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Drawn Down Abyss

An action oriented platformer card game. · By DaFluffyPotato

[Bug] Binding a Controller Causes Issues

A topic by jamessral created Jul 20, 2020 Views: 758 Replies: 4
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Trying to bind my Xbox 360 Controller causes a few issues

Steps to reproduce:

  • Plug in Xbox 360 controller
  • Start Game
  • Go through Binding Controller Steps (a for jump, x for select, y for look at cards, and start for pause)
  • Click Play Game

Observed Effects:

  • Can’t navigate as can in Super Potato Brah
  • The character always runs to the left. The only way to fix this is to unplug the controller and restart

I don't know what you mean by "can't navigate as can in Super Potato Bruh". Running to the left sounds like a drift issue on your joystick. This would be a hardware issue that can manifest differently in different software. Drawn Down Abyss has a pretty low threshold for movement if I recall correctly, so if your joystick is drifting, then the game might pick it up easier than most games. The other possibility is that somehow your inputs are getting stuck. If quickly pressing the movement key and moving the joystick in the direction of the automatic movement doesn't fix the issue, it's likely a drift issue.

I’ll try to troubleshoot the controller itself. Sorry, my wording was vague. I’m unable to navigate with the controller in the game menu, but I can in Super Potato Bruh. I should also mention that I’m on Linux (Mint) and running the game from the Itch app.

Also, I forgot to say it before, but thanks for making this game. It’s such a cool concept! I’ve never really seen cards used in this way.

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The navigation issue sounds odd. Super Potato Bruh and Drawn Down Abyss have very similar controller code.

I just took a look at the code for both, it turns out that Drawn Down Abyss actually has a very high threshold for joystick movement detection, so the issue may not be drift. Aside from that, there's really not much different between the two games other than the way the controller data is stored.

It also seems odd that I wouldn't have heard about the issue until now. I believe quite a few people have played with xbox controllers already (the controller I use should be pretty much the same as well). I'm a bit lost on what the issue could be.

EDIT: I noticed that you didn't specify what you did when it asked you about which joystick you wanted for movement. If you don't remember it asking you, I suspect you've got a trigger (or a joystick) that triggered the configuration and registered itself. If that's the case, I'd press you triggers and move both of your joysticks and see if that does anything. Otherwise, I'm guessing you're using the left joystick, right?

I never saw it ask me about which to use for movement, so I must have a bit of drift causing it to register almost instantly. I’ll try my other one. Thanks again :D