IM 1.6 is being phased out as 1.7 nears completion
I see ads and or read mentions of ads, are you sure you aren't trying infect me?
We have one in application ad that we manage internally to ensure it is relevant and non intrusive. This ad is in the application itself and not part of any 3rd party adware or network nor does it display anywhere other than in the bottom of the application. The purpose of this ad is to help offset the costs of this server (which is quite high thanks to our popularity) and to help pay for future development and expansion.
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.