matthiias Jan 4 @ 1:07pm
Right thumbstick can't aim horizontally in L4D2
I am trying to use a gamepad to play L4D2, before anyone says anything, I am not new to PC gaming, and am not questioning the validity of keyobard and mouse, it is simply my preference for such games, also, I am playing on a laptop, so using the track pad is out of the question. I am not looking to spend money to resolve this issue, be it on a wireless mouse, or xpadder.

I am using a PS3 Batarang controller and all buttons work fine with the exception of the right thumbstick. I can aim vertically, but it refuses to acknowledge horizontal movement from it.

It works fine with every other game I try it with, and have never had an issue with it being a Playstation controller rather than 360.

I have tried modifying 360controller.cfg, I have tried turning the controller on before starting the game, after starting the game, starting the game, then disabling and re-enabling controller support, and have tried all with, and without x360ce files being present, but nothing works, and there has been zero difference in behaviour between each change attempted; it behaves just as it did being plugged in with nothing modified.

Just to confirm, there is nothing wrong with the controller itself, it has been used before and after attempting L4D2 on both PC and PS games with no difficulty.

For reference, here is the modification used in 360controller.cfg. I found it while searching for a fix. The post said to replace the first half (controller 1) portion of the file with this code.

unbindall // Prevent mouse/keyboard control when gamepad is in use

joystick 1
joy_advanced "1" // use advanced joystick options

joy_name "L4D Xbox360 Joystick Configuration"
joy_advaxisx 3 // x-axis controls GAME_AXIS_SIDE
joy_advaxisy 1 // y-axis controls GAME_AXIS_FORWARD
joy_advaxisz 0 // z-axis is treated like a button
joy_advaxisr 2 // r-axis controls GAME_AXIS_PITCH
joy_advaxisu 4 // u-axis controls GAME_AXIS_YAW
joy_advaxisv 0 // v-axis is unused
joy_forwardsensitivity -1.0 // movement sensitivity
joy_sidesensitivity 1.0
joy_forwardthreshold 0.1 // movement dead zone settings
joy_sidethreshold 0.1
joy_pitchsensitivity 1.0 // look sensitivity
joy_yawsensitivity -1.5
joy_pitchthreshold 0.1 // look dead zone settings
joy_yawthreshold 0.0

joy_variable_frametime 1
joy_autoaimdampenrange 0.85
joy_autoaimdampen 0.5
joy_lowend 0.65
joy_lowmap 0.15
joy_accelscale 3.0
joy_accelmax 4.0
joy_response_move 5
joy_response_look 1
joy_autoaimdampen 0.3
joy_autoaimdampenrange 0.85
joyadvancedupdate // advanced joystick update allows for analog control of move and look

// Alternate control 1
bind "0" "slot10"
bind "1" "slot1"
bind "2" "slot2"
bind "3" "slot3"
bind "4" "slot4"
bind "5" "slot5"
bind "6" "slot6"
bind "7" "slot7"
bind "8" "slot8"
bind "9" "slot9"
bind "a" "+moveleft"
bind "c" "+voicerecord"
bind "d" "+moveright"
bind "e" "+use"
bind "f" "impulse 100"
bind "h" "motd"
bind "m" "chooseteam"
bind "q" "lastinv"
bind "r" "+reload"
bind "s" "+back"
bind "t" "impulse 201"
bind "u" "messagemode2"
bind "w" "+forward"
bind "x" "+mouse_menu QA"
bind "y" "messagemode"
bind "z" "+mouse_menu Orders"
bind "`" "toggleconsole"
bind "SPACE" "+jump"
bind "TAB" "+showscores"
bind "ESCAPE" "cancelselect"
bind "SHIFT" "+speed"
bind "CTRL" "+duck"
bind "F1" "Vote Yes"
bind "F2" "Vote No"
bind "F5" "jpeg"
bind "MOUSE1" "+attack"
bind "MOUSE2" "+attack2"
bind "MOUSE3" "+zoom"
bind "MWHEELUP" "invprev"
bind "MWHEELDOWN" "invnext"
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Platypus Jan 21 @ 4:26pm 
I'm having the same problem. I'm using a PS3 SIXAXIS, and it works for everything else on my PC and PS3, but no horizontal movement in L4D2. I'd really like a fix for this because for me, the game is unplayable otherwise.
The Arrow Jan 21 @ 4:58pm 
Wow, instakick if I'd ever have a gamepad-player on my game (regardless of the team of course).
That said, it wouldn't surprise me if this is simply bugged due to being not used in the pc version in the first place. So my guess would be that you would have stumbled upon something.
♥Festive Pingas™ Jan 21 @ 9:40pm 
"I am not new to PC gaming"

Your Steam profile says othewise. You barely have any hours with what little amount of games you have.
DeadpoolKaiju Jan 21 @ 9:43pm 
Originally posted by ♥Pingas™:
"I am not new to PC gaming"

Your Steam profile says othewise. You barely have any hours with what little amount of games you have.


You do know it is possible to play pc games without Steam right?
[†]Munkee_King[†] Jan 21 @ 9:59pm 
Originally posted by deadAIDSpool:
Originally posted by ♥Pingas™:
"I am not new to PC gaming"

Your Steam profile says othewise. You barely have any hours with what little amount of games you have.


You do know it is possible to play pc games without Steam right?

YOU LIE! steam is all there is!
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