GIMX

GIMX is a free software that allows to use a computer as a hub for your gaming devices. It works on Windows® and GNU/Linux platforms. It is compatible with Playstation® and Xbox® gaming consoles. The connection between the computer and the gaming console is performed using a USB adapter – get one on the GIMX shop! – or a Bluetooth® dongle (PS3/PS4 only). The capabilities depend on the platform, the connection method, and the gaming platform.

GIMX 7.6

This release fixes a few issues with gamepads, as well as issues with the Dualshock 3 emulation firmware.

More info on the forum: link.

Wiki update: guide generator!

GIMX has a lot of use cases, which made the documentation become complex. Lots of sections were specific to specific use cases. It became hard to understand. Many people came to the forum requesting a tutorial focusing on their use case. Until now there wasn’t any such thing.

Together with GoDlike we worked on improving the wiki experience. The main page was refreshed and simplified. It now has a guide generator. The use case is selected using three drop-down menus: OS / control scheme / target platform (screenshot below).

Clicking on OK redirects to a page that matches the use case. All instructions on this page are applicable for the use case. The selected values are resumed at the top of the page, as shown in the screenshot below.

GoDlike also made really nice connection diagrams that will hopefully help people understand the use cases very quickly. Below is the generic diagram that resumes the GIMX capabilities.

GIMX 7.4

This release brings enhancements and fixes a few issues.

The most noticeable enhancement is for playing FPS games with a mouse. Previous translation pushed movements towards diagonals, resulting in jerkiness along the vertical and horizontal axes. This version improves translation for most games. No change should be required to use previous configurations. Only very few games like Halo ones have worse translation with this change (expect this to be improved in a further release).

The most noticeable bug fixes concern Logitech wheels. Two regressions happened in GIMX 7.1. First one made force feedback behave incorrectly for games using several effects (for example constant + spring). Second one made the G27 leds no more working.

More info on the forum: link.