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Playing EVE with an XBox 360 Controller?

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Marcus Rintel
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2017-01-14 02:19:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Marcus Rintel
Is it possible to do so, and how feasible would it be?

I've done both a Google Search, and a Forum Search, but only turning up threads on the Steam Controller. Didn't want to assume that the same could apply to an XBox 360 one.
Tisiphone Dira
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2017-01-14 02:24:35 UTC
Eve Valkyrie and EvE Gunjack are designed to be played that way.

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A stunningly beautiful missy

To gank a gross miner

There is nothing finer, cept when they get all pissy

SurrenderMonkey
The Exchange Collective
Solyaris Chtonium
#3 - 2017-01-14 02:33:50 UTC
I'm trying to picture doing this and can't imagine why you would even want to.

I'm certain I could make it technically work in the sense that I'd be able to issue commands, etc.

I'm also sure I would die... horribly... comically... trying to actually do anything that way.

"Help, I'm bored with missions!"

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Marcus Rintel
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2017-01-14 02:39:25 UTC
SurrenderMonkey wrote:
I'm trying to picture doing this and can't imagine why you would even want to.

I'm certain I could make it technically work in the sense that I'd be able to issue commands, etc.

I'm also sure I would die... horribly... comically... trying to actually do anything that way.


That was the impression I got about the Steam Controller. I was looking for a way to pilot manually in Space, and was hoping it would still be effective.
mkint
#5 - 2017-01-14 02:40:20 UTC
This is the most thorough, eloquent, and succinct response I can think of:

lol.

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Sir BloodArgon Aulmais
Fortis Fortuna Adiuvatt
#6 - 2017-01-14 02:43:45 UTC
Marcus Rintel wrote:
SurrenderMonkey wrote:
I'm trying to picture doing this and can't imagine why you would even want to.

I'm certain I could make it technically work in the sense that I'd be able to issue commands, etc.

I'm also sure I would die... horribly... comically... trying to actually do anything that way.


That was the impression I got about the Steam Controller. I was looking for a way to pilot manually in Space, and was hoping it would still be effective.


The only real way you can pilot manually would be via the arrow keys mapped to the appropriate settings. Pretty sure those settings couldn't be mapped to a gamepad, but mapping a gamepad to keyboard keys is rather easy. Other than that, you need to point-and-click for most things. Targets, ect. Once targeted I suppose more button-to-key maps could be made, but, so tedious.
Marcus Rintel
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2017-01-14 02:50:55 UTC
Gotcha. Thanks.
SurrenderMonkey
The Exchange Collective
Solyaris Chtonium
#8 - 2017-01-14 05:22:27 UTC
Marcus Rintel wrote:
SurrenderMonkey wrote:
I'm trying to picture doing this and can't imagine why you would even want to.

I'm certain I could make it technically work in the sense that I'd be able to issue commands, etc.

I'm also sure I would die... horribly... comically... trying to actually do anything that way.


That was the impression I got about the Steam Controller. I was looking for a way to pilot manually in Space, and was hoping it would still be effective.


There just isn't a lot of actual utility in manual piloting. At least... not that kind of manual piloting. Double clicking in space Vs. using the built in orbit/keep at range/etc. certainly has merit in certain circumstances.

But actual steering? Fairly useless gimmick. Might have some limited application in bumping, but other than that, not so much.

"Help, I'm bored with missions!"

http://swiftandbitter.com/eve/wtd/

Elmund Egivand
Sebestacny Circle
#9 - 2017-01-14 07:21:16 UTC
Besides, if you are going to hotkey all your modules, you will need much more buttons than what the controller has for you. Especially on larger ships, in all likelihood, you will need to press more than four buttons to activate all your stuff. Then there's the additional key needed for overheat.

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Linus Gorp
Ministry of Propaganda and Morale
#10 - 2017-01-14 15:38:08 UTC
Just think about how useful a controller is with spreadsheet software and your question will answer itself.

When you don't know the difference between there, their, and they're, you come across as being so uneducated that your viewpoint can be safely dismissed. The literate is unlikely to learn much from the illiterate.

Azami Nevinyrall
172.0.0.1
#11 - 2017-01-14 16:38:37 UTC
Many many moons ago I used a USB NES controller to play EVE...


You use a program called "X-Mapper" (no idea where to get it nowadays, or if there's a better one!) where you can program (just like macros on fancy gaming keyboards) any keyboard and/or mouse functions to any button /analog stick on a controller...

...

Amanda Creire-Geng
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2017-01-14 18:47:31 UTC
Why would you do that to yourself...
Miranda Shoota
Gnampf Inc.
#13 - 2017-01-14 22:06:50 UTC
I set up a controller to play Eve with once, mostly just to see if I could make it work the way I did. I knew before I started that the experience was not going to be worth the effort and I was not wrong :p
Nikea Tiber
Backwater Enterprises RD
#14 - 2017-01-15 09:20:21 UTC
The only other peripheral other than a mouse and keyboard I want to use is my space mouse. Anything else just doesn't make sense given the gui. Camera control via a space mouse would be killer.

my other nano is a polycarb

Timmy Vortex
Kessel Run Industries
#15 - 2017-01-15 19:52:20 UTC
You can do some serious mining with a controller on a big screen while eating popcorn.
Velarra
#16 - 2017-01-15 20:12:42 UTC
OP, look into software like x-padder. Next mess around with the keyboard short cuts for keyboard driven, manual space flight. Combine the short cuts with x-padder. Enjoy!
Korialstraz Chanlin
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2017-01-20 18:12:24 UTC