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I'm a long time fan of the Fallout series and 3 is one of my favorite games out there. I started playing on 360 when it came out over a decade (wow i feel old lol) and I enjoy using a controller to play both it and NV. Well here recently I decided to give 3 another go but this time hopefully spicing the game up with some mods for a brand new experience. I'm not really a kb&m guy I play most of all of my games with a DS4 controller. So after spending an afternoon getting all my mods working I decide to start up a new character.

Almost immediately I notice something feels just off about the way the aiming feels. It's just not as smooth and responsive as it's console counterpart. I've looked around and tried messing with the sensitivity and it would seem that the Steam PC version just doesn't want the game to feel very good with a controller. Now for my question, is there anyone at all that understands this issue? Have any of you guys also experienced this or is it just me? Also if there is anything I can do to fix this issue I would really appreciate any help. I really want to re-experience this game with my brand new mods and once again adventure into the Capital Wasteland. :smile:


Edited by ThoughtShift, 27 March 2022 - 02:32 PM.


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Doesn't steam claim to have added support for the PS4 controller ?   Have you gone through their instructions/set up for that ?

IDK ... I've tried my xbox controller for this game ...  which I assume works great ... but I can't hit the broad side of a barn with controllers for these type of PC games ... I'm definitely a kb&m guy  :geek:



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Yeah Steam has partial controller support for the game for both DS4 and X360 controllers. I have set it up and the game responds to my controller inputs but for some reason the game sensitivity doesn't feel anything like the console versions of FO3. I've been playing the X360 version of FO3 since 2008 and I also play tons of console New Vegas. Immediately as soon as I start playing the PC versions of those games I can immediately tell it feels totally awful and unplayable. Anyone that has played the console versions will tell you it's fine on console but terrible with PC and likely can see what I'm talking about. I have no idea why it's so different but I'm hoping somebody can enlighten me on how to fix it. Even if it's something do with manually changing values in the INI folder or something or even something 3rd party needed like a mod. I'm pretty beside my self on this one and I'm hoping the nexus FO3 community can help me out. :/ 

(Also for some reason when I move my right analog stick to aim, the camera moves fast if I move to the left/right or up/down but is terribly slow when I move it at diagonals. Surely this is something that can be addressed somehow?)


Edited by ThoughtShift, 28 March 2022 - 02:24 PM.


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As I recall, Steam has pretty extensive controller customization and even the ability to download other people's configurations on a per game basis.

Try going into Big Picture mode. I think some of the controller stuff is easier to access in that mode.

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I have been playing in big picture mode. I've selected the layout for my controller that had the most votes. I continue to have this problem regardless of how I launch the game. I have no idea how to fix it.



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I would like to delete this topic as my original issue has now been resolved. How do I go about doing this?



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I would like to delete this topic as my original issue has now been resolved. How do I go about doing this?

 

Well typically threads don't get deleted ... especially if the problem gets solved.

So care to post up how you fixed it ... for posterity purposes ?







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