Thursday, April 26, 2012

Game Settings / Display Configuration / Keyboard Configuration Tips from Ian Jar...

There have been a few threads today where users are confused on how to configure the keyboard / controllers. There have also been some users seeing less than desirable visual results when playing the game as well.
To explain, the demo differs from the full game in that you are able to run the game without going through the usually required step of selecting Play from the config app. For the demo, you should run the ‘fifaconfig.exe’ file before launching the game to configure your settings. You can do this by selecting Game Settings when you see this screen:

1) Display Configuration Tips:
- Ensure that V-sync is selected
- If you have set the game to the highest visual settings and it is not running smoothly, you may want to try reducing or turning of the anti-aliasing (MSAA Options) or reducing the resolution settings until you find one that runs best for your PC. Although it is tempting to select the highest resolution, some PC’s simply don’t have the horsepower to back this up when it comes to playing the game.
2) Keyboard Mapping
I’ve seen several keyboard users and threads where there is frustration so I hope this helps to explain. For FIFA 11 PC we have opted to focus mainly on the gamepad user as the best gameplay experience can be had using this type of control. You cannot use in-game mouse controls like one could in FIFA 10 PC (or in FIFA Online) but you can use the keyboard.
The button icon art for FIFA 11 PC is hardcoded to be tailored to the Xbox360 Controller for Windows user. Until someone comes up with a mod for this (), this art cannot be changed. You CAN however fully customize your controller experience and it is generally a 2 step process where there are 2 rules to remember. Firstly, the fifaconfig app allows you to map Buttons (or keys) to Buttons. Secondly, once in-game, that is where you can map Buttons to Actions. In a perfect world this could be done all at once and within the game however there are many technical hurdles related to this and we opted with this method as a result for FIFA 11 PC.
To map your keyboard keys to buttons:
Step 1: Select Game Settings from the fifaconfig.exe app and map buttons (keys) to button icons

Select the In-Game Keyboard tab at the top and you will see this screen

Here you can click on any of the boxes next to a button icon and press the key you would like to map to that specific button. NOTE: This is the part that seems to be confusing for people as they don’t know what action they are mapping to. I totally understand. As mentioned, there were some technical hurdles associated with having the game communicate with the config and we have had to map the ACTIONS in-game to the buttons / keys that the user selects here.
Select the Controller tab at the top to map controller buttons to Xbox360 button icons.

TIP: There is a PRINT button on the above screens. If you are having trouble remembering what key you mapped to which button icon, printing out this screen might be a good reference for you until you get used to playing.
To help you reference the default ACTIONS that you might want to associate the above keys with, you can use these 2 screens from in-game visual as a guide. Hopefully that saves you some time.
Attack Controls (default)

Step 2: In-game. Mapping buttons (keys) to actions.
Now that you have mapped buttons (keys) to buttons in the config app, when you are here, those buttons can be mapped to ACTIONS. Main Menu / MY FIFA 11 / SETTINGS / CONTROLLER SETTINGS
Defence Controls (default)

NOTE TO ALT-TAB USERS: You cannot alt-tab out of the game, change a button to button mapping in the config file, and then go back into the game and expect it to take the change. You’d need to close the game down and start it up again for that new change to take place.
3) Keyboard Use in Menus
You can use the keyboard and mouse in the main menus. These keys are hardcoded to these buttons so when you are in the menus and want to use a keyboard, these are the keys associated with actions. This is good to reference if you are a VOIP user as well since the button controls are not shown in-game for MUTE, VOLUME UP, and VOLUME DOWN.

