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  1. When you plug in The Z Mouse, the PC automatically recognizes it as an analog controller, meaning any game that has an analog joystick support can interpret The Z’s pitch, roll and yaw as an analog joystick movement. If your joystick mappings are not being recognized in a particular game, it's likely that the game has XBox controller (Xinput) support, and does not support a standard analog joystick (DirectInput). We will be adding Xinput support to the Z in the future, but for now you still have a couple of options for working around this. In most cases the easiest way would be to assign your Zs buttons to keyboard commands rather than joystick. Where that is not an option, (e.g if you need analog outputs) you can use a tool to map the Zs "DirectInput" outputs to "XInput" inputs, such as TocaEdit Xbox 360 Controller Emulator. For example to allow steering in an Xinput only game using the tilt function in the "Gaming Analog" profile you would need to do the following. Download the 64bit or 32bit version of TocaEdit to match the game you are planning to use it with. Ensure you have all the programs installed mentioned in TocaEdits system requirements. Put "x360ce_x32/64.exe" into the game directory with its executable, then run it. Create the "xinput1_3.dll" when prompted to do so. Cancel the search for settings, as non currently exist for the Z. Dismiss the error message about a misconfigured device. Hit the save button to the bottom right, then close and reopen TocaEdit. Set "Stick Axis X" to "Axis 1" as shown below then save again. You should notice that tilting your Z will move the green + on 360 controller image. Close TocaEdit before launching your game. You will never need to run it again unless you want to change its configuration. For flying you would just need to also add "Axis 2" or "IAxis2" to "Stick Axis Y", depending on if you would like the control to be inverted.
  2. If you wish to create a mapping that will launch a specific application upon pressing a button, this is not currently natively supported in the Driver. But there are a few ways you can achieve this using keyboard commands. For example the first 10 apps on your taskbar can be opened with the Windows key + the number key relative to it's position on the taskbar. So using the setup in the image below pushing the right trigger would open windows explorer. You could also add a shift modifier so it always opens a new explorer window rather than merely selecting one that is already open. This of course has some pretty major limitations, so a more flexible, but slightly more complicated method, would be to assign keyboard shortcuts to specific programs within Windows. Then mapping these shortcuts to buttons on your Z. To do this you first need to create a normal windows shortcut for the application you want to launch from your Z. You then go to the properties of that shortcut. You will see there is a "Shortcut key" field where you can create a key combination which will launch that shortcut. So in the below example pressing "Ctrl + Shift + E" will launch Excel. Once you have this setup of course you then just need to create this keyboard combination on your Z as shown below.
  3. The Z's config mode is created entirely with the customization options provided by the Swiftpoint Driver. This means it is completely user configurable, allowing you to change how it is activated, and which functions it gives you access to. Config modes settings are all contained in the Global Defaults profile. So that they are inherited by all other profiles unless intentionally overridden. Specifically they can be found in the "Tilt left / right" section under "Tilt Right 25°". Basically all config mode is, is a set of input combinations using "Tilt Right 25°" as the parent input, then assigning useful settings to the other mouse buttons beneath it. As a simple example of adding to config mode, you may find it useful to be able to move between sub and parent profiles without opening the driver. So to add these two functions to the left and right mouse buttons while in config mode, just follow the steps below. Select the Global Defaults profile. View the "Tilt left / right" settings. Click the "+ADD" button that appears when you hover your cursor over "Tilt Right 25°" Add left and right mouse button inputs using the dialog box that appears. Add Parent and Sub profile switch functions to left and right mouse buttons.
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