I should update my Civ 5 Xpadder profile

Since KC started using his new laptop to play Civ, I finally had to setup Xpadder for him because he was complaining his wrists were hurting lol.

I logged onto Xpadder forums and saw that 432 people had viewed / potentially downloaded my game profile and that made me feel so warm and fuzzy, plus a couple folks even felt moved to comment! Ok ok that’s not a huge number for the two years or so it’s been kicking, but hey, how many people 1) use Xpadder instead of some competitor or free solution, and 2) think that playing a strategy game like Civ (vs an fps for example) with a controller is a good idea anyways. So yay, snaps for me.

This got me looking at the pages I made describing my game profile, and wow do you ever look back at some project you did awhile ago and think how lacking it is and what was I thinking?

So I made a little intro paragraph.. I mean if someone landed on that page not knowing what Xpadder is, then the page would make no sense at all. And shouldn’t a landing page say a little something about why it exists at all? I also made a getting started section that spelled out how to do the most basic commands with the controller — why would a first time controller with Civ 5 user want to sift through every detailed keymapping just to figure out how to trash their neighboring civs? Duh. What was I thinking before?

Was also thinking, I should really update the game profile since two expansion packs have since been released — Gods & Kings and Brave New World. Looks like there’s at least a couple new info screens that could be brought up by controller / keyboard shortcut. Hm, so many projects to do.


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