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#1 Jan 22 2013 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Do the triggers work in FFXI when using the Xbox 360 Wired Controller? Want to bind my macros to those buttons just like the ps2 version has/had.
#2 Jan 22 2013 at 3:57 PM Rating: Good
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They don't work with the game config client. I've heard fairy tales of others being able to get them to work through various 3rd party drivers (google "XBCD") but I've never personally had success getting them to work with my system.
#3 Jan 22 2013 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
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You can use the XBCD drivers to force the switches to work, but I believe it only works with wired xbox controllers (which you have, it seems).

If you want to use a wireless xbox controller, I know you can map the triggers using xpadder if XBCD fails.

Also, learn2keyboard.

Edited, Jan 22nd 2013 4:45pm by xypin
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#4 Jan 22 2013 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
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How clunky is the xpadder solution? I really want to use the Xbox controller because I don't have to mess with MotionJoy which messed up my last Windows 7 install when I was using their beta release. (I know I know Beta.)
#5 Jan 22 2013 at 9:49 PM Rating: Good
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I find it easy to use and have never had a problem with it, but I use a keyboard mostly.

Last time this question was asked, I setup xpadder and verified it worked in about 5 minutes.
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#6 Jan 22 2013 at 10:14 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm not too fond of the 3rd party controller drivers like MotionJoy, but I deal just fine with the default Microsoft drivers.

There really aren't enough important functions to even need the triggers - you can just use the L/R bumper buttons for macros, and the Back/Start buttons on the controller face for other stuff (Start = auto-run for me).
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#7 Jan 23 2013 at 2:23 PM Rating: Good
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There are a number of things you can do.

1. Pick up a Logitech Rumblepad\Rumblepad II - no additional configuration needed.
2. Pick up a usb adapter and use an old Ps2 controller - no additional configuration needed.
3. Try using XBCD. I'm going to link a post from a few years back - I have no idea if this method will even still work or if the procedure has been updated, but it will give you a place to start.

XBCD config - good luck and hope it helps

Personally, I got sick of messing with it and just picked up the logitech controller. It has a setting to identify as an Xbox controller for the games that support it, and a setting to identify as direct input for games like FFXI where those triggers are super important.

Hope this helps!
#9 Jan 23 2013 at 7:31 PM Rating: Good
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Zelduh: I got a direct link where to buy it in the swap from console to pc guide. Here it is again:Super Dual Box Pro at Play-Asia. There's some cheap nasty crappy knockoffs out there, so accept no substitutes. It's also available on Amazon. Just be very very very careful because there's cheap knockoffs on Amazon that don't tend to work very well.

Edited, Jan 23rd 2013 8:33pm by maryadavies
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#11 Feb 10 2013 at 3:05 PM Rating: Good
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Wierd. I've never had a problem with Play-Asia, Zelduh. I had a stutter once on them and got two by accident from Play-Asia but that was minor (I actually traded that to a friend who was having trouble with controller adapters for a $25 amazon gift card, which I turned around and used for most of the coming expansion). It's best to buy from reputable sites so that won't happen. I think Play-Asia is pretty good; It was just a cookie problem that ended up with two in my cart. (Clicked add to cart earlier and had a brain ****, forgot, clicked it again to add to cart. and didn't double check before I checked out. Oops! Chalk that one up to human error..)

Lemme see if I can find it on Amazon where it's not a knockoff.. Ok, Here's another that will likely work from the same company.. I suggest you stick with Mayflash, never had a problem with their products other than the rumble doesn't work; but that's minor.



Edited, Feb 10th 2013 4:12pm by maryadavies
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