Dark Souls III Forum  /  Recommended Setup and Controller for Dks3 Speedruns?
  ValventuresValventures

Hello everyone! Hope you're able to give me some advice. Which controller and setup would you recommend me to do decent souls speedruns?

I really want to start speedrunning souls games in a decent manner but I noticed that I'm having some issues like my menu changing has a slow response, D pad is complicated to change items fastly (mostly when equipping soul absorbing items after killing the boss with regular xbox or ps4 controllers) and in the case of Bloodborne, I feel the response between the controller and the game is pretty slow. I run the games with the monitor set on 2k, not sure if the wrong is there but I wished I could solve this response issue.

My current setup is:
Graphics card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor
Motherboard: MSI Gaming AMD Ryzen B350
8 Gb memory cards
Capture Card: Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro
Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU (4 milisecond response)

Really hope you can give me a tip from your experience and again, thank you all for reading me out!

 
  DaravaeDaravae
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To be honest, there are a lot of different setups out there. There also isn't any setup necessarily better than another. Common controllers used to speedrun Souls games are PS4/Xbox (One)/PS3/Steam controllers. To improve in menuing, most runners would recommend learning a 'claw grip' to hold your controller in a certain way that makes it easier to do menuing while sprinting/running. You can find different types of claw here: https://imgur.com/gallery/n0rfx or look at runners with a handcam/webcam included.

To respond to the part stating: 'response between the controller and the game is pretty slow'. It's difficult to pinpoint what exactly is causing this without knowing if you are using a wireless or a wired setup. If things like these occur, I would first and foremost recommend running a wired setup (plug your controller in using a wire). Even though Bluetooth/Wireless controllers setups should in theory work properly and not cause any input delay. If you are running a wireless/bluetooth setup, this might be the case for you. If you are still getting input delay with a wired setup, something else might be wrong. Could be the cable, could be the controller, could be software in the background causing input delay.

Good luck furthermore. Hope you can get it sorted.