|27 Oct 2012||#1|
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Rename duplicate Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB)
I'd like to rename a game controller, specifically a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB). The controller works fine, so why rename? I have 2 identical wheels (except one's black and one's red) and want to use them in a splitscreen multiplayer racing game (Dirt Showdown).
Dirt 3 supported the wheel directly, but I had to hack the lg_25.xml file to make the wheel work in Showdown by modifying the 3rd line:
<ActionMap actionMapName="lg_g25" deviceName="SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB)" priority="2">
Even though Windows sees both wheels in Devices and Printers, the game only shows one option. So I thought maybe I could hack a different file to get both wheels to show up. Sure enough, xinput_wheel's 3rd line:
<ActionMap actionMapName="xinputWheelDefault" deviceName="SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB)" priority="1">
made it show up as another wheel in Showdown! However, the controls are all <unassigned> and the game freezes whenever I choose either wheel for Player Two. It also freezes when I try to reassign the steering in the normal Controls menu.
I think if I could just rename them to "Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB) red [or black]" or something similar, then the game would see them as separate controllers and not get confused and freeze.
The only related thread I could find was this one, and nobody answered.
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