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Author Topic: Using your ps3 controller/steering wheel/anything on Just Cause 2  (Read 12332 times)

m1cr0man

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Hi all

Background
I've had a joystick and steering wheel sitting on my desk for a while now, using them for games like IL-2 and DiRT, but my recent addiction to Just Cause 2 has made them a little dusty. I decided to look into getting them to work on JC2 with analogue support and working buttons.

Step-By-Step Instructions
1. Get x360ce (just x360ce.App-X.X.X.XXX.zip) from here: http://code.google.com/p/x360ce/downloads/list
2. Put the .exe in the archive into your Just Cause 2 (<steam folder>\steamapps\common\just cause 2) folder and run it.
3. A number of dialogues will open. Skim through them hitting yes/next, nothing else. None of it mattters at the moment.
4. You will now see 4 controller tabs at the top of the window, at least one should have a red/green box in its title. Click on whichever one is the game controller you want to use for Just Cause.
5. You should now see and Xbox Controller. Press/turn/twist/roll your game controller.
   - If you see green crosshairs or dots appearing or moving on the controller where you want them to (eg steering axis moves left thumb) skip to step 8
   - If nothing happens, keep reading
6. Clear all the preset controls by selecting "clear" from the drop down box at the bottom of the screen and then clicking "load".
7. For each axis/button on your controller that you want to use you must assign it to the corresponding axis/button on the xbox controller. I'll explain how with an example:
   - Click the first drop down box, which is Left Trigger, and click [Record]
   - Move the part of your controller you want to assign it to. The box will be filled with that axis/button, and it's opposite may be automatically filled in to Right Trigger.
Repeat this for every axis/button you want to set up. You can also select the axis/button manually from the drop down box instead of hitting [Record] if you know what you're doing.
8. Go to the "Advanced" tab. Here you can tweak the dead zones for each corresponding trigger/thumb on the xbox controller. For steering wheels, I suggest 10% Dead Zone on both triggers, 2%-5% dead zone on the Left Thumb and 80% AntiDeadZone.
You can check out the "Force Feedback" tab too. If its already enabled, it will work, but otherwise it probably won't even if you set the values up yourself.
9. Click Save at the bottom right of the window, exit, and launch Just Cause 2 as you normally would. You will hear your windows beep sound, it is just x360ce telling you its working.
10. Have fun with your controller. :D You can use up to 4 controllers and the keyboard at any one time!

For example purposes (or if you have one), I have attached the config for my Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Pro Steering Wheel. Put it in your Just Cause folder to use.

Troubleshooting
1. x360ce.exe crashes on launch.
   - Neutralise all axis on your controller(s) and/or
   - Run the program in compatibility mode for XP Service Pack 3

Feel free to ask if you have any other problems.

Philpax

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Re: Using your ps3 controller/steering wheel/anything on Just Cause 2
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 01:13:28 pm »
Good guide! For using a PS3 controller, you can just use MotioninJoy - for everything else, you probably need x360ce, so I'm sure this guide will help keep people informed. :)

JeTLaGGeD

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Re: Using your ps3 controller/steering wheel/anything on Just Cause 2
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2013, 04:29:54 pm »
Great guide! Somehow, I've gotten pretty good with the keyboard (not sure how, I've never used it for any racing games, except for racing in Just Cause 2.) I've always used a joy stick in racing games. I may switch over to joy stick, though..

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Re: Using your ps3 controller/steering wheel/anything on Just Cause 2
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2013, 10:00:18 am »
Motioninjoy works just fine. And is a little more simple than this other program. Plus you can have it emulate several different gamepad profiles, using more than just a Ds3 controller.

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Re: Using your ps3 controller/steering wheel/anything on Just Cause 2
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2013, 01:55:51 am »
I am using a Logitech Gamepad and it works just dandy :3 Thanks for the guide! I'll use it for my shitty steering wheel, lawl

ijosh371

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Re: Using your ps3 controller/steering wheel/anything on Just Cause 2
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 03:59:45 pm »
Using Motioninjoy is easier in my opinion
but good guide :)

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Re: Using your ps3 controller/steering wheel/anything on Just Cause 2
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 09:55:52 pm »
thanks!!! it works!!
does this method work with any other steam game that has controller support?
and what about the games that have partial controller support