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controller support on java edition

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  • 15
    Ellivers commented
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    Yes, that's a really good idea!!

    Especially if you could customize the controller controls like you currently can customize the keyboard controls (when a controller is connected/detected).

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    Netwin commented
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    If this gets done you could imagine connecting a pc to a television to emulate the Console Edition experience with the Java Edition. It may even inspire to make the Java Edition playable on the Xbox One X, or at least inspire to support the Console Edition a little longer on Xbox One or expand the 'Bedrock Edition' with options on the Xbox One for being like the Console Edition. Whatever this may lead to, an awesome idea!

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    Donnylink commented
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    We can keep dreaming but Microsoft basically wants you to stop using the Java version and get the Windows 10 edition. That way you will have to stick with Windows as well. 

     

    I'm a Linux user and would love controller support. It has been done previously with mods and therefor it is possible to do.

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    Xavier Hervy commented
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    Running Linux, with the Steam Controller. Work like a charm.

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    This has less votes than expected. I know more than forty somewhat people want Controller support.

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    Korrigan8 commented
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    I wanted this to be added to java for a long time and now it's the right time to do it with 1.14. #ControllerForJava

     

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    Kiwipaxel commented
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    Controller support for the Java edition, would be fantastic its something I've wanted from an accessibility perspective for awhile.

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    Seriously, this is a good idea.

    I just got a new controller for my PC, and I was surprised to find out that Minecraft didn't have proper controller support for Java Edition. I think at the very least, they could have Xbox controller support for plug-in controller play.

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    Kaja3GD commented
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    When playing minecraft, I feel that I do best every time when playing with a controller. PvP? Best with a controller (by a lot). Building? Easiest with a controller. Basically any aspect of Minecraft can be made easier, more comfortable, or faster with a controller. I strongly support this as an update for Minecraft.

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    Bought the Java version before I even checked... would not have bought it had I known it did not have controller support. I like to relax when I play... controllers are comfortable and I can lean back. Keyboard and mouse may be more accurate, but it is not relaxing.

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    I just broke my collarbone and am now in a sling (typing with one hand lol). I would just load up bedrock edition on my switch but I play with my friends on a java realm. I did some research and you can add Minecraft as a non-steam game and open big picture in steam to set keybinds to your controller so now I can play with the controller for the next coming weeks before i get my sling off. hope this helps! p.s. some people have uploaded keybind sets specifically for minecraft. this also works on macOS!! id know because im on a mac!

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    HappyPastaz commented
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    Yes please! Ter***ia has this out of the box and it’s super good being able to switch between the powerful keyboard+mouse and the relaxing gamepad. Best of both worlds!

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    spenc rellys commented
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    I may not have a PC for Minecraft Java Edition, but I think it would be great to have this feature. Because it would make it easier for new players, and I do have friends who own a PC and that play Java. And I believe it would make it easier for them to play the game with a controller. 

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    Zino96x commented
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    Bedrock controller configuration is a dream. Come on developers, just copy and paste that in the java edition (probably not that easy, anyway) I try to use JoyToKey but I can not configure like bedrock edition.

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...

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    aspring14 commented
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    This is an incredible idea! I really hope to see this.

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    redsteyexpert commented
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    I am definitely better in Minecraft with a ps4 controller.

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    coffeexxninja commented
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    I haven't played Minecraft in several years because I just don't have a comfortable desk with mouse/keyboard setup and I'm not interested in building one.  I grew up with a controller in my hand and I like to game comfy on the couch.  

    When Microsoft gets it right they really get it right.  I'm so impressed with how slick and modern the Bedrock edition feels.  The controller support is fantastic, the inventory and crafting menus are smooth and intuitive.  I expected a nostalgia trip when I logged in for the first time in years and instead I'm totally engrossed in the Marketplace and Realms and all the great new features that console now gets to enjoy.

