wired mice actually worked before I plugged it in. Strange, but true.

So, I retract my all prior posts. XIM3 is awesome and is the ONLY way to play games on XBox. Should probably cost twice as much.

Cheers.
Why do I feel like you are taking the piss out of as?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: jimmy707 on 07:40 AM - 03/08/11
OK gents, finally got my XIM here in Aus and well, i was pretty dissapointed :( Lets clarify one thing first, i was dissapointed in myself, not the XIM.
Using a 1600 DPI mouse, took me hours to get a workable sensitivity and it still doesn't feel right. I think i just need some helpful tips from some of the pro's. I've been a console gamer for years and it's gonna take a while to adjust to the kb/m setup.
Any info on a good button layout would be much appreciated. Also when i look up and down, i black dot but left and right feels way slower, too slow. Maybe it's just my mouse is a piece of crap, already went on ebay and ordered a g700.
The other major issue im having is with killstreaks, i cant do @#$% with the chopper gunner! I set up a second profile to switch to when flying but i cant get the sensitivity right, it always feels like its set at 0.5 or something extremely low.
So far my K/D has dropped from about 1.8 to 0.5 at best, and ive nearly smashed my TV about a dozen times, i need some help!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Bigjon902 on 09:05 AM - 03/08/11
i play with a 1000 dpi mouse my sens is @ 70/100 (0 acceleration) for BO and i love it. Halo is another thing... horizontal movement is too slow for my mouse dpi. It took me a while to go easy in BO. You can't jerk the mouse and expect to get that pc like 180 turn you're going to have to sit and practice and see what the fastest speed you can do it at. Theres a video that explains maximum turn velocity.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 09:16 AM - 03/08/11
Halo is another thing... horizontal movement is too slow for my mouse dpi.

It shouldn't be at your mouse DPI. Are you using the latest Beta firmware (it fixes some turning speed issues)?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Bigjon902 on 09:20 AM - 03/08/11
1.00.201110220(Beta). Maybe i just haven't got use to the halo horizontal turn speed i noticed that someone else is experiencing the same problems of vertical movement being perfect but horizontal feels like you're moving slower.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Cleric61 on 09:47 AM - 03/08/11
I have both the xim360 and the xim3. The diference is night and day for me. I now have my KS set much higher and get them every game.
Great product and will buy 2 more for my sons.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Ninjaklink on 06:23 PM - 03/08/11
Just got mine. It's all that I hoped it would be and more. Still playing with the sens a little bit, and my only problem doesn't come from the software or the hardware. Its user error. It's been years since I've played on the pc and I'm getting some finger confusion after getting so used to the pad. A little combat training before I go online and I should be ownin with the rest of the community in no time.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: jimmy707 on 09:46 PM - 03/08/11
Has anyone had any issues with left stick sticking? It happened to me twice in the few hours i was using it last night. I wouldn't be pressing anything and on screen i was slowly moving at a 45 degree back/right. on the XIM it showed the stick being pressed in that direction aswell. After about 10 seconds it stopped, by itself. It can't be my keyboard because the movement was only slight, not like the keys were fully pressed.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Bigjon902 on 01:04 AM - 03/09/11
Has anyone had any issues with left stick sticking? It happened to me twice in the few hours i was using it last night. I wouldn't be pressing anything and on screen i was slowly moving at a 45 degree back/right. on the XIM it showed the stick being pressed in that direction aswell. After about 10 seconds it stopped, by itself. It can't be my keyboard because the movement was only slight, not like the keys were fully pressed.

Sounds like a controller issue. Unplug the xim3 plug in your controller load up the game. Now move the joystick in the direction you where going and very slowly release it (let the pressure of the stick re-center). If you still see movement its the controller not the xim3. I've had controllers like that that drift to the right or left.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: gonotch on 08:08 AM - 03/09/11
Hey guys just ordered my xim three this past friday and got it yesterday. I am using the playstation NAV as my keyboard input and a Razer Deathadder 3500 DPI mouse. The xim3 is absolutely amazing and i reccomend it to anyone who is looking for a true kb/m experience because this is as close to the real thing as it gets! And im not too sure why there is so much hate on here about the Razer mice but mine seems to work flawlessly with the xim3 and is very fluid, quick, and responsive.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Maneak on 08:33 AM - 03/09/11

Now to the setup.

I had to get my get my sensitivity like I like. As of now I’m using my Razer Lachesis 4000dpi Mice.

I ran into a Small Problem on trying to map my sprint key to shift on my Keyboard.
The Shift Key would not take at all. So I was thinking maybe I did something wrong. Some I watched all the video’s again. I came to the forum and read and read some more. Yes I seen it was just a click of a button, but it would not take. So I mapped it to the W key which means when I get down to crouching  position if I move forward I will pop up to start sprinting vs. me just moving forward. I will troll the forum some more to see if I can fix this problem.







Found Out that I had some how Mapped the 2 movements to one Key. Also, I found my OLD OLD ZBoard that had the BF2 keys Layout on it. It's just like the Cyber Snipa Game Pad V2 but longer. And it worked Great.

I’m really thinking of buying the G500 or the Razer Mamb.

On to some more trolling on a Gaming mouse.

Thanx Team for making my FPS Fun again.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: onelivewire on 09:33 AM - 03/09/11
Just got my XIM3 yesterday afternoon and thought I'd share. I've always played console games, with the very occasional PC game here and there, so over the years I've become very accustomed to using a controller for all my play. I stumbled upon the XIM3 a little over a year ago, and although I was not a m/kb user, I found the engineering and ingenuity behind the development fascinating. I had to get one.
Fast forward to now.
I'm currently using the XIM with a Sony Nav controller and a Logitech g9. As a former controller user, it feels wonderful. I found moving from a controller to the nav+mouse to be extremely intuitive, and after only a few rounds, I had my best FFA match on black ops yet, going 30-4 and finishing the match in 4 minutes. They didn't know what hit them - the player in second place had only 11 kills, and only 1 of the other players managed a positive k/d (he went 11-10).
I would call this a massive testament to the versatility of using a mouse. Here I am, having not EVER seriously played an FPS with a mouse, and with only 5 min. worth of adjustments, vastly outperforming my former 1.5 k/d.

OBsIV, this is nothing but impressive.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Muncheese on 12:58 PM - 03/09/11
Hi everyone, let me first just say I splooged ma pants cuz I just checked FEDEX tracking and the XIM3 was just dropped at my house. Can't wait to split from work today and hook that @#$% up. I will be on later tonight to give some impressions of course. Anyone wanting to play BlOps add me Gamertag = "Flash Speedman"
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: jimmy707 on 05:38 PM - 03/09/11
Has anyone had any issues with left stick sticking? It happened to me twice in the few hours i was using it last night. I wouldn't be pressing anything and on screen i was slowly moving at a 45 degree back/right. on the XIM it showed the stick being pressed in that direction aswell. After about 10 seconds it stopped, by itself. It can't be my keyboard because the movement was only slight, not like the keys were fully pressed.
It's definitely not the controller, I've got a wireless one that drifts so I know what that feels like. The movement I was experiencing was like having the stick held at 75%, not just a small drift. If no one else has experienced it then it must have been something in my setup, who knows I may hav had something on the controller without me noticing it. I'll let you know if it happens again and try to capture it if it does.

Sounds like a controller issue. Unplug the xim3 plug in your controller load up the game. Now move the joystick in the direction you where going and very slowly release it (let the pressure of the stick re-center). If you still see movement its the controller not the xim3. I've had controllers like that that drift to the right or left.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: skEwb on 06:06 PM - 03/09/11
The packaging and presentation is excellent. The unit works right out of the box and does what it claims to do.

The Pros:

-It will make you a better sniper.
-If you're not good with a controller this will help you a lot.
-You'll get more headshots as its easier to track someones head.

The Cons:

-You have to watch the tutorial videos to make it work right! The setup guide out of the box is ok.. but if you really want to understand why the device behaves a certain way the TUTORIAL VIDEOS are a MUST!

Happy camper here, after watching tutorials and tweaking in private match I got 30/7 and 25/3 in the next couple of matches :D
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: bdtzmaru on 06:31 PM - 03/09/11
Hi guys,

I just wanted to share my experience with the XIM3 after spending about 1 month with it.  I play both PS3 and Xbox versions of Black Ops and this "little" device has been the best purchases I have made in a while!  While it's not really a "first impression", I didn't want to start a new thread and thought this was the appropriate thread to share my experience.

Previously, I've used the Fragnstein mouse adapter for PS3.  While it got me closer to the familiar feel of playing FPS in PCs, it was never really the same even after many many hours of tweaking.  I could never find that balance of being able to aim fast while also being smooth at the same time.  The experience with the Fragnstein was like playing a game that lagged...big time!  Now imagine using it playing an inherently lagged game like Blops!  The newer firmwares from Tuact did not really improve, even with the ADS speed adjustments.  I could go on and on with my complaints of the Fragnstein...

I was lucky enough to find the OBsiVs development blog after searching to find a better solution.  The first time I hooked up the device, I noticed the difference right a way.  I did TONS of research on the settings, so I was prepared.  First thing I noticed..smooth aiming and fast!! I'm a high sensitivity player and this thing can keep up!!  I'm using a Logitech G700, the PS3 nav and the GTmax adapter (PS3).  I do have the belkin n52te, but I am so used to the nunchuck for moving that I have not bothered trying the belkin.  The settings are a little overwhelming at first, but easy to understand in my opinion.  I did not have to switch the settings playing on PS3 vs Xbox360 (Blops).  The feel is exactly the same when switching between the two consoles with the settings untouched. 

When switching over from the Frangstein, there was somewhat an adjustment (for the better).  I was so used to the laggy, skipping, jagged movements of the Fragnstein, that I was not aiming correctly with the XIM3. The first couple of matches, my kdr was crappy!   But after 3 matches, I made the adjustments and have not stopped smiling since. My K/D ratio has been steadily climbing since playing with the XIM3.

The only complaint I have is the ADS toggle.  ADS toggle was present in the Fragnstein, but a little complicated to set up with the XIM3.  With the XIM3, it can be achieved with switchers and NOM4D button layout in Blops.  However, I did not like how it would sometimes get out of sync.  So, I resorted to the press and hold ADS using a standard translator for ADS (can't wait for the ADS-ST!!).  I feel that I am a little bit inaccurate with it because I am now pressing two buttons on the mouse to fire and aim.  I tried binding the aiming button to one of the triggers of the ps3 nav, but I my muscle memory of playing PC FPS for years revert to pressing the right mouse button to aim down sights.

However, those complaints are very minor to what you actually gain with the XIM3.  Awesome device!!!  If you are a Fragnstein user and on the fence on buying the XIM3....DO IT!!!  You won't regret it!  No more "staircase" jaggy movements! Well done OBsIV!!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Patro46 on 07:03 PM - 03/09/11
I'm about two weeks into the XIM3 and I love it. I'm far from a pro but I'm at least running in the middle of the pack now, up from the very bowels of the lowest ranking misfits on Xbox Live.  The XIM3 is much more fluid than I would have ever expected, and best of all is I can use what's comfortable to me and not be forced into a less intuitive controller. On a scale of 1-10 on the WOW factor, I give the XIM3 a steady 9. Sure fire winner for the Xbox 360. Best hardware mod of the year for Xbox. I bet Bubba Bill is wishing he'd have cashed in on this one. A 300 dollar Microsoft Approved mouse/keyboard adapter? Millions would have flocked on board. Now watch. Someone at Microsoft is gonna throw ObSiV a multi million dollar bone to sell out. Cant wait to see how that one is gonna pan out. Sure am glad I have MY XIM3. I wouldn't sell it for twice the money.  8)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Muncheese on 09:01 PM - 03/09/11
Hi Just got my XIM3 today. Thanks for that :) but out of the box it had the red screen thing. Followed the thread instructions and am resetting it now. Anything to be worried about?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: SilentObservant on 09:07 PM - 03/09/11
Just played my first insane game of snipers on Reach. I am IMPRESSED. This is such a great product, after a quick setup and getting used to the UI, I started playing just as I did on the PC. Worth it. Completely.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Muncheese on 09:17 PM - 03/09/11
Ok now I am worried. After getting the reset it worked for a few minutes, went to poo came back to my room and red screen again. What should i do?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 09:23 PM - 03/09/11
Ok now I am worried. After getting the reset it worked for a few minutes, went to poo came back to my room and red screen again. What should i do?

Open a support thread, follow the read screen instructions. This thread is for first impressions.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Muncheese on 10:17 PM - 03/09/11
I understand that mist. Thats why this is an appropriate post. These are my first impressions. That support thread mentions nothing about my screen constantly resetting to the red bs. Who do i speak to about getting this fixed. I have had the unit out of the box for just about 2 hours now and i have had to reset it 5 times. Currently its on the red screen and im not even gonna bother with it anymore tonight because nothing seems to help. I know you are all over the forums mist so please refer me to the proper person to talk to about resolving this issue. It is unacceptable and would like to fix this asap.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 10:26 PM - 03/09/11
I also understand that was your first impression. You've posted multiple times in the first impression thread.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Travis on 10:33 PM - 03/09/11
I thank you OBSiV.  It was tough shelling out the 176 dollars (shipping choice) but over all I would do it for sure now.
You've brought smile after smile today. I can finally target a player and shoot them now. I've always been a pc gamer and my son has always been a console player so now this will even the odds a little.
If anyone is in doubt about purchasing this , don't be.
I'm sorry to hear that some of you have been having problems. Hang in there i'm sure they'll get you fixed up soon.
I didn't update mine at all . Straight out of the box and then to my xbox.
I had to figure out the settings save and the use of the n52 (not n52te) settings , then all was just tweak a little faster and change my button arrangement to my n52.
I hooked up the n52 straight to the XiM3 and it worked just fine.
I just pressed the button that i wanted to control my movements and bam worked flawlessly.

:) :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: AustinCOT on 10:34 PM - 03/09/11
got my xim today, been waiting bout a week and i live in the uk so i am pretty happy with how fast i got it. so as soon as it arrive i went out and got a xbox and a new HD tv to play it on as well as black ops and bullet storm. i am now retiering my PC from gaming unless i am playin football mannager.

i got everything set up and updated quickly and easily. im using a bog standard acer keyboard and some kinda of gaming mouse(it says x7 on it thats bout all i can tell u) mouse set to 3200 dpi. took a good 4 hours tweaking to get setting that i like witch for me isnt that long. when playing PC games i would spend hours just tweaking the graphics. i am fairly happy with the results i got aiming is enjoyable on a console for the first time since goldeneye.

only complain i have is turning seems a bit sluggish and yes i have watched the video but i have seem to get over this with a combo of mouse and keyboard movment. i knew it was never gonna be totally PC flick the mouse and you do a 360 like. i remember reading a thread when some guy was talking about adding a deadzone to the STs obsesive at the end of the threat talk about adding a mouse boost function, anyways i think i see what the guy was on about and i am looking forward to this and the black ops ads ST.

i have orderd a g500 and it should be here in the next few days. i reckon with a better mouse and the updates that will be taking place xim3 will be very close mimicing PC gameplay.

over all i am happy with it.

its late and i havent proof read this osrry to the people here who are offended by bad grammer.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: kent on 04:40 AM - 03/10/11
Received mine a day before double xp started for Blackops. Easily downloaded the new translator, customized the button layout. I had trouble at first with getting the correct sensitivity and second sensitivity while in ADS, but after little fiddling i found my comfort zone. I know its recomended to disable aim assist.. but I found better results with it enabled, don't know if that's because i'm more of a low sensitivity player or what.

After a few days of getting used to it, my k/d has skyrocketted.

Thanks the entire xim team!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Dale on 08:46 AM - 03/10/11
Preface: Ive have been palying with XIM 2 for about 2 years, and am basing this review soley on Blackops (since its the only game I play). Also, achieved a 6.5 kd with XIM 2.

Review:

Installation: was easy, flashing was super easy

Config: easy to setup but I HATE the fact that you cant bind a controller function to 2 buttons. I could easily do this with XIM 2.

Performance: Worse. I use the NOMAD profile in COD, and mwheelup to zoom in, and mwheelup again to zoom out. (Ive been doign this since counterstrike days). The ADS is just sooooooo slow. I tried using switcher to boost my sensitivity but Im not able to achieve the smooth feeling that I got with the XIM2.  In fact, I cant pick out any part of the performance at this point that better than the XIM2.

Clutter:  Pre-XIM3: I had a XIM2, headset, mouse, keyboard on my desk
              POST-XIM3: I have a wired xboxcontroller, headset, mouse, and keyboard on my desk

In other words, the clutter is exactly the same. Infact, its more of pain in the a$$ because now I have to unplug my mouse and keyboard from the XIM3 everytime I want to switch my input and use my computer (i didnt have to do this with the XIM2)

Conclusion: Im waiting for the ADS update to decide whether or not to sell the product. Also, Please fix the ability to bind a controller function to 2 keys!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: ProfessorOak on 10:55 AM - 03/10/11
Got my Xim yesterday, set it up pretty quickly for Black Ops. I'm using a gaming mouse (G500) for the first time in a long while and it's been tough to learn again since it sits kind of weird. I'm used to rounded edges on the bottom of the mouse.

Otherwise the couple of hours I played for were great. The ADS was difficult to adjust to but maybe it's because I didn't set it up right. It was definitely an issue, though, and when I played with dual Skorpions (i.e. no ADS needed) I did amazingly well. There's some guilt or maybe just paranoia that comes with using Xim for me. When I played S&D I was worried I'd be called out by people who could see that I wasn't using a controller. They never did, and the same for when I dominated a wager match of Gun Game, and when I tomahawked some idiot camping around the corner on Summit. And also when I sniped a guy through the wall for a headshot on Discovery.

The handling is pretty amazing though. There's definitely a different feel to aiming than when I've played TF2 on the PC, but I'm pretty sure the G500 is to blame since I've been using a generic optical mouse for the last couple of years. But being able to maneuver around things with the added agility a keyboard and mouse gives you is an awesome feeling when you're getting hunted as #1 in Stick & Stones, or you're the last guy left in S&D. Definitely looking forward to playing tonight so I can get the keymapping and aiming down some more.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Ninjaklink on 08:33 PM - 03/10/11
I've had it for about 3 days now and so far... i'm better with a gamepad.  This should'nt be the case though as I was a PC gamer for longer than I was a console gamer.  I'm better with a mouse and keyboard but this is just not the case when I play with them on 360.  Very well put together product though.  I'll keep trying different sensitivities and acceleration configs but for now I'm having a tough time doing well with XIM3.

I'm kinda in the same boat. Although it's more in my head and my playstyle than anything else. With the Xbox controller I was at a fairly low sens of three and I was a very methodical player which kept me out of harms way in bo most of the time. With the xim3 and all the speed and precision I keep running around like a madman and putting myself in terrible 3 on 1 situations. I have to constantly tell myself to slow down and take some cover. When I do play smart I put up some pretty good numbers though.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Soks on 03:02 AM - 03/11/11
Preface: Ive have been palying with XIM 2 for about 2 years, and am basing this review soley on Blackops (since its the only game I play). Also, achieved a 6.5 kd with XIM 2.

Review:

Installation: was easy, flashing was super easy

Config: easy to setup but I HATE the fact that you cant bind a controller function to 2 buttons. I could easily do this with XIM 2.

Performance: Worse. I use the NOMAD profile in COD, and mwheelup to zoom in, and mwheelup again to zoom out. (Ive been doign this since counterstrike days). The ADS is just sooooooo slow. I tried using switcher to boost my sensitivity but Im not able to achieve the smooth feeling that I got with the XIM2.  In fact, I cant pick out any part of the performance at this point that better than the XIM2.

Clutter:  Pre-XIM3: I had a XIM2, headset, mouse, keyboard on my desk
              POST-XIM3: I have a wired xboxcontroller, headset, mouse, and keyboard on my desk

In other words, the clutter is exactly the same. Infact, its more of pain in the a$$ because now I have to unplug my mouse and keyboard from the XIM3 everytime I want to switch my input and use my computer (i didnt have to do this with the XIM2)

Conclusion: Im waiting for the ADS update to decide whether or not to sell the product. Also, Please fix the ability to bind a controller function to 2 keys!

This pretty much sums up what i was going to write  , although it seems like i have more clutter now as i cant tuck the XIM3 away like i could the 2  and have an extra mouse , also no 6.5K/D :(

Control wise atm the moment i think if i had to choose id have my XIM2 it has the speed and that 'snap' ability without loosing the tight feel (TOYS Config  8) ) , also the lack of being able to assign 2 keys to one button is a shame

 I tried to overcome this by using the G500's onboard macro to assign the button i wanted to use , but this just froze the XIM 3 up and locked the function on, judging by the lack of response to the thread i made about this id say this has been nerfed somehow as this would work on the xim2

i wont be selling it as i know its early days and its still a great product
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 05:26 AM - 03/11/11
The two keys - one xbox button is a feature request, I too hope it's created soon. In the meantime there is another way to do this with config switchers, check out the xim3 support faq for a tutorial.

http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=9398.0
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: dmxwyrw on 09:05 AM - 03/11/11
I've had mine for a few days. Its been great. I haven't gotten a g500 and been using an M$ Basic optical mouse. Still so much better than using a controller. With the controller there is a 2 -3 inch space around the crosshair that I couldn't line up a shot efficiently. I can't wait to see the difference with a better mouse.

The construction is very sturdy yet lightweight. USB ports aren't flimsy as one would find on any device of the same size and weight. Too bad the LCD lens seems to exists to keep some dust out. Heaven help you if something falls on directly on it. That aside I feel this device has been worth every penny.

My only gripe: More customization. There should multiple key AND control binds.
Perhaps this isn't possible:
The right stick should also be allowed to have a joystick bound in addition to the mouse. Here is one example. Being in a Tank or turret that moves slow I could use the stick on the G13 to move the view a long distance and then line the shot up with the mouse.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 09:21 AM - 03/11/11
Control wise atm the moment i think if i had to choose id have my XIM2 it has the speed and that 'snap' ability without loosing the tight feel (TOYS Config  8) )

toys is using the new BO ADS ST for hip as well and is happy with that. Maybe you could try the same if you prefer the same feel.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Soks on 06:26 PM - 03/11/11
Yes please Obsiv that would be great ,when's it going to be available ?or do you mean the one where he's written a second profile with standard translation ?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 06:33 PM - 03/11/11
It's being tested. You are welcome to apply for membership to the Release Candidate member group from your Profile.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Soks on 06:52 PM - 03/11/11
 Ok cheers i will do  8)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Day on 03:50 AM - 03/12/11
Well here is my first impression of the XIM3.

Well to start off I was one of the first people to actually order my Xim3, but based on the fact that I was moving to Korea at the same time…well long story short its here and now have logged roughly 6 hours on it.  Up until this point I have never played on a console like the XBOX at all.  I’ve been a PC gamer for the past 20 years…I got an XBOX to play with my son online for the next year while being away.

I played with the controller in BO and would go roughly 3-20 in a given match; as a matter of fact my K/D was a whopping .34.  This is slowly improving, with only 6 hours of game play with the XIM3 it’s sitting at like .94, so my game has greatly improved. 

The craftsmanship is superb, really light, lcd screen is spot on and the overall design looks awesome...   Thanks for giving an ole time PC gamer like myself and many others a whole new look on console gaming, much appreciated.

Thou I do have a few COMPLAINTS:

1.   I use a MX518 and not being able to program the DPI switch drives me nuts….I have ordered a G500 and should hope to arrive in about 2 weeks. 
2.   The Crouch / Prone button….ARGGG, I am so use to hitting CRTL to prone quick and pressing SPACE to crouch, now with both combined…( I haven’t searched the forum, but maybe someone has a work around )
3.   TOGGLE ADS…. One thing I have notice is now that I just ADS with my right thumb it does throw my aim off a little at long distance shooting.  On the PC when you TOGGLE ADS, it will break once you start to sprint, well on the XBOX it will stay toggled until the button is pressed again to release…this is from my experience. 
4.    The footsteps in BO seems really weak, I cant hear them for @#$% and it seems like I always die now from being shot in the back….XIM3 wins most my 1 v 2 battles up front.

These are my issues, but they are my issues and game issues, nothing about the XIM3…and I mentioned above, just an awesome product. 

Disclaimer:  Didn’t go back and re-read this, hope it makes sense…

Thanks again…….
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Halowood on 06:56 AM - 03/12/11
I received my XiM yesterday. It is even better than I hoped. I just have to fine tune myself in Reach and I'm all good.

I brought it to a friends house today to show him what it's like in reach. He used to play Xbox but when it RROD'd he bought a PC. One of the first things he said was if his PC screwed up he would definitely buy a new Xbox and XiM3.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Reain5221 on 11:42 AM - 03/12/11
Received my XIM3 on 3/9/2011. 
Used for: PS3 & Xbox360
Games used so far: Black Ops and Killzone 3
Using a Logitech g500

I just love this thing... Simple as that.

Prior to the XIM3 I actually created my own XIM1 a year ago or so.  Been pretty content with it in the time I've used it; though, it wasn't until recently looking through these forums that a XIM3 caught my interest.   Its a significant upgrade especially for one that has used a XIM1 for so long. 

As far as what hardware is concern, it is such a huge plus that I don't need to use a computer or laptop to run the XIM software to my console. The simple, small, and light LCD device has an excellent design.  My only concern really is how durable the thing is; I'm quite scared that I'll somehow break the thing. Have there been durability, impact, water submersion tests performed on this thing? Will it blend?  I'm going to treat it like a baby it for the rest of my life. 

Software is very simple and intuitive to use.  Updating it is no hassle.  Its mostly thanks to this forum's community that's helped me connect, configure, and tweak the XIM3.  My only (very small) annoyance with the software was tweaking the sensitivity values.  It does that weird rising incremental digit adjustment where holding down on a value would jump every single, then tenth, and higher digit.  Trying to get to a specific value is a slow and annoying process especially if you overshoot it.

Games I've played with it have mostly been on my PS3 since most of my friends play on this console.  I've noticed some rumblings with some of the PS3 community users on this forum lately about PS3 support. While I feel a little unsure about this situation, my optimism still remains so long as there are still those contributing discussions on configurations, tweaks, advice, and any helpful work-arounds to using the XIM3 on a PS3.  At least for me, I still have my Xbox360 to fall back on.

Anyways, Black Ops feels great its as close to a 1:1 experience as one can get.  My handling is significantly more improved compared to the XIM1.  Killzone 3, while not perfect, is very fun to play with a mouse and keyboard (Using Bad Company ST, Pri Sen: 40.15; Sec Sen: 40.75; Acel: -0.15. Many thanks to Lunchbox's and ak-xs's posts).  I've always managed to get to the top 3 in matches with both games using the XIM3.

I would suggest any console FPS enthusiast to purchase this.  I'm planning to demo it to my friends this weekend.   Thank you OBsIV and the rest of the XIM team for creating such a wonderful piece of tech. 



Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: ade666 on 03:12 PM - 03/15/11
well its been 24 hrs since i started using my xim3. ITS FRICKIN AWESOME. i thought xim2 was great but this piece of wonderfulness is earth shatteringly awesome. obsiv you are a genius. and the config programme that sP4rk has written is genius too.

well thats the arse kiss done so a quick review.

to anyone thinking of using a remailer do it, do it now. i used shipito and everything went perfect. i signed up for both that and in the xim store then then sat and waited for stock. i even paid into my shipito account so they would send it on straight away.

i ordered on friday 4th and it arrived here in the uk monday 14th. no problems anywhere and total cost was $220 which is approx £140.

setup easy even for a noob like myself, people just follow the guide on here and it will work stop on.

in game i tried mw2 first and after loading the correct st fired up a private match to sort out keys etc. everything went smoothly until i came to move the mouse around. no matter how much i tweaked the sensitivity it was alot slower than my xim2. i'm using a mx518 mouse and realised that i had been using setpoint to run it at 1800 dpi and after a quick press of the + dpi button presto chango it was up to speed.

its working perfectly the screen is just right so as not to be distracting.

thanks once again to everyone involved in designing and making the xim3
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: borisof007 on 06:45 PM - 03/15/11
Bought - Last week
Received within 2 days, even though I had 3 day shipping, so awesome!
Primary Game:  CoD Black Ops
Thoughts:

I purchased this because I am a PC gamer first, console second, although with the recent problems that's been plauging the CoD franchise in terms of PC gaming, I decided that the XIM 3 would be my best option.

Setup - Setup was super easy.  I have a Razer Death Adder and a Logitech G18 keyboard, both worked right away with no problems.  Configured my settings within the XIM 3 menu in a private game, only problem is with killstreaks, although I know there's a solution for having 2 configs and switching back and forth real fast when you get something like a chopper gunner, so I just have to read more into that and implement it.

