Tyrian Mollusk.1563 Posted September 15, 2022 Share Posted September 15, 2022 (edited) When you start a Steam game that has no controller support, Steam automatically applies a Steam Input configuration if it finds a connected controller. If the developer does not set a recommended configuration, Steam uses a very simple default template made for some common FPS games, and this will give users a poor impression, because it usually does something but it doesn't actually work. For GW2, it will let someone walk around, move the moue, click with left trigger, interact with Y, use 1-4 from the dpad, jump with A, and basically just not make much sense and play awfully. Many Steam users don't even realize this is how Steam handles games without controller support. I know you choose to leave the controller market ignored and are against supporting controllers, but there are some good controller configurations for playing GW2 (I know, I have hundreds of hours playing GW2 on controller--and just a 360 controller, not a fancy touchpad or gyro controller). I'm not asking you to support controllers, but if you simply set Steam to use something reasonable as the recommended default, someone using one when they try the game will have a better experience. It's how Steam Input is meant to be used by developers who don't want to spend effort supporting controllers: let players do the work, and you just set a default that makes sense and keep on doing your non-controller thing. Basically, the current default is broken, and there's no downside to setting Steam to use a better one. You could even just set Steam to use the standard 'gamepad' template instead of the 'WASD+Mouse' template, which will make it so a controller does nothing by default. At least 'nothing' is working as expected, instead of a broken half-config. Edited September 15, 2022 by Tyrian Mollusk.1563 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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