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XIM APEX [Firmware 20211012] (**LATEST**)
« on: 11:24 AM - 10/12/21 »
This firmware enables:
● Support for Xbox Series X|S controllers on both Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles.
● Limited 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.

NOTE: You may be required to press Guide on your Xbox controller if you don't see the green initialization lights on your XIM after startup. In which case, wait until your devices (i.e. mouse and keyboard) are fully initialized before pressing Guide (otherwise your controller may connect wirelessly to your console).

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 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 (not all PS5 games work with this method)
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


(*) 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 20211012 for PC
Windows 7/8/8.1/10 x86/x64


Download XIM APEX Firmware Tool 20211012 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: 11:52 AM - 12/21/21 by OBsIV »
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