Dark Souls for PC using keyboard/mouse?

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#1 Posted by Brazucass (482 posts) -

I would like to know if they ported this game correctly before spending my cash on it. Does it plays well for those who use PC`s official controls (keyboard/mouse)?

Console lovers please dont answer since we dont care.

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#2 Posted by ShadowDeathX (11607 posts) -

I would like to know if they ported this game correctly before spending my cash on it. Does it plays well for those who use PC`s official controls (keyboard/mouse)?

Console lovers please dont answer since we dont care.

Brazucass

The keyboard works very well....the problem is the mouse controls. They are a little mehish in my opinion. I can see someone getting use to it after a while, but I don't want to and rather just use a controller.

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#3 Posted by Brazucass (482 posts) -

thanks :)

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#4 Posted by xLittlekillx (1833 posts) -

Gamepads have always had a place in PC gaming. One of the best things about the PC is the variety of input devices it lets you use for games.

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#5 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

Gamepads have always had a place in PC gaming. One of the best things about the PC is the variety of input devices it lets you use for games.

xLittlekillx
That doesn't answer the question though.
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#6 Posted by Bikouchu35 (8181 posts) -

Gamepads have always had a place in PC gaming. One of the best things about the PC is the variety of input devices it lets you use for games.

xLittlekillx

Especially them console portz always have slightly off mouse control, so I end up using the gamepad. Plus is much more enjoyable when you can sit back to the tv thus giving that ps3.5/x540 esque graphics :P

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#7 Posted by SPYDER0416 (16736 posts) -

According to Kevin V on Twitter, the mouse controls are poop and you should just plug in a control.

Though if you want to you can still play it like that.

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#8 Posted by xLittlekillx (1833 posts) -

[QUOTE="xLittlekillx"]

Gamepads have always had a place in PC gaming. One of the best things about the PC is the variety of input devices it lets you use for games.

Elann2008

That doesn't answer the question though.

The question was answered in the second post. Did you think I just forgot how to answer a question? Like I bargained away my question answering abilities to some demon lord for a sick new pair of Nikes? Jesus christ.

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#9 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"][QUOTE="xLittlekillx"]

Gamepads have always had a place in PC gaming. One of the best things about the PC is the variety of input devices it lets you use for games.

xLittlekillx

That doesn't answer the question though.

The question was answered in the second post. Did you think I just forgot how to answer a question? Like I bargained away my question answering abilities to some demon lord for a sick new pair of Nikes? Jesus christ.

ShadowDeathX answered the question. That's just one user's opinion. I'm sure some of us would like to hear more feedback from other users.
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#10 Posted by with_teeth26 (8220 posts) -

from what i hear your mouse cursor stays on your screen while you are playing and things go crazy when you try and use menus with your mouse.

Also, all button promtps are for the 360 controller even if you are using kb/m

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#11 Posted by deactivated-58b6232955e4a (15594 posts) -

I would like to know if they ported this game correctly before spending my cash on it. Does it plays well for those who use PC`s official controls (keyboard/mouse)?

Console lovers please dont answer since we dont care.

Brazucass
I wonder if you play Devil may Cry will a keyboard as well.
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#12 Posted by kidcool189 (4307 posts) -

Keyboard works decent once you can finally figure out all the keys, mouse control is nearly broken and controls as if it is an analog stick along with an awkward deceleration effect. Menu's are an unnecessary pain. And a couple of other minor issues, but the busted mouse control is what ruins it all.

It's sad, since there was good potential for an enjoyable and pleasant kb&m use. I absolutely do not believe dark souls is a kind of game that is "not suited for kb&m", it was just very poorly executed in this instance.

So in it's current state, I'd definitely say it's gamepad or bust, for now.

[QUOTE="Brazucass"]

I would like to know if they ported this game correctly before spending my cash on it. Does it plays well for those who use PC`s official controls (keyboard/mouse)?

Console lovers please dont answer since we dont care.

SAGE_OF_FIRE

I wonder if you play Devil may Cry will a keyboard as well.

I sure as hell would have, if it happened to have good mouse control for camera and basic combat inputs along side it. :D

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#13 Posted by Makari (15250 posts) -
It honestly works better keyboard-only than it does keyboard/mouse. Great with a gamepad, as mentioned, but the mouse feels super-off!
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#16 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -
Using a gamepad on your PC is like driving a car with square wheels. Why would you go backwards through the evolutionary process? If a game doesn't have Keyboard and Mouse support, it's obviously never meant to be a PC game in the first place.
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#17 Posted by gamebreakerz__ (5120 posts) -
I've finally got it working well with my PS3 controller, and I've got a steady frame rate at 1080p too and I'd have to say, looks A LOT better than the console version. And to people who say K+M is superior 100% of the time, in third person action games like this and Assassins Creed, a gamepad is far more useful as precision accuracy is not a requirement.
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#18 Posted by kozzy1234 (35966 posts) -

I would like to know if they ported this game correctly before spending my cash on it. Does it plays well for those who use PC`s official controls (keyboard/mouse)?

Console lovers please dont answer since we dont care.

Brazucass

- Port Authority: Dark Souls PC = Dark indeed -- this is one of the worst ports we've ever seen.

