Trine 2 and the battle of the Xbox 360 controller

J Denney
J Denney
Mar 31, 2017 · 2 min read

Steam had a sale for Trine 2, a beautiful cooperative platform puzzle and fighting game, that I would recommend. However, getting the game to work with an Xbox 360 controller was a game in of itself.

The default controls were set up for a PS2 controller, or something else, and were completely unusable.

The misconfigured controls caused the mouse to randomly move across the screen and occasionally click things… like re-loading the default controls while we were in the middle of trying to fix them. Not to mention, never playing the game before, we had no idea what controls made sense, so it was an iterative process. On top of that, we had to learn the quirks and bugs of the awkward UI interface for setting our custom controls.

To spare others this pain, I’ve uploaded a set of controller config files that I believe you can place in the right directory and have the game load them.

For us (Mac OSX), the the config files were located here:

~/Library/Trine2/UserBinds/Xbox_360_Wired_Controller__A6B15P0_

First, you’ll likely need to save your own custom set of controls (anything will do, it just sets the game up to look for custom control files, so just change a random control setting and save it). Then you can download and paste the provided files in that directory. Then you can restart the game and load the files. They should show up under the ‘Load’ section of the controls screen as “Monkery”.

Xbox 360 Control Files: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9wi0u0jonBZV2ZuNEcwTGd2TVU

Feel free to reach out if my instructions are lacking!

Brass Monkery

Brass Monkery is a collective of remote software developers…

Brass Monkery

Brass Monkery is a collective of remote software developers focused on utilizing technical skills and minimalistic design to improve the lives of others in an ethical, sustainable, and sometimes humorous fashion.

J Denney

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software dev researching ethical products at intentfulconsumers.com

Brass Monkery

Brass Monkery is a collective of remote software developers focused on utilizing technical skills and minimalistic design to improve the lives of others in an ethical, sustainable, and sometimes humorous fashion.