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Keyboard issues
« on: March 02, 2003, 06:25:53 pm »

I guess that the question I'm going to ask will probably sound silly for some of U and it does'nt result from the game...

I'm running the game under Windows XP and I'm not able to use more than 3 different keys at a time, which bothers me playing head to head games with someone else on the same keyboard.
Where can I switch the thing that makes my keys act like this off?
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Re: Keyboard issues
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2003, 07:44:41 pm »

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I'm running the game under Windows XP and I'm not able to use more than 3 different keys at a time, which bothers me playing head to head games with someone else on the same keyboard.

This is a known problem with most keyboards, and can not be fixed by changing software settings. Essentially, instead of wiring every key separately to the keyboard controller, most keyboards have each key connected to one "row" and one "column" (these will probably not correspond exactly to the physical layout), meaning that if you press several keys at once on the same rows and columns, the keyboard controller can't tell exactly which keys have been pressed. Your best bet is to try to spread the keys out over the keyboard and test different combinations until you find one that works.

The reason for wiring keyboards this way is that it's apparently cheaper.
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