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Title: Hycarus gaming keypad : HELP
Post by: R3MiX on 10:54 AM - 07/07/21
So I came across this gaming keypad on Amazon and it reminded me of the Logitech g13 but with mechanical keys. So I figured I'd give it a try and fortunately I was lucky to obtain one as they are currently sold out. Received it a couple days ago and plugged it into the XIM Apex. The Xim recognize some keys but not all of them. So I decided to install the software for this keypad. I was able to rebind the keys on the program and then plugging it back into the XIM. Some keys I rebinded did change but the weird thing with this device is that the wasd keys and thumbstick is somehow locked to movement even after I binded them to something else for example the thumb stick to arrow keys. This seems like an internal thing where it is somehow locked to each other and can't be changed. My question is, is it possible or are there any programs out there that I can use to bypass this issue. Or can I somehow reflash this board and use a firmware or program like what tuff rabbit uses for his modded orbweaver,Tartarus and his very own keypad. Looking forward to your ideas or suggestions. Below is a link of the device for reference.

https://www.hycarus.com/products/hycarus-mechanical-one-handed-programmable-gaming-keyboard-keypad-with-built-in-mouse-and-keyboard-adapter-for-ps4-ps3-xbox-one-nintendo-switch
Title: Re: Hycarus gaming keypad : HELP
Post by: OBsIV on 11:10 AM - 07/07/21
It does look like a G13 -- it's unfortunate that you are having problems with it though. Does it have any modes where it presents itself as a USB DirectInput joystick?
Title: Re: Hycarus gaming keypad : HELP
Post by: R3MiX on 11:27 AM - 07/07/21
It does look like a G13 -- it's unfortunate that you are having problems with it though. Does it have any modes where it presents itself as a USB DirectInput joystick?

On the software? There are PS3,PS4,Xbox and Switch input modes. That's all. But to your question as a USB direct input. No.
Title: Re: Hycarus gaming keypad : HELP
Post by: OBsIV on 11:27 AM - 07/07/21
They don't have a "PC" option? Also, for PS4 and Xbox, they don't require authentication controller?
Title: Re: Hycarus gaming keypad : HELP
Post by: R3MiX on 11:40 AM - 07/07/21
They don't have a "PC" option? Also, for PS4 and Xbox, they don't require authentication controller?

They advertised it as compatible to PC but there is no option. In regards to controller authentication, on the website it states that only certain controllers work. I personally haven't tried connecting a controller to it to use on console. Im just basically trying to use it as its own keypad and not the MnK adapter.
Title: Re: Hycarus gaming keypad : HELP
Post by: tuffrabit on 09:11 PM - 07/07/21
Just reading the Amazon reviews it seems like that thing only exposes the analog stick as digital 8-way. Which is a shame since it seems like there's actually a potentiometer driven two axis stick in there.
Title: Re: Hycarus gaming keypad : HELP
Post by: tuffrabit on 12:36 PM - 07/28/21
He sent this to me for further investigation and modding. Can confirm, this thing 100% has a true analog stick but the on board firmware only exposes it via digital (WASD keystroke) output. Huge shame seeing as how the rest of the device is well built and has nice components.
Title: Re: Hycarus gaming keypad : HELP
Post by: Pistol451 on 01:04 PM - 07/28/21
Boooo.


On the plus side: hacky hacky mod time!