PC gaming controls

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PostPC gaming controls
by MagicMarker » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:50 am

I was wondering about PC gaming controls. I recently got a new macbook, and I was into the idea of being able to play some games on it, but at first the controls were putting me off, cos movement is on my right hand,so I didn't get it. I just tried mapping the controls the other way round, so movement of the character is on the right, and its a lot better. So I was wondering

- Is there an optimal way to play? Like a recommended way of mapping controls
- The internet tells me theres a way to use a PS4 controller on games, if your on windows. So I was wondering if I could possibly do the same for mac.

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PostRe: PC gaming controls
by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:17 am

wasd

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PostRe: PC gaming controls
by Green Gecko » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:47 pm

wasd to move, mouse to look. Left/right same as console.

Shift, control, tab, alt, e, z, x, v, q, space etc do most things in most games, m for map, numbers for weapons etc

You use your little finger for the shift, ctrl etc and your thumb for space. Depends if you TouchType or need to learn to PC.

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PostRe: PC gaming controls
by MagicMarker » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:47 pm

Touch type?

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PostRe: PC gaming controls
by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:22 pm

MagicMarker wrote:Touch type?


Type by feel/muscle memory without looking at keys

Green Gecko wrote:wasd to move, mouse to look. Left/right same as console.

Shift, control, tab, alt, e, z, x, v, q, space etc do most things in most games, m for map, numbers for weapons etc

You use your little finger for the shift, ctrl etc and your thumb for space. Depends if you TouchType or need to learn to PC.


You forget R (reload) & U, T, Y (common chat binds).

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PostRe: PC gaming controls
by Green Gecko » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:55 pm

Yup. Once you've played a few games you can either map to whatever you want or pretty much guess the controls for most stuff like fps, obviously strategy games are different. Lots of platformers use z and x do stuff and also since console ports you get on screen prompts and tutorials for some things so you don't even need to figure out the controls.

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PostRe: PC gaming controls
by MagicMarker » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:33 pm

WASD does indeed work, thanks guys.

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PostRe: PC gaming controls
by zXe » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:45 am

When I first began properly gaming on PC I used the directional arrows for movement, so binded everything to the right, however this proved to become a real hassle, because with every new game I had to rebind, find buttons setups that were comfortable. So I just got fed up and used WASD. I usually only have to adjust a button or two in games these days and I'm good to go. Plus it's just superior anyway.

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PostRe: PC gaming controls
by MagicMarker » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:28 am

I'm used to moving with my left, and moving my perspective with the right, so using the arrows didn't feel right at all.

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PostRe: PC gaming controls
by Green Gecko » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:04 pm

Good, because tbh doing that is retarded. Wasd is far more ergonomic.

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PostRe: PC gaming controls
by HSH28 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:05 pm

[iup=3500460]MagicMarker[/iup] wrote:I'm used to moving with my left, and moving my perspective with the right, so using the arrows didn't feel right at all.


Of course WASD is better, but I'm not sure how using the arrow keys changes what hand you use.

Just checking, you are using a mouse right?

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PostRe: PC gaming controls
by Super Dragon 64 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:57 pm

I used to map WASD to the arrow keys when I was quite young. I don't know what made me change but, looking at it now, I don't know how I ever played with that set up. Maybe I never jumped or ducked.

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PostRe: PC gaming controls
by Seven » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:31 pm

Ha, I was same when I was younger. Thought it'd be more natural that way but nope :slol:

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PostRe: PC gaming controls
by MagicMarker » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:39 pm

No Laptop. So the arrow keys are on the right.

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PostRe: PC gaming controls
by HSH28 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:28 pm

[iup=3500697]MagicMarker[/iup] wrote:No Laptop. So the arrow keys are on the right.


And the mouse is further right, surely? You'd still use your left hand even though the arrow keys are on the right of the keyboard.

If you are using a track pad on the laptop, then that's something you should stop doing also.

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PostRe: PC gaming controls
by MagicMarker » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:06 pm

No I was using the track pad :oops:

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PostRe: PC gaming controls
by Green Gecko » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:47 pm

I tried to play quake 3 arena with a track pad once. It didn't work out.

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