Gaming Styles

No matter if you come from a traditional desktop gaming background or if you prefer gaming wirelessly from your couch in your living room, XIM has you covered. XIM supports a wide variety of gaming hardware to enable you to game where you want and how you want. Below are some of the gaming styles XIM supports.



Traditional gamers from a PC background will prefer gaming at a desk using wired mice and keyboards. The player’s mouse is used for aiming (of course) and typically “WADS” on their keyboard for movement. All devices are placed near each other.

Given the nature of gaming with a keyboard, on-screen player movement is restricted to 8 directions (forward, reverse, left, right, and diagonals). Many gamers prefer this type of digital movement. Controllers, on the other hand, aren’t restricted to 8-way movement because their thumbsticks provide analog movement. Through XIM4, you can have the best of both worlds.

XIM4 supports analog player movement. The Logitech G13 is seen by XIM4 as a Joystick because of its integrated analog thumbstick:


Another supported analog movement device is the Sony Move Navigation Controller (or “Nav”). This compact hand-held controller can be plugged directly into your XIM4 using a standard mini-USB cable. At that point XIM4 sees it as a Joystick and all buttons on it are available for use:


Couch to Entertainment Center


XIM4 supports a variety of wireless devices so you can game comfortably from your couch while still taking full advantage of XIM4’s precision mouse aiming. Various wireless keyboards are supported, but, they are typically large and would be cumbersome to use from a couch. To solve this problem, XIM4 supports the Sony Move Navigation Controller in wireless mode.

On the couch, you’ll have your wireless gaming mouse, the Nav, and a lap surface. The surface you place on your lap for your mouse comes down to preference (it could be a smaller hard-backed mouse pad or a full lap desk).