Retro City Rampage™ DX

Retro City Rampage™ DX

briprov  [developer] Jul 22, 2013 @ 3:42am
FAQ: Keyboard & Controllers
I'm the developer. A small number of players have encountered confusion in regards to the controls, so I've put together a short FAQ.

KEEP IN MIND: The keyboard controls are actually my preferred method of playing. They have been tuned more than anything and are how I played it through 99% of development.

However, some problems that people have had are:

1) Confused by the WASD / Arrow option

Because it supports dual-sticks on controllers, it supports WASD / Arrows. Each can be mapped to either move or aim. However, on keyboard, you really want to simply use the move keys. There is auto-lock-on and with keys, this is precise.

2) Netbooks and such may have condensed keyboard layouts. In this case, WASD will be better than the Arrow keys. Or use a controller.

3) USB controllers can be calibrated. If you mess up, use the keyboard to navigate to Help & Options, then recalibate it. If you need the key icons to be displayed to help you navigate, unplug the controller.

4) PS3 controllers are not standard PC controllers. Your best bet if you want to use one is to use a driver that mimics the Xbox controller, then calibrate it like any other PC controller.
Last edited by briprov; Jul 22, 2013 @ 3:51am
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hubert Jul 22, 2013 @ 4:24am 
Thanks for clearing that up, it's good to see the devs participating in forums!

PS. I can't help to notice you don't have all the achievements in RCR :)
Last edited by hubert; Jul 22, 2013 @ 4:27am
Atmos Jul 22, 2013 @ 8:06am 
Appreciate you taking the time to help us out. Now shuht up anned tayk mah munee! :0)
Sturmtrooper96 Jul 23, 2013 @ 12:39pm 
I think the game is great to play with the XBOX 360 controller.

PS: Thank u for this awsome game. I love it.
CarcharotH Jul 25, 2013 @ 1:11pm 
Point 3 enables me to finally play this with keyboard, thank you!
anmeldungscrack Jul 26, 2013 @ 1:27am 
I play it with a Controller and it works for me :P
Senpai Rupcio Jul 26, 2013 @ 12:15pm 
I'm using a ps3 controller that emulates Xbox360 one, and it still doesn't detect it. I don't have any problems with any other game, for example Dark Souls...
ellen_page Jul 27, 2013 @ 8:20am 
let us switch controller icons in the menu or something
jorg Aug 3, 2013 @ 8:30am 
Is there/Will there be any way to reconfigure keyboard controls? I have a qwertz keyboard (which is the standard in my country) so the z and y keys are swapped for me. This makes pressing z to go into cover very inconvenient. I know enter works too, but that's only slightly better. From what I've played so far it seems cover is something you need to use a lot, so this is annoying. If rebindable keys are impossible for some reason, at least consider adding y in addition to z and enter for going into cover in the next patch.
Kargath Aug 13, 2013 @ 12:01pm 
Controller, period.
Outlaw Dec 29, 2013 @ 10:33pm 
I'm trying to play this with an xbox controller and it works great except I can't take cover. There's no button for it as far as I can tell.

EDIT: Figured this out right after posting, it's the Y button.
Last edited by Outlaw; Dec 29, 2013 @ 10:34pm
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Date Posted: Jul 22, 2013 @ 3:42am
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