Almost there! IM 1.6 is running great and impresses even me, only thing holding me back from releasing it right now is the user account system still needing a tad more work to upgrade it to the new specs that IM 2 will also use. Expect IM 1.6 release today or tomorrow.
An input protocol developed by microsoft in the mid 90's designed to attempt to standardise communication between input devices and games. Direct input has been mostly replaced by XInput for most gaming devices, but Direct input remains fully supported by Microsoft due to the fact that complex devices such as flight sticks and wheels require it due to the more complex and higher number of inputs.
The latest name of the controller mapping development project.