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Project Zomboid - Play with a Gamepad or Joystick

controller support for any PC Gamepad, Xbox 360 Controller, PS3 or PS4 Controller, PlayStation Controller, etc

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Project Zomboid Controller Support for any PC Gamepad, Xbox 360, PS3, PlayStation, etc
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This profile is compatible with any standard PC Gamepad, Xbox 360 Controller, Playstation (PS4, PS3, PSX), or any similar devices
New in v1.2

-Added force feedback to the right trigger
-Moved the shout command to down on the d-pad. It was too easy to bump it accidentally on the left trigger and would result in hairy situations.


-Holding up on the d-pad will now reload a weapon


While Project Zomboid already has excellent controller support built in there are a few things you still need the keyboard and mouse to accomplish. My profile addresses these issues. Additionally, the d-pad has no function in game other than inventory manipulation, I may add some press and hold functionality to the d-pad for minute to minute game play.

Left trigger - Shouts, useful for drawing zeds out of dark corners they might be hiding in.
Left stick click - Zooms the camera in
Right stick click - Zooms the camera out

***These next two commands are dependent on using the default inventory window sizes and positions***

Left stick click and hold - Loots all from a container then moves the cursor off the screen
Right stick click and hold - Turns ovens on/off then moves the cursor off the screen

If you are using different window sizes and locations you'll need to find the cursor coordinates and enter them in my profile. Here's how I do that:

-Take a screenshot of the screen with your inventory windows open
-Open that screenshot in full screen (I find that viewing screen shots in Steam's big picture mode is the easiest way to do this)
-Go here: then press F11 to make the browser go full screen
-Alt+Tab back to your screen shot and move the cursor over the buttons (loot all, turn on) in the screen shot
-Now Alt+Tab back to your browser and note the X/Y coordinates for the mouse cursor, do this for both buttons in the screen shot
-Now that you have the mouse X/Y coordinates open my profile and edit the commands that use the "Mouse GOTO Coordinates" to reflect your X/Y positions (leave the 1920 x 1080 coordinates intact, these are the ones that move the cursor off screen)
-Save when you're done, fire up the game and you should be good to go

PLEASE NOTE: When launching this profile, the game will not launch. You will need to launch the game separately. I intend to change this with a later release.