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    "Laptop" key config, available as one of two choices during Steam install. (The other is Default/Classic keys.) Designed to eliminate the use of the F# keys (many laptops require you to press Fn plus an F# key to trigger the key itself rather than a special function), any keys that are often placed in strange places around a laptop keyboard, such as PgUp, Del, Home, etc., and most multiple key combinations, such as Shift+Ctrl for repel. Enter becomes the Message key, and letters and numbers are mapped to game functions. Reposted to link from another thread.

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    KeyDef       = Laptop
    ReqMsgKey    = 1
    Joystick     = 0
    TurnLeft     = Left
    TurnRight    = Right
    Forward      = Up
    Reverse      = Down
    Afterburners = Shift
    Bomb         = Tab
    Bullet       = Ctrl
    Mine         = Q
    Thor         = E
    Multi        = S
    AntiWarp     = 4
    Stealth      = 3
    Cloak        = 2
    XRadar       = 1
    Repel        = Z
    Burst        = X
    Warp         = Space
    Portal       = C
    Decoy        = V
    Rocket       = W
    Brick        = D
    Attach       = A
    Cycle        = /
    PrevPlayer   = [
    NextPlayer   = ]
    PrevPage     = Shift [
    NextPage     = Shift ]
    Message      = Enter
    ViewMap      = Alt
    Macro1       = 6
    Macro2       = 7
    Macro3       = 8
    Macro4       = 9
    Macro5       = 0
    Macro6       = Shift 6
    Macro7       = Shift 7
    Macro8       = Shift 8
    Macro9       = Shift 9
    Macro10      = Shift 0
    Click here for an image of the layout.

    "Modern" config is also available in the Steam distribution (uses Space to fire, plus a few other changes), but is not available as a choice during the installer to keep things simple.

    If you're helping new players, please be aware that they may be using this key config.
    Last edited by qan; 11-14-2017 at 02:38 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qan View Post
    I've happily used Z for years. But I also understand that it's not quite as responsive. Still, if that's an issue someone would care about, I think they're already a vet, and would use their own config.
    I use < button. Z for mines. Only because I played SVS few years ago and < was better for repping. It is quite easy to miss the effect shift+ctrl has when you're trying to rush someone and shoot as true thrustshots were removed years ago (check ?go ufc if they are still there) but it is easy for me to tell when this happens.

    Shift+Tab (Mine) which you changed is the first thing I change when I am on a new pc. I would always get the 'You have too many mines' message otherwise.
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    the problem with using a letter is if you try to use it when you cant it puts a letter in chat and blocks any further actions
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    Quote Originally Posted by roxxkatt View Post
    the problem with using a letter is if you try to use it when you cant it puts a letter in chat and blocks any further actions
    true.

    protip #2: change your bomb button from tab to caps lock so when you're whining you will almost certainly write in caps
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    can we stop and wonder in amazement at the fact that we play a VIDEO GAME that has "generations"???

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    Key Configs








    Rationale: At least for Trench Wars, I can just reposition my hands for the specific ship I am using. Top-letter row can change as those items I rarely use, along with cloak, but this was what I eventually ended up on after playing on a laptop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roxxkatt View Post
    the problem with using a letter is if you try to use it when you cant it puts a letter in chat and blocks any further actions
    Yeah, this is definitely an annoyance. This should only occur after a user presses Enter, though, since a chat key is enabled.

    The alternative is to risk putting important game functions on keys that some users (laptop users) can't reach. Default's always available, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by project dragon View Post
    Key Configs

    Rationale: At least for Trench Wars, I can just reposition my hands for the specific ship I am using. Top-letter row can change as those items I rarely use, along with cloak, but this was what I eventually ended up on after playing on a laptop.
    Cool! Could look at adding this at some point if people think it's worthwhile. Would work on some laptops but not others, though (player menu keys, xradar/anti).

    Do like how it clusters the important keys together, would seem pretty useful.
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    Updated graphic for Laptop config here:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/f9crrheot7...%20update4.png


    Should be a little easier to read and reference for players and staff helping out new arrivals.


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    oh man this -looks- confusing
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