Use - Using it feels very natural, although after gaming for about 60 hours in Black Ops on a controller, switching to a keyboard takes a little getting used to.  Stuff like meleeing actually is a little harder for me now, because I have such a drastic improvement in my aiming and shooting skills that that's all I want to do now!  So I melee less often than I should.  I recently played two FFA games and went 30-4 with an AK-47 w/red dot on Stadium, did a follow up match, same setup and same map, went 30-7.  Got attack dogs both times for the winning kill cam (which was pretty funnny).

Conclusion - I can't recommend this product enough.  Works flawlessly, takes a little configuration to get going, but once you hit your sweet spot it's just a dream to use.  Leaps and bounds ahead of the controller.  The XIM 3 is the reason why Microsoft will never allow PC gamers to interact with XBox gamers, because we wipe the floor with them!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: obscure86 on 03:50 PM - 03/17/11
Hello my fellow XIM 3'ers and want to be's!!

This is my review of the XIM 3 using Halo Reach, Halo 3, and COD: BO

Lets put it into perspective.
I was a very good halo 3, reach, and BO player with the controller. I've been playing FPS pc games since DOOM. Mouse Keyboard was a natural feel for me.

I bought the XIM 3, and at the start like many of you my mouse-keyboard combo was not as good as my controller at the start. I didn't memorize the autonomous hand coordination like using the controller. But after a month I have to say, maaaannn 1 word, OWNAGE. Im pulling off shots in reach like the pros. In black-ops my kd spread is at a constant 10-1 to 50-1. I've gotten 4 perfections in reach and got my 50 in halo 3 mlg like it was nothing.

If you're a PC gamer that wants to have the mouse-keyboard in console games, PICK THIS UP. This is a dream come true for me and I want to say THANK YOU XIM 3 CREATORS, you guys friggin rock and its allowing me to have to most fun i've ever had in console gaming EVER.

PS: I am using a 12 dollar keyboard usb from walmart, (logitech k120 to be exact, and the mx518).
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Retrospect on 07:31 PM - 03/17/11
Well I got my setup going today for my XIM3 and it is 10X better than what I imagined it would be. The thing is absolutely amazing. I mean when you first open it up out of the box and look at it, it really isn't that impressive looking. However once you get this thing up and running and get proper settings for your game it is AMAZING and you see the true power of the XIM3 shine.

The thing is so user friendly it's amazing.. it's so simplistic and such a powerful tool. Thank you so much Obsiv and the rest of your team for your hard work and dedication. You definitely have a lifelong customer right here. I am absolutely elated with how well this works.

Simply immaculate, it feels basically identical to a PC to me. I am so impressed with XIM3 I can't even properly articulate it! It's so awesome. I am already owning kids in Gears2 and I don't even have muscle memory yet. I am sloppy but the aim is just so precise, it's incredible.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: cajunrtard on 08:03 PM - 03/17/11
  Well I got my XIM3 a couple of days ago and in the past 3 days I have had nothing but absolute bliss playing Halo:Reach with my mouse and keyboard.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/kdangelus/photo1.jpg)

For the keyboard I'm using the Zboard Merc and for the mouse I'm using Logitech M100 till I can afford a new mouse since my Steelseries Ikari Laser Mouse is not working. I have my Xbox hooked up to my 27" Planar monitor and my computer is hooked up to both my 27" and 22" Acer monitor. So I can surf the web and still play Halo.

  As far as the XIM3, it worked right out of the box, with a little fine tuning of the sensitivty. After I learned that they limited the turning speed, I readjusted my sensitivty and everything has been bliss. I have not had this much fun playing Halo in a long time. Not to say that I'm "pwning" but just being able to feel comfortable playing a game I love. I've had so much fun that I even submitted some "fail" clips to Achievement Hunters for their weekly Halo Reach "Fails of the Week".

  Overall the simplicity of the XIM3, the ease of flashing it, and adjusting all the settings makes this a must buy for anyone who wants to play with mouse and keyboard on the 360.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Jamoe on 06:01 AM - 03/18/11
Received my XIM3 yesterday after waiting for what felt like a lifetime (not XIM's fault!). I'm in the UK so had to use a remailer and in the end this has cost me about £170 (xim3, delivery, duty and parcel force admin fees).

My initial reaction after opening was that the bubble wrap wasn't sufficient for the amount of travelling this thing had done. But the box was undamaged and everything appeared ok.

The unit it self is superb if a little light. The screen is fantastic, I've no issues reading it on the lowest setting. The usb sockets feel a little weak but I won't be removing the devices from it very often anyway. For such a small team it's a testament to all who worked on XIM3. I'm still in awe of what you have created.

I probably spent the first 30 minutes setting up the g500 (with nte52), updating the firmware, loading the new bops ST, binding keys. I started a private match just to get a feel. I have spent no time adjusting anything other than bindings and it felt bloody marvellous (and then I remembered to set the in game sensitivity to 10). I haven't played a PC fps in years and have been playing (suffering) with the xScorch for the last 5 months. I didn't realise just how @#$% the scorch is, I might have to keep it just so I can remind myself how crap it is.

My first full game of bops I did 26-6, not mega as I can do that with my scorch, most of my deaths came down to not remembering the key bindings. Must have died 3 times standing over a crate/weapon trying to remember where x is bound, haha. That was my highest scoring game last night, I spent some time tweaking bindings etc.

Bearing in mind I have not changed the default acc/sen this device is astonishing. It's incredibly intuitive, I haven't read the guides or watched the tutorials (just a few forums threads). I will spend some time tonight going through the tutorials to get the most out of it.

thank you OBsIV and Team.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: MAYAman on 02:58 AM - 03/20/11
I got my XIM3 on Thursday, it's taken me three days just to get accustomed to it.  I'm only using an 1800dpi mouse but have a tactx mouse coming.  Ive found I like the Sony nav controller best, I have all the keys the way I like them.  Once you get used to the XIM, you'll notice you'll get better end better.  The hardest thing is adjusting to close in combat.  It's a little tougher to react as fast as I used to with the controller, but my tracking is getting better and better.

Gonna keep plugging away.  Can't wait to play Civ and Ruse in 360 with mouse. 

Thanks for making such a well thought out product.  :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: dragon9 on 07:02 PM - 03/20/11
Love it. I had a scorchx. XIM3 is way better.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: ki11er on 03:01 PM - 03/21/11
Well here is my first impression of the XIM3.

Well to start off I was one of the first people to actually order my Xim3, but based on the fact that I was moving to Korea at the same time…well long story short its here and now have logged roughly 6 hours on it.  Up until this point I have never played on a console like the XBOX at all.  I’ve been a PC gamer for the past 20 years…I got an XBOX to play with my son online for the next year while being away.

I played with the controller in BO and would go roughly 3-20 in a given match; as a matter of fact my K/D was a whopping .34.  This is slowly improving, with only 6 hours of game play with the XIM3 it’s sitting at like .94, so my game has greatly improved. 

The craftsmanship is superb, really light, lcd screen is spot on and the overall design looks awesome...   Thanks for giving an ole time PC gamer like myself and many others a whole new look on console gaming, much appreciated.

Thou I do have a few COMPLAINTS:

1.   I use a MX518 and not being able to program the DPI switch drives me nuts….I have ordered a G500 and should hope to arrive in about 2 weeks. 
2.   The Crouch / Prone button….ARGGG, I am so use to hitting CRTL to prone quick and pressing SPACE to crouch, now with both combined…( I haven’t searched the forum, but maybe someone has a work around )
3.   TOGGLE ADS…. One thing I have notice is now that I just ADS with my right thumb it does throw my aim off a little at long distance shooting.  On the PC when you TOGGLE ADS, it will break once you start to sprint, well on the XBOX it will stay toggled until the button is pressed again to release…this is from my experience. 
4.    The footsteps in BO seems really weak, I cant hear them for @#$% and it seems like I always die now from being shot in the back….XIM3 wins most my 1 v 2 battles up front.

These are my issues, but they are my issues and game issues, nothing about the XIM3…and I mentioned above, just an awesome product. 

Disclaimer:  Didn’t go back and re-read this, hope it makes sense…

Thanks again…….

You can up and down your DPI with the plus and minus button . . . just FYI
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: yogib on 04:02 PM - 03/21/11
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!!!!

I honestly don't have words to describe my happiness right now! I ordered XIM3 a little while back but it took me a couple of weeks to get everything together (keyboard, mouse, headphones, etc). Finally, this morning I was able to setup everything, update firmware and STs, and give it shot. Man! What an exhilarating feeling!!  :D

I was a PC gamer up until about 3 years ago. Then, I had to move and didn't have the time nor the money to buy a real good gaming PC. I do NOT believe in bottom-of-the-line (or even middle-of-the-line) equipment. IF I am going to game on a PC, I want the very best graphics card on the market, super CPU, very good power supply, top rated memory modules, etc. You get the picture, right? And, in doing so, it can drain my pocket very quickly. And at the moment I cannot afford for that to happen.

So, when I moved 3 years ago, I "settled" for an Xbox to game on. And, what a disappointment that controller turned out to be. It was almost impossible for me to aim well, let alone kill somebody. I told myself that I would SOMEHOW master the controller but I never spent the required amount of time on it to master it. I think the truth of the matter was that every time I even THOUGHT about picking up the controller to play a game, it gave me the jitters and I'd avoid playing altogether.

Then, while going through Engadget one day, I read the write-up about XIM3. I couldn't believe such a device existed. I planned my days around store opening hours and somehow managed to order a unit.

I have now been transported back to my PC gaming days and hopefully I don't have to touch the controller for anymore gaming. The old familiar feeling of aiming with the mouse and moving with keyboard keys is back. The mouse accuracy is MIND-BOGGLING to put it mildly! Killing is a BREEZE now!  I had a smile on my face all day today. I can feel it still plastered on my face as I type. :)

My very sincere, heartfelt thanks to OBsIV and his team! Truly appreciate all the hard work that went into making the XIM3 a reality in order to bring the PC-feel to a lowly console. :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: msteph11 on 12:12 AM - 03/22/11
Thks for all the great feedback..I'm convinced - gonna go order one. I'm a longtime PC player and I always avoided too much console play cause I just couldn't get used to the controller...too @#$% inaccurate - this look like the answer to my prayers - can't wait to finally be able to play the SP campaigns of some of these games without getting killed every 10 secs...
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: rangerlump on 08:43 PM - 03/23/11
I just got my XIM3 today…….

I am a lifelong PC gamer since Wolf3D. To make the transition to consoles even worse, I am left handed. So going from a left-handed mouse/keyboard player to trying to aim with my right thumb was just an exercise in futility. I didn’t get a 360 til this past Christmas and still steered clear of FPS’ due to the frustration.

Fast forward to today =). I got my XIM3 in the mail, loaded up the latest firmware, then loaded up the latest BFBC2 Smart Translator, and went to town. Even with the config still needing some minor adjustments to match my sensitivity preferences and hardware fine-tuning, I was giggling like a little school girl!

The device is user friendly for the most part, the small questions will be answered easily with this friendly and helpful community.

Thanks for developing this ObsIV !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: trusean on 10:39 PM - 03/23/11
I ordered the XIM3 on March 16th. It arrived at my door in Vancouver, CA at 3:30 PM PST. Very good transit speed considering the distance, only 6 business days. As far as packaging goes, I feel it was more than adequate. The unit itself was surrounded by bubble wrap.  As far as total price, I will not mention exact amount, however I used the fastest shipping method and I did declare the actual cost of the unit for customs (I used a remailer and had to declare exactly what was inside, I was going to lie but what’s a few extra bucks to be honest). It isn’t exactly cheap after all in but I just think of a few factors that justify the price; the life left on the XBOX 360, the fact that BFBC3 is on its way and the hours of game play I left with CODBO. Well worth it.

Now to describe the end user experience! When I first powered this beast up (after flashing) and entered a private match of CODBO, the ST I was using needed work. I’m pretty sure it’s all because of my mouse. Anyways, after it was all said and done, I jumped into some matches with friends. After 4 TD matches my average KD doubled. Not bad considering I haven’t played K/M since original TF on Steam!

All in all, I am extremely excited about my purchase. One thing I do not understand however is that my mouse sensitive is in the triple digits for both primary and secondary. This is with my CODBO setting at 10. I do not know why I need it so high, seems off. I know this is not the place to ask, I will ask after I send this.

Happy Killing!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Krytical on 11:19 PM - 03/23/11
Hey guys, I'm not happy anymore with my XIM3. It was nice at first when my stats were super low and it just looked like an average person playing Black Ops. Now that my KD is 4.37, I can't stop people from yelling at me, cussing, calling me hacker and causing all this drama for no apparent reason. It usually happens when I unplug my mic and people just start blabbering as if I can't respond back. Once I do plug it in the tides turn and they don't say much. But.. then there's the people who keep on going and especially when a few of them in lobby feels the same way about my play style they all rage on me and it makes me super sad. It's like, I don't care about them but dam please just let me play the game. I can't even stay in lobby's long enough now because they would just keep spamming my mail box and voice chat about me. I swear ever since it hit 4.0 that's when it all started. Anyway I love the XIM3 and all, but it's makes me hated.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Hjalmar on 03:49 PM - 03/24/11
I ordered the XIM3 on March 16th. It arrived at my door in Vancouver, CA at 3:30 PM PST. Very good transit speed considering the distance, only 6 business days. As far as packaging goes, I feel it was more than adequate. The unit itself was surrounded by bubble wrap.  As far as total price, I will not mention exact amount, however I used the fastest shipping method and I did declare the actual cost of the unit for customs (I used a remailer and had to declare exactly what was inside, I was going to lie but what’s a few extra bucks to be honest). It isn’t exactly cheap after all in but I just think of a few factors that justify the price; the life left on the XBOX 360, the fact that BFBC3 is on its way and the hours of game play I left with CODBO. Well worth it.

Now to describe the end user experience! When I first powered this beast up (after flashing) and entered a private match of CODBO, the ST I was using needed work. I’m pretty sure it’s all because of my mouse. Anyways, after it was all said and done, I jumped into some matches with friends. After 4 TD matches my average KD doubled. Not bad considering I haven’t played K/M since original TF on Steam!

All in all, I am extremely excited about my purchase. One thing I do not understand however is that my mouse sensitive is in the triple digits for both primary and secondary. This is with my CODBO setting at 10. I do not know why I need it so high, seems off. I know this is not the place to ask, I will ask after I send this.

Happy Killing!

Hello there!
I see that you have a problem with your mouse sensitivity, so my question to you is:
Which computer mouse do you have and do you know at how much DPI it operates?

//Hjalmar
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: trusean on 12:28 AM - 03/25/11
Hello there!
I see that you have a problem with your mouse sensitivity, so my question to you is:
Which computer mouse do you have and do you know at how much DPI it operates?

//Hjalmar

Hi Hjalmar,

I 'had' a Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical OEM with apperently a whopping 400dpi! Whooh! That mouse is sitting on the floor to my left at the moment. Now I have the trusty G500 to my right. After I adjusted with SetPoint im rolling 5700 dpi. Proper mouse now. Sensitivity now @ 10.4 Primary and 13.4 Secondary.

-Sean
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: KodRaiN on 02:28 PM - 03/27/11
I have been very pleased with my XIM3.  My only request that i have noticed after the most recent firmware update is that my (right mouse click) zoom in reach only zooms after i let off the mouse button (I use a g500).  Prior to the update I could hold the button down and it would zoom in, then zoom out upon releasing it, just like with the analog on the controller.  This was awesome for snipes.  an update would be appreciated. 
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Oshi7 on 03:54 PM - 03/29/11
I'm a PC player (born and bred) and my friends have been bugging me to get an xbox to play with them. Whilst the XIX is impressive, if you're very used to PC responsiveness then you'll have zero advantage in a match against console players with auto aim (after experiencing it, it isn't aim assist... it's auto aim). I had a 2.20 KD on the PC and am barely able to maintain a 1.7 on the xbox, you'll lose gun fights because you can't move the mouse the way you think it should move. It's almost as if you're fighting with the xbox to get it to do what you want it to.

I've yet to try Halo, which is where this excells I hear, but for Black Ops it comes down to personal preference. If you haven't played PC shooters for a long time, you might pick it up a bit quicker.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 04:09 PM - 03/29/11
Are you running the latest firmware and Smart Translators (from the Downloads board)?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: rtmoose on 05:39 PM - 03/29/11
I'm a PC player (born and bred) and my friends have been bugging me to get an xbox to play with them. Whilst the XIX is impressive, if you're very used to PC responsiveness then you'll have zero advantage in a match against console players with auto aim (after experiencing it, it isn't aim assist... it's auto aim). I had a 2.20 KD on the PC and am barely able to maintain a 1.7 on the xbox, you'll lose gun fights because you can't move the mouse the way you think it should move. It's almost as if you're fighting with the xbox to get it to do what you want it to.

I've yet to try Halo, which is where this excells I hear, but for Black Ops it comes down to personal preference. If you haven't played PC shooters for a long time, you might pick it up a bit quicker.

you should do some research on these forums about the specifics of COD aim-assist.. there is some really enlightening info, if you are finding the unexpected mouse behaviour annoying, just turn off the aim assist.

tbh its kinda silly to come here and say you are dissatisfied with a product that states very clearly that it WILL NOT perform 100% to PC..  your other options are: the controller, or stick to PC..
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: HerkyBird on 02:09 AM - 03/31/11
I have had my Xim3 for about a month now, but only recently got to start using it, as I just moved to Vegas recently and have finally got all my stuff. That being said, I'm military and my schedule has only allowed me to log 8 solid hours of play time in the last 2 weeks; mostly BLOPS, but I played a little MW2 and WaW also. I originally bought a Xim360 (aka xFlex/XIM2) right around the time WaW came out 2 years ago. I LOVED the XIM2, being able to use a mouse and keyboard finally on Xbox was truly the experience I had been looking for to enjoy playing online with all of my friends. I've been watching and lurking on these forums ever since (hence the lack of posts), copying and modifying different profiles for the xim2 that were posted by some of the more active members and making them work for me. Anyway, here is my somewhat comprehensive review on the XIM3.
 
Setup:
XIM3: Prim Sense - 16.0, Second Sense - 35.0, Accel - 0
Offical MSFT Controller
Logitech G500 @ 5700 dpi, 1000hz poll rate
Logitech G13
65" Mitsubishi

Order Process: 10/10.

I ordered mine during the sorta daily soft opens a month ago. This was very frustrating trying to compete against everyone else who wanted one but it worked out, and OBsIV had good reasons for the soft opens.

Wait Time: 10/10.

The wait time between Order and fulfillment to shipping on this product was great. I noticed some people had theirs prepped and ready to ship within hours. Very happy.

Shipping: 7/10.

Fedex basically shipped my XIM to so-cal before forwarding it to Vegas. Once there they sat on it for 2 days. I know I paid for bargain shipping and that it was delivered within their shipping time frame but it was still frustrating. Also they left the box sitting in front of my house in plain sight...where any kid could have just walked up and taken it. This isn't a bash on the XIM product, but more intended to be a FYI for anyone thinking to order that they might want to go with a different shipping option.

Appearance: 10/10.

This thing is gorgeous. Following OBsIV development blog all last year, I knew this thing was gonna look good and it looked great in the photos, but it is even better in person. Love this screen. Now that I've been using it a few of the guys from the squadron have been over and asking about it. They might be ordering their own soon too.

Function: 9/10.

The feel is very different from the XIM2. I feel pretty comfortable saying that is probably due to the smart translators. I followed all the online tutorials and got the updates for all the firmwares and ST's just fine. The movements feel smooth, and very close to the 1 to 1 PC movement everyone desires, I just haven't been able to crack why my XIM sensitivities are so high. I think I read something about poll rates above 125 causing issues with sensitivites. Other than that oddity, this thing feels pretty good, setting up the buttons is easy once you get the hang of it. Beyond that I've been adapting to the different look mechanics of the new hardware and games.

Overall: 10/10.

This really is a great device, having the computer nearby wasn't much of a hindrance for me with the XIM2, but now I can have a pretty clean setup in my living room, and it allows me to continue to enjoy gaming with my friends if they come over to play or online. Looking forward to each new addition as it seems this thing gets better and better as new code and features gets added.

Thank you OBsIV and the rest of the XIM team.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 02:24 AM - 03/31/11
HerkyBird, thank you very much for your detailed review. Yes, your sensitivities are high for your configuration. It could be a few things:

1) You aren't running the latest firmware or the very recent updates to the Smart Translators (http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?wwwRedirect;board=52)
2) Your ingame sensitivity isn't 10-Insane
3) Your DPI isn't set correctly on your mouse hardware

Since #3 is hard to know (and is a very common issue), the upcoming firmware release (early next week) will have a new "DPI Checker" tool right on XIM3 that you can use to verify your mouse DPI. You will print out a supplied "Calibration Grid" and use it along with the tool. Very simple to check to make sure you are running your mouse set optimal settings.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: lazysmokey on 09:54 PM - 04/01/11
Just got mine and all I have to say is I LOVE it.  Hard to explain but makes me feel like I'm part of the game and not just holding a control pad.  I miss this feeling  :'(

Great product.   :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: trueicecold on 01:47 PM - 04/02/11
So.... I think it's time to write my own review :)

I'm not what you call "the average gamer". I'll introduce myself :)

I'm from Israel, 31 years old, got a wife for 6 years and a daughter who's 2.5 years old :)

I'm not a hardcore gamer, and I've NEVER been a mouse+keyboard gamer up until XIM. I started playing FPS games at COD4, never played FPS before, just didn't like the genre.

Even now, I'm not a fanatic when it comes to gaming, due to lack of time, unfortunately...

When I saw XIM I thought "hey, this could help me, play a little better :)" Why pay 190$ for it? (including shipment to Israel) because I could afford it, and it was nice supporting the creator and gaming overall (I buy most of my games as well).

All of this changed when I got my XIM...

Got it 2 weeks ago, and playing 1 hour a day, I gained 12 level on COD BO (25 to 37). Though I'm not getting a 70-4 run, I sometimes manage to get a 20-20 or a 19-13 etc. My best run yet using XIM was 23-3, yesterday :)

The configurability of the XIM in word word - AMAZING! I'm still finding myself tweaking here and there, but now, the game is fluid, I find myself using my mouse and keyboard in ways I never thought I would, and HELL YEAH, I'm enjoying the game much more now :) (I even bought a G500 to complete the deal :))

XIM3 is a magnificent piece of work, and the dedication of OBsIV really shows on the product!

Way to go my man, looking forward to see what you come up with next :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: hortonheardya on 10:11 AM - 04/04/11
So far...I'm absolutely loving it.
I'm a disabled Vet and I can't properly use a controller. So this has made it so much better. The Black ops ADS switcher + my A40's and I'm a threat. Halo Reach has become a joke now. Stay out of swat and sniper matches to keep my inbox empty.

Thank you for the amazing product!

-Matt
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: JP360 on 04:49 PM - 04/09/11
After 3 days with the XIM3 i can say that i´m happy with the hardware itself because it´s very well engineered and made by gamers - Congrats to OBsIV and your team. BUT gamewise i´m disapointed! Right now i only play Crysis2 after spending months in a row playing BlackOps, and my feedback so far is that i´m much worse playing with mouse than i was with controller on Crysis2.

i don´t think there´s enough feedback on this forum to help people set up their settings properly, maybe the XIM3 works great with CoD and BF but with Crysis2 i have my doubts, it feels weird while aiming and kind of slow or not responsive enough.

Guess i have to wait untill a new shooter comes out to give my complete feedback about the XIM3.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 01:04 AM - 04/10/11
Sorry to hear you are having trouble with Crysis 2. The Crysis Smart Translators are just as accurate as CoD and the turn rate in Crysis 2 if very high (meaning, the game feels resonsive -- that is when it's not lagged or dropping frames -- which happens often). I've gotten a lot of really positive feedback about it. Start a thread about it and we can discuss.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: JP360 on 08:16 AM - 04/10/11
Thanks OBsIV! You´re 5* on my book and the same goes for other members that kinldy help when asked.
I have a thread running already trying to get people feedback on their settings while playing Crysis2. If i get enough feedback i can see what am i doing wrong or is it just me adjusting to a new type of controller (mouse and keyboard).

http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=12615.0

If anyone has something to add follow the previous link please.

Thanks
JP
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: excell155 on 05:24 AM - 04/13/11
Long time PC player that just got tired of the hacking and cheaters in the PC world now I can game and have fun like PC use to be.  I have playing with the Xim 3 for about 2 months now!!! I @#$% love this thing!!!!!! thank you  ;D
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Scuzzy on 11:30 AM - 04/14/11
Fantastic work on the controller guys, I've finaly recieved mine here in Taiwan with a bit of postage hopping, and the wait was worth it. Picked up a Belkin pad tonight and everything is working dreamy. I'd be half tempted to show some of the people here but they'd probably copy it 8) Gave up on upgrading my PC all the time and switched over to an xbox, this makes things just as sweet again. Praise Praise etc etc
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: BrettsGamertag on 08:46 PM - 04/17/11
Been putting this review of for some time now And I feel the need to do it now. So I picked this up on release date, and used it for a while...I'm a console player - so I was better with the controller, so I eventually went back. Now about a week ago, I started using this again...and I felt like I was a MLG Pro PC Player with this for games like CoD, Halo, etc. This is 100% the best thing that i've bought in my life, for the little money I spent on it. To be honest, I haven't updated anything on my XIM, but I don't feel I need to. It's ****ing amazing as it is now, and I don't know how I could be improved, so I don't think I need to do that.
      For certain games, i'll switch back to the controller; and the amazing thing is...I don't need to unplug my XIM, I can just pick up my controller! For example, in CoD, if I get Napalm, I switch to my controller to use it, or for a chopper gunner. It's a beautiful piece of equipment and I want to say I love everyone who helped make this happen...(Obsiv, etc.) I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to use a mouse + keyboard on my Xbox. And I strongly look forward to using this for things such as Mortal Kombat - where I have a customizable keyboard instead of a controller.

The XIM3 is an amazing piece of equipment and I recommend that anyone who is better with a controller and hasn't even PC gamed, get this. It can improve you by so much if you find the right mouse/keyboard combinations.

~BrettsGamertag
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Bluehaze on 10:40 PM - 04/21/11
This @#$% thing is so sick... omg thank thank you thank you.  :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: sii on 12:45 PM - 04/23/11
main games: Halo:Reach and Halo 3  mouse: g500  keyboard: microsoft comfort curve 2000
xbox arcade: 20 gb  network:microsoft wireless g adaptor/comcast cable modem

Let me start by saying, Xim3 is absolutely the greatest gizmo I have come into contact with. I'm quite speechless as a matter of fact, the support of this product is nearly unfathomable. Instructional videos and forum searching made my set up tweaking a breeze.  ;) So far I have 0 cons. Thanks Xim team.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: leGit510 on 12:51 PM - 04/24/11
First i'd like to say, the xim3 has reactivated my xbox live experience.  I am a former pro counter-strike player since 2000 and this is the closest you will get to pc vs console.  I am constantly destroying @#$% on call of duty and still trying to get used to halo.

When i first opened my xim3,my 2 buds and i  played halo reach.  I was very disappointed in the product as i was playing on my 46 inch lcd tv.  While my 2 buds were destroying these console gamers, i was not.  After adjusting my xim3 50 times that night, i almost gave up.  My 2 buds were playing on their LCD monitors that they used for PC.  I decided that this could be my problem, so i connected my xbox to my pc monitor and LOW AND BEHOLD I @#$% DOMINATE. 

When my buds logged off, I put in black ops. Black ops' smart translator was way smoother then halo reach's.  I have not lost a free for all and went up 30 levels in less then 12 hours.  I constantly @#$% DESTROY everyone and it feels like a year and a half ago when my 2 buds and I would own Modern Warfare 2 on PC. 

I bought Modern Warfare 2 for xbox and instantly resold it a week later because of the bad experience i had with my xbox controller.  I then was gifted on steam modern warfare 2 by my bud and INSTANTLY STARTED TO @#$% DOMINATE ON THE PC AND CONSISTENTLY DROPPED @#$% NUKES. 

OBsiv,  I think you need to apologize to my girlfriend and I.  You have turned our relationship into 24/7 arguments about me playing xbox all the time.  She is complaining that she is not my number one priority anymore.

YOU HAVE CREATED A @#$% MASTERPIECE MR.  AND I @#$% APPLAUD WHAT YOU'VE DONE.

I convinced my 2  buds into investing in this product and I have 2 more coming over to test drive the product before jumping on the bandwagon of YOUR MASTERPIECE.  I feel that i love you.

#/statsme leGit 
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 02:06 PM - 04/24/11
Thanks for the feedback. :)

I'd like to understand what's going on with your HDTV. It sounds like issues with lag. Also, about the Halo Reach Smart Translator, are you using the latest Beta in downloads? What firmware build are you using? Please start a thread under Support and so we can discuss further.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: leGit510 on 04:02 PM - 04/24/11
nothing is wrong with my hdtv, its just the fact its so huge and probably high response time, that i just plained suck with it.

