XIM Apex supports a wide variety of hardware to game where you want and how you want.
PC gamers will prefer gaming at a desk using wired mice and keyboards. The mouse is used for aiming and “WASD” on keyboard for movement. All devices are placed near each other.
XIM Apex Mouse and Keyboard Controls
XIM Apex supports analog player movement through devices like the Logitech G13, Nintendo JoyCon, Azeron keypad and Sony Move Navigation controller. Combined with a mouse for aim, analog player movement will feel natural for those coming from a controller background.
XIM Apex Analog Controls
XIM Apex supports a variety of wireless devices so you can game comfortably from your couch while still taking full advantage of XIM Apex’s precision mouse aiming. Various wireless keyboards are supported, but they are typically large and cumbersome to use from a couch. To solve this problem, XIM Apex supports the Nintendo JoyCon and Sony Move Navigation Controller in wireless mode without any extra hardware required.
Your Purchase Includes
XIM USB hub with 9 inch integrated cable
XIM Apex Manager configuration app for Android / iOS (via App Store / Google Play) and PC (via XIM Technologies)
Smart Translator game support (via Xim Manager app)
XIM Apex Manager app requires iOS 8 or higher, Android 4.4 or higher, or Windows 8/8.1/10 x86/x64.
XIM Apex firmware updates require Windows 7/8/8.1/10 x86/x64 or macOS 10.11 or higher.
PS4 – XIM Apex requires a genuine Sony DualShock 4 controller and micro USB cable (not included).
Xbox One – XIM Apex requires a genuine Microsoft Xbox One controller and micro USB cable (not included).
PS3 – XIM Apex requires a genuine Sony DualShock 3 controller and mini USB cable (not included).
Xbox 360 – XIM Apex requires a genuine Microsoft Xbox 360 wired controller (not included). Wireless Xbox 360 controller with play-and-charge kit not supported.
Headset chat is supported on Pro / Slim DualShock 4 (requires USB communication protocol).
PS4 – Enable Wired Communication via Settings → Devices → Controllers → Communication Method: Use USB Cable.
XIM Apex does not support controller chatpads.
XIM Apex Manager Windows app requires micro USB cable connection (Bluetooth PC connection not supported).
XIM Apex supports USB hub and USB switch daisy-chaining.
Turn on the console using the console’s power switch.
AXIM Apex supports hundreds of games on PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 using plug-and-play Smart Translators. Each supported game comes with its own Smart Translator, which translates mouse movement into controller coordinates that the console can understand. Smart Translators are unique to each game, based on look mechanic attributes such as deadzone size, deadzone shape, maximum turn speed, acceleration, timed velocity and sticky aim. For an in-depth look at Smart Translators, watch this video.
AThere is no risk of being banned from your game, account or console for using a XIM Apex. XIM Apex is detected as the console controller connected to it, e.g. XIM Apex appears as a DualShock 4 controller on Playstation 4. It is not a bannable offense to use a XIM Apex on consoles that offer both built-in mouse & keyboard support and official third-party mouse & keyboard adapters.
AUsing XIM Apex for shooting games is the same thing as a steering wheel for driving games, or an arcade stick for fighting games. Sony added mouse & keyboard support to the original PlayStation in 1994. Microsoft added mouse & keyboard support to Xbox One in 2018. Only a few console games support built-in mouse & keyboard on PS4 and Xbox One. XIM Apex supports hundreds of games on PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360.
AIt depends on your gaming background and skill level. Using a mouse for console shooters is more accurate than a controller, however XIM Apex is not God mode and you still need to work for your K/D. Using a mouse & keyboard is an acquired skill that takes time to learn. Many console gamers use a gaming mouse and a PlayStation Navigation controller, Logitech G13 or Azeron gamepad for familiar analog movement. PC gamers will have an easy time with mouse & keyboard on XIM Apex, but need to adapt to console look mechanics such as turn speed limits and aim assist.
AHow close a console game feels to PC depends on each game's unique look mechanics. Console games have constraints such as maximum turn speed, timed velocity, acceleration, deadzones and aim assist that don't exist on PC.
XIM's Smart Translators map console look mechanics to mouse movement for the most accurate aim possible, but those constraints are baked into the game engine and cannot be entirely removed. Please refer to the Official Game Support List and XIM Apex Game Settings for more information.
AXIM Apex is designed to work with first-person and third-person shooter games. Smart Translators are only created for shooting games, but XIM Apex can be used for mouse & keyboard in other games. Use the Console Controller Crossover game config, bind controller actions to your preferred mouse & keyboard buttons and you're done!