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Train Sim World Controller

Discussion in 'PC Discussion' started by Jetset-James, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. Jetset-James

    Jetset-James Member

    Apr 1, 2020
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    My new system arrives tomorrow and I am used to playing on the PS4. What do you seasoned pros use on your computer? Do you find the keyboard and mouse controls are straight forward?


  2. PlatChap

    PlatChap Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2017
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    I use mouse and keyboard because that is what works best for me but others may find something like an Xbox controller to more intuitive. It's really a personal preference. Try out both and see what you like most!
  3. synthetic.angel

    synthetic.angel Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2019
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    For Train Sim World.... you can pick up the XBox controller for about £20. But you will need mouse functionality for the "zoom in" function - and I use a mini-keyboard's track-pad.... But - this is not absolutely essential. You don't have to use a keyboard or mouse at all (as you don't absolutely need all of the functions on keyboard).

    But.... you might consider downloading Train Simulator.... which has a completely different control scheme, depending on the route your are playing..... Here an XBox controller will not be enough. You must have a keyboard to use the "T" key, to load passengers/freight. And.... you will need a mouse to look around... You can use a trackpad again.... but you'll need one that allows a long depress on the RMB (Right Mouse Button), so that you can right-click-n-drag, preferably as a two-handed operation (so you can look around and zoom at the same time).
  4. Mr T

    Mr T Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2018
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    I prefer mouse and keyboard but that's also what I'm used to after playing Train Simulator for many years. For other games I use a Logitech controller... but as said in the post above, an Xbox controller should work also. I find games that involve car driving in particular need a controller because the steering, accelerator, and brake need analog inputs so you can control them better. I find trains though don't have such a need for analog as you don't steer them and set the speed and braking by setting the controls to specific numbered points.
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