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Old Jun 29, 2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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FlatOut 2 (Mac App Store) - do gamepads still work?

My trusty Logitech Rumblepad 2 used to work great in FlatOut 2, but now it acts crazy and I can only turn right. It still works fine with other games. I've tried installing the game fresh in a new user account, and tilting the sticks to recalibrate--no help.

I'm wondering if the December update has something to do with it. Can anyone still use a gamepad to steer the latest version of FlatOut 2?

Any other reasons why a gamepad might go crazy in just one game? (I've disabled everything USB-related. I'm on Lion.)

TIA!
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 10:57 AM   #2
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My trusty Logitech Rumblepad 2 used to work great in FlatOut 2, but now it acts crazy and I can only turn right. It still works fine with other games. I've tried installing the game fresh in a new user account, and tilting the sticks to recalibrate--no help.

I'm wondering if the December update has something to do with it. Can anyone still use a gamepad to steer the latest version of FlatOut 2?

Any other reasons why a gamepad might go crazy in just one game? (I've disabled everything USB-related. I'm on Lion.)

TIA!
I have the retail version which is 1.0.3 which was updated like 1 and a half ago for Lion. It of course, works with the same gamepad you have. My guess is your right, they broke something in the latest update.

What I would suggest is buying a joystick mapper. There is one in the App store for 4.99 currently.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 12:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for the test. I love ControllerMate for remapping and customizing controllers and simulating keystrokes, but in this case what I need is the full analog control of the joysticks--which no longer seems possible.

But if it's just me seeing this problem (with the latest App Store version, 1.0.5) I might need to dig deeper. (I also reported the bug in case the company finds an issue.)
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FlatOut 2 used to be one of my favourite games. A recent upgrade messed up the Logitech Formula Force EX support, since I can't use this wheel anymore with FlatOut 2 when I try to configure it in the "Configure Control" page, most controls aren't recognised (i.e. the brake pedal), and when I try to use the wheel in a race, even the recognised controls behave awkwardly.

I reported the problem to Virtual Programming Support Desk, which replied promptly and looked supportive. The problem is, not many people reported these problems in fact, this is an excerpt of Support Desk's reply: "I expect we'll have to add information about this specific wheel to the game as a wholly separate set of code, as it can't be generalized. You provided enough information to make it, and I have it all noted a thing to do. Unfortunately, with the deadlines we're currently trying to meet, and with the fact that no one else opened a ticket about this issue previously, this isn't likely to happen soon. I'm sorry."

So my advice is: report problems to Virtual Programming Support Desk, maybe if they receive enough reports, they'll take some action:
https://vpltd.zendesk.com/anonymous_requests/new
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