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Author Topic: GPD WIN game controls  (Read 6129 times)

quangdx (OP)

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GPD WIN game controls
« on: November 03, 2016, 11:06:38 pm »
hello there, i received my GPD WIN recently and I am having problems working out how the controls work.
when setting the middle switch to the centre position, indicated by a mouse icon,
the left dpad gives me wasd and the face buttons act as the cursor keys. the left analogue stick seems to scroll web pages and the right analogue stick controls the mouse. both left shoulder buttons act as left mouse click and both right shoulder buttons act as right mouse clicks

when moving the switch to left, D, or right, X, positions. Nothing appears to happen.
there is no game controller that appears in devices.

can anyone help me set things up correctly, so i can use the shoulder buttons and analogue sticks.
thank you

eragon2890

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Re: GPD WIN game controls
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2016, 11:11:35 pm »
hello there, i received my GPD WIN recently and I am having problems working out how the controls work.
when setting the middle switch to the centre position, indicated by a mouse icon,
the left dpad gives me wasd and the face buttons act as the cursor keys. the left analogue stick seems to scroll web pages and the right analogue stick controls the mouse. both left shoulder buttons act as left mouse click and both right shoulder buttons act as right mouse clicks

when moving the switch to left, D, or right, X, positions. Nothing appears to happen.
there is no game controller that appears in devices.

can anyone help me set things up correctly, so i can use the shoulder buttons and analogue sticks.
thank you

I can't help you yet, I don;'t have mine yet, but you can guess the question? Is the unit stable? Can you play intensive 3d games for 2 hours with no crashes?

the more people we know of their experiences, the more we can tell if this was a one batch problem or not.

RetroVortex

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Re: GPD WIN game controls
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2016, 11:14:14 pm »
You see the switch in the middle of the device?
You flick it left, it puts the controls in Dinput mode. For older software that supports Direct input settings only.
In the middle, it's the mouse controls you mention
If you flick that switch to the right, it goes into Xinput mode. It emulates a 360 controller.

One issue I found is that some software will only detect a 360 controller if it's "plugged in" before the programme is launched.
The best solution to setup controls in this instance is to either: use the keyboard to launch and navigate whilst the switch is to the right, OR, plug in a PC mouse into the USB/ connect a Bluetooth mouse and use that to set things up whilst the switch is to the eight in xinput mode.

quangdx (OP)

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Re: GPD WIN game controls
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2016, 11:26:36 pm »
I can't help you yet, I don;'t have mine yet, but you can guess the question? Is the unit stable? Can you play intensive 3d games for 2 hours with no crashes?

the more people we know of their experiences, the more we can tell if this was a one batch problem or not.
I've only had it for a few hours so far and only been testing emulators. so not really pushed it. so can't really answer your question sorry.

quangdx (OP)

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Re: GPD WIN game controls
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2016, 11:28:30 pm »
You see the switch in the middle of the device?
You flick it left, it puts the controls in Dinput mode. For older software that supports Direct input settings only.
In the middle, it's the mouse controls you mention
If you flick that switch to the right, it goes into Xinput mode. It emulates a 360 controller.

One issue I found is that some software will only detect a 360 controller if it's "plugged in" before the programme is launched.
The best solution to setup controls in this instance is to either: use the keyboard to launch and navigate whilst the switch is to the right, OR, plug in a PC mouse into the USB/ connect a Bluetooth mouse and use that to set things up whilst the switch is to the eight in xinput mode.

thanks very much.
you are right, i gotta switch it before i run the program, which is a little awkward, but not impossible. got the touch screen and the cursor keys.

 

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