Never macro GCDs. Here be footer where I put stuff. The most commonly used functions are. Clicking on individuals in the party and alliance list UI will select them as your target. First make a few hotbars visible by going to System [ESC] -> Character Configuration -> Hotbar Settings -> Display. And afterwards I can keep attacking my main target, without ever deselecting it. Contribute to FFXIV-ACT/setup-guide development by creating an account on GitHub. But as always keep in mind the drawbacks of macros mentioned above. This is a convenient feature that you can use to your advantage. Fill out the form below to share your thoughts on the site. For example, [Shift+R] and [Ctrl+3]. Logitech G710 Keyboard. Targets the last enemy you previously selected. Can only go back to the latest enemy. Ignore Depth will select the first target strictly closest to your character, as long as it can be seen by your camera view. You can then experiment and choose whatever makes more sense to you. Maybe you like how soft targeting with a confirm button works. Left clicking on an enemy in the enemy list will also select that target. This is of particular interest to melee combos of some DPS jobs. The big vertical downward Current Target Arrow helps you to locate where it is. The empty space behind is its rear, while the sides are its flanks. Youâll likely find something else that works suits you better. Iâll try my best to explain their behaviors. They are the only way to use a combination of two keys to execute a single keybind input. After I use exactly one action on them (e.g., a heal), the target snaps back to my previous hard target, in this case the striking dummy, without the need for any additional inputs. FFXIV ACT Setup Guide. The principles inside are good ideas to follow in order to systematically create a setup that makes sense. For targeting allies in 4-man dungeons and 8-man raids, I only click on the party list to switch hard targets. Stay tuned for links when completed! The purpose of this guide is to walk you through understanding how to select friendly, enemy, and ground targets on a traditional mouse+keyboard setup in FFXIV. Logitech G13 Keypad. Various special mice also have buttons that can be used as keybinds. This is a common targeting practice for controller players. Lastly assign the corresponding spots on the hotbars to keyboard keys or mouse buttons by going to System(ESC key) -> Keybind -> Hotbar. Executing the keybind will target the nearest (the exact definition of ânearestâ depends on the setting and will be talked about later) enemy in proximity to your character.Â And each subsequent execution will target another valid enemy (âvalidâ also depends on the setting) until it has cycled through all and returns to the original target. You can use this for tank aggro swaps. Coming up with a good keybinding scheme before you invest many hours in playing, will improve your performance level in game, as well as your physical comfort level in the long run. But others like (focus target), (pet) and (mouseover) also work. Hopefully after reading this guide, youâll have a better idea about how you want to go about target selection and target switching. Targets the closest enemy to your character(same as the first execution of Cycle Through Enemies using Ignore Depth). New and veteran players alike can find useful tips inside. So naturally using a controller/gamepad is a lot better. But itâs entirely possible to become extremely good/perfect at it with some practice. Perfecting this method is considered an optimal option. Choose to use however many of those you think make sense for you. Contribute to FFXIV-ACT/setup-guide development by creating an account on GitHub. The following macro will place the healing zone SCH Sacred Soil on the location of yourself. Cone will at first target the closest enemy thatâs in front of where your camera is facing(NOT where your character is facing).Â Imagine the targeting system as a triangular âconeâ shape that radiates from the direction of your camera. Noticed something broken? While it can be hard to master, it can definitely be worth it in the long run. Left click to select as a target. However it can also be used with a mouse+keyboard setup. These are found in: Character(drop down menu) -> Actions and Traits -> Actions. And then sort by going to Party(Dropdown menu) -> Sort Party List. The default and the most optimal way to select the location of ground based AOE skills is to simply click on the desired location with the targeting reticle. Here are some examples. But once an initial target has been selected, all subsequent executions will select targets based on a strictly left to right basis, starting from your initial target.