Nostromo n52 Gamepad driver

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by ElSama, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. ElSama

    ElSama Guest

    I'm having difficulty getting this gamepad to work. The XP driver will seem
    to install properly, however when the device is plugged in, the key-mapping
    software (Loadout Manager) doesn't see the device. Further poking around
    revealed that the XP .inf doesn't work with Vista.

    I realize it's not Microsoft's problem to provide a driver, however if they
    could put some pressure on Belkin to provide drivers (both 32 and 64 bit),
    I'm sure many in the gaming community would appreciate it. I know I would.

    In the interim, are there any known work-arounds to get this thing moving?
    It's holding up my testing of this RC. If World of Warcraft doesn't play my
    way, I don't use Vista.
    ElSama, Sep 9, 2006
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  2. ElSama

    ElSama Guest

    Anyone? Surely I'm not the only one using one of these things.
    ElSama, Sep 10, 2006
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  3. ElSama

    MrCoffee Guest

    i have a n50 game pad that is doing the same thing.
    the loadout manager and the editor are marked as not signed
    and the permissions are set to read only for users, so vista loads
    the loadout manager but doesn't let you change anything because
    users don't have permissions to change it.
    until it gets fixed or signed the only thing you can do is
    use it as a usb joystick and assign the keys in your game after enabling
    like you have to do with linux.
    it works but is real limited
    MrCoffee, Sep 12, 2006
  4. ElSama

    Roywall Guest

    I have also tried to use the Nostromo N52 without success in Vista
    RC1. However, what’s worse is that if I try to uninstall the driver I
    get a BSOD.
    Roywall, Sep 17, 2006
  5. ElSama

    MrCoffee Guest

    I put in a email to belkin and all they had to say was.
    "We don't have a driver package for Vista"
    hhmm gee thanks I hadn't noticed
    MrCoffee, Sep 19, 2006
  6. ElSama

    MrCoffee Guest

    looked into the loadout manager software last night,
    it looks like the software works fine in vista and the only thing
    stopping it from working is vista is blocking the device drivers
    from loading because they're not signed.
    if there was a way to force the device driver to load instead
    of the default ms generic hid one then the loadout manager
    would detect the hardware and work.
    MrCoffee, Sep 21, 2006
  7. ElSama

    MrCoffee Guest

    MrCoffee, Sep 30, 2006
  8. ElSama

    MrCoffee Guest

    this program works for programming a game pad to key presses
    and allows you to use your gamepad without joystick turned on in the game.
    i programed it and ran through a rpg session in ut2004 and it worked good.
    MrCoffee, Oct 1, 2006
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