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nattyville

We have 2 joy con controllers and split them to play Mario kart 8 deluxe with four people. We've noticed that some of us don't need to hold down any buttons in order to drive, while some of us do. For example, my kart moves on its own as soon as the race starts, meanwhile my husband doesn't move unless he holds down the bottom round button.

Does this have something to do with which side of the remote you have or what kart you picked?? We can't figure it out. Thx

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KirbyTheVampire

@nattyville I believe it's the new Smart Steering thing, which basically is for little kids and newbies to gaming. You should be able to disable it in the pause menu.

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Eric258

@nattyville There are two features that help players drive in this game. These are smart steering and auto-accelerating. The first feature makes it so players can't drive off the track and the second feature means you don't have to hold down the button to accelerate. To turn these features off, while on the kart select screen (after the character select) , press the - or + button to bring up statistics for the karts, this is where you can turn them off/on. You can also turn these features off/on when racing by simply pausing the game and pressing the trigger buttons to turn them on/off. Hope that helps!

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F1R3F1Y

How do I make it default to off for all players?

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NaviAndMii

@F1R3F1Y The game defaults to have these driver aids on unfortunately - but you can turn them on or off easily enough by pushing + or - on the kart selection screen (as below) and pressing the corresponding buttons to toggle them on/off...

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...once you've done that, it should remember your preferences for next time

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Link-Hero

@F1R3F1Y To easily tell that the modes are turned on, look at the back of the kart or bike. If it has an antenna with a blinking light, one or both of the driving modes are on.

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nattyville

Thanks for your help! I didn't realize you could turn the auto driving thing feature on or off, that's what must've happened when we were in the settings turning off smart steering.

I've been keeping the console docked, as we mostly play it that way rather than handheld. I am hoping that is OK to do.

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F1R3F1Y

@Link-Hero Yes, i already knew how to tell, and I know how to turn the settings off in the selection menu before the race.

What I don't like, is the fact I have to do it for player 2 everytime. There must be a way to stop it from making the assists default to on when I play 2 player......

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@NaviAndMii
Yeah, I already know how to turn them off...but, when my kid plays with her friends, they dont know, or forget. It leads to horribly imbalanced MP games when they play without me.

It is beyond retarded that their isn't a settings feature for this.

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NaviAndMii

@F1R3F1Y Yeah, I'd have definitely preferred an options menu or something instead (like you get in 99% of other games!) ..the game will keep each persons 'driver aid' preferences for the duration of the session - or if you suspend the software - but, if you close the software completely, I think it resets players 2, 3 & 4 to the default control scheme (..which kinda sucks!)

The way I work around it personally is by making sure I, as host, don't push 'ready' until I'm sure everyone else is set up correctly...not ideal I know but, so long as one person knows how to set things up at the beginning - and isn't trigger happy on the 'ready' button - it's usually fine...but, I agree, it's certainly not an ideal solution as far as young kids are concerned...

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Bass_X0

Kids in my day didn't need no fancy pants smart steering! We fell off Rainbow Road thousands of time and we kept playing anyway!

Although, I did have one friend who had broken her arm who wanted to play video games but enjoyable single handed games were non-existent back then...

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gamermole

@Bass_X0 My friend broke his main shooting finger and couldnt play call of duty......... i made him a makeshift pully system using an old keyring that allowed him to pull the right trigger via his small pinky finger.

He used that thing for months, we still mention it to this day. he loved it.

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ValhallaOutcast

Bass_X0 wrote:

Kids in my day didn't need no fancy pants smart steering! We fell off Rainbow Road thousands of time and we kept playing anyway!

Although, I did have one friend who had broken her arm who wanted to play video games but enjoyable single handed games were non-existent back then...

Agreed I fell off Rainbow road a million times on the SNES

We also had game genie in our days so cheating or help has always been a thing

BUT for the life of me I cant understand why its ON by default

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NaviAndMii

ValhallaOutcast wrote:

Bass_X0 wrote:

Kids in my day didn't need no fancy pants smart steering! We fell off Rainbow Road thousands of time and we kept playing anyway!

Although, I did have one friend who had broken her arm who wanted to play video games but enjoyable single handed games were non-existent back then...

Agreed I fell off Rainbow road a million times on the SNES

We also had game genie in our days so cheating or help has always been a thing

BUT for the life of me I cant understand why its ON by default

Haha! When my brother first introduced me to computer games, he threw me in at the deep end by making me do Rainbow Road on Super Mario Kart! ..double whammy! My first gaming experience - and my first experience of video game trolling - in one! Thanks bro! Haha! Ahhh...good times!

Totally with you though - quite why these assists are on by default is baffling! At the very least, they could have allowed us to set our preferences the first time we booted the game up...having been thrown in at the deep end 23 years ago - there's no need to force me to wear a buoyancy aid all these years later!

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Eric258

@NaviAndMii Oh 1st world problems!

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@ZurapiiYohane imagine a kid from today trying to land on the carrier in Top Gun for NES?

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Bass_X0

BUT for the life of me I cant understand why its ON by default

If you're skilled enough to not need it then you're smart enough to turn it off. Its basically for the little kids who just jam on the okay button until they get to the game.

Edgey, Gumshoe, Godot, Sissel, Larry, then Mia, Franziska, Maggie, Kay and Lynne.

I'm throwing my money at the screen but nothing happens!

ValhallaOutcast

Bass_X0 wrote:

BUT for the life of me I cant understand why its ON by default

If you're skilled enough to not need it then you're smart enough to turn it off. Its basically for the little kids who just jam on the okay button until they get to the game.

that goes both ways, when you suck at a game you can look in the settings for ways to make it easier

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Link-Hero

@ZurapiiYohane Sorry, had to reply to this. They didn't make games hard not because they had more compantance in us, but to artificially lengthen the game to confiscate for the small memory sizes in cartridges.

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