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Gears of War - Play with a Gamepad or Joystick

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This profile is compatible with any standard PC Gamepad, Xbox 360 Controller, Playstation (PS4, PS3, PSX), or any similar devices
best configuration made for gears of war for people with gmepad controllers with dual stick guaranteed
Heres my profile for GEARS of WAR, Info is also in pinnacle notes.

Things to know:

This profile is not intended for the xbox 360 controller.

It is meant for PS2 style controllers or other similar devices.

It was made using Pinnacle v 4.2.0.

Uses default game controls.

Gow uses a startup application (launcher) So auto-detect won't
work. Also, the game may have native built-in support for your
controller (which may be totally messed up). So you will have to
unplug your controller, start the game, alt + tab back out, plug your
controller back in, start the profile, alt + tab back to the game.


Complete command set.

Control setup is almost identical to the 360 controller.
Two configs.-Console & Alternate. The only difference is... The
Console configs. weapon selection works just like the 360
controller. The Alternate config. uses next/prev. weapon commands

Advanced Features:

Many of the commands contain additional steps so that the menu
controls work much like the 360 controller.
Cover/Run also fires the ENTER key
Quick Look also fires the Y & F2 keys
Use/Interact/Pickup also fires the X & F1 keys
Melee also fires the B key
Holding the pause command will fire the Home key.

The console & alternate configs. can be hot-swapped by holding the
scoreboard command untill your controller rumbles, then release to
complete the swap.

Weapon Recoil:
Epic games has increased the weapon recoil for kb/mouse users
so that the multiplayer aspect of this game would be fair for those
using the 360 controller. But if your using a controller (through pinnacle)
The game will think your using a kb/mouse & your aim will be terrible!
I have found a way to correct this...But there are some requirements
& it dosen't always work perfectly. This is not assigned by default.
but if you wish to try it, then do the following.

1, Go to the games control options for kb/mouse, set the sensitivity
to the lowest setting (you can adjust the sensitivity within pinnacle
to your preference) also choose whether you wish to invert the Y axis.
Go to GAME PROFILES > EDIT CONFIGS. Click on the assignment label
with the 'fire weapon' command, select the Double commands option.
You will see the double commands 'Fire Weap.+ Stability' (Inverted
& standard), if you inverted the Y axis, use the inverted command,
otherwise use the standard command. Firing this command will help reduce
your weapon recoil, if your using a weapon like the hammer of dawn
(which has no recoil) then double tap this command to fire normally.
It works pretty good for the machine guns, but it's not perfect.

This is a quick PIN I made for Gears of War for use with a PlayStation 2 controller to USB adaptor (most are the same) because the game will not see the PS2 controller otherwise. Also this is default settings so it should work no problem. Below is the way I set the controls.


Forward, Backwards, Strafe Left, Strafe Right = Left Analog Stick
Turn Around, Look Up and Down = Right Analog Stick
Cover/Run = X
Crouch = L3
Walk = R2


Fire Weapon = R1
Aim Weapon = L1
Melee Attack = Circle
Zoom = R3
Equip Primary = D-Pad Up
Equip Secondary = D-Pad Right
Equip Grenades = D-Pad Down
Equip Pistol = D-Pad Left


Pickup/Use = Square
Quick Look = Triangle
Tac/Com = L2
Pause = Select
Enter = Start

Let me know if you guys like it and what I can do to make it better. Thank you.
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