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XBOX 360 Controller Options are BROKEN! :( someone needs to mod this

XBOX 360 Controller Options are BROKEN! :( someone needs to mod this

i use a regular XBOX 360 controller with the microsoft official Wireless receiver for PC, Windows 7.
game is version 1.1.1 ; bought on STEAM, i have both MidwayModder map packs installed, and use the NO CD CRACK mode from this forum, for Gameranger.
in game Options Menu, i load the "XBOX 360 Controller" control scheme preset.
Most of it work, EXCEPT:
- FOR SHIPS: ZOOM IN/OUT in binoculars mode, as well as Cycle weapon and Fire buttons aren't assigned.
- FOR PLANES: bomb/torpedo mode and Fire buttons aren't assigned.

So no big deal, i can just assign them manually anyway, right?  well i tried, and yes, i "can"; but they don't work. Here is why:

-FOR SHIPS: normally, you whould use left trigger to cycle weapons, and right trigger to fire. but there is no "cycle weapon" option in options menu: only "next weapon" and "previous weapon". so as a result, the game automatically assign the other trigger to the opposite weapon!
exemple: if i use left trigger for "PREVIOUS WEAPON", the game will auto-assign the right trigger to "NEXT WEAPON", and vice-versa. so as a result YOU CAN'T use the right trigger for FIRE... i tried manually unassigning it, but if i unassign the right trigger, then the game also automatically unassign the left trigger....

also, on XBOX 360, you whould use the right stick to control the ship and left stick to control the camera, except when in zoom mode: where the right stick whould then be used to zoom in/out and whould no longer control the ship. in the PC game tough, it continues to control the ship at the same time! so when i zoom in/out; it accelerate/slows down the ship at the same time!!

-FOR PLANES: normally you whould press and hold the left trigger for BOMB/TORPEDO mode, and right trigger to FIRE (machinegun if alone, bomb/torpedo if you are holding the left trigger at the same time). i CAN assign the controls like this in options, but in game it doesn't work:
the machineguns work, and i can enter the BOMB/TORPEDO mode, but can't relase them! if i hold the bomb/torpedo mode button (left trigger), and press the fire machinegun button (right trigger), it just jumps me back to machinegun mode without realeasing the bomb/torpedo....

Why they whould be unable to get this controle scheme to work on PC while this is the default XBOX 360 control is completely incomprehensible to me...  be especially considering it was working fine from day one on the console back then, i remember very well...

heh; but i think (more like assume/hope) it couldn't be too hard to mod the options menu so that it stops the auto-assign thing for the NEXT/PREVIOUS WEAPONS options?
has someone done this already? or could someone try it please?
and has someone managed to mod the game so that zoom in/out while in binoculars no longer controls the ship speed, even if ship has speed up/down assigned to the same stick? ( it DID work that way on XBOX 360; so no reason it shouldn't be possible)

as for the plane BOMB/TORPEDO mode issue however, i'm not sure at all what's causing this... it worked fine when i assigned it to my mouse left/right click... why whould it not work for left/right trigger of a controller is beyond me... but if someone has looked into it or had similar issue, i'd like to know more please?  bh

Edit: found another problem with ships ( the Zoom on binoculars)

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