FIFA 2005 Pad Help
I've had some people having trouble with our pad range in the new FIFA 2005 game, despite the fact that the game does support our pad range. Here is something to try if you find that the pad is not working correctly or you can't reconfigure the controls in the game.
EA did include support for our pads (in fact the P2500 is in the game manual!) but the way that they support the pads is to hard code the "name" of the pad into the game.
In the P880's case they called it the Saitek P880 Pad USB
In the P2500's case they called it the Cyborg Force Rumble Pad
In the P3000's case they called it the Saitek P3000RFGame-Pad
As long as this name matches what is in Game Controllers in Control Panel then the pad will work fine. However, this name doesn't always match (and in fact the P3000 never was called what EA called it so I've no idea where they got that from).
So if you're finding that the pad doesn't work correctly then you need to edit the name of the pad in the Windows Registry.
Click Start>Run, type regedit and click OK. In the Registry Editor browse to the following folders in order:
And then find the following folder depending on which pad it is:
VID_06A&3_PID_0109 folder for P880
VID_06A&3_PID_FF0C for P2500
VID_06A&3_PID_3089 - the last four are for the P3000 - you will only have one of them but there are four different P3000's available in hardware terms
Click on the folder and then look on the right side of the Registry Editor; there should be an entry called OEMName that has an ‘ab’ icon next to it. Double click on that icon and a window will appear called Edit String. In that window you can see that it has the name of the pad – this needs to be changed to reflect what EA have called our pads so...
If it's the P880 then you need to call it the Saitek P880 Pad USB
If it's the P2500 then you need to call it the Cyborg Force Rumble Pad
If it's the P3000 then you need to call it the Saitek P3000RFGame-Pad
Close the Registry editor, run the game and you should now be able to reconfigure the controls in the game and the pad will work fine.
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