Â It will only target enemies visible on your screen. (self) for this purpose. Itâs also best to have both macroed and regular versions of ground AOEs, so that when you want to place them at very specific locations, you still have that flexibility. It depends. Drag and drop them to the hotbar slots below. In this example the Astrologian skill Malefic IV is bound to the keyboard key [R], so every time you press [R] you execute Malefic IV. hey, i have made a character and now my mouse is playing up and i was wondering how i change to UI to the gamepad version as i plugged my controller in and its still the keyboard layout and nothing is working except running round and looking. But others like (focus target), (pet) and (mouseover) also work. In addition to the unique function of hovering the mouse cursor, there are also other, more traditional ways to specify the target of a oGCD skill within macros. While it’s possible to click on their icons on the hotbar, it’s simply easier, faster, and more comfortable to assign them to keyboard keys or mouse buttons that are readily accessible. I have highlighted five that players are more likely to find uses for. There are also macro alternatives should you choose. This includes bothÂ allies and enemies. Yes this line is intentional. . This method could be faster, but harder to be precise with. Use the Class selector to load actions for that class. For example when you have the boss targeted and then cast a heal without changing target, that heal will automatically go on yourself. Which control scheme is best in FFXIV? As long as the targeting scheme makes sense to you, itâs fine. Hopefully after reading this guide, you’ll have a better idea about how to make your own dream keybind setup that will serve you well in all the upcoming hours of playing Final Fantasy XIV.Don’t be afraid to experiment with various setups and remember you can always change them at any time. Now that the program is set up, all you should have to do is drop MIDI files in the songs folder and then load them in the BMP. Mouse and Keyboard Move your character forward by pressing the left and right mouse buttons at the same time. Call me crazy I love to use the gamepad and FFXI is one of the very few PC games and the only mmo were it's easy to set up. Those are among the most commonly used. When the FFXI Config file is open press the Game pad Settings (P) button, to access the game pad configuration settings. Logitech G410 Keyboard. However, some people might find oGCD macros easier to use and the tradeoffs acceptable. However,Â in 24-man raids and the 72-man PvP encounter Frontline, I also click on playersâ in-game models in order to heal or attack them. The default keybind is [Tab], but you can change it to whatever you feel comfortable with. Targets the last target you previously selected. After that action is executed, you will snap back to the âhardâ target (indicated by the downward arrow on the model and the more prominent hard outline around the party/enemy list) that you had selected previously. The dotted circle around my party memberÂ and the light yellow highlight around their name in the party list UI indicates they have been soft targeted. to various input methods. There is actually a way to play every PS4 game with a keyboard and mouse, but it’ll cost you. Such functions include (target of target), (focus target) and (position on the party list). Again, there is no right or wrong answer and only you know whatâs best for you. The important takeaway here is not to copy what I do, but understand why so you can more easily apply good habits to a setup that works best for you. Logitech G810 Keyboard. Most of it is using as many of the above guiding principles as possible. Flame060 3 years ago #2. Connect a keyboard and mouse to it and the adapter will translate your keyboard and mouse inputs into DualShock 4 button presses, sending them to your PS4. Various special mice also have buttons that can be used as keybinds. Sputnik1337 7 years ago #2. However, if it was registered on a existing Service Account, only the licenses granted due to incorrectly registering the COMPLETE EDITION will be deactivated permanently. ... Logitech G213 Keyboard. Use the Chat Shortcuts. However it is not a substitute for an unmacroed action.Â With that disclaimer out of the way. . This led me to tinkering around with user macros, a very useful tool for automating all sorts of things in the game and making things a tiny bit … The Target Ring shows its orientation. So your goal should not be to copy anybody else’s setup, but rather to understand the fundamental concepts about how to make good keybinds. If you still want to use macros, weâll talk about some common macros that assist with targeting below. You can mix and match to suit your needs or for different situations.For example, I personally use âCycle Through Enemiesâ (default [Tab] key) with âIgnore Depthâ. The second way to soft target is to use the mouse wheel settings we have seen before, in System [ESC] -> Character Configuration -> Control Settings -> Mouse. /agree . Check the About page for information and thank yous! Cycling through enemies is one of the most common practices of targeting widely used in other MMORPGs as well, hence the industry term: âTab Targeting MMOâ. Here are some ideas you may want to keep in mind. Almost all keys on the keyboard are valid keys to be used as inputs for skills on the hotbar, with some exceptions such as [Caps Lock] and [Windows]. Game Setup Before You Start. oGCD(off GCD) macros are less punishing and wonât always result in suboptimal play, but will still put you at a higher risk of clipping or simply the macro not going off, especially when trying to double weave macros. But movement with mouse/keyboard is almost always a bit too wonky for my tastes. However this method might be prone to misclicking if people are stacked on top of each other. You can create them fromÂ System [ESC] -> User Macros. If you have any feedback you'd like to share, please fill out this form! Sometimes you won’t even know what feels the best until you have tried it! There is no ârightâ or âwrongâ choice per se; it all depends on what you find most comfortable. 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