Rockstar Game Tips: Tailoring Your Settings and Controls in GTAV PC

Posted 5 days, 14 hours ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

Now that Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online have arrived on PC, players have been getting acquainted with the game's unique new features such as the Rockstar Editor video tool, experiencing Los Santos in glorious 4K at 60FPS, and diving into the game's deep menu of settings and customization options. To help you fine-tune, we've compiled a brief list below of just a few helpful tips to help you tailor Grand Theft Auto V's controls and settings to your desired PC gaming taste.

KEYBOARD CONTROLS

Finding some of the default controls aren't to your liking? The majority of the in-game controls are fully rebindable - meaning you can remap a command to whichever button best works for you. The one exception is menu navigation - most are bound to the cursor keys and WASD (forwards, left, backwards and right, respectively), Mouse 1/Enter to select and Mouse 2/Backspace/Esc to quit. 

You can also use the Esc button to Quit/Go Back in other menus and interfaces, such as on your iFruit phone. If no menu appears on screen then pressing Esc will pause the game, whereas the Right mouse button goes back in most menus. If you don't want to bind your extra mouse buttons, you can also try switching the mouse input mode to DirectInput.

The mouse wheel works in most menus for scrolling the selection up and down - you can also use this feature to scroll the entire menu up and down. To open the cheat code box, press the ~ key (key next to 1, or ¬ on non-US keyboards). Here, you can enter various cheat codes, including vehicle spawning, invincibility and others. It should be noted, however, that some non-US keyboards may require the shift key to be pressed too.

To confirm a GPS route in the interaction menu, click the left mouse when hovering over the left half of the GPS menu entry. The menu cursor will change to a pointing finger to show this is possible.

GAMEPADS

For those who prefer controllers over keyboards, you can use any XInput controller (for example, an Xbox 360 pad) to play - and some DirectInput controllers such as PS4 are supported as well. Most other DirectInput gamepads can be set to work with the game by using the 'Gamepad Calibration' feature in the gamepad menu.

VEHICLES

Here's what you need to know for customizing driving as well as flying controls in-game:

Flying controls use the numeric pad keys by default. If you don't have a numpad, you may use your mouse to fly or rebind the controls. If you find controlling vehicles with a mouse difficult, try adjusting the mouse sensitivity and auto-center settings. Also, note that your driving and flying ability is affected by your in-game character’s skill level.

By default, the game uses keyboard controls for driving and flying. To steer with the mouse instead, you can hold down the mouse override control (Default: left mouse). If you’d like to use mouse control without holding down a button, change the driving/flying/submarine control option from ‘Camera’ to ‘Vehicle'. At that point, holding the left mouse button will move the camera around instead of steering.

To stop the camera from auto-centering when driving vehicles in first person, set the ‘First Person Vehicle Auto-Center’ option to ‘Off’. If you prefer a bumper camera to the internal camera when driving in this mode, set the ‘First Person Vehicle Hood’ camera option to ‘Off’.

SHOPPING

When stocking your arsenal, you can use the mouse in Ammu-Nation to select items directly from the shelves. Simply click the mouse over the weapon you want to purchase or upgrade, hold the left mouse to inspect - moving your mouse will rotate the weapon. To get a good look around, move the mouse to the edge of your screen. The mouse can be used to move the camera in the other shops and wardrobes as well as some other menus - just hold the left button when the hand-shaped pointer appears, then move the mouse.

MOBILE PHONE

To make calls, find/accept missions and Jobs, browse the web and more, you can operate your in-game iFruit phone almost entirely with the mouse buttons and wheel. By default, the middle mouse will open your phone, while the scroll wheel will move the highlight around. Left mouse accepts the current item, while right mouse cancels / goes back. These controls may be remapped as well.

WEAPONS

The mouse wheel behaves differently in the weapon wheel depending whether that button is held down or not. If it's not pressed then the mouse wheel scrolls through the current set of weapons, but if it is, the mouse wheel cycles through the available weapons in the highlighted slot. To instantly select a weapon, press the weapon selection keys (Default: 0-9). The first press selects the first weapon in the slot, further presses cycle through the weapons in that slot. Especially useful in first person view, you can zoom or switch to iron sights while aiming by scrolling the scroll wheel.

