How to use Motion Controls – The Forest

How to use Motion Controls – The Forest 1 -
How to use Motion Controls – The Forest 1 -

Discover how to enable motion controls in The Forest with your PS5, PS4, Switch Pro, or Steam Controller.


This is a set of movement control aiming profiles for usage with PS5, PS4, Switch Pro, and Steam Controllers.
The first profile works exactly like regular except when the touchpad is utilized, and is recommended for those brand-new to motion controls on gamepads.
The profiles use only Steam and no additional software application to run, and you can either discover the profiles through the Steam library menus or by filling one of the links this guide supplies.


To utilize any the following movement control profiles, have Steam running and the controller connected and do either of the following of the following:

  • Navigate to the community controller layouts for the game in Steam, such as by right clicking the game and selecting controller layout from the menu, and select the config of the same name.
  • Copy paste the link into any browser, and confirm that you wish to open the link in Steam.

If you are using a compatible controller aside from the primary controller listed for the profile:

  • Accept Steam’s warning about converting configurations between controller types.

Movement Controls with Touchpad activation
Keep a finger on the pad to enable movement control aiming. Additional Jump/Use buttons on touchpad up/down. Moving the right stick swaps to Xbox controls, usage in menus or instead of gyro. Change the Save keybind to E and Sleep to C.
PS5 controller profile:
( Fully compatible: PS5, PS4).
steam:// controllerconfig/242760/2840920914
Consider utilizing the PS4 or Switch Pro Controller profiles with your PS5 controller if you prefer trigger activation or flick stick plans.
Movement Controls with Trigger activation
Pull L2 or R2 gently to make it possible for motion control aiming, pull all the method to obstruct or attack. Crafting menu triggers reversed. Item slots on touchpad from left to right. Modification the Save keybind to E and Sleep to C. Also works well with PS5 controllers.
PS4 controller profile:.
steam:// controllerconfig/242760/2841060647
( Fully compatible: PS4, PS5. Partly suitable: Switch Pro.).
Consider using the PS5 or Switch Pro Controller profiles if you choose touch activation or flick stick plans.
Motion Controls with Flick Stick activation
Hold best stick at an edge to utilize movement controls, turn to pan the video camera. Flick stick does not produce consistent flicks however is convenient. Otherwise works like the default gamepad layout. Modification the Save keybind to E and Sleep to C.
Switch Pro Controller profile:.
steam:// controllerconfig/242760/2841103296
( Fully suitable with: Switch Pro, PS5, PS4.).
This profile does not measure up to the potential of the flick stick plan due to the fact that the game’s handling of mouse input produces irregular cam panning and flicks, so I can not suggest it and am only publishing it as a presentation. That said I would personally use this profile rather of a default gamepad given those two options. Your mileage might vary. The PS4 trigger activation scheme likewise works rather well with this controller, but the triggers are digital so pulling them activates both gyro aiming as well as block or attack with no difference produced whether the trigger is only gently pulled.
Motion Controls with Right Pad activation
Touch and hold the ideal side pad to allow movement control aiming. Face buttons replicated on the pad. Crouch and get on the paddles. Usage menus without right touchpad for best results. Controls left as comparable to Xbox standard as possible. Change the Save keybind to E and Sleep to C.
Steam Controller profile:.
steam:// controllerconfig/242760/2841112204( Only suitable with: SC.).
Other profiles will work badly with this controller because of its special design.

In-depth use instructions

Usage directions:.
If you do not like pressing uncommonly formatted controller profile links in a web browser, these profiles can be discovered in Steam’s interface for community controller setups for the game.
Each link opens in the Steam customer and the setup is then displayed there for you to accept or turn down. Each profile utilizes a various way of activating movement controls, if you want to utilize a scheme that does not have a native profile for your controller check the description for compatibility and after clicking the link accept Steam’s warning about transforming between controller types.
Please conserve any custom controller designs made in Steam’s controller layout configurator prior to clicking a profile link. When the link is opened in Steam any unsaved custom controller design is right away lost and changed by this design if accepted, otherwise it loads the last conserved or default layout as appropriate if the new design is declined.

