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OK, so old habits die hard. For so many years now in virtually every shooter game I've played, I've always set up my config such that primary weapon is mouse wheel up and secondary weapon is mouse down. In a game like Titanfall where you only have two weapons, you only need one in-game button to switch. However, I find myself instinctively trying to mouse down to switch to my backup weapon, and nothing happens since I've got change weapons set to mouse up. Is there any way that the Android manager could make it so that either mouse up OR down would result in the button press to change? This would be extremely helpful for me. I had learned how to change the config files to be able to do this with my previous PC-based XIM devices, but haven't dared to tinker with the Android manager. Thanks for any help which you can provide!

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This is the first game with which I've attempted to use my new XIM4, so I'm hoping that I'm just doing something absent-minded.

XIM4 setup
Software controller: Motorola Droid MAXX (XT1080)
Mouse: Logitech G700S
Keyboard: Steelseries Merc Stealth (By the way, I can submit that the Ideazon Merc does NOT work with the controller software, as the WASD "butterfly" keys are not recognized.)

The problem which I am noticing is that, during gameplay, I am seeing a button "stick" in the controller software. The software does not initially do this upon startup, but seems to randomly decide to stick. What shows on the XIM screen on the phone appears to be a constant sending of a particular key mapped to the mouse. If I map "reload" to a certain mouse button such as 0, then that particular button appears to be constantly pressed (send: 00000000000000000, etc.) and not released. Other buttons also send, but there appears to be at least one which just doesn't cease.

My suspicion is that this may have something to do with how I have the buttons mapped on the mouse. As a very old habit, I have a high DPI/High polling rate profile on the G700S in which all of the buttons on the mouse are actually mapped to be number buttons on the keyboard. (e.g. the G8 button = 0, G7 button = 9, etc.) When I press G8 (the "back" button), it actually sends 0. I've done this with games for years with different Logitech mice, dating all the way back to the first XIM I built, and I also use this for current PC games like Battlefield 4.

The question is this: Should I attempt to just remap the mouse buttons to be generic buttons? Will the XIM recognize each individual button on the G700S? I am not exaggerating when I say that I like to use EVERY button (except for the profile switcher, obviously) on the G700S, and I'd be thrilled if I could switch the maps on this profile to just be generic and the XIM would pick them all up.

Anybody else seen this happen? I could try to take some photos if it might help. Maybe I'm just doing something stupid...

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I am in the process of building a new PC. The old one I had - which is no longer at my desk with my Xbox - was my controller for my XIM360, and it always worked flawlessly. I also have one of the new slim 360's, whereby I previously had the XIM360 connected to one of the older models. While I'm building, I thought I'd try to connect my XIM360 to my laptop and the new slim 360 until I'm finished with the new desktop. I read the 64-bit installation guide (Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit) stickied above, and went through each step exactly as described. However, I'm finding that the XIM software is displaying a 401 error message while running, and I don't get any control of the Xbox. In fact, when the gray controller cable is plugged into the Xbox, the dashboard goes into a button/keypress loop regardless of whether or not the XIM software is running. I figured I had installed something incorrectly, so I uninstalled and tried again. Same results.

Next, I thought I'd try this on my netbook which is running Windows XP SP3. Did a typical install, connected the XIM360 to the Xbox, and still got a 401 error message from the software. The only time I don't see the 401 error message is when both cables are plugged into the netbook/laptop.

So what am I doing wrong...? I plug the gray controller cable into the laptop(s) and let it install drivers for the 360 controller. I install the latest version of the XIM360 software. I calibrate once both cables are plugged in. Calibration always succeeds. I've checked to make sure that the solder contact points on the board inside of the controller aren't bridged. I must be doing something really, really obviously wrong. I've never had any problems with the XIM360 before, and it's been immaculately cared for.

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Sorry to delete all your work but something like this has already been done by relys over at ximhub.com

Scripts aren't supported on xim360.com

-mist4fun

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Just got my XIM360 yesterday and have been doing some configuration testing with it. I have observed today that while it works as it should when connected to my desktop PC, it does some very unusual things when connected to my laptop. Here's a rundown of the situation:

- I have a custom-built desktop PC which is about 5 years old. It's still running an old P4 processor paired with an Abit IC7 MAX3 motherboard. Power supply is 400w.

- My laptop is only 3 years old. It's a Dell Inspiron 6400 which my school bought for me.

