Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
zerg_humand Mar 20, 2013 @ 8:31pm
Eager to buy, but one question
How does the game handle, when using the keyboard to play? I don't own a USB controller, unfortunately, so I'm curious how it handles when using the keyboard, or whatever the controll scheme is. (I can't play my copy of Sonic Generations because there's too many keys to map on my keyboard, to play it reasonably, so I'm a tad cautious about buyin more games I can't play from lack of gear.x.x)
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IceBlade Mar 20, 2013 @ 8:34pm 
Driving is okay, flying is ....interesting. I have a couple of friends who exclusively use keyboard and they seem to be pretty good at it now, but they used to complain about flying. I tried flying with a keyboard once and didn't like it either, but it seems nothing that you can't get used to.
The default control scheme is probably not what you're used to, and for a racing game there's quite a few individual buttons to map.
zerg_humand Mar 20, 2013 @ 8:41pm 
What kind of keys are there to map? I know the obvious of left, right, up, down, gas, and breaks, but what else? I assume one for using items/powerups, but anything else?
IceBlade Mar 20, 2013 @ 8:49pm 
Off memory:
Left Shift,Right Shift = accelerate
Space = Drift/Brake/Reverse
W = stunt up
S = stunt down
A = stunt left
D = stunt right
Arrow keys: steering
Q = Look behind
Right Ctrl, E = shoot
All are re bindable obviously.
Last edited by IceBlade; Mar 20, 2013 @ 8:50pm
Zorlac Mar 20, 2013 @ 9:30pm 
It's playable, but pretty difficult, especially the flying parts. It's still fun though.
zerg_humand Mar 20, 2013 @ 9:58pm 
Well, bought it, planning on going out tomorrow to most likely grab a PC controller. Thanks for the info, guys.=)
Zorlac Mar 20, 2013 @ 10:01pm 
Originally posted by zerg_humand:
Well, bought it, planning on going out tomorrow to most likely grab a PC controller. Thanks for the info, guys.=)
Get a wired 360 controller. It works in almost every game that is controller compatible these days.
zerg_humand Mar 20, 2013 @ 10:02pm 
Was planning on buying a Logitech 310 USB controller, since it's a bit more reasonably priced.(A used 360 controller is over 30 bucks, bit painful.)
Zorlac Mar 20, 2013 @ 10:07pm 
Originally posted by zerg_humand:
Was planning on buying a Logitech 310 USB controller, since it's a bit more reasonably priced.(A used 360 controller is over 30 bucks, bit painful.)

But it works with everything without any fiddling, or downloading extra programs. It's worth the extra bit of money since it's compatible with so many games by default. It's also a really nice feeling controller in your hand. Trust me, and get one, you won't regret it. You will however regret any other controller when you have to download Xpadder and make it work manually.

(Just friendly advice trying to save you trouble later on).
temp Mar 20, 2013 @ 11:10pm 
Originally posted by zerg_humand:
Was planning on buying a Logitech 310 USB controller, since it's a bit more reasonably priced.(A used 360 controller is over 30 bucks, bit painful.)

If you decide to use the Logitech controller you can use this program to get it to work:
http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/X360ce

I use a PS2 controller and it works fine, if you have trouble setting it up you can add me and I'll help you out.
J_wolfpawn Mar 21, 2013 @ 12:00am 
Originally posted by IceBlade:
Off memory:
Left Shift,Right Shift = accelerate
Space = Drift/Brake/Reverse
W = stunt up
S = stunt down
A = stunt left
D = stunt right
Arrow keys: steering
Q = Look behind
Right Ctrl, E = shoot
All are re bindable obviously.

You can configure the keys to your liking. I felt the keyboards controls were fine, but i did switch the wsad keys to the arrow keys. That way I could control everything with my left hand and just do stunts with my right. But I definitely enjoy the game more with my wired controller.
[GitGud] phoenix923 Mar 21, 2013 @ 12:08am 
Originally posted by temp:
If you decide to use the Logitech controller you can use this program to get it to work:
http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/X360ce

That is not necessary as there is a switch on the back of the F310 that changes the input mode between Direct input and Xinput. Just keep it on the Xinput mode and the controller is recognized as a Xbox 360 controller. Older Logitech controllers that only use Direct input will need that program, but the F310 doesnt as long as you keep it on Xinput

I have the same controller and I have never had to use a third party program to get it to work with controller enabled games aimed at Xbox controllers.
Last edited by [GitGud] phoenix923; Mar 21, 2013 @ 12:27am
zerg_humand Mar 21, 2013 @ 1:49am 
Thanks again for all the extra info guys. Never ceases to amaze me how many helpful people hang out on the Steam forums.=)
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