- and now that it's here, the worst of them are confirmed: this is just about a worst-case scenario port. It's a shame, too -- it's like getting that bike you asked for for Christmas only to find that it's so poorly assembled you can barely ride it.

http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/dark-souls/1225854p1.html

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#19 Posted by omenodebander (1401 posts) -

Using a gamepad on your PC is like driving a car with square wheels. Why would you go backwards through the evolutionary process? If a game doesn't have Keyboard and Mouse support, it's obviously never meant to be a PC game in the first place.SKaREO

BY far the most idiotic comment I've ever read. You are right up there with loosingends. evolutionary process? You have an over inflated sense of your importance if you think that comment holds any weight. In fact a dry fart carries more usefulness than what you just said.

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#20 Posted by omenodebander (1401 posts) -

Using a gamepad on your PC is like driving a car with square wheels. Why would you go backwards through the evolutionary process? If a game doesn't have Keyboard and Mouse support, it's obviously never meant to be a PC game in the first place.SKaREO

BY far the most idiotic comment I've ever read. You are right up there with loosingends. evolutionary process? You have an over inflated sense of your importance if you think that comment holds any weight. In fact a dry fart carries more usefulness than what you just said.

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#21 Posted by Pedro (27874 posts) -

Using a gamepad on your PC is like driving a car with square wheels. Why would you go backwards through the evolutionary process? If a game doesn't have Keyboard and Mouse support, it's obviously never meant to be a PC game in the first place.SKaREO

Saying something stupid with the fallacy of intelligence is a sad place for any speaker to be.

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#22 Posted by the_bi99man (11242 posts) -

Well apparently Gamespy says the mouse/keyboard controls are damn near unuseable, and is just of many reasons the port is absolutely terrible.

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#23 Posted by Mr_Ditters (1920 posts) -

At first I hated the port and i will list why. 1. silly default buttons. 2. HORRIBLE FPS (on a 200$ card) 3. mouse visible and moves around when your looking around 4. graphics were bad 5. tips display 360 controls. (press "A" to continue) 6. mouse is clearly imitating a joystick as in it can only tilt the stick so far and only tilts it while moving causing you to do a 1080 spin with a slow steady move and a 90 spin with a twitch. Steps taken since then. 1. remap controls 2. play in windowed maximized with Gamecompanion1.3 3. download autohotkey and "http://www.autohotkey.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=2197&highlight=nomousy" 4. download the 1080p resolution fix by Durante 5. ignored 6. lowered mouse sensitivity in windows and raised the in game setting 1-4 are fixable and 2 might not happen with your rig. 5 is cause the port was lazy but they did at least warn us on that one. If you are in the group that believes keyboards are always better than game-pads than i doubt you need tips anyway. 6 is the real issue but is workable with a little practice. This is not however, a perfect fix. Now that i have fixed most of the issues i would say its an ok port considering they were reluctant to give it and warned that it would not be good. My suggestion would be to pirate the game and decide if the mouse thing is workable for you and buy it afterwards knowing that you must go through 1-4 to make it work. Also yes I did buy the game and even though i have no gamepad to use I do not regret the buy.morphisblob

Your suggestion is to pirate the game? Lovely.

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#24 Posted by kozzy1234 (35966 posts) -

Well apparently Gamespy says the mouse/keyboard controls are damn near unuseable, and is just of many reasons the port is absolutely terrible.

the_bi99man

Get ready to be called a SNOBBY PC GAMER :lol:

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#25 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -

[QUOTE="morphisblob"]At first I hated the port and i will list why. 1. silly default buttons. 2. HORRIBLE FPS (on a 200$ card) 3. mouse visible and moves around when your looking around 4. graphics were bad 5. tips display 360 controls. (press "A" to continue) 6. mouse is clearly imitating a joystick as in it can only tilt the stick so far and only tilts it while moving causing you to do a 1080 spin with a slow steady move and a 90 spin with a twitch. Steps taken since then. 1. remap controls 2. play in windowed maximized with Gamecompanion1.3 3. download autohotkey and "http://www.autohotkey.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=2197&highlight=nomousy" 4. download the 1080p resolution fix by Durante 5. ignored 6. lowered mouse sensitivity in windows and raised the in game setting 1-4 are fixable and 2 might not happen with your rig. 5 is cause the port was lazy but they did at least warn us on that one. If you are in the group that believes keyboards are always better than game-pads than i doubt you need tips anyway. 6 is the real issue but is workable with a little practice. This is not however, a perfect fix. Now that i have fixed most of the issues i would say its an ok port considering they were reluctant to give it and warned that it would not be good. My suggestion would be to pirate the game and decide if the mouse thing is workable for you and buy it afterwards knowing that you must go through 1-4 to make it work. Also yes I did buy the game and even though i have no gamepad to use I do not regret the buy.Mr_Ditters

Your suggestion is to pirate the game? Lovely.

I'm sure he meant before you actually buy it. Which, of course, is the whole point.
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#26 Posted by SPYDER0416 (16736 posts) -

Using a gamepad on your PC is like driving a car with square wheels. Why would you go backwards through the evolutionary process? If a game doesn't have Keyboard and Mouse support, it's obviously never meant to be a PC game in the first place.SKaREO

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