Under review

Mouse control for tablet/inventory.

Twilight Sparkle 1 year ago in Controls • updated 1 year ago 5

There needs to be an option for mouse control for operating the tablet on PC.

The current control flow is as follows:

*Need to look something up on pad*

Press e

Takes hand off of mouse

right cursor, down cursor, etc

puts hand back on mouse

press e to close.

So, with the current control scheme I'm having to take my hand off of the mouse anyway to be able to operate the tablet.  So making a floating mouse cursor (finger/glove?) to easily and intuitively click on items on the tablet would make it allot less aggravating.  Please at least consider making it a game option.


Movement controls lock-up after removing module component

Rob 10 months ago in Controls • updated by Tyler Owen (Lead Developer) 9 months ago 10

I'm following the initial Sandbox story. I'm at Alpha Hab fixing the modules however sometimes when I remove a component all the Look, Movement and Interact controls seize up after I've taken it. It doesn't happen every time, but it has occurred 3 times in the last 30 mins trying to get the modules repaired. When it happens I also lose access to the Datapad or Inventory, but I can still jump, crouch, flashlight, scanner. I have no choice but to Quit and start again from the beginning.


Mouse Sensitivity option would be great

jonah237 1 year ago in Controls • updated by Tyler Owen (Lead Developer) 1 year ago 5

Mouse/Camera moves very slow when playing on my system. An option to adjsut would be fantastic


Resolution switching back to 640 x 480

Tyler Owen (Lead Developer) 1 year ago in Controls • updated 1 year ago 4

Translated from German post in Steam Forums:

Activate under "Options"> "Controls" "Old Datapad Controls", then I can no longer use the bed and thus no longer save the game. I switch "Alt Datapad Controls" again, then everything works as usual again.

If I go with "Alt Datapad Controls" switched on with a click on "Main Menu" out of the game, it always happens that the resolution (Display Resolution) is adjusted to 640 x 480.

OS: Windows 7 64bit Ultimate

Can someone confirm the two bugs someone?


HOTAS controller interfering with keyboard inputs

Steve Pinkston 1 year ago in Controls • updated by Tyler Owen (Lead Developer) 1 year ago 9

Starting a new game in sandbox mode, I am finding that I cannot navigate the tablet using either the default 'arrow key' controls nor the alternative 'wasd' controls.  I can activate whatever button happens to be highlighted at the time, but cannot change the 'active button' in any way except for once by accident.  I had an XBox 360 controller plugged in that seemed partially active, and have had troubles in the past with some games not liking the controller, but after unplugging it the problem persists.  


Keyboard controls for inventory management needs improvment.

Twilight Sparkle 1 year ago in Controls • updated by Tyler Owen (Lead Developer) 1 year ago 5

Currently, to add/remove items to/from a container you have to...

Click on crate.

press down (or right)


press down (or right)



repeat until done.

This gets pretty old fast and is even more annoying if you are only trying to pull certain items out because of the automatic reset to the top left hand square.

If you have the cursor remember and stay at its current position, the above problems would be greatly reduced.


Click on crate

press down (or right)







The result would be half as many clicks for the player to move the inventory.


Double tapping the inventory hotkey in inventory messes up controls

norritt 4 months ago in Controls • updated by Tyler Owen (Lead Developer) 3 months ago 3

I stumbled upon a bug with the inventory that can be pretty irritating. As the title says double tapping the inventory hoteky inside the inventory triggers the bug. Description/Steps to reproduce:

  • Open the tablet inventory using the inventory hotkey "I"
  • Wait till the inventory opened
  • Quickly double tap the inventory hotkey "I" again
  • Observe:
    • Inventory closes
    • In case you play with inverted mouse look (y-axis) mouselook switches back to non inverted mode
    • Camera goes into zoom mode
    • Blue triangular cursor disappears
  • Use the inventory hotkey "I" to restore normal view.

I also recorded a video demonstrating the issue:

Not a bug

Quick select keys not working for datapad

MarsWalker 6 months ago in Controls • updated 6 months ago 5

Still haven't found a rover, lol. Found lots of stuff so far though. I'm trying to remember now if we could go from menu to menu seamlessly before? I mean change to different menus with the quick select keys.? Whatever I'm looking at won't let me change to something else unless I exit first and then go then go to it. Eg. If I'm looking at the Nav and then want to look at weather, I have to first exit Nav and then go to weather. Was that the way it always was? Seems to me just hitting a quick select key brought that menu up right away, idk?

Under review

Airlock Door & Interior move speed

SilverBeard 7 months ago in Controls • updated by Mr. Fusion 6 months ago 3

Hi. I've experienced a rather unusual bug. When I go to leave the habitat and open the internal airlock door, it slides open and then closes immediately. If you happen to be in the way, it punches you back into the room about 15 Mtrs. I couldn't see this in the forum, and I apologise if I've missed it.



Hitting "Esc" during mouse button control assigment breaks the control assignment screen

Mr. Fusion 7 months ago in Controls • updated by Tyler Owen (Lead Developer) 7 months ago 1
  1. Continue a save or start a new game.
  2. When the game has loaded (or the intro phase is over), hit Esc to bring up the ingame menu.
  3. Go to Options > Controls.
  4. Click on any assigment field in the Mouse column.
  5. When the assignment popup appeared (with the countdown at the bottom), hit Esc.
  6. The entire ingame menu is closed and you get returned to the game.
  7. Hit Esc and go to Options > Controls again.
  8. The screen is now unresponsive other than being able to scroll the assignment list with the mousewheel, and the "DONE" button is also transparent/greyed out.

NOTE: This only happens while in a game, but not from the main menu.

I've observed this in 0.62b1, but might be also the same in the current live release.