You know how you just suck at certain fps games.. just not used to halo where people know where the gun spawn.. nothing wrong with your product at all..

where is my apology for ruining my relationship
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 06:42 PM - 04/24/11
Wondering leGit510 didn't use "Game Mode" on the TV.

I should get the XIM3 tomorrow and I'm planning to use it in a 46" LCD HDTV.

Will see how it goes.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 07:31 PM - 04/24/11
A good way to test the amount of input lag your tv has is to put it into game mode and then run component cables instead of hdmi. Less post processing. But you should open a support thread to investigate this further.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: willthetech on 06:28 AM - 04/25/11
First impressions from a non-aggressive player (AKA N00b…camper…etc.). First I want to give the XIM team thumbs up for shipping the product so fast, I dealt with other online stores and I am always worry to choose fast shipping but this time everything was perfect. The device is well built, looks great, has a low profile( which I like in my gadgets, except my iPhone 4 which is all shinny but no choice there) and it was ready to go out of the box, which I was very impressed with. Now to the playing… first I want you to know that the last time I used a mouse for gaming was 6 years ago and also when I play black ops or any first person shooter I am very slow and tactical player (aka camper). At this moment (since about 4 days ago) I am getting my behind served in COD-BO when using XIM, it is taking longer to get used to it that what I expected. Don’t get me wrong I love the XIM 3 and I am very sure that it does what I needs to do very well but it seems that I am doing better with the controller at this moment. There are many things that I still have to try, like making sure the sensitivity is correct, mapping the controller buttons right etc etc… so I am not giving up at all, actually even that I get owned a lot when playing,  I still can’t wait to get home a play Black ops with my mouse. To the XIM team I have to say you guys created a marvelous, high quality device and I will recommend the XIM 3 to everyone I know.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 08:46 AM - 04/25/11
It shouldn't be hard to set up XIM3 correctly with your mouse (please see the Mouse Configuration) instructional video. As for getting used to your key bindings -- that just takes time. :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: svtbmg on 10:47 AM - 04/25/11
I like oyu am also trying to get used to kb/m gaming. I just built a gaming rig 2 weeks ago and it is very foreign to me. I am getting a little more confortable but like I am finding I have to think about which buttons to press and the right sensitivity for me. I want the XIM3 for xbox and I guess some say it works with the Playstation Move controller on both xbox and the PC which for use console people may be a good solution for moving the charactr on screen a little easier like we are used to with the controller. I would like to hear back from someone who has tried the Playstation move with the XIM on xbox to see if they found it easier to move and react than with the kb.

I am old, and I dont have much time left onthis dirt ball to re-learn new skills.lol

First impressions from a non-aggressive player (AKA N00b…camper…etc.). First I want to give the XIM team thumbs up for shipping the product so fast, I dealt with other online stores and I am always worry to choose fast shipping but this time everything was perfect. The device is well built, looks great, has a low profile( which I like in my gadgets, except my iPhone 4 which is all shinny but no choice there) and it was ready to go out of the box, which I was very impressed with. Now to the playing… first I want you to know that the last time I used a mouse for gaming was 6 years ago and also when I play black ops or any first person shooter I am very slow and tactical player (aka camper). At this moment (since about 4 days ago) I am getting my behind served in COD-BO when using XIM, it is taking longer to get used to it that what I expected. Don’t get me wrong I love the XIM 3 and I am very sure that it does what I needs to do very well but it seems that I am doing better with the controller at this moment. There are many things that I still have to try, like making sure the sensitivity is correct, mapping the controller buttons right etc etc… so I am not giving up at all, actually even that I get owned a lot when playing,  I still can’t wait to get home a play Black ops with my mouse. To the XIM team I have to say you guys created a marvelous, high quality device and I will recommend the XIM 3 to everyone I know.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: willthetech on 11:01 AM - 04/25/11
I like oyu am also trying to get used to kb/m gaming. I just built a gaming rig 2 weeks ago and it is very foreign to me. I am getting a little more confortable but like I am finding I have to think about which buttons to press and the right sensitivity for me. I want the XIM3 for xbox and I guess some say it works with the Playstation Move controller on both xbox and the PC which for use console people may be a good solution for moving the charactr on screen a little easier like we are used to with the controller. I would like to hear back from someone who has tried the Playstation move with the XIM on xbox to see if they found it easier to move and react than with the kb.

I am old, and I dont have much time left onthis dirt ball to re-learn new skills.lol


@svtbmg funny thing is i had the nostromo pad and i took it back 2 hours after trying it, so i went back to Best Buy and got the move controller. I think that for going forward and back is a life saver. the issue i am having is that i am getting killed faster when using the mouse, but again it just time i guess, just got to keep playing. i am also old (37) and trust me i know what you mean, i think that reflexes also go out with age. my son is 11 and he can run circles around me with his controller while i am still trying to aim..lol! ;D
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: BouvToTheMax on 11:06 AM - 04/25/11
Waited in the long line with others, ordered as soon as it was available, and now it has arrived! Will be stopping by GameStop to pickup a few games and a wired controller and home bound I will be to setup and start playing. Will update more after I get things worked out.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: svtbmg on 11:15 AM - 04/25/11
Ya I am 35 and notice I am lazy with reflexs with games now. I have the G13 and I am using the thumbstick for moving and it is easier than the WASD but still difficult over the controller. I am getting my tripple monitors this week and spent a bit on them so I am going to wait a bit before getting the XIM3 but I may not be able to do that either.lol So does the moves controller give you the ability to map your equipmenr selection and other things easily? I am thinking I may get rid of my G9x mouse and get a Razer Naga that has more buttons on it to select equipment and ground support along with reloading, grenades and melee attacks. Not sure of the real quality of those mice though.

I like oyu am also trying to get used to kb/m gaming. I just built a gaming rig 2 weeks ago and it is very foreign to me. I am getting a little more confortable but like I am finding I have to think about which buttons to press and the right sensitivity for me. I want the XIM3 for xbox and I guess some say it works with the Playstation Move controller on both xbox and the PC which for use console people may be a good solution for moving the charactr on screen a little easier like we are used to with the controller. I would like to hear back from someone who has tried the Playstation move with the XIM on xbox to see if they found it easier to move and react than with the kb.

I am old, and I dont have much time left onthis dirt ball to re-learn new skills.lol


@svtbmg funny thing is i had the nostromo pad and i took it back 2 hours after trying it, so i went back to Best Buy and got the move controller. I think that for going forward and back is a life saver. the issue i am having is that i am getting killed faster when using the mouse, but again it just time i guess, just got to keep playing. i am also old (37) and trust me i know what you mean, i think that reflexes also go out with age. my son is 11 and he can run circles around me with his controller while i am still trying to aim..lol! ;D
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: willthetech on 11:49 AM - 04/25/11
Ya I am 35 and notice I am lazy with reflexs with games now. I have the G13 and I am using the thumbstick for moving and it is easier than the WASD but still difficult over the controller. I am getting my tripple monitors this week and spent a bit on them so I am going to wait a bit before getting the XIM3 but I may not be able to do that either.lol So does the moves controller give you the ability to map your equipmenr selection and other things easily? I am thinking I may get rid of my G9x mouse and get a Razer Naga that has more buttons on it to select equipment and ground support along with reloading, grenades and melee attacks. Not sure of the real quality of those mice though.
Yes you can map all the buttons very easily, actually is as easy as choosing the button on the XIM and clicking or pressing the button you want to map on your move controller. I am amazed how user friendly the device is. What I am having a problem with is adapting to having my hands so far from each other, sometimes after a long match I feel like a dropped something. Lol!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: svtbmg on 12:08 PM - 04/25/11
LOL, ya it is hard to get used to your hand position I can admit. Hit me up on xbox if you want. XBL is Xx L0RD HELM3TxX ( use a zero for the O in lord) I am a spaceballs fan that is why I chose that name.

Ya I am 35 and notice I am lazy with reflexs with games now. I have the G13 and I am using the thumbstick for moving and it is easier than the WASD but still difficult over the controller. I am getting my tripple monitors this week and spent a bit on them so I am going to wait a bit before getting the XIM3 but I may not be able to do that either.lol So does the moves controller give you the ability to map your equipmenr selection and other things easily? I am thinking I may get rid of my G9x mouse and get a Razer Naga that has more buttons on it to select equipment and ground support along with reloading, grenades and melee attacks. Not sure of the real quality of those mice though.
Yes you can map all the buttons very easily, actually is as easy as choosing the button on the XIM and clicking or pressing the button you want to map on your move controller. I am amazed how user friendly the device is. What I am having a problem with is adapting to having my hands so far from each other, sometimes after a long match I feel like a dropped something. Lol!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Beezles on 12:21 PM - 04/25/11
hilarious! lord helmet!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 01:28 PM - 04/25/11
After roughly 2.5 Hours tweaking and playing with the XIM3 I have to say I'm speechless. I feel at home again after been a hardcore PC player.

My weapons of Mass Destruction:

XIM3 Of Course
Mouse: Wireless Logitech G700 (@5700 Dpi).
Gamepad: Razer Nostromo
Mousepad: Razer Scarab.

I have to say that combination is lethal. All the devices worked flawlessly right out of the box.

I recommend to follow the instructional videos specially the ones showing mouse configuration and key mapping.

Kudos to OBsIV, amazing device I feel like I have new games now. Now even the pistols make sense. ;D


Ah! BTW, I have one of the first Samsung 46" LCT TV's (LN-S4695D)  and I have absolutely no lag or at least can't see it. I have it setup running with a VGA cable to the Xbox 360 and in Game Mode.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: willthetech on 02:49 PM - 04/25/11
After roughly 2.5 Hours tweaking and playing with the XIM3 I have to say I'm speechless. I feel at home again after been a hardcore PC player.

My weapons of Mass Destruction:

XIM3 Of Course
Mouse: Wireless Logitech G700 (@5700 Dpi).
Gamepad: Razer Nostromo
Mousepad: Razer Scarab.

I have to say that combination is lethal. All the devices worked flawlessly right out of the box.

I recommend to follow the instructional videos specially the ones showing mouse configuration and key mapping.

Kudos to OBsIV, amazing device I feel like I have new games now. Now even the pistols make sense. ;D


Ah! BTW, I have one of the first Samsung 46" LCT TV's (LN-S4695D)  and I have absolutely no lag or at least can't see it. I have it setup running with a VGA cable to the Xbox 360 and in Game Mode.

Awesome…I couldn’t get used to the nostromo, I think it was too advance for a beginner like me, plus my hands are huge so it wasn’t right for me. About your TV lag? Do you mean like you see shadows when you move very fast or the time that it takes for images to show up on your screen once it happens in the game console? I am always hearing about this TV lag and I can’t never tell on mine… how can you really measure TV lag? I have a 46 inch Sony XBR 4 and I would like to know if I am having some major lag issues… :)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 03:11 PM - 04/25/11
Some people are reporting mouse response lag with some TV's and they mentioned the lag or response delays are gone once they use a PC monitor.

I think the trick is to make sure you use a VGA or Component cable on game mode and try to avoid HDMI.

I personally feel the responses 1:1 as a PC. I was worried about this and I'm very happy have zero issues.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 06:28 PM - 04/25/11
Thanks guys. Let's keep the feedback coming, and please if you have a comment on their feedback please post your comment in this thread:

http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=8860.0

and if you are in need of support please open a support thread.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: leGit510 on 11:57 AM - 04/26/11
so plug in the component cables and the quality wont drop right? Also turn the tv into gaming mode? That actually makes a difference? I thought it just changed the brightness lol.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 12:23 PM - 04/26/11
When using hdmi the digital image enhancements kick in, this adds to post processing. Some tv's can handle it, some can't. Component is analog, no additional image enhancements added means less post processing. Open a new thread to discuss this further.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: rtmoose on 12:34 PM - 04/26/11
i too have an old samsung LCD... it has a "PC-mode" option when plugging in an HDMI cord that gives me 2 ms response time...

you can tell if there is "tv lag" because your mouse movements feel slightly delayed.. sort of a rubberbanding effect where your crosshair doesnt do exactly what your mouse does when you do it..

some tvs you just cant get rid of the effect... incredibly annoying
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Beezles on 05:44 AM - 04/27/11
This thing is a neussance. Complete waste of time. All I want to do now is play FPS's on 360 and it's going to be wasting all my time! Worste investment ever!!

lol, in all seriousness - this thing is awesome. After a bit of tweaking to my settings (and still yet to be done) i'm loving it.  I even told myself i wouldn't forget to change the in-game sensitivity, but after all of the excitement of actually having it in my hands - i forgot. lol.

Well, if you pc'ed for a while and are making the change to xbox - this is definitely a great investment.

Great job XIM team!  my in-game clan tag is XIM3 if you guys don't mind  ;)

p.s. I can finally snipe again! woot woot!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Gabbagod on 05:50 AM - 04/27/11
This thing is a neussance. Complete waste of time. All I want to do now is play FPS's on 360 and it's going to be wasting all my time! Worste investment ever!!

I really thought you were serious for a second there. I thought ud either smoked something nasty or just didnt know what you were doing lol

Great to see more amazing feedback in this thread!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 10:23 AM - 04/27/11
i too have an old samsung LCD... it has a "PC-mode" option when plugging in an HDMI cord that gives me 2 ms response time...

you can tell if there is "tv lag" because your mouse movements feel slightly delayed.. sort of a rubberbanding effect where your crosshair doesnt do exactly what your mouse does when you do it..

some tvs you just cant get rid of the effect... incredibly annoying

Have you tried VGA cable instead? Just wondering because I feel zero lag. I'm sooo happy. I wish I have a way to demonstrate this. Perhaps my brain has 3ms delay vs 2ms from the TV lol ;D

Wondering if the actual HDMI connection reacts slower than the actual VGA.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Limagreen on 02:59 PM - 04/27/11
XIM3 is simply amazing. I now have to get used to using keyboard and mouse again.
I found that accuracy with a mouse is not enough to get your KD positive, neither is it a substitute for game smarts. Its taken me a while to get instinctive with the keyboard to crouch, reload, change weapons etc. things you need to do well and quickly to ensure a good game. Button assignment can take a while so that you get a config that works well for you.
I find that turning off the target assist doesn't change much.
Latency is still my biggest gripe, but i guess we all have to learn to deal with that.
Amazing, amazing. I am so happy to be back on a mouse and Keyboard.
You guys rock......................
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: hmmjudge on 04:42 PM - 04/27/11
So far, I have only used my XIM3 for 3 hours now on Black Ops multiplayer, I will say this device is flawless.
The last time I avidly played on a Mouse/KB setup for FPS was when I played Quake 2 in about 2004, and my last time playing mouse/kb on FPS altogether was Call of Duty 2 on my old P4 back in 2006.
Though it does not 100% emulate the PC experience, it brings you right at its doorstep, and will drastically increase your game through time.

So far, I have noticed a few things in my FPS game on Black Ops:
1. I am less tense engaging or during firefights and bad situations. With controller, it seemed much easier to panic when an unsuspected situation arises, and lack of proper aim and judgement of the situation often lead to mistakes which ultimately get me killed. Due to my capabilities on mouse/kb, I can minimize my chances of being overtaken in a strategic manner.
2. Speed. Though I am not yet 100% familiar with my setup yet, I've noticed that the speed at which I can maneuver my soldier is indeed faster, due to the amount of control I have over him. This will soon allow me to fine-tune my reactions to the point where I can grasp situations and positions quickly, and react accordingly. Such skills would give me more versatility as a player, and allow me to fulfill roles my team cannot fulfill that I previously could not.
3. Confidence. Though side-factors may appear such as equipment, killstreaks, positioning, and exploits, I feel much more confident pushing through the situation at hand and potentially leading a team. Such confidence allows me to play longer amounts of time without getting depressed or saddened over lack of skill necessary to push a team from the edge of losing.

I may be looking into it too hard, but I am very analytical of such stuff. Later I will attempt playing the game I primarily purchased XIM3 for, Halo Reach.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: 123qwe123 on 11:09 AM - 04/28/11
Just got my Xim3 and have been playing all day.  So far its pretty amazing in CoD4, MW2, and Halo Reach.  Well worth the money to get away from this stupid Xbox controller.  Made the switch over to console to get away from the aimbotters on PC and it plays like a dream.  I've been number one or two on my team pretty much every game now that there are no hackers to keep me down.  ;D  This is a great piece of technology that I highly recommend to any PC players switching over.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Burnin_Vernon on 11:31 AM - 04/28/11
Excellent reports guys! Keep em coming!

A pleasure for all involved to read.

Jason
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: BrandonC on 08:44 AM - 04/29/11
I've had my XIM3 for 4 days now and I've only had time to play GoW3 beta and CoD:BO and I've discovered a few things that have taken me a bit to solve with my gaming setup, especially since I'm trying to keep the budget down.

My first discovery was that after a 10 year break from PC gaming, mice have come a long way and my cheapo mouse and keyboard setup was not going to cut it.  Due to my budget my choices were limited, but I was able to swing a Playstation Move Navigation controller and a Razer Naga Molten Edition with little out of pocket by using my trade in credits at Gamestop.  Even with the default settings a real gaming mouse made a major difference, and after figuring out how to set the DPI and polling rate (Razer saves your PC settings on firmware thankfully), things are getting even better.  The Nav was just a bonus as my main reason for buying a XIM3 was not for mouse aiming, but to allow me to game without clamping my extra long arms in front of me for so many hours a day.

My second discovery was that after so many years of non-PC gaming I no longer had a place to play games using a mouse, everything was deskless because the controller setup didn't require one.  Took me a few days, but I ended up using an adjustable desk chair and mounting a few boards cut to size where the arm rests would go.  My goal here is mainly to have a setup that is comfortable, but allows me to maintain my posture as well.  A better solution would be to have a fully adjustable desk and chair set, but alas this is what I have for now.

So right now my setup is:

Playstation Move Navigation Controller (Yeah it's a little small, but it was only $30 for a joystick instead of kb, you will need a mini-usb to usb cable it's not included)
Razer Naga Molten Edition (@5600 DPI, matched 125hz polling saved to firmware with PC configurator and it lights up!)
Custom Gaming Chair (uh, mylar and duct tape, but hey it works)
Tritton Surround Sound Headset (old model, heavy but I can hear everything)
Old Everglide Gaming Mousepad (Added some color with a pen and works with optical mouse now)
Black Microsoft Wired Xbox Controller (Paid $40 retail as I needed a working mic port due to my Tritton's plug connector) 
21" Wide Screen Monitor @ 1380x768 using the VGA cable (This thing sucks but it works for now)

It's going to take me a while to adjust to using my new setup, but I can already feel the power of aiming with a mouse, and the flexibility of mapping any button to anywhere.  This is definitely approaching the level of PC gaming, and it's about @#$% time. :)

Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Reader on 12:20 PM - 05/01/11
I had my XIM3 for about a week now and I can only agree with the majority of everyone else. This thing rocks! Im a former XIM1 owner who playes on PS3 most of the time. That is because most of my friends sit on a PS3 and Im happy to say that XIM3 performs flawless on PS3. The XIM3 feels smoother, more accurate than the XIM1. There is no longer a need for a computer and the setup is more or less plug n' play.

The only thing I found missing on the XIM3 was the ability to assign more than one key to a single controller button.

I do wish that Obsiv would release some ST's for a couple of PS3 exclusive games, even though the XIM3 officially isnt compatible with the PS3.

Cheers for a great product which makes console FPS hell of alot more fun for me. Even my girlfriend likes to play COD now, which is proof of how the XIM3 furfills its purpose - To be able to play the games in a way that suits yourself the best.

Keep up the good work Obsiv & Co.

Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Duhchi on 02:47 PM - 05/03/11
I've had my XIM3 since Valentines Day and I'm still in <3  This thing gets more updates than windows and the performance gets better and better. If you're looking here you've got at least some interest in using a mouse and keyboard on your xbox. Stop looking. Just Buy It! Buy it before you buy a new headset, new controller, or any new games for that matter.

You've come as far as looking into the threads for input. Here's all the advice / input you need;

"The closest experience of playing like a PC on the Xbox."

You won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Grindbox420 on 03:20 PM - 05/03/11
Can't resist.  First impression: It smells good.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Skippy on 03:50 PM - 05/03/11
Though I can't call this first impressions as I used this for many many hours before posting. However, I did a full break down here: http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=13116.0

To sum up my impressions I can simply say that it was money well spent and it has made me enjoy playing FPS games on the xBox again.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: KnOck on 07:47 AM - 05/04/11
@#$% a piece of art you guys give us gamers thx
played 2 hours and getting around same k/d as i do on sticks but having soo much more fun.. i still have no idea which buttons to press when i get into a reflex situation lol
amazing right out of the box even better when i get it dialed i guess.

any europeans getting a xim pay a little extra for the Fedex express international or what its called
it took 3 days from ordering to delivery in Denmark great service

thx thx thx xim guys
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Goffin on 08:04 AM - 05/04/11
I've been playing with my xim3 for 2 days now and @#$% it feels great, just like pc. I even got 2 guys threatening me over messages telling me to go die in a fire.

In short, good product is good. Easy to set up, works excellent with mx518 at highest dpi.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: briankj30 on 12:03 PM - 05/04/11
Ok I've had the Xim now for approximately 2 weeks and I have to say I'm really impressed.  It took me a few days to get the feel for it.  I've been using the controller for the last few months so I got a little rusty with the mouse.

Anyway, even after the first night I seen an improvement.  Nothing like some others I've read where they've went 34-1 and such.  I can say though, that my k/d ratio has definately increased and more times then not my K/D Ratio increases.

I played Black Ops for the first time on the xbox the other night and without knowing the maps or anything I was SHOCKED at how well I did.  I was around 12+ kills each game, which is really good for me on the xbox.  I learned how to use the Xim3 on MW2.

I started playing Halo Reach last night and WOW what an improvement!!  Just have to remember where the hell I programmed the buttons...hehe.

Anyway, GREAT product, two thumbs up from me.  I know my brother Shantzonpoint purchased his and LOVES it too.

THANK YOU XIM TEAM!!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 12:16 PM - 05/04/11
Thanks for the feedback. :) Could you please upgrade to the latest Halo Reach beta Smart Translator (in Downloads)? Would like to get your feedback on that too.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: briankj30 on 06:36 AM - 05/05/11
Yep sure will, didn't realize there was an update on it.  You'll get a full report tomorrow I'll test it out tonight!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: murdo on 09:14 AM - 05/05/11
aw man, cant wait. ordered it yesterday. Keep watching the tracking from fed ex...   say the delivery guy is gonna be shocked to see me camping at my door lol.... If anyone wants to add me on XBL, my gt is: HaggisRoll.  Talk soon.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: random on 09:25 AM - 05/06/11
It came very well packaged bubble wrap around everything and in a nice sized box, Now when I seen it go to a usb-toolstick, to a board on the back of a controller now to have a LCD stand alone box I didn't know what to expect, but I got to say this thing is built very well and looks awesome!

Setting it up was nice and simple, everything was displayed well, I've only used the Smart Translators and they are awesome, it feels about as close to PC as i think it will ever get, I only have my mx510 at the moment, I left my G5 at my brothers, so I am stuck with 850 dpi until I get it back, having played it for a hour or two now, it feels amazing. Can finally use the m14 and bursts and do some nice damage.

Thanks to the XIM team, I've spent money on crap in the past but this seems to be money well spent, and I am glad you guys have gotten a good business after the hard work over the years and ofc the best product on the market.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Kenny007 on 05:11 PM - 05/06/11
Well, this is a 'first impression' in the truest sense of the term, as I've only had the device home for about two hours.

First, a little background (Scroll down to ANYWAYS if you don't want to read my babbling).  I'm a PC gamer through and through, still am and likely always will be.  New releases are bought generally here and here alone; if I want a game on a console, I'll trade for it.  Now, I wouldn't go so far as to place myself as an elitist, as I tend to enjoy gaming as a whole, regardless of platform, and while I adore the pros of being a PC gamer, I tend to not enjoy the squabbling when it comes to platform wars...all platforms have their faults.

That said, I've never been really into the 360.  Always felt the PS3 complemented a PC gamer better (blu ray player, exclusives that I can't get on PC (while 360 titles tend to occasionally migrate to PC), FREE online (no wasted money if I don't use it) etc etc), and to be honest, if I weren't given the battered one [360] I have now, I'd likely still not have a 360.  Nevertheless, I put the money into it needed to get it running and enjoyed it for the handful of titles I had for it and left it at that.

Stumbled upon this XIM device and thought it might very well be the answer to my (and presumably many others) #1 issue with consoles....controllers.  While there's always an argument to be had, there really isn't any debating the superiority of mouse and keyboard and I always felt handicapped with a controller in my hand.   "If only I had a mouse..." I'd mutter, figuring I'd never actually have the opportunity to prove that point.  Seems I was wrong and the opportunity was out there.

Mulled over the idea of paying more for an accessory than I did for a console for weeks.  Didn't matter at first as the thing was out of stock.  Then it came back...and sold out...again.  Or so the site said...seems within 2 hours it was back in stock again (4/29).  Nevertheless, this scared me into buying it...clever marketing ploy!!!  jk



ANYWAYS...the thing arrived today, after a week of me trying to solidify in my mind the justification for buying this relatively expensive thing.  The device was packaged well, though it didn't really ship all that quickly (after it got out the door that is).  Read somewhere around here that USPS was being fussy or something, but they would have surely been cheaper and quicker I presume (use them all the time for package shipments myself).  Was a bit costly too, $15 to ship with ins and a sig for a 1lb box...we tend to ship notebooks here (5lbs), insured for a grand for less...so I'm not sure what that's about, but a tiny complaint and really a non-issue for me.

Had a tiny bit of difficulty finding the latest firmware page (entirely my fault), but once found everything was smooth sailing.  The double sided guide was great for setting up the device (though I don't know how to rename a copied config yet...Halo Reach Copy will have to do) and everything essentially just plugged in and worked, even though I didn't recall the 'correct' order to plug the USB devices in that I've read about around here when things go wrong.

My test game....L4D2, a game I also own on STEAM, so a great comparison I figured, and it also had a Smart Translator...win win.  I'll be honest, simply using my keyboard/gamepad to start up the game got a satisfied giggle out of 26 yr old me.  Fired up some random single player round to fool around in the spawn area. 

Quite simply, I'm impressed.  While you can clearly feel a bit of that console handicap in the aiming, it is extremely minor at best and I blame part of it on my crappy setup (using the arms of a recliner to set up my peripherals...a terrible feeling compared to a computer desk....I NEED to find a better setup (Yes I've thumbed through the couch gaming thread but didn't see anything that jumped out at me)) and the drag that might cause.  I'll have to reevaluate the thing further once I get a better setup.

Playing the game just felt right at this point.  With a controller, I tended to focus primarily on accurate movement or shooting, never both.  With the XIM3, I can for the most part move fluidly through corridors while putting my primary focus on aiming precision...it's a whole new ballgame.  No more standing like an idiotic tank turret trying to kill 360 pros or relatively linear movement through a level.  It just works and I couldn't be happier about that.

I've only got a handful of games to try this thing with (Halo Reach (beta copy) being the other one, but I've never really been a fan of Halo so I'm not sure the mouse and keyboard will change that) but I'm looking forward to increasing my 360 use now that I have this device.  It's not perfect, but I don't think anything will get any closer to keyboard and mouse perfection until it becomes officially supported.

I appreciate the opportunity to use a device like this.  Well done.

(sorry for the long winded opening post from me!)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Reader on 04:49 AM - 05/07/11
To rename a copied config, open the config, press up on the directional pad to highlight the config name, press A.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Kenny007 on 07:21 PM - 05/07/11
To rename a copied config, open the config, press up on the directional pad to highlight the config name, press A.
Ended up stumbling upon this on accident this morning.

An update to my first impression.

Sat down and decided to play Halo 3 from start to finish, a game I'd had in my backlog for quite some time.  Played flawlessly, outside of a few moments where the game was fighting to 'assist' me with aiming.  Had a great time...with a Halo title no less.

Delved into uncharted territiory after that by attacking another backlog title of mine, MOH Airborne.  Made a quick profile for this game that obviously lacks a smart translator, and it shows.  The aiming just feels...wonky.  As I've only been playing 'officially supported' XIM3 titles, I haven't had to deal with this yet, and will have to dig around here for a tutorial/video on how to make these 'unofficial' titles more playable on the XIM.  I'm still optimistic though.