CHARACTER SWITCH

Switching between characters can be done directly using the character switch shortcut keys (Default F5 - F8). To switch in Freemode, hold a shortcut switch key to open the character wheel with the relevant character selected and release. In missions where switching is supported, just tap the appropriate shortcut key to instantly switch to that character.

GTA ONLINE

Here are some general controls tips pertaining to GTA Online:

  • To point in the same direction you're looking, press the 'point at' key (Default: B).
  • Perform your character’s Quickplay action by pressing the ‘special ability’ key (Default: Caps Lock). You can set up the Quickplay action in the Interaction Menu (Default: M).
  • Text chat is available to chat to your team (Default: T) or everyone in the session (default: Y).
  • Voice chat options can be configured from the Voice Chat section of the Settings menu. The default key for ‘push to talk’ is ‘N’.
  • Weapons and ammo can be dropped by using the F9 and F10 keys - no need to open the weapon wheel on PC.

ROCKSTAR EDITOR

Many of you have already been channeling your inner auteur and utilizing the new Rockstar Editor to create movie-making magic. To activate/deactivate the various recording modes without opening the character switch menu, press the Rockstar Editor shortcut keys (Default F1, F2, F3).

Stay tuned for more tips coming soon on film-making techniques using the Rockstar Editor tool.
Feel free to give a shout here in comments below on any particular aspects you may need tips with and very likely a fellow player and Editor in the Social Club community may be able to help advise or even help collaborate in your production.


Previous Rockstar Game Tips:
GTA Online Adversary Modes
Scaling Up to 30 Players and Crafting Tense LTS Encounters in the Creator
Playing with Perspective in GTAV

Crew Noticeboard: PC Crews Rally For New Members

Posted 6 days, 14 hours ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column of Crews actively seeking new members to join their ranks. We publish their recruitment pitches in their own words so that you know what they're all about.

In this edition of the Crew Noticeboard we've pulled some pitches from Crews recruiting specifically for the PC platform. Whether you're new to PC and looking for your first Crew, or you recently transferred your character and have left your console brethren in another Crew, read on to find a new squad to hang out with in Los Santos. And even if you are on PS3, PS4, Xbox One or Xbox 360, a couple of these featured Crews have allegiances or divisions on those consoles as well.

Fan Art: Maze Bank Logo Sculpture, Tommy Vercetti as a Plushie & More

Posted 1 week, 1 day ago | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

The latest gallery of excellent fan art creations features some impressive sculpture work, a custom PS4 skin inspired by an illustration previously here at the Newswire, stylish renditions of all manner of Los Santos residents, Tommy Vercetti in the plush and more. Make sure you're following us on Twitter and Instagram where we share great fan creations regularly, and of course if you've got something of your own that you'd like to share, feel free to drop it in comments below for the entire Social Club community to check out.


bongon_69, who is a proud GTA Online Rockstar Verified Job alumnus, created this impressive original sculptured replica of the Maze Bank logo that would fit in well next to the fake plants at the Downtown Los Santos branch lobby.


RobxDyNaMiTe of the GTA Heists PS4 Crew has apparently been pulling off those scores in style – with this slick PS4 skin appropriating Shawn Sepehry's "Rockstar Games Legacy" collage that was featured here at the Newswire last year.


Calum Sutherland aka TheSudz has upped the ante with "GTAV: Redux" - a new generation redraw of a piece he illustrated last year that turns up the carnage.


Gemini AKA zillymee.tumblr extends an open invitation for players to pull off Heists with his Crew: The Bad Wolfs Fury via this stylish original artwork.

 


DeviantARTist Emil Goska's work throws it back to CJ and the Grove Street Families from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

 
Spanish illustrator Jose Augusto Cano aka jocachi on deviantART specializes in custom pin-up art, and these are just two from his striking 'Rockstar Life' series inspired by the gritty and glamorous ladies of Los Santos.


Savedraw from Mexico imagines a GTA-style car trip with him and his friends around Monterrey, Mexico in a unique cartoon style.


Michael-babe's latest illustration dials up the adorableness. Like for Chop!


