September 30th, 2011, 00:47 Posted By: bandit
XCM Swapper for PlayStation 3
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Overview : Many PS3™ shooting games do not give you the option to use L2 and R2 to aim and fire. But why be forced to use L1 and R1 to aim and fire if you're not comfortable with that controller setup? XCM Swapper gives you an option to swap those keys to suit your personal gaming preference. Not only can the triggers be swapped to however you want, but you can also swap any button (except PS Home button) to any position that you like. The XCM Swapper lets you do swap buttons that games won't allow you to do. Re-enjoy your games.
Quality/Usability : Connecting the XCM Swapper is pretty straight forward. Just connect your PS3 controller to the USB port of XCM Re-Mapper. Then plug the XCM Swapper USB plug to the PlayStation 3™ console.
How to Use :
First, connect your PS3 controller via USB cable to the USB port on the XCM Swapper. Now, connect the USB cable from the XCM Swapper to the USB port on the PlayStation 3.
(1). For an instance, if you want the “/\” (triangle) key to replace the “X” key:
a. Press the “P” program button once. The program indicator will light up. The XCM Swapper is now entering programming mode.
b. Now press the silver printed word “X" button on the XCM Swapper. The “X” button indicator will light up in red. The program indicator will begin to blink.
c. Press the yellow printed word “/\” button and the “/\” button indicator will light up in red. The program indicator will now stop blinking.
d. If you want to remap other keys, follow the above steps “b” and “c” until you are done remapping. If you are done with your remapping of buttons, finally press the program button “P” once. All the indicator lights will turn off and this will exit the programming mode. Now you have the new setting included from the above steps; pressing the “X” key = “/\” key.
Note: the PS Home key can not be programmed.
(2). Swapping the Left and Right analog sticks.
Press the program button “P” and the program indicator will light up. Push the Left or Right analog stick in any direction and the program indicator lights will turn off. The functions of these 2 analog sticks are now swapped. If this step is repeated again, the function of these 2 analog sticks will revert back to its default function. This swap procedure does not change the function of the RC and LC key. The UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT directions on the analog stick can not be swapped. This only swaps analog sticks. Left analog stick will now be where the Right analog stick is and the Right analog stick will be where the Left analog stick.
(3). Display the programmed buttons.
By pressing on the program button “P”, some of the programmed buttons will be light up in red. On the XCM Swapper, press the program button “P” again to exit out of programming mode.
If you set the “L2” key to the “R2” key, “O" key to the “X” key, when pressing on the program button “P”, the yellow printed words “L2”, “O” and the silver printed words “R2”, “X”, will all be light up.
Note: the setting will be saved for the next gameplay (ONLY for the same game)
(4). How to clear the settings.
a. If you want to clear a single setting, for instance: you had set “/\" key to replace the “X" key, press the program button “P” once. The silver printed word “X”, yellow printed word “/\” and program indicator will all be light up in red. Now press the silver printed word “X” program button once. The program indicator will begin to blink, Press the silver printed “X” program button again and the program indicator will stay red. The silver printed word “X” and yellow printed word “/\” indicator will be off. Finally press the program button “P” to exit the programming mode.
b. To clear all the swapped settings, simply press and hold the program button “P” until the program indicator starts to blink. Release the button and the program indicator lights will turn off after 3 seconds. All the swapped setting are now cleared and reverted back to default settings.
Here is a video on how to use XCM Swapper for PlayStation 3:
Conclusion : Overall, the XCM Swapper for PlayStation 3 does what it's suppose to do and allow you to swap buttons. The fact that its plug and play with no extra steps to get it working is awesome. Some games already allow you to swap buttons but not all games do or give you complete freedom to swap buttons. With the XCM Swapper, you have full control of how you want to map your buttons to your liking. There was no noticeable lag during gameplay.
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