Loving the device.  I don't notice much difference from my PC gaming when I play a ST title, and it's great.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 11:41 PM - 05/07/11
Delved into uncharted territiory after that by attacking another backlog title of mine, MOH Airborne.  Made a quick profile for this game that obviously lacks a smart translator, and it shows.  The aiming just feels...wonky.  As I've only been playing 'officially supported' XIM3 titles, I haven't had to deal with this yet, and will have to dig around here for a tutorial/video on how to make these 'unofficial' titles more playable on the XIM.  I'm still optimistic though.

Loving the device.  I don't notice much difference from my PC gaming when I play a ST title, and it's great.

Any game that doesn't have a smart translator built for it will need standard translator settings tuned for that particular game. There are plenty of standard configs for various games built for xim2 that can be converted to xim3, I think we even have an app for that. You can also use the search feature in the xim3 config section to find standard translators for games. If you need help with anything please open a new thread in the support section. I'd like to keep this thread strictly for feedback so new users don't have to see endless amounts of troubleshooting :)

Oh and welcome to the community.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Bronxstalker on 10:38 AM - 05/08/11
Ok, so less than a day with it, after some tinkering of settings (and more to come), so far so good.  I didn't dominate... But I certainly did much better than with controller.  I'm sure the more I adjust, the better I'll do.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 02:35 PM - 05/08/11
Hjalmar, it should not feel floaty at all. There is a good chance your display is the culprit. Open a support thread and we can discuss it further.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Bronxstalker on 03:39 PM - 05/08/11
Yeah, as a pc gamer, and only having used the xim last night and a little today, I gotta say, it's like 99.9% pc feel....dare I say 100%.  I was worried, coming from eagle eye which sucked.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Bronxstalker on 08:30 AM - 05/09/11
Alrighty now....I am officially in love with my XIM3.  I went 33-1 last night in BLOPS, and while not all games was as good as that one, I am noticing that my kill count is getting much much better.

I think I could do better in more rounds, but I'm finding now that I'm using the XIM3, I am suffering from lulling myself into a false sense of security.  What I mean by this, is that I think I'm now running and gunning more due to over confidence, which is resulting in me running into situations head first without paying attention.

I need to train myself to not be overly cocky now, and I'll continue to do better.



Anyway, not even half a week into it, and I gotta give it to the team.  I don't know how I ever played before without a XIM3.  It puts my eagle eye to shame, which at one time, I thought was decent.

I can no longer imagine ever playing a shooter on console again without my XIM3.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: bigmasta on 10:16 AM - 05/09/11
Hi everyone
I'm 37 yrs. "young" and play games since i can talk hehe. Consoles for playing Sport and Racing Games and PC for FPS. I love to play Racing games on my both Consoles (X360 and PS3) but I hate FPS Gaming with Gamepad.
But the big problem is, FPS on PC is really great, graphics, bigger servers (Multiplayer Slots) ect., but CHEATERS are everywhere... this guys are driving me crazy and that's the only reason why i don't play FPS games on PC anymore.
...then i saw your site and XIM3. Since last week I play COD:BO, Sector 8, Crysis 2 and this week i'll get BRINK. XIM3 makes my Console to my second PC now. The gameplay is very similar to PC and the other most important thing is, it's so great to play FPS games with no Cheaters!
I'll thank XIM and all other people who were involved in XIM Project for this great piece of technology and for the great SUPPORT here in this Forum!

Greets from Switzerland
BiGmasta
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: stoneyftw on 12:32 PM - 05/09/11
First off:  It smelled good.

1st day: Sucked.  Couldn't get used to it.  Played CS on pc since 1.1, with a mouse, and couldn't get the hang of it.
2nd day:  Still sucked.
3rd day:  Getting better.
4th day:  Slightly changed the dpi on my mouse.  Have gotten more than 1 chopper gunner every day since.

Currently:  Rocking out a k/d in hc ffa close to 3.  Not the best, but certainly unattainable by playing with a controller.  And I'm getting better.

I've also clutched quite a few 1v5 and 1v6 rounds of S&D since plugging this monster in.

This @#$% rox!
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: svtbmg on 10:44 AM - 05/10/11
Some seem to say its great and others say its just ok. I am starting to think it is really dependant on internet speed and what monitor you use. If you are using a CRT TV or a 1-2ms response time LCD then you will have a better experience, but if like me you are using a high repsone time lag input LCD/LED TV with crap 20mb down/ 2-3mb upload it may not be as good. I cant even get anything better in my area in terms of internet because CA @#$% sukcs in everyway, and hates businesses so none of the better cable providers want to be here so we are stuck with AT&T and Time warner. VErizon is only allowed to operate in very small areas that no one can live since they are so expensive to live there or they are in areas where no one wants to live.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 10:52 AM - 05/10/11
but if like me you are using a high repsone time lag input LCD/LED TV with crap 20mb down/ 2-3mb upload it may not be as good.

This, of course, would affect your entire gaming experience -- console, PC, controller or XIM3. Your internet speeds are fine, it's the latency you'll need to measure to see how you are doing. Also, does your TV have Game Mode and are you running at its native resolution?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: svtbmg on 11:25 AM - 05/10/11
Ya I run it in game mode which helps a little but the Samsung series 7000 40" still have a 22ms response time in game mode and lag input is over 40ms. I have 3 Acer LCD 23" computer monitors for my PC for eyefinity but they do not have audio input or outputs so I cant run the xbox to it even with HDMI and get sound so it is pointless. I will have to get another monitor just for the Xbox. Shoot this gaming thing is getting really expensive.

but if like me you are using a high repsone time lag input LCD/LED TV with crap 20mb down/ 2-3mb upload it may not be as good.

This, of course, would affect your entire gaming experience -- console, PC, controller or XIM3. Your internet speeds are fine, it's the latency you'll need to measure to see how you are doing. Also, does your TV have Game Mode and are you running at its native resolution?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: OBsIV on 12:53 PM - 05/10/11
How did you measure input lag?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: svtbmg on 02:04 PM - 05/10/11
I am going by what reviews have said it tested at. These HDTV's have pretty bad lag. I hgad a big 34" CRT before and my KD dropped huge whe I got this TV.


How did you measure input lag?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: willthetech on 02:37 PM - 05/10/11
Here is an interesting article on input lag... http://www.pcworld.com/article/183928/find_and_fix_input_lag_in_your_hdtv_or_monitor.html
Not sure if it will help but worth reading.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: tuffrabit on 07:15 AM - 05/12/11
Wow... just wow.

From the start the XIM3 is flawless... I was sitting on my couch playing on Xbox Live and it felt like I was sitting at my desk playing CS.  I'm not even using a super good mouse, but it was still an amazing experience.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: pelle84 on 07:31 AM - 05/12/11
Wow... just wow.

From the start the XIM3 is flawless... I was sitting on my couch playing on Xbox Live and it felt like I was sitting at my desk playing CS.  I'm not even using a super good mouse, but it was still an amazing experience.

same here :)

it's definitely awesome !!! smooth and extremely precise !!! love it !
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: svtbmg on 03:24 PM - 05/19/11
I think it is the lateste with the new secondary mouse config page for the ADS sensitivity. I bought it used and they said it had the latest firmware. I got it a few days ago.

I am using a G9x mouse that is only a few weeks old and a G13. I have the mouse set to mac 5700 dpi and I think acceleration is at 1 and polling rate is at 500, but it may be 125. 

What firmware version are you running and what type of mouse?
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: FILOSK8 on 04:08 PM - 05/19/11
I just got Mine yesterday, and my first impression was, OK its small  :), light :D, cool ;D, thamn short cable  ??? , easy to configure  :o but over all AWESOME 8) when playing, I use a NAGA mice, 60 on sensitivity and 45 on secondary and every enemy on my scren was dead.
The sensation was like when I first got my XIM, the thrill to play without the nasty controller and the great job of OBS, but now you really jumped the fence on this product.
Just on my first game went 21-5 (thats awesome for me I really suck) and since then Ive just got better.
Nice work OBsIV and all the other guys at the proyect.
I dont Know how It could be better a XIM 4 in the future.
Thank you
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: BradFazner on 12:05 PM - 05/25/11
got mine the other day and i am really liking it.my only problem is i feel like i can't play casually with it.  with the xbox controller i know i stink, but with this i feel like i have to dominate.

my skills when i started it were about the same as with the xbox controller, but as i got used to it i am way better.  in halo any game that starts you with dmr's or snipers i do very well in (i still don't really know the maps well to find them if i don't start with em)  :-[ .  in gears of war 2 i am killer with the uhhh not the lacer but the other one haha (see how new i am to xbox? haha)

great product, but it did take a bit of reading to figure out how to do some things
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: paulybear on 04:29 AM - 05/30/11
is there a link to a video review anywhere? specifically talking about 1 to 1 movement
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: XAzi2003 on 05:55 AM - 05/31/11
Bought one for my friend after playing with mine for a couple months and having a hugely positive impression.
After talking him through setup and such. We played a round of Black Ops.
3 mins in of us playing I hear through my mic "this is the greatest invention ever!"

hehe.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Beezles on 06:00 AM - 05/31/11
haha, that's awesome.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: rtmoose on 08:17 AM - 05/31/11
Ya I run it in game mode which helps a little but the Samsung series 7000 40" still have a 22ms response time in game mode and lag input is over 40ms. I have 3 Acer LCD 23" computer monitors for my PC for eyefinity but they do not have audio input or outputs so I cant run the xbox to it even with HDMI and get sound so it is pointless. I will have to get another monitor just for the Xbox. Shoot this gaming thing is getting really expensive.

but if like me you are using a high repsone time lag input LCD/LED TV with crap 20mb down/ 2-3mb upload it may not be as good.

This, of course, would affect your entire gaming experience -- console, PC, controller or XIM3. Your internet speeds are fine, it's the latency you'll need to measure to see how you are doing. Also, does your TV have Game Mode and are you running at its native resolution?

I have a samsung 46 inch (dunno the model number) but when I connect via HDMI it gives me an option to display in "PC mode" which only gives you brightness and contrast options... I'm convinced that there is zero or nearly zero input lag as I have always noticed input lag before on other displays as crosshair "ghosting" or "trailing" (your crosshair feels like it's attached to your mouse by a short string so it's following your movements like a waterskier or the like.. If you get my meaning)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: HanmaT on 03:28 PM - 06/07/11
The Xim3 is very impressive . I came from a Xim1 so the difference is huge in regards to smoothness . The Secondary smart config (ADS) is great as this was a big problem for the Xim1 and I have it tweaked to almost match the primary . I play BFBC2 on PC and Xbox and the gaming is pretty close except for small issues and I think it boils down to the differences between console and PC . When I run out of ammo in the heat of a gun fight and want to change to pistol there is a noticeable lag when I compare this to PC also the firing of your weapon can also be not 1:1 responsive with the left mouse button . Having said that I think the over all speed of the game differs . The PC is fast and everything you do in the game is practically instant where on Xbox the game is sluggish and laggy . I guess thats the differences between the two formats although Xim makes it a much more playable and pleasant experience as I CANNOT use the controller .

I originaly started of with an XFPS which cost me $150 in 2007 which was a terrible interface , then I paid the same money for a XIm1 back in 2008 . So the new Xim3 is an absolute bargain and people who buy it will NOT be dissapointed . It is a well built adapter and interface all in one . It is easy to config on the fly while in game , and the LCD screen is fantastic as there is no need to return to PC to change configs or activate Xim . In fact this is a stand alone item without the need for PC except for firmware upgrades .

Thanks again to the whole Xim Team I have followed your progress till now and is hard to imagine that Xim3 can be improved on . Well done all involved and thank you for giving us a wonderful FPS experience on the Xbox .
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Maxxgold on 06:08 AM - 06/09/11
I just got Mine yesterday, and my first impression was, OK its small  :), light :D, cool ;D, thamn short cable  ??? , easy to configure  :o but over all AWESOME 8) when playing, I use a NAGA mice, 60 on sensitivity and 45 on secondary and every enemy on my scren was dead.
The sensation was like when I first got my XIM, the thrill to play without the nasty controller and the great job of OBS, but now you really jumped the fence on this product.
Just on my first game went 21-5 (thats awesome for me I really suck) and since then Ive just got better.
Nice work OBsIV and all the other guys at the proyect.
I dont Know how It could be better a XIM 4 in the future.
Thank you

If your running 60/45 then you don't have your Naga set to the highest DPI. If you have it set correctly to 5600 then you would never be able to set sensitivity that high. You should be in the 21/21 or lower. I run mine at 13/16. If I set it to 60/45 I couldn't even use it. Search for Razer Naga XIM3 settings and you will find info on how to correctly set up that mouse to use with the XIM3. Of course if your doing good with low DPI and high sensitivity, more power to you but I bet if you set it up correctly you would get better performance. Mine works flawlessly after I learned how to set the DPI to 5600.
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Striker75 on 10:34 AM - 06/09/11
First of all, I'd like to thank OBsIV and the Dev team for this AMAZING product! Worth EVERY penny!!!  ;D

THE BEST THING FOR THE 360, EVER!  8)

Also, I'd like to thank everyone who has made a XIM 3 Video/Review or wrote in the First Impressions thread. It really swayed my decision. (into the right one)  ;D

Seriously, coming from a very heavy PC FPS'er. Got my start on Doom and have competed in many LANs and Online tournaments/leagues for many, many FPS games. I like to consider myself to be a very good PC FPS player, ;) that said...

Bought a 360 for Halo 3. I had played the first Halo on my PC when it finally came and loved it. My friends all had Halo 3 so I decided "why not, the controller couldn't be that hard to use". Oh god was I wrong... Played for a while with it and got pretty good at it fairly quickly, averaging around 15 kills. I'm sure many of you know that's pretty good in Halo 3/Reach. However, the ENTIRE time I was playing with the controller, the only thing going through my mind was "This would be so much better with a mouse and keyboard".

Went online to search for a way to play with M/Kb. Found the XFPS (yes I know, HUGE mistake :'( ) bought it and promptly threw it out of the window. I had read about the XIM and XIM 2 as it was out when I bought the XFPS but it look a bit too complicated for me as I don't know how to sodder anything and was afraid I'd just F it up I decided to pass and just move on. Then Halo Reach came out... Ah, I'm a sucker... bought it and went through the same process about wishing for a mouse.

Did a whole bunch of reading and found (quite easily) the XIM 3. Watched all the videos on youtube I could find. I looked at the dates of the videos and most of the ones I watched were all from 2010. Figured it was a dead project (Didn't read too much about it at that point). Was slightly saddened and went back to my PC shooters.

About a week ago I had the urge to play Reach again and in that urge got to thinking "what ever happened to the XIM 3?". Went online and much to my pleasant surprise not only was it not dead, it had been released! Read a TON about it, watched every video I could find. (beezlebub thank you for your video! there were many others and I would love to thank you all individually but I can't remember all the ones I watched and who made them. :-[ Sorry and thank you! :) ) Thought to myself "I spend thousands of $ on my PC, $150 to use my m/kb? That's practically nothing!

Ordered my XIM 3 on Monday and received it today (Wednesday). I've only had it for about... 5 hours and I LOVE it! First plugged it in and my first thought was... "Eh, It's kinda slow" so I picked up the controller to see how fast it could turn and noticed "Oh, that's just the game... Ok, that's good." Only took me about 15 minutes to find a sensitivity I liked. Played a game of swat and saw a difference in my game play immediately! I've gone from an average of 15 kills and 11 deaths to 25 kills and 4 or 5 deaths. The only qualm I have isn't even about the XIM 3. It's because of the games "Sticky Aim" I find myself fighting with the game for my crosshair more then anything now lol. Recently broke my headset so I will probably be buying the Turtle Beach Ear Force x11 (anyone own one of these? does it work with the XIM 3? and is it any good?)

I have absolutely nothing bad to say about the XIM 3 I love it and can pretty much assure you that you have already sold at least 2 more XIM 3's as I have already recommended them to my PC friends!

Again, Thank you so much for this! now I can play with some of my friends that don't want to spend that kind of money on Gaming PC's. Also, Thank you to anyone that actually read my little story.  :D

Thank you ObsIV and the Dev team!!  8)

All I need now is more games then just Halo 3/Reach  :P
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Beezles on 10:39 AM - 06/09/11
awesome! i have the p21's from turtle beach - good for PC(mac)/PS3/xbox.  glad you love it - if you ever decide to do some black ops, i'll usually grab a couple guys from here and we demolish teams... usually..
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: mist4fun on 11:08 AM - 06/09/11
Striker75, thanks for sharing your story. Referrals are great too! It's the best way to show your support for the product so keep it up. Oh and keep an eye out for a new firmware drop that will be released soon.  It's in testing now but it will improve performance, and add a very user friendly pc application for managing your profiles. You can read about it here:

http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=3819.msg165665#msg165665
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: viisual on 11:40 AM - 06/09/11
The debate between controller and Mouse/Keyboard rages even today.  Each input mechanism, respectfully so, has their advantages and disadvantages for gaming, and largely it comes down to the player's personal preference.  What I mean is... I'm not sure the XIM3 is, in any way, a good suggestion to someone who has very little experience using a Mouse/Keyboard because of the steep learning curve; however, for those of us who have overcome the curve and actually prefer this type of input finally can relax in a state of euphoric bliss.

I consistently find myself in this state while using the XIM3, usually it happens after killing someone and realizing that I wouldn't have possibly made that kill using a controller.  The first time you determine a kill qualifies for this feeling, have someone take a picture of how big your grin is...

I don't want to fill your head with thoughts of grandeur at the same time though.  After all, you haven't used a mouse on console yet, most likely, and you are coming from a controller.  But after a short while, you will start to gain muscle memory and then the mouse will really begin to shine.  Again I feel the most important aspect of this device is the preference of the player; what will you enjoy playing an FPS on more.

Having said all of that, I can highly recommend this to avid Mouse/Keyboard players.  It _has_ to be the closest thing we will see that allows this type of peripheral on this generation of consoles.  I know I tend to not play the console FPSs as long as I would PC for a variety of reasons; but now I have a new found love for all my old FPSs which I have since shelved.

The work the XIM3 team has done is nothing short of astounding; and I can only hope in the future when newer consoles still restrict the Mouse/Keyboard as input devices, that the team continues pioneering technical advances in this field.

If I can't use an XIM on the next-next-gen Xbox, I don't know what I'd do with myself! 

I'm spoiled.

Edit:
I also forgot to touch on the actual device.  It's slightly confusing, but odds are, if you found your way here; you should have little issues setting it up.  It's not that the interface is clunky, it isn't, but not everything is obvious, and it will require a little research on your part.  Furthermore, you will also need to adjust key-bindings and sensitivities to your liking over time to find sweet spots.  For someone like myself, a developer, I find none of these things to be a hassle, but it stands to reason some users will and should be made aware that although some work is required, it's worth it in the end.

It's definitely a RTFM kind of device. ;)
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: Beezles on 11:43 AM - 06/09/11
great review - i hope a firmware update will enable the xim3 for the next gen console - if not, after experiencing the xim, i'm sure i'd pony up for a newer model (if i had to)

p.s. don't get greedy OBsIV :P
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: SecondSight on 05:23 AM - 06/10/11

p.s. don't get greedy OBsIV :P


Yeah no $500 xim4 please. :D
Title: Re: First Impressions...
Post by: jediraven82 on 02:14 AM - 06/11/11
Thanks to my XIM3 I successfully completed Halo: Reach on Legendary solo.  I was amazed with how well the smart translator worked for game.  It truly felt like a PC experience.  I don't like Halo much(got Reach free)but XIM3 helped to make it a memorable experience.  Headshots with the DMR have never felt so good.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Magic F1NGERZ on 11:48 PM - 06/15/11
Ok, so I have spent a solid 8 hours last night on Black Ops multiplayer with a bunch of mates, after a fair bit of fiddling around trying to get best settings for what I am used to, I found that I like the highER sens settings. I have found a Primary of 38 and secondary of 32 was what I felt most comfortable. Then I strarted messing around with smart advanced to tweak, adjusting accel, smooth and boost to just tweak and think if I am not at the best setting for me, then it would have to be close. b the last couple of hours, I was flicking my wrist from one enemy to another and taking out multiple opponents before they realised I had flanked them and had time to react. Even rushing to the middle and meeting them in a rush, a quick ADS and mac11 to the head and made for some frustrated S&D players.

My first impressions were, wow this is tiny and so light, plugged it in with a bunch of cords everywhere! (working on tidying up now) Loved how customizable it is, but thank for the tutorials, or I would be still scratching my head this morning.

Once online, it was just a matter of pumping up the sensitivity and working my way down. Once I got to a level I liked, I felt comfortable and started racking up the kills. This device is absolutely worth every penny. I am glad I bought a FragFX before this because now I know the difference and how KB/mouse should be. I am actually using the Move navi control along with a g700 which seems to be a match made in heaven. Love the mouse, but don't really have anything to compare it to except for the frag fx which was cheap rubbish.

So now I have nearly everything I want. An awesome set of headphones, Xbox and PS3, and XIM3. Now I want a new display. Currently have this all set up at a computer desk and running through my PCs monitor which is a rubbish TN style. Lots of blur and colour is washed out and not at all good for gaming. Im sure there is some lag in there too.

Cant recommend this device enough. Love it...
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Aerok11 on 10:53 PM - 06/19/11
So I got mine two days ago I think? I won't lie I was a little hesitant, pretty heavy price tag for something that seems to promise a lot....but it was worth every penny. I have always been a PC gamer, and only just started playing on live because my cousins play and hammered me into playing.  Playing black ops, bad company 2 was annoying at best for me because the controller isn't second nature like keyboard and mouse is to me.  Spent a day configuring and finding good sensitivies and now I am happily playing with the cuzes and not getting frustrated.

2 tips that worked for me if your finding the XIM3 to feel weird is I moved my xbox to my pc, so no more 46 inch TV....I know have it setup with my monitor (It like tricks me into feeling more like its my legit pc playing it)  The big screen was throwing me off vs my 23 inch monitor, weird but try it. And also keep tweaking the settings, for me it felt a bit floaty but now it feels good, I have gotten use to it.  Does it play exactly like my PC? Nope.  Is it $150 worth of close to the PC feel? Yup. 

All in all take it from me. I was very hesitant about this purchase but after spending a week browsing this thread and seeing the positive feedback from fellow PCers I took the plunge and couldn't be happier with the thing. The interface is easy to configure on the fly too! thats a plus.  So hopefully you hesitant lurkers see this thread and this post and take the plunge, you won't regret your purchase! Also thanks to everyone else in this thread because you guys got me to get it :D
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: SecondSight on 08:20 AM - 06/20/11
So I got mine two days ago I think? I won't lie I was a little hesitant, pretty heavy price tag for something that seems to promise a lot....but it was worth every penny. I have always been a PC gamer, and only just started playing on live because my cousins play and hammered me into playing.  Playing black ops, bad company 2 was annoying at best for me because the controller isn't second nature like keyboard and mouse is to me.  Spent a day configuring and finding good sensitivies and now I am happily playing with the cuzes and not getting frustrated.

2 tips that worked for me if your finding the XIM3 to feel weird is I moved my xbox to my pc, so no more 46 inch TV....I know have it setup with my monitor (It like tricks me into feeling more like its my legit pc playing it)  The big screen was throwing me off vs my 23 inch monitor, weird but try it. And also keep tweaking the settings, for me it felt a bit floaty but now it feels good, I have gotten use to it.  Does it play exactly like my PC? Nope.  Is it $150 worth of close to the PC feel? Yup. 

All in all take it from me. I was very hesitant about this purchase but after spending a week browsing this thread and seeing the positive feedback from fellow PCers I took the plunge and couldn't be happier with the thing. The interface is easy to configure on the fly too! thats a plus.  So hopefully you hesitant lurkers see this thread and this post and take the plunge, you won't regret your purchase! Also thanks to everyone else in this thread because you guys got me to get it :D

You wasnt beeing tricked by your smaller monitor as it more than likely had a lower input lag on it compared to your big tv. This ofcourse helps to make mouse movement feel more responsive and pc like.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Aerok11 on 11:19 AM - 06/20/11
So I got mine two days ago I think? I won't lie I was a little hesitant, pretty heavy price tag for something that seems to promise a lot....but it was worth every penny. I have always been a PC gamer, and only just started playing on live because my cousins play and hammered me into playing.  Playing black ops, bad company 2 was annoying at best for me because the controller isn't second nature like keyboard and mouse is to me.  Spent a day configuring and finding good sensitivies and now I am happily playing with the cuzes and not getting frustrated.

2 tips that worked for me if your finding the XIM3 to feel weird is I moved my xbox to my pc, so no more 46 inch TV....I know have it setup with my monitor (It like tricks me into feeling more like its my legit pc playing it)  The big screen was throwing me off vs my 23 inch monitor, weird but try it. And also keep tweaking the settings, for me it felt a bit floaty but now it feels good, I have gotten use to it.  Does it play exactly like my PC? Nope.  Is it $150 worth of close to the PC feel? Yup. 

All in all take it from me. I was very hesitant about this purchase but after spending a week browsing this thread and seeing the positive feedback from fellow PCers I took the plunge and couldn't be happier with the thing. The interface is easy to configure on the fly too! thats a plus.  So hopefully you hesitant lurkers see this thread and this post and take the plunge, you won't regret your purchase! Also thanks to everyone else in this thread because you guys got me to get it :D

You wasnt beeing tricked by your smaller monitor as it more than likely had a lower input lag on it compared to your big tv. This ofcourse helps to make mouse movement feel more responsive and pc like.

Works for me bud, I had a feeling input lag was the culprit but had no way of actually knowing other than myself believing in it....plus sitting on my couch with a kbm just felt awkward too. So its good to note a monitor feels a lot better than the TV
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Prexision on 08:36 PM - 07/10/11
My first thought was "OH MY GOD, MY PRODUCT IS HERE!" I couldn't wait to open it. After watching all the instructional videos and such I was confident in setting up my XIM.

using Razer Deathadder 3.5G with latest firmware + drivers and 3500 DPI
old dell keyboard.
official microsoft controller (elite version)

I don't even think I have updated Smart Translators and if worked right out of the box.
all I did was flash it, and such. Black Ops was already selected. tested in a private match, and I was literally shocked at how well this thing actually works!

I don't know if I lucked out on my set-up with my equipment, but this thing is perfect.

Again, I am extremely pleased with my purchase. I recommend it to anyone who is a PC gamer, OR a controller player, because there is maybe like 8% non pc feeling.

I literally find my self pressing "F" on my keyboard whenever I die. COD players will get that.

I went 30-8 on a FFA match with my 2nd-3rd match using the XIM.

I NEVER WENT 30-x
or 30 kills (in FFA. yes, I barely won FFA matches.) as far as that goes.

Sorry if this is getting long but I am just so happy with this thing.

Thanks XIM team for making my Xbox360 enjoyable again...
best $159 I spent
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: FansofCrime on 06:36 PM - 07/13/11
All I can say is wow. I was kind of skeptical about the smart translators and how well they would work. I purchased 2 days ago and overnighted my xim3 to my house yesterday. I plugged it in and I wanted to play Bad Company so I loaded up the BC2 smart translator and went in game. This thing was spot on. I finished 1st on the server every map except like 3 in the 4 hours that I played. This thing is off the hook. All I can do is thank who ever is behind this product and the development of the smart translators. This is the only product that actually is correct in saying this will give you the same pc feel. I think its better.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Blackjackbob on 06:28 PM - 07/14/11
I'm not usually one to write reviews but I just felt I owed it to Xim3 and people reading these to share my thoughts.

I wanted to make sure I had played enough with it before writing this review and as of today I have had the Xim3 for 6 days, using it easily over 20 hours. 

If I had to sum it all up in just one word, that word would be.... Perfect!

Everything about my experience is as perfect as I could have imagined.  From the responses I got browsing the forums, the costs, shipping time, installing, configuring,  and most of all the experience actually using it!  It was all exactly what it said it would be... and then some!

A little background on myself:
I have been an avid PC gamer for many years, probably 15+.  My favourite genre has always been FPSs.  Over the years, friends started drifting from the PC to the consoles and I found as amazing as the games are, it's always better with real friends. Which lead me to the XIM3 and my Xbox 360.  My friends have been bugging me for years to join and finally after learning about the XIM3 I decided to make that jump.  And boy am I glad I did!

When I first got my 360, I played using the controller for about 2 weeks before getting the XIM3.  Needless to say I was horrible, at least at aiming.  I was an abysmal 0.6 or so K/D and would have been much much worse if I wasn't pretty seasoned in not only FPSs and Cod/bf etc and positioning but selecting the proper kits for my play style.  I had to shy away from many engagements because I knew I couldn't make that shot. 

As soon as I started using my Xim3, a feeling of euphoria ran through me.  It was as though I was back on the PC.  And I don't mean 'hey, this kinda feel similar' it was more like '@#$%! this is amazing!' 

