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ItsTheSebbe Mar 10, 2014 @ 8:27am
Do you play with controller or without?
I recently bought a xbox 360 controller so I could play Dark Souls decently, so I thought it'd be a good idea to try out Spelunky with a controller aswell. However, I know it's a really odd thing to say since the original game came out for xbox 360, but I just get comfortable with the controller, even after an hour of practising with it. I had played about 50 hours with keyboard before I bought the controller with these keybindings:

Move - arrow keys
Jump - space
Sprint - shift
Whip - Z
Bomb - X
Rope - C
Buy/Door - S

So, do you guys play with controller or with keyboard?
Last edited by ItsTheSebbe; Mar 10, 2014 @ 8:27am
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abugaj Mar 10, 2014 @ 8:28am 
I use a controller for every pc game.
Ladez Mar 10, 2014 @ 8:35am 
I have a 360 controller but for the life of me I can't survive in Spelunky when I play with it. I require perfect accuracy, and I can't achieve that with a controller. The d-pad is a major pain as I constantly press down multiple buttons instead of the one I want, making me go the wrong way or jump off ladders. The analog stick is no better, it's simply too uncomfortable for me, it doesn't have enough feedback.

No, I'll save the controller for less hectic games, like adventures or turn-based strategy, and keep playing Spelunky with the keyboard :)
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Colbert Mar 10, 2014 @ 9:01am 
When I started playing Spelunky my keyboard was slowly dying, so I play using a controller. It works for me, although I have occasionally hit two buttons at once and accidentally dropped a bomb. I've since replaced my keyboard, but I haven't tried playing with keyboard controls yet.
paquito Mar 10, 2014 @ 9:48am 
yes it's easy
PIGRSI Mar 10, 2014 @ 10:40am 
Controller
Frankokomando Mar 10, 2014 @ 10:48am 
Controller
Twerk It Like Miley Mar 10, 2014 @ 8:29pm 
I use my keyboard :)
QcChopper Mar 10, 2014 @ 9:21pm 
360 controller, with the analog. POS D-pad...
Hardûn Mar 11, 2014 @ 3:03am 
I don't own a controller, so keyboard for me. I probably should change that seeing as I've only made it past Hell in Super Meat Boy but ah well.
ItsTheSebbe Mar 11, 2014 @ 7:58am 
Originally posted by Hardûn:
I don't own a controller, so keyboard for me. I probably should change that seeing as I've only made it past Hell in Super Meat Boy but ah well.
I have actually beaten Super Meat Boy with keyboard and I prefer using keyboard for that aswell, though I think it plays very well with controller too. I have no idea why I find Spelunky so hard to play with controller, can't even get past the mines with it. I just fall on spikes almost everytime, even when I see them, because I feel that the controls are so weird. Not ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ on Spelunky on its controls whatsoever, they just don't feel right to me when I'm using a xbox controller.
Los Días de Shuang y Rosas Mar 12, 2014 @ 2:37pm 
I'm using the 360 controller but having the same problems mentioned above. I get killed on ladders more than anything. Investing in a stick soon (for fighting games) and might use that for Spelunky as well, but if anyone has any controller recommendations I'd love to hear them.
Batmagoo Mar 13, 2014 @ 2:33pm 
360 controller's Dpad is horrible. I emulate one with x360ce so I can use a Logitech Rumblepad 2 and have none of the problem mentioned above. PS3/PS4 Dpads are also pretty good.
Smitey Mcsmiterton I Mar 13, 2014 @ 6:49pm 
I tried playing it on the keyboard first, because I figured it would be more responsive, but it felt really awkward, and I had a really hard time doing precise things so I switched to my xbox 360 controller, and that works a lot better for me. I can't use the analog stick though I have to use the d pad.
JudasofBelial Mar 13, 2014 @ 7:08pm 
I prefer a controller. I tried the keyboard but I just can't stand it. It's like the exact opposite of isaac in that regard.
Los Días de Shuang y Rosas Mar 14, 2014 @ 2:07am 
Originally posted by Batmagoo:
360 controller's Dpad is horrible. I emulate one with x360ce so I can use a Logitech Rumblepad 2 and have none of the problem mentioned above. PS3/PS4 Dpads are also pretty good.
Thanks for the recommendations. I'll definitely check both of those controllers out.
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