    Microsoft, keep moving Windows into Linux, keep making VSCode the best got dang code editor in the world, and give me controller support in Minecraft Java and I might have to start calling myself a Microsoft fan after decades of strict avoidance.

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    jinkazama82it commented
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    I stop playing minecraft with mouse and keyboard after a bad discovery, mi hand finger become ice after a while that i use mouse or keyborad, only the controller can grant a good position for my problem and java edition don't support the controller... in the 21st century? really? seriusly is time to add this compatibilty feature because for some people are very essential!!

     

    In any case I'm very fortunate because on my PC I use a DualShock 4 with its wi-fi adapter that accompanied by a special software I can configure the controller to emulate a x360 controller (for these game that don't support DS4 controller input) or mouse and keyboard input (for these gama that don't support the controller input in general), but a native support to xbox or ps4 controller... if made... are very wellcome.

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    Earthyboy2365 commented
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    I agree! I generally think adding controller support to Java would be a fantastic idea! Since some of the people who play Java originally played on Console, adding controller support would make them feel more comfortable playing the definitive version of Minecraft.

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    McJoe201 commented
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    I would love to play with my DOBE Controller just like I do on my phone but with Java

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    Timmzy27 commented
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    I simply can't play Bedrock with a controller, it is so restrictive especially in menus navigating around. Organising things takes 10 times longer than legacy editions on consoles. Would very much like to migrate to Java but no controller support after 10 years is silly.

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    That would be insanely amazing!  I don't mind using forge for Mr. Crayfish's mod, but it'd be much better if it were a vanilla feature, as you wouldn't have to wait (no offense meant to modders) for the modder to have the time to get around to updating to the current version of the game.  As someone who has problems with his wrists, controllers are a godsend; my wrists fatigue easily and rather quickly, especially when playing games with a keyboard and mouse.  Yes, I know that Windows 10 Edition does exist, but there isn't the mod availability for the mods I like to play with, namely Tinkers' Construct and Project Red and the Thermal Series.  Controller support in the game would go a long way to making the game more accessible, as well.  Face It, Microsoft, Java Edition isn't going away anytime soon.

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    Monkeyman0490 commented
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    This would also allow you to do split screen java since controllers dont need the window to be in focus to work, there could be 2 screen or 4 screens all playing the same world together on lan

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    Lili5510 commented
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    A dev has said that they want to provide java players proper controller support to the best of their ability. I don't know when or if they will commit to this, but it would be a nice addition.

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    Jonathan Wood commented
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    Had to buy Java to take part in the Scoutlink Minecraft adventure and am really disappointed there is no controller support.

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    EikoNiu commented
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    Need this urgently, also with all the easy controls and functions like using triangle or Y to change items from fast inventory to the normal inventory and to change from your inventory to box and everything, feels a lot more natural and easy to play Minecraft with controller, also more comfortable. I was looking for mods to do this but actual support would be incredible.

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    technically can with steam controller configuration for games without controller support, and the fact that you can add non steam games to steam and that people have made controller configurations already for it so that you don't have to. Also, MrCrayfish Made a mod called controllable. Not sure what version this goes up to but i am pretty sure he is trying to keep it up to date (not sure tho). Your welcome :)!

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    Please! Just got a PS 4 controller, and macOS Catalina / iOS 13 added support for the dualshock. This would make playing so much easier for my 3 yo.

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    I'm a big X-box user and that means that I am very good with an X-box remote but I suck with keyboard controls when I first played minecraft with the keyboard controlls I could barley make a wooden shack and get some coal whereas with an X-box remote, I could have already obtained iron.

    Mojang, can you please make the X-box one remote compatible for Minecraft Java Edition without any addons 

     

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    If I had controller support I could build a hermitcraft worthy base as fast as the other hermits do. With the keyboard, It would take me three times as long. So, Mojang  can you Please add controller support in Minecraft 1.16 

    I would really appreciate it 

    Thx, CrazyCreep3r45