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How to make a dpad be treated like an analog stick?

#1capgamerPosted 2/18/2014 8:57:05 PM
I'm using an arcade stick with my PC and I'm trying to play a game that only recognizes analog sticks. As the arcade stick is technically considered a dpad by the computer I can't play the game with my stick. Is there a way to force the game to consider my arcade stick an analog stick? A third party program or something? I haven't had luck finding one.

Thanks for any help/suggestions
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#2arleasPosted 2/19/2014 3:57:00 AM
What game is it? If it allows keyboard controls you can use something like xpadder or joy2key or whatever and then use that to allow your arcade stick...
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#3capgamer(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 6:51:56 PM(edited)
Unfortunately the game was eluding my every attempt to use Joy2Key.

I can't tell you which game because it violates the terms of the TOS.

EDIT: It's the only thing I had trouble with, but thanks for the XPadder recommendation. I've been reading up on it and it looks like it would have solved the problem... probably. :)

If I keep running into this issue, I may buy a copy. Otherwise, I'll just guess it was one weirdly programmed game.
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#4akuma634Posted 2/19/2014 6:47:41 PM
What stick is it? I have the Street Fighter Madcatz ones and they have a switch for left stick, dpad, and right stick.
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#5Ch3wyPosted 2/19/2014 6:49:23 PM
capgamer posted...
Unfortunately the game was eluding my every attempt to use Joy2Key.

I can't tell you which game because it violates the terms of the TOS.


I'm calling the police.
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#6capgamer(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 6:53:21 PM
akuma634 posted...
What stick is it? I have the Street Fighter Madcatz ones and they have a switch for left stick, dpad, and right stick.


A Sega Saturn Virtua stick:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w6wQoZf_xQ

I picked up a Saturn/N64/PS2 adapter for my PC and was able to pick up a Virtua Stick for <$30 with shipping included online. :)
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#7KillerTrufflePosted 2/19/2014 6:53:40 PM
Are you sure your stick actually *is* analog? If not, it really is basically just an 8-direction stick. The thing with analog is it detects not just direction, but how far in any direction your pushing. The farther you move the stick, the stronger the signal. If your stick can't do that, and the game you're playing requires analog movement (adjusts speed according to stick movement), I can't imagine how it would work properly...
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#8capgamer(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 7:01:59 PM
Yeah it's not analog which is the problem I was having.

I basically wanted it to go from 0->100%, the game I was trying to play didn't need the sensitivity features of an analog stick, it just demanded that it be an analog stick for some weird reason.
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#9KillerTrufflePosted 2/19/2014 7:55:02 PM
Well, analog sticks also tend to have smooth 360 degree motion, where d-pads are locked at 8 specific directions, so that could be another issue...
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#10DiehardFFv2Posted 2/19/2014 8:20:38 PM
Ch3wy posted...
capgamer posted...
Unfortunately the game was eluding my every attempt to use Joy2Key.

I can't tell you which game because it violates the terms of the TOS.


I'm calling the police.


I'm calling the NSA.
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