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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => Technical Issues => Topic started by: Angelo on March 25, 2005, 10:06:02 am

Title: key configuring
Post by: Angelo on March 25, 2005, 10:06:02 am
I downloaded UQM and it seems to work fine. Unfortunately, my laptop doesn't have a right control key, which is preventing me from being able to even beat that stupid probe full of peaceful crystals that attack you at the beginning. More unfortunately, I tried to use keys.cfg to change the key setup, but that files doesn't exist. I looked in all of the recommended places in the manual, and searched the computer for it. Is there anything I can do?

Title: Re: key configuring
Post by: meep-eep on March 25, 2005, 06:57:24 pm
The directory it's in is very likely hidden.
You can turn seeing hidden files and directories on somewhere in the map options menu.

Title: Re: key configuring
Post by: orion8 on April 01, 2005, 03:57:13 pm
my ibook (linux-ppc) doesn't have that key either. Couldn't the defaults be a bit more sensible keys?

Title: Re: key configuring
Post by: 0xDEC0DE on April 01, 2005, 09:00:41 pm
There is nothing about the iBook/PowerBook keyboard layout that would lend itself to choosing "sensible" defaults. ;)

(full disclosure, I am the proud owner/user one of the few late-2001 iBooks that did NOT have any problems with the logic board, knock on wood)

I'd posit that the defaults are quite sensible (and comfortable) when assuming a two-player "hot-seat" setup on a PC 101/104-key keyboard, which is by far the most common use case.  Coming up with a key config that satisfies that, AND accomodates the whims of every crazy laptop manufacturer is to invite madness, and since the keys are user-configurable, is also completely uneccesary.