Final Fantasy XIII for PC, controller and settings tips
First of all, the way to play Final Fantasy XIII on the PC is by using a controller. If you control the camera with the mouse, it will move and feel weird.
You can just buy a very cheap no-name controller and enjoy this game. I play with a Speedlink controller that costs around 10 euro. And the only thing you need to do to play with a controller is to plug it in the PC, the game will auto-recognize it. However, be sure that you install the drivers for your controller and that Windows is recognizing it.
You can also check this tutorial.
The buttons for the controller are as it follows: (the buttons from the right side of the controller) up key for action and the right button for cancel/go back. Check the game settings to see what every button from your controller is doing.
You can just play the game without using the keyboard at all. Be careful, don’t use the escape button from your keyboard. If you do that, the game will shut down.
Camera: Inverted Y-axis (best setting when playing with a controller).
Battle Speed: normal.
Target Selection: Via cursor (to make it feel like the old FF games).
On-Screen Button Explanations: Controller Type.
In order to quit the game, press “Start” and then “Select” from your gamepad. Or as I was saying, hit the escape button from the keyboard.
You can do the same thing to skip the cutscenes, “Start” and then “Select”.