Guide for Cyberpunk 2077 – Change keymapping
I wanted to change the standard movement keys (wasd) to the arrow keys. Unfortunately, some keys are hardcoded, and you have no possibility to change those via the ingame menu of Cyberpunk. If you still want to change these keys, you have to edit to config-files. Therefore I build a little tool to edit the necessary files.
Close Cyberpunk before editing the config-files.
Make backup files
Before you change anything, save your current config-files. Click on Edit->Backup current config-files. It will create a Backup folder next to the tool and copy the current config-files into it (inputUserMappings.xml, inputContexts.xml, and UserSettings.json).
Edit normal key mappings
The tool will load inputUserMappings.xml, inputContexts.xml, and UserSettings.json. The first five tabs show the settings inside the UserSettings.json ; those are the same setting you’ll see inside the ingame menu Key Bindings.
More key mappings
The last tab shows a lot more tabs. Those settings are from the inputUserMappings.xml. You will find here are all locked key mappings.
After you click on the E-Button next to a setting you want to change, you push the new key you want to assign. If the key isn’t recognized, you can edit the key manually.
Save new settings
To save your changes, click on Edit->Save settings, and the settings will be written into inputUserMappings.xml and UserSettings.json.
- The tool refreshes slowly, so moving the window takes time.
- Not all Mousebuttons will be recognized automatically.
- Mouse buttons have to edit manually, e.g., IK_Mouse4, IK_Mouse5
- A lot of settings to edit with no explanation
The tool checks for double assigned key mappings to a certain extend. But it can’t check for issues resulting in wrongly assigned keys. So before you edit anything, make a backup!
Even though it’s a quick and dirty solution, it helped me change my movement keys to the arrow keys and get rid of the dodging. Maybe it will help someone of you too.
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