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Difficulties the button config of a 12 button usb joypad

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by moonpie9588, Feb 10, 2007.

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    moonpie9588 Thread Starter

    Feb 10, 2007
    The joypad I have is basically a PS2 joypad with a usb connection. It has a d-pad, two analogue sticks (which can also be pressed as buttons 11 and 12) and 4 buttons on the shoulders of the joypad.

    The difference is this joypad has 6 buttons to be used by the right thumb (as opposed to the PS2's 4 buttons. These 2 extra buttons are located to the right-hand side of where the "Triangle" and "Circle" buttons are found on a PS2 joypad, and are buttons 5 and 6 on the joypad. This changes the 4 shoulder buttons ("L1", "R1", "L2" and "R2" on a PS2 joypad) from buttons 5, 6, 7 and 8 to buttons 7, 8, 9 and 10, respectively.

    Now, my problem lies in the fact that most games (EA games especially) only recognise buttons 1 to 8. So what im wondering is can anyone suggest a way of changing the assigned buttons on a joypad, short of actually opening it up and swapping the wires!! I was thinking something along the lines of editing the drivers, if thats possible. But if that would work, im not sure where i would find the driver files.

    I have a Dell inspiron laptop, with windows XP. Just in case that makes any difference.
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