fb_jlarja wrote:Xboxdrv wasn't previously installed by default (I don't know if it is even today)
xboxdrv is still not installed by default so you are correct, xpad is (through Ubuntu 14.04 at least, the current LTS)
fb_jlarja wrote:Xboxdrv wasn't previously installed by default (I don't know if it is even today) and we have some hacks in place which may break with it. You could try uninstalling it just for a tests sake, even though I understand that may not be a good solution for other games. In internal testing, we can't reproduce these bugs in T2 or T1EE, so it's pretty hard to try to fix anything. There doesn't seem to be any difference with or without Xboxdrv, so even that's just a guess.
Thanks for this advice because it worked! As soon as I uninstalled xboxdrv (I actually had "ubuntu-xboxdrv"
) and reverted back to the default xpad it worked! Everything is as it should be. xpad also seems to work with the other games too which is great, though I haven't completely
tested that statement. The only problem with using xpad are its lack of features (no joystick settings: calibration, button mapping, etc) and the controller lights flash the whole time (there are apparently ways to fix that by using a slightly modified xpad driver made by steam).
It seems to be ubuntu-xboxdrv related, so I hope this information helps you out if you are still going to look into it! This is the link where I found the easy, packaged installation instructions:http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/06/ubuntu-xbox-controller-support-xboxdrv-driver
From the website about ubuntu-xboxdrv:
"We’ve written about setting xboxdrv up in the past and suffice to say: it’s not the easiest tool to get up and running out of the box. From annoying issues with driver conflicts to outright confusing issues like offering no Unity Control Panel entry for adjusting settings.
Enter reader Rael GC and his repackage of the driver that solves many of these issues (and plenty more!). His modified xboxdrv package — which he’s dubbed ‘Ubuntu xboxdrv
‘ — is available for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 13.10 and 14.04 LTS through a dedicated PPA, making installing (and uninstalling) really simple."
It appears that this version of xboxdrv was put together to make for an easier install, and so maybe therein lies the problem? The thing to do now would be for me to test the original unmodified xboxdrv driver (which your QA team had no problems with) and for your QA team to try using ubuntu-xboxdrv (which I did
have problems with). That could narrow down the issue if I'm thinking about this right.