If I'm not at 3:1 K/D then I'm doing something wrong and nearly never below 2:1.  This thing is allowing me to make all those shots I use to on the PC.  I get sent spam, everything from kids complaining to me, to praising me asking how I got so good.  To be clear, I'm not that amazing, but I can really hold my own on the PC (which I feel is a harder core group) and it has translated very well over to the console now.

Anyways, to sum this up I just want anyone who is reading this thinking of buying it to go ahead NOW and get it.  You will NOT regret this and like many others have said, you will only be angry that you didn't do it sooner!

Good luck to you all and thanks for all the help.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: gahagafaka on 04:31 AM - 07/15/11
its a great device but I find the support for it to be the real standout feature for me

so many updates are awesome news, I actually enjoy tweaking the configs too, quite a bit actually... best purchase for my 360 by a long shot that is for certain 

I am still pretty bad at CoD with it but Halo 3 I have been doing ok on, Reach I was doing ok on as well

coming straight from PC this is as close as I have got to that feeling and the only complaints I have are mostly user error so I can't gripe I just need to keep on tweakin   


Also user community is A+ with the great configs and help and such...

9/10 experience so far   will be 10/10 when I get my settings perfected!

you can't go wrong with this product  8)
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Jihad on 08:56 AM - 07/15/11
So i've had my XIM for a few weeks already and have put it through it paces. Just as an FYI my average daily gaming is about 6-8 hours a day during the week and 10-12 a day during the weekends.

I have used the XIM with the Mx515 / G500 and the G9x bottom line is its the greatest thing since sliced bread. If your a PC gamer this is for you seriously. I have owned MW2 both for the PC and XBOX and while I am an above agerage player for the PC I was a decent player on XBOX that is until i got my XIM. Same goes for HALO. In fact I hated that game with a passion until i was able to play at my comfort level and now i pop off headshots easily. Blackop which is my main game just got a lot more fun. 

The support is fantastic regarding the firmware update and the community support. The DPI calculator is simply awesome.  I have recommended XIM to everyone I know as its the best adapter out there and well worth every penny spent. I wish i could get my company to sell them!

really I would rate the XIM3 a 10/10 on all points GET IT! you wont be disappointed.

Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: schemer on 09:19 PM - 07/16/11
 :) All I can say is I am 1000% happy that I bought the XIM3 . I am using it on a PS3 but it is excellent and I am so happy.  :) I tried the other competition first as I never heard of the XIM cause I just bought my first game console and have been a pc gamer for as long as I have played any games. Keep up the most excellent work and thanks so much for making a professional product that has most excellent support. I can't wait till BF3 is out!!! WooHoo!
Thanks again,
schemer
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: schemer on 10:07 AM - 07/17/11
And some more info...I tried the EE Adapter and was dizzy and nauseous (no kidding) while trying to dial it in. I knew there was a learning curve but man, you shouldn't have to get sick while tuning it.  ::) I use a PS3 as my friends have them, and the smart translator for Black ops was right on. After remapping my keys, which was also so user friendly, I fell in love with the product. I hesitate to say this as the price if fine where its at, but my wife came home from work and I said here, try this. She said "this thing is worth twice what your paid for it"! She was impressed too. Then I had to kick her out of my chair cause she kept playing.  :o So, if you are hesitant to buy a XIM, don't be. Thanks OBsIV.
schemer
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: tbistone on 12:58 PM - 07/17/11
Hey all, i just recieved the XIM3 yesterday and i promise to make this short and sweet to the point.

Setup:
Very easy, basically plug-n-play. 1-2-3 done.

Configuring:
Read the directions and you can't screw it up. Accessing the configs to add/load/edit them is
so simple.

First time use with Modern Warfare 2:
Okay so i use a Logitech G5 not the G500 and a simple, plain dynex keyboard. At first when i started playing i really thought i wasnt going to like it, it felt pretty crappy as a matter of fact i was very dissapointed. You really need to fine tune everything to your preference, which is why this adapter is made so it wasn't the adapters fault for why i thought it sucked at first.

Once i fine tuned the controls to my m/kb it felt like i literally was playing on the computer, i literally came in first 9 out of 10 times i played with everything mapped and tuned to my mouse and keyboard.

Overall:
This device is the best thing since sliced bread- it just works. What took the longest is really tuning the sensitivity and ADS sensitivity but it wasn't hard, just a little time consuming. Incredible work with this adapter, thankyou!! :)
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: tkon on 12:51 PM - 07/20/11
I received mine last night and started working on the settings, it only took around 30 minutes to completely map every thing, get the ads to work w/ it etc in Black Ops and it feels 90% like PC.  Amazing, so little set up even with firmware updating was a breeze.  Awesome product guys :)
Title: Re: First Impressions of XIM3 / Reviews ...
Post by: Vad1m Ukra1ne on 05:56 PM - 07/20/11
I Love It XIM3. Thanks OBsIV and RC Testers.
Title: xim3 = can't believe what i was missing out on
Post by: spetzie on 05:41 PM - 07/22/11

The xim3 is absolutly AMAZING.  I finally got my sony nav controller and my xim3 setup correctly and have played a few games.  I HAVE NEVER PLAYED SO WELL IN MY LIFE!!!!!!  when i used the controller i would have my sensitivity set at 2 for black ops.  anything else and when i ads i would lose complete control.  With the xim3 and mouse i have my sensitivity set 100 times faster and i still have pin point accuracy.  I am winning games and my kd ratio has gone from around .80 to a solid 2 (occasionally even higher).

If you are thinking about buying this product DON'T HESITATE.  It is worth every penny and much much more.  You have won a lifetime customer out of me.  Thankyou so very very much 
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: KajunDead on 09:12 AM - 07/23/11
Best gaming piece I own, I got tired of buying graphic cards for my XPS computer, now I own an XBOX360. With the XIM 3 I can play anytime just like a PC without fighting Windows 7, XIM just made Microsoft a lot of sales because PC gamers will make the switch eventually just like I did. Thank you guys at XIM........ My setup is “ Nostromo game pad with a Logitech G9 mouse, everything works great.... I still didn’t flash my XIM3 yet, I will do that when I get home.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Shaymon on 06:49 PM - 07/23/11
I figured I would post this here as well- My original post is in the PS3 forum. But I felt I should add to this thread.

This is for the Xim 3 with the PS3

Ok so I had asked some final questions in Schemmer's post and got immediate responses. I liked what I heard and it was enough for me to shell up the $150 for the Xim 3 plus the Adapter and 360 controller.

I recieved the Xim 3 in about 3 days, my 360 controller in two, thanks to Amazon Prime :) The adapter took the logest but still only a few days.

Well I finally got everything hooked up today. I didn't quite believe everyone when they said I will be ready to go in a matter of minutes. I can now say I am a firm believer. I simply remapped some buttons and away I went. I haven't even messed with the sensitivity as it feels pretty good.

If this is not 100% computer feeling, I can be fooled. It is sooo smooth. The Eagle Eye had me feeling it was pointless but Xim3 has totally changed that for me. And if anyone is on the fence with a PS3, I can assure you, you will NOT be dissapointed. I can't imagine it running any better on a 360. IMO it was worth every penny. Just wish I had done it sooner and saved some money :)

I was about as good with EE as I was with the controller but sometimes worse if the EE was having a bad day. I can say the Xim 3 has me pulling off shots that I certainly would have been killed using a controller. Don't get me wrong, I still suck compared to the elite players but I managed to score top 2-3 in the games I did play. And I am sure I will continually improve once I get in the groove. I am pretty new to Black ops and console shooters in general. Been sucked into WOW the past several years :(

Thanks again for all those who helped push me towards the purchase.

Shaymon
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: robb5001 on 02:21 PM - 07/24/11
I love the XIM3, me and my friend got one recently and been playing MW2 Search and destroy with a few other friends while the two of us with the XIM3 top the charts, WE ARE CURRENTLY ON A 76 WIN STREAK AND STILL GOING!!!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Xenon on 09:53 AM - 08/02/11
Just to add Im using my xim3 with a ultra gammaview usb switcher. no issues what so ever. If you breeze through the instructional videos its very easy to get setup on your xim3 and start playing immediately, really is plug and play.

For people who like to tinker further with your settings there are a whole host of other settings you can learn to adjust to your liking. there are higher levels of customisation or you can keep it simple for those that want that instead, this product caters for everyone.

most importantly how does the product perform? In one word...AMAZING. Being a long time xim2 owner and thinking that it was ingenious and innovative xim3 takes this a step further. smart translator technology really does give you that 1:1 feel on the xbox and you still have all the option to create your own configs if you want.

For every newcomer with second thoughts about purchasing, this product is worth every penny. the only way to find out why is to purchase one.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: stetab on 12:00 AM - 08/03/11
XIM3 is Wade to my Lebron, it elevates my game.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: alreidie on 10:53 PM - 08/03/11
Sorry I put this on the wrong forum - Here's the review I wrote

Hey guys just giving out some feedback to those interested in buying

1st of all I ordered this thing from Australia. The shipping time was awesome I think I ordered it on the wednesday and had it on tuesday which is pretty @#$% impressive. I'm grateful for that as I'm very impatient and handsome and when I want something I want it ASAP or else I'll have some kind of fit which will always end up with me in the pantry eating all the jelly cups...and that's not cool because sometimes I have visitors and I know one of the main reasons they come over is because they are aware of my ample supply of jelly cups.

2nd I bought this sexual unit because of COD Black Ops. I only bought the game about 6 weeks ago and playing with my friends I knew I was well behind them as far skills, cunning, competency, knowledge and again being the impatient and handsome person I am, I needed help. After googling Keyboard adapters I saw this site it interested me but I as wondering what the difference is between the xim and a simply keyboard adapter. After watching some youtube videos and talking to my friend ( who also bought one ) we were so sold that this was going to turn me from special needs to special positive word the rhymes with needs. So thanks to all you guys who uploaded video footage of yourselves owning it up with very little effort..it's what made me buy this product, it's also made me lose my house as the 149 was in the account for my house repayment BUT I DON'T CARE. I'm living on the street and plugging in my 360 to a wall socket outside a 24 hour McDonalds and I will continue to do so until my wife lets me move back in with her at her mothers house or I win some kind of competition that makes me heaps of cash, like dancing with the stars or jackass.

So my set up is like this

G13 Keypad + Razer Lacheris Mouse ( Im still not 100% if the DPI is set correctly, I flashed it at 4000 dpi through the software on my pc the shut the pc down unplugged the mouse then plugged in in the xim ) and of course the xim3.

My gameplay has improved 10 fold and I am always finishing in the top 3. I did a massive 180 turn and went from 5 and 15 in td's to high 20's and 5-6 deaths. It's incredible, the aim is superb and I'm getting better each day.

Im going to upload some footage in the next few days but yeah for anyone that's thinking about it all I can say is do it! You won't regret it.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: xleejohnx on 01:45 AM - 08/07/11
Last month I changed by ISP so i could play mod war 2 online (ps3) with my mates,
I noticed that with the controller I couldn't get the speed and precision that I am use to with a K/M
My first choice was the fragNstein by Bannco, I spent over two hours trying to get use to the devices but even though they state "no Lag" this thing was a terrible purchase, very laggy and you felt that the only way to turn the player around is to throw the mouse across the room!!!! hello eBay!!! frag has gone.
Next I purchased a Penguin United Eagle Eye, This product is sufficient enough to play with but with some major issues, In advanced settings you calibrate the dead zones your self on the fly, but if i tweaked this up to the sensitivity settings I like, then the game jutters and makes it difficult to concentrate on your target.
also when aiming down site the aiming seemed to have to much of a delay, the eagle eye is a good choice for 50 quid but please dont expect to get the quality experience you would expect from a pc

Searching forums and you tube for better settings for the eagle eye, I stumbled across someones comments about a device called xim and its the best, I searched for this and found the site and its community.
I have now purchased a Xim3 along with a GTmax cable and I use a madcatz wired controller,
upon unwrapping it I was at first impressed with the compact size and the design of the device. but i didnt buy it for that (although its a hidden bonus), i wanted to know for myself if this device was better than the others I bought. Once i had flashed the firmware and set my name, I then set the ps3 version of modern warfare, then I plugged everything In, Please note my controller was connected to port 1 into the xim via the gt max cable, it was unresponsive but I tried a different port and the controller cam alive.
Next I set the ps3 Game settings, please note you need to change the Actual game control setting so it resembles the 360 controls, i.e. the squeezable triggers now need to become the aim down sight and fire buttons, once that was set, i configured my sensitivity on the xim, i did try to change the middle button on the mouse but i dont think the xim can support this,
On the game I had been previously getting a 12/8 ratio, not great but i dont vouch that i'm a great player.
once i had the xim set up I was getting a 27/7 ratio on average,
The xim felt very sensitive and responsive, no lag and you can configure the aim down site sensitivity settings which was a massive bonus, at first I was a bit apprehensive regarding spending so much money on "a Controller" but I am very glad I did, it is like a breath of fresh air to my gaming experience, The feel I have got, now I have the settings to my liking is excactly like my pc games, 1:1 ratio

After trying other competition devices, i conclude the xim is the only one that can live up to the expectations a purchaser demands, My rating is 10/10
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Domes83 on 07:46 AM - 08/09/11
Hi guy, i have buy a Xim3 recently, i will make a little review in italian for my compatriots :
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Ciao ragazzi,

ho acquistato lo Xim 3 recentemente e la mia vita è cambiata in meglio (nettamente in meglio) !!! Da quando in Call of Duty Moder Warfare 2 le prendevo di santa ragione (mi vergognavo quasi di giocare) ... attraverso lo Xim3 ho potuto realizzare delle partite che rispecchino decisamente le mie capacità (certo non sono il più forte al mondo...ma sono un giocatore decente :D ) ! Detto ciò ho colmato il bug del gamepad vs mouse/tastiera!!! Ovviamente il gameplay è leggermente diverso dal Pc... cioè se sul pc spari vicino ad un nemico (ma cmq non lo inquadri) lui non cadrà a terra come un sacco di patate...viceversa nel gameplay dell'xbox c'è un aiutino/supporto nella mira... e quindi se inquadri un avversario...anche se non è correttamente nel tuo mirino...bam..l'hai colpito... naturalmente si parla di qualche decina di centrimetri d'errore... ma cmq posson fare la differenza (sopratutto per i cecchini... dove sono abiutato a mirare esattamente in testa prima di spararare :P )!

....ma....passiamo alla vera recensione...

Ordine e Consegna : L'ordine è proseguito senza intoppi e con consegna a tempo di record (ordinato venerdi pomeriggio e lunedì mattina era già tra le mie mani :D ) i cosi oltre ai dollari da pagare in fattura alla XIM sono di dogana italiana (ahimè) mq cmq poco meno i 40 euro da pagare alla consegna!

Xim 3 :  la configurazione è semplicissima, ma cmq c'è una piccola guida che vi aiuta al primo setup! Una volta preso confidenza con lo xim e le configurazioni (qui il display LCD montato sullo xim 3 rende tutto facilissimo )

La compatibilità con le tastiere e mouse sono pubblicate sul sito (io non ho avuto problemi con i miei mouse e tastiere)!

Che dire... GRAZIE XIM 3 !!! YOU ARE THE BEST !!!

Saluti a tutti !
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Hi everybody.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Riexn on 01:43 PM - 08/12/11
Hello,
I am mainly a PC gamer, and here are my first impressions:-
*Beyond my expectations..
*Never believed that such simulation would ever exist.
*Well done, well worked, well built.
*100% like a PC.
*worth every single penny.
*ultimate pleasure. :)
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: roberb on 07:04 AM - 08/14/11
Ok, here is my story with the XIM-3, first of all it is awesome and by the way I have a PS3. I am an older player, am in my 50’s. Been playing with PC for lots of years. From the first MS Flight Sim to the last. I also love FPS and have played Halo, Half Life 1 and 2; Crisis 1 and 2; left for death, etc.

My younger coworkers always talked about playing FPS on line, so I bought a PS3, which is what all of them have and started playing COD titles. I was never able to play FPS with the controller. So I started to research on other types of controllers; I came across Fragnstien, bought it but did not like it. Then I got FragFX shark, I like this one cause you could adjust it while playing; not anything like PC playing but tolerable. I bought Eagle Eye and could not make it work to my liking, problems from the set up to adjusting, returned it.

Then I assemble my own XIM-1 with the teensy board and like what I saw; hated to have to use my laptop with the board. So long story kind of short I bought the XIM-3 WOW what a difference, I use it with a Logitech 500 and the PS move, PERFECT. It is smooth, no jerky movements, setup was a breezy, everything was recognized and works; only problem I had was with the new XIM manager, but I’ll post the question in the appropriate place.

Final words thanks to the XIM-3 team, you’ve made an old man happy, and as my daughters would tell you that isn’t easy.
Title: Xim3. Thank you.
Post by: trippalhealicks on 07:11 AM - 08/16/11
XIM3. Thank you. I have been an FPS gamer since Wolfenstein 3D on my old 286 PC in 1991-92. I have played a ton of FPS since then, and it has been my favorite genre since Wolfenstein all those years ago. Recently, as I've gotten older, my friends have all flocked to consoles for their gaming, and my PC FPS days have all but come to an end, as I have moved to Xbox and PS3 to try to retain an online gaming relationship with these friends. I have been troubled since the first time I tried playing first-person shooter on a controller, years ago. Even after playing FPS on consoles for years, it's just never felt "right." I've always felt like I could do a little better if I just didn't have to deal with the analog stick. I always felt like that last face-to-face encounter could have gone better, had I just been using a mouse and keyboard. I've looked into some other devices in the past and done some light research on the subject of mouse / keyboard on consoles, only to be let down when I realized it just wasn't possible on any type of worthwhile level. I was recently particularly frustrated with trying to play Halo Reach with a controller, and I was just about to give up and go back to PC.

I did one last search for mouse and keyboard on Xbox, and I found your product.

And this brings me to the point of this letter. I would like to thank you. Thank you for creating a device that finally let's me play the games I love, with my friends, unhindered by clunky analog sticks and clunky buttons / triggers. Thank you so much. You have truly done a service to anyone and everyone that grew up playing all the old classic FPS games on PC, and wants to move to consoles. Finally, no more excuses. Once again, thank you. You've created something amazing.


Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 08:38 PM - 08/16/11
This has been a long time coming, I have been through XIM1 XIM2 and now finally,
I have got a XIM3. Compared to XIM2 the XIM3 shines I feel although not 100% PC it really is as close as you can get with out actually playing on the PC.

COD is superb with this device. But what really blew my @#$% mind was playing BFBC2 with the XIM3 compared to XIM2, seriously it quite simply amazing. I never thought that it was possible to make games like BFBC play so well with Keyboard and mouse on console.

Although it feels slightly slower than XIM2 the advantages are absolutely no finicky aiming what  so ever, no block type mouse movements (pixel jumping is non existent). And as I am replaying BFBC2 single player I keep upping the sensitivity to where I can play comfortably. And I am yet to really push the smart translator to the point where it starts to feel off aim.

I am really happy I bought the XIM3.

Really OBsIV and everyone else involved in creating this product thank you very much for all the time and effort you have clearly put into the XIM3 it is quite simply AMAZING.

My only regret is not buying one earlier.

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New opinion after a few day's of play.


Let's start by saying when i asked a certain member of this forum what the XIM3 was like compared to the XIM2 in COD, This certain forum member said that it wouldn't be worth my time or money compared to the XIM2!

How wrong could you be :D (You know who you are  ::))

I have to say the XIM3 is awesome. After using it for an hour i would have agreed with the anonymous forum member.

But after tweaking my sensitivity's a little I have to say I am completely in awe at how much accuracy I have now.
I feel like I had down syndrome using the XIM2 at times. Looking back it was extremely frustrating.
Once again thanks very much to everyone involved in the development of the XIM3.
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Post by: RACKoRIBS on 07:32 PM - 08/19/11
Got my Xim 3 a while ago but Xbox got rrod so yeah... Anyway, I'll start out by saying that I used to be a PC gamer for a long time but I got into console gaming because of all my friends playing. The Xim delivery time was real quick but the postage price was a little bit expensive, probably because I live in Australia. After getting used to the Xim I'm going really well. I didn't expect to get beast score due to the aim assist that console gamers have and everything but I could keep a 5+kdr easy.(combat record and stuff is suffering from when i had a controller)  I used to play on PC and I'll try not to boast but I was good. So overall the Xim 3 is a brilliant product that I'm getting to really like. Only handicap I have is the terrible team mates I get put on LOL.
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Post by: RJP on 06:54 AM - 08/20/11
So I ordered my xim 3 from the states for uk delivery wednesday and friday morning it arrived :)
After setting up I had an issue with disconecting mouse regularly every few minutes! I posted up and several suggestions were posted which solved the problem (my side not XIM),

I then got to play for a few hours tweaking sensitivity etc until I was happy with the way it felt, Which is far superior to ANY other device on the market and trust me iv had them all, Fragenstein, Splitfish, XFPS, XIM 1, XIM 2, and  now the superior XIM3, Seriously Im pretty good on cod anyway (KD 2.51 and WL 2.14, 15th prestige in 8.5 days) and generally dont camp just play objectives (ground war, Demo etc) but rely on fast reactions and accuracy to dominate which my xim 2 was amazing for but there was certain flaws to odd movements and styles of play which just became something I took as part of the game, However these do not happen anymore with the XIM3 it is awesome and feels 99% PC like IMO,
now I generally dont miss and am always top of server :) I didnt think it could get better but my overall XIM experience is awesome and im really impressed with ordering, delivery (2 days to uk), support with problems and most of all the XIM3 itself..
I play mainly with a freind n were both mid 20s and XIMMERS from older CSS and BF2 days on PC after using mine hes ordered one too!

Thanks Obsiv and the other guys who make this happen 10/10 from me

EDIT : Lol my KD is now 2.53 after 1 night of XIM 3 action  8)
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Post by: Novatrooper on 11:00 PM - 08/23/11
I have had my Xim3 for about a week now and I could not be happier with it.  I am a long time pc gamer and debated for a couple of months on whether or not the Xim3 would be worth the purchase.  Previously I mainly used my 360 for a media center and sports games. First person shooters were a no go because I just couldn't rewire my brain to use the analog sticks after a lifetime using mouse/keyboard.  Now with the Xim3 I am enjoying MW2, Black Ops, and Halo Reach (late to the party I know :-[) which would not have happened without my new toy. 

As another testimony my 62 year old father was at my house and I had him try the Xim3.  He is strictly a pc gamer and has never played a game on the 360. I sat him down and fired up some MW2 Special Ops, he hit the ground running and was playing the game  with no difficulties whatsoever using the Xim3.

If you are on the fence like I was I can recommend the Xim3 100%.  It has performed beyond my expectations and I am finally putting my 360 to good use.
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Post by: bunnych on 01:10 PM - 09/05/11
Hello,

I got my new toy today, so I wanted to share my experience.

First of all : Great Service, I had pre-sale contact and was treated very nicely. I had something wrong with the shipping details, they contacted me straight away.

The delivery took 4 days to Switzerland (economy), so super fast!

The actual thing is worth every penny. I hooked it up with my R.A.T.7 and a cheap bluetooth logitech keyboard and it worked straight away like a charm.

The XIM Manager Software is easy to use and you are able to customize everything. Unbelievable.

To give you an example: where before I was happy to get a killstreak in the Napalm Area (Black Op's), I can now chopper away and unleash the fury. This makes playing on the X so much more fun.

I can easily recommend XIM3, not only the tool, but the company as well.

Rock On!

A
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Akademiks315 on 07:34 PM - 09/05/11
Ok so been XIM3in for about 2 months now, and I must say this has to be the best investment for my 360 besides the 360 its self and software.
 I'll use the pro/con method here..

PROS:
Easy install and getting off the ground. Very easy to get the hang of programming the XIM3 and bascially a plug and play devince.
The thing works...plain and simple..I'v used XFPS and another device, garbage to the XIM3..it does what its suppose to do and does it supurbly well..can't really say to much more..

CONS:
I wish there was a protective case, and a wire harness...other than that..really no complaints..
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: pr13st on 06:24 AM - 09/06/11
Well I have had my XIM3 a few days so I thought it about time to post up a little review.

Bit of background on my gaming 'career'.
I have played 'platform' type games since the Sega Megadrive and I have owned most consoles over the years. 
My love of FPS PC games kicked in with RTCW back in 2002/3, I then swiftly moved on to W:ET  which I played competitively at a high level up until June of last year (I still play alongside ex-clan mates for fun when I get a chance :)).  BF2 was a big favourite but I switched that style of gaming over to MW1 when it was released, and although I love BF the CoD's have remained a firm favourite.
Skip forward to now and I looked at upgrading my gaming PC to play BF3, CoD MW3 and a host of upcoming games, £600 at a minimum!!  So I searched for a PC/KB interface for a PS3, it is from this I found XIM3 and as most of my RL friends play Xbox I decided it was the way forward, a small outlay of cash for an easy all in one gaming solution (The PS3 has now been officially labelled as a Media Hub :D).

I have only played GoW and MW1 so far on the XIM3 and as GoW has a dodgy look mechanic we'll focus on MW1.
After 20 minutes of fiddling with ST's and configs I have found a sweet spot (Using CoD B/ops ST if anyone is interested). It is virtually identical to playing it on the PC.  The mouse feels amazingly responsive and precise, the Nostromo is a blessing as all keys are available to me without having to move my hand so my response in some situations is maybe quicker than it was on the PC. 

If anyone was ever in any doubt oiver how the XIM3 would feel compared to a PC then please stop worrying, buy the unit and simply marvel at the results.
I am yet to go online to play but I am convinced I can match my PC online stats and achievements rapidly using the XIM on Live.

Side notes.
Shipping was scarely quick (less than 48 hours from USA to UK).
This forum is outstanding as it the attitude of its members.

The XIM team has my eternal thanks and admiration. Top job lads.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: cintec on 02:43 PM - 09/08/11
Got mine last night. Played cod4 all night. XIM3 is amazing. I'm really bad with a controller I'd be lucky to get 10 kills in a game. My last game with XIM3? 25 and 3. Perfection.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Xog on 04:34 PM - 09/13/11
Thank you XIM team for working so hard to develop such a device. I'm sure Microsoft and Sony are thanking you for this, as they are surely to have more players online than if this wasn't around. :-)

I love my XIM3. I just got it yesterday and it works like a charm! I love it! THANK YOU! I've tried other devices like this such as Eagle Eye on the PS3, and others on the Xbox, but they are no where close to this piece of art. Great job! 100% precise once you have it configured (which is VERY easy! I finished configuring in no less than 10 minutes and I barely looked at the manual (i only looked at it out of curiosity))
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: MegaMassacre on 12:43 PM - 09/14/11
New Xim 3 owner here. Had this baby for a week now, and I'm absolutely in love with this thing.
I ordered the XFPS Commando before finding out about the XIM 3. I cancelled my XFPS order 10 minutes after placing the order cause of the bad reviews I read about it on Amazon, mostly about how the mouse is cheap, and the joystick buttons crap out on you in a matter of months.

The reason I wanted the XFPS in the first place was that it has a left joystic. I'm not too good with the keyboard, so that seemed like a great idea to me. Luckily, the XIM 3 works well with the Sony Nav contrller, and it's what I'm using now.

I was never the the type that played CoD games on the highest sensitivity (usually play on 5), due tro me sucking at aiming when the sensitivity is too high, but now on the XIM 3, I play on 10 (Black Ops), and I'm accurate as hell.

If I was asked to rate the XIM 3 out of 10, I would give it an 11.


Thank you XIM 3 Team for a whole new experience on the XBOX 360 and FPS games!



Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: scrotesmd on 06:40 PM - 09/15/11
I havent posted my feedback for this thing yet and ive had it for well over 6 months.

Absolutely the best device ever, I was sceptical at first coming from the Xim2 but its absolutely worth the upgrade.

The constant updates and smart translators are great!

thanks Obsi for making it possible for me to play competitive gaming again, I used to be an old school PC gamer, Unreal tournament / Counterstrike etc but I just couldnt be arsed with the constanty upgrades and cheating!


Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: cerealkeller on 02:24 AM - 09/18/11
Xim3 weeew!  Got my xim3 today, legend.  Hooked it up right out of the box and got it set up, no peonies at all.  Read my G9x mouse, my Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 KB and my generic piece of crap x box controller.  Fired up Black Ops, tunes my profiles for my preference and a killstreak switcher.  Absolutely destroyed.  I was quite impressed by the Xim3's ability to account for the analog dead zones and provide smooth aiming.  I've been gaming on the pc for years.  I only game on the 360 because that's what all my friends game on.  The Xim3 made it not only tolerable, but fun for me.  I ripped Black Ops for almost 5 hours today and pure annilhilated all day.

