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Controller support

by weskingofscots » Tue Aug 13, 2013 18:42

hi, im new to the game and sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this. but i use a ps3 controller on my pc and want to know if i can use it for this game as i hate keyboard and mouse. thanks

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by onpon4 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 20:31

Nope, there's no joystick support for Minetest. What you can do, though, is use a program to convert joystick axes and buttons to mouse and keyboard controls. Joy2Key is a command-line program of that sort that works on GNU/Linux, QJoypad is a graphical one that works on GNU/Linux, and JoyToKey is a popular graphical one for Windows. I'm sure there are others.

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by tinoesroho » Wed Aug 14, 2013 06:30

There is currently an open bounty on this missing feature. The pot for it is currently at $50- bored coders, here's a chance to earn some Steam games!
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by hoodedice » Wed Aug 14, 2013 19:38

I used to use XPadder with my old fake PS2 controller. It was good.
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by leetelate » Tue Sep 24, 2013 04:57

qjoypad (google it) - works great - jstest is also helpful in getting the button and axis numbers for the qjoypad layout
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by Ragnar » Tue Sep 24, 2013 13:04

when i was on Windows i used XPadder, when i got Ubuntu i used Xpadder with Wine, now i dont use anything... i play games with gamepads only if it has support for it...
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by philipbenr » Wed Sep 25, 2013 22:18

Hamguy wrote:Xpadder is shit, don't take advice from these people.

No need to say that. Some people learn different things better than others.
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by kaeza » Wed Sep 25, 2013 23:29

Hamguy wrote:Xpadder is shit, don't take advice from these people.

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by nolan » Thu Sep 26, 2013 00:40

I have never thought of how cool it would be to use a ps3 controller on a computer game like this , wow... it would be pretty neat
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by onpon4 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 02:08

Native support is always better. And splitscreen would be really cool...

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