[CONTROLERS] TM2 - Definite solution for Xbox 360 Win7?

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Re: Definite solution for Xbox 360 controller with Windows 7

Post by 4GEE » 18 Aug 2011, 02:16

Zevron wrote:Why do you want to use the triggers? You understand that trackmania does not actually hava analog throttle and brake right? They're either full on or full off. Just do the sane thiung and map A to gas and X to brake... much easier on your fingers.
Actually you're right. But if you would've played Forza and etc. for many years you'd know how comfortable this feels. Trackmania already feels kind of "plain" to me without gears, so I wanted my triggers :)

Now I think I will resort to normal buttons or wait for an XBCD update for Windows 7 maybe that will do. Never got XBCD to work with W7 so far.

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Re: Definite solution for Xbox 360 controller with Windows 7

Post by speedline » 18 Aug 2011, 05:45

Zevron wrote:Why do you want to use the triggers? You understand that trackmania does not actually hava analog throttle and brake right? They're either full on or full off. Just do the sane thiung and map A to gas and X to brake... much easier on your fingers.
for some games (maybe)! then depends on whether you have small or large fingers, etc! I for example (to TM) I can not! and map A to gas and X to brake... much easier on your fingers
why it is good, the alternative, choose our settings!
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Re: Definite solution for Xbox 360 controller with Windows 7

Post by G2Wolf » 18 Aug 2011, 06:27

speedline wrote:
Zevron wrote:Why do you want to use the triggers? You understand that trackmania does not actually hava analog throttle and brake right? They're either full on or full off. Just do the sane thiung and map A to gas and X to brake... much easier on your fingers.
for some games (maybe)! then depends on whether you have small or large fingers, etc! I for example (to TM) I can not! and map A to gas and X to brake... much easier on your fingers
why it is good, the alternative, choose our settings!
Because the triggers are useless in trackmania. Accel/brake is either on or off. You can't brake 20% or 50%, it's either 0% or 100%. With triggers, you're need to have it held down all the way to accel, and move the trigger a long way just to brake, which by then you're going to be braking too late. It's much easier to use one of the normal buttons, like A for accel and right bumper for brake.

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Re: Definite solution for Xbox 360 controller with Windows 7

Post by Freyar » 18 Aug 2011, 07:05

G2Wolf wrote:With triggers, you're need to have it held down all the way to accel, and move the trigger a long way just to brake, which by then you're going to be braking too late. It's much easier to use one of the normal buttons, like A for accel and right bumper for brake.
Actually, the point at which the brake or accelerator kicks in is fairly early.
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Re: Definite solution for Xbox 360 controller with Windows 7

Post by Skylants » 18 Aug 2011, 20:14

Freyar wrote:
G2Wolf wrote:With triggers, you're need to have it held down all the way to accel, and move the trigger a long way just to brake, which by then you're going to be braking too late. It's much easier to use one of the normal buttons, like A for accel and right bumper for brake.
Actually, the point at which the brake or accelerator kicks in is fairly early.
^This

G2Wolf, It really isn't as hard as you're making it out to be.

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Re: Definite solution for Xbox 360 controller with Windows 7

Post by tomxp411 » 18 Aug 2011, 23:58

Zevron wrote:Why do you want to use the triggers? You understand that trackmania does not actually hava analog throttle and brake right? They're either full on or full off. Just do the sane thiung and map A to gas and X to brake... much easier on your fingers.
I don't know how Canyon works, but Stadium actually had times where you needed to use the brake and gas at the same time: pressing the brake while in the air stopped your car from pitching forward after a jump. It also adds a different dimension to drifting, as you can get the car to slide around certain corners that you can't hit any other way.

I use a program called Joy2Key to map the triggers to the down arrow (for braking) and the horn. I use the X button for acceleration, and this lets me tap the brake while holding the gas down for cornering and air control.

Ideally, though, I would love to see the triggers act as separate analog inputs, rather than being summed together. Until then, though, Joy2Key is a great way to get the job done.

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Re: Definite solution for Xbox 360 controller with Windows 7

Post by gaz.v » 19 Aug 2011, 02:03

if any one cant find driver for xbox controler and your OS is win 7 64bit you can get driver from my site here http://thewildones.info/mods/xbox-360-6 ... _64Eng.zip

just download and install off u go

hope this helps

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Re: [CONTROLERS] TM2 - Definite solution for Xbox 360 Win7?

Post by Wolfos » 27 Aug 2011, 00:36

You do know that I have it working perfectly, right? Trackmania DOES have analog throttle implemented and it's actually nice in tracks where you have to brake.

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