The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Mar 31, 2012 @ 8:05pm
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If you play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with an Xbox 360 Gamepad for Windows, you probably have noticed how difficult it is to access your favorites and use the quicksave/quickload features, especially if you are used to accessing hotkeys 1-8 on your keyboard.

Kontrol adds the ability to quickly select between 8 hotkeys on the d-pad of your Xbox 360 controller. This is accomplished by using the four cardinal directional buttons for the first four hotkeys, and then pressing & holding the "shift button" (LB or "Sprint" button) + the same four cardinal directions for the last four hotkeys. This mod also gives you the ability to quicksave or quickload by pressing a combination of buttons.

Key Features:
• Expands the default Skyrim D-pad hotkeys. Instead of only two hotkeys, you can use up to eight!
• Access eight of your favorite items, spells, shouts and powers with these new hotkeys.
• Ability to quicksave/quickload on the fly. No need to use your keyboard or go through menus!
• Take screenshots from the controller.
• Compatible with all official Skyrim DLC and other mods, except mods that modify the controller scheme.
• The controller buttons remain relatively the same from vanilla Skyrim -- no learning a completely new layout!

Essentially, instead of only two favorites being accessable by the default Skyrim client, Kontrol adds the hotkeys for favorites as such:

Hotkey 1: D-pad Up
Hotkey 2: D-pad Right
Hotkey 3: D-pad Down
Hotkey 4: D-pad Left
Hotkey 5: LB + D-pad Up
Hotkey 6: LB + D-pad Right
Hotkey 7: LB + D-pad Down
Hotkey 8: LB + D-pad Left
Quicksave: LB + A
Quickload: LB + B
Favorites Menu: Back
Wait: LB + Back
Auto-Run: LB + R3
Screenshot: LB + Start

When you subscribe to this mod, try adding your most used spells, shouts, powers, and items to favorites. Then, access your favorites menu (back button) and browse through your favorites. To assign a favorite a hotkey slot (you can have up to eight), simply press and hold the button(s) associated with that slot.

So if you have a favorite item such as a sword and want to easily access it by pressing LB + D-pad Left, simply open your favorites menu, browse to the sword, then press and hold LB + D-pad Left for a second until you see a number next to the sword (in this case, the number will be "8", as in "hotkey 8").

Changelog for Current Version:
-Changed "Wait" from [Back] to [Shift + Back]
-Changed "Favorites Menu" from [Shift + Back] to [Back]
-Changed keymapping documents and picture to reflect the changes

Troubleshooting & Help
+ If you are not noticing any changes when you subscribe to this mod, such as you still only have two buttons that use favorite hotkeys, or if you notice any problems after updating the mod, such as favorites/wait button(s) not working properly, then browse to your \steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\ folder and delete or rename ControlMap_Custom.txt to something else. If you still experience issues, make sure there is no controlmap.txt in \steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\data\interface\controls\pc\

+ If you can't stop sprinting after pressing a combination of buttons, simply tap the sprint button (LB) again. This is an issue with using the sprint button as the shift for hotkeys and quicksaves/loads. So, for example, if you sprint and quicksave (LB + A) while moving forward, you sometimes may end up auto-sprinting without touching the controller. It's an issue I can't fix on the mod level, you just have to tap the sprint button again. But it's a really minor issue and not really noticable. This issue is probably why Bethesda didn't allow more than 2 hotkeys on the controller by default.

+ I will not do any personal requests for customizations. If you want to customize, then use a real controlmap.txt and learn how to customize it yourself (it's really easy). There are so many gamepad customization files on the Skyrim Nexus, it's a dime-a-dozen, so it should be easy for you to figure out how to assign keys to what you want.

Honestly, I uploaded this to Steam Workshop for my own personal use, but made it public because someone else might like these configurations. Enjoy!
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Mar 28, 2015 @ 12:33am
Can't Open Favorites
Jul 21, 2013 @ 8:46pm
The Cleaner
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Yogi_Bear Jan 8 @ 11:34am 
Mako, did you read above about Controlmap.txt? that does fix the prob....Or just find your Data file in the game folder and delets both Kontrols inside the data folder, unsubscribe to Kontrol and restart game. This should delete Kontrol. Still no? Then Verify the game too.
Good luck Mako, after all it is Modding Pal....
Mako Jan 8 @ 9:07am 
your mod pretty much reduces all favorites to 8 and screws up the favorites tab, now i can't even get rid of it unsubscribing, great idea, poor execution
RaY4451 Dec 9, 2015 @ 11:21pm 
To stop the issue, I have to restart the whole skyrim.
RaY4451 Dec 9, 2015 @ 11:20pm 
I suspect that this mod causes an issue of my game. Sometimes when I load a saved game, the character can't stop moving further. However, when I get into UI ( pause or in-game inventory) the indicator doesn't goes up. so that I conclude my Xbox 360 controller is not malfunction.
DerKevx115x Dec 4, 2015 @ 7:00am 
does it work for xbox one controler too ?
3sx I Kevin Nov 19, 2015 @ 11:41am 
How can I change the controls for myself ?
PapiwA Oct 7, 2015 @ 11:46am 
oh... I didn't try reading. Lol!
just fyi, native Steam screenshot is XboxBtn+RB
Please fix that
PapiwA Oct 7, 2015 @ 10:59am 
so getting you to fix the Steam screenshot shortcut is out the question?
It's supposed to be Xbox Btn + RB but it don't work. I've tried everything.
A Member of the 90s Generation  [author] Oct 7, 2015 @ 10:29am 
Anyone can feel free to take this mod and change it around and upload how they like it to Steam Workshop as well!
A Member of the 90s Generation  [author] Oct 7, 2015 @ 10:28am 
There is probably an MCM version on the Skyrim Nexus if you prefer that. I don't have time to fool around with mods anymore, even if this is a little mod.

Plus Steam Controller is right around the corner, which should give you all the customization you want with a controller in Skyrim.