I’ve been using a Wacom Intuos for years and recently I got a Huion Kamvas 22 Plus which allows me to also draw directly on the screen. I assumed that my new pen display would replace my Intuos, but in reality I find that I need to use both. The Kamvas is fantastic for sculpting in ZBrush or painting in Photoshop, but for texture painting or light graphical work, I far prefer the Intuos. It’s more ergonomic and when I don’t need perfect brush strokes, it’s fantastic.

The only problem is, the Huion and Wacom drivers don’t work together at all.

Working with Both Huion and Wacom Drivers

The problem with working with both Wacom and Huion drivers is that the one you installed the last is the one which will work. Instead of re-installing the drivers every time (and rebooting…) you can simply replace the file which determines which driver is active. This means you can work with both the Huion and Wacom drivers installed at the same time!

Fixing the Huion and Wacom Driver Issue

  1. Install the Huion drivers for your specific tablet.
  2. Go to System32 (C:\Windows\System32) and copy the file wintab32.dll.
  3. Paste wintab32.dll on in a folder on the Desktop called ‘Huion Drivers’.
  4. Install the Wacom Drivers for your tablet. Remember to reboot.
  5. Like before, go to System32 and copy wintab32.dll
  6. Paste wintab32.dll on in a folder on the Desktop called ‘Huion Drivers’.
  7. Right-click on System32 and create a Shortcut.
  8. Copy/Paste wintab32.dll from either the Huion or the Wacom folder into System32 depending on what driver you want to use. You have to close down the software using the drivers before you can overwrite the file in System32.

The Huion and Wacom Driver folder setup

Easy Huion/Wacom Driver Switch

While it seems like there are many steps involved, once the initial setup is done, you can quickly switch between the drivers by simply copying one file into System32. You’ll be able to switch between your trusted Huion and Wacom tablets in no time!

Credit

Thanks to PretendEnergy3671 on Reddit for the solution!

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Henning Sanden

About the author: I'm the Co-Founder of FlippedNormals. I used to work as a character modeller and texture artist in VFX, having worked on films like Alien Covenant, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Batman V Superman - and more.