How do I switch my pad to the correct mode?

Some gamepads support both DirectInput and XInput modes. These gamepads can be identified by a switch on them that has two options, “D” (DirectInput) and “X” (XInput).

To play DiRT 4 a gamepad must be supported and set to XInput mode.

Currently supported devices that have this switch are:

If your gamepad has the switch and is not on this list, you will not be able to use it to play DiRT 4 without a pad support file. To obtain one, email padsupport@feralinteractive.com and our support team will reply to you with a request for information about your device. Once we have this information, we can usually create a gamepad support file and email it to you.

To switch the gamepad to XInput mode, follow these instructions:

  1. If the DiRT 4 application is running, close it.

  2. Unplug the gamepad (or wireless receiver, if the gamepad is wireless).

  3. Turn the switch on the pad to “X”.

  4. Plug the pad or wireless receiver back in.

  5. Restart the DiRT 4 application.

You will now be able to play DiRT 4 with the gamepad.