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!
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Seatonsan Jul 29, 2017 @ 2:02pm 
Would you be willing to upload a special edition version of this layout to the nexus. it would be very much appreciated
ActionHeroName Jan 24, 2017 @ 9:15pm 
This mod is not working for me. I checked for the ControlMap_Custom file and it isn't even in there.
mattdilllon Jan 19, 2017 @ 3:59pm 
Is there a Mod like this for the "Enderal" version of Skyrim yet?
Z0011 Jan 19, 2017 @ 7:28am 
Hi Jay , this is one of the best mods, can you make a version for especial edition? thanks.
Vortikai  [author] Nov 13, 2016 @ 8:30am 
Nothing I can do. will not, at this time, allow changes to the interface folder in an archive to be used as a mod.

I took the original kontrol.bsa/.esp package from regular Skyrim and uploaded it to for Skyrim SE, and it did not work, no matter what I tried.

Maybe in the future they will allow it, but not for now. Try using unarchived mods that do the same thing on the Nexus for now.
th3pr0ph3t Nov 13, 2016 @ 7:09am 
Please, I want this for the Speciall Edition as well.
Vortikai  [author] Nov 9, 2016 @ 2:25am 
This mod is free, and will always be free.
Vortikai  [author] Nov 8, 2016 @ 4:21am 
It has nothing to do with any of that. This mod is a mapping between the game and input provided by the game.

The reason it doesn't work on is I can't seem to archive the .bsa package correctly. I used to remember what options needed to be checked, but now I can't remember at all. I am a bit busy so I'll try again later. If someone else wants to upload it, that's fine, as long as they test it and it works.
Kadajin Nov 6, 2016 @ 7:33pm 
I did work for me.. and i want that file back soooo bad ! For some reason I can't get it off of here
Vortikai  [author] Nov 6, 2016 @ 2:28pm 
It didn't work and I gave up trying getting it to work.