4) Supported Controllers
I’ve seen some people with controller issues and its most likely due to that controller not being supported by the game. We officially support 35 different gamepads however there may be more that work with the game as well. These are the supported controllers:
Logitech®
Logitech® ChillStream™
Logitech® Cordless Rumblepad™ 2
Logitech® Rumblepad™
Logitech® Rumblepad™ 2 Vibration Feedback Gamepad
Logitech® Dual Action™ Gamepad
Logitech® Cordless RumblePad™
Saitek
P880 Dual Analog Pad
P990 Dual Analog Pad
P2500 Rumble Pad
P2600 Rumble Pad
P2900 Wireless Pad
P3000 Wireless Pad and Docking Station
P3200 Rumble Pad
Cyborg Rumble Pad
Thrustmaster
Dual Trigger 2-in-1 Gamepad
Dual Trigger 2-in-1 Rumble Force
Dual Trigger 3-in-1 Rumble Force
Wireless Dual Trigger Gamepad
FireStorm Dual Power 3
FireStorm Dual Analog 3
Run'n'Drive 3-in-1 Rumble Force
Run'n'Drive 3-in-1 Wireless Rumble Force
T-Wireless 3-in-1 Rumble Force
Rechargeable Wireless 2-in-1 Dual Trigger
hama®
hama® Black Force
hama® BlackSteel
hama® Flashlight Blue
hama® Whitestorm
SpeedLink
Thunderstike
Strike2 Gamepad
360 Style Gamepad
Devotion Pad Wireless
Microsoft
Xbox 360™ Controller for Windows (most recent controller driver)
Xbox 360™ Wireless Controller for Windows (most recent controller driver)
**NOTE: Older keyboard models may not allow for more than 2 buttons to be pressed at the same time.
This may limit your ability to control players and actions in FIFA 11.
**NOTE: Controllers without analog sticks do not allow for full functionality within the title.
**NOTE: Users using the Saitek P2600 Rumble Pad may notice gameplay issues when using the latest driver. To
avoid any issues, please use generic Windows game controller drivers.
**NOTE: Users with the Saitek Cyborg Rumble Pad will likely not be able to perform skill moves (right analog stick) with the driver associated with this controller.
Hope this helps.
Ian|||You are GOD and have created the best PC Game of 2010.Beautifully optimized(easily Maxed out on 9800GT Synergy-100FPS). THANK YOU soooo much.
Keep up the Good work.
|||thank you Ian, This show how much you care about us,fans.
|||Thanks for all the help Ian....but I am facing one problem
When I chose to customize the game pad and after assigning all the buttons to the respective effect.... In Arena mode it works fine.... when the game starts the Finesse shot and Sliding tackle option gets interchanged....
It may be confusing but this is what I am trying to tell:
Arena Mode -
LT - Chip Shot, B - Lob and Sliding tackle.....
Match Mode -
LT - Finesse Shot, X - Shoot and Sliding Tackle.....
I have to reconfigure every time in the match mode again...... SAD:)
And also PLEASE PLEASE CHANGE THE FONT that is selected for the name and number of the player.... In Juventus Jersey it looks like its painted with a big brush.... also the Juve outfit in particular the strips are out of proportion.....
OVERALL DEMO RATING ...... 8/10.... BRILLIANT|||Where are the mods, this should be pinned.
Great post, honestly I don't understand how come some people struggle to configure their keys but whatever..
Oh and that print button was a very good idea actually :)|||Jarvisteros This game is so bad optimized... I cant play OMFG I play PES 2011 on 2048x1152 on max 60fps no fps drop but on FIFA 2011 i try everything on 1280x720 on very low it runs with 10fps...PFFF
My specs are Intel Dual Core E5200 2.5GHz,8600GT 512 DDR3 latest drivers,2GB Ram... Windows XP. Why i cant play this game normally like all other games???|||Ian, the game doesn't accept SHIFT+any number in the password field. No way to connect to EA account!|||Is this guy for real.??
We know man that if the game is not running smooth that we have to reduce res or quality....But I run every game on high including FIFA 11 but it slows down....What is that....?|||SO, without a game pad I can't custom map the game commands assigned to buttons in or out of the game.
When I try to enter controller setting in game I get a message that i need to enter again with the control device that i am going to use and not possible to set manual passing and switching !!!!
Are you Fing JOKING EA guys!?!?! I would have bought a Fing console if I wanted to play with sh*tty pad.
FIFA 10 Controls configuration was simple, easy and pleasant to do (although there was 2 sec lag before being able to assign a button to any command....) no matter if keyboard or game pad was configured.
You are turning the game into that nonsense PES, now you only need to remove TRIGGER RUN command (not to mention how bad it already works) and you are done.

RS + Direction should manually switch players and I hope the GOALKEEPER too. I assigned a key for RS and guess what, no switching to any player or the goalkeeper and at least tell me is it even possible to switch to the goalkeeper?

THROW INS are now a BIG JOKE too!
But plenty of d*mb people to fill your pockets.

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SO, without a game pad I can't custom map the game commands assigned to buttons in or out of the game.
When I try to enter controller setting in game I get a message that i need to enter again with the control device that i am going to use and not possible to set manual passing and switching !!!!
Are you Fing JOKING EA guys!?!?! I would have bought a Fing console if I wanted to play with sh*tty pad.
FIFA 10 Controls configuration was simple, easy and pleasant to do (although there was 2 sec lag before being able to assign a button to any command....) no matter if keyboard or game pad was configured.
You are turning the game into that nonsense PES, now you only need to remove TRIGGER RUN command (not to mention how bad it already works) and you are done.

RS + Direction should manually switch players and I hope the GOALKEEPER too. I assigned a key for RS and guess what, no switching to any player or the goalkeeper and at least tell me is it even possible to switch to the goalkeeper?

THROW INS are now a BIG JOKE too!
But plenty of d*mb people to fill your pockets.


same as mine i cant select manual settings always saying re-enter ur controller but i am using keyboard please IAN give us some hint where to use manual settings step by step Help us. By the what is RS in keyboard and how you configure it i cant see any RS name in the configuration button|||Ian, please fix this issue.
Gamepad can be configured in game, keyboard can't be configured in game :)
it doesn't consider keyboard as a gaming device and ask for the gaming device to put in :)|||I find it pretty hilarious how you cannot map the square button on a ps3 controller - every other button works but square causes an error.
With the ingame icons being represented by microsoft (360 controller) it's making me wonder if this was an intentional ploy in order to make us buy a microsoft controller and not use sony.
I may be wrong but it sure does seem this way :)|||Thanks for posting this, Ian. I hope some people are helped by it.
I'm not one of the lucky ones, I simply get this messag that says something about me needing to re-enter the menu with the controller I want to use to play the game.|||please help me! when I try to open fifaconfig.exe it says an error has occurred.. I can play the demo but only if I open the game demo directly from "fifa11.exe" so it has lame graphics, because I cant configure them.
PLEASE HELP ME I DONT KNOW WHERE ELSE TO SEARCH!
My Specs:
Core2Duo e4500 (2.2gHz)
Windows 7 32bits
2gb Ram ddr2
GeForce 9800GT 1gb vram|||I am having a problem with the LB button which acts a secondary start button in the game and any time am playing the game and try to change player my pause menu comes up every single time!!!
I am using an Xbox controller with the drivers installed and my mapping is correct the only problem is just th LB button.
http://forum.ea.com/uk/posts/list/6325.page

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