I've recently received my Logitech Rumble F510, which is the wired cousin to
the F710. For owners of the Logitech Rumblepad II, the F510 resembles that
model in many respects, except that the mounting apertures for the two
analog axis's are circular, whereas the Rumblepad II's sockets are squared.
Buttons 9 and 10 also double as analog triggers (see below). The F510 also
has a new central button, which I assume functions as the Xbox 360 Guide
button. Below is a description of the device:
The Rumble F510 resembles the Playstation controller, in that it's a gamepad
with two grips that fill a person's palms as he/she is holding the
controller. The top of the device is divided into three sections:
On the left of the device is the digital directional cross. This cross is a
floating design, in that the directional arrows are set on a disc which is
floating atop the actual buttons corresponding to each compass point, rather
than being inset into the surface of the device.
The center of the device has five buttons, plus the two analog axis's which
themselves may be buttons. In Direct Input mode (see below), the top left
button in this section is button 9, and the top right button is button 10.
In X-input mode, the top left button is Button 7, while the top right button
is Button 8. The bottom left button turns the analog axis's on or off, while
the bottom right button turns the vibration feature on/off. In Direct Input
mode, the center button performs no function, and I'm not sure what it does
in X-Input mode.
Below this central group of buttons are the two analog axis's. In Direct
Input mode, the left axis functions as button 11 when depressed, while the
right functions as Button 12. In X-Input mode, the analog sticks become
Buttons 9 and 10, respectively.
On the right of the controller is a diamond-shaped arrangement of four
buttons. In direct Input mode, the buttons are as follows: West: Button 1,
South: Button 2, East: Button 3, North: Button 4. In X-Input mode, the
layout is as follows: South: Button 1, East: Button 2, West: Button 3,
North: Button 4.
On the shoulder of the device (where one places his/her index fingers),
there are two buttons on the top and two dual-purpose buttons/analog
triggers on the bottom. In Direct Input mode, the top left button is Button
5 and the top right button is Button 6. The two bottom triggers function as
digital buttons, becoming Button 7 for the bottom left trigger, and Button 8
for the bottom right. In X-Input mode, the top left button is Button 5, and
the top right button is Button 6. The triggers function as analog triggers
in X-Input mode, allowing them to function as accelerators and such in games
which support them.
On the bottom of the device is a switch that toggles the device between
X-input or Direct Input mode. Assuming one holds the controller in his/her
hands and moves the switch without turning the device over, X-Input mode is
on the right, while direct Input mode is on the left. Mine shipped defaulted
to X-Input mode, yours may not.
In case your version of windows doesn't have the X-Input drivers for one
reason or another, I've included links to them below:
Windows XP, vista, and 7 (32-bit):
Windows Vista and 7 (64-bit):
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