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Anyone else in the community use a USB switch to share Mouse and Keyboard between Xim and PC?

I still have a USB switch hooked up to the Azeron to swap it from XIM to PC. Iím also still using IOGear USB switches with independent 5V USB power, which have been relatively bulletproof for many years now.
I think all of these USB switches are the same with different branding for the most part, unless they have advanced features like emulation or packet sniffing for keyboard control etc.

What I do run into very frequently is Xbox disliking USB hot-swapping, which requires a XIM reboot. This happens every time I boot the Xbox, but I donít tend to swap during a gaming session. PS seems more flexible in this regard, possibly because of the controller reauth pings every 8 mins.
I'm using Xim on PC actually, but it wouldn't matter. I'm never disconnecting my Xim from the 'console' and don't want to. I'd like to leave it plugged in at the back with the cables managed away, which is why this is such a headache for me.

Does the XIM LED go white or yellow when this happens?
No, nothing happens with the Xim besides it not taking any new USB devices. Controller still works, manager still works, devices that were always plugged-in still work (I tried with a second mouse left in the hub). It's only new devices, it will not take any until power cycled. This leaves me to believe the USB host in the Xim firmware has some USB enumeration limit or something, which in my mind is a bug (the same way in windows I thought it was a bug, and it seems to be fixed now).

Ultimately I'll probably need OBsIV to weigh in on this one, but I don't know if there is any bandwidth to fix this if the next gen Xim is being worked on and doesn't share this piece of the firmware with the Apex.

Yes, just so there is no confusion:

In the past I've used USB switches between a Linux and Windows Desktop, and I would run into this issue on Windows. I don't know if W11 is more resilient or what, but I have still not restarted my PC since switching and I have done at least 50 switches (having to unplug and replug my xim over a dozen times to keep up).

I'm guessing you don't use a USB switch as much as me using Azeron etc, but I'm looking for anyone who does and can confirm with their switch they don't have this issue.

I've tried using Link again but it just has a lot of problems, and it seems like W11cE has gotten too busy to maintain it. Unfortunately I believe the Xim transfer cable API is closed source, so I couldn't pick it up and try to write something to work better for me.

I know Cronus sells a dedicated USB Switch for the Zen, so I'm guessing they don't have this issue?

Does the Xim Apex have known USB enumeration limits?

Using a "dumb" USB switch (physically break/make connections, so device disconnects and reconnects every time) to switch my mouse and keyboard between Xim and PC works great until about 5 times in my Xim no longer accepts any more USB devices. When I say *any*, I mean when I switch back to Xim the devices will never connect, and connecting a new mouse directly to the xim hub won't work either. The existing controller works, Xim just won't take any new USB devices. The only way is to unplug and replug in the Xim for it to work again.

If this limitation is confirmed, can anyone recommend an emulated or dynamically mapped USB switch that maintains the connection in switched away state? Here is a paper by Adder with details on what I'm talking about: http://www.ctxd.com/items/adder_paper_usb.pdf

The other option is to use Xim Link, but it adds noticeable input lag. I'm wondering if emulated KVM type switches will do the same...

XIM APEX Discussions / Xim Apex best performance on PC
« on: 09:09 PM - 11/17/21 »
Can someone summarize how to use Xim Apex on PC? Specifically for games that support DS4 and Xbox controllers (like CoD for example).

I'm curious about using 360 vs One vs Core Xbox controllers, and DS4 V1 vs V2.

I have a DS4 V1 that I can't get to work on Vanguard, and am considering which XBox controller to get to work best in its place.

Any difference in performance between these controllers when using Xim Apex on PC? If not, I'll just get the 360 Wired since it is the cheapest.

Is there a reason this controller doesn't work worth xim AT ALL?

On PC for example, even with a genuine XBOX controller in the 3rd slot, the PowerA controller won't work (trying to use it as a nunchuck, so I can have the paddle)

Technical Support / Re: [Q/A] Forum Help - Post Removal
« on: 06:06 PM - 02/04/20 »
Any update on this?

XIM APEX Discussions / Re: *Pls Help* Sony Nav
« on: 06:05 PM - 02/04/20 »
I used to have similar issues with the Sony Nav, it was caused by a faulty cable. I would try a new cable on your controller and also for the nav.

Technical Support / Re: [Q/A] Forum Help - Post Removal
« on: 12:47 PM - 01/11/20 »
Would you like your account renamed instead? I've heard back that this will change your name in quote headers too. If so what name would you like?

We can delete the account too but your name will still be quoted.
My account has already been renamed, and it did not change my quoted name in my threads, which is what is popping up. I think the only solution is to delete the threads I've started where people quote me the most.

General Discussion / Re: Your cm for 360
« on: 10:19 AM - 12/30/19 »
40cm hip, 80cm ads

ASUS VG279Q 27" Full HD 1080p IPS 144Hz 1ms (MPRT) DP HDMI DVI Eye Care Gaming Monitor with FreeSync/Adaptive Sync
After a dozen monitors (zowie, Dell, Acer, aoc, BenQ GL etc) I've settled on this one for PC and competitive CoD. You don't need 240Hz.

Technical Support / Re: [Q/A] Forum Help - Post Removal
« on: 10:00 AM - 12/30/19 »
The problem is the quotes rather than your own posts. Unless they're manually cleaned on a per-post basis, you're stuck with it :/
99% of the quotes are on threads I started, 80% of them probably on my fortnite building scripts. Those are the posts that are on the first page when my username is googled.

Technical Support / Re: [Q/A] Forum Help - Post Removal
« on: 10:22 PM - 12/29/19 »
Deleting posts from your account should be viable, but I don't know how effective this will be without manually pruning all of the quotes that include your username. That stuff won't magically erase.

Wouldn't it be easier to just start a new PSN or XBL account?
The username is linked to my gamebattles, CMG, UMG, steam, email, and irl name and all the accounts that come with it. I want to maintain what I've built on all of those and my relationships with people I play with and continue to grow them, while erasing my naive use of that name on this forum.

It's no one's fault but my own, and I'm hoping broad strokes can fix my mistakes.

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