Marissa Helmick aka UltraPancake shows off the Harwood Butcher's softer side with this hand sewn custom Vercetti plushie.

 

Previously:
"A Hard Day's Heist", Homemade Los Santos Blueprint Map Skateboard Decks & More
GTAV in Stained Glass, Amazing Rockstar Line Drawing & Stunning Snapmatics
The iFruit L.A. Photo Project by GTAist, Unbelievable Action GIFs and More

    Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No. 8 Recap

    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

    The 8th annual Red Hook Crit at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal featured some of the finest racing in the history of the series, as experienced athletes and ambitious newcomers all fought for a place on the podium at the kickoff event for the 2015 Championship Series. 

     
    Ivan Ravaioli celebrates his dramatic win in the Men’s Criterium at this weekend’s Red Hook Crit Championship Series opener at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. [Photo: Takuya Sakamoto]

    Victory in the men’s criterium was earned in breathtaking fashion by one of the favorites, Ivan Ravaioli of Italy. While a relative newcomer to the Crit, Ravaioli came to the start line with an impressive racing pedigree, which includes being a World Tour rider as well as starts in classics such as the Milan - SanRemo and a grand tour start at the Giro d’Italia. He displayed his strength and ability in his debut at Milan last year and bested Luis Junquera of Spain by a mere wheel length after an impressive attack in the final sprint to the finish. The race was transformed with three laps to go when a crash took out the first prime winner Mario Paz Duque, top antagonist winner Chas Christiansen and many other pre-race favorites.

     
    This year’s top finishers gather on the podium. [Photo: Takuya Sakamoto]

    Mexico’s newcomer, Raul Torres, finished in a close 3rd. Professional mountain bike racer and 2014 Series ChampionThibaud Lhenry, earned pole position after fastest qualifier and previous Red Hook Crit winner Stefan Vis crashed out with a broken collar bone. Lhenry earned a sixth place finish after an incredibly strong race. The Rockstar Award for Top Antagonist from the men’s field was taken by San Francisco native Chas Christiansen representing Mash SF.

     
    Ivan Ravaioli beating out Luis Junquera by a wheel length at the finish line.

     
    Team Cinelli Chrome’s Alfred Bobe Jr. during the afternoon’s qualifying session. [Photo: Takuya Sakamoto]

    For the Women’s Criterium, Kacey Manderfield Lloyd, who most notably won the inaugural Red Hook Crit in 2008, qualified in pole position and placed third behind Fleur Faure and winner Ainara Elbusto Artega. With the win, Artega positioned herself as this year’s rider to beat in the women’s field. She also won the 2014 women’s series after sweeping both primes and taking the win at Barcelona, and securing a prime before taking 2nd in Milan last year. She is also a UCI World Cup contender and multi-time podium finisher at the Spanish National Championships. Her constant attacks on the front, and phenomenal strength earned her the Rockstar Award for Top Antagonist in addition to the win.

     
    Artega crosses the finish against the backdrop of the winner’s podium and the Statue of Liberty. [Photo: Takuya Sakamoto]

     
    Turn seven of the women’s criterium. [Photo: Takuya Sakamoto]

    Congratulations are in order to all the athletes who competed in the day’s events, including Eliud Ngetich, who won the 5k race with a blazing 14:21. Also, a huge thank you to all the Red Hook Crit staff who work tirelessly to make these events happen, as well as the Red Hook Crit volunteers without whom none of this would be possible.

     
    Men’s qualifying group 1 on the starting grid. [Photo: Takuya Sakamoto]

     
    Distance runner Eliud ‘Heldy’ Ngetich sets a blistering pace in the 5k race that preceded the finals for the Women’s and Men’s Criterium. [Photo: Takuya Sakamoto]


    Previously:
    Rockstar Games Presents the Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn No. 8

    Rockstar Video Editor: The First Days

    Posted 1 week, 6 days ago | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

    We've been enjoying the first videos created by GTAV PC players around the globe with the new Rockstar Editor this past week, and a few directors have already come to grips with the deep suite of features including blends, slow-motion, music effects and more. Some YouTubers are even using the Rockstar Editor's tools in conjunction with their own to explore new possibilities and take their channel videos to the next level. Check out some of our favorites below:


    GTA 5 - V.I.S.I.T.O.R.S. [Rockstar Editor Fan Trailer] by GTA Series Videos

    For their first endeavor with the GTAV PC editor, the group over at GTA Series Videos looked to a classic GTA trailer for inspiration. Replacing the stoically strolling Niko Bellic with GTAV's Michael, Trevor and Franklin, we see a similar trek made through the streets of Los Santos and Blaine County with a few NPC cameos dropped in for good measure.    


