Game Controller Guide

  • Game controller support is only for official Windows game controllers.
  • XBox controllers will work with no additional setup. For Playstation controllers you will need to run the free software ds4windows to convert your PS controller to be read as an XBox controller.

  • Map any action or hotkey to any game controller button!
  • You have full control over what each button will trigger. Either choose from the list of actions for each button or begin typing to quickly find the action you want.

  • Additional mouse control is available!
  • The mouse can be moved with the either joystick. Left and right clicks can be chosen from the list of actions for any button. These can be used to drag and drop tables from the titlebar into new slots. It is suggested to use the controller buttons for playing when possible rather than relying on mouse clicks.

Suggested Settings

XBox Controller
  • Trigger Buttons
  • Your fingers will likely rest on these buttons which is useful for common action like Increase/Decrease bet.

  • Shoulder Buttons
  • Slightly less accessible but great for table cycling such as Activate Next Urgent Table or Cycle Stacked Tables hotkeys.

  • Directional Pad
  • These can be useful for Set Bet Size hotkeys (configure in Betting Hotkeys tab first) or Bet Slider Button hotkeys.

  • Left and Right Joysticks
  • Easily switch table focus or simulate mouse movement with the joysticks. These two options are interchangeable.

  • Joystick Click
  • Since these feel the most like a "Click" it may be useful to bind them to Left and Right mouse clicks.

  • X/A/B Buttons
  • Due to their color and position these buttons are great for Fold, Check or Call, Bet or Raise.

  • Y Button
  • The Y button is a perfect for your Set Bet Size open raise hotkey.

  • Menu buttons
  • Since these are rare to press it may be best to bind them to less common actions like All-In.

Important Settings

Settings Tab
  • 1

    Focused Table Border
  • It is highly suggested to enable the focused table border when playing with the game controller on more than one table. This way you will know which table is focused and receiving hotkeys.

Hotkey Settings Tab
  • 2

    Trigger zones
  • It is suggested to use the third option "Allow hotkeys on entire table" so that the mouse can be positioned anywhere on your screen and not block any hotkeys.

Configuration 1 - Jump Mouse

    Note: This setup is recommended for SNG/MTT/Spins since it quickly can regain focus whenever a new table arrives and steals focus. Also if the table under the mouse has been closed and the desktop is under the mouse, table cycling will resume. This is not possible in any other setup.

Jump mouse to next table
  • 1

    Bring table to front on hero's action
  • If you aren't stacking tables you will need to enable Urgent Table Cycling here. If stacking is enabled then this feature is on by default.

  • 2

    Auto-Jump mouse to next urgent table
  • This will automatically move the mouse to the next table needing action. The mouse will also jump whenever the table under the mouse is moved or a new table is focused with a hotkey.

Jump mouse to next table
  • 3

    Activate table under mouse
  • Make sure this setting is enabled in the Main Settings area. The importance of this setting is that even if new tables are loaded and focus is stolen, you will immediately regain focus. It is also very helpful to allow the active table border to immediately update when the focus switches.

Hotkey Settings Tab
  • 4

    Hotkey Target - Table Under Mouse
  • Since the mouse is moving to the table requiring action select "Table Under Mouse" as hotkey target. This also allows hotkeys to always be sent to the desired table even if a new table has loaded at the same moment as the hotkey.

Configuration 2 - Activate Table

    Note: This setup may be used if you don't want your mouse to jump tables like in Configuration 1. This is a useful setup for cash game players where tables aren't constantly opening and closing.

Jump mouse to next table
  • 1

    Bring table to front on hero's action
  • If you aren't stacking tables you will need to enable Urgent Table Cycling here. If stacking is enabled then this feature is on by default.

  • 2

    Activate table (take focus)
  • Since manual table switching can be hard with a controller, enable these two settings above to let IntuitiveTables switch tables for you. This will automatically bring you to the most urgent table.

Hotkey Settings Tab
  • 3

    Hotkey Target - Active Table
  • With hotkey target "Active Table" you now will no longer need to worry about where the mouse is when using controller hotkeys. Instead, the focused table will receieve the hotkeys.

Troubleshooting

    My controller is not detected.

    Only officially supported Windows game controllers are supported. XBox controllers will work with no additional setup. For Playstation controllers you will need to run the free software ds4windows to convert your PS controller to be read as an XBox controller.

    The action I chose for a button isn't working.

    First try setting a hotkey using a normal keybind (not a game controller button) in the hotkey area for that action. If it is still not working you may need to view the setup guide here. It's also possible that feature for the site you are testing is unavailable. If you are still having problems please contact support.

    Error, xinput_3 dll File is missing.

    This file is included in the newest Direct-X Runtimes. Grab the latest Direct-X download from Windows https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35. Once this is updated try restarting IntuitiveTables.

    I am on Windows 7 and my controller isn't detected

    You may not have drivers installed for your game controller on Windows 7. Check the driver status in task manager for your game controller. If no driver is found check out this thread here. The user C.S. Yeh posted a link to the driver as well as instructions.