So Blue Elk and Moe took up Rocket League last spring. The new WoW xpac is (IMO) pretty ddamned easy stuff and kinda boring, plus I wanted something that could be played in short bursts (PvP queues in WoW are waaaaaaay too long now eh), so I started playing back in September.
So last night I’m playing for like 2 hours just fine :D, using my Steam Controller (SC) like I always do, when outta nowhere it just stops working. It’s on, but the game isn’t seeing it no matter what I push. I mash buttons for a few seconds checking this and the screen changes. It looked like I was in Big Picture Mode (BPM), but zoomed way in. I could not get out of that screen and could not get the mouse cursor to appear at all. After maybe 20 seconds, it just closed or went away by itself, and I was back in Steam. Rocket League was closed.
I was able to more or less replicate that 3 or 4 times. Open the game, turn on my controller, try and get past the “Press Any Button To Start” splash page but unable. Holding the Steam button down had something to do with invoking the BPM zoom mode screen, but I don’t know if I was shutting that down with my button mashing or if it was crashing on its own.
SO HERE’S WHERE IT GETS WEIRD.
All of this was on my Mac Pro. But I also have a laptop that I play on, and I’ve always been able to use my SC there as well; just need the Bluetooth dongle eh. So I put the dongle on the ProBook, fire it up, start the game, turn on the SC and… exact same thing, but I can’t invoke the BPM zoom screen of death.
Then I notice that, yeah, the SC works: it’s moving the selection in Steam. I can scroll up and down and hit PLAY. But Rocket League isn’t seeing the SC. And somehow it’s that way on both of my computers.
What did I do and how do I fix it?