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Xbox360 Locked control scheme issues
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The Issue of the Xbox360 controller is that the control scheme is poorly assigned and there is nothing we can do about it from in-game.

This issue is with Helicopter controls (!)

Known Control Scheme
A: Generic command (interaction menu)
B: Unknown (not tested for lights)
X: Activate/Deactivate Auto Hover (Why do we need this on a button when its in the menu?)
Y: Unknown (not tested for lights)

Right Thumbstick: N/U
Left Thumbstick: Pitch/Roll

Right Bumper: Ascend (Ascend and decend is poorly calibrated)
Left Bumper: Descend (Resulting in slow rise and drop)

Left Trigger: Yaw Left
Right Trigger: Yaw Right/Fire Weapons (What?)

Back: 1st/3rd Person
Start: Pause


The Issues expressed in this Report are souly to do with the
Xbox360 controller, The PC Controls are fine.


Legacy ID
Steps To Reproduce

+Plug in an Xbox360 Controller
+Run A3
+Spawn Helicopter (Gunship & Transport)
+Go Flying
+Try Ascending and Descending

Additional Information

To Summarize:

The Controls for altitude in any/all aircraft are sluggish when using a
360 input device as well as the cross-over controls for yaw and firing.

The lack of use in the right thumbstick is a waste of potential for freelook
(Free look is critical for aircraft)

There is no change weapon button meaning a gunship on 360 input can only
fire its default weapons.

Advice: Un-Restrict the 360 Controller config and allow players to assign button
as they see fit. This avoids lengthily .cfg alterations and allows better customization in one go.

Event Timeline

BethMythica edited Additional Information. (Show Details)
BethMythica set Category to Controls.
BethMythica set Reproducibility to Always.
BethMythica set Severity to Tweak.
BethMythica set Resolution to Duplicate.
BethMythica set Legacy ID to 1632860847.May 7 2016, 11:26 AM
BethMythica added a subscriber: BethMythica.

I would like to note as well that the Dpad controls are universal on all 3 current schemes, Infantry/Vehicle/Helicopter

Press B and you will get free look for the right stick.

The 'Yaw Right/Fire Weapons' bind needs to be changed though. And players should be allowed to change the binds, too.

Rick added a subscriber: Rick.May 7 2016, 11:26 AM
Rick added a comment.Mar 10 2013, 4:48 AM

You can change the binds, just disable the preset first.

I would like to state my control setup from ArmA II.

Thottle up/down: Left and Right trigger
Pitch: Left stick
Roll: left stick
Turn Left/Right: right stick
yaw: L/R bumper
Auto-hover on: Left D-Pad
Auto-hover off: Right D-Pad

These settings worked fine. The only thing I was unable to set was fire triggers and weapons switching.

These controls seemed to make sense to me.

Duplicate of #0000940.