Many people say the Xim3 gives an unfair advantage.  Well, that's just dumb.  Anybody can have one!  That doesn't sound unfair to me.  I have friends who can still own me even with the Xim3 using a controller.  It has improved my game, but really only in accuracy.  Tactics are what really matters.  And the Xim3 isn't playing the game for you, simply allowing for people to indulge their preferences.  So whine some more.  It took me years and years to hone my skills with a mouse and KB.  Beginners will not receive any more of an advantage from this device than they would a controller.

As for my performance today, I went negative once maybe twice in 5 hours and ranged from 14-36 kills per match all day.  None of my friends seemed to notice any difference, exactly how I want it to stay.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: ModGyver on 03:50 AM - 09/22/11
I had actually been looking to buy the xfps' but I'm not a guy that orders stuff from ebay or any online sites,but when I found out about xim3 i knew I had to. I order mine as over night but it was noon on friday,so i knew it might not be in on saturday and it wasn't, so sunday was the longest day of my life..monday while working i kept bugging FED EX,they said it will be here at around 11am, so I took off from work and was at FED EX, at 10:30am, walked in, lady says oh is here already......forget work now i'm sick..(caughing) I'm going home...but not too sick were I cant play and let me tell you it was worth the extra fee for overnight, I have been gaming happy ever after'' thanks xim3..
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: movingshadow1980 on 07:37 AM - 09/22/11
Hi All.

I received my XIM3 last week and just wanted to say Thank you to the XIM team and the people that post on these forums.

I originally bought an XCM XFPS and after a few weeks i realised this was not the device for me as I wanted pc gaming on a consoles. So after reading numerous post on this form I decided to take the plunge and get an XIM3. Well what can I say, the XIM doest exactly what I needed and what I read it could do. Ive only had it for a few days but I am overly impressed.

Since reading the post in these forums ive ordered a Razer Nostromo to acompany my XIM3. Most people will tell me i should have got the Belkin but i liked the sound of the Nostromo due to the touch/ feel and feedback from the device.

I know you all have probably heard this before but i just wanted to say Thank You.

 
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: father on 11:23 PM - 09/22/11
ObsIV and his team should receive some kind of AWARD for BEST console GADGET period!!!!!!!.

Great product guys, i feel like now i can enjoy playing with my brother on the console. 

BTW, i'm more a PC FPS veteran, but now i can play with confident on console and that make me very happy.

thanks!!!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: ZioComposite on 02:51 AM - 09/23/11
I'm a pretty simple guy.  I buy stuff that I believe will work.  Most of the time I don't even know how it does it but I'm glad for whoever created/modified/etc. for the better.  The XIM3 is practically magic.  This is easily the 1st product that I've ordered that did not worry me about being dissatisfied.  I can see great care was/is being put into this project.  Everyone on the xim team I thank you for this excellent product that many of us are lucky to use =]  my only regret is not purchasing it sooner!   Also for future reference,  I'm using a "Hori" Turbo pad 2 as my controller and have no problems with it.  It is also an officially licensed Microsoft controller.

P.S.  make sure you guys watch the tutorials, many if not most of the problems are easily preventable.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: cl1que on 12:04 AM - 10/02/11
Thought I'd share my thoughts after I got the Xim3 today and put a few hours into Gears3 with it.

Honestly I was worried prior to getting it. I did not want to buy something and then feel like the input was not 1:1.  I had spent a lot of time researching the various m/kb adapters and they all cost a ton of money. I was looking anywhere from $150-200 after shipping for any of them since on top of the fact that they all cost $90-150+ I had to spend $30 on a wired controller since all mine are wireless. To make matters worse reviews for the 3 products I was looking into (XFPS, Xim, and FragFX Shark) were pretty sparse. Not the amount of reviews that made me comfortable dropping the cost of a console on. A friend had recommended the XFPS to me, the FragFX Shark had the best reviews on Amazon, and there wasn't a ton of info on the Xim3. That was until I found these forums. Literally they made the difference. The fact that there was a vibrant community behind this product and that its creator had thousands of posts really did it for me. While the video reviews on YouTube were nice (if sparse) and the Smart Translators were pretty sweet, it really was the fact that this product had a community behind it where the other 2 didn't that made me trust it.

Even then, while the guy posting above me said he wasn't worried, I was still a little concerned after ordering the Xim3 that the input would not feel like it did on a PC. After getting it today my concerns were unfounded. It is honestly an awesome product and it works great. Tons of people have elaborated on this so I don't think I need to but using it really makes all the difference. My gameplay in Gears3 today shot through the roof; it was like night and day coming from that dreaded controller.

The only thing that really bothers me is the quality but even that isn't big enough for me to hate it. While I wasn't concerned it would feel shoddy, the USB ports feel crappy to me. They are tough as hell to plug in to and out of (which is doubly annoying since this is something I have to do constantly since I switch my gaming keyboard between my PC and the 360). That being said, it works amazingly and these are really only slight hiccups. To be honest, considering this is a product made by a small team rather than a huge corporation I am willing to look past that sort of thing in light of the fact that the Xim3 is still solid and works well.

Props to the Xim3 team and my eternal thanks. I am a diehard PC gamer but I also love Gears of War and have a lot of friends who game on the 360. The Xim3 makes it so I no longer feel like a cripple trying to play shooters on a console.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: holidayshrimp on 02:30 AM - 10/02/11
Always awesome to hear others with similar experiences as me, and welcome to the community!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: watakushy on 11:04 AM - 10/13/11
First I`d like to say HELLO to everyone  ;D

Now some rage: F**CK you Fed-Ex and USPS, they`ve made me wait a whole month for my XIM.

I had all the time of the world to read almost everything ever written on XIM3 forum.

Long story short, I was having high expectations, but OMG, it exceeded them completely.

Flashed my XIM and set the sens to 30/25 on the BO ST, and jumped straight into a Ground War match with my M14. The score was 47-3 using 3,4,5 killstreaks (UAV, CUAV, NAPALM).

I was twitching a lot, went over the turn limit million times (RAT7 5600dpi) and still had a beastly game.

This gadget is now my NO.1 on the list of greatest! Slots 2, 3, 4, ..., 9 are yet to be filled, and the number 10 goes to Samsung Galaxy S2. As soon as I gazed upon the ximmy my heart stopped for a sec. That`s got to be love  ::)
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: bennyrub on 03:22 AM - 10/20/11
I have had my XIM3 for a couple of weeks now and i cant imagine playing my games without it!

First, let me start off by saying im a UK buyer so i chose the fast shipping method and it was in the UK in just over 24 hours but sadly i had to wait an extra 2 days as Fedex dont ship on a weekend.

My first real disappointment was when i recieved the XIM and found that the wired controller i had bought specifically for use with the XIM didnt work. This was because it wasnt an official controller so my tip here for a new buyer would be DO NOT try and save your self money on a cheap controller.

(This is the controller which i purchased first and it did not work - the official controller works perfectly:   http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9240122/Trail/searchtext%3EWIRED+360.htm)

Having to drive all the way across town to Argos for a refund is a pain in the @#$% when you just want to pwn some noobs.

After i got back and wired it all up i was sorted and ready to play. it took me around 15 minutes to find the ST i neded and get them set up to how i like them, but after two weeks playing with this thing its sparked life into my love of playing my xbox again. I havent had this much fun on live since i was 13 and playing online games for the first time.

So i have to say a massive thankyou to OBsIV and the whole XIM team, you deserved every penny that i spent and hopefully this post will persuade more people to go ahead and take the plunge as they won't have a single regret when they have this marvelous beast plugged in and set up.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: sscarr on 05:32 AM - 10/20/11
Been using the XIM3 for about 2 days now, as a former PC gamer the resemblance this product lets us achieve is amazing. Unfortunately I've only had the chance to test Bad Company 2 which is a fairly low sensitivity game. At first I just couldn't get the sensitivity to my liking but after about 20 minutes of tweaking its perfect :D The main factor that helped me was the "Clamp" setting released in the last firmware update. Looking forward to tearing up with Battlefield 3 real soon which is one of the main reasons I purchased this product :) and I didn't really want to blow all my money upgrading my computer for Battlefield 3 :P

As all the other reviews say its an awesome product that is well worth the money. Thanks a hell of a lot to OBsIV and the rest of the team for creating this masterpiece :)

10/10 for sure.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: the_alien on 02:32 PM - 10/22/11
Not really a first impression cause I'm already using it for 2 weeks now.

Let me start a whole while in the past, when I used to play Unreal Tournament on LAN parties on a 10MBit BNC network. Or CounterStrike for years and years. After that there were Battlefield 2... All on my PC.
A while back I stopped investing money into my PC until it got useless. I bought a PS3 for all my gaming needs, but it always felt wrong.
Having played Modern Warfare on my PC, I had to get Modern Warfare 2 for my PS3 and it sucked. Not the game but the feeling while playing it. Without the auto aim I wouldn't even had it finished by now.
I thought I might get used to the controller and played the Battlefield Bad Company 2 Closed Beta for hours and hours, but it never felt right. I got owned again and again.

I read about every M/KB adapter out there and nearly ordered the Eagle Eye when I stumbled upon the XIM.

I was flashed by all the good reviews and first impressions in this thread and ordered it.
I'm from germany and the shipping was really fast. It arrived 4 days before the GT Max adapter I ordered from eBay Germany...

I grabbed a copy of BFBC2 from the video rental and fired up XIM.
Man, I was disappointed... it was sluggish, the crosshair was jumping... But the community came to the rescue and I was told, that I grabbed the ONLY game that has different viewing technologies on the PS3.
Ok, back to the video rental and get a copy of Crysis 2.


ObsIV: YOU have a new enemy! My girlfriend is officially hating you!
I myself love you and your team. This thing is amazing. Finally shooter make sense on the PS3. I just preordered BF3 and can't wait to get it. It is so close to the PC experience I was missing. I'm finally lucky again.

YOU ROCK!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: b45her on 06:29 PM - 10/24/11
Just had my first few hours using my xim3 .

All i can say is this device is amazing , i've tried the splitfish gizmos in the past and their terrible (they feel like your mouse is connected to another mouse via an elastic band , horrible)

I'm a fairly low sensitivity player and to me the xim3 feels exactly like my pc, i really wasn't expecting it to be this good .

The whole experiece of ordering was first class also , order placed friday afternoon and delivered monday afternoon i also ordered stuff from play.com at the same time and that still isn't here lol, usa to uk faster than england to wales !!

Any way in summary if and ex pc types are considering a xim go for it they really are that good .

A big thankyou to OBsIV and the rest of the team , your geniuses  :)
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: AFF on 12:53 AM - 10/25/11
i just got mine yesterday and i cant believe how good this kit is. I am not a pc gamer but i have always used keyboard and mouse for work etc and feel more accurate than controller

i am only using a desktop mouse which i need to change to gaming mouse for better game play but still much more better than a controller

the shipping to the UK was about a week which is amazing and well packaged

thanks to the team for making this amazing hardware and which i knew about it earlier :)
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Cygnus11 on 03:45 PM - 10/25/11
I just got my XIM3 today and finally had a chance to try it out.  Setup was a breeze.  I updated the firmware and quickly made a config for Gears 3.  After playing for about an hour I can honestly say this thing is incredible.

I recently purchased a FragFX and returned it after about 3 hours of gameplay.  It just was not as accurate and smooth as I had hoped.  But after my disappointment with the FragFX, I discovered the XIM3.  Let me say that the XIM3 is so much better than the FragFX, it is not even in the same league.

The moving and aiming in Gears 3 is very accurate.  I am so excited to try this thing with other games.  The most difficult part is deciding on the best button mapping configuration.  With Gears specifically, you can tell that the controls were tailor made for a controller.  It will be a bit of a challenge to get used to where all the buttons are mapped.  But I am very confident that my aiming will be infinitely improved.

Thanks to everyone on the XIM team for making a stellar product.  It's also very reassuring to see such an active community around this product.  It makes me feel very confident about my purchase.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: dtread on 10:14 PM - 10/25/11
I finally have my Xim3 hooked up and played my first few hours with it. I can honestly say that I have officially retired the pc for gaming!! My xbox 360 is just as much fun now. My black ops game has improved tremendously! I love this little box, infact im thinking about getting a second one as a spare just in case!

Once a ST comes out for BF3 and then for the MW3 next month, i believe ill be happy as two peas in a pod!..

Thanks XIM team, your awesome..

Dewayne
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: remf on 04:01 AM - 10/28/11
Woke up on Monday morning excited about the imminent release of BF3, but at the same time with a pang of annoyance that I would be playing on an Xbox360, which despite having for close to 6 years, I have never come close to achieving the same level of mastery with a controller as I used to have with a keyboard and mouse.

Some years ago I decided that I was just going to have a console and Macbook and I would have to do all my gaming via a console. Inevitably this curtailed the amount of time I spent gaming. Having played all the major BF releases, since Codename Eagle through to BF2 on PC's I was concerned that my enjoyment of BF3 would be spoilt by an inability to play on a PC. I started researching the cost of a new rig, but in the end the economics didn't make sense. So I scratched my head and did a little searching, not expecting to find anything close to what XIM3 delivered.

First I found the positive Engadget review and that pointed me here. Initially I was struck by two things: the vibrant active community that was involved with the development and progression of this hardware, and second the plethora of positive reviews and the 'near PC gaming experience' offered. I placed my order within about 30 mins of finding this site. That was Monday.

By Wednesday lunchtime my XIM3 was with me. About 48 hours to the UK. Incredible service. I got home and followed the very straightforward instructions. Unfortunately the firmware on my old Razer Copperhead was not up to date so I had to wait a further day to do this on a Windows machine (VirtualBox didn't seem to allow me to do this on my Mac).

Got home last night and tested it out on Black Ops. After a bit of fiddling around with the very easy and straightforward settings, adjusting the sensitivity to my liking I jumped onto a public server. Actually the first time I've done this since owning Black Ops - I was so opposed to playing with a controller and the frustration it provided I generally avoided this aspect of the game.

First round I went 28-3 on Level 1 (so standard kill streaks and the M16 or whatever it was). The accuracy and smoothness that I had was something I have ever experienced playing on my Xbox with the standard controller. I was faster, more accurate and therefore enjoyed the game because I wasn't being frustrated by my own ineptitude to manage two joysticks at the same time. It was like the difference between night and day.

This continued more or less for the next couple of hours. The only time when my KDR dropped was due to my lack of map knowledge. It was never about losing one-on-one's. Headshots with ease, moving around smoothly and zoning in accurately when milli-seconds count is what XIM3 afforded that a standard controller never did.

BF3 is released today here in the UK and I will be racing home to play and test out my new favourite toy. Just want to say a massive thanks for creating something that very few people know of, that has breathed new life into my gaming and for the unparalleled service provided.

I hope to be able to become part of the strong little community that exists here and help with it's further development.

If you're in any doubt over whether to get a XIM3, stop thinking and click on the 'shop' button above. You won't regret it.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: soler37 on 10:55 AM - 10/29/11
k so i wanted to drop a feedback after 3-4 months with the xim, i got it off ebay since there were no international shipping back then so i had no other way of buying it, so ill make this feedback short.
let me start by saying that without the xim3 i wouldnt be playing bfbc2 or any bf on my xbox for the that matter, i found it impossible after some years of pc gaming to adjust to the controller, i hated the lack of control that i had, basicly shot someone and missed all the time then get killed, it got me so fustrated that i looked for a solution.
after some searches ive found xfps and all those bad gimiks that are really bad, reading reviews and watching videos of the xim3 got me very interested, so i decided not to play games and to just trust the videos and reviews and buy the thing ASAP and i did, and let me to you i never looked back since then, worth every $ i spent.
my KD on bfbc2 is slowly rising from the crap it used to be, i find gaming on my xbox to be fun and not fustrating anymore, i also found that it is a very easy gadget to use and requires not a lot of knowledge anways, dont know if this was short but to summaries.
i love this little machine
i would recommend it to anyone gaming on xbox or pc
i would definitly keep coming back for the newer versions in the future.
and finally thanks to obsiv and the rest of the team for allowing me to play an fps game the way it SHOULD be played.
1000/10
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: BelovedUS on 05:26 AM - 11/02/11
I've been a serious PC gamer for years (since the first HL & TFC) and I started out playing FPS's with a keyboard and mouse. When Halo came out for Xbox I knew that it was only a matter of time until consoles would start the FPS craze. Ten years later, COD, BF, MOH, HALO's, etc... Eventually I adapted to a controller, but it never felt as accurate as a keyboard and mouse. I thought, wouldn't it be cool if I could use a mouse and keyboard all while playing with my friends on 360? Well, my dreams have come true!

I contemplated on buying 'other' keyboard and mouse devices (xfps), but they all seemed 'fake' and laggy. I came accross the XIM3 and I immediately thought, this is THE device. I just recieved my XIM3 yesterday and so far after a few minutes of configuring, it's fantastic! Now, instead of forking out 2k every 6 years for a gaming PC, I can play 360 games with my friends. It's like having your cake, and eating it with a keyboard and mouse! Hats off to the guy that made the XIM3, pure genius...
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: iAMarshall on 06:28 AM - 11/02/11
(previously I had purchased an XFPS adapter, I literally used it for 10 minutes and never touched it since)


Had this for a week now, and the reason why I can't written a short review until now is because I've been getting home from work and playing with the XIM3 every day!

I received the device very quickly, considering I live in England:

10/24/2011 - 14:11:00    Picked up by FedEx    BEND, US
10/26/2011 - 09:26:00    Delivered    HOUSE, ENGLAND, GB

I don't even get local Amazon parcels that fast!! So I was very impressed with that ++

I had received my new Logitech G9X gaming mouse a day before in preparation too! :)

--

First thing I did was set all of the prerequisites, quickly set up a config and began playing. As I haven't played the PC for over a year, I did feel like the mouse wasn't quite working out as well as I had hoped, but no fear, after I tweaked my sensitivity and got a couple of days practice I was well and truly back to my PC-POWNING self.

I got 30-0 on free for all last night, been hitting around 30-3 / 30-4 up until now. The XIM3 has completely changed my opinion of XBOX gaming. Previously although I could get around 30-12, I didn't feel completely in control. For example, if someone jumped out I would panic a little and move the joystick too far or too little. With the XIM3 my bullets are direct, my aim is perfect, I can easily get 50+ kills to under 10 deaths in Domination, I really can't see myself EVER wanting to play with a controller out of choice again.

Worth every penny (if not more). My tomahawk kills on Blackops are incredibly accurate now too! Accuracy is 400% better than using the controller.


Thanks for making such a reliable device that does what it says (and so well).
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: gatto1710 on 07:44 AM - 11/02/11
Ciao
Scusa se ti disturbo , ma è come giocare sul PC è preciso al 100% ?

Ciao
Luca
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: BelovedUS on 06:46 AM - 11/08/11
Sí una vez que está configurado correctamente, es como que estás jugando un juego de PC.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: bryco on 09:07 PM - 11/14/11
Absolutely loving the Xim3 right now! No doubt about it. It has taken a little getting used to from being bred as a PC gamer, but I'm definitely loving it. The controller had been so harsh to me and now my scores have doubled. I'm currently using a 600 DPI mouse and can already get a KDR of 3:1 in Black Ops, so I can only imagine what it will be like when the new mouse comes in.

I'd like to thank ObSiv for his fine work and I am glad to call my self a Ximer! Hope to meet all of you in the near future! Can't wait to pick up MW3 to join the carnage!

-Bryan
gamertag: ruddthestudd
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Solz on 11:57 AM - 11/21/11
First impression after some tweaking of configs = WOW
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Nick7 on 05:09 AM - 11/23/11
<3 XIM3 & GOW3

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Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Echartea on 07:54 AM - 11/25/11
So. I got my Xim3 several months ago, but I wanted to wait until I'd used it rather extensively before I said anything about it -- I was seriously excited, and didn't want that initial excitement to color my review too heavily.

So months have passed since I got my Xim3. I've played many different games using it -- from Modern Warfare 2 to Battlefield 3 to MW3 to Halo Reach and Combat Evolved Anniversary...and I have to say, before I got the Xim, I was already playing my Xbox less and less. I am a social gamer; I play with my friends mostly, I don't jump into multiplayer lobbies on my own.

I was raised as a PC gamer -- that's just the way I am. But most of my friends are console gamers, due to lack of upgrade costs, etc, etc. I prefer my PCs, and what I feel is a tried and true input combination -- the sacred mouse and keyboard. So playing on an Xbox controller has always been hell for me.  I approached the Xim3 because of all I'd read about it (and the frightening things I'd heard about its...cheaper competition).

And now, all these months later, I have to say, were I faced with the same dilemma as before (play xbox games less and less, or take the 150 dollar chance on the Xim3), I would -gladly- choose the Xim3, time and time again. I have put it to the test, and I have seen my enjoyment with console games go up, and my frustration with the lack of my preferred input style, well...disappear. I play more fluidly, and find myself scoring better than ever before with my Xim3.

I used to be lucky if I ever went positive in an FPS with my K/D -- for the longest time, all I was ever able to do with any certainty was shoot down air support in games where such things were possible. I still do that, these days, but now I'm also maintaining a mostly positive K/D ratio and it's only seldom that I find myself going negative. Xim3 is incredible, and I can definitely say that it has drastically raised the level of enjoyment I take from my Xbox 360. Thank you Xim3 team!  You all rock, hardcore!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: lordy on 09:58 AM - 11/30/11
ok so i been using the xim3 for a couple hours so far on BF3 and omg what an amazing device

I suck at FPS games in general and usually i get anooyed with dieing all the time but now i'm getting roughly 2 kills to each death which im happy with :)

i'm not a legned with it lol but ateleast getting some kills makes gaming fun again

thanks to the xim3 dev guys, hats off to you for such a great tool

back to BF3 it is :)
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: k0m0d067 on 03:43 PM - 12/03/11
OK...got the XIM3 delivered on Wednesday, but a busy work schedule, plus family life kept me from doing more than just opening the box, and hoping it would be everything I had hoped the XFPS was supposed to be...

so, first thing this morning, I hooked it all up, and my heart sank immediately when it powered on, and showed all my peripherals connected and detected (controller, mouse, keyboard all lit up) but I could do nothing with any of them...start and back wouldn't take me to the set-up/options screen, nothing responded, and after a minute or so it would shut off completely (not the console, just the XIM3 and controllers)...I fretted for a bit, unplugging, and replugging connections, and trying to find answers here on the forums...then I looked in the bag that had my XFPS in it, and noticed there was a wired controller in with it, so I tried it with that one and BINGO!! everything came to life...then I remembered when trying to get my XFPS to work, I had an issue with one of my controllers not working with it (apparently it wasn't a certified one)...so now everything was functioning as it should...time to try it out...

to give a point of reference, I can summarize my skill with a control pad as follows:  I straight up suck!!  as an example, I tried MW3 about a week ago, and went 0 and 14 in about 5 minutes...I couldn't acquire targets at all, I could move relatively well...joysticks aren't bad for that...not until it comes to aiming...

now I've been playing FPS style games on PC a little over 10 years, so I'm not a complete noob, and once I get a little involved in a particular game don't do horribly (my clan owned SF Arctic on AAO)...so the 0/14 fragrate was a total embarrassment (which I fully expected, as I have tried FPS on console before, and knew what to expect)...

enough back story...on to my impressions...

the reader's digest version:  This device truly does as promised, and does so right out of the box (if you remember to use a certified controller  :o)

I tried campaign play first, both with BF3 and MW3, and the difference was subtle at first, until I remembered on the tutorial video telling me to turn the sensitivity all the way up, then it was night and day...

then, for the ultimate test...live opponents...only way to truly measure the capabilities...

so I popped Black ops in, and bumped the sensitivity all the way up (switched to the proper translator of course) and jumped in Xbox live...and was a killing machine!!  (slight exaggeration, but after going 0/14 the last time I tried multiplayer Xbox FPS you get the idea)...my fragrates were much closer to what I was used to on PC (went about 1/1)

also, just to point out, as mentioned, this was playing right out of the box, using the smart translators and keymaps that are default...so I was playing without knowing how to sprint, or crouch, so I died more than I probably would have if I had taken the time to bind my keys properly, but I was too excited to wait...so I was bascally walking around the map killing people without ducking for cover, or sprinting for cover...

final thoughts?  I was concerned about laying out the $150 for the XIM3 after the huge disappointment that was the XFPS...that's a lot of money to toss in the garbage if it didn't do as promised...fortunately it did just that...

this device Truly brings PC quality FPS experience to the Xbox...no doubt about it...

Thank you OBsIV for starting this all, and to anyone and everyone involved in the development...you've made an old PC gamer VERY happy!!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Tails on 08:44 PM - 12/04/11
Let me first say that when I ordered the XIM3 I wasn't expecting much. This was based on my exp with other products. Honestly they didn't live up to my expectation. Boy was I blown away from the moment I plugged the XIM3 in and played my first game.

Awesome product guys. Got mine in the mail yesterday. I've been looking for a product that can give me back my wsad days on the pc. Needless to say all day yesterday into about ohhh around 3am today I was glued to the console. Played some Halo, L4D 1 & 2, Borederlands, and Fallout NV. Had to tweak some things on each one to my liking. However that's the other thing I'm loving about XIM3. The ability to do just that.

Again awesome product guys!!! :)

Tails
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: autoswitcher on 09:11 PM - 12/06/11
Almost cried how perfect this thing was. I can not even describe how amazing. I'm speechless. wow. Epic device is epic.

I will never pickup a controller again.
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Post by: autoswitcher on 09:12 PM - 12/06/11
Thank you so much again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Broachster14 on 03:18 AM - 12/08/11
Well here is my review of the xim3.  I've had it for about a week now so I figured that it was about time to post my first impression.  So here it goes.

HOLY @$%!

This thing.. This, this beautiful piece of craftsmanship has blown my mind.  I have gone from a "pretty good" halo player to a "send that bastard hate messages" player. Seriously though, 8 messages in a week either cussing me out for "aimbot" or a nod of respect saying nice game or something of the sort. My Reach ranked matchmaking KD is almost 3.0, and I have gotten 12 invincibles, a kilamanjaro, 6 perfections, a few killtacs, and dozens of overkills and triples.

I used to be an avid Counter-Strike player, and played in Cal M for a season, so PC gaming is very familiar to me, and a mouse and keyboard is the only way to go in my opinion.  I played my 360 casually up until now, only playing when friends were around to LAN and what not.  Now that i've got the XIM3 tweaked to how I want it, it's not even fair.  I'm currently working on a montage of XIM3 clips that I will hopefully have posted in about a month. 

So all in all, the XIM3 is a dream come true.  If you're thinking about getting one, do it.  You won't regret it.  If you know you are better with a mouse and keyboard, you sure as hell will be better with the XIM3.

XIM3 Team - Thanks for all your hard work.  You've got one hell of a product here.  And OBsIV, my hat goes off to you. Well done sir.

Here are some pictures of game results with the XIM3. I blocked out most of my name, the last four digits of mine are Ssss, and everyone elses, just for respect of privacy.  I think they're all under 800x600.
Let me know what you guys think!

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Post by: M3a5g7 on 03:03 PM - 12/08/11
I love the XIM3. It worked right out of the box. Manipulating configs for my liking was easy and intuitive, it honestly took but a few minutes. The only issue I ran into was I had to jack up my sensitivity to 80/90 due to my 10 year old Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical and it's whopping 400 dpi resolution.

I'm now looking into a Logitech G500 or G700. If I go with the G700 I might as well go with a wireless KB too. Amazon has the Logitech K270 for $20. It would be nice not to have to have all the wires. One other thing that would help is if the XIM3's USB cable was longer. However, that is a cheap fix since it's a standard USB Mini-A end.

Anyway, thank you very much for a great product.

Mike
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: LLEVIATHANN on 03:30 PM - 12/08/11
I had heard about XIM a while back while looking for a KB/M adapter for the Xbox. The webiste made it sound fantastic but so does the Frag Shark's website. I was really on the fence. Do these adapters work? Hemmed & hawed for a few months until OXM reviewed XIM 3. That review helped kick me off the fence.

Come back to finally order. What's this? They're out of stock! @#$%, place order any way with the hope that maybe I'll have it by Christmas. Nope, got it in a week. Awesome.

Spent a couple hours pokinng around, binding keys and getting prepaired in general. However I wasn't prepaired for how well XIM 3 works. I was expecting some dead space or lag or just wierdness in general.

I've mainly been a computer gamer. Back in the day Myth, Unreal and Unreal Tournament were my bread and butter. Sure I grew up with an Atari 2600 and had a bunch of consoles since but PC games was where it was at especially online where I always did well, scored well, normally the top 3 or 5 depending on team size. Fast forward a few years with the Xbox release I made the swich well, got used to "The Duke" controller and managed to do well. Then somewhere along there MS introduced the varible speed on the R Stick or maybe it was always there but much more pronouced in the 360. Never got used to that and my scores proved it.

