Good evening, I purchased the new FlatOut from Steam yesterday as it was on sale.. I recommend you don’t do the same, I’ll write up a full review on it soon anyway. Moving on, as I absolutely loved the original game, I decided to buy it on Steam (it’s also on sale), I already own the game on disc from when it was released but Steam is far more convenient. 😉
Back when it was released there was no such thing as an Xbox 360 or an Xbox 360 controller for that matter but the game does work perfectly with a controller, you will need to do a little tinkering with the game to get it to work as it would with any modern racing game.
First of all just plug your 360 controller into your PC then launch up the game, head into the options menu and head over to controls. Once you’re in here you will want to set the control method to your 360 controller then head into the very bottom menu to rebind your controls.
In here you’ll see all of the controller buttons bound to a certain action, as you can see they’re all labelled as Button 1-10, X/Z-Axis Left/Right, etc.
Below is a screenshot of the set up you want, I’ve added the corresponding 360 button to the bound selection:
Once you’ve set up your controller layout as above you can now use your controller ingame as you would with any other modern racing game, as for the menus I would recommend you stick with using the keyboards cursor keys, enter and escape keys as the controller wont work very well at all in the menus due to the set up.
That is all for now, enjoy some incredible nostalgia with the insanely fun FlatOut.