Gamepad Settings?

Discussion in 'Lasershow Designer BEYOND' started by keebs, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. keebs

    keebs Active Member

    Has anybody had any luck or experience with the "Gamepad Settings"?

    I expected/assumed that if I plugged in my XBOX controller it would show up in Gamepad Settings... but it didn't.

    I believe you could MIDI map it through Bome's or something similar, but it'd be nice to have it just work considering it seems Beyond is attempting to support it.


  2. ENOT

    ENOT Software Developer Staff Member

  3. keebs

    keebs Active Member

    Ahh, OK, that makes sense. It may not be configured properly. I'll give it a shot and report back.


  4. keebs

    keebs Active Member

    Hmmm, I downloaded and installed the Windows 7 64-bit version of the software (though I'm running Windows 8.1) and am not having luck.

    The link you sent says to run "joy.cpl" and check to see if the device is recognized; it does not show up here. It does show up in the device manager as "Xbox 360 Wireless Controller via Play & Charge Kit", but doesn't show up in Pangolin's Gamepad Settings.

    Not the end of the world if it doesn't work, though would be interested to try it out.

  5. ENOT

    ENOT Software Developer Staff Member

    Just take F319 (the cheapest) Logitech and test it.

    Microsoft is Microsoft, no comments...

  6. digiassn

    digiassn Active Member

    You cannot use a wireless 360 controller with the Play and Charge kit. Something about the way Microsoft built the drivers for it are not compatible with a lot of applications using the joystick API. A wired XBox 360 controller will work. I have tested it with Beyond.
  7. keebs

    keebs Active Member

    Cool, thanks digi, that's what I was trying to do.

    Any idea if you can connect wirelessly and have it work that way?

  8. LaserFan

    LaserFan Beta Tester

    Hi, digiassn! Please tell me, is there a difference for Beyond between Kinect for Windows and the Xbox 360 controller (with the exception of requiring an adapter Kinect <-> USB and "Near mode" in Windows version).
    Beyond sees the Xbox 360 controller as Kinect device?
    Too big a difference in price between this devices.
  9. digiassn

    digiassn Active Member

    Honestly I haven't tried using the Kinect.
  10. LaserFan

    LaserFan Beta Tester

    digiassn, do I understand correctly that You used the Gamepad from Xbox 360 (not Kinect-device)?
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2014
  11. digiassn

    digiassn Active Member

    Yes, I've used a wired XBox 360 Controller in Pangolin Beyond. I have also used it with LD2000's Asteroids.
  12. ENOT

    ENOT Software Developer Staff Member

    The only common between Kinect and mentioned Gamepad - both can be used with XBox. All the rest is different. Absoluelly different devices, with different logic, functionality and so on.