New Logitech Gamepads Bring the Console Gaming Experience to PC Gamers

Today we’re completely revamping our PC gamepad line to bring our customers better functionality and game compatibility with the Logitech Gamepad F310, Logitech Rumble Gamepad F510 and Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710.

The Logitech Gamepad F310

The Logitech Gamepad F310 features a familiar, comfortable control layout and our unique floating D-pad design that offers exceptional accuracy in all eight directions. It incorporates both XInput and DirectInput technology, so it will work with any game that supports a gamepad – from today’s biggest titles to all your old favorites – even emulators like MAME. And, if you do have games that don’t support gamepads, you can install the included Profiler software and configure the gamepad to emulate keyboard and mouse actions.

The Logitech Rumble Gamepad F510

The Rumble Gamepad F510 offers all the same features as the Gamepad F310, plus dual vibration motors, so when you’re playing games that support vibration feedback, you’ll feel every hit, crash and explosion. And it also adds comfortable rubber grips and a soft-touch bottom case, for long gameplay sessions.

The Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710

The Wireless Gamepad F710 has all the capabilities of the Rumble Gamepad F510, and adds the freedom of 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity. Just insert Logitech’s plug-and-forget Nano receiver into a USB port on your computer and leave it there. With our wireless engineering expertise you get to experience the wireless convenience you want with the rock-solid performance you need.

Click the links above to find out more about our lineup of Logitech gamepads or to get yours today.

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63 comments

  • Hi Chris, is there any way to install Logitech F310 on windows XP? I got a lot of my games here and i’m not planning to upgrade to 7 or vista. I just bought it and couldnt install it via the mini CD or even from software from the logitech support. Thanks!

    • Hi Ivan,

      The F310 should install just fine on Windows XP. For the gamepad to function in XInput mode, you will need to acquire the XInput gamepad driver from Microsoft’s site if you do not already have it installed. Installation of the Logitech software is only necessary if you wish to program the F310 to play back keyboard keystrokes in games that do not support DirectInput gamepads. For assistance in getting the Logitech Gaming Software to install, please contact Support using the link at the top of this page.

      -Chris

    • Hi Felix,

      FIFA11 does not support vibration feedback for DirectInput gamepads like the RumblePad 2. It only supports vibration feedback with XInput gamepads, like our new F510 and F710 gamepads. Unless EA were to put support for DirectInput vibration feedback into FIFA11, the RumblePad 2 won’t have vibration feedback in that game.

      -Chris

  • quote
    [ Hi bApTizE,

    You can adjust axis settings on a per-profile basis when the gamepad is in DirectInput mode using the Logitech Gaming Software. When in XInput mode, the gamepad uses the standard Windows XInput gamepad driver and such adjustments are not possible.

    -Chris
    ]

    To me it sounds like DirectInput is better option than XInput although the later was recently introduced! Xbox360 or console in general is #1 reason that our PC games are dumped down.

    Thank you Chris.

    • Hi bApTizE,

      Each input format has its strengths and weaknesses, but XInput is important because most new games do not support DirectInput devices and do support XInput devices. So from a configuration perspective, DirectInput may be superior, but if the gamepad won’t work because the game doesn’t support DirectInput it doesn’t really help. :)

      -Chris

  • Hey Chris,

    Yesterday I bought the Logitech F310 gamepad. The problem Im having with it is that why is the left analog stick acting like its the D-pad? It does on both inputs.

    Like Im playing LoZ Majoras mask for N64 emulator and when I walk, I feel like I cant freely move my character. only like the 8 directions (North, west, east, northwest, etc) on the left analog stick. I have to keep tapping on the joystick to left and right rapidly to walk normally. Any suggestions?

  • you quoted:
    The Rumble Gamepad F510 offers all the same features as the Gamepad F310, plus dual vibration motors, so when you’re playing games that support vibration feedback, you’ll feel every hit, crash and explosion
    and
    The Wireless Gamepad F710 has all the capabilities of the Rumble Gamepad F510

    why when i compared the features between F510 and F710
    the vibration feedback in F510 is unchecked while F710 is checked?

    heres the link:

    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/713/&view=34?A1=1&A2=2&A3=3&A4=4&compProducts=7361&A5=5&compProducts=7359&A6=6

    do the F510 has the same vibration feedback like the F710?

    btw you helped a lot, Thanks Chris! :)

    • Hi greatceles2003,

      The Rumble Gamepad F510 does have vibration feedback. The feature checkbox is incorrect.

