360 style pad - but not detected as one in games ?
Just wondering if anyone knows of any xbox360 style pads eg same layout inc rumble - that work with pinnacle, but don't get detected by the latest games as an xbox360 pad.
I've encountered a few probs recently with games such as Farcry 2 and Dead space, in that they detect my 360 pad and apply their own configs which can't be changed.
I have just got a Joytech Neo S (old xbox stlye pad) which is ok but has no rumble and only 2 trigger buttons (not like 4 on 360 style which i like)
I've seen this http://www.amazon.co.uk/PC-360-Style...269825&sr=8-35
which is made by speedlink
I don't want any games to detect it as an offical 360 pad.
Anyone know if it will or of any alternatives ?
Well I think that the Saitek Cyborg Rumble might be what you are looking for... I say that because Cyborg Rumble is setup just like the Xbox360 controller except it does NOT use XINPUT like the Xbox360 controller and most of it's clones... instead it uses DirectInput only just like all old controllers before Xbox360, so I think it will work for you in this sense, but please don't hold me to it cause I don't want to recommend anything you don't like... but I can tell you that it is Xbox360 style without the XINPUT which is the cause of your game problems.
Cheers for the info.
I've looked into that pad today, seems to have mixed reviews - mostly because its not as ergonomically designed as the 360 one, therfore more awkward to hold.
Also one review stated that when you swap the left thumbstick into the 360 position you lose the thumbstick click button ???
Just for arguments sake, if i was to ditch my predisposition for 360 pads and get a PSX style or any other, is there any that are good and fit my criteira (which I now know is directinput only ) ???
Admittedly I don't play many games anymore other than testing, but I found that the Cyborg Rumble works the same with the joystick in either mode... maybe there are some problems with some games, but in Pinnacle it seemed to work the same. Anyway, if you decide to go for a PSX-style controller, then I would recommand a Sony PSX controller and a PSX-to-PC adapter because console controllers are MUCH more sturdy and reliable than just about any PC gamepads on the market (except maybe a few of the new XINPUT ones which seem to require a higher standard from MS to use XINPUT). But then again the PC gamepads are cheap and you can probably pick one up at Walmart for $10...