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Logitech Gamepad F310

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Logitech Gamepad F310

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GAMELOF310

Description

 Gamepad F310

 

A familiar button layout brings console-style control to your PC games.
 

Meet any challenge

Meet any challenge

No matter what your game, you’ll have control for every race, battle or tournament.

Its all yours

It’s all yours

Button customization, multiple controller configurations, printable gaming profiles—it’s your game, your way.

Feels familiar

Feels familiar

All the controls are just where you expect them to be thanks to the standard button layout of this gamepad.

 

Gamepad F310

Sports, action, shooters, you name it. The familiar layout of this gamepad brings console-style control to your PC games.
 

 

Broad game support

Broad game support

From old standbys to today’s biggest titles, the Logitech Gamepad F310 is easy to set up and use with your favorite games.

Read more about why it’s good that we support DirectInput and XInput standards.

Profiler software

Profiler software

For games without native gamepad support, you can customize your experience with fully programmable controls that can emulate keyboard and mouse inputs.*

Familiar button layout

Familiar button layout

You control the action. A familiar shape and button layout gets you in the game faster without having to relearn new gamepad settings.

Floating D-pad

Floating D-pad

The D-pad rests on four switches—instead of a single pivot point—making it responsive to quick changes in direction.

Comfort grip

Comfort grip

You can play longer with less effort.

Go the distance

Go the distance

With six feet of cable, you can lean back and play a comfortable distance from your PC monitor.

* Requires software installation.

Logitech gamepads. Broad game support. Because you just want it to work.

You want to play all the latest games on your PC. But you still love the classics. Now, you can play just about any PC game with one Logitech gamepad. 

Our newest line-up of gamepads support the two most common input standards used by game developers—DirectInput and XInput. 

And they even work with games that don’t support gamepads at all—thanks to Logitech Profiler Software (included with the purchase of all new Logitech gamepads.) 

Check out the Logitech® Gamepad F310 
Check out the Logitech® Gamepad F510 
Check out the Logitech® Gamepad F710

Playing nice with old and new standards.

You may be considering a Logitech gamepad to give you console-style control of your PC games. But because the way that gamepads communicate with the PC has changed (see below), not all games and controllers work together.

Until now, most gamepads have only worked well (if at all) with old games or new games—but not both. Why? It all comes down to input standards—in other words, the way peripherals talk to your computer.

In a nutshell, older gamepad-enabled games use DirectInput to communicate with controllers, while newer games tend to use XInput instead.

So if you’re trying to play a popular DirectInput game with an XInput controller, then you may not get the benefits you’re expecting. Hits? Crashes? Explosions? Vibration effects? Nope. You won’t enjoy them. Your analog trigger buttons? They won’t act independently. And if you’re trying to use a DirectInput controller with an XInput game, your controller won’t function at all. 

On the other hand, if you want to play an old classic, DirectInput controllers offer advantages that XInput controllers don’t.
 

  • DirectInput supports eight directional axes; XInput supports four
  • DirectInput supports up to 128 programmable buttons; XInput offers 10 

With a flip of a switch, the new Logitech gamepads will work with whatever game you’re playing—whether it’s an old standby or one of today’s biggest titles.

Plus, Logitech Profiler software gives you gamepad support on games that aren’t even developed to support controllers. With Profiler software, you can customize your experience with fully programmable controls that can emulate keyboard and mouse inputs.

 

How did we get here? XInput vs. DirectInput

To better understand why input types are even an issue, you have to understand the recent history of API (application programming interface) standards.

When you plug your gamepad (or mouse or keyboard) into your gaming platform, the two talk to each other through an API.

To meet the demand to play games on the PC, in 1995 Microsoft developed DirectInput, which offered greater gaming functionality over the original Windows® API (Win32). DirectInput was originally designed to support only joysticks. 

Over the years, Microsoft put out numerous updates to the DirectInput standard, adding support for mice, keyboards, as well as support for added functionality, such as force feedback.

When Microsoft introduced the Xbox in 2002 (the name is a derivation of DirectX, a collection of APIs of which DirectInput is just one), the company created a new API standard for peripherals: XInput. 

Today, most developers create blockbuster game titles—think Call of Duty®—for console gaming and use the XInput standard. And though the games usually are ported over to the PC, developers have made XInput the standard.

A gamepad for all your games

You shouldn’t have to have two controllers. Or compromise your game experience. That’s why our newest gamepads are designed to work with both XInput and DirectInput. 

So, want to switch from an XInput to a DirectInput game? It’s easy. You simply flip a switch on your gamepad to change between the two inputs and play the games you want to play. And you can play them all with the added macro functionality that a DirectInput controller gives you.

Got games that don’t support gamepads at all? Our Profiler software lets you configure the gamepad to mimic keyboard and mouse controls so you can play them, too.

When you’ve got to have access to the most games possible, you need a Logitech gamepad.

Check out the Logitech® Gamepad F310
Check out the Logitech® Gamepad F510
Check out the Logitech® Gamepad F710
 

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System Requirements

    • Windows® XP, Windows Vista® or Windows® 7
    • USB port
    • CD-ROM drive

     

Warranty Information

  • 1-year limited hardware warranty

Package Contents

  • Gamepad
  • Software CD
  • User documentation

* Requires software installation.

Part Number

  • PN 940-000112

Technical Specifications

XInput mode:
  • A, B, X, Y buttons
  • LB, RB buttons
  • Left and right analog triggers
  • Start and Back buttons
  • Two clickable analog mini-joysticks
  • 8-way D-pad
  • Home button
  • Sports mode

 

DirectInput mode:
  • 10 programmable buttons*
  • Programmable left and right triggers*
  • Two programmable analog mini-joysticks*
  • 8-way programmable D-pad*
  • Sports mode

 

 
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