Types of action

These are the types of action that you can assign to your controller’s controls in the “Edit actions” window. Many of the action types also have ready-made templates that you can apply using the Quick-edit menu in the Profile Designer. Type keyPresses a key and releases it a short time later (by default 0.1 seconds). … Read more

Advanced action editing

We’ve seen in the┬áProfile Designer – Controls┬átopic how you can right-click controls to assign ready-made action templates to your controller. Occasionally, you might find that there isn’t a ready-made template for the controls you want. In this case, you can click the “Edit” button and define your own actions in the “Edit actions” window. The … Read more

Profile Designer – Summary

The Summary tab lets you specify which game or application your profile is for, and enter any notes for it. It also shows the number of players and which keyboard types, program actions and control set activations the profile contains. When you are browsing profiles, this summary information is shown in the Profile Preview window … Read more

Profile Designer – Inputs

The Inputs tab of the Profile Designer is where you configure which controller(s) you want to use. By default, Keysticks creates a layout and input mappings for a standard gamepad like an Xbox 360 controller, so very often you won’t need to change these. However, you might like to change the background image, just for … Read more

Profile Designer – Settings

The Settings tab lets you change the directionality and timings for each control. Stick and DPad controls can be configured with axis-style, 4-way, 8-way directions. Stick controls also support continuous directions for controlling the mouse pointer. The “Hold / auto-repeat” settings replicate how a standard keyboard works: when you hold down a key, one key … Read more

Profile Designer – Keyboard

The Keyboard tab lets you add keyboard controls to control sets. This is how you create controls for typing using a controller. When you select a control set which has keyboard controls, the Keyboard tab shows how the screen keyboard window will look. The picture above shows some controls with a standard keyboard layout. You … Read more

Profile Designer – Controls

The Controls tab is where you view and edit what the controls do. The controller image shows the controls for the control set selected on the left. When you click a control, a description of the actions assigned to it is shown in the “Actions for” frame at the bottom. You can also hover the … Read more

Creating your own controls

Keysticks provides some ready-made profiles to get you started, but you can also customise the controls and create your own profiles from scratch. This is done using the Profile Designer. To open the Profile Designer, click the “Edit the current profile” menu button in the controller window, or choose either “Edit this profile…” or “Create … Read more

Program options

Keysticks provides a number of options to let you customise its behaviour and appearance. To view or edit the program options, click the cog-shaped button in the controller window, or select “Program options…” from the Keysticks program menu. With most of the options, like colours, mouse pointer speed etc., your changes are applied immediately so … Read more

Sharing profiles

To be able to share profiles that you have created or modified, you need to create a user account at Keysticks.net and then log in to the Download Area with it.  You can choose “Remember me” so that you don’t have to login in every time you use Keysticks. For your security, Keysticks encrypts passwords … Read more