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#1 DomPaolo

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:14 PM

Does The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on Steam support the Xbox 360 controller? Are there any unpaid clients that will allow me to use one?


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#2 Ravensfan93

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:25 PM

Does The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on Steam support the Xbox 360 controller? Are there any unpaid clients that will allow me to use one?

By default, no, it doesn't support the controller. I don't know if there's a work around or not though.



#3 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 03:28 AM

It's possible to make it work, mostly. Apparently it requires a bit of editing to the oblivion.ini file, so depending on how comfortable you feel doing that this should be what you're looking for:

Game Pad Functionality
 
Although the PC version of Oblivion handles best when played with a keyboard and mouse, it is possible to play the game with an assortment of game pads as well. Due to the variance in these game pads, it may be necessary to make a few changes to the Oblivion.ini file located in My Documents\My Games\Oblivion. Below is a list of the settings that can be changed to make a Xbox 360 controller attached to a PC, function better with Oblivion. It should be noted however, that because the PC version of the game was optimized to play with a keyboard and mouse, the experience will NOT be the same, as using a 360 controller on the Xbox 360 version of the game. Additionally, these settings can be applied to other game pads, but the values represented may need to be tweaked further. Finally, the mapping of the buttons will need to be determined when entering the game, and can be changed in Options - Controls, from the Main Menu - Do NOT map the directional controls (Forward, Backward, Left, Right), as this will overwrite certain changes made in the Oblivion.ini file.
 
These are the default settings in the Oblivion.ini:
;X = 1, Y = 2, Z = 3, XRot = 4, YRot = 5, ZRot = 6
iJoystickMoveFrontBack=2
iJoystickMoveLeftRight=1
fJoystickMoveFBMult=1.0000
fJoystickMoveLRMult=1.0000
iJoystickLookUpDown=6
iJoystickLookLeftRight=3
fJoystickLookUDMult=0.0020
fJoystickLookLRMult=0.0020
 
Change to these values to get better functionality from a 360 game pad connected to a PC.
;X = 1, Y = 2, Z = 3, XRot = 4, YRot = 5, ZRot = 6
iJoystickMoveFrontBack=2
iJoystickMoveLeftRight=1
fJoystickMoveFBMult=2.0000
fJoystickMoveLRMult=2.0000
iJoystickLookUpDown=5
iJoystickLookLeftRight=4
fJoystickLookUDMult=0.7500
fJoystickLookLRMult=0.7500
 
Make sure the settings are saved. Note, changes to the Oblivion.ini file will not be saved if Oblivion is running when the changes are made.


Another option would be to use something like Pinnacle Game Profiler or Joy2Key, but again that requires a bit of setup and probably isn't going to run perfect 100% of the time. So basically yes it does support controllers, just not natively and perhaps not fully.


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#4 DomPaolo

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 01:38 AM

By default, no, it doesn't support the controller. I don't know if there's a work around or not though.

 

 

It's possible to make it work, mostly. Apparently it requires a bit of editing to the oblivion.ini file, so depending on how comfortable you feel doing that this should be what you're looking for:


Another option would be to use something like Pinnacle Game Profiler or Joy2Key, but again that requires a bit of setup and probably isn't going to run perfect 100% of the time. So basically yes it does support controllers, just not natively and perhaps not fully.

 

Thanks for the information guys, I appreciate it. Looks like I'll probably be playing Oblivion with the keypad and mouse. Oh well!


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#5 Ravensfan93

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 02:41 AM

Thanks for the information guys, I appreciate it. Looks like I'll probably be playing Oblivion with the keypad and mouse. Oh well!

Thank YOU for making me want to play Morrowind again...off to find my disc.