Construction Simulator – Controls / Input Guide

Basics for Input and Controls

  • The settings for controls can be found in the game, not in the setting at the start screen (company must be loaded).
  • Controlling the menus with joystick or steering wheels is not intended.
  • If there are any problems (e.g. after changing the key assignment): In the settings there is an option to reset the controls to default values.
  • On PS5 no steering wheels are supported currently.
  • On Xbox steering wheels are only partly supported. More details can be found in the list of supported input devices below.
  • If you’re using two joysticks: In the controls settings there are two corresponding layouts: „Joystick (Left)“ and „Joystick (Right)“, that can be used for the specific joystick to get a preset configuration
  • For Xbox and Playstation controllers the initial key assignment cannot be changed.
  • Some keys cannot be reassigned, e.g. ESC (menu).
  • In the “Game” section of the settings there is a possibility to change the steering sensitivity of steering wheels.
  • The option “Show Cursor” on PC can be used to disable the mouse cursor.

Camera Settings

In the ingame settings (no in start menu settings) you have the possibility to change the behaviour of the camera to adapt to your needs.

In Settings / Camera you can change the camera sensibility for example.

If you’re controlling the game with mouse, you can change whether the camera is while pressing the mouse button whether it should react to mouse movement without pressing a button.

Realistic possibilities for steering machines in the game

You can choose between the following input schemes in the settings (only excavators and cranes react to this).

  • SAE
  • Euro-ISO
  • Arcade

Steam Input

The game supports Steam Input and the Steam Controller on PC. For the Steam Controller there is a default configuration which can be found in the Steam Control Configuration of the game (Big Picture Mode open the page for Construction Simulator → Manage Game → Controller Configuration. For other controllers, Steam Input should be disabled by default, because we are using the input directly. It is also possible to use Steam Input for other controllers. More information about this can be found here.

If Steam Input is enabled for a controller, the game offers automatically switching between the following action sets (Steam Controller configuration can be used as preset):

  • ui: For all UI input situation (all situations except the ones below).
  • character: For character.
  • machine_drive: For machines in driving mode.
  • machine_function: For machines in function mode.
  • mmap: Ingame map in menu.

Note: The default action set is unused.

List of Support for (Hardware) Controllers of Third-Party Companies

The following devices have been tested by devs:

PC

  • Steering Wheels (full support)
    • Logitech G27
    • Logitech G29
    • Logitech G920
    • Logitech Driving Force GT
    • Saitek Heavy Equip (Farming Simulator Controller)
    • Thrustmaster T150
    • Thrustmaster T300RS
    • Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider
    • Tracer Drifter
    • Fanatec CSL Elite Wheel-Base + ClubSport Universal Hub V2 for Xbox
  • Steering Wheels (conditional support)
    • Thrustmaster T80
    • Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 TX
    • Thrustmaster TX
    • Thrustmaster TS-XW
    • Thrustmaster TMX Pro Force Feedback
    • Thrustmaster T248
    • Thrustmaster T80 Ferrari 488 GTB Edition
    • Hama Thunder V5
    • Hama Thunder V18 Vibration
    • Speedlink Trailblazer
    • Speedlink Black Bolt
    • Speedlink Darkfire
    • Speedlink Drift OZ
    • SimRaceWay S1 Steering Wheel
  • Joysticks (full support)
    • Thrustmaster T.16000
    • Logitech Extreme 3D Pro
    • Saitek PS28 Joystick X52
  • Joysticks (conditional support)
    • Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas 4

PS4

  • Steering Wheels (full support)
    • Logitech G29
    • Saitek Heavy Equip (Farming Simulator Controller)
    • Thrustmaster T150
    • Thrustmaster T248
    • Thrustmaster T80 Ferrari 488 GTB Edition
  • Steering Wheels (conditional support)
    • Thrustmaster T80
    • Speedlink Trailblazer
  • Joysticks (full support)
    • Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas 4

Xbox One

  • Steering Wheels (conditional support)
    • Logitech G920
    • Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 TX
    • Thrustmaster TX
    • HORI Racing Wheel Overdrive
    • Fanatec CSL Elite Wheel-Base + ClubSport Universal Hub V2 for Xbox
    • Fanatec Podium Wheel Base DD1 + “Fanatec Clubsport Universal HUB (Xbox)”
  • Joysticks (conditional support)
    • Thrustmaster T.Flight Full Kit X

Xbox Series

  • Steering Wheels (conditional support)
    • Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider
    • HORI Racing Wheel Overdrive

PS5

  • On PS5 currently no steering wheels or joysticks can be specified as supported.

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