Ensign
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
# 251
09-22-2012, 08:15 PM
I see lots of binds for ship controls but almost none for ground. What is the command for the manual aim? And crouch? If possible I would like a list of actions and commands so I can map my controller to my gaming style. Over all this thread has been a lot of help. My ship battles are less frantic key hunting and more actual ship hunting.

But a list of commands that can be bound for ground and ship would be nice. This way I can finish my controller map.
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,997
# 252
11-20-2012, 02:41 AM
Oh THANK YOU THANK YOU THANKYOU!!!!! I've been pulling my frelling hair out trying to figure out how to make the damn thing work!!!
Ensign
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 22
# 253
11-30-2012, 08:08 AM
What is the software your using for the voice commands I would love to get a old of it.
(I can hear myself now)
Ensign
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 21
# 254
01-14-2013, 01:31 PM
hmm not a fan of a controller to play computer games like this, racing games yes, this not so much.. none the least it good for the players who do use an controller! great job

i must ask playing with a controller you do that in RPG mode or FPS Mode ?
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 31
# 255
01-14-2013, 01:54 PM
I downloaded an app called Xpadder (costs 5 or 10 bucks, I forget) to set up my gamepad, it let's you bind whatever you want, including mouse controls, to your gamepad.

The process was painstakingly tedious, but eventually I arrived at a set-up that works for me. For ground I can literally do everything with the gamepad (I always plat in shooter mode). In space there are a few things I usually have to point and click, but I can fly, shoot, move the camera, switch targets, distribute power to shield facings, use all my BOFF powers and some of my captain powers without having to do so. I do have to manually click on devices, powers such as go down fighting, and to activate multi-vector modes on my escort.

If you, like me, are not used to playing games on mouse and keyboard, it is totally worth it. All depends on your playstyle, but I think customizing the interface to suit your strengths pays off in the end.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 31
# 256
01-14-2013, 02:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by moonclan View Post
I see lots of binds for ship controls but almost none for ground. What is the command for the manual aim? And crouch? If possible I would like a list of actions and commands so I can map my controller to my gaming style. Over all this thread has been a lot of help. My ship battles are less frantic key hunting and more actual ship hunting.

But a list of commands that can be bound for ground and ship would be nice. This way I can finish my controller map.
I don't have time to put it all in, but for example: I crouch by clicking the left stick, toggle shooter mode by pressing down on the d-pad, and enter "zoomed-in shooter mode" with a click of the right stick. The R1 and L1 buttons are R and L mouseclicks, repectively, so I shoot with those. I basically have directions on the d-pad (up, dwn, etc.) as they are, and each corner has a number. Numbers 5,6, and 7 I bind to "select, start, and L2" respectively, and R2 is spacebar. One of the face buttons is Alt, so with those number plus Alt variants I can map in everything.

I should stress that I came up with this on my own, it has nothing to do with the binds described at the start of this post. But in the end, I set up everything just as I want it, and it works pretty well. I use an app called Xpadder to map mouse functions and various keys to my gamepad, so as far as STO is concerned I AM using good old mouse and keyboard.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 675
# 257 I am a computer idiot.
07-04-2013, 09:40 AM
I am trying to use the 360 controller, but have been having trouble.

I can map out commands to the D-Pad, and Left Stick, but that is it. I cannot map anything to the A,B,X,Y buttons, or Left/Right Shoulder buttons, or L/R Trigger. Also, the Right Stick cannot be mapped.

I have tried to switch from game pad to 360 game pad, but nothing. I have tried to do the key binds in the chat screen like some post have said, but I have trouble keeping up with what button does what. And I can't figure out what command matches what phrase to put in for the button I want. (Not to mention that I don't know what button is what number on my controller. Is Y joystick number 1 or 12?

I don't need everything mapped to the controller. Heck, I can't keep up with what I eat some days. Trying to figure out what button pressed with what other button does I don't how how many other things is beyond me.

All I want is this:

SPACE CONTROLS
Left on left stick = turn left.
Right on left stick = turn right.
Up moves the ship nose down, and down moves the nose up.
Click left stick = Target next enemy.

The right stick movements always pans the camera.
Click right stick = maximum impulse.

D-Pad up = shields forward.
D-Pad down = shields aft.
D-Pad left = shields port (left side).
D-Pad right = shields starboard

Left shoulder button = increase impulse speed
Right shoulder button = decrease impulse speed

Left trigger = fire all phases
Right trigger = fire phases and torpedoes.

A button = Interact
X button = crew member 1 powers
Y button = crew member 2 powers
B button = crew member 3 powers

GROUND CONTROLS
Left stick up = forward
Down = back
Left = strafe left
Right = strafe right
Click = toggle run

Right stick up = look up
Down = look down
Left = turn left
Right = turn right.
Click = crouch.

D-Pad up = target friend 1
D-Pad left = target friend 2
D-Pad down = target friend 3
D-Pad right = target friend 4

A = Interact
Y = switch weapons
X = m?l?e attack
B = target exposed

Left trigger = fire main weapon
Right trigger = secondary feature

Left shoulder button = skill 1
Right shoulder button = skill 2


The start always goes to game menu, and back always goes to map.

I don't have to have everything set to the controller. I will have the keyboard with me. I just need enough to not have to use the mouse at all during battle. I am fine with using it between battle, and having to hit the number pad to activate skills.

Any help would appreciated. I have been trying to map these things out, and have done nothing but messed things up. I don't have the slightest clue how to properly enter in commands in the chat window, and the 360 controller options in the key binds menu of the game are very limited, and restricting.

Thanks for any assistance,

Tim.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,086
# 258
07-04-2013, 10:24 AM
I personally use a program called X-padder, it lets me remap my controllers to do anything i need them too, and it's quite handy, granted i have it set up considerably different that you do. My suggestion would be to download it, set two profiles for STO, one for ground, one for space, and a hot key on the controller to switch between the two profiles. One profile might be possible but it would require you to remap most of the games controls and most of which (like the D-pad) would overlap, so switching over to the other profile with a single button would probably be easier.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 801
# 259
07-04-2013, 10:49 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by wraithshadow13 View Post
I personally use a program called X-padder, it lets me remap my controllers to do anything i need them too, and it's quite handy, granted i have it set up considerably different that you do. My suggestion would be to download it, set two profiles for STO, one for ground, one for space, and a hot key on the controller to switch between the two profiles. One profile might be possible but it would require you to remap most of the games controls and most of which (like the D-pad) would overlap, so switching over to the other profile with a single button would probably be easier.
Pinnacle game profiler is actually better than X-padder. With Pinnacle you don't have to set multiple profiles for space, ground, etc as it will automatically switch what you've set based on space or ground.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 675
# 260
07-04-2013, 04:46 PM
I have tried both, but can't understand what to put in to remap the controller for my needs. I am REALLY STUPID when it comes to understanding this stuff. I just figured out how to type the commands into the chat screen to get the ship to do something. And I have been working on that for two days.

I am going to use what I have found to try to map it in the game itself. If it doesn't work, I will just play how they have the KB and mouse set up. If I die, I don't get a penalty, so I don't mind if I die all the time. I just won't play with others so I don't ruin their game.

Besides, I don't have a headset, so playing with others will be hard enough with how slow I type.

Thanks for all the help. I am just excited to be able to play the game. I have wanted to since before the game came out.

Tim.
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