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Windows 7: Would I have any problems running Oblivion?

05 Jul 2010   #11
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Never mind... took me almost 12 hours but I figured it out. Apparently there's a stupid "mode" button that toggles the right analog to behave as a D-pad (and is set that way on default) and to make it behave as an analog. That's why I couldn't set it to mouse function, because it was stuck as a secular D-pad on the 1, 2, 3 and 4 buttons.

Really bad design on most USB controller manufacturer's parts. Should get it working by tonight...

EDIT: The only question is if the game will allow the emulator to override it's .ini control values... We'll see soon enough.


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06 Jul 2010   #12
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Controller now works flawlessly... HOWEVER, the game is still mapping it's defaults to the controller settings rather than letting JoyToKey make the game use my custom settings, but the game's unassigned buttons work with what I set them too.

Anybody know what I need to do now, to stop it from doing that but still reserve the ESC keyboard button function etc?

Thanks... really need some help on this one.
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07 Jul 2010   #13
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I solved the controls issue, but the game on Medium settings makes the notebook's internal temperature almost 200F+ (90C+), after about two to three hours. At one point, the game froze and crashed out (that was at about 240F - 115C). I've turned the settings down to Low, but it still creeps up a bit more than I'd like.

So... is it safe for me to put an icepack underneath the Notebook, but not directly touching it (does it still produce internal condensation if it is NOT physically touching the case)? I'm considering a laptop cooler as well but can't get one for a while so that's my idea of a temporary fix along with taking 20 to 30 minute idle breaks.

What else could be done? Are there any resource hogging background tasks in 7 that I could disable to help with the system load and maybe bring the temperatures down further?

Thanks.
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07 Jul 2010   #14
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Heh, compared to Oblivion, there isn;t much you can stop that'll cool the laptop down. A laptop cooler or even a desk fan blowing somewhere towards your intake ports (but definitely not towards the out ports) may help some.

But most laptops are not designed for long period gaming
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07 Jul 2010   #15
MarcusCardiff

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Glad you hear you have Oblivion working. A must have game IMO.

As for you controller issues I use xPadder and you can definitely emulate a mouse with the analogue sticks using that. It's very simple you just enable the stick and assign a mouse movement to each of the 4 major directions.
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07 Jul 2010   #16
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Heh, compared to Oblivion, there isn;t much you can stop that'll cool the laptop down. A laptop cooler or even a desk fan blowing somewhere towards your intake ports (but definitely not towards the out ports) may help some.

But most laptops are not designed for long period gaming
What if I went ahead and removed the access panels on the bottom casing? Or would that negatively impact the air flow inside and out the back in some way? Seems to me that would help a great deal... there's about 3 of these, all in the places this gets the hottest at.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarcusCardiff View Post
Glad you hear you have Oblivion working. A must have game IMO.

As for you controller issues I use xPadder and you can definitely emulate a mouse with the analogue sticks using that. It's very simple you just enable the stick and assign a mouse movement to each of the 4 major directions.
JoyToKey did the trick, but it took xpadder for me to figure out that the "Mode" button controlled the toggling of the right stick to either a secondary D-Pad or secondary Analog (because of the visual test function).

JoyToKey is just a little bit easier to configure for the Analog movements IMO so I stuck with that one.
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07 Jul 2010   #17
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well if you are willing to do something like that, you could make a box base with a high flow fan that either blow in or sucked out whichever way the current airflow goes. Leave the bottom on. I's' make your own laptop cooler, but make it turbo

Those normal laptop coolers may or may not work depending on the airflow patter on your laptop and even when they do work it's only sort of barely. If you made an open top box that you lined the top with felt say and placed your laptop on top of it...

I've actually made something similar for my desktop. I plenemed off the back of the case down to a bathroom ceiling fan/enclosure on it's side. Then I take the 4 in blow off pipe up through a book case on my desk and up into the ceiling. It sucks out 100% of all hot air from the case, the PSU, the water cooler radiator and the GPU and out of the room.

It was easy using parts for a permanent installaton, but you'd have to think about how to make a portable box set up work well.
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08 Jul 2010   #18
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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08 Jul 2010   #19
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lanthus20 View Post
If you read the first post, you'd have seen he's already been on that.
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