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#1 Aug 10 2010 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Back when I was a young buck, I played FFXI and managed perfectly well on my PC using the keyboard. I did not realise that there was a problem with it and that a lot of people really hated using the keyboard. I wondered what their problem was when they complained.

I quit FFXI many years ago and then went on to play WoW and more recently Aion. A recent re-installation of FFXI (because I just couldnt wait for my FF fix) has revealed the frustration that many others playing FFXI felt many years ago, I just couldnt do it! The controls seem so counter intuitive that my old trembling fingers could not get the hang of it.

Does anyone know whether FFXIV is going down the Keyboard and mouse control route used by most "modern" MMO's or is it likely to be more consistent with the FFXI control system.

If it is going to be like FFXI, does anyone know how I get my ps3 controller to work on my PC as the dual stick has got to be better to use than a keyboard?
FFXIV: Crafty Hallie, Ultros

#2 Aug 10 2010 at 11:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Here check this out:


This should get your ps3 controller up and running on your PC :)
Name: Z'veagan Brolz
Server: Ultros
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#3 Aug 11 2010 at 2:00 AM Rating: Good
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That's what I use, and except for having to put the controller down to chat it works great. That is unless you have a 64bit operating system, then there's an extra step that's a bit of a pain, but what works, works.

The only shame is that those drivers don't let you use the sixasis commands so I can't shake the controller to lock on to a target or tilt it to pan the camera but perhaps that's for the best!

I think keyboard *IS* more efficient *IF* you can get used to it, it is different from any other game, but it does work really well once you learn. That said, Controller is the next best thing. I heard they are working on some more "classic" mouse-oriented camera controls for FFXIV, but the keyboard and controller really are quick slick for getting around on the online FF's.
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