02-26-2009 03:06 PM - edited 02-26-2009 03:10 PM
I purchased a DualAction gamepad a few weeks ago to use for PC gaming. The gamepad itself works well, except I'm having one "issue" that I can't seem to figure out: I can't use both analog sticks and D-pad at the same time. I can toggle between using the d-pad and left analog stick with the MODE button, but it seems somewhat strange that all three items aren't available to use at once.
An example... In Burnout Paradise, by having the MODE button "on" (red light), I can use both analog sticks but not the d-pad. If the light is off, I can use the d-pad but only the right analog stick. In the Last Remnant demo form yesterday, I can assign controls to the d-pad and left analog stick normally, or the d-pad and right analog stick if MODE is on: again, can't use all three at once.
Surely this isn't a "feature", that the gamepad only lets you use two of three inputs?? I've installed the drivers/program disc that game with the gamepad and it hasn't made a difference: it's still one or the other, but not both.
03-05-2009 05:37 PM
03-06-2009 04:48 PM
If you don't have software installed, then the configuration of the gamepad is entirely defined by the game. What this means is that while there's no limitation on the hardware and it's behavior, the actual game determines what inputs it accepts. So, if the game is only designed to see the analog sticks and the buttons, but not the D-Pad, that's what it will do.
To make our gamepads more convenient, we've included that MODE switch. What this does is swap the D-Pad and the left analog stick to circumvent games that only recognize one input (IF you prefer to use the other left-directional input). MODE cannot combine these functions, only swap them.
To add additional functions, you can download the Logitech Profiler application from the support link at the top of the page. The profiler will let you customize buttons in the gamepad to issue keystrokes, so that you can "force" the game to recognize inputs on the gamepad that it's ignoring. How you do this is go into the game, and assign keystrokes to be the functions you want, then open the profiler application. In here, you can assign a profile to the game, then configure these extra keystrokes to, say, the D-Pad of the controller. Thus, you can trick the game into behaving in the way that you want.
03-07-2009 07:43 PM
Thank you CharlesB, I've actually managed to figure this out a few days ago, sorry I didn't update my post in that I've solved this problem. So yes what You say is true, you can simply go to the Logitech Profiler Application (which came on a CD with the amepad), and map the gamepad buttons to different keys and there you go! It's actually a better solution with some older games to map ALL buttons to keyboard using the Profiler because if you disconnect the controller and run the game, the game will 'forget' the buttons!
So thank you again, and it's a great controller, works like a charm.