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Mobile Mobile Terraria Control Customization Guide

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MOBILE TERRARIA VIRTUAL CONTROL CUSTOMIZATION GUIDE

Hello Terrarians! This guide is intended to give you a quick overview of how the new virtual control customization options for mobile Terraria work. This does not seek to cover all possible instances, rather it will cover the basics of what you can do and how you can do it... the rest is up to the limits of your imagination!


GETTING STARTED
For starters, we need to get into the control customization interface. Here's how!
  • From the Settings menu, tap the Controls menu tab (it's the one with the little joystick icon)
  • Tap Edit Touch Controls
  • IMPORTANT: Remember when you are done with your customization edits, be sure to hit the "Apply" button!

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The Touch/Virtual Controls Edit Screen


EDITING/REMAPPING VIRTUAL CONTROLS
Remapping your virtual controls - for example, changing the Quick Heal button to Quick Mana - is a simple process. Here's how it is done:
  • On the "Bindings" tab, you will see a host of possible touch controls. Nearly everything possible is here, so the options are endless!
  • If you would like to keep the same layout, but simply replace the function of an existing control with another, you can either:
    • Touch and drag the desired control from the "bindings" buttons at the top of the screen and pull it down to the existing button/stick that you want to replace
    • Tap the desired control from the "bindings" buttons at the top of the screen and then tap the existing button/stick that you want to replace
  • If you remap a button as "blank" (the lower right binding on the list), the button will still be there later to edit, but will not appear in gameplay.
  • Duplicate controls are perfectly fine!
  • Remember to press Apply when you are all done with your edits.

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CHANGING CONTROL SIZE & LOCATION
This update also allows for changing the size and location of any given control. Do note that all controls must fit within the controls area.
  • On the "Controls" tab, you will see a host of possible touch controls of different sizes.
  • If you would like to change the size of an existing control to make it smaller or larger, you can either:
    • Touch and drag the desired control from the "controls" buttons at the top of the screen and pull it down to the existing button/stick that you want to replace
    • Tap the desired control from the "controls" buttons at the top of the screen and then tap the existing button/stick that you want to replace
  • Remember to press Apply when you are all done with your edits!

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MOVING CONTROLS AROUND
Not only can controls be remapped, they can also be moved around freely within the controls area
  • To move a control, simply touch and hold on the control that you want to move and then drag it around the controls area until you reach the desired location
  • Release your finger and the button will move to your selected location.
  • You can move nearly anything around - including the Inventory/Settings icons and the Inventory Tab/Page and Zoom +/- controls!
  • Remember to press Apply when you are all done with your edits!

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ADDING & REMOVING CONTROLS
In addition to being able to remap, resize, and even disable individual touch controls, you are now able to add and/or delete controls to fit your desires!
  • To add a control, simply drag and drop your desired button/stick from the bindings list into an empty space in the controls area.
  • Alternatively, you can tap the button/stick that you want to add and then tap an empty space in the controls area.
  • Again, duplicates are fine!
  • Remember to press Apply when you are all done with your edits!


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  • Deleting a button is equally easy!
    • Touch and hold the button/stick that you want to delete
    • Drag the control-to-be-deleted outside of the controls area until you see the icon turn red.
    • Release your finger and you will see that the control is no more!

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INVENTORY TAB PAGE ICON ORIENTATION
As a part of customizing your control interface, we understand that some players may want to have a setup where the orientation of the Inventory Tab/Page icons (Inventory/Housing/Equipment/etc) is horizontal rather than vertical (the default).
  • To swap the orientation of these icons, tap the button that says Vertical - Horizontal and select your desired setting
  • You will note the orientation change, and you can also move these around as you see fit!


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UNDOING MISTAKES
That latest tweak not feeling just right? Of course you can press Discard to remove all of your changes since last you saved your custom control profile - but you can also use the Undo-Redo buttons to either remove or repeat the last action/change that you made.
  • Pretty straight forward here, just tap the undo/redo button to trigger that function.
  • Pressing undo multiple times will undo each previous action in sequence.
  • Pressing Discard will remove ALL changes since the last time you made edits and pressed Apply
  • Pressing Default will default all controls in that profile to the standard default that ships with the game.
  • Remember to press Apply when you are all done with your edits!


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SETTING UP & USING CONTROL PROFILES
This update allows you to create up to four unique and fully-customizable touch control setups via the Profile pulldown menu. No only that, but these profiles can be hotswapped in-game by adding the "Cycle Profile" button to your control setups.
  • To edit a given profile, tap the Profile pull-down menu on the Edit Touch Controls screen.
  • Select the profile that you want to edit by tapping it.
  • Give your profile a fun name (or don't if you choose not to) by clicking the Rename button.
  • Use your creativity and the features above in this guide to customize that profile to your desired state.
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ADDING PROFILE SWAPPING/CYCLE
Once you have your profiles set up - however may you desire - you can add the "Cycle Profile" button to your setups in order to be able to quickly hotswap profiles in-game without leaving the action! To enable this feature:
  • Go into the profile for which you want to enable Profile Cycling
  • Add the Cycle Profile button via drag and drop or touch, as covered above in "ADDING & DELETING BUTTONS"
  • IMPORTANT: You must add this button to each profile for which you want to add to your profile cycle in-game... so repeat this process for each desired profile.

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Once you have this all set up, you can tap the Cycle Profile button in game to quickly move between your fancy custom profiles!

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You can always swap your control profiles in the Settings menu on the Touch Controls tab if you would rather not use the Profile Cycle feature.

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CLOSING THOUGHTS
We hope that you are as excited about the range of new features and functionality that this Controller Support & Customization update brings to Mobile Terraria. We have tried to lean on the side of giving you more capability and leaving the power in the hands of your limitless creativity. As you generate really cool setups, we would really love to see what you created - so feel free to share them here on TCF, our Discord, or Social Media. Who knows, if we find one that looks REALLY good, we might include it as a default in future updates. :cool:

Happy adventuring, Terrarians!
 
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