Sword of the Stars: The Pit

Sword of the Stars: The Pit

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katukinabarra Oct 1, 2013 @ 9:43pm
Just one little thing developers seemed to forget including...
You can directly go to the *** paragraph ***

First of all, this game was a positive surprise from the beginning for me, I never dared buying and trying it till a friend offered me to have a go and... Whoaa! I knew I liked the aesthetics but it turned to be a roguelike I enjoy a lot (I always thought it would be too complex for me).

Well, the thing is I took profit of the discount and bought it with the DLC, which has turned to be larger than I thought so everything has been so positive! I was surprised to see we have two new characters and even if I was going to try the psionic but accidentally took the Tarka Ranger.

The thing is that I looked if the game supported gamepad or controllers but Steam didn't say anything about it so I assumed it didn't but I tried and.... SURPRISE! IT DOES!

And it does it very well! In fact you can almost do everything you do with the keyboard (maybe slower because you have to open some minimenus but totally correct).

My first problem was I couldn't find the button for changing weapons ()it is the Tab key in the keyboard) then I found a way to solve it making shortcuts in the D-pad of the controller (shortcut 1 = D-pad UP ; shortcut 2 = D-pad RIGHT and so on ). If you put the Sar (blade/knife) to the first and the gun to the second, it's easy to go back to your normal Punch by pushing D-pad UP button twice. BUT....

***As this character has another special attack (which seems more powerful) called tailwhip you can't go back to it using any controller button [and you can't make another shortcut as it isn't an object/item from the inventory]***

It's a pity... I know it's a stupid little thing but maybe developers were unaware of this... or maybe I'm wrong and didn't realise there was another way (if this is the case and somebody tells me how to do it I will happily erase this disussion).

Developers should also think of putting the game supports controllers, this may make them win some sales... anyway, nice game, and sorry for the long post, just wanted the game to become a bit better.
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NDC Oct 2, 2013 @ 9:52am 
I'm not sure how you can do it on a pad, but you can open your inventory and right click a weapon slot. The option to add tailswipe should be there.
lavamadness  [developer] Oct 10, 2013 @ 4:30pm 
On a pad:
- Right Bumper to open Inventory.
- Left Trigger (MOD) + Left Bumper to move focus from the grid to the shortcut slots.
- Select the slot and press A to open the context menu.

This allows you to add a character's innate weapons (like punch, and tailswipe) to the shortcut bar even though they are not "items".
katukinabarra Oct 15, 2013 @ 7:35am 
thank you very much!
katukinabarra Oct 15, 2013 @ 7:35am 
do you want me to erase this discussion?
silvaril Oct 16, 2013 @ 12:38pm 

Nope. Have to figure if one person had difficulty with this, then others might as well. Thus leaving a discussion in place for folks to find is probably a good thing. :)
katukinabarra Oct 16, 2013 @ 1:10pm 
ok then, and thanks for answering
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Date Posted: Oct 1, 2013 @ 9:43pm
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