    Grand Theft Auto V | Los Santos & Blaine County - Fan Trailer (PC) by RageDev

    Syncing up a lively music track with complimentary scene-by-scene cuts, RageDev captures the look and feel of an action-packed day in Los Santos. Mixing in the busy sights and sounds of the city to contrast against quieter moments afforded by the great outdoors and open horizon, this trailer seems to cover all the bases.


    The Thief by Houratronic

    This phenomenal effort from YouTuber Houratronic was posted within hours of the game going live and is certainly among the most accomplished videos we've seen so far. Houratronic has used every tool in the arsenal to turn a simple idea into a cinematic gem. Watch for consistent use of blends to add movement to the driving sequences, just the right amount of slo-mo, appreciation of sound levels to adjust music intensity at the right times, a few handheld effects and a clean, definitive conclusion.


    The PC Police Chase by Rechyyy

    Even if you're not familiar with his previous work, from the opening seconds it's clear that Rechyyy has a keen sense of cinematic language and key concepts, such as editing to music, establishing shots and instant action. Cut neatly to a pounding industrial rock backing track, we see Franklin evade cops through the Raton Canyon before a Thelma and Louise style ending and fade to black.


    Sunday Drifting by GTA Wise Guy

    Also no stranger to the Rockstar Newswire, GTA Wise Guy showcases a cop evasion master class employing a very different set of driving skills. The panache and audacity of his drifting talents is matched by the confidence to throw in overheads and full-on crotch shots into this drifting showcase.


    The Epic Stand-Off by Domestic Mango

    While rampages through Downtown Los Santos have been par for the course in the opening few days of the Rockstar Editor, Domestic Mango executes this particular interpretation with stylish flair. Focusing on small details such as a grenade getting lodged under a cop car's wheel, or an officer’s face as he flies through the air, it adds moments of understated cool to a chaotic sequence.
     

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    Barbara Schwartzburger by Melonium: Captured using Director Mode, Melonium's film is everything at once: slapdash yet stylish, asinine but amazing. Judging by the Social Club comments, we're not the only ones looking forward to the future adventures of Ms. Schwartzburger.

    Garage by Renaton: "Man goes for walk up and down garage" doesn't sound like much when written out, but Renaton combines it with an array of blends, visual effects and a badass Declasse Tornado to create the perfect introduction to a lovely orange clad GTA Online vehicle collection. 

    Michael's Car Fantasy by Tyrranicon: The synth is cranked up to the max in this 80s throwback montage that takes place entirely within Michael's head. From the pulsing beats to the neon lights, this electro sequence is a retro tableau. 

    Director Demo by SGTJackCott: Described as a "demo" this contains more than enough cool ideas to be defined as a completed video in its own right. We're looking forward to seeing more from SGTJackColt, particularly his ability to find the perfect song to set the scene.

    Grand Theft Auto V - Nope! by Rusty Recoil: Against the backdrop of a glorious sunset, Franklin takes a ride down the scenic slopes to Los Santos and through the Vinewood sign before meeting a slightly sticky end. 

    Share videos you've created in the comments below, or post ones from other creators that you find deserving of recognition. For tips and tricks on the GTAV PC Video Editor, make sure to check out the Tutorial page on Social Club.
     

    Previously:
    GTA Fan Vids: Bird Stunting, Things You Don’t See in Superhero Movies & More
    Jaw-Dropping BMX Stunts from ErasableNinja, Santa Monica VS Del Perro POV and More
    GTA Fan Vids: A Clockwork Orange Montage, The Beauty of Blaine County vs. The Streets of Los Santos, Military Miniatures and More

    The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos Out Now

    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Games

    The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos, the outstanding collection of brand new tracks with top-flight collaborators created for and inspired by the world of GTAV, is available now via iTunes, and on CD.
     