Not any more. Played ten rounds of hardcore TDM in MW3 last night. Stayed in the top 3 and even pulled out an MVP. My first ever in a CoD game. FFS I can finally aim agian! Thanks guys!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: totisdvd on 06:36 AM - 12/09/11
Hi to all.
Yesterday i received finally my xim3 and this is my impressions of it.
I am not a pc gamer as anyone would have thought and my stats at gears of war 3 are quite good ,with the joystick, as frequently i get to be mvp of the match. I just want that extra that will get me extra kills, i'm very passionate at this game so as a lot of users would be in this forums :)
My game of choice is gears of war 3. Obviously this game is not aim-oriented ,except if you are a sniper user which i am, but rather this game is based on its movement, how to evade and how to wall bounce.
It was hard for me at first especially when i was moving. The aim was a little laggy and i just couldnt find the sweet spot. I was using gears of war ads translator.
So the day ends and i was rather dissapointed of my overall stats.Today i decided to watch again the learning videos and i've noticed that my mouse was not configured properly, was at 2000dpi instead of 5700, which is the maximum. so.. i reformat the xim, delete all translators and reburn them just to be sure i was working a native translator and voila.. The game was very smooth, i got my hands a sniper and was like 3 headshots in 5 seconds guys was unbelievable. It was like i was moving at 200 and everyone was in the first gear.
My gear along with the xim3 is logitech g500 mouse and sony move, I have also the logitech g13 which is an impressive and very comfy tool but as i am not a pc game user was very hard for me to suit me.
Ok, i'm a little talky sometimes!! Thanks for this awesome piece of equipment, thanks for reading and happy headshots eveyone
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: autoswitcher on 02:35 PM - 12/09/11
first game I played I went 30-5 :p
Title: Now I can enjoy the xbox 360
Post by: StumpyV on 11:35 AM - 12/12/11
I was a computer gamer going back to the Doom, Duke Nukum and booting into dos to play over landlines.  I was happy I could play online with friends and was wiped out at work because of playing so late into the night.  Sadly as computer gameing kept requiring more and more power and upgrading was too costly I stopped playing.  Flash forward to about 5 years ago when my kids got their first xbox 360 and my feeble attempt to get good with a controller.  Having a family did not allow me to spend all my waking hours trying to get better with the controller so I basically gave up.  Then I read about the XIM 3 and as a result of much research I decided it was worth the price.  So here I am now at age 51 competeing with my 14 and 16 year old sons and their friends on games like Modern Warfare 3 and Halo reach and yes they are happy to let me join them.  It worked so great I got my own xbox.  I still don't have the time to get really good at the games but at least now I have control of the games like years ago and no stress with buttons, triggers and joysticks.  The XIM3 is a great invention and I for one am completely satisfied with it. 

   
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: JayinThaz on 05:48 PM - 12/14/11
Iam really blown away.Took about an hour to set up my setting and away i went.I must say this is 99.9% feel to a P.C. Been playing fps for about 10 years on the pc and recently to a xbox because most of my friends and co works play on that console.I was getting pretty good at the controller but still didnt feel right to me.After useing the xim3  today my K/D went through the roof!! All my friends and co workers were really blown away how much better i gotten.first match 42-11. i was lucky i went 1:1 KD on most matches.I wanna give a HUGE thanks to the XIM3 team  for making this!Thank u guys so much.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: MuddyFunster on 06:46 AM - 12/16/11
Hi,

My first impression:

Well, I’ll start out with my justification if I may: I bought this device as I’ve always been a PC gamer – since the dial up days of BBS’s playing Doom, Doom2, Quake etc – which 1. Makes me old (45) and 2. Makes me wonder why I’m not as good as I should be.

Since owning an Xbox I’ve always thought it was a good bit of kit, but was frustrated at having to use that gawd awful controller.. it’s about as natural to me as wheels on a dog and my right hand thumb doesn’t work that well after several motorcycle crashes in a not too successful motorcycle racing career…

My set up is basically what I use for my PC Gaming Rig – A Logitech G13 and a RAT7 mouse. I’d done some reading up beforehand and I knew the RAT would be a bit of a problem as it permanently broadcasts that a button is pressed (Aux4) so it gave me a bit of a headache on how to approach the programming of the buttons. In the end I opted for unplugging the RAT from the XIM, starting it up, programming the buttons on the G13 (to my PC layout), then restarting with the RAT connected.

This left me with another query of how I can go about binding some of my keys to the mouse wheel. I’m looking for pointers on how I can achieve that, as when I tried through the XIM manager software My G13 refused to power up, probably due to not enough current in the USB or something.

Anyway, onto the play experience. One word: Awesome. More words: Well. Once I’d got it set up to my sensitivity and start to get comfortable with it I found that the mouse experience was close (very close!), but not entirely the same as a PC, but I’m putting a lot of that down to the mechanics of the Xbox game rather than that of the XIM. I’m sure that I can tweak it some more and get to where I want it to be but the overall experience with the product is very positive indeed.

I’d just like to say thanks to you for creating this product as it gives me what I’ve always wanted: Access to my Xbox both in the way I want it to be, and the way that FPS’s should be played.

Thanks.

MuddyFunster
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Post by: omglass on 11:50 PM - 12/16/11
I just received my XIM3 today and I have to say..this thing is AMAZING

I used to play Counter Strike 1.6 in CAL-M (semi pro) and Day of Defeat in CAL-Invite (professional) on the PC. The XIM3 feels exactly like playing  a PC game.

I would HIGHLY recommend this product to any PC gamer, or standard gamer who wants to improve their game.

I SUCK at COD with an XBOX remote and I haven't played in a year. I just hopped on team deathmatch for COD:Black Ops and went 20-8. My previous K/D ratio was like .8. Seriously, the XIM3 rules. If you don't get one, you're ugly.

Seriously though, go get a XIM3 now.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: pobdoq on 10:09 AM - 12/18/11
About me: I'm a PC gamer addicted to Quake. But since no one I know plays Quake I bought an xbox. However I totaly suck at playing fps with a controller.

XIM3: Played MW3 with XIM3 for a few hours now and its amazing. Its just as precise as PC. When I played with controller I usualy could not get a positive k/d. Now I end every game with a positive k/d. XIM3 was well worth my money, its absolutly amazing. All I have to do now is fix my internet connection (its bad!) and I'll be fragging again like I did on PC.

The only downside I noticed is some small input lag. But I don't know if thats a XIM3 problem. For all I know xbox or MW3 is to blame.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: cerealkeller on 07:07 PM - 12/18/11
 ;D. I've had my Xim3 for several months now.  Gotta say, I'm very happy with the consistent software updates.  The Xim3 developers are doing a great job pounding out Smart Translators for new games and constantly improving older ones.  The Xim3 is easy to use, and takes only a short time to master.  The Profiles for most games are near flawless, especially CoD games.  I'm sure there's really no possible way to improve on what these guys do.
  Truthfully, it's ridiculous.  Ridiculous how legendary this thing is.  Finally I'm able to bypass the inferior control of the gamepad.  The Xim3 would make an excellent gift for any gamer you've heard complain about crappy controls.  Hint...Hint...
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: mugsy on 08:32 PM - 12/19/11
Anything call of duty... this thing is wicked... I'm not that great at these games anymore and this really levels the playing field and makes me feel much more comfortable.

the biggest benefit has been being able to jump/crouch/fire/melee/reload without moving off the look controls like on PC.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: DragonSlayer on 07:34 AM - 12/22/11
Hello all,

I've only had the XIM3 for a few weeks. I was so excited when I found this product and I researched it. Since I am getting to be an old fart, I am not good at all with the controller. So I have been suffering through just to have some fun. I was getting ready to give up gaming, but then XIM3 came into my life.

I have always been a PC gamer and only switched to console because my son is a console gamer and this was a way to spend some time with him outside of school stuff. Watching him play is crazy...dam finger on every button and trigger.

Just last night playing BF3 I went 26 and 1 (in a tank!) and my son was like "Dam Dad" (he's 17). I have never went 26 anything in BF3. I had so many ribbons it just said 25 ribbons!!! Also, my infantry skills are improving with each game...but I am still looking for that perfect setup.

Anyway, this product is well worth it and I am having a blast and the people here are very helpful and the support and documentation are outstanding. All can say is:
BUY THIS AND YOU WON'T REGRET IT...IT MAKES GAMING FUN AGAIN ON A CONSOLE!!!!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: PlateOfEggs on 01:26 PM - 12/22/11
I'm a casual gamer now, used to be a hardcore CS 1.6/ CS:S guy back in the day so PC gaming was really was where I was nice and comfy. Then college happened and I became too broke to keep up with the ever changing and insanely expensive PC market so I made the switch to console. Not a bad move but I always hated FPS titles...until now. This thing made me feel right at home and I seriously felt like I was playing on the computer again (I even tried to alt+tab a couple of times to check stuff after matches...whoops). I had the thing set up and configured within a matter of minutes...extremely intuitive and simple to set-up which was very unexpected.

Thanks to your team for putting this together and sharing it with the community, excellent quality and support...something that's hard to come by these days. Keep up the awesome work gents.

-Zach
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Longshot on 03:06 PM - 12/26/11
Fantastic device. Owned a Xim1, Xim2, and now a Xim3.

Like many here on the boards. I've grown up on PC games, from Doom,Quake,and CS. After the WoW craze died off, many friends and coworkers played consoles. Halo, Gears, Uncharted, BF3, and MW3. It was quite intimidating playing on the controller after being so hardwired (no pun intended) on a mouse and keyboard. Thumbs and my brain just couldn't get in synch. I blame my early school years of getting owned at goldeneye for my console fears.

Thats all changed now with the xim products. Incredible amount of work these guys have put in. The ability to customize the product to you hardware and play style is better than any kind of keyboard/mouse combo hardware out there. Its like I've got my old pc back.

Without getting into the mouse vs. controller argument. This device doesn't make you an MVPer overnight. Its not 100 percent you will dominate with this. There are plenty of times where you'll get schooled, but for a myriad of other reasons besides the controller. (team makeup, map knowledge, equipment knowledge, situation awareness, etc). What it does is allow you to play with more confidence. You rush and not have to worry so much about the controller than about just having fun.

Great work guys, keep it up, looking forward to the next iteration on the next gen consoles coming out.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: arusho on 09:33 AM - 12/28/11
The reason I got the XIM3 was because i HATE the childish Xbox controller. I have nothing but good things to say about XIM3. Either cramp up your fingers with that POS childish "flip-flap auto aim camper" Xbox controller or play comfortably with the XIM3. Your choice.

The reason I stopped playing PC games was because I was sick of the F'in hackers! 
For now I will stick with Xbox and the games.

Thank You XIM3!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: marshwah on 09:17 PM - 12/28/11
Hey,

I feel like I'm repeating what others have said but felt compelled to give some positive feedback after purchasing this for Christmas.

I was a heavy PC gamer, playing mainly FPSs and peaked around the Counter-Strike days. I couldn't keep up with the technology and was never interested in console FPSs because of the controls. I heard about this product on an Australian tech news site, and kept it at the back of my mind.

Just before Christmas I was thinking about getting one and then checked out desktop PC prices, and then read all the testimonies on this site. It was enough to convince me. I got a keyboard and the G500 and the Xim3.

I've had it for a few days with a couple of decent sessions. I'm really, really out of shape with FPSs these days - but it's definitely not the controller's fault!

It works a charm. It required a minor bit of tweaking (I play inverted, like the sensitivity super high) but it was back to the good ol' days! Well better than the good ol' days because the games look better now and my TV is 40".

It won't make you an instant superstar (you need to know and learn the game), but it's great at removing the impediment that was playing with a controller.

I've mainly been playing Battlefield 3, but have also given Crysis 2 a bash, and picked up a super-cheap pre-owned Orange Box for curiosity's sake. Playing a game I know like HL2, I was able to blaze through it. Looking forward to giving some games a decent go now that I never bothered with before.

Thankyou!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Saxgod on 08:40 PM - 12/30/11
Setup:
XIM3
G700 mouse
Sony Nav Controlled


A few weeks ago I ordered a competitors(hah) product and as to keep things professional I will not mention the name. I paid approximately 90 dollars for this piece of chinese junk. The "chuck" died after about 20 hours of gameplay and tech support said they would ship another on a slow boat from hong kong. While being mad about this I decided to read up on the XIM3. Talk about getting excited. I ordered Yesterday, along with all the peripherals i would need. This outfit has it together! Not only did it arrive today at 11 am but it was even preconfigured with the MW3 smart trans to start. Before it got here i swear i watched 4 hours of xim reviews, instructions, how to's, anything i could get my hands on.

The setup was just like the instructions said, set my mouse up 1st on the pc, plugged everything in and voila! Instant pudding. Not only is the mouse looking so much smoother then the "competition" , the actual product, support(forum) and the knowledge that the developer is actively involved in the community gives that warm and fuzzy feeling. The sony controller is awesome, just what i was looking for as well.  Also after about an hour i had my 1st 30-5 FFA match with this controller. So nice.

Just wanted to say job well done and thanks for a great product. Customers do not mind paying a premium when they get a premium product. Thanks!

FM3
Saxgod    8)
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: johnwilliams27 on 12:23 AM - 12/31/11
I simply just have to say FREAKIN AMAZING!!!! Its been about 7 days since i first started playing with the xim3. My K/d went from 1.39 to 1.53 as of earlier today. Just amazing. This is a must get!!!!!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: MM2809 on 05:20 PM - 12/31/11
I was once a hardened PC gamer, playing Doom, Quake and Unreal using nothing but a Microsoft Sidewinder joypad on the PC and I might add I was pretty good (even if I do say so myself), even when everyone on the PC seemed to be using the mouse and keyboard combination.

Obviously I tried the mouse and keyboard but it wasn’t for me, was just so use to using the joypad on the PC especially since I had all my button configs set up, mornings turned into nights, days into weeks but all I knew was Quake and Unreal on line.

Then along came Meddle of Honour, COD and Battlefield series, so I tried a second time to use the keyboard/mouse and after a while my accuracy improved again as it did with the gamepad, in fact it suppressed it but it did take a while to master.

But along came another hurdle, I was growing up and I found other things to spend my money on instead of the latest graphics card, sound card and building my own PC with the fastest AMD processors every 6 months.

At the same time along came the Playstation and Xbox, so I parked the PC and purchased a Playstation, then the Xbox and now have the Xbox 360 (on my second one as my first one obtained the ring of death and is now in console heaven).  There was one slight concern, with all these systems, yes you guessed it, it’s the joypad.

I thought it would be easy to make the transition back to a joypad, but how wrong could one man be, I struggled and from time to time got frustrated and start to reminisce of the good old days on the PC with mouse/keyboard.

The I read some stories about a device that can bridge the gap from console and PC worlds, well a few stories and different devices, but I never purchased, didn’t want to go back to messing with wires, soldering irons as I previously did.

There was one device that caught my eye though, the Xim3…. It was clean, looked good, marketed right, support videos and online manuals in place and the owner OBsIV and the team introducing his product, showing just how much time and effort he put into the product.

I  purchased one a week ago and I’m slowly getting sucked back into my PC golden days but with a console mouse/keyboard combination.

I have used Xim3 for a week now and can honestly say (regardless of what people may say about using a mouse/keyboard on a console) that this small device has completed my gaming experience, which is what its all about.

Forget what people say about people using the xim3 have a clear advantage, well yes thanks to the brilliance of OBsIV and team, people do have an advantage but more importantly it enhances their gaming experience, no more frustration when you are shot because the joypad passed the target to quickly.

This small device has made a massive difference in my gaming experience and that’s what its all about in the end, as simple as that is, “improve the gaming experience for the user”, OBsIV and team have achieved this, so thank you for developing a  great product and for providing the after sales support/videos etc

Absolutely brilliant product ;-)
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: g0retekz on 04:51 PM - 01/06/12
So far i love my xim3, i got it only 2 days ago and definitly can notice a difference in my scores.

i basically only played cs, for years on pc then stoped when it got really happy (source) and started playing cod on xbox.

had no idea something like the xim even existed. im amazed.  definitly took some time getting used to playing on the kb/m but its great!!!

i use a razer lycosa kb and deathadder 3G black edition i guess, anyone know if it has oboard memory? i have not tried changing the dpi.

thanks xim team!!

Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: ShaneN. on 05:37 AM - 01/09/12
I have to admit I was really unsure about buying the xim3 and even thought about selling it after it finally arrived but after today, I'm glad I didn't. I went out and got my wired controller and a 3500 dpi mouse and got everything all setup today. I've played a few hours and the aiming is every bit of what I hoped for in mw3.  I can aim and hit people just like I remember being able to do in computer games like quake and sof, back in the day.  Def worth the money and it works even better than I had hoped for.  for anyone on the fence on buying it, do it.
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Post by: g0retekz on 05:50 PM - 01/10/12
definitly worth it!!!

my kd in mw3 has done nothing but climbed in the past week

i played to prestige 3 level 40 with a controller at 1.12 kd (lost of kill confirmed) to a 1.2 in only a few days!!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: new edge 232 on 05:09 AM - 01/14/12
Received my Xim3 2 days ago. Forgot to get a keyboard so I rushed to Walmart to just get one of those cheap Microsoft Comfort Curve keyboards. I knew I had a mouse lying around so I figured I would at least test it out before I went out to buy a "good" mouse. So I hooked everything up and went into a private match on MW3 to fine tune everything. As I suspected the mouse I was using made it untolerable lol. I was stuck purposely hip firing for the rest of the night (mp7 + steady aim pro), luckily I did alright but the second I woke up the next day I went out and bought a G400 (I don't need many buttons on the mouse) and oh man what a difference! I love this thing! I am still adjusting because it has been years since I was into pc gaming but I am getting there. I have heard a few "How the hell did he do that?"'s on my headset after killing a few people too. Best gaming purchase I have ever made and I am not even 100% use to it yet!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: BulletSponge151 on 04:41 PM - 01/14/12
PC gamer started on a Packard Bell 386dx with a huge HD of 36mb and slowly moved on from there but after my twins where born I had no money for upgrades anymore.

Insert XBOX360 into my gaming.  2006 got a Fxps mouse adaptor... was good but left alot to be desired.

2011 I took the XIM3 plunge....WOW! AMAZING! AWESOME! words can't say how much this thing has changed my outlook at gaming and best part is XBOX is upgrade free everyone has same system and games it is a gamers dream come true!

Thanks XIM TEAM!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Kylaeris on 02:47 AM - 01/21/12
I purchased a Frag FX Shark 360 earlier in the year, and the experience wasn't at all what was promised.  PC like feel?  Maybe if you used a trackball.  I was very interested in XIM after a youtube commenter replied to a glowing video review of the Shark and told it like it was, and recommended the XIM3 for a more faithful kb/m experience.  The fact that different people commented on Eagle Eye, Fragenstein, etc. reviews praising the XIM3 cemented the deal for me.

I ordered my XIM3 Tuesday and chose three day shipping, thinking with the stated 2-3 day process time and delivery time I'd get it Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.  I was very surprised when my order shipped on Wednesday, and very happy to see it would be here on Monday according to Fed Ex.  When I woke up today, it was waiting for me on my porch.  Words can't describe how excited I was!

After the initial pains of figuring out how to configure it, watching the tutorials (for the 50th time since I'd ordered), and getting used to using a mouse again, all I have to say is AWESOME.  It's not exactly a true PC feel, but it's 95% there.  The only things stopping it from being 100% are the games on the Xbox itself and their turn limitations. 

I'd highly recommend anyone that's thinking about buying one of these to go ahead and do it.  The only caveat I can offer is to make sure you have a good, high DPI gaming mouse.  I currently use a Razer Deathadder but have ordered a G500, and from what I understand it will just make my experience that much better.  Oh, actually, there's a second caveat.  Get ready for sore hands and forearms.  After using a controller for so long my kb/m muscles atrophied and weren't used to the workout they got today.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: flave on 05:09 PM - 01/23/12
Alright so here goes.

I've been PC gaming for a large chunk of my life; got started hard during CS/TFC days and sort of spread out from there.  For the longest time the only console I ever had was an N64 and SNES.  After college my free time became shorter and shorter and, eventually, I could only dedicate an hour or so a night to game.  I had also started work in IT, so working on computers became my full time job.  Needless to say the last thing I wanted to do when I got home was work on MY computer; so over time it slowly became obsolete. 

I eventually realized I wouldn't be playing on the PC much so ended up picking up a discounted iMac just to handle internet viewing, music, movies, and organizing photos.  Virus resistance + built in back up + slim profile meant I could clear my desk off and not have to worry about keeping my computer up to date all the time.  But this isn't about that purchase, this is about the Xim.

No longer spending time gaming on PC I started buying/renting the latest shooters just so I could continue to play when I got the chance.  XBL's matchmaking is quick and not having to worry about drivers/patches meant I could jump right in whenever I wanted and squeeze in a few rounds of fun.  Unfortunately I suffer from what doctors like to refer to as, "clinical thumb-tardation" and though I could quickly play I wasn't doing very good.  Which meant the 'fun' I was supposed to be having was severely being impacted.  And that sucks.

I read about the Xim sometime in late 2011 and was interested, but not $150 interested, so I simply looked over the community a bit and watched a few videos.  Eventually I grab a copy of BF3 and try to relive my old BF2 days but my thumb-tardation kicks in full force and I'm only able to successfully fire around the targets I want to kill.  Or the ground.  Either way I couldn't take any more of it so about a week ago I snapped and gave OBsIV my dollars in exchange for directions to the promised land.

When I first got it my old school MS keyboard wouldn't work.  Likely due to the PS/2 to USB adapter I plugged in to it so I ended up having to pull out a larger USB keyboard.  That worked like a charm so I plugged the cheap logitech mouse I had in and it seemed to work okay - but it liked to cut out every so often which meant I had to lean over, unplug, and plug back in to get back in the game.  That sucked a bit too much for my tastes so I ran out and grabbed a G400 (all out of 500s) and hooked it up.  BAM!  Controlled about 100x better and wouldn't drop off on me.  Spent a few minutes tinkering with settings and finally I was off.

I still suck at BF3; not used to keeping up crazy situational awareness like I used to so I'm constantly running over grenades and getting destroyed by tanks.  BUT I can actually aim now.  So instead of going 2-12 I'm doing about 7-5 per round on average.  So this thing won't make you a god among men on it's own but you'll actually be able to play in a way that's comfortable to you and your play-style.  After a day or two I've managed to get everything set up to where it feels 1:1 with a PC, which I never really expected.  It's pretty awesome.

Now if only I could stop running into the meat grinder all the time I'd be a super-star.  Ah well.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: ronisaurus on 12:59 AM - 01/25/12
So had a chance to really put the Xim3 to the test. In short it's an amazing device, right out of the box with just some sensitivity adjustment it worked. Initially I only had a Microsoft Intellimouse which I was really afraid would just make it seem like garbage but it was much better then I expected. Had to jack up the sensitivity and fine aiming was jittery but still usable. Over the past week I've been using a Logitech G500 @5700 dpi and it was a huge improvement aiming is smooth. I now enjoy MW3 more than I did before.

If you want to know the story or maybe you, like me, was on the fence about this product read on.

Like many in the forums I come from a PC fps background, mainly Quake 3, UT 4, TFC, TF2. I dabbled in CS in the beginning but got distracted with MMOs. My only experience with console shooters was I once tried Golden Eye 007 and vowed never again to play fps on a console with a controller. Until one day at a team dinner one of my athletes handed me my @#$% in COD 4. I bought a PS3 the next week to get better. On the PS3 platform is where I tried out the FragFx and I hated it. I sold it on ebay the next day. I just sucked it up and decided I would just get really good with the controller or at least try to. During this journey I migrated to the Xbox and became average maybe even decent, about 1.2-1.3 KD.

I got curious again about a mouse and keyboard and had no idea there was already a solution and I started to research about how to maybe build and program my own for the Xbox. Google found a hit about Xim and this guy Obsiv who had already made one. I also found a couple of others, Eagle Eye and Amon. So I did my research...

Eagle Eye and Amon seemed like good solutions because of the price, but the Xim3 intrigued me because of the technology behind it. But I still was not sold and the price was pushing me to the other two options. I felt that people showing off the Xim3 were hyping it up and making it look better than it was. So I scoured the forums and watched tons of youtube vids that were related to Xim3.

What I found was a solid community behind the Xim. Perhaps one of the most mature forums I've read in a while. The developer(s) are active with the customers. The product itself is worth it and really has a lot of value for it's price, so yea it's a good investment. Also it is supported well so it will have longevity. The way it works is really close to 1:1. The only thing I noticed was the fast swipes and hitting the games turning speed limit. I'm not normally a fast swipe type player but there are times where I twitch and hit the black dot, I knew this before buying, however the Xim3 still worked better than I expected.  (I just tried out Toysrme settings and it is super quick which I think would work well for twitch players)

I enjoy my console shooters now and I don't get frustrated at a controller. My KD is rising but slowly, I'm at the point where it doesn't change much, accuracy percentage is also up. So overall the Xim3 has improved my gaming stat wise. I play mostly MW3, I have yet to hit the MOAB but I'm crazy and like to run into 4 people guns blazing. Blackops was a significant improvement. Quickscoping I'm relearning, I was ok with a controller but now I have to get the mouse skills back. The only thing that holds me back now is lag (not to be confused with input lag).

If you are still not sure about this don't hesitate and just go for it (if it's in your budget). I'm glad I did, I'm thankful to the Xim team for creating such a great product, I look forward to it only getting better. I also thank the community and the youtubers for sharing your thoughts, ideas and how amazing this thing works. Perhaps one day I will post vids.

Thanks to everyone.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Biggage on 11:12 PM - 01/26/12
Firstly...WOW. This thing is amazing. Ordered last Friday and was shipped out on the same day. I live on the East coast so it took 4 business days to arrive, which is very acceptable in my book.

I don't have much of a PC background. I build PC's and play some RPG games on it and have always loved the mouse precision. I play the MW3 on the xbox religiously and have managed to be ranked in the top 400 in HC SnD with a controller. Like anyone out there who strives to be better I wanted to look for ways to get better. I stumbled across this site and immediately after reading a few of these reviews and watching some videos, that this was what I needed.

I was sick of the inconsistency of the controller. Where when a guy pops up in your peripheral and you swing over to shoot and often over correct and go right past him. That is what I wanted to avoid, and have avoided now that I have the XIM3. Every shot is within pixels of hitting the guy with my first bullets.

Set up was super easy. Granted I work on PC's so I'm pretty technical, to be honest I was disappointed it didn't take more to set up lol, I like tinkering.

The only issue I'm having as of now is getting my brain used to using the KB and wasd. Within the first hour of using it though I managed to get in the upper teens in kills in SnD. Not a single bad thing to say about the product.

If you want to be a more precise gamer you have to get this. Just read around in here and you'll see that the maker of the product is constantly in these forums making sure his customers are happy and problem free.

I'm using a G400 mouse and Saitek Eclipse KB.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Biggage on 12:36 AM - 01/28/12
JUst wanted to add this video to show how great it works right out of the box. This clip was recorded withing the 1st hour of using the XIM3. I look a little shaky but the accuracy is right there.

http://www.youtube.com/v/yvsv7Fhavcs&hd=1
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: UnderPants5150 on 09:11 AM - 01/28/12
I'll pile on here.

I'm 41, started playing FPS at 25ish with Q2, Q3A, UT for a pretty solid 5 years.  I was never great but I would win my fair share of games.  At around 30 I bought a house had my first kid and gaming sort of dropped by the wayside.  Around 35 with two kids (both girls) I figure I need some game time so I bought a PS2 and started playing (badly).  Later got the XBOX360 and that's what I've been using ever since.  So I've had about 5 years on an XBOX playing very casually and sucking royally at FPS games.  K/D solidly about 0.6  :-[.  I was always saying to myself, "man back in my mouse/keyboard days I would have nailed that shot".

Fast forward.

Got my XIM3 yesterday, G500 and crap keyboard (waiting on Nostromo delivery).  I haven't played with mouse/keyboard in over 10 years so I'm extremely rusty.  It felt good but weird.  I definitely need a good solid couple of weeks playing for it to feel natural again.

Anyway, spent 10-15 minutes getting setup in Blops tweaking sensitivities, then played a round of combat training.  Finally jumped into a FFA.  Played 4 games and placed top 3 three times (two 3rds and a 2nd) with a K/D of over 1 in 3/4 games.  I was playing stupid too, just run and gun with no tactics.  I was too amped up because of this new setup.  Couldn't remember which button is knife, run, reload, nades etc.  I felt like I was playing really badly but still pulled a top 3.  For me, placing in the top 3 is *extremely* rare.  I would get a top 3 maybe 1 in 10-20 matches with the controller.  With the mouse, aiming is so much easier, I'm making the easy shots I used to miss.

Once I get dialed in and things become automatic I am confident I am going to start winning games again.

