01-12-2011 11:42 PM - edited 01-12-2011 11:59 PM
This small open source tool is not even a tweak nor driver. It was developed to translate DirectInput to Xinput for latest games, so virtually any game controller can be used and recognized as Xbox360 controller in any game. Its default configuration was set to RumblePad 2 so it is possible to play Xbox360-controller only games without any tweaks or any custom configutarion. Later, dead zone and advance settings (with profiles for other popular gamepads) have been added and now, there is a 'Native Mode' and profile for xbox controllers too.
Just read the instructions to install. Load "Xbox360 Controller" default settings. Tweak your dead zone and play. If you will run into some problems, please don't hestitate to ask . For Xbox360 controller, I found that 4% dz is fine and not too large.
PS Before someone will try F gamepad in this tool. X360CE has great 'AntiDeadZone" funtion to kill default dead zone if particular game has it included, but it does not help if controller has hardware deadzone like F-series.
01-13-2011 07:25 PM
long time rumblepad 2 user here, the almost nonexistent deadzone is what i loved about this pad along with the built quality (been using it since around 2004) Im considering the F710 or F510 for my next purchase but im still skeptical because of this...
01-15-2011 03:22 AM
Well, this thread should give you the idea about F510/F710 deadzones. I'm playing on very old Rumblepad 2 too because playing on F510 is not possible. I've believed Logitech that there will be firmware update and did not returned gamepad back to the store, now, after few months, I can't get the refund so I'm stuck with 35 euro brick .
02-15-2011 10:14 AM
I'm having the same problem, almost half of the analog stick motion is not registing anything, is this a hardware defect or software ?
wondering if it can be fixed by opening, I did fixed my old logitech dual action analog sticks that were jumpy by cleaning the actuators, but before I open this one I would like to know if it can be fixed by software..
02-15-2011 12:51 PM
I've been told that the issue was fixed, but only in newly produced units of the F-series gamepads. However, the replacement I have received had the same problem, so I'm still trying to get somewhere with this. In any case, I don't think you'll be able to do something about it on the software side.
02-15-2011 02:52 PM
I'm pretty sure that this is hardware problem so only Logitech can fix it.
Now I've lost a bit of my faight that the issue will be solved... I'm still waiting for Technical Support answer and I will post here if I get anything.
02-16-2011 08:30 PM
I asked support about this, here's their answer:
"Unforturtunately, there is no way to adjust this at the moment. Maybe the next software update allow you to change it.
Sorry for any inconvenience."
Sigh.. I have to go back to my old dual action pad, I just can't play with this huge deadzones, hopefully razer releases their gamepad Onza soon, too bad I only found about it after I order the F510 :\
02-24-2011 02:50 AM
Clearly, software update won't allow to change this, because problem lies deep in the firmware.
You have right to get the refund, contact Tech Support again and ask about this.
I'm not sure what to do with this gamepad, my old controller is nearly broken, Logitech TS assured me 3 months ago that problem with F-series will be solved and Socob got still damaged unit not so long ago. It would be great if we could know our chances for solution this year .