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Ze_ro
03-04-2010, 09:16 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/96/212798893_c147952d00.jpg

So, I found one of these a long time ago at the thrift store, and I finally got around to trying it out today. I figured it would work well for Descent. Unfortunately, all that works are the buttons. Turns out I apparently need to load special drivers for it. The Descent FAQ refers to these as the "SWIFT" drivers, and a little research has told me that this is apparently the name of the protocol that Logitech used with the device. Unfortunately, I can't find these drivers anywhere... any ideas where I might find them? All the impressions I've read on the internet say that the Cyberman is actually pretty crappy, but I want to try it out for myself.

(Note that the Cyberman 2 is a different device using a different protocol.)

--Zero

weirdguy
03-04-2010, 11:05 PM
Looks like I hit the jackpot for you:
http://www.input-drivers.com/drivers/6/6914.htm

Ze_ro
03-08-2010, 01:57 PM
Awesome! Thanks a lot, works great... or rather, it works properly... trying to actually control your ship in Descent is a real chore. I guess this thing is going back into the bin with the rest of the weird controllers I've found over the years (alongside the Sidewinder Dual Strike (http://liquidsilver.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/dualstrike.jpg), Microsoft Strategic Commander (http://journal.mycom.co.jp/news/2000/09/29/03l.jpg), and The Claw (http://www.claw.com.au/images/v3/Top-ISO%20Claw%20View-big.jpg)).

--Zero

kedawa
03-09-2010, 02:18 AM
How is the Strategic Commander?
My buddy has one at his store, and I've always been curious about it.

blue lander
03-09-2010, 11:13 AM
I bought one of these back in the day to play Descent with. I think I gave up trying after a week or two, and it went into a junk drawer.

Ze_ro
03-09-2010, 10:57 PM
How is the Strategic Commander?
My buddy has one at his store, and I've always been curious about it.
I still haven't tried actually playing any games with it. Seems a little awkward with button placement, and trying to get fine movement from your off-hand, but I imagine you get used to it. I can't imagine spending full price on such a device, but I think I found it for $5 at the local thrift, so can't argue with that.

--Zero

Wraith Storm
02-27-2011, 04:56 AM
"Rise from your grave!"

I just picked up a Logitech Cyberman earlier today. It was only a buck so I figured I might as well snag it because my existing serial mouse is about to crap out on me so hopefully this thing will be a decent replacement.

The driver link still works as well. Thanks Weirdguy! I have been scouring the reaches of the internet for a driver and found nothing until good ol' Digital Press pointed me in the right direction.

Now I just hope the driver install is rather painless... we shall see...