    Take a look at the video below to hear Alchemist, Oh No and some of the guest artists discuss the creation of the album.
     

     
    Here’s what some of the music press have been saying about the singles released from 'Welcome To Los Santos' so far:
     
    Freddie Gibbs and Curren$y, “Fetti”

    "Yet another gem from the record’s star-studded tracklist” – XXL

    “Phenomenal” – Okayplayer
     
    MNDR Feat. Killer Mike, “Lock & Load”

    “MNDR slowly delivers piercing gunplay over drums with clothes-shaking knock and slow-winding synth bass. Killer Mike comes through and empties the clip with a sixteen that murders everything — literally and figuratively.” – Stereogum (Named one 5 best songs of the week)

    “Mixes MNDR’s dreamy vocals with Mike’s expertly composed and spat verses” – SPIN

    “At once brazen and ethereal, the track capitalizes on both artists’ strengths. Here, like a tag team bringing the heat, the Atlanta MC spits pulverizing rhymes while MNDR weaves a glowing, dreamlike backdrop.” – Consequence of Sound
     
    E-40 – “California” feat. Dam-Funk & Ariel Pink

    “The legendary Bay Area rapper E-40 going head-to-head with lackadaisical LA pop weirdo Ariel Pink on “California” — somehow they balance each other perfectly.” – Stereogum

     
    If you’re playing GTAV on PC, tune your radio to “The Lab” to hear the album as a full-blown station, complete with call-ins from the album’s guest artists and featuring Alchemist and Oh No as your science-dropping hosts, “Dr No and the Chemical Bro.”


    Previously:
    Welcome To Los Santos Album Now Available to Pre-Order

    Rockstar Games Presents the Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn No. 8

    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

    This Saturday marks the return of the Red Hook Criterium, the world's premier track bike criterium and Rockstar Games is proud to once again to be the presenting sponsor. 

    From its roots in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, the race has exploded within the cycling community and sports world. What sets the Red Hook Crit apart from traditional road and track bike racing is the unique format: athletes sprint through a short 1.25km “Formula 1 style” racing circuit riding brakeless, fixed-gear track bikes, traditionally raced in an oval-shaped velodrome. Cyclists must navigate hairpin turns, winding chicanes, and each other over the course of 24 laps in an attempt to be the first across the finish. 

    Here is the full schedule of events:

    SATURDAY, April 25 (times subject to change)

    Qualifying: 12:00pm – 3:50pm
    Last Chance Race: 6:00pm – 6:30pm
    5K: 7:00pm – 7:30pm
    Women’s Criterium: 8:00pm – 8:45pm
    Men’s Criterium: 9:00pm – 9:45pm 
    Podium Ceremony: 10:00pm – 10:30pm

    The Rockstar Award for Top Antagonist returns for both the men’s race and women’s race, awarded to the athlete who without consideration for their final position, most affects the outcome of the race through a combination of tactics, determination, and sheer strength.  

    For those of you in the NY area, admission is free for the full day of events. We hope to see you down there!

    For more details, visit redhookcrit.com or check them out on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

    Enter to Win a Deluxe GTAV Custom Digital Storm Velox PC

    Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

    To commemorate this week's launch of Grand Theft Auto V on the PC, we worked with our friends at Digital Storm to create a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted Velox Custom Performance GTAV PC with the express purpose of giving it away to one very lucky fan.

    The design features a satin metallic black automotive paint finish, a laser engraved tinted window showcasing the Grand Theft Auto V logo prominently, plus software controlled LED lighting. And it's not just a looker, this custom machine is armed with a six core Intel® Core i7 processor, an ultra-fast Intel® SSD 750 Series, dual Nvidia® Titan X graphics cards and custom rigid tube liquid cooling, so you'll have what you need under the hood to run GTAV at a blistering 60 frames-per-second and at 4K resolution.

    Enter before May 1st at the Rockstar Games Social Club for the chance to win this awe-inspiring rig: http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/events

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void in certain countries and where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older. See Official Rules and Privacy Policy for eligibility details. Ends Friday, May 1st, 2015.

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