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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => Technical Issues => Topic started by: Viola_Guy on December 04, 2002, 06:28:33 am

Title: Keybindings etc.
Post by: Viola_Guy on December 04, 2002, 06:28:33 am
I was wondering if there was an easy (or even a not so easy) way to change the keybindings for the game.  I t plays great, but for some reason any of _Enter_, _shift_ and _num 8_ seems to invalidate the others on my crappy keyboard.  That aside, the game is much fun and I appreciate the work that has into it.  Thank you.  

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Title: Re: Keybindings etc.
Post by: mathieu on December 04, 2002, 07:16:14 am
this solution would be not so simple...

i don't think the game supports it yet. you might try changing the keys at the operating system level. I know in in linux and probably bsd, in xfree86, you can use the xmodmap command to remap your keyboard.

I'm not sure about windows though..


Title: Re: Keybindings etc.
Post by: Viola_Guy on December 04, 2002, 07:39:16 am
I thought as much.  Sadly, I am doomed to use win XP.  Any suggestion at all would be greatly appreciated.

Title: Re: Keybindings etc.
Post by: umgod on December 04, 2002, 11:47:02 am
If you compile the game from CVS you can alter the source code before compilation to give you a different key binding. I think the relevant source file is 'setup.c'.  Not a very easy solution, but if you can code a little it's not too hard to figure out. The last time I compiled there was actually another block of code (it was commented out) that contained an alternative key binding.

Title: Re: Keybindings etc.
Post by: Triexis on December 05, 2002, 10:35:47 pm
I also had this same problem, as I play on a laptop with no numberpad + key at all, so I was totally unable to escape from combat once entered.  This proved naturally to be quite the problem when faced with having to run from the Shofixti and the Mycon homeworld.  I eventually came across a simple program that allows you to change what characters you want your keyboard keys to actually mean.  I bound the numberpad + key to the right alt key, and it worked out just fine.

The URL to this program is:

So might be a good temporary solution until a way to change key bindings for the game itself is introduced.