I use Sanwa 16-Button gamepad as controller and also map a few things to Joy2Key. Since I main as a FO, I'll be sharing what my setup looks like on paper. I do also have a separate setup for cast but I'll just show what I do with FO since they're my main. All binds I have on Dpad are set with 15 button press times per second through Joy2Key for Force.
On the side, I also use Tofuman's Palette Manager Tool which allows me to use up to 4 different hotbars at a time. With it, you can use both the base hotbar along with a control hotbar that will be accessed at the same time that you swap your palette. However, when you reach 100 PB, it cancels out the entire control bar. So what I do is I map the hotbar shortcut that is on Tofuman's Palette Manager Tool to my Joy2Key (The shortcut is Scroll Lock + <The hotbar number which is 1 through 4>). This enables you to basically jump hotbars and not require the need to hold down the CTRL button to use anything in conjunction with it. Thus, I keep 100PB and never grief a Photon Blast.
I use 3 hotbars on FO with the first 2 being my main focuses while the 3rd one is used for Grants, Megid and Ryuker only. I use this playstyle since I can perform everything on gamepad and never have to touch the keyboard. Gaming on Keyboard is rigorous for me as I have terrible wrists.
When the shortcut enabled is Scroll Lock + 1, this is what my hotbar and controller setup look like:
When the shortcut enabled is Scroll Lock + 2, this is what my hotbar and controller setup looks like:
When the shortcut enabled is Scroll Lock + 3, this is what my hotbar and controller setup looks like:
Visual sample of swapping to hotbar #1:
So with how I have this setup, I...
- Hold L1 + Right/Up on right stick for Hotbar #1
- Hold L1 + Down/Left on right stick for Hotbar #2
- Hold L1 + Left Dpad for Hotbar #3
- When doing the combinations, I do not have to hold any buttons to use anything on the hotbar I swapped to. All button holding is to swap bars only.
Thanks for reading!