Belkin Nostromo n50 speed pad and fps games.. Problems!

By Arris
Jan 8, 2003
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  1. Just received one of these in the post today and thought I had messed up the driver/software installation at first as I had set up a profile for counter strike and was getting some strange responses from the speedpad. Pressing "walk" (defined as far left bottom row of keys, #06) in conjunction with forward and strafe left (default #03 and #07) resulted in my weapon quick changing (press of #02). Checked out what Belkin had on their site about this:

    So what they want is for me to have a set of walking buttons and a set of normal movement buttons???? I thought that such a simple flaw with their product would have been spotted. Even in their profile editor for assigning keys it highlights the keys you have pressed plus the erroneous one which is being activated...
    Saying that this controller is very comfortable and I would like to keep it. I'm just wondering if any n50 users out there have a fix for this silly flaw???

    Thanks in advance for any info/replies ;)
  2. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,534   +92

    I think I have worked out a temporary fix to my control system problem...

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    I've set the forward and back buttons on this to do walk and crouch so I will no longer have to press more than two buttons on the n50, I'll have to see how this goes but it should give me something to try out and just keep my fingers crossed for Belkin to come up with a proper fix for the n50!
  3. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,534   +92

    Solution part 2:
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    No multiple button pressing problems and a plethora of keys. Probably stick with this over the speedpad...
  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Map a shift key - #6 - and make the movement keys, under that shift key, be walk in that direction. Wouldn't that help?

    I have an n50 but haven't tried using a 'Walk' button - just shift keys.
  5. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,534   +92

    Are you suggesting something along the lines of "you can program one of your keys on the keypad to do a Macro Command so that instead of holding those buttons down you only have to push one."

    If not can you explain what you meant?

    I think I'll stick with the thrustmaster though. Not quite as comfortable initially as the n50, but a lot more buttons which is useful since the main online game I play is counterstrike.
  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Yeah, that's what I'm saying, just map a shift key and have the movement keys be a Macro. I.e. if the walk button is shift, button #3 would be shift+w, #8 would be shift+s, etc. You would need to hold down the shift key and hold down the movement key to walk in whatever direction.
  7. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,382   +15

    funky keyboard looking thingy
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