Author: Bloodless (Official Forum ID)
I am mostly making this guide for people with carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis or any other muscle/nerve/joint ailments they might have in their hand. or who just those who prefer to use a controller.
Step by Step
I used xpadder (latest version) with a xbox 360 controller. Xpadder simulates the keyboard and mouse using your gamepad" - http://www.xpadder.com/ more information on where you can find the free version are in my posts below this one.
(version 5.2 and earlier are free 5.3 and above have to be purchased for $10).
1) after installing and opening xpadder you will get a pink image page in which you should press all the buttons on your controller. you will see on the left side image, sticks, dpad, buttons, triggers. click on sticks to set your analog sticks, dpad to set it etc
this is mine after all the buttons are pressed
1= left analog, 2= right analog, 3= dpad, 4=left trigger, 5=right trigger, 6= buttons which include x,y,b,x,lb,rb,start, select, the buttons when you press the analogs down.
2) Then you assign which keys to which buttons as you will like. example my left analog stick is WASD, you can click on the little wrench next to to quick assign.
This is my button set up
Explanation of my set up:
X= #1 on the keyboard,
Dpad left = 5
Dpad right= 7
Dpad Down= 8
LAD (left analog button)= left click
RAB (Right analog button)= space (jump)
Left button (the button above the trigger) = Tab (for targeting)
Start button is blank but can be used for 9 or any other key you want.
Ctrl+= second hot bar
Alt+= third skill hot bar.
examplenot my screenshot forgot to take some but will upload with mine later
My right analog is my mouse and my Right button is my right click (this is easiest for me to move my camera around and right click and interact-able objects in game). I will advice though to click on the little wrench next to the right analog stick go to mouse settings and adjust the movement speed of it.
With this set up you can have 24 hot keys on your controller allowing you to fully utilize a lot of your skills.
Some small problems in targeting in this game as a whole, that is why i have esc as the back(select button) to quickly un-target and re-target.
It will take a little bit of time getting use to and the main problem is remember all your skills.
Feel free to ask questions or FLAME since i know some of you are going to, but i do not have big hands to be pressing CTRL+8 and moving the mouse while chasing down a caster/kiter that is killing the flag holder in black garden.
Source: RIFT Forum