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Belkin Nostromo SpeedPad n50 on Windows 7 vs. Windows 8

I've just upgraded to Windows 8.1 and it freaked me out when Total Game Control told me that it can't find my Belkin Nostromo SpeedPad n50. I won't play any games without it. But luckily, it was just because Windows 8.1 has gotten smarter about the n50.

You see, Windows 7 recognized the Belkin Nostromo SpeedPad n50 alright. But it couldn't figure out what game controller it is. Therefore, it simply identified the n50 as "?". So that's what it showed in Total Game Control.

But Windows 8 actually recognizes the Belkin Nostromo SpeedPad n50 as "3 axis 10 button gamepad". Ok, it still doesn't know it is the n50, but it's a start. With Total Game Control, I just have to tell each n50 profile to use "3 axis 10 button gamepad" instead of "?".

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:01:13 +0300

I have same problem any solution found,. speedpad n50 Windows 8 64bit

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:42:46 +0400

You just have to select "3 axis 10 button gamepad" in Total Game Control.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:53:56 +0400

To get the N50 working in Windows 7 see:

Essentially use the N52 drivers then edit the registry to rename it as the Nostromo n50 Speedpad
You can then use the loadout manager and editor to set profiles etc.
I have used this on windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit no problem!

Sat, 08 Nov 2014 17:54:56 +0300

A .pdf of the web page I linked to is attached in case that old website goes down

Attached File: How to get the Belkin Nostromo N50 to work with Windows 7.pdf (149 KB)

Sat, 08 Nov 2014 18:16:10 +0300

That's awesome, Blagard. I am now on Windows 8.1. I will see if this trick works on Windows 8. Thanks.

Sat, 08 Nov 2014 23:20:33 +0300

I just tried the Drivers link and the files are not there anymore but the file I downloaded at the time is attached.
If you need the loadout Manager and Profile Editor I have them to

Attached File: nostromo_3.2.4_081607.exe (10 MB)

Sun, 09 Nov 2014 03:22:22 +0300

Just checked and that exe file contains the lot! includes the Loadout Manager and editor - I'll go back to sleep now ;-)

Sun, 09 Nov 2014 03:29:41 +0300

Haha! I just tried it on Windows 8.1 and it works! That is awesome. Thank you, Blagard.

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:41:25 +0300

OMG You are a life saver... thanks for the file!!

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:51:54 +0300

Bringing my N50 into work for macro use. You just saved me a lot of time.
Thank you!!

IT Guy
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:03:55 +0400

Bit of a necro-post but I can report success with drivers and loadout manager & editor on Win 10 with the download link you provided.

The key for the n50 is missing in the /Joystick/OEM/folder, however you just have to manually make the key and subkey values for the n50 under the /Joystick/OEM/ folder exactly as shown in this picture from ThePcMechanic's blog: . . .

Reboot and it will work.

Thank you, you saved my wrist and my game. (Archeage)

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:16:26 +0300

Made this process easier by creating a registry file. Download the attached to Windows. Double-click it to apply the new name to registry.

Attached File: Nostromo n50 Speedpad.reg (394 B)

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 02:02:26 -0700

This was the most helpful concerning this speed controller. Thanks so much.

Raymond Morgan
Mon, 28 Oct 2019 17:38:59 -0700

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Title: Belkin Nostromo SpeedPad n50 Works Just Fine on Windows 10
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Excerpt: I have upgraded to Windows 10, then did a full clean install of windows 10 I installed the Nostromo software first using the nostromo_3.2.4_081607.exe file (N50 not plugged in yet) followed by plugging in the N50 afterwards I did not need to tweak the registry and it all worked fine! - Quick and pai . . .
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