So with the recent video just a few days ago there wasnt really enough to warrent another video, So I'll just bang out a few words instead.
The release of the Windows service coupled with the HidGuardian drivers has gone pretty well save one or two reported issues so far. I'm continuing to look into those but the rarity suggests they are isolated incidents.
I have also spent the day looking into the possibility of adding plugin support (to a limited extent) to InputMapper 1.7. Not the same plugins as 2.0 but similiar in function in that there will be Input device and Output Device plugins. I wont be exposing the application as much as I did with IM 2, I just want future developers to have the ability to add device support to the application without needing to go through me. Its all very white-board right now so not much info beyond that right now.
Following the video check in from last Tuesday (https://inputmapper.com/90-check-in-apr-18-2017-windows-10-exclusive-mode-fix-may-be-coming-for-im-1-7-and-1-6) I have since found the stand alone service does in fact fix the exclusive mode issues for both IM 1.7 and is backwards compatible with IM 1.6 and possibly earlier (untested).
Download the service and filter driver pair at: https://inputmapper.com/downloads/download/5-tools/76-inputmapper-hidguardian
This update coveres some previous mentioned fixes and removed HidGuardian from the application to be replaced with a different method in future releases as covered here: Check In: Apr 18 2017 (Windows 10 Exclusive Mode fix may be coming for IM 1.7 and 1.6).
Bug reporting and debug dump now fixed.
A possible solution that I am spit-balling that may be able to make use of Benjamin's HidGuardian in a more stable manner and may even be backwards compatible with IM 1.6.
I neglect to mention however that HidGuardian is STILL, and has a good chance of remaining, only compatible with USB and the official Sony Wireless Dongle (http://amzn.to/2nZ5akN). Seriously if you haven't switched over to one of these things yet you really should.