I cant play minecraft until it has native gamepad support.

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#1 Posted by Devil240Z (5708 posts) -

I just cant do shooters(READ: Games played from the first person perspective) on a keyboard and mouse. Any word if this is remotely in the works?

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#2 Posted by litrock (172 posts) -

Probably not, but Minecraft is a pretty good game to learn to navigate WASD+mouse on, since it's relatively undemanding and has a pretty wide margin of 'aiming' error. Might as well learn sometime, you'll open up a world of possibilities when you do! ( I learned on Mass Effect just a few years ago, myself. )

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#3 Posted by NekuCTR (1712 posts) -

Their making an xbox version so it wouldn't be hard to apply that to the pc game I guess. Mind if I ask why it's such a problem? I mean shooters are pretty well tailored to a mouse and keyboard.

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#4 Posted by Spankmealotus (321 posts) -

Just wait for the Kinect version, I bet that will be stellar.

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#5 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

@Devil240Z:

The game is coming to Xbox 360 so you'll get your chance then.

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#6 Edited by Devil240Z (5708 posts) -

@litrock: @NekuCTR:

Its mostly dumb stuff. My desk and chair is crap so its hard to get comfortable hovering over my computer. and my space bar is all gummed up cause I spilled soda on it. But I am a console kid too so I just prefer a controller when I can have it.

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#7 Posted by PopeSlyph (6 posts) -

You want Minecraft to have native gamepad support because... You spilled soda on your keyboard?

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#8 Posted by mandude (2824 posts) -

You could try downloading something like Xpadder, and hooking a controller up to it.

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#9 Posted by Dingofighter (1874 posts) -
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#10 Posted by kashif1 (1543 posts) -

My brother plays it with a ps3 controller, it can't be too hard to set up.

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#11 Posted by lockwoodx (2531 posts) -

Minecraft does have native gamepad support.

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#12 Posted by Synthballs (2222 posts) -

@Buzzkill said:

Minecraft does have native gamepad support.

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That's a piece of shit using nothing but a touch pad. A little OT but, still, why play it on that when you can play it on a PC?!

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#13 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@mandude said:

You could try downloading something like Xpadder, and hooking a controller up to it.

I use that setup occasionally. It was dirt-simple to configure and is better on my wrists for massive strip-mining projects.

Sounds like the OP is just lazy, though.

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#14 Posted by jetsetwillie (882 posts) -

@mandude said:

You could try downloading something like Xpadder, and hooking a controller up to it.

thats what i did. i just googled 'minecraft 360 controller support' and 5 mins later was playing minecraft with my 360 controller.

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#15 Posted by kindgineer (3083 posts) -

@PopeSlyph said:

You want Minecraft to have native gamepad support because... You spilled soda on your keyboard?

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#16 Posted by Niall_Sg1 (379 posts) -

Just use Xpadder, you basically create the template of any controller you're using a map the controls to it, however you like.

http://xpadder.com/

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#17 Posted by Justin258 (14276 posts) -

Throw my vote in for XPadder. I used that on Minecraft a few times a while back and it works, though I switched back to M+K because it just worked so much better for me.

Also, rule of thumb: Soda does not go near computers. Pain in the bum, I know, but the two do not mix well.

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#18 Posted by art_monkey79 (39 posts) -

I thought the same thing. I prefer a controller over keyboard and mouse, because of a physical disability, it's just easier. Though I found mind craft is slow enough, in your reaction time that I find keyboard and mouse the way to go. Your in the inventory enough that being able to select things with the mouse comes in handy.

This is a create game and the controls wont take away from the experience.

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