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Cooler Master ControlPad works with XIM APEX or Titan Two...mostly  (Read 315 times)

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ControlPad is a robust bit of kit with a tonne of functionality including keyboard, numpad, mouse, game controller, macros, dual action buttons, analog input etc, so it shows real promise as a Windows 10 gaming device. But it's come up short for XIM gaming on console, which is somewhat disappointing.

ControlPad works in digital (WASD) mode on both XIM APEX and Titan Two. But the real selling point of ControlPad is the analog switches, which don't work when connected direct to either device.

[UPDATE] J2Kbr added support for ControlPad in analog mode (360 controller emulation) on Titan Two, but it requires a PC and KMG Capture passthrough from Titan Two to XIM APEX to work.

ControlPad relies on AimPad PC software for analog input, so there is no workaround to use the device in analog mode when connected direct to XIM APEX or Titan Two.
« Last Edit: 04:51 PM - 05/22/20 by antithesis »

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Re: Cooler Master ControlPad is a bust for XIM & Titan Two
« Reply #1 on: 02:32 AM - 04/07/20 »
Thanks for trying it out, antithesis.

Itís a shame that the padís analogue function only works when connected to a PC, as I only wanted one for that reason, but not hugely surprising. The analogue concept still hasnít gained much traction: I guess PC gamers still use full size keyboards and most console gamers still donít use a XIM.  ;)

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Re: Cooler Master ControlPad is a bust for XIM & Titan Two
« Reply #2 on: 12:45 PM - 04/07/20 »
That's unfortunate, went hesitated when I saw a full size CM Keyboard with AimPad technology need it software, for a service on memory to work on PC.

At that time heard a rumor that the makers of the mighty Swiftpoint Z were developing a keypad with analog keys, honestly I though and still believe if someone can pull that off is Swiftpoint.

Anyways, once again I appreciate the time you put on this and sharing with us your experience; still a pretty awesome analog keypad for PC gaming or editing.

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Re: Cooler Master ControlPad is a bust for XIM & Titan Two
« Reply #3 on: 08:11 PM - 05/03/20 »
ControlPad is confirmed working in kb mode on XIM APEX and Titan Two using this layout -



What doesn't work is the analog mode, which emulates a 360 controller -



Analog mode uses Aimpad "technology" that seems to rely on PC drivers. Pending further testing (I'm sending USB descriptors to J2K at ConsoleTuner for Titan Two), analog input is a bust, but ControlPad is working as a digital keypad.
« Last Edit: 04:42 PM - 05/22/20 by antithesis »

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Re: Cooler Master ControlPad is a bust for XIM & Titan Two
« Reply #4 on: 02:01 AM - 05/04/20 »
Thanks for all the research, bud.

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Re: Cooler Master ControlPad is a bust for XIM & Titan Two
« Reply #5 on: 08:27 PM - 05/17/20 »
We've made progress - J2Kbr at ConsoleTuner has added support for controller detection of multi-interface USB devices like ControlPad. It now works in analog mode connected to PC and passed to Titan Two via Gtuner IV > KMG Capture.

Analog mode on ControlPad emulates a 360 controller and seems to rely on PC software, but the analog switches on ControlPad do work via KMG Capture. Yay.

Not the result we were hoping for with XIM APEX, but it does work with Titan Two. I'll start experimenting with the analog input and see how it behaves for console gaming.

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