The Broken Forum Guide to playing Dark Souls without a controller. Before you do anything else - download and install DSFix and the DS Mouse Fix. Read the instructions. Follow them. A general note: Disregard all XBOX-controller guides in the game. The controller controls and the m+keyboard controls have nothing in common. While the E key functions as the controller's A-button some of the time, some of the time it doesn't. Do not go insane when this happens. Please feel free to add stuff you wonder about or have discovered. MENU controls: DO NOT USE THE MOUSE in menus. There’s an option in the mod to disable the cursor in the game, activate it. I’m serious. When you’re in a menu, let go of the mouse. ENTER is your friend. It will open any highlighted menu item. When you don’t know what key to press - try ENTER first. Use Arrow Keys for normal menu navigation. This is all you need for character creation. TIP: Sometimes the game will tell you that a door is locked or something similar and the game will enter a Menu Open state which can be dangerous depending on the situation. Press ENTER to close these messages immediately. DARK SOULS menus are centered on the following six grouped keys: Ins, Del, Home, End, PgUp and PgDn. (Plus Backspace.) Home is used to activate/deactivate Games for Windows Live! That’s all. End is used in DS as most/all other games use the Esc key. It opens/closes the in-game menu where you can use the Arrow Keys to browse between the Inventory, Equipment, Character and Menu screens. Press ENTER to open/activate the highlighted selection. Press End to quit all menus and get back into the game world. This is true for ALL menus, including vendor inventory. Ins can be pressed when an item/stat is highlighted to see more info about the object/stat. It also browses the info part of the screen on the right. This is useful for when you want to see which headgear has the best Curse resist for instance. Press Ins to browse to the screen you want (the last of three in this case). The use the arrow keys to move up/down in the inventory. Del can be used to unequip highlighted items in the Equipment screen and also to open up more info on items and stats in the Inventory and Character screens. PgUp/PgDn are used to scroll between the four above-mentioned screens when one is opened. Backspace moves you back, or up, one menu. If for instance you are upgrading a weapon at a smith, Backspace will get you back to the smith's opening menu. This can also be accomplished with right-click if you disregarded my earlier suggestion. If you happen to right-click at the wrong time you may well attack someone you'd rather not anger. Backspace is completely safe. Your call. ISSUES: Currently I haven't found a way to make this work when engaging foes that have dialog, ie some NPC:s. The game will act as if you're trying to fight with the menu open, i.e you can't lock on etc. IN GAME controls: For now, reference this wonderful pic as a ... reference. AFAIK, the info on how to Parry/riposte is incorrect. VERIFIED: You just hit TAB to parry. At the exact and precise time. The info in the reference picture is incorrect. Added: Holding LCtrl lets you walk, which works as sneaking as long as you are wearing light non-metal armor.