Silent Hill 3 Forum  /  Need help (50% SR related) with controls!
  PaxtonMegaPaxtonMega

Heya, since you guys are running SH3 on PC I wanted to know how you guys mapped your controllers?

I am using a X360 wired pad for PC and tried configuring it but I don't have a clue if it was me but even tho showing me it accepted the buttons it did not use them properly in-game itself. Maybe someone that uses the X360 pad too can either post screens of their config in-game or from the Config tool pretty please?

I wanna be a big boy and re-play as well as, maybe, give a few runs a shot, but I don't wanna use the keyboard for tank-control games tbh 🙁 gimme a helping hand here, will ya? 🙂

 
  LivLiv

Mapping this game on a controller can be a nightmare. Mostly because there are kinda vague descriptions of what each button does. Like "confirm", "action" etc. The best thing to do is just map one button, see what it does, then go back and map each one by one. It's what I did.

It can also depend on which controller you use, though. Back when I used a PS3 controller I could not, for whatever reason, get this game to pick up the triggers. But on my PS4 controller for whatever reason it does.

A few people have had issues with button mappings involving controllers on this game. I remember Dudley spent 30 minutes mapping the game on stream IIRC and in the end he just went with keyboard lol...

You could try just literally mapping the keyboard mappings to your controller or something, maybe?

A lot of the runners on here IIRC use keyboard, so most probably won't be able to help you, sadly.

 
  PaxtonMegaPaxtonMega

At the moment I got everything mapped with a picture I found that said A button does this, B does this. But it was for a prog similar to XPadder so yes, my triggers wont work, as do the L3 and R3 buttons. But I got around it, all I am currently lacking is the Right stick to look around, a button for Supplies and one for Zoom, of which I did not make use in my 30 minutes of play testing. I will, however, map those to keyboard buttons via XPadder now so I can use em regardless 🙂

 
  LivLiv

For supplies I literally just use "H" on my keyboard when running; I never even mapped that button since you only use it twice per run anyway.

Zoom is kinda useless though, there's only one spot where I imagine it could ever be useful and that's to sorta cheese the suitcase puzzle. I never even mapped Zoom myself and have never used it. lol

Looking around isn't a thing though. "TAB" will sorta just center the camera behind Heather, but there isn't any control to like fully rotate and completely control the camera for example. It's one of those games with a drunk camera.

 
  PaxtonMegaPaxtonMega

I found that out last night 😃 Yet the centering does come in handy when searching for ways and stuff since you can basically look up front, at least most of the time. The Subway system was horrible. Why do you have to sorta like "lure" a train to arrive by nearly killing yourself? Konami Pls Kappa

But yeah, I started figuring stuff out as you suggested Liv, thanks for leading me to that conclusion 🙂 After I finished my Playthrough Imma go ahead and steal your strat like you stole mine on Phantom Limbs at first 😛 See you in the future runs ❤️

 
  SasamSasam

There's also the 2D and 3D controls you can swap between, I know one of them turns off tank controls which makes it a lot nicer for running on controller, I did one or two runs for fun like that, I'm not sure how the rest of my controller was mapped though because I remember some buttons not letting me map correctly. I was also using a 360 wired controller at the time.

 
  PlywoodPlywood

Old thread but I felt like bumping this because I am wondering about the same topic. Do most people use controllers (360? PS4?), or do people map the keyboard a certain way? Just trying to figure out what is best before I sincerely try running this game. Thanks everyone

 
  PunchyPunchy

I just map the keyboard in a certain way, although admittedly my keyboard binds are nonsensical, but I think most runners of the game ran on KB+M.

 
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