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#1 Feb 12 2011 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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1.15a brought a change to the game that removed an easy way to do camera zooms and resets when using a controller.

I was wondering if anyone out there using the PS3 controller to play the game could tell me if it's possible to set up some sort of key combination on the controller to mimic doing O/P on the keyboard?

R3 does the camera reset, I was thinking it would be nice to press down on the R3 and while depressed, if you moved the right joystick up and down it would do the zoom, leaving the R3 press and release to do the reset?

Is that even possible?

All my other buttons are already in use at this point.
#2 Feb 12 2011 at 9:21 AM Rating: Default
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My PS3 controller experience is limited to XI. The best answer I can give you is to map zoom in or zoom out to a button on the controller, but I never did this because you would have to sacrifice another button. Moveing the camera in the upmost position will automatically zoom out now (always kind of did). It just locks in place better now (still not perfect.) To my knowledge about what you said about holding down R3 to access other buttons - I don't know for sure. I never tried, but there might be a way to map R3 or L3 as a 'shift' button, then you would have to set up hotkeys for the keyboard - too much work in my book.

Wait it out. I think I read somewhere that SE plans to improve the config with fully customizable keyboard and controller buttons. There is a small chance I made this part up - can anyone verify if thats true?
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#3 Feb 12 2011 at 9:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the response.

What about a macro command? Are there macro commands to set camera distance?

This wouldn't be a bad solution either, as I could create a fighting distance, walking around distance, crafting distance, then just put them on the action bar.
#4 Feb 12 2011 at 1:06 PM Rating: Decent
http://www.motioninjoy.com/download

this will allow you to use a PS3 controller.

it'll install the DS3 tool
will probably have to reboot comp in safe mode
youll also need to go to your FFXIV config and set the controls. enjoy.

Edited, Feb 12th 2011 2:08pm by SterlingHighwind
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#5 Feb 12 2011 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
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SterlingHighwind wrote:
http://www.motioninjoy.com/download

this will allow you to use a PS3 controller.

it'll install the DS3 tool
will probably have to reboot comp in safe mode
youll also need to go to your FFXIV config and set the controls. enjoy.

Edited, Feb 12th 2011 2:08pm by SterlingHighwind


Thanks. I'm using that already, my problem was specifically to figuring out a solution for zooming in with the camera using the DS3 controller. Looking at all the macro options and what is configurable on the controller (even though I'm already maxed out and wouldn't want to give any existing button up to camera zooming), I don't see it's possible.

I'm curious as to what was happening to people that made it so unbearable to lower the camera and have it zoom in that they couldn't hit the camera reset to fix it? At least give an "old way/new way" setting so those of us who actually liked the way it used to work could set it back to the old way.

Thanks anyways, folks!
#6 Feb 12 2011 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
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SterlingHighwind wrote:
http://www.motioninjoy.com/download

this will allow you to use a PS3 controller.

it'll install the DS3 tool
will probably have to reboot comp in safe mode
youll also need to go to your FFXIV config and set the controls. enjoy.

Edited, Feb 12th 2011 2:08pm by SterlingHighwind


I tried installing that but if I disconnect the controller from the USB it stops working. And yeah, I have bluetooth on my pc.
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#7 Feb 12 2011 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Remeber that there is also an option in the ingame config menu to have the camera zoomed in or out to preference. I have mine zoomed out all the way, and to me it feels like it should go much further. For the most part, I can periodically position the camera as vertically as possible which zooms out a fair amount. Rarely, I end up using the mouse scroll to get that extra kick.

It is suppose to be possible to set up the Bluetooth, but from what I have read on forums it is complicated, touch&go, and has a possibility of permenantly f'ing the bluetooth on your computer. I never tried it - but with a little hunting on google you should be able to find out how to set it up. I personally find it hard to beleive the screwed up blutooth would be permenant, but i'm not too familiar with that technology.
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#8 Feb 13 2011 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
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WolfOak wrote:
Remeber that there is also an option in the ingame config menu to have the camera zoomed in or out to preference. I have mine zoomed out all the way, and to me it feels like it should go much further. For the most part, I can periodically position the camera as vertically as possible which zooms out a fair amount. Rarely, I end up using the mouse scroll to get that extra kick.

It is suppose to be possible to set up the Bluetooth, but from what I have read on forums it is complicated, touch&go, and has a possibility of permenantly f'ing the bluetooth on your computer. I never tried it - but with a little hunting on google you should be able to find out how to set it up. I personally find it hard to beleive the screwed up blutooth would be permenant, but i'm not too familiar with that technology.


I'll jump on your second paragraph first, helping the other soul :)

Yes, it works, but I recommend buying the recommended adapter (that he developed it on). It might take 4 weeks to go, but hang in there. He has links all of the product (I think on the blue tooth tab) to order it. Also, be 'sure' to follow the instructions. There is also a 'really' helpful video of someone setting it up that he links to off his site. Also, be 'sure' to follow the instructions on the tab. You 'must' install the driver for the adapter and pair it when other blue tooth devices are 'not' in the rig. I have a bluetooth adapter for a keyboard/mouse combo, and I had to hard wire a mouse to unplug that adapter and get through that portion of the setup. I could plug it back in after that. I have 'no' idea how this would work with a laptop, shutting down an internal one, but I would recommend just getting the one he recommends.

First Paragraph!

Yes, but now that I can't do the 'drop to the floor' trick with the PS3 to zoom in, I have to use O/P or 3/9. When you use that zoom, it seems to 'kill' your camera setting in preferences, because you can't hit 'End' (R3 on the controller) to reset the camera to that preference - which is another reason I always used the (until recently) built-in camera trick to zoom in.

I'm really curious at this point what it was that people were experiencing that made them produce pitch forks and torches and get that nice feature removed? Any history on that?

Thanks for the helpful replies, in all the threads :)
#9 Feb 13 2011 at 8:15 AM Rating: Decent
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MajidahSihaam wrote:
SterlingHighwind wrote:
http://www.motioninjoy.com/download

this will allow you to use a PS3 controller.

it'll install the DS3 tool
will probably have to reboot comp in safe mode
youll also need to go to your FFXIV config and set the controls. enjoy.

Edited, Feb 12th 2011 2:08pm by SterlingHighwind


I tried installing that but if I disconnect the controller from the USB it stops working. And yeah, I have bluetooth on my pc.


You need to have a EDR compatible bluetooth dongle. Basically any relatively new one. I bought one that was specifically supported for about 10 bucks and my ps3 controller works great wireless.
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