View Full Version : Console mode has effectively bricked my game, keyboard and mouse no longer work

12-07-2013, 05:55 AM
The game somehow converted itself to "console mode", and starts telling me to use buttons like X or B or A.
Mouse and keyboard input is simply ignored.

How do I fix this? The game is no longer playable

(I've had to post this here as trying to post in technical help was giving me a "You must select a thread prefix" error despite the fact I selected one)

12-07-2013, 08:13 AM
Have you any gamepad, joystick or similiar usb device connected with your pc ? Try to disconnect all kind of usb input devices, except mouse and keyboard.

12-08-2013, 06:02 PM
sound's like you may have an xbox 360 controller or a similar device attached to you computer, or at least it thinks there is one.
You should still be able to use the mouse (or keyboard) and go into controller settings and change it back to using the "keyboard".

12-08-2013, 09:12 PM
did any one solve this problem?

12-08-2013, 10:20 PM
well, you can solve it by modifying the ini file inside

C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\Documents\Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag\

find the line that says [Input], below it you will see

SelectedInput=XXXXXXX ---> something about controller but i forgot the exact name.

Change it to


so after editing, it should look like this:


save the file and close then launch the game.