No matter if you come from a traditional desktop gaming background or if you prefer gaming wirelessly from your couch in your living room, XIM has you covered. XIM supports a wide variety of gaming hardware to enable you to game where you want and how you want. Below are some of the gaming styles XIM supports.
|Applies to XIM Edge and XIM3|
Traditional gamers from a PC background will prefer gaming at a desk using wired mice and keyboards. The player’s mouse is used for aiming (of course) and typically “WADS” on their keyboard for movement. Shown here is a Logitech G500 gaming mouse and Zippy compact keyboard.
Given the nature of gaming with a keyboard, on-screen player movement is restricted to 8 directions (forward, reverse, left, right, and diagonals). Many gamers prefer this type of digitial movement. Controllers, on the other hand, aren’t restricted to 8-way movement because their thumbsticks provide analog movement. Through XIM Edge, you can have the best of both worlds.
XIM Edge supports analog player movement through two supported devices. The Logitech G13 (shown here) is seen by Edge as a Joystick because of its integrated analog thumbstick. The G13 also has many buttons for use as well.
Another supported analog movement device is the Sony Move Navigation Controller (or “Nav”). This compact hand-held controller can be plugged directly into your Edge using a standard mini-USB cable. At that point Edge sees it as a Joystick and all buttons on it are available for use.
|Applies to XIM Edge|
XIM Edge supports a variety of wireless devices so you can game comfortably from your couch while still taking full advantage of Edge’s precision mouse aiming. Various wireless keyboards are supported, but, they are typically large and would be cumbersome to use from a couch. To solve this problem, XIM Edge supports the Sony Move Navigation Controller in wireless mode.
The Nav makes it easy to comfortably game from a couch. When used in this configuration, your XIM Edge and controller can sit near your console out of the way.
On the couch, you’ll have your wireless mouse, Nav, and a lap surface. Shown here is a Logitech G700 wireless gaming mouse and the wireless Nav. The surface you place on your lap for your mouse comes down to preference. Here a simple hard-backed mouse pad is used that is very low-profile, compact, light but stable.
If you are a lower sensitivity player, or, you just prefer having a larger surface to game on, many lap desks are available that come in different shapes and sizes to suit your needs.
Please Note: To use the Nav in wireless mode requires the purchase of a Bluetooth adapater. For more information on what adapters are supported and how to pair a Nav to Edge, please see the XIM Edge User Manual under the section Wireless Nav Setup.