View Full Version : Improving controller support

08-30-2019, 10:48 AM
I just tried out controller support again and it seems to be working pretty well! I think it could use 2 things though to improve the experience.

1. Nearby usable objects should highlight automatically as you get near them in joystick mode. A 'use' button would then use the highlighted object. This would be a huge improvement already.

2. A better cursor for spells than the mouse one. In general, the mouse cursor just isn't good enough. What you want is a targeting reticle that stays around your character, or even jumps between targets, highlighting them one by one.

You want to get rid of any reliance on the mouse cursor, as a slow floating cursor that doesn't center on your character simply isn't useful for a controller.

08-30-2019, 11:39 AM
Actually regarding 2, I'm pretty sure you want auto-targeting, with a reticle maybe around the target's feet, and the ability to switch between targets.