How to Set Up a Wooting Keyboard for the XIM Apex

What the XIM Apex is and how it works

The XIM Apex is a hardware device that lets you use a DirectInput supported joystick or controller, a mouse, a keyboard or some other common controllers for inputs for a supported list of popular consoles or the PC. The XIM Apex emulates the controller which is plugged-in via a cable in its USB port three. So if an original Xbox One controller is connected via wire to its port three and if the XIM Apex is connected to an Xbox One console, the XIM Apex appeared as an original Xbox One controller to it.

If an original Sony DualShock 4 controller is connected via wire to its port three and if the XIM Apex is connected to a PC, it appeared as a generic PlayStation controller to the system. If a controller is used which is not officially supported as an input device for the supported console, or if the data communication of the controller isn't transferred through the cable, like with an Xbox Play and Charge Kit, there the cable is only used for charging, then the XIM Apex doesn't appear as a controller at all and so it doesn't work as an input device.

The XIM Apex can be used to control the right joystick of the emulated controller, which is typically used to change the view in a game, with a mouse. Because of this, the XIM Apex can be used to use the mouse together with the analog part of the Wooting for games, which don't allow controller inputs side by side with mouse & keyboard inputs, like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

How to connect a Wooting keyboard to the XIM Apex

The step by step is still a work in progress, but the rough steps are:

  1. Change your Gamepad Mode to DirectInput
  2. Only bind the analog joysticks
  3. Keep digital keys enabled on your analog profile
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