Unmaps

Unmaps is the feature that permits to mute the native input completely. This is usually used when you need to assign the bindings from another device: from emulated keyboard/mouse/controller to a physical keyboard/mouse/controller. Unmaps are available if the Advanced Mapping feature is purchased, or if the trial period is active.

Unmaps are available for all the controls. To unmap the button, you need to complete these steps:

  1. Pick the button you want to unmap in reWASD interface
  2. Click Unmap button
  3. Press Apply to save the changes

If you don’t use Unmaps, the game may detect both controller and keyboard inputs, which may cause lags and lead to unexpected behavior.

Unmaps in practice

All the games divide into several groups at the point of supporting the input devices, and we have some suggestions concerning unmaps and remapping:

Games that support both KB&M and a controller, and don’t take time to switch between the input devices (Monster Hunter World, Final Fantasy XIV)

These are the most comfortable to remap. You can leave some controls native, unmap the ones you want to change (to avoid double input) and then add KB&M keys or Virtual Xbox 360 controller buttons.

Games that also support KB&M and a controller, but need some time to switch between those devices (For Honor, Destiny 2, Nier Automata)

The best option here is whether to unmap the whole controller, and add KB&M bindings on top of it, or use Virtual Xbox 360 controller, and then Hide the physical gamepad.

Games that only use a controller (TEKKEN 7)

In this case, we recommend unmapping the controller or KB&M, and adding Virtual Xbox 360 bindings to it.

Games that don’t switch between the KB&M and controller: they only focus on one of them at the game launch, and don’t let you change it while in game (Mortal Kombat, starting with X version and further, FIFA 19)

We recommend picking the prior device first. If you pick KB&M, unmap the whole gamepad and add the corresponding mappings. If you pick controller, you can use Hardware mapping, or use the Virtual Xbox 360 controller and hide the physical gamepad.

Games that also focus on a single input device, but permit to choose the one you want to use in Settings (like lots of emulators do)

This type of applications doesn’t require unmaps, you can just add KB&M bindings to the controller and then pick ‘keyboard and mouse’ in the app settings. Same with the keyboard: you can assign controller mappings to keyboard key presses and then pick ‘Virtual Xbox 360 controller’ in the settings of an application.

Games that don’t support controller at all, and only work with KB&M (GTA San Andreas, Path of Exile, etc)

These are the easiest ones: you simply add the KB&M bindings to controller buttons in reWASD, press Apply and use the layout.


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