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    Idee Need some help? Start from this FAQ

    Hey there! There are several common questions that appear when you start using reWASD. Let's try to cover them all shortly.

    1. My controller buttons are messed up. Some of them work, some doesn't. Some have doubled actions. I use Steam or the game has native controller support. What should I do?

    reWASD adds mappings to your controller but doesn't change the native controller behavior by default. If the game already supports controller (or you are using Steam that has embedded mapper too), then you need to switch those not-reWASD button actions off to get it work. It's pretty easy. You just need to check "Unmap" for all controls on the gamepad. "Unmap" button is presented for all controls and the groups of controls. Also, it is available in "Gamepad mapping" list — it's called Unmapped. Learn more about how unmaps save the day in our blog post: https://www.rewasd.com/blog/post/map...er-with-rewasd

    2. Games, configs, slots — so many strange things. What do they stand for?

    First thing you create in reWASD is a game. It is a kind of a folder where we will store the configs. Config is a file that contains all your mappings and settings for the particular game. To start using the config, you need to press "Apply" button at the top-left of the reWASD main window.

    You may create only one config or several for different game modes or different users. You can use one config at a time or apply up to 4 simultaneously. The first config is created automatically. To add more, press button icon in the top panel of reWASD. Why to create more than one configs? Let's see on the GTA SA example. This old but gold project has lots of key bindings. It's better to divide them. First group should work while the character is walking, the second should be activated when he drives. In reWASD, it's better to create two configs for those modes. Then, you need to apply them to different slots. Slots allow you to use several configs simultaneously. Xbox Elite has two hardware slots; other controller may get up to 4 with reWASD. While you apply the config, choose the needed slot number from the list. For GTA, apply Config 1 to Slot 1 and Config 2 to Slot 2. To switch between them, use the hotkey: press both bumpers and the corresponded diamond button. Set the mouse over the slot switcher at the bottom of reWASD main window and you'll see the full hotkey for the occupied slot.

    3. Remap is off and I don't know how to enable it. What should I do?

    To switch remap on, you need to pick at least one config and apply it. Once the config is applied, remap will be activated automatically.

    4. I don't want to switch the remap manually. Is it possible to apply the config automatically when the game is opened?

    Sure thing! Since reWASD 3.0, you can associate an app with the game and choose the config that will be applied when the game is launched. Please note that after you close the game, the config will be still applied until reWASD detects the new associated game be default. If you want reWASD to remove the applied config, you can enable this option in app's Preferences. You can autodetect both games and apps; or add several ones for a single one game. Check our "Desktop" config that already includes several associated .exe files to learn more. The detailed guide may be found here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/rewas...3653680572598/

    5. Combo Editor scares me. How to work with it?

    reWASD brings the most comprehensive keyboard key combos you could ever imagine. That is why it is pretty difficult when you first launch it. But no worries, it's easy if you try. Follow this link to read about each and every option you can get with Combo Editor: https://www.rewasd.com/macro-controller

    6. Where my configs are stored? How not to lose them after the OS reinstall?

    All your config files, games and background pictures are stored in "C:\Users\Public\Documents\reWASD". If you are moving to the new PC, don't forget to back it up so you won't lose all your precious mappings. You can get access to this folder from reWASD preferences. When you update reWASD, all the configs are safe and will be copied automatically.
    Last edited by reWASDer : 17.10.2018 at 12:20

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