Category: Input Device
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 8.68 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 4.6 / 27 Apr 2005
The Logitech WingMan Gamepad (ADI) is an input device which caters primarily to a specific software application niche. This hardware component is used to support the input functions required in majority of computer gaming programs. It features the G-Force Technology developed and popularized by Analog Devices Inc. This feature set makes use of sensors that detect the angle of inclination of the hardware component as well as senses the motion of the computer player. These data are then translated by the device driver to the host computer system as game input signals. The electric signals sent and interpreted by the device driver are generated from spring systems in the gaming device which are used to measure acceleration or gravity. This value is then used as the input source allowing the players action of tilting the hardware component to reflect as the movement controlled within the gaming environment.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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Since this particular hardware component makes use of proprietary technology it is almost impossible to be represented by a generic device driver. For one, the manufacturer provided device driver is designed to allow the computer user to perform diagnostic tests on the hardware component in order to correctly configure its settings. The utility is executed as a type of software application wherein the movements of the gaming pad are reflected as small amounts of inputs. This will provide the computer user with the actual limits of the device on both sides which can be used to accurately guide the gaming object. The Logitech WingMan Gamepad (ADI) also packages a customization program with its device driver. This particular bundled software application gives the computer user the flexibility of defining specific profiles and assigns them to particular gaming environments. This minimizes the need for the player to calibrate the device every time a new game is loaded. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Logitech WingMan Gamepad (ADI) errors before installing any driver updates.