New World – How to Download Functional Gamepad Configuration to Use

This shows the ultimate gamepad (how to configure and how to download functional gamepad configuration to use) guide for New World.

How to Download Functional Gamepad Configuration to Use

This guide will introduce and show you how to download an optimized and fully functional Gamepad Configuration to use in New World.

Introduction

The Unofficial Gamepad Configuration Guide For New World

Yes, we all know MMO’s are mainly built around Keyboard and Mouse! Respect other’s preferred method of playing with a Gamepad whether it’s because they prefer it or because they have disabilities (carpal tunnel, bad back, etc.) and can’t play at a desk with Keyboard and Mouse! You don’t know the reason why someone may be using a Gamepad, so just be happy that they are able to enjoy the game too or even with you!

This guide will show you how to download an optimized and fully functional Gamepad Configuration to use in New World which provides the following features:

  • Full access to all menus, each with unique button assignments.
  • Easy to memorize controls for ease of use (see various Action Set Layouts below).
  • Walking with Right Joystick
  • Designed for basic controllers without extra paddles or functions so that any controller can use the configuration. If you have extra functions like rear paddles or trackpads for Steam Controller, they’re open for extra bindings!
  • Compatibility with most Gamepads. I say most because in theory, they should all work but PS4 controllers and a few knock off controllers have some issues on occasion.
  • Reduced camera sensitivity while Aiming (and in turn Blocking).
  • Ability buttons that don’t impede movement or camera functions when pressed, ensuring you are proficient in Combat.
  • Built in keyboard overlay so no keyboard and mouse are needed!.
  • Menu navigation using bumpers.
  • Usable in conjunction with Mouse and Keyboard.
  • Only one binding needs to be made in-game (bind “Swap Active Weapons” to ” – ” which is next to ” = ” on the keyboard). While I wanted to avoid requiring players to bind or rebind keys, this one had to be done for smoother weapon swapping as the default bindings don’t have this action bound.

Installation

To download this configuration, you can find it on the Steam Community while playing New World or from the Desktop Mode (make sure controller is on and connected):

While In-Game

  1. Press the Guide Button on your gamepad to open the Steam Overlay
  2. Press X or Square on your gamepad to “Browse Configs”
  3. Community
  4. Press Y or Triangle on your gamepad to “Show Other Controller Types”
  5. Find “The ORIGINAL Fully Functional Setup”. Almost all of the configs in the list are copies of mine and are typically outdated or broken. Try to avoid Ginger Prime’s configuration as it is a copy of mine that he is taking credit for. He has made minor tweaks that break the configuration and doesn’t know how to fix most of them as he doesn’t know how the configuration works, so download his at your own risk!
  6. Press A or Cross on your gamepad to “Import Config”
  7. Press X or Square on your gamepad to “Apply Configuration”
  8. Enjoy!

While in Desktop-Mode

  1. Find New World in your Steam Library.
  2. Right Click It.
  3. Manage.
  4. Controller Configuration.
  5. Press X or Square on your gamepad to “Browse Configs”.
  6. Community.
  7. Press Y or Triangle on your gamepad to “Show Other Controller Types”.
  8. Find “The ORIGINAL Fully Functional Setup”. Almost all of the configs in the list are copies of mine. Try to avoid Ginger Prime’s configuration as it is a copy of mine that he is taking credit for. He has made minor tweaks that break the configuration and doesn’t know how to fix most of them as he doesn’t know how the configuration works, so download his at your own risk!
  9. Press A or Cross on your gamepad to “Import Config”
  10. Press X or Square on your gamepad to “Apply Configuration”
  11. Enjoy!

If you find that you like this configuration, please upvote it by pressing the Right Shoulder Button (RB or R1) on your gamepad when you browse for configurations! This will ensure it gets more visibility for users

Notes

  • This configuration isn’t perfect as we are limited on what we can do with a controller, the game, and Steam Configurations. For example:
  • Keyboard and Mouse icons don’t change in-game: This can’t be changed because AGS did not give players access to the API in any way. See my Controller Support Addon for ESO as an example where I was able to add and replace textures within the game by hooking into the API.
  • You might get stuck in an Action Set: Although it should happen rarely (assuming you follow the rules of the controls), sometimes you can get stuck in an Action Set like Map or Inventory in which your controls and camera sensitivity have changed. There are fail safes in place to prevent this but sometimes it just happens. Press an opposite button to get out of it (if in or were in Map, press Start to open the Inventory)!
  • Some gamepads don’t work as expected: Not all gamepads are created equal. Even the same brand and style of controller may be different due to quality control issues! While the configuration was tested thoroughly with different controllers, people have different experiences. Use an Xbox One or Xbox Series 2 Elite Controller with the Wireless Adapter for best optimal gameplay.

Tips

  • Below is a list of tips that might help you with the configuration:
  • Set in-game keybindings to default prior to using the configuration (before you bind “Swap Active Weapon”) as many issues are resolved by doing this.
  • Restart your game/controller. The ol’ IT trick of “turn it off and turn it back on” seems to apply here sometimes!
  • Use the Right Joystick and Right Trigger as a functional mouse when possible in sub menus.
  • Try a new controller as Steam doesn’t play well with all controllers or some controllers can be worn down which cause inconsistencies.
  • Update the firmware on your controller to avoid oddly performing controls.
  • Try to only use Bluetooth or an official Wireless Adapter to connect your controller (no 8bitdo).
  • Go into the Steam Big Picture Mode Settings (before starting the game) and enable support for your desired controller.

Q&A

Can I still use Keyboard and Mouse if I download this configuration?

  • Yes! This configuration does not affect the use of Keyboard and Mouse and since only one binding actually needs to be bound for it to work, it will not disrupt the original bindings you already have.

Will using this configuration get me banned from the game?

  • No, this configuration simply uses the Steam Overlay and Input that’s already built into Steam in order to pass keyboard and mouse inputs to the game from the controller. With that being said, game developers have been known to ban players for overlays, but they are quickly reversed. This isn’t likely to happen though!

Why aren’t the Keyboard and Mouse icons in-game changing to Gamepad icons?

  • There is no native controller support for New World and as a result, icons do not change to controller button icons. Additionally, because Amazon Game Studios did not provide an unlocked API, I cannot create an add-on to swap out or add textures.

My overlay is not showing for the Consumables or Additional Action Wheels. What gives?

This is a Steam/New World issue. For some reason it’s not allowing the overlay to appear. There are a few options to fix this:

  • Right click New World in Steam while in Desktop Mode and go to Properties. On this window, ensure “Enable Steam Overlay For This Game” is checked.
  • Click “Steam” in the top left corner while in Desktop Mode and go to Settings. Select In-Game and ensure “Enable Big Picture Mode Overlay while a Steam Input controller is detected” is checked.
  • If the two options above don’t work, the last resort is to open the Steam Overlay while in game and select Toggle Controller HUD. This should force an overlay to appear but doesn’t always work.
  • Restart Steam and the game after above steps are taken, just to be safe.

by Tierney11290


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