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XIM APEX BETA [Firmware 20210223] [Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5]  (Read 72019 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.
(**) Mixed working/not working reports for this controller.

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
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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
« Last Edit: 05:04 PM - 06/25/21 by OBsIV »
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can i connect DS4 and use playstation 4 settings as shown in your video tutorial or it won't work (i play warzone con or xim)
https://youtu.be/p-agzhD-_0U

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can i connect DS4 and use playstation 4 settings

If you play PS4 games on either the PS4 or PS5 then yes, you can use the DS4 controller.
Only for PS5 games this wont work. To play those you can either use the third party controller option with your XIM or Remote Play.
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Got a Vivitar LVLUP Gaming controller but it seems to disconnect the xim after about 10 mins consistently. I tried letting the xim start up without it plugged in but made no difference. Also tried all ports on usb hub. 

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Got a Vivitar LVLUP Gaming controller but it seems to disconnect the xim after about 10 mins consistently. I tried letting the xim start up without it plugged in but made no difference. Also tried all ports on usb hub. 

Did this all work on the prior firmware?
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Got a Vivitar LVLUP Gaming controller but it seems to disconnect the xim after about 10 mins consistently. I tried letting the xim start up without it plugged in but made no difference. Also tried all ports on usb hub. 

Did this all work on the prior firmware?

Not sure. I just got the controller today and updated to this since I was a few months out of  date anyway. I hadn't tested anything on the ps5 prior to this.

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Got a Vivitar LVLUP Gaming controller but it seems to disconnect the xim after about 10 mins consistently. I tried letting the xim start up without it plugged in but made no difference. Also tried all ports on usb hub. 

Did this all work on the prior firmware?

Not sure. I just got the controller today and updated to this since I was a few months out of  date anyway. I hadn't tested anything on the ps5 prior to this.

Hey,

can you go into your XIM Managers top right option and then to "about"?
Please write us both firmware versions that it lists you there, this would be very helpful.

The firmware Obsiv referred to is the following:
https://community.xim.tech/index.php?topic=92092.0
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Manager Version: 5.00.20190719
Firmware Version: 5.00.20210223

I just ran a couple of tests with a stopwatch and it consistently stops sending inputs pretty much exactly 8min after the xim finishes initializing (breathing light) . I can see the keyboard inputs being recognized on xim manager but console stops getting them. Xim also doesn't show any sign of issues it just keeps breathing the profile color.

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Hello, please is there any update like this to xim4? Man I do love my xim, my brother have the apex and until today I feel much more smooth gameplay on my xim. Besides, I have my xim over 3 years and I'm so used to play with him, that I'm to afraid to change everything, including ballistic curve and all the things..

 Please.. 😢😢

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Just wanted to update you guys on the hori mini pad PS4. I no longer have to plug it in after the xim boots up. Itís now picking it up plugged in while booting every time. Donít know if you guys intended to fix it and if I am the only one that would be weird but thank you just makes it a little less on an inconvenience.
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Manager Version: 5.00.20190719
Firmware Version: 5.00.20210223

I just ran a couple of tests with a stopwatch and it consistently stops sending inputs pretty much exactly 8min after the xim finishes initializing (breathing light) . I can see the keyboard inputs being recognized on xim manager but console stops getting them. Xim also doesn't show any sign of issues it just keeps breathing the profile color.

Does it work with your PS5 when plugged into directly? Not just on the dashboard, but, in game?
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Just wanted to update you guys on the hori mini pad PS4. I no longer have to plug it in after the xim boots up. Itís now picking it up plugged in while booting every time. Donít know if you guys intended to fix it and if I am the only one that would be weird but thank you just makes it a little less on an inconvenience.

Hmm, no, we didn't change anything there. :) Maybe someone else with the Mini can confirm as well.
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The xim works with a PS5 controller connected to the xim directly are any controller works when it's plugged into the xim ONLY IF YOU USE THE TITAN TWO and there is no disconnecting if you plug a PS5 controller into the titan in port B and then plug the xim into port A  but if you do have a disconnection issue then back up you files on the titan two and the xim then factory reset both devices then reinstall the latest firmware for both if anyone has a problem feel free to ask me if I can help

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Does it work with your PS5 when plugged into directly? Not just on the dashboard, but, in game?

Nope. After starting a ps5 game it says this controller cant be used to play ps5 games. Only got this controller because it was the cheapest I could find from the list.

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Any update in the future that will allow us to remap the left and right touchpad buttons on the PS5 in the console controller crossover option?