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ConsolePort  Updated less than 3 days ago!  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 1.7.2
by: MunkDev [More]

ConsolePort
Game Controller Addon
DualShock 4, Xbox controllers, Steam controller

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IMPORTANT: This addon requires third-party software for keyboard and mouse emulation. Using third-party software is not prohibited by Blizzard as long as it doesn't automate your gameplay.

ConsolePort will give you a handful of nifty features in order to let you play the game on a controller - without inconvenience. There are a lot of tutorials and videos on how to set up your controller for World of Warcraft, but the most game-breaking part about all of them is how they in no way contribute to an easy game experience. Instead of resorting to macros and gimmicks to make the setup viable, this addon fundamentally changes how the game works.

Using the addon, you should be able to effortlessly do the same tasks with a controller as you would with a mouse and keyboard. On top of this, it will NOT interfere with your normal keyboard and mouse setup, leaving you to choose which way you want to play the game without having to rebind and reconfigure every time you change peripherals.

Controller support

ConsolePort currently supports Xbox and Dualshock 4 controllers natively, courtesy of WoWmapper. ConsolePort is not restricted to those, but it is somewhat restricted to conventional controller layouts. It requires a set of atleast 14-15 buttons, which is what you'll find on any version of the PlayStation, Xbox or Logitech controllers. Currently, the Dualshock 4 is strongly recommended because of its precision and superior mouse curve.

Instructions

DualShock 4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox One / Xbox Elite / XInput controllers on Windows
  1. Download WoWmapper here.
  2. Install WoWmapper and start it up.
  3. Connect your controller by USB or Bluetooth.
  4. Click Plugins to change controller (default is Dualshock 4).
  5. Install the addon and start the game.

Using the addon

Camera and mouse control

Mouse look is a feature within the game where you lock your mouse cursor in order to control the camera in 3D-space. This state is usually triggered by holding down the right mouse button. ConsolePort utilizes this feature to a great extent to keep you from having to hold down a button on the controller in order to control your character and camera. You can seamlessly use the mouse cursor when necessary, but keep it locked otherwise.

Toggles OFF automatically when:
  1. Casting mouse spells (Trap Launcher, Ring of Frost, Heroic Leap, etc.)
  2. Picking up spells, items, macros, glyphs, etc.
  3. Using R3 or right clicking.
  4. "Interact with mouseover" is triggered.

Toggles ON automatically when:
  1. Changing targets.
  2. Placing the mouse cursor on your character.
  3. Interacting with NPCs.
  4. Looting.

Mouse behaviour can be customized in the interface options to suit your own playstyle. By keeping the mouse cursor centered on screen, it's easy to pick up items, loot mobs and target things in melee range.

Virtual cursor

The virtual cursor is a replacement for the mouse when using the interface. It snaps to clickable and interactive objects across the interface. It is controlled by the D-pad for moving and the right-hand buttons to left and right click. It can be customized to your own liking, and with a bit of know-how, you can integrate other addons to work with the cursor.
Default setup:
  • Circle or B - left click
  • Square or X - right click


Custom binding manager

ConsolePort does not use the normal keybinding system at all. Initially, a wizard will ask you to click the buttons on your controller in order to bind them. Beyond the initial setup, ConsolePort uses its own binding system, which can be found by clicking Controller on the game menu. With 15 buttons dedicated to bindings with 4 combinations each, you have a total of 60 possible bindings. You can expand the amount further by using action pages.


Virtual keyboard

The virtual keyboard is a replacement for typing, if you want to skip using keyboard altogether. This unconventional way of typing has a steep learning curve, but is eventually much faster than moving a virtual cursor across a virtual QWERTY-layout. It is controlled by moving the left stick around while pressing buttons on the right hand side. Using L1, L2 or L1+L2 will swap out the character sets. The keyboard has 8 circles with 4 buttons inside them, each containing 4 different combinations. It is highly customizable; it has a total of 128 combinations, and you can change any of them to be whatever you want.

Change log can be viewed on GitHub.
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Re: Strafe?

Originally Posted by jkay89
How do I get it to stop strafing? I completely unbound strafe from the keybindings interface, my xpadder profile says wasd which is turning.... but I'm still strafeing instead of turning.
Whenever mouse look is activated, keyboard turning is disabled. This is simply a restriction put up by blizzard. Are you not comfortable with turning using your right stick?
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Strafe?

How do I get it to stop strafing? I completely unbound strafe from the keybindings interface, my xpadder profile says wasd which is turning.... but I'm still strafeing instead of turning.
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Originally Posted by Bifidus
Looks promising.
I stoped play WOW years ago, cause i'm suffering from heavy RSI.
Using keyboard and mice is nearly impossible for me today (writing this comment is a pain).

I dont have a gamepad yet... do you consider extra buttons on the razer sabertooth worth the extra money ?
Because i used a ton of shortcuts before (mice with a lot of buttons + Belkin N52 gamepad), and always feel i haven't enough buttons to put them all.
When Warlords of Draenor launched there was a significant reduction in the ability bloat that has been building up over the expansions. Personally, I find the default binding setup of 36 combinations (not including jump, targeting, map, menu, bags etc) is enough for me.

Getting more buttons on a controller is not necessarily the solution you want. 36 combinations equals 3 full action bars, but there are 6 bars total. 4 MultiActionBars (3 through 6) and two swappable bars (1 and 2).
If you want to expand the amount of buttons you have, you can use the binding palette to do either:
- Assign a button combination to "Next action bar", which will swap out your bar, giving you a total of 48 buttons.
- Assign specific action pages, giving you up to 60 buttons.

Here's a picture of the binding palette with 48 buttons assigned ("Next action bar" included in this calculation)


Edit: Since this isn't the most intuitive panel, I'll explain what's going on.
The vertical button set is your ability buttons and the horizontal set is the modifiers.
The left-most set of buttons are the unmodified buttons. The next column is modified by L1, then by L2 and then by L1 and L2 together. Pressing a combination will make it light up in blue on the palette.

I guess it depends on the player, but I really don't find the need of having a gazillion macros, flasks and mounts on my bars which is why this solution works for me. 36 button combinations should be enough for any class and their full set of abilities nowadays.
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Looks promising.
I stoped play WOW years ago, cause i'm suffering from heavy RSI.
Using keyboard and mice is nearly impossible for me today (writing this comment is a pain).

I dont have a gamepad yet... do you consider extra buttons on the razer sabertooth worth the extra money ?
Because i used a ton of shortcuts before (mice with a lot of buttons + Belkin N52 gamepad), and always feel i haven't enough buttons to put them all.
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