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    Player Huginn_Aesir's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Gamepad non-functional

    I previously used a gamepad, several models (Logitec F710, ASUS, several very old ones) and they worked just fine. Windows 10 has the annoyance of making everything an XBOX virtual controller, because Microsoft.

    Since the September Windows 10 update, I have not been able to get any controller to work in FFXI. in the FFXI controller setup, no controller gives inputs. I could at one time get a PS4 controller to vibrate in the FFXI controller test, but no buttons or directional sticks would register.

    I am trying to get my new PS4 controller to work. I have tried it with DS4, I have uninstalled playonline and final fantasy and reinstalled them with the new installer. The only change is that now i cannot get even the rumble function to work. This seems to be a result of windows hooking the inputs form the controller and pushing them to the virtual xbox controller, as the virtual controller shows input in windows but the actual controller shows nothing in windows.
    I am not using a third party launcher, just the polboot.exe or pol.exe.

    Any suggestions?
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    Player TaruPanda's Avatar
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    Hi I saw you post about controller issues so I thought I would try to help look up Magic-S-stick https://www.amazon.com/MAGIC-S-Wirel...2213628&sr=8-1
    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...6174/Model.JPG
    They have several models on amazon I use one of these myself with a ps4 controller works great I do suggest 2 controllers though and a charging station for 1 at all times depending on your game play time so you always have one charged and ready to go.
    https://www.amazon.com/Controller-Te...dcentralosp-20
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    Last edited by TaruPanda; 10-28-2019 at 07:10 AM.

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    Player Huginn_Aesir's Avatar
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    Thank you, TaruPanda. I do already have it connected to the PC by bluetooth. The problem (that I have just resolved) was that windows would redirect the input to a virtual xbox controller. My use of the DS4 program was preventing the new FFXI environment (from the new web installer) from properly receiving the inputs.
    For those who's controllers have suddenly stopped working, an uninstall/reinstall of FFXI and POL with no additional gamepad software other than the windows driver may solve your problem. If you had to use another program for the gamepad in the past, such as DS4, go ahead and remove those drivers and the program.
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