Anticipated quirky habits

The following items are disadvantages to utilizing these profiles. Unless otherwise mentioned they can be corrected by moving the ideal joystick in any direction (PS5 profile), launching the triggers (PS4), releasing the right joystick (Switch Pro), or by launching the right touchpad (Steam Controller), all of which will trigger all other controller functions to momentarily revert to Xbox buttons till you use the movement manages again.

  • Button prompts will sometimes show keyboard buttons that do not have an obvious relationship with the controller functions.
  • The left joystick functions as an 8-way directional control.
  • Rumble and haptic feedback does not work.
  • The main menu and the crafting menus function only by way of a motion controlled cursor, or otherwise are inconsistent with
  • With the PS4 profile the crafting menu behaves poorly, use the opposite trigger to what is shown on screen.
  • With the PS4 profile the left and right joysticks swap roles while any trigger is held. Avoid using triggers at the same time as other functions.
  • Other profiles behave consistently with normal controller configurations in menus while the motion controls are inactive.



Problem: Using the touchpad is uncomfortable or makes controls challenging.
Solution: Try using the LTrigger or Flick Stick profiles native to the DualShock 4 or Switch Pro Controller instead of the DualSense one. While the touchpad activation scheme need to work well with the majority of adult hands on controllers with touchpads, lots of will not find this comfy on PlayStation controllers, and numerous functions may become difficult to appropriately reach at the exact same time.
Issue: The camera drifts in one instructions.
Solution: Some controllers will adjust their gyroscopic sensing unit when put on a flat horizontal surface area for a few seconds. Others might need to have their gyro adjusted in Steam.
Problem: Motion control cam moves too rapidly or too sluggish in some cases.
Service: This may be due to mouse acceleration or mouse smoothing effects. Disable mouse velocity in Windows by going to Mouse Properties – Pointer Options tab – untick “Enhance tip accuracy”. Disable mouse smoothing in game under Main Menu – Options – Controls – Keyboard and Mouse – Mouse Smoothing.
Issue: Camera movements are choppy or rough.
Option: some controllers might experience poor gyroscopic sensing unit efficiency while cordless, especially ones for the PS4. While the controller is turned off, plug it into the computer so that it starts up in wired mode.
Problem: The flick stick offers me motion illness.
Solution: Changing the smoothing and flick duration settings in the configurator might help, the next option on this page may also a*sist if irregular cam movements play a role.
Issue: The flick stick does not always rotate the video camera to the precise same angle as I flicked.
Service: This is a problem inherent to this approach of managing the cam, which you may have the ability to correct by manually adjusting the settings. If the flicks take a trip the same range but go too far or fall short it is a fairly simple matter of changing the sensitivity on the ideal stick in the configurator until the angles match. If angles are irregular, disable mouse velocity in Windows by going to Mouse Properties – Pointer Options tab – untick “Enhance pointer precision”, in addition to disabling smoothing in game under Main Menu – Options – Controls – Mouse Smoothing slider to 0%.
Problem: The flick stick does not always shut down the gyro when it should.
Service: This is most likely because your controller’s right joystick has actually ended up being inaccurate from usage or a problem and has actually not been calibrated all right to compensate. You might require to calibrate your controller’s joysticks in Windows. Calibrating it in Steam as well might a*sist. Sometimes there may be a need to adjust the threshold setting for deactivation in the configurator discovered in the Gyro On tab, Flick Stick box, Outer Ring Binding field, where you’ll discover the Soft Press Threshold slider. It is possible that none of these options will completely work which the gyroaim mode will still get stuck from time to time. These issues crop up regularly on Switch Pro Controllers due to frequently imprecise joysticks, and I suggest using another compatible controller if one is offered.

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