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Playing The Old Republic with a PS3 Controller (Walkthrough)

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Playing The Old Republic with a PS3 Controller (Walkthrough)

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tekmojo
12.17.2011 , 07:31 PM | #1
Hey guys, I've decided to show you all what a lot of people have overlooked as far as custom gamepad mappings go for MMOs. I've always wanted a more immersive experience when playing an MMO, and this is a more comfortable, and adaptable solution. Tools used with The Old Republic are: MotionJoy (my custom config file here), and Xpadder(with custom config included for Toggle-Mouselook and right joystick as mouse axis). You may have to tweak some things like sensitivity and toggle options with Xpadder as I don't think it saved over but shouldn't be too hard to change. MotionJoy includes drivers for 32/64bit OS for the PS3 controller. So follow the directions on their site to install that program first, Xpadder to follow that.

Make sure to calibrate the PS3 controller after you install the drivers and do reboots when they tell you to. If you have any questions you can try and ask them here (can be confusing at points), I'm running 64bit edition. When you get both key mapping programs reading off your PS3, that's a good sign, from there you can customize your settings. Xpadder may need to be run in Windows XP (Service Pack 3) compatibility mode, as well as Run as Administrator, if you're having problems recognizing controls in-game. If you do download my profile configurations, check and see below what you need to change. Make sure to keep both running in the background when you start up SWTOR. Other than that, have fun and enjoy the new experience!

Changes to make to Input mapping in-game:
Targeting
Target next enemy = Shift + F6
Target nearest enemy = F6
Quickslot Bar 1
5 = Shift + 1
6 = Shift + 2
7 = Shift + 3
8 = Shift + 4
Quickslot Bottom Center Bar 1 (Make sure to enable first)
1 = Ctrl + 1
2 = Ctrl + 2
3 = Ctrl + 3
4 = Ctrl + 4
9 = Ctrl + 9
10 = Ctrl + 0
11 = Ctrl + (-)
12 = Ctrl + (=)

Should be a good start but definitely can be expanded upon. If it's too confusing just make up your own configurations but make sure to change your custom MotionJoy configuration to match in-game.

Made a video today of me showing off the features and custom mappings, and a basic interface walkthrough. First one, so don't be too hard on me, but it shows off a bunch of different features so do try to watch the whole thing if you do plan on watching it, thanks.

Click here to watch me going over the features and showing how effective it is. (Youtube)

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Sneakymcstab
12.17.2011 , 07:38 PM | #2
Interesting. Works a lot better than I'd have imagined.

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BradFett
12.17.2011 , 07:41 PM | #3
Not sure why you would want to. It's a proven fact keyboard/mouse = faster response time. Why do you think they DON'T make cross platform shooters? Because PC players would dominate.
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Keraj
12.17.2011 , 07:43 PM | #4
it has nothing to do w/ responce time all with control

Consoles are 2 joysticks, mouse and keyboard give you better feedback and control, not really faster just easier.
Needs more mandalorian imo.

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BradFett
12.17.2011 , 07:46 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Keraj View Post
it has nothing to do w/ responce time all with control

Consoles are 2 joysticks, mouse and keyboard give you better feedback and control, not really faster just easier.
We probably both mean the same thing. Just using different terms to describe the same thing. Console controllers are just so clunky... about like the UI lol.
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tekmojo
12.17.2011 , 07:51 PM | #6
It also makes playing 1st-Person quite satisfying and more immersive, example at the end of my video that's on youtube. Thanks for checking this out guys it's pretty fun.

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xLogicalx
12.18.2011 , 05:43 AM | #7
ok i got my xbox controller to work on My computer i can open up folders, close windows, etc wit my xbox360 controller but when i go to Star Wars game it dont work .. why ?

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bigdfan
12.26.2011 , 03:01 AM | #8
Same question as above. My PS3 controller works as a mouse on my cpu but doesn't work when I start the game. Help please!!

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eviljezza
12.26.2011 , 03:43 AM | #9
Ok I have installed both Motionjoy and xpadder succesfully and installed the driver and got my PS3 working with my PC, now how do I use your profile?

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Lokai
12.26.2011 , 03:46 AM | #10
yep can do this, but you will always be slower at turning and key presses then someone with keyboard and mouse thats just a simple fact. but that said if you wanna noone is stopping you =3
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