Sky Rogue is a fwooshy rogue-lite action flight simulator! Blow things up over land, sea, and air, on an infinite number of procedurally-generated islands. Go toe-to-toe with enemy aces or assault giant flying aircraft carriers, but watch out for volleys of missiles; when you die, you’re dead. The combination of perfect arcade flying controls and rogue-lite finishings is unique in itself, but just how easy it is to get lost in the game and spend hours just flying around, doing missions is noteworthy as well.
This is an illustrated guide explaining how to manually get the game to detect and assign the right controller (gamepad or joystick) to the Player1 and Player2.
The guide also includes Landor’s steps to disabling the mouse in the GameOptions.sav file as a first part, to make sure it does not interfere with the manually assigned controllers later on.
This guide does not include:
– modifying the driver settings of peripherals
– modifying Microsoft Windows’ Device Manager (and similar) settings
The source is the excellent post of Landor here, that says:
- Right click on the entry for Sky Rogue in your steam library, and click on “Properties“.
- In the properties window, go to the tab for “Local Files”, and press the “Browse Local Files” button.
- Open the folder called “Save” in the new window.
- Right click on the file called “GameOptions“, and hit “Edit“.
- This should open up Notepad or an equivalent text editor (NOT Word or Wordpad.)
- Look for the option “disableMouse“:false, change the “false” to “true”, preserving the punctuation and spacing.
- Save the file, close it, and launch Sky Rogue, mouse control for flying should now be disabled.
1) Launch the game
2) Press Enter on your keyboard to open the Main Menu
9) Move down to Remove, press Enter. Look at Assigned Controllers on the right again: it should say None as well.
10) Move to the right twice to Assign Controller, press Enter
The game detected another peripheral (an USB pedal switch here), and for some reason assigned it as the Controller for Player1, assigning my 360 pad to Player2 (who can’t navigate the menu so I thought it couldn’t detect it at all).
Manually assigning the right controller for Player1 (and Player2 if needed) seems to be the easiest way to solve this issue.
Note: the Rebind Controls menu is in two parts: Flight, for flying controls, and Menu, for menu navigation. Using the keyboard arrow keys, move to each category and press Enter to open each subset of controls.