Saitek P3200 Rumble Gamepad Reviewnismozcar - November 28, 2007
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To install the P3200, simply plug the gamepad into any available USB 2.0 port. The device will be recognized by Windows and basic drivers will be installed. In order to get the full functionality of the controller, it is necessary to install the drivers from the disc included in the box.
When the disc is inserted, a window will popup and welcome you to the SST Setup Wizard. Click next and you will be taken to the Saitek disclaimer. Upon agreeing to the disclaimer, you will be allowed to move to the next screen.
The driver setup will ask you to connect the controller to begin installation. If you haven’t already connected the P3200, do so and click next to continue. After the drivers have been installed, you will be taken to the Properties window to test the gamepad.
The first tab in the Properties window allows you to test all of the buttons and analog sticks. The Test Rumble Effects box is checked by default and any key that is pressed on the pad will also test the rumble forces. In the second tab, you can adjust the gain of the rumble forces; this allows you to reduce or increase the strength of the rumble forces.
The Deadzones tab allows you to configure the range of your analog sticks' deadzone. The deadzone cuts the sensitivity of the stick from the center outwards, helping to reduce wild pitching and jerky movements. The Analog buttons tab has a couple of features. In this tab you can adjust the range of the trigger buttons and also enable the X-mode mapping. X-mode mapping is built into all games under the “Games for Windows” platform, and when enabled, the P3200 will be recognized as similar to a Microsoft Xbox360 controller.
The last tab details information on the driver used and gives a link to download SST Programming Software, but this isn’t necessary since the software is included on the disc.