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Introduction to Controller Types Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:39 am  •   #922
Ken
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Controller Types are files that can be downloaded and imported into ControllerMate to improve compatibility with specific devices.

By default, ControllerMate will look at the information that is stored in a device to determine which controls are available and how they should be handled. Sometimes this information is incomplete or misleading -- resulting in incompatibility.

For example, some device (particularly keyboards) define many more buttons than they actually contain. Since ControllerMate can't tell which controls actually exist and which don't, all are shown. In some cases, hundreds of unnecessary controls are shown.

Also, some controls are defined in a non-standard ("vendor-specific") manner. By default, ControllerMate will ignore these controls.

Downloadable Controller Type files can help both of these situations. They will hide controls that don't actually exist, and they contain definitions that allow ControllerMate to interpret non-standard controls. In addition, they also may contain custom names for controls that are more descriptive that the default names.

To learn more about which device can currently benefit from a downloadable Controller Type, please visit this page.
To learn more about how you can help improve compatibility with your particular device, please visit this page.
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ControllerMate -- Programming controllers for Mac OS X since 2005.
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:57 am  •   #11894
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Joined: 07 Jan 2018
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Location: Finland

I tried the Apple aluminium keyboard files but I saw no change in ControllerMate. Is this deliberately so because I have the X-Keys version? And purchasing the other version would grant access to these support files while leaving all the existing X-Keys compatibility and programming intact?
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