Can't Find Good Controls For Project64

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Jul 19, 2011
  1. king_leo
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    Well, on my new laptop and got project 64 with my favorite games, but i cannot find any good controls for the keyboard.
    I play games from harvest moon to goldeneye and no good controls yet
    ideas for better controls?
     
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    I know i know, but that was not the question the question was:
    "but i cannot find any good controls for the keyboard. "
    Meaning what are good controls for the keyboard
     
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    In my experience, the keyboard just feels wrong. So I can't really help you.
     
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    There are actually some configuration files around the Pj64 forums I believe for the nrage controller plugin or whatever is called ( it's been a while ).
    I particularly remember one for Golden Eye that would map the analog on the mouse and all the movements on the usual awsd Pc keys, allowing you to control it pretty much like a PC fps shooter.
    For the rest, I would really recommend you to get a PC controller, even a generic dual stick would do it.
    Of course I've got that USB adapter for the real N64 controller as well, nothing beats that, but for a few bucks you should be able to get a decent controller.
     
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    Isn't it just less of a hassle to map the keys yourself instead of hunting down a configuration file?
     
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    This is what I use for keyboard, it takes a bit to get used to, but feels really natural.

    Main Stick
    Up - W
    Down - S
    Left - A
    Right - D

    C Buttons
    Up - Up Arrow
    Down - Down Arrow
    Left - Left Arrow
    Right - Right Arrow

    D-Pad
    Up - T
    Down - G
    Left - F
    Right - H

    A - Numpad 5
    B - Numpad 4
    Z - Numpad 6
    L - E
    R - Numpad 7
    Start - Numpad 1

    If you don't have a number pad, get a controller because otherwise it all feels really cramped.
     
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    Using the num pad is not a good idea.
    I recommend using:

    Analog Stick
    Up - W
    Down - S
    Left - A
    Right - D

    C Buttons
    Up - I
    Down - K
    Left - J
    Right - L

    D-Pad
    Up - T
    Down - G
    Left - F
    Right - H

    A - O
    B - U
    Z - Space
    L - Q
    R - E
    Start - P


    You need to have each button be easily accessible without having to move any of your hands while still being comfortable.

    The only problem I see with Chaz's setup is that if you want to be able to access both the C buttons and A/B/Z/etc, you have to have your hand placed in a way that may not really be comfortable for everyone.

    My setup lets you access every button easily.
     
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    The layout that Chaz put up seems pretty solid. But if you so happen to want a controller, then get a wired 360 controller. I can tell you with experience that the controls are very smooth and in my opinion, better than a real n64 controller.

    The games I frequented were Smash & Majora's Mask.
     
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    I don't know if your keyboard is comically large, but that configuration is just too cramped for me.
     
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    I can see why someone would use those settings.
    But I simply don't like having to keep my right thumb unfolded all the time so that I can reach both the num pad and the arrow keys.

    It could depend on what game is being played, though.
    I wouldn't use your configuration in Zelda, but maybe there are games that don't require you to have easy access to the C keys.
     
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    NO.
    Let's see..........manually setting up all the buttons and manually calibrate the analog stick sesitivity and dead zones until they are suitable for a PC mouse.......then change everything to go play DK64.
    The controller configurations are there for a reason, you load up a profile, and BAM, you are ready to go.
    Plus there is a whole section ( or there was ) dedicated to the controller plugins and config files.
    It's hardly " haunting down ".
    It took me longer to type this for sure.
     
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    There are no good controls for the keyboard on PJ64. They don't exist.

    Just buy a cheap gamepad, or go gold and get a wired 360 controller. Worth the investment, you might as well not use an N64 emulator without a gamepad. Gamepads in general are really something you should always keep around for a PC, because not everything can be done competently on a M&KB
     
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    But that's the reason why you keep two different configuration files...
     
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