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Joystick Support

From Outscape Wiki

The following is a workaround that was posted on the forum here In the future various control methods may be introduced officially into the game but for now if this helps you enjoy Outscape please give it a try.


Due to Steam being rude about forcing their controller nonsense into steam games, I was forced to work around it so unfortunately click and drag functionality is going to be difficult without a claw grip - since I have to use the right stick to move the mouse. However, it’s not actually needed.

So, for those like me who don’t have a steam controller, but have a PS3 or XBOX or whatever controller lying around, this will work for you.


INSTRUCTIONS:

Download JoyToKey Navigate to the installation folder. Make a new text file named “Outscape.cfg” in this folder

Copy the following into that text file exactly:


Outscape.cfg v2.0
[General]
FileVersion=61
NumberOfJoysticks=2
DisplayMode=3
UseDiagonalInput=0
UsePOV8Way=0
Threshold=200
Threshold2=200
KeySendMode=0
SoundFile=
NumberOfButtons=32
RepeatSameKeyInSequence=0
ImageFile=

[Joystick 1]
Axis1n=1, 41:00:00:00, 0.000, 0, 0 ##These WASD controls are locked via Steam, so they’re here too
Axis1p=1, 44:00:00:00, 0.000, 0, 0
Axis2n=1, 57:00:00:00, 0.000, 0, 0
Axis2p=1, 53:00:00:00, 0.000, 0, 0
Axis3n=2, -60, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.000, 0, 95, 1.0, 100, 0, 0, 0, 0 ##Due to the above we’re forced to do this with right stick
Axis3p=2, 60, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.000, 0, 95, 1.0, 100, 0, 0, 0, 0
Axis4n=2, 0, -60, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.000, 0, 95, 1.0, 100, 0, 0, 0, 0
Axis4p=2, 0, 60, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.000, 0, 95, 1.0, 100, 0, 0, 0, 0
Button01=2, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0.000, 0, 95, 1.0, 100, 0, 0, 0, 0
Button02=2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0.000, 0, 95, 1.0, 100, 0, 0, 0, 0
Button03=1, 08:00:00:00, 0.000, 0, 0 ##resets zoom level to default galaxy level (Like Hitting BACK until it goes gray)
Button04=1, 1B:00:00:00, 0.000, 0, 0
Button05=1, 45:00:00:00, 0.000, 0, 0 ##Rotation
Button06=1, 51:00:00:00, 0.000, 0, 0 ##Rotation
Button07=1, 52:00:00:00, 0.000, 0, 0 ##Angle
Button08=1, 46:00:00:00, 0.000, 0, 0 ##Angle
Button11=2, 0, 0, -35, 0, 0, 0, 0.000, 0, 95, 1.0, 100, 0, 0, 0, 0 ##Zoom in/out
Button12=2, 0, 0, 35, 0, 0, 0, 0.000, 0, 95, 1.0, 100, 0, 0, 0, 0 ##Zoom in/out
Button13=1, 5B:00:00:00, 0.000, 0, 0 ##For minimizing if game is fullscreen
POV1-1=2, 0, -60, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.000, 0, 95, 1.0, 100, 0, 0, 0, 0 ##This is the D-Pad. Use for Click-drag on lists; a bit clunky elsewhere
POV1-3=2, 60, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.000, 0, 95, 1.0, 100, 0, 0, 0, 0
POV1-5=2, 0, 60, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.000, 0, 95, 1.0, 100, 0, 0, 0, 0
POV1-7=2, -60, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.000, 0, 95, 1.0, 100, 0, 0, 0, 0 


Open Outscape Launcher, and click on “INPUT” tab. Under the “SECONDARY” list, remove any “joystick” mentions, and override them with the same as the “PRIMARY” says Boot the game and you should be good to go!

Congratulations, you can now kick back and play the game with a controller! Just make sure you boot the program and select the profile.


The mapping is as follows (PS3/XBOX):

LEFT STICK: WASD (I can’t figure out how to unmap that)
RIGHT STICK: 360° Mouse Control. Speed is configurable. I have it set at 60
D-pad: Left, Right, Up, and Down Mouse Control (SUPER clunky; primarily for list dragging)
X/A Button: Left Click
O/B Button: Right Click
Square/X Button: Backspace (Zooms back to galaxy view, in case you weren’t aware!)
Triangle/Y Button: Escape (I don’t recall this being useful at this time, but it’s here just in case)
L2/LS: Zoom out
R2/RS: Zoom in
L1/LB: Rotate Counterclockwise
R1/RB: Rotate Clockwise
Start/Start: Rotate galaxy UP
Select/Back: Rotate Galaxy DOWN
PSN/Guide Button: Windows Key (minimizes game if it is fullscreen!)


Any questions, feedback, etc. are welcome.

EDIT: I have found an issue with selecting upgrades, and probably some other stuff. The solution is to change secondary “joystick” inputs to something else. Don’t forget that step, it’s important!


Changelog:

v2.0

Added mouse control to D-pad. It’s very clunky but will work great for dragging lists like building or blueprint lists. Can click drag in space but… just don’t… Added comments to the profile. Added Windows Key to PSN/Guide button to minimize fullscreen game. Slight adjustments to analog stick sensitivity (Weird things were happening, smoother now!)