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GameMaker Cookbook by Brandon Gardiner

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Setting up a controller

Have you ever asked a gamer about his or her favorite gaming setup? Everyone has their preferences, but most gamers are very particular about how they control a game. Some gamers prefer a keyboard and mouse but other gamers, including myself, are quite fond of gamepads. If you check the history of game controllers, you might be surprised to find many variations. You may also be surprised to find how vehemently some gamers will defend their choice of input device, though many will tell you that it all comes down to what's comfortable. Personally, I prefer Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers. Luckily, these are both compatible with the PC, so we will facilitate the use of one (and other compatible gamepads) in the next recipe. ...

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