OBsIV, thank you for a killer product.  Works like a dream.  Smooth as silk.  Aiming is fun again.  You and your team have done a tremendous service for the console gaming community.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: goobz on 11:57 AM - 02/17/12
Add my 2 cents.

Like many I have been playing FPS since late  90s.  I have never played FPS on consoles because the controls are too foreign and imprecise.  I am  a trackballer and also use a mouse sometimes but still prefer trackball for most FPS games.  I mostly got tired of PC because of the amount of hackers especially in the COD series.  VAC is pretty ineffective for banning hackers and lots of people who don't use aimbots  use texture hacks that are not bannable by VAC but give significant advantages like making snipers pink or red so you can't hide in cover with your ghille suit.

Anyhoo- I wanted give consoles a try and this is the only product I was willing to give a shot after reading numerous reviews on many different M/KB emulators over the last 2-3 years.  I first tried my trackball. The low dpi really didn't make it playable at first even after jacking the sensitivity way up. So I reluctantly switch to a g400. It felt much better, but I was really wasn't satisfied after a couple days.  So after researching some more I increased my acceleration and smoothing while using the trackball again. After about a week of tweaking I got it feels about 90% of how it feels on PC.   If I can get a high DPI trackball maybe I will be able to get to 98%.

My experience on consoles has been mixed. There are a lot more teens and preteens on consoles compared to PC FPS. Since nobody really texts people are usually chatting and most of the time it is not about the game.  I have to mute a lot. As far as game play the XIM3 will not make you a gaming god.  You should do better, but there are lot of good players on Xbox- maybe they are using M/KN to I don't know-lol.  My KDR went up like 0.3 or so but not a huge amount.

So I am happy that XIM3 allows me to play on console  with friends and to play console exclusive FPS without using that wretched gamepad, but TBH I still will play alot of PC FPS if I have a choice.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: diggitybiggity on 03:15 PM - 02/17/12
I'm not even sure where to begin... I must first say, thanks to EVERYONE in this forum for easing any worries or concerns I may have had before starting this long journey into the XIM community. I've already spent over THREE HOURS browsing these forums, and if it weren't for each and every one of you, I could have never laid out the $$$ for this product. Secondly, I want to thank ObSiV for an AMAZING piece of hardware... my first impression to now follow.

Package came a day early... my FedEx delivery man must have thought I was INSANE when I started screaming "I LOVE YOU!! I LOVE YOU!! YESS!! YOU MADE MY DAY!!" Little did he know I was on my way out for the rest of the afternoon, and if he hadn't shown up at that very second (literally) I would have had to wait another day, since I opted for the signature confirmation. Fast forward to me running upstairs, locking the XIM3 safely behind my door, and then begrudgingly going to run my errands... one of which was getting a tooth drilled... fml

Finally got home 8 hours later and tore open my package. I was VERY surprised at how light and small the package was. Something I found amusing was that many people in this thread specifically noted that the XIM had a "funny" smell to it. Well, I agree, it smells like QUALITY!! First impression simply by sight and holding this thing in my hand... was "Wow...sweet!"

I knew the first thing I had to do was update the firmware, and since I had read a bunch of forum posts, it was simple. I mean a child could have done it, it was that easy. I'm very tech savvy, but I'm pretty sure I could have walked my little sister through the steps. Firmware took 5 seconds (if that) to update, and then I was "ready".

After that, I was determined to get the XimBridge/Commander to work. I was a little hesitant, since I had seen some people had problems with it, but it couldn't have been easier. I plugged everything in as I was told to do, and boom, it worked!!

Ok... here's the ultimate test, the menu, and game play...

The menu on the machine is VERY easy to navigate. I'm VERY impressed with this little device and its screen. Never having owned a XIM or a XIM2, I must say that the XIM3 having a screen on it and not requiring a PC connection just seems like a no brainer and the obvious progression of this device. KUDOS to the entire team at XIM!! With all this being said, nothing is perfect, and a couple things did confuse me.

When it wanted me to map my buttons, it only showed me the A,B,X,Y on the screen. So I figured that these were the only buttons I could map while on that screen. GRANTED, that is obviously user error, me being the user. It took me a while to figure out it meant ALL the buttons. Maybe a suggestion to further firmware updates, that the screen on button bindings will add graphics of the bumbers and triggers... etc. (took me a good 10 minutes to figure that out, but I could very well just be stupid, I don't negate that possibility)

Also, switches? Or Switchers? I have NO idea what that screen means, however, I don't think I need to use that screen since I had GREAT success once I bound my buttons properly...Ok, on to GAME PLAY!

HALO:REACH

Booted up the Smart Translator, and I have to say, the only thing I had to adjust was the sensitivity. I have a 6400 D.P.I. Rat 7 and I kept "black dotting". After 3 games of messing with the settings and bindings though... omg, just wow!! I used to be a hardcore Unreal Tournament player in my younger years. Switching to the console was a hurdle for me, I never fully adapted. Once I got these settings right, it started to feel like home.

Some final thoughts for people moving from PC FPS to XIM3 FPS

Something you have to keep in mind is that your turn speed IS limited to what the XBOX would normally allow. When playing a PC FPS, you can spin around almost instantly. This isn't necessarily true when using the XIM. You can spin, and spin very fast, but it will NEVER feel exactly like a PC.

Also, just because you're XIM'ing (can I turn it into a Verb?) doesn't mean that you've just picked up a "Super Star" from Mario Brothers and can do "whatever" you want. You still need to use strategy. However, take note of this. In my very first game where I finally got the settings right, I had 7 kills, with a K/D ratio of -1. (For me this is a LARGE improvement.. I HATE analog sticks)... however, it's not the KD ratio or the 7 kills that impressed me, it was that ALL 7 of my kills were with HEAD SHOTS!! Why?? Because this thing is SO @#$% ACCURATE!!!

This is my first post, but it certainly won't be my last. I'm excited to take pictures of my set up, and post them in that thread with my button mapping.

Thank you ObSiV! Thank you XIM community! I'm so  ;D happy ;D to join the ranks!!


Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: thugger_naught on 09:49 AM - 03/02/12
All I can say is wow.  Tried it last night and it is perfect.  Way more expensive setup than other fragfx/fraggenstein/nunchuck&mouse types, but worth every penny.  I'm excited to join the ranks of Xim'ers, and would enjoy playing alongside any of you.  I'm primarily ps3 bf3 but I cannot wait to try all my old games with this setup.  I think ill even change my clan tag to Xim3.
Thank you for un-screwing console gaming.
Now to incorporate this into my 8bit NES.

-Thugg

Ps3
Nav controller
G700
Turtle beach dpx21
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: diggitybiggity on 01:46 PM - 03/02/12
...Now to incorporate this into my 8bit NES.

Ha! Epic!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: a_sock on 07:16 PM - 03/08/12
tl:dr version: ;D

Ive had my xim3 for about 2 weeks now and can barely hold in my pleasure, so I figured Id vent some of the awesomness here. I haven't got everything for the xim set up, but Im finally at a point where I have a fairly solid setup and am starting to get ahold of the controls. I love this thing soooo much. I havent played pc for a long time so it was definately a big change at first, but its almost works perfectly for me now. Its exactly what I was looking for, something that let me play the way I want to play, not the way my skill moving two little sticks dictated. I tried the rollerball controller, couldnt use that, Ive tried fps freaks and I really like them, but the xim is leagues above a controller. My first game I went 22-2 on bf3, which isn't anything too amazing, but all but three of those kills were headshots, and I has using the m249(lmg with most recoil/innacuracy). I can now make shots I didnt even think were possible, extremely quick to acquire targets and oh so accurate. Using a mouse makes everything feel so smooth, I feel less delay in bringing up my sights, and there is no delay in trigger pulls. If I see a target, its dead, I no longer care about people using full auto shotguns shooting explosive frag rounds(like using a mobile full auto tank), Most of those idiots dont realise im right in front of them by the time Ive already sent the round out to them.

xim3=epic
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Sherm on 06:20 PM - 03/09/12
Plugged it in 2 game got a Moab on dropzone best accessory ever
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: UnderPants5150 on 09:21 AM - 03/12/12
Just a followup to my first impression.

I'm a pretty casual gamer right now.  Been playing COD only since BO and only started playing online with BO.  Was a pretty avid Quake2 player back in the day with mouse/keyboard but didn't play any video games after Q2 for about 10 years or so.  Just didn't have much time to play with family commitments (I'm now going on 42 with wife, 2 kids).  When I got an XBOX some years back and did start trying to play FPS games again, it would almost universally end in frustration because I felt like I had no control.

Anyway, I got the XIM about 2 months ago.  Here are the results:

Jan 2012 K/D = 0.51  (ugh!)
Mar 2012 K/D = 1.31 (whoa)

Yesterday I went 16 and 2 on hardhat which would have been *unthinkable* before.  It would have been 16-1 but at the very end I got bombed from above by a strafe run or something.  I feel like the controller isn't in the way any more.  Now I can actually concentrate on really learning the game without constantly struggling with the controller.  I feel like I'm finally able to concentrate on better tactics and playing smarter.  My in game character actually does what i want them to do.  Now when I die I don't say "@%#$ this @%#$ controller", I know either my tactics were stupid or the other guy just plain got the drop on me.  I can learn from the mistake and hopefully get better over time.

I'm no beast but now at least it's fun and I can put up a decent fight!

I'm no longer pinned to the bottom of the board.

Thanks OBsIV and to your team once again for such a great product.  Keep up the brilliant work!  You guys deserve all the success that is coming your way.

-UP
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: DuckReconMajor on 02:58 PM - 03/12/12
FINALLY got here in the mail a few hours ago. Tried it out and was like what the hell until I realized I forgot to 10 the sensitivity :P (I'm playing MW3 btw). First thing I did was play a split screen match with my friend and my brother 2 on 1 against me. They got a 3 kill lead on me which I was in the process of catching up on when my friend got a juggernaut lol. Still did way better than I ever would on a gamepad.

I played a few online matches and wow this thing is great. I'm using the PM-9 and doing somewhat well, even with its nasty recoil. I'm also doing a decent job of sniping, which I've never been good at. The movement is so fluid and smooth I honestly can't tell I"m not playing on PC.

I don't know what else to say right now but that this product is WONDERFULWONDERFULWONDERFUL BUY IT NOW.

My current settings/setup (MW3)

Keyboard: cheap Gear Head thing http://www.pcgearhead.com/art/products/Art-Folder/1097-MA_01_xlarge.jpg
Mouse: Logitech MX518 1800dpi
Primary Sens/Secondary Sens: 43
Delay 120ms

edit: I think the problem I thought I was having at 120ms was in my head so i went back to 120ms delay
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: tick72 on 03:09 PM - 03/12/12
I got my Xim3 today. And first I was worried my mouse/ keyboard where not good enough:

Normal mouse/keyboard that comes with acer pc. nothing special.
So i had to crank the sensitivity up on the xim3. (i have a better mouse coming tomorrow.

Tried it on Rainbow 6 vegas 2. and Mw3.

LOVE IT!!! I play BF3 on the pc a lot. And this doesnt feel much different. <3 thanks you so much.

(first game on mw3 and i was the top player highest k/d & points)
lol this comment seems funny reading about a few people getting moabs, ive never seen one in game let alone get one..
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Horatio_Bates on 11:20 AM - 03/14/12
Just another HUGE thank you for this amazing product! I just received my XIM3 last night...and I'm pumped to say the very least.

I previously had an XFPS Sniper (can't remember which version), and it was the end of gaming for me...or so I had thought. I found out about the XIM3 and went out and purchased MW3. I cannot even explain how amazing it is to be able to successfully and functionally use a keyboard and mouse on an XBOX 360. Unbelievable experience. I was 100% against using a controller; absolutely refused to do it.

There are no dead zones or mis-movements of the look/aim feel to the XIM3 itself. There's still tweaking to be done. But the bottom line: Every mouse movement I make translates how I would expect it to.

The more and more I played last night, the more I continued to up the sensitivity settings in the XIM3 itself. My main issue is that I just barely understand how the COD games even function...I'm still stuck in Counter Strike 1.6/Day of Defeat mode.   :P  So my learning curve has more to do with the game itself.

The XIM3 is simply flawless. Thanks again!!

I would add just for the sake of others that I'm using a Logitech G5 mouse, and it's working great.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: sifr on 07:06 PM - 03/18/12
I received my xim3 on Tuesday, but only got around to setting it up today due to being sick or busy most of the week.  This is the first product of this type I've used, though I've always wanted something like it.  I'm an older gamer, and I never got the hang of the thumb sticks.  I've been playing on PCs forever.

Today, I popped in a new copy of MW3, started playing with settings in a private match to get things how I wanted them, and then did something I've never done before: jumped into a multiplayer game on the Xbox.  And I had a blast!  It's almost exactly like using a PC. 

I'm really going to enjoy this...it's well worth the money, and I'm looking forward to finally being able to enjoy FPSes in single and multiplayer on my 360.

Thank you for an incredible product!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: tooth on 11:40 AM - 03/25/12
Like many XIM users, I've been playing FPS games on the PC since before the days of Quakeworld.  When FPS games first started appearing on consoles I remember trying to play Goldeneye on my friend's N64 and thinking how terrible the experience was compared to a "real" shooter on the PC.  It was mostly due to the incredibly inferior control system that I'd been spoiled with since the early 90s.

In the past several years though, interest in gaming seems to have spiked, and it's mostly on the console side.  Now everyone plays online, not just us old PC gaming nerds.  Now I have a ton of friends playing Modern Warfare, BF3, Halo, you name it on the 360.  So, I bought a 360 and got to be decent with the controller but there were so many times where I'd die because I just couldn't make the controller do what I want.  Just to have some control, I was forced to run on default sensitivity and checking my back or peripheral vision (with the console reduced FOV) was painfully slow.  Close quarters combat feels like dogfighting with a controller.  I'd play some FPS games on the 360 just to play with buddies, but if they weren't around and after the kids were asleep, I'd always play on my PC gaming rig.

Now with the XIM3, I'm considering becoming a console gamer, full time.  It's just that good.  Sure there are flaws, but they're mainly flaws with the individual games that make it difficult to have a PC feel.  OBsIV has done a wonderful job creating a device flexible enough to handle the nuances between the control mechanics of these games.

My gameplay has improved, but more importantly I'm having fun with my 360 and can play with my friends unencumbered by analog sticks.  It's true, the XIM wont make you a god.  There are people that are quite good with the controller, plus aim assist and the retarded FOV mean you're still going to die.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: goobz on 11:34 AM - 03/27/12

Now with the XIM3, I'm considering becoming a console gamer, full time.  It's just that good.  Sure there are flaws, but they're mainly flaws with the individual games that make it difficult to have a PC feel.

I have actually made the switch just recently. I have been playing xbox exclusively and now I cannot see going back.

- 10x  more players on consoles compared to PC
-everything is geared towards consoles- DLC, tournaments, prizes
- No hacking, no botting
-people actually monitor xboxlive for glitchers and cheaters
-penalties are much more severe- banned console or banned accounts instead of VAC bans which do little
- people cannot gain advantages by making their game look like legos, having a 100 FOV, disabling glare and smoke, ect.

- PC is still a better and more customizable system but that positives do not outweigh the negatives.

The only problem now is I might have to buy a second console system because my kids are complaining that I hog it too much!
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: COD-peace on 10:08 AM - 03/30/12
I mistakenly posted in the 'feedback thread'. I'll repost here:

I've had it for a couple weeks now to give a thorough workout to it. My kd has gone from negative to almost 1.2 in that time. For those still on the fence about the XIM 3 used on a PS3, do your sanity a favor and get it! Way cheaper than anger management training.
Title: A newbie gamer's 1st impression(s)
Post by: cejohnsonsr on 04:49 AM - 03/31/12
Per OBsIV's instructions I'm reposting this from http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=20169.0

I've only been gaming since Dec 30, 2011. MW3 is the only game I've spent any time trying to get good at. Spent most of the time getting shot & frustrated. Finally discovered that there are other ways to control your player. Tried Shark 360. Ehh.... (http://xim3.com/community/Smileys/default/undecided.gif)   Not that great & it died after only a month or so. Then I stumbled upon XIM3........

1st, thanx to Odin & OBsIV for answering all my messages & helping me figure this out. I know I'm a botheration.

 Ok, so I got my XIM3 yesterday. Hooked it up to my Nostromo keypad & had my 1st problem. I can't bind the joystick on the keypad to the L stick on the controller. It binds to the D Pad no matter what I do. I've posted this in the support  section, but no answers so far. To be honest, I searched 1st & found a ton of questions but no answers to this issue. Hopefully someone will see this & help me out. I might be able to eventually get used to moving with WASD but I'd much prefer the joystick.

Today I bought a Logitech G700 (after providing Odin with as many botheration questions as I could for the last week or so. (http://xim3.com/community/Smileys/default/grin.gif) ) Figured out how to hook it up & get a basic MW3 profile working. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh man!!!!!!!!!!! There is just no comparison to anything else I've tried. All I've done so far is go to the Stay Sharp shooting range to see how it would respond & I am impressed. With a regular controller it takes me forever to get through the course. With Shark 360 I can do it in under a minute but I have to work at it. With XIM3, G700 & Nostromo I was done in 55 seconds the 1st try. Now that won't impress any of you, I'm sure, but bear in mind that I have NEVER tried to use WASD before, I don't have any of the buttons mapped yet so I can't sprint. I found the melee by accident or I never would have gotten up the stairs. So all things considered 55 sec isn't half bad. I'll bet when I get it all set up & working like I want it I'll finally get the 2nd star!  (http://xim3.com/community/Smileys/default/cool.gif)

I plan to write more as I go & maybe either start another user guide or contribute to 1 that's already in progress. I appreciate all input so if anyone has any suggestions for a noob, don't hold back or keep it a secret. In return I'll document my progress for any other noobs to see/use in the future. Hope it helps.

Ed
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: diggitybiggity on 02:36 PM - 03/31/12
I just want to say after having this thing for a couple of months now, I'm still just as impressed, if not more so. My KD ratio on REACH is almost always above 9 (sometimes as high as 17+) and my KD ratio in Battlefield 3 hasn't been negative more than a handful of times... Seriously, I'll never use a controller for an FPS ever again.

Gears of War and third person shooters, however, are just not for me on this thing. But, I didn't buy it for that type of game play, so in my opinion, this thing deserves A+ across the board. Excellent in every sense of the word!
Title: Update: Still Impressed
Post by: cejohnsonsr on 06:01 PM - 04/03/12
Wow!. This is even better than I hoped it would be. Played a couple of hours in Solo SpecOps Survival to get used to it. I'm still having to work at remembering what buttons do what. Moving via WASD is still clunky. I have to think about what I'm doing every step of the way. That's not such a bad thing though because I've found myself using the back & side movements a lot more than I do with a joystick. I'm still not sure if I like my mouse button assignments. And I've discovered a few that were mis-assigned of not assigned during play. Fixing it was easy. :)

As far as actual game play went, I played several matches in Resistance & Underground, plus a couple in Dome. I found myself advancing further almost every time. I usually get to level 4 or maybe 5. Now I never get less than 7 & I almost cleared 9 a couple of times. I'm making shots faster & from farther away even with a pistol. The result is I've already become more aggressive. In solo I usually find a good spot & wait for the bots to come to me. This time I found myself going after them.

Hoping to have all or most of the kinks (mine not XIM3) worked out by this weekend. I'm REALLY looking forward to giving this rig a workout against live opponents.  ;D 8)

Ed

 
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Polleo on 05:28 PM - 04/08/12
I first stumbled across the Splitfish while looking at custom controllers.  Being able to play with half a controller and a mouse seemed great but I would rather have had a keyboard/mouse.  Did a little searching and came across the xim3.  I watched all the videos, spent days reading the forums, and compared reviews on several similar products.  Xim3 seemed to be the best option so I place my order.

About a week later my product arrived.  This alone was grounds for applause because I'm stationed in Germany and packages just don't get here that quick.  I opened my box and to my surprise there was a ton of bubble wrap.  I <3 bubble wrap.  After about 10 minutes of bubble popping goodness I plugged in my xim3 and found that there were already st's on there...woot!  Spent about 10 minutes getting my sensitivities and button layouts all worked out and started my first game.

Holy crap!  This little black magic machine is wonderful.  I can actually hit something that is more than a foot in front of me.  I can use a throwing knife now.  Most importantly, it just feels right playing with a keyboard/mouse.  All my friends call me retarded for playing with a xim3 but that's probably because I've been whooping their butts for a week now.

Thanks for the amazing product, fast shipping, and what seems to be a very helpful community.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Morcelu on 11:35 PM - 04/08/12
So after hitting level 80 today thinking I would never get there (and honestly most likely wouldn't have if I kept using controller) I've noticed that my K/D has greatly improved. My enjoyment of the game has gotten so much better for I actually try to get First BLoods now instead of holding back as I didn't want to be the first guy to die(which often happened).  I get invites from people asking me to play with them all the time now instead of people just saying was "noob" or "you suck"

I think I can safely say that prior to my purchase of Xim3 I wanted to destroy/sell/get rid of my x-box. Now it's become my fundamental gaming machine and my PC has been turned into a multi-thousand dollar netflix machine lol
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: doctorandrew on 01:20 PM - 05/09/12
I just received my XIM3 yesterday and I am completely blown away.  I am coming from the Hori TAC 3, which wasn't bad at all.  I was doing pretty well on it, way better than I would have if I was using the PS3 controller.  The XIM3 blew the Hori TAC 3 out of the waters.  XIM3 is fluid in sensitivity from hip fire to ADS and it performed better than I expected it to.  I think it's time to take my Hori back to Best Buy and return it.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: ills1ck01 on 03:43 PM - 05/14/12
i dont think this counts as a first impression anymore,, since ive been using the XIM3 for quite some time now. still i figured i'd post something.

First of all i come from a pc gaming background (HL,UT,CS,BF(pc)) i had my share of  pc multiplayer gaming,, but that was spoiled when making hacks and cheats became so easy on the PC. So i got my self an xbox in 2008! since then i have played alot of games but i have never had the same satisfaction i had with KB/M combi.. i cant remember how, but i came across the XIM3 adapter and i was SOLD!! it was like love on first sight !!!

I am a proud user of the XIM3, i love it.. its THE best piece of hardware i have bought in my whole life (also my PVR :D)

some might say messing around with configs, and finding the perfect balance wit hsettings and DPI, and what not is a - (downside) i say otherwise, i love the fact i can tweak and adjust little things so that it suits me and only me :)

Ty for this awesome product ! 
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: LaineR on 03:28 AM - 05/17/12
Hello,

Just wanted to share my experience of the Xim3. I am a light gamer, maybe an hour a day, sometimes less sometimes more.

I grew up with PC gaming and my teenage years revolved around UT99 and CounterStrike Source. I loved using mouse and controller for the games, bliss.

Fast forward 5 years i have play MW3 on PC, but all my mates play it on Xbox, it is a crying shame that the PC community is no where near as "buzzing" compared to Xbox. I bought MW3 for my xbox so i could try and have fun with friends. But fun turns to frustration very quickly, and as the months go by it doesnt get any better.

Anyway it suddenly struck me one day "huh, there must be a device out there that lets me use keyboard and mouse on Xbox?" and tada, a few hours later i ended up on this website. I was initially put off by the price, and delighted to find cheaper alternatives, of course thats not the full story. I read more and more reviews and became ever more cautious to the complexity these little devices have to compute to give us an as near as perfect gaming experience with KB & mouse, and started to think one of the cheaper devices was not such a wise idea afterall.

I pretty much knew at that point the Xim3 was for me, i watched Youtube reviews and was very happy with what i was seeing, placed my order, and 3 days later it was with me (under 48 hours delivery from USA to my door! Nice one fedex!).

So fast forward to yesterday evening, i get home and find my little box of tricks has arrived. Panicked becasue the wired controller i bought off eBay hadnt arrived, so ran down to Argos and bought one.

Plugged it in updated firmware (a very straight forward process). My microsoft Sidewinder X4 keyboard and Logitech G500 mouse had also turned up at the same time.

Plugged the G500 in, installed SetPoint and configured the 3 DPI limits, one low, one med, one max, so i can switch between medium / max for Windows / Xim3 easy as pie.

MW3 ST was already loaded as soon as i switched on the device, so fired up the xbox and loaded a private match. I wasnt quite sure what to expect, but i was pleasanty surprised. I hadnt even tweeked or sensitivity or even mapped the buttons yet! So i moved the mouse around and was astounded at the sensitivity and accuracy that can be acheieved. I spent about 30 minutes trying different button mapping's and a short period tweeking the sensitivity (was almost perfect out of the box).

The device is slick and a pleasure to use and has bought some much joy back to Xbox 360 FPS gaming.

Note, i have MW3 for PC and Xbox 360, there is next to NO difference at all, the sensitivity and accuracy are 99% within eachother. The ONLY limitation is the maximum turning speed which of course is not Xim3's fault, just a limiting game mechanic.

I give this device 9.5/10.
Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: doctorandrew on 06:11 PM - 05/20/12
[UPDATE]

Two weeks in using my XIM3 and I must say that I have never played my PS3 as much as I do now.  It has changed the way I look at console gaming.  The mouse aiming is very close to 1:1 even on the PS3 using the GTMAX adaptor.  I am at least competitive online now that I don't have to fight with the controller.  Now I am just waiting for the XIM Edge, so that I could ditch this GTMAX adaptor.

Title: Re: First Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: ormester on 10:45 AM - 06/17/12
Simply the best 150 bucks I have ever spent!! Thank you XIM 3 team!
Title: Re: XIM3 Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: Colin Clambakin on 08:47 PM - 08/25/12
Thanks for the xim3 after using it for 10 months I must say that it is worth every dollar. Another great thing is the community.
Title: Re: XIM3 Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: The3nd on 11:19 PM - 08/25/12
I really enjoy XIM eventhou I was big PC gamer, I had to quit PC because of cheaters, games like CS 1.6 lost their value when you can cheat in tournaments. So I switched to Xbox and XIM made my life easier cause I cant use controller for crap.
Title: Re: XIM3 Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: alexpantazis on 08:55 PM - 12/26/12
I had reviewed the different translators for some time and finally decided to go with a Xim Edge for my PS3.  I am an old PC gamer that was looking for a way to migrate most if not all my gaming to a console (this seems to be the future of gaming).

THE XIM EDGE IS AMAZING!  Once I figured out how to bind the buttons I was good to go.

Well done XIM.  Well done!
Title: Re: XIM3 Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: OneStonedRose on 09:02 AM - 03/06/15
Sorry but at this movement in time i am not impressed.
Played two games so far with the xim4,Advanced warfare felt ok but has some horrible mouse acceleration,i can do better with a controller.
 Battlefield 4 just feels slow and sluggish to me but i was never impressed with that game anyway,PC and console.

I am hoping when Hardline is released it feels more snappy and quick like BF3 on PC otherwise i will be selling it i think.
Title: Re: XIM3 Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: colb on 10:10 AM - 03/06/15
Sorry but at this movement in time i am not impressed.
Played two games so far with the xim4,Advanced warfare felt ok but has some horrible mouse acceleration,i can do better with a controller.
 Battlefield 4 just feels slow and sluggish to me but i was never impressed with that game anyway,PC and console.

I am hoping when Hardline is released it feels more snappy and quick like BF3 on PC otherwise i will be selling it i think.
This is the XIM3 impressions thread :P

But as for your issues, BF4 and COD have the fastest and as close to PC look mechanics on console. It will never be 100% like PC, as it's not true native mouse input. It emulates the joystick movements. If you are really good with a controller, the XIM won't make you better. It's just a different method of the same exact input.

If you're better with a mouse, and you believe it's sluggish, then I see two possibilities:

A.) Your XIM, game, and peripherals are not setup properly. Could be DPI, XIM sensitivity, or even in-game controller sensitivity not being maxed.

Or

B.) Your expectations were set too high. If you were expecting the same exact snappy feel of natural/native mouse input, then that is why you are underwhelmed.

I'd be interested in knowing your setup. Maybe we can help you fine tune your settings to get the most out of your XIM. Those 2 games should not feel sluggish at all.

What mouse and DPI are you using? Polling rate?
Monitor?
XIM sensitivity?
What game profile are you using?
What's your in game sensitivity set at?
Title: Re: XIM3 Impressions / Reviews ...
Post by: OneStonedRose on 11:29 AM - 03/06/15
Roccat Kova+ 3200dpi,500hz polling rate (tried 500 and 1000)
Advanced Warfare Ps4 profile
Ingame sensitivity set to max
25 hip
20 ads
No curves
60hz HP monitor HDMI
Advanced Warfare plays nice mostly but it feels like i have mouse acceleration when doing a quick turn.
I really want to use mouse and keyboard on my PS4 and i know i could better than i am if i could eliminate that acceleration or whatever it is.