Xpadder Profile for 360 Controller

#1 Edited by theimmortalbum (485 posts) -

So, those if you in /g know all about this by now, but my wrists are killing me right now due to carpal tunnel. It's making my job hard (I'm a programmer), and making my gaming time all but basically impossible to justify, since it hurts to play (literally).

So I decided to search and come up with a solution to where I could use my 360 controller, since this game only really has 10-14 skills you need bound. I got it set up and it works great, but I did have to tweak my camera rotation speed to make it not be stupid slow.

You aren't quite as responsive as M+KB but when it's this or don't play, I choose this. I'm also playing a warrior, so I don't really quite need the same reaction speed or mobility of say, a dagger elementalist. The setup will also handle ground targeted spells, with the right stick. Left and right triggers modify what each button does. The mouse movement from the controller (for ground target + general mousing) is pretty slow, and I can't find a setting in-game to speed it up, but it's definitely usable.

If you decide to try this and have questions, let me know!

Edit: Oh, this does make some assumptions about your keybindings - it's set up for mine, which are default but slightly modified so that B is inventory, C is character screen, X is about face. Maybe others, don't remember right now.

(To use this, copy and paste this into a text file and save it as (file name).xpadderprofile wherever you store your profiles)

;--- Xpadder Profile File ---

DataType=Profile

Version=2012.05.01

[Profile Settings]

[Set Settings]

Set1Name=GW2 Main

Set2Name=GW2 L

Set3Name=GW2 R

Set4Name=GW2 Mouse

[Assignments]

Set1Button1Slots=Space

Set1Button2Slots=F

Set1Button3Slots=1

Set1Button4Slots=6

Set1Button5Slots=Tab

Set1Button6Slots=V

Set1Button7Slots=Escape

Set1Button8Slots=M

Set1Button9Slots=X

Set1Button10Slots=Apostrophe

Set1DPadUpSlots=F2

Set1DPadRightSlots=F3

Set1DPadDownSlots=F4

Set1DPadLeftSlots=F1

Set1Stick1UpSlots=W

Set1Stick1RightSlots=D

Set1Stick1DownSlots=S

Set1Stick1LeftSlots=A

Set1Stick2UpSlots=Right Mouse Button (2),Mouse Move Up

Set1Stick2UpMouseSpeed=32

Set1Stick2RightSlots=Right Mouse Button (2),Mouse Move Right

Set1Stick2RightMouseSpeed=32

Set1Stick2DownSlots=Right Mouse Button (2),Mouse Move Down

Set1Stick2DownMouseSpeed=32

Set1Stick2LeftSlots=Right Mouse Button (2),Mouse Move Left

Set1Stick2LeftMouseSpeed=32

Set1TriggerLeftSetSelect=1

Set1TriggerRightSetSelect=2

Set2Button1Slots=5

Set2Button2Slots=4

Set2Button3Slots=2

Set2Button4Slots=3

Set2Button5Slots=Tab

Set2Button6Slots=V

Set2Button7Slots=Escape

Set2Button8Slots=M

Set2Button9Slots=X

Set2Button10Slots=Apostrophe

Set2DPadUpSlots=F2

Set2DPadRightSlots=F3

Set2DPadDownSlots=F4

Set2DPadLeftSlots=F1

Set2Stick1UpSlots=W

Set2Stick1RightSlots=D

Set2Stick1DownSlots=S

Set2Stick1LeftSlots=A

Set2Stick2UpSlots=Right Mouse Button (2),Mouse Move Up

Set2Stick2UpMouseSpeed=32

Set2Stick2RightSlots=Right Mouse Button (2),Mouse Move Right

Set2Stick2RightMouseSpeed=32

Set2Stick2DownSlots=Right Mouse Button (2),Mouse Move Down

Set2Stick2DownMouseSpeed=32

Set2Stick2LeftSlots=Right Mouse Button (2),Mouse Move Left

Set2Stick2LeftMouseSpeed=32

Set2TriggerLeftSetSelect=0

Set3Button1Slots=0

Set3Button2Slots=9

Set3Button3Slots=7

Set3Button4Slots=8

Set3Button5Slots=Tab

Set3Button6Slots=V

Set3Button7Slots=Escape

Set3Button8Slots=M

Set3Button9Slots=R

Set3Button10Slots=Apostrophe

Set3DPadUpSlots=F2

Set3DPadRightSlots=F3

Set3DPadDownSlots=F4

Set3DPadLeftSlots=F1

Set3Stick1UpSlots=W

Set3Stick1RightSlots=D

Set3Stick1DownSlots=S

Set3Stick1LeftSlots=A

Set3Stick2UpSlots=Right Mouse Button (2),Mouse Move Up

Set3Stick2UpMouseSpeed=32

Set3Stick2RightSlots=Right Mouse Button (2),Mouse Move Right

Set3Stick2RightMouseSpeed=32

Set3Stick2DownSlots=Right Mouse Button (2),Mouse Move Down

Set3Stick2DownMouseSpeed=32

Set3Stick2LeftSlots=Right Mouse Button (2),Mouse Move Left

Set3Stick2LeftMouseSpeed=32

Set3TriggerLeftSetSelect=3

Set3TriggerRightSetSelect=0

Set4Button1Slots=Left Mouse Button (1)

Set4Button2Slots=Right Mouse Button (2)

Set4Button3Slots=B

Set4Button4Slots=C

Set4Button6Slots=Semi-Colon

Set4Button7Slots=Escape

Set4Button8Slots=M

Set4Stick1UpSlots=Mouse Move Up

Set4Stick1UpMouseSpeed=32

Set4Stick1RightSlots=Mouse Move Right

Set4Stick1RightMouseSpeed=32

Set4Stick1DownSlots=Mouse Move Down

Set4Stick1DownMouseSpeed=32

Set4Stick1LeftSlots=Mouse Move Left

Set4Stick1LeftMouseSpeed=32

Set4TriggerLeftSetSelect=0

#2 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Thanks dude always prefer a decent controller setup apart from online FPS.

#3 Edited by ArtelinaRose (1850 posts) -

I too suffer from carpal tunnel that is rapidly turning into tendonitis. I found using a wrist brace really helps with the pain, as does wearing armwarmers for some reason. I prefer the armwarmers because it gives me full range of movement with my wrists. Your mileage may vary.

#4 Posted by theimmortalbum (485 posts) -

@Artemesia said:

I too suffer from carpal tunnel that is rapidly turning into tendonitis. I found using a wrist brace really helps with the pain, as does wearing armwarmers for some reason. I prefer the armwarmers because it gives me full range of movement with my wrists. Your mileage may vary.

So I have it in both wrists, and only have one brace. I don't see how I could even use my keyboard or mouse with that thing on.

#5 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@theimmortalbum:

I suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome too. I decided this ruin and pain is my new normal. Now I don't even feel the pain anymore. Working out on a daily basis has helped with it too. Guess the muscles help taking the tension off the bone.

Kinda works for everything that's broken. Just decide it's not. It's the new normal. And keep going. Lost my tinnitus that way, after a year or two of suffering a beeping nightmare going to sleep. I intend to handle my demise in that manner. No hospital. No struggle to keep on living past my time. Dying, being dead, being the new normal. Since I hit 30, dying's pretty much fair game. A lot of opium at the most, if the going gets too hard.

Almost sounds like some emo-punk-rock song.

#6 Posted by jrl5k (36 posts) -

Thank you!

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