Sunday, September 27, 2009

XBOX 360 Controller emulator vibmod

For those of you who got problems with the XBOX 360 Controller emulator, give this new version a try.

XBOX 360 Controller emulator v3.0 for PC games using XINPUT.

This program will add more controller support for Games for Windows.

Look at included xbox360cemu.ini for config help

Extract xinput1_3.dll, xbox360cemu.ini file to the game exe directory.
Rename DLL if needed
Extract dinput8.dll file to the game exe directory if you want to hide your controller from the game.

Delete xbox360cemu.ini, xinput1_3.dll file.

** Updated :

Added Re-Init DirectX hotkey F9; it's like v3.0 but does not reload config file... required for Need For Speed SHIFT.
Added SwapMotor in config file.
Added ForcePercent in config file.
Added Option UseAutoReInit; Reinit if Rumble fails (DIERR_NOTEXCLUSIVEACQUIRED) use only for game like Need For Speed SHIFT.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Tropico 3

Tropico 3, does not support rumblepad2 or xbox360 , it's still marketed as a "Games for Windows", to bad, oh well, you can always use the "xpadder" to map the mouse movements to your pad to enjoy this game with a pad.

It's not bad, if you like tropical island dictator management games. I myself is onto my holiday this year to one. :)



I did have great expectations on FIFA 10, 1st being a great fan of Electronic Arts sports stuff, 2nd it is 2010, not 2000. With that in mind you would think NextGen is here, and this should not be a poor PS2 port. But EA manages to disapoint big time. The PC version totaly sucks. How come you got these poor standards, today people who game on PC do it with todays hardware, not on their old office machine from the year 2000. Get with the program guys.

It work poorly with a rumblepad 2, meaning the controls are basically crap, and non logic when using the menu system. Once again you should simply follow the xbox360 standards, don't try your own stuff EA Sports.

This is one of the worst games for being such a big title like FIFA 10. It should be up there in the elite league of games with Batman, Resident Evil, Need for Speed.

I'll be lucky if I can pas this one of to somebody as a second hand game for a descent buck, but I would feel bad for the poor fellow, it's not even worth the CD it's printed on.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Upcomming games in October

With an amazing month of fresh releases for the PC in september, we look another great month ahead of us. I hope all developers out there keep them comming, the PC is just getting better and better as a game platform, esp with windows 7 just around the corner.

Upcomming games in October to keep an eye or two on :

NBA 2K10
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition
CSI: Deadly Intent

It's gonna be an amazing month in the name of star wars. Hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on all these games and complete them with in a month with my logitech rumblepad 2. The best controller money could buy. I also got a logitech dual action aswell, they are basically the same controller, just with out the "rumble", and the rumble works with less than 1% of the games out there.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Another release that I will play whenever I get it going. After two minutes of messing around, I gave up on this quite crappy game, It works with the emulation files copied into the game directory, but the game itself is just pure garbage. It's a bit sad on good animation titles, getting this kind of reputation. I like some of these games, like "mosters vs aliens", "bolt" & even "up" was quite nice.

Need for Speed: Shift

Another great game this week. Between Batman, Resident Evil and now Need for speed, I'm in a difficuly choise of what game to complete first. These are all 3 rock solid games that gives you all the value for the money you may wish for.

And thank god that they do work with the logitech controllers.

1. If you haven't you should modify the registry to alter the name of your controller to say "XBOX 360 Controller for Windows".

Then download :

Extract and copy the following files into the game directory :


This worked great for me. This is a very good game, an easy 10 out of 10. I've been playing it alot. It's alot more fun than those need for speed street racing games. At least for me.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Resident Evil 5

Finally it's here for the PC, I do hope the controller support is working fine.

Let ya know when I get it tested out. As my controller broke down, before I got a chance to try this one out. Talk about bad luck. Now I gotta wait until I get it replaced. Only a few months old, I'm getting less and less confident in Logitech, same stuff happened to a few of my keyboards as well (newer ones, while the old stuff just keep ticking).

1. If you haven't you should modify the registry to alter the name of your controller to say "XBOX 360 Controller for Windows".

Then download :

Extract and copy the following files into the game directory :


This is a truly great game, will be playing this one to the end. Currently I'm stuck in batman.

Red Faction: Guerrilla

Another great title, that supports the rumble pad 2 just out of the box.

Great Work!.

And a pretty decent one aswell.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mini Ninjas

Another awaited title this week is mini ninjas, as I am a bit fan of the adventure platform type of games, and since it's being delivered by eidos, I got high hopes on this title, let's hope it wont disapoint, will get back with more info as soon I get a chance to test this one out.

I'm sure it will work fine with the xbox 360 emulation.

We'll it sure did disapoint, now way to get the xbox360 joypad emulation to work, and keymapping sux. looks like a good game, but can't play it, I'll return this asap. But before I got a chance to return it, I got this :

1. Find out the name of your gamepad in the control panel (Game Controllers), for me it was "Logitech RumblePad 2 USB".
2. Open Regedit, hit CTRL-F and type the name of your gamepad. It should find something like :

OEMName REG_SZ Logitech RumblePad 2 USB

3. Select Modify and enter "XBOX 360 Controller for Windows" (without the ").

4. Download and Install the files :

Program Files\Eidos\Mini Ninjas


5. The game should work now.

Released : 2009-09-10

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Darkest of Days

Despite that I previous decided to overlook this game, the pure lack of good games for the past months and that it was also released for the xbox 360 made me to give it a go.

I'm now off to give this game a try, and hope it will be worth the installation time...

No matter what I did to get the joypad working, it just would not work in game.

My first emotion to stay away from this game was right, it is horrible. My advice is to all to stay away from it. I've not seem anything worse than this for a long time. My rule usually is right that it's not released for the PS3, don't bother with getting the PC game. All good titles that are worth your time is released on all the 3 major platforms.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Section 8

Another great title being released this week, I hope it will work just as smooth as batman did with the xbox 360 emulation. I do hope this title wont disapoint when I get to check it out later today, I'll inform you on how if possible to use your rumblepad2.

But after a weekend of batman, I'm sure many games will look pale.

Put the following files under the installed directory as follows :

Program Files\SouthPeak Games\Section 8\Binaries


for this game, don't forget to include :


I'll give this game a few hours to see how well it perform story wise. I was expecting more, it's not a top game, and I'll recycle it asap. I'm more looking forward to resident evil 5. This game is not worth spending time on. It's actually quite short (Story part), and the multiplayer stuff does not attract me. It's not to bad, but it's not worth getting into again after completing the story once.

Released : September 06.