Background

Making use of Controllers

This includes Steam Deck's Gamepad, PlayStation/Xbox controllers and so on.

Before proceeding

  • Please ensure that you comfortable with the mod installation process within PolyMC.
  • A full guide on this can be found here.
  • Not all game versions are supported at the time of writing, including those before 1.12.2.
  • Before proceeding, please ensure a compatable version of Java is selected. You can learn how to do so here.

Finally, if you don't have one already, you must create an instance with the game version and mod loader of your choice.

Fabric/Quilt

Before you continue, ensure that the correct version of the Fabric API mod on Fabric or the Quilt Standard Libraries mod on Quilt for your instance is installed.

LambdaControls (for Minecraft Versions 1.16.5 to 1.17.1)

For Minecraft 1.16.5 to 1.17.1 we recommend the LambdaControls mod.

It can be be installed using PolyMC's mod downloader function either with Modrinth (recommended) or CurseForge.

Once installed, please launch your instance and navigate to the in-game controls menu.

Within the in-game controls menu, you may need to change the "Mode" setting to Controller, in order for the game to respond to input from the gamepad.

Remember to get the mapping using the app linked in the mod

MidnightControls (for Minecraft Versions 1.18 - 1.19)

Since LambdaControls got deprecated, someone decided to fork it and update it.

In fact, here we're recommending MidnightControls.

It's an updated fork of LambdaControls.

It can be be installed using PolyMC's mod downloader function either with Modrinth (recommended) or CurseForge.

Once installed, please launch your instance and navigate to the in-game controls menu.

Within the in-game controls menu, you may need to change the "Mode" setting to Controller, in order for the game to respond to input from the gamepad.

If it doesn't work, try to get the mapping using the app linked in the mod

Forge

Controllable (Forge)

For Minecraft 1.12.2 to 1.19 on Forge we recommend the Controllable mod.

Controllable can be be installed using PolyMC's mod downloader function from the CurseForge service.

Once installed, you may now launch your instance, and find that the mod should begin working immediately.


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