- Both my desktop PC and my Xbox 360 are connected to the same monitor and are on the same desk. I have a KVM switch which allows me to select the video feed to the monitor. In this regard, I can have both my PC and 360 running at the same time so that my XIM software can be running on the desktop.

- For order of operations (which I have done since I built my first XIM), I power on the PC and have the KVM set so that the PC's images are being transmitted to the monitor. I then power on the 360, wait for the indicator on the front face to confirm that controller 1 (the XIM) is plugged in, and then I launch the XIM software. I then switch the KVM over to the 360 display.

- After reading about how to use the XIM 360's Deadzoner software, I realized that I was going to need to be able to see both displays at the same time in order to create configurations (i.e. accurate figure out the deadzone) for some of my games. To accomplish this, I installed the XIM 360 software on my laptop and went through the exact same installation procedures as I did with my desktop.

- When the XIM 360 is connected to the desktop PC, it works perfectly fine. However, when connected to the laptop, the first thing I noticed is that I could not power up the 360 by holding down the guide button. (Everything was powered off when this was done. I have tested to see if I could power on the 360 by doing this even when the XIM software is not running, and it works when it's plugged into my desktop.) After attempting this a few times, I finally just pushed the power button on the 360. It booted up, but just before going to the Dashboard, it suddenly rebooted. It did this 3 times before I pulled the XIM cable out of the 360. After the cable was pulled, the 360 did not reboot.

- I powered everything down and reconnected the XIM to the laptop. I then turned on the 360 by pressing its power button. It went to the Dashboard, but then the controls proceeded to go haywire and start selecting things that I was not doing. The XIM software was not running on my laptop, but the on screen display was going every which way. I could not manually "drive" the controller to make it stop, but I was pressing B furiously to try to get it to quit what it was doing. It eventually got into the Marketplace screen and attempted to buy something, but I hit the power button before a download was started.

- I unplugged the XIM from the laptop and connected it back to the desktop. I then pressed the Guide button on the controller, and the 360 came right on. I launched the XIM software, and it functioned normally.

- I powered down, reconnected everything back to the laptop, and tried to push the Guide button again. No dice. I pressed the 360's power button, and it booted up, went to the Dashboard, and then went crazy again.

- I have attempted to connect the XIM into all 4 USB ports on my laptop, thinking that this was a voltage issue. I've also connected the XIM into all 6 USB ports on my desktop. It works in every single port on the desktop, but none on the laptop.

- The laptop has been both unplugged running on battery and has also been plugged into its AC adapter. Same results both ways.

- The XIM has had its calibration program run with both the desktop and the laptop.

- I have gone back to connecting it to the laptop, and messed with some guesswork configurations for about 2 hours earlier. I see no indication that it's experiencing any kind of technical problems when connected to the desktop.

- I'm not sure what else to do here. I feel like I've been pretty thorough up to this point in troubleshooting. Is there something stupid which I'm missing...?

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For as long as I've had my XIM, I've never once thought to test it out with my awesome MAS joystick. I finally decided to give it a shot so at least I'd know if it would work for when Street Fighter II HD comes out. Here's what I had to do.



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XIM box and software

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Soul Calibur II (guinea pig)

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arcade perfect joystick control

It's a kind of roundabout way of doing things, but there are reasons for why I did it this way. I've had the MAS stick for many years now, and it's only got connections for Dreamcast and serial keyboard for PC. The great thing about the MAS stick is that all joystick and button motions are actually converted into keyboard button presses. Any joystick button can be mapped to any keyboard button. I had to buy the Y-Adapter in order to get it to work with a USB port on my laptop. It wasn't cheap, but it works so well. The significantly cheaper Radio Shack equivalent does NOT, as it does not have the ability to continuously process a constant keystroke. (i.e. if you hold "left" on the joystick, most adapters will only repeat the stroke about a dozen times before stopping)

I set up a new XIMConfig profile and mapped controls for the joystick and the buttons. I then popped in Soul Calibur II (since it was handy) and played a few rounds. I couldn't be any more pleased with the result. I'm an outright raving control(er) freak, and I've owned a large number of joysticks throughout my video gaming career. The MAS stick just has a special place in my arsenal, and so to be able to continue using it with the 360 is like a dream come true. Since I now know that this works with the original XIM, I feel like it's safe to say that I should also be able to do the same thing when XIM2 hits. I can hardly wait for some new Street Fighter action!!!

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