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Windows 7: Nostromo N50 Speedpad


15 May 2009   #1

 
 
Nostromo N50 Speedpad

Hello all,
Anyone here use one of these? I can't get it to work correctly on 7. I hear that Belkin is not supporting it. Anyone know of a work around? Thanks for any help.


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20 May 2009   #2

 
 

Some light at the end of the tunnel? Well here it is straight from Belkin USA....

We are very sorry to inform you that it is not officaly tested with vista and wins 7. Our research team is working on it and if there are any updates, that will be posted in our website.

Inconvience regreted.

If you require any further assistance, please feel free to contact us again and we will be glad to assist you.

Regards,

Rajeish.A
Belkin Technical Support.

Research team? What are they looking for a cure for cancer? Jeez it's just drivers. And I have seen all the posts regarding the N-52 but that fix doesn't help the N-50. I learned to game on the speedpad which makes me a total spaz on the keyboard. The Reg cleaner from belkin does'nt work on 7. Anyone have a walk through on cleaning Belkin out of the registry?
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26 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

i use the n52 speedpad, and i can get it to work correctly on first installing it but if i reboot it doesnt respond or load correctly.

tried running compatibility in xp and vista and no joy, kind of a bummer since its such a great addition to gaming.

might end up trying a saitek or something else, who knows.
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26 May 2009   #4

 
 

I'm going to hold out a bit longer to see if Belkin addresses the issue or a third party software becomes availible. I was looking at a Logitech G-13 if I can't get it to work.
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26 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

this maybe stupid, but try using a keyboard driver instead. it's really not that different to a usb number pad used for laptops. so my guess is, that if you install it as a keyboard input device it MIGHT work. do it at your own risk, I'm merely making a suggestion.

research first, there might be similar solutions. hope it helps
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27 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

True it may be a crutch to get through it, but the nostromo also has a D-pad and mouse wheel on it that I don't think a keyboard driver would recognize.

Actually Windows 7 uses a standard keyboard setting for it as it is, so the extra keys work, just not the D-pad (which is used quite a bit by me personally) for buttons. It works for movement, but that is not what i used it for.
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28 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I got a work around for the n52, and it may work for the n50. Turn off user access control settings and it allows the software to run like normal. I am using the vista drivers for it, and doing this allowed the program to run unhindered.

Control Panel -> User accounts -> select the account if you have multiple ones -> Change User Access Control Settings -> set slider to Never Notify.

Might not be the safest bet but it works for now and if you have a trustworthy antivirus/hacker/spam program it does the trick.
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25 Oct 2009   #8

 
 

Well now that 7 has come out I hope someone has used the n52 with success because I am thinking of buying one to replace my n50. You know if some smart guy knew how to write drivers for the n50 to work in 7 I bet he could charge $ for them and make a tidy sum.
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25 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I have been using mine just fine with the process i mentioned above for some time now, both in beta and release, using the latest version of drivers they have provided on the belkin website.
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25 Oct 2009   #10

 
 

Sweet. Now I'm shopping for it.
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