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Old 03-22-04, 02:00 PM   #1
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Default MVP Baseball 2004

Well, I was looking at the reviews for this year's game and couldn't find a single negative review. So, I head out, pick it up, and what do I find? My Gravis Gamepad Pro USB is not supported by the game whatsoever. I come to find that on the system requirements are listed the pads that work. I didn't bother to check this because EA Sports games have always not only supported this pad, but had default configurations for it as well as Microsoft's Sidewinder pad. This angers me quite a bit. I just wanted to give a heads up to everyone that planned on getting the game. Check to see if your pad is supported first!

Here is a list of the fully supported pads.

Logitech Dual Action Gamepad
Wingman Cordless Rumblepad
Wingman Rumblepad
Gravis Eliminator Aftershock
Saikek P880 controller

This really angers me.
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EA has pissed off lots of folks with this game pad issue. There are some work-arounds posted at EA Sports Forums .
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Old 03-22-04, 04:49 PM   #3
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I just can't believe they pulled something like this. I have the Firestorm 3 (thrustmaster) gamepad that basically works in Madden 2004 and NBA Live 2004 perfectly and can use the dual analog gamepad config that they push (what is it, a Logitech?). So, it's really irritating that they've done something to keep that from working. They should have at least provided a generic profile so you get some functionality.
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EA has pissed off lots of folks with this game pad issue. There are some work-arounds posted at EA Sports Forums .
Thank you! I'll try out some of these workarounds a bit later tonight.
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It's a little ridiculous. A simple registry change or just modiying the controller config file will allow other controllers to work. The tricks are essentially just fooling MVP into thinking you have a supported controller and what do you know, it works. Kind of makes you wonder about the reasoning behind not supporting more controllers especially when a 5 minute hack can make it work (for me, since it took the guys that disovered it longer to find that out). I wonder how the companies of the non-supported controllers feel about all this?

Edit: Yes, thanks for the link. I had started looking into how I could return the game but now I won't have to.
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Oh, EA, EA. Must you continue finding ways to **** the customer?
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Old 04-18-04, 12:19 PM   #7
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I was able to get my sidewinder precision 2 joystick working by adding this to the config file found in the \mydocuments\mvp baseball 2004\ directory....

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profile= Microsoft_SideWinder_Precision_2
device= Microsoft_SideWinder_Precision_2
player= 1
number_of_buttons= 8
number_of_povs= 1
number_of_axis= 4
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_START= key sc_esc
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_SELECT= key sc_divide
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_CROSS= key sc_1
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_CRICLE= key sc_2
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_SQUARE= key sc_3
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_TRIANGLE= key sc_4
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L1= key sc_f
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R1= key sc_5
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L2= key sc_q
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R2= key sc_x
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L3= key sc_tab
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R3= key sc_b
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_DPAD_UP= axis+ 2
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_DPAD_DOWN= axis- 2
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_DPAD_LEFT= axis+ 1
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_DPAD_RIGHT= axis- 1
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L_STICK_RIGHT= axis- 1
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L_STICK_LEFT= axis+ 1
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L_STICK_UP= axis+ 2
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L_STICK_DOWN= axis- 2
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R_STICK_RIGHT= not_assigned -1
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R_STICK_LEFT= not_assigned -1
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R_STICK_UP= not_assigned -1
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R_STICK_DOWN= not_assigned -1
VPAD_PITCH_1= button 2
VPAD_PITCH_2= button 3
VPAD_PITCH_3= button 1
VPAD_PITCH_4= button 4
VPAD_PITCH_5= key sc_z
VPAD_FIELD_PICK_OFF_THROW_FIRST= button 5
VPAD_FIELD_PICK_OFF_THROW_SECOND= button 6
VPAD_FIELD_PICK_OFF_THROW_THIRD= button 7
VPAD_PITCH_OUT= button 8
VPAD_DEFENSIVE_ALIGNMENT_OPEN= not_assigned -1
VPAD_THROW_BALL= not_assigned -1
VPAD_INTENTIONAL_WALK= pov90 1
VPAD_INTENTIONAL_HITBATTER= pov180 1
VPAD_PITCH_HISTORY_OPEN= not_assigned -1
VPAD_SWING_NORMAL= button 1
VPAD_SWING_BUNT= button 2
VPAD_CHARGE_MOUND= pov0 1
VPAD_FIELD_THROW_FIRST= button 5
VPAD_FIELD_THROW_SECOND= button 6
VPAD_FIELD_THROW_THIRD= button 7
VPAD_FIELD_THROW_HOME= button 8
VPAD_FIELD_SWITCH= button 3
VPAD_FIELD_CUTOFF_THROW= button 4
VPAD_FIELD_FAKE_RUNDOWN_THROW= not_assigned -1
VPAD_RUNNER_FIRST_SELECT= button 5
VPAD_RUNNER_SECOND_SELECT= button 6
VPAD_RUNNER_THIRD_SELECT= button 7
VPAD_RUNNER_RUNFIRST= not_assigned -1
VPAD_RUNNER_RUNSECOND= not_assigned -1
VPAD_RUNNER_RUNTHIRD= not_assigned -1
VPAD_RUNNER_RUNHOME2SCORE= button 8
VPAD_BASERUNNER_ADVANCEALL= button 3
VPAD_BASERUNNER_RETREATALL= button 4
VPAD_RUNNER_STOP_SELECTED= not_assigned -1
VPAD_RUNNER_STOP_ALL= pov180 1

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You can select and choose your own buttons of course.

Man it really stinks that I have to hack the game to get a STANDARD JOYSTICK to work wirh a friggen PC game.

EA, you suck period. Not having support for standard controllers in a PC game is beyond careless. I think they did this on purpose to get people to buy special controllers. Its must be a marketing deal to sell new controllers or something because this is plain rediculous.


BTW to use a Logitech Freedoom 2.4 cordless joystick use this heading and adjust your buttons accordingly.
----------------------------------------------------------
profile= Logitech_Freedom_2.4_USB
device= Logitech_Freedom_2.4_USB
player= 1
number_of_buttons= 10
number_of_povs= 1
number_of_axis= 4
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