Question about P.I. Engineering X-keys Destkop Keyboard
Since MacroWorks II claims to work with Windows x64, I figure there must be a way to program my X-keys on my OS. Only, I can't seem to find the drivers needed to successfully switch to the Programming Mode, nor does the tray icon let me start the MacroWorks II Program. What drivers do I need and where do I find/get them? This is what I did: I installed MacroWorks II and ran it; the tray icon wont let me click on the "X-keys MacroWorks II" on its context menu - only on "Exit". Switching to Programming Mode on the X-keys pad triggers the windows´ "New Hardware Found" wizard and I can't seem to find the drivers anywhere (was hoping that installing MacroWorks II would install them too, since that is all the help and guidance the official page offers).
Unfortunately programming in Memory Resident Mode on Vista will not be supported, however if you program your unit on an XP or 2000 machine first you will be able to “run” your unit on Vista.
Because we are unable to program in Memory Resident Mode in a Vista environment we are currently moving to new firmware called MWII which supports a mode called Boot Mode. Boot Mode is very similar to Memory Resident Mode in that when operating in Boot Mode all of your X-keys device's macros are stored in the X-keys device's internal memory. Our MacroWorks II software is required to write programming to an X-keys device operating in Boot Mode or to read programming from that device.
I apologize for the inconvenience this will cause. If you have any questions for me please email me at: Roccol@piengineering.com
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
Download the Macro Recorder application from PI engineering http://www.piengineering.com/download/Macro_Recorder.zip and run it, you will be able to install the driver and program the X-keys unit using the Macro Recorder application. Wayne
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
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is a problem with our older firmware on some (but not all) systems. We know what the issue
in our firmware is, and have changed it for all future devices, but we are not
able to update older devices. We are unsure why this feature interacts with some computers -- it may be a variety of factors, including operating
system and motherboard chipset. All we can really do is ensure that it doesn't
happen in the future, with our newest firmware.
As of right now, there are no known workarounds.
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