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Hi!

I bought and Thrustmaster Firestorm Dual Power and a Logitech Wingman Rumblepad, trying to find out which one is the best for me.

I get a short rumble when I turn the Rumblefeature in the FinalFantasy-Options-Menu on, but nowwhere else.
Isn't it supposed to rumble at every hit I get in battle, or something that way?
I have the lastet driver installed (So far, I only tested the Firestorm, for its buttons are pretty near to the PSX-controller), but it wont do it.

Also, when I start the patched FF9 ISO, I have to press F5 to switch temporay back to digital mode, for it won't start after the patcher-massage. After that I press Start and then F5 again, and everything is fine.
 

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I believe its suppose to rumble when you get in a fight and one of your characters gets hit.. and when you summon earth shaking monsters and magic.. It still don't work for me either though.. I got a thrustmaster dual power as well and its rumble sucks.. The rumble was working for a bit on some games in epsxe ie. Gt2, MvC, and a few others.. Now it don't any more.. Plus thrustmaster has horrible customer support at the moment.. They gotta get their act together.. hmm.. I have tried everything too.. Even when the rumbe did work, it didn't work for my FF games like FF8.. There must still be a few bugs left in the rumble feature.. Has anyone actually gotten a pc gamepad to rumble in the FF games? Please indulge us with some info please..
 

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Rarely...

I played FF9 with a Logitech Wingman Rumblepad and I've found out that it doesn't rumble frequently. The game only rumbles during dramatic sequence (such as the lifa tree attack by the ugly queen). It rarely rumbles during a battle, I experienced it only one time when Ramuh came down hard on the enemies.

Sadly, I'm not sure if it is like that on a real PSX because I've only played FF9 with a digital pad on the real thing!!

I'm pretty confident that Epsxe has its rumble feature implemented correctly...

Don't expect lots of rumbling in FF games... :)

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Actually, I have played FF8 on a real psx with a rumble psx pad and it rumbled a lot during the fight scenes.. It rumbles when I hit the enemy, when I was hit by the enemy, when I did powerful magic and summons.. Even when Squal did his gunblade attacks it rumbled.. But on epsxe it didn't rumble.. Remember that Gt2 and MvC did rumble with my thrustmaster but not anymore.. Damn it!!!
 

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Does Ehrgeiz rumble anywhere?

I don't know if I even own a PC-game with force-feedback support, I only wanted it for Final Fantasy... :(

Does "Ehrgeiz" rumbles somewhere? And, how on earth can I get there in the options-menu to turn the dualshock-controller on in the game?
Well, the programmer did a very good job on ePSXe, but I'm not that shure if the forcefeedback-support is fully complete. Seems that it's not that easy!
 

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I have a real PSOne & Dual-shock, and unfortunately FF9 only rumbles trough summons and the occasional dramatic stuff in movies. Also, when you use the airbuses in Lindblum, and a few other places. Not when you get hit, tho . . . disappointing . . . :(
 

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Well, since I'm not able to summon at this point, I'll try to catch an airbus - I'm for the first time in Lindblum, can I get a ride on these airbuses at this point? Okay okay, I just try it:confused:
 

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I took my first ride on an airbus!:wtf: It works, it works, it works! Happy happy joy joy! Thanks, EfrainMan, and shame on me, that I thought that ePSXe isn't perfect:eyemove: So I'll keep my Thrustmaster Firestorm, and send back this unworthy PSXtoPC-adapter, that didn't wanted to rumble at all.
I don't even like that original dualshock pad that much, it's just to small for my hands!
 

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Spektakulum what settings did you use for your thurstmaster? I have the same gamepad and none of my games rumble. I have it enabled in the games and in the plugin config, but it doesn't rumble.
 

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At the moment I'm at work, so I can't have a close look on my configuration - I'll add that later.
When you turn the Dualshock-option in the Final Fantasy IX Options menu on, you must get a short rumble as response.
Do you get this one?
It appears each time you switch in that menu to on.
 

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I don't have final fantasy 9, but whenever I try to switch between haveing rumbling on and off in any game, it doesn't do anything. I have my settings on digital/analog Type: Direct X, Big motor sine, Small motor constant.
 

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Coolness! :D
 

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@Twisted

Here we go, some more infos about my configuration:

Win98/DirectX8.0a (if you have DirectX8 installed, the "a" is very important, 'cause the first version was very buggy with force-feedback), and, the latest drivers from http://www.thrustmaster.com
The driver on the CD is very buggy, too - I got the best crashes ever seen on my PC, one time even the monitor got so dark that you could hardly read anything, until I plugged out the power of my PC!

Analog/Digital is enabled, the rumble-menu at DirectX and both motors are constant. (at least in my actual configuration)
When I start FinalFantasy IX, I have to press F5 when the patchmessage appears, when the game is complety there, I press F5 again to return to analog/digital mode.

I guess the Thrustmaster taskbar utility must run, when you want to have rumble effects, at least I do so.

Hope that helps!
 
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