      -Chris

  • hi everyone,

    Is there any reason why the F710, XInput mode, cannot be used on vista 64bit? Plugged in the nano receiver, and vista can’t find any drivers for it.

    • Hi bcasper,

      The XInput driver should be native to your Windows Vista install. There should not be any download or configuration required. I recommend contacting Support using the link at the top of the page for assistance in resolving your issue.

      -Chris

  • I’m trying to play the new medal of honor with the F310 on Windows 7. The right stick is super sensitive no matter what sensitivity settings I use. Any suggerstions?

    • Hi Dave,

      Sorry for the delayed reply – it can take me a while to get to these when I’m out of the country.

      Sensitivity settings in XInput mode are controlled by Windows and the game. There is no way to adjust it in Logitech’s software. If you are using the pad in DirectInput mode, you can edit the sensitivity of the minijoystick in the Logitech Gaming Software. The online help system in the software goes over how to do this in great detail.

      -Chris

  • hi everyone,

    I was wondering when there will be a new steering wheel comming out for the PC.
    The G27 is too expensive en the driving force GT is too playstation-like.
    hopefully someone of you guys know it. :D

    Matthias

    • Hi Matthias,

      The Driving Force GT is the official wheel of Gran Turismo 5. We have not announced any new wheels.

      -Chris

  • Yeah i’ve tried your Logitech joystick and gamepad with Second life witch is compatalbe with these game controlers but they will not programe to work. What is it that must be done to get this workable.

    • Hi Claudette,

      From what I can tell, Second Life does not have complete native support for gamepads, so you would need to create a profile using the Logitech Profiler software. There is a very detailed walkthrough to setting up gamepads with Second life on their wiki page. If you have followed these instructions and it is still not working, please contact Support using the link at the top of this page. They can help you to get the gamepad working if it is not already, and from there you can contact Linden Labs to get the gamepad working in Second Life.

      -Chris

  • Hey there, can you tell me if there what the difference is between these new three ones against rumblepad 2 and dual action?

    And is there any difference between F710 and F510 except that F710 are cordless?

    cheers :)

    • Hi Tobias,

      The three new gamepads support Microsoft’s XInput or “Common Controller” technology, which is a completely different way of communicating with the PC than our older pads. This makes them more compatible with newer games, which generally do not support the older “DirectInput” communication standard if they support gamepads at all. The F310, F510, and F710 are still compatible with DirectInput, however, so older games that support gamepads will still work correctly. Additionally, the minijoystick apertures have been changed from squares to circles, and the F710 has been given rubber grips (where the Cordless RumblePad 2 had none).

      The only real differences between the F510 and F710 are wirelessness (and the associated batteries and receiver that come with that feature) and color.

      -Chris

  • Hello there… I have the cordless rumblepad 2 gamepad and i am very pleased… The only problem is the vibration…It does not work for most of the games i played… Anyway… I want to play games with virbation ( GTA IV) and i was thinking should i buy the F710 or the XBOX 360 black wireless gamepad for pc… Both of them have triggers and same stuff … If vibration works with “Games For Windows Live” games i am going to buy the F710… Will it work…??? And something else… Can the cordless rumblepad transmiter be used for both of my gamepads or do i have to connect F710′s??? Thanks in advance…

    • Hi Jordanelis,

      GTA 4 correctly supports vibration feedback and XInput gamepads, so you should have no issues with the F710. In general, if the “Games for Windows Live” game supports gamepads and vibration feedback, it will work with any of the three F-series gamepads. Some games still do not support gamepads, however, so these games will not be able to work without using the Profiler software.

      The receiver for the F710 is completely different technology from the Cordless RumblePad 2, and the two are not compatible.

      -Chris

    • Hi F1-Fan,

      When we tested F1 2010 the F310 worked properly both for controlling cars and menus in XInput mode.

      -Chris

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