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XIM APEX BETA [Firmware 20210223] [Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5]  (Read 72763 times)

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This BETA firmware enables:
● Support for Xbox Series X/S controllers on both Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One consoles.
● Support for PlayStation 5 through a limited set of PlayStation 4 3rd party controllers.
● Support for the XIM Universal Games Database system used by all versions of Manager going forward.

Changes since last BETA:
Added support for XIM Universal Games Databases.

FEEDBACK: Please help us test this new support and provide feedback here (even if you are gaming on an Xbox One or PlayStation 4).

COMPATIBILITY: This firmware can be used with all versions of XIM APEX Manager back to 20180402. However, to add a Config for game designed specifically for a next-gen console, you must be on the latest Beta Manager.

Xbox Series X/S Requirements
Xbox has released patches to address spontaneous shutdowns experienced by owners of the console. You may need to force your Xbox to download the update:

Go to Settings on your Xbox Series X/S, then, System and then Updates and make sure you are current.

PlayStation 5 Requirements
Unlike support for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 where you use a DS4 and DS3 respectively as your console controller on your XIM APEX, PlayStation 5 support requires the use of specific 3rd party PlayStation 4 controllers (not a DS5, DS4, or DS3 controller).

Most PS4 3rd party controller should work, however, the following controllers have been tested and known to work (remember to plug into port "..." on your hub):

@play Wired Compact
Horipad 4 FPS
Horipad FPS Plus
Hori Fighting Commander
Hori Mini Gamepad (*)
Mad Catz SFV Arcade Fightstick Alpha
Mad Catz TE2
Nacon Pro Revolution V1/2/3
Nacon Compact Controller
Razer Raiju
Vivitar LVLUP Gaming


(*) Requires the controller be connected to your hub after your XIM has been connected to your console and initialized.

If you try a different 3rd party controller, please let us know how it works so we can keep this list current. We will work to add support for non-functioning 3rd party controllers if we can.

When creating Configs for your PlayStation 5, select PlayStation 4 in Manager as the console.

XIM APEX Firmware

Download XIM APEX Firmware Tool 20210223 for PC
Windows 7/8/8.1/10 x86/x64


Download XIM APEX Firmware Tool 20210223 for Mac
macOS 10.11 or higher


Flash Upgrade Instructions (instructional video):
1. Hold down the button on your XIM APEX
2. Plug your XIM APEX into your computer while continuing to hold the button
3. Wait for your XIM APEX's light to display blue and then release the button
4. Download and run the XIMAPEXFlash tool
5. Select Update Firmware
6. Disconnect your XIM APEX from your computer after the tool completes


why do i press download, but it does not download any files?

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why do i press download, but it does not download any files?

Right click and save link as.

That's what I had to do with Edge Chromium browser to get the file to download.
I just wanted to say that you are a phenomenal gamer. You make it look so easy and your gameplay has this commanding "tone" to it (i.e. not frantic -- more of a dominating calm :) ).

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I can Confirm That The Fight Stick

Hori Tac Fighting Stick Mini PS4

HORI Tac Grip  The Frist Version without Bluetooth and Firme Update for mouse and keyboard support Firmware 5.05

Can use as a Special Controler to play Ps5 Games on the new Xim Apex Beta Firmware

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Hi.

I can also confirm that the nacon ps4 compact controller work with Xim Apex. I used it the past month or so playing Destiny 2 (ps5 edition).

That being said I do have a issue with my Sony nav. Since I first updated to, earlier version of the new beta firmware for support for xim apex on ps5, I had issue where my Sony nav would stop working time to time. I had to plug xim apex out and back in. I ended up always trying to get it work in wireless mode, which worked fine but sometimes I just couldn't get it into wireless mode. I have never had this issue before and I am been using Sony nav with Xim apex since it came out.

Just now I updated the firmware of the xim apex to 20210223, and now when I plug in xim apex, whith Sony nav already plugged into it, the xim apex start blinking red and yellow. If I plug in xim apex without Sony nav, everything is fine, but as soon I plug in Sony nav to xim apex starts blinking red and yellow. I also get the following message in the manager: "Power Fault, The devices plugged into your XIM APEX are consuming too much power and all were shut down. Please diable lights and ensure devices are charged and restart your XIM APEX."

If I plug in Xim Apec with only Sony plugged into it, I still get red and yellow blinking. I was able to partially use my Sony Nav before this update, but now its fully dead.

I also tried to replace sony nav with my Ducky One 2 mini keyboard, but Xim Apex doesnt recognize it as a device.
« Last Edit: 04:44 PM - 03/17/21 by Atirau »

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Just reporting in the 3rd party controllers that worked for CoD Cold War on PS5:
- Scuf Vantage 2 (PS4)
- HORI Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai (PS4)
- HORI FlightStick (PS4)

What didn't work:
- Astro C40TR

Only issue is that I have to create/use a CoD MW 2019 profile, as creating a new CoD Cold War profile crashes the latest beta manager app.
« Last Edit: 02:16 PM - 03/19/21 by gyaku_tsuki »

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Scuf Vantage 2 worked for you? And this was playing the PS5 version of Cold War?
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Returned the nacon ps4 compact controller and bought a Hori mini and had no issues whatsoever. Hori mini works fantastic with no issues at all.

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For me, the Nacon controller also doesn't work. I will try the Hori Mini

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For me, the Nacon controller also doesn't work. I will try the Hori Mini

Which Nacon isn't working for you?

Nacon Pro Revolution V1/2/3
Nacon Compact Controller
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The compact. Sorry for not clarifying.

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The hori mini controller do not work with xim apex and cronus zen together. If i only connect xim apex to ps5 it work, if i connect ps5 through cronus zen it do not work. Hope you can fix this in a future update

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If the Hori controller works with XIM APEX by itself, there's nothing to fix.

Titan Two works fine in the same configuration, the problem is caused by Cronus Zen. Contact Cronus for support.

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I cannot open the download link

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I also have some problems with the Nacon Compact Controller. Has to connect it after the Xim Apex has started up and then it sometimes happens that the mouse runs a bit jerkily. Then the PS5 has to restart once, then it usually works. It's not the perfect solution in the long run.

Excuse my English. Google Translator :)

Maybe it should be added to the list that the controller does not work 100% for all of them.

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Maybe it should be added to the list that the controller does not work 100% for all of them.

Thanks, I can do that. So, this notice should be added for all Nacon controllers?
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