Back to the Future: Ep 1 - It's About Time

Back to the Future: Ep 1 - It's About Time

Fluiq Jul 28, 2013 @ 7:42am
XBOX 360 Gamepad
It doesn't say it on the front page or in the menus, but this game has full support for xbox360 gamepads.

A = Selecting an item
B = Run
X = Inventory
Y = Hint

LB/RB are for skipping through menu tabs and choosing a target.
Left thumbstick is for walking and right is also for choosing a target.

IMHO this is a feature that really should be advertised on the store page, for anybody who prefers using a gamepad, or has a disability that makes usage of keyboard and mouse harder.
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ham Jul 29, 2013 @ 12:36pm 
I'm in the middle of getting my steambox filled up with games and would've skipped installing this one if not for your post. Thank you.
Last edited by ham; Jul 29, 2013 @ 12:37pm
2jkaz Aug 19, 2013 @ 7:12am 
i second that! just started playing this game and im well happy it has 360 controler support
Luiz Alves Sep 29, 2013 @ 4:26pm 
But does it change the interface to show the 360 buttons? If not, then it would be a case of partial support, wouldn't it?

EDIT: I tested myself and confirmed. The controller kind of changes the way the game behaves (hiding the cursor, showing hotspots automatically), but the game still refers to the input as being mouse and keyboard - which surely is not a problem, since the controls are totally intuitive (look, interact, cancel, etc).

I would still call it "partial support", though. You can't change some options, like screen resolution, using the controller alone - it requires a mouse to select the "Apply" button.

Otherwise, just set the game up beforehand, follow void's instructions on the mapping (if needed) and the controller experience is just right. ^^

EDIT 2: From Episode 2 and beyond, the interface seamlessly changes into an XBOX layout. Still haven't figured out how to apply new resolutions using the controller, though. But I set all the episodes up beforehand, and now I'm playing through with full support.

EDIT 3: This is the last time, I promise ;) Played through the whole game now, having just finished Ep. 5. Controls are OK as stated above, BUT there is one "puzzle" in Ep.3 (the digital watch) that can't be completed with the controller alone, since it features buttons that I could only interact with through the mouse. Not a big deal, of course, but since I was using Big Picture mode, I had to walk from the living room to the PC in my office, to click the buttons. Also, there was (I think) a bug at the end of Ep. 2 in which I simply couldn't interact with anything, and just press the controller's buttons like crazy until it finally came back to normal.
Last edited by Luiz Alves; Oct 16, 2013 @ 10:25am
EXPERIMENTONGOD Dec 19, 2013 @ 3:18am 
I would also like to point out that for some reason, in Episode 1, you need to press D-Pad Right (!?) to highlight the SAVE option when trying to save the game manually (it's fixed in subsequent episodes).

Here's the list of controls that I have discovered so far:

Left Stick = Move character (highlighting interactive items)
D-Pad = Move character (not highlighting items)
Right Stick Left/Right Stick Right/LB/RB = Highlight interactive items

Left Stick Click = Show current goal
Right Stick Click = "Story So Far"

A = Select/Interact/Use item
B = Go back on menu/Exit Conversation/Walk faster
X = Show Inventory/Examine inventory item
Y = Show hints/Show help (on the inventory/"Story So Far"/hints screens)

LT = (Nothing?)
RT = Show interactive items

LT/RT/LB/RB = Cycle option screens/change save slot

Select = (Nothing?)
Start = Pause/Menu

D-Pad Right = Highlight Save option (***IMPORTANT***)

Edit: As stated previously, in Episode 2 and onwards gamepad support is much better; you get button prompts and the "Save by pressing right on the D-Pad" bug is fixed. One minor problem is that I had to use the mouse to be able to get in the DeLorean in the first scene of Episode 2.
Last edited by EXPERIMENTONGOD; Dec 21, 2013 @ 6:56am
Aryudsoh Dec 21, 2013 @ 6:15pm 
So could I use the controller to walk and the mouse for everything else? My laptop is hooked up to the tv. I don't have a wireless keyboard but have a wireless mouse so this would be perfect for me if it works.
wunderbred Jan 12, 2014 @ 11:13am 
Originally posted by Fluiq:
It doesn't say it on the front page or in the menus, but this game has full support for xbox360 gamepads.

Thanks Fluiq! This is a great tip, Half Life: Source also has at least partial controller support, yet for some reason it isn't notated as such.
PlayaOfGames Jun 2, 2014 @ 3:51am 
by the looks of it works great but it only works with wired controllers i am useing x360ce to make my wireles controller work with this cuz it makes the output of wireless controllers into some wired controller output for it to work just like phyconaunts

edit:wanna confirm it works good but when u press a on something that has mutipale things to click on it glitchs up so thats why they dont have it saying controller support cuz it is so glitchy
Last edited by PlayaOfGames; Jun 3, 2014 @ 10:21pm
Spartan_ESP Oct 26, 2014 @ 11:55am 
Hi everyone, my gamepad doesn't work, it works great with the wolf among us or other games, but not whit this one (i'm on mac, steam)
PlayaOfGames Oct 26, 2014 @ 12:07pm 
Originally posted by Spartan_ESP:
Hi everyone, my gamepad doesn't work, it works great with the wolf among us or other games, but not whit this one (i'm on mac, steam)
thats cuz back to the future was never on the 360 thats why it doesnt have great controller support wolf among us was on the 360 and all and thats why it does have good controler support but teltlale games are best palyed on keyboard and mouse cuz controllers suck on point and click games even the qtes on walking dead and wolf among us reqire move something to hit them and all is hard with a controller best with keybaord and mouse this also is the reason why it was never on 360 cuz they could never code back to the future for great 360 controller support
Last edited by PlayaOfGames; Oct 26, 2014 @ 12:25pm
Spartan_ESP Oct 26, 2014 @ 2:54pm 
Thanls PlayaOfGames but i saw on a few forums that guys played back to the future with 360 gamepad, so that means it's possible, and i remember playing this game with the pad, i'm not a big gamer i don't care if it's better playing with keyboard etc... i just want to enjoy the game by playing with my pad, can someone help me to fix that?
ThuramRus Jan 5 @ 4:46am 
Help, i have gamepad logitech f710 , and game don't start with gamepad, when i close gamepad - game started. This problem was in the walking dead.
Last edited by ThuramRus; Jan 5 @ 4:47am
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