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I have a big issue.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:40 pm
by AvzinElkein
Basically put, I'd like to get back to playing on GZDoom, but unfortunately, the table I am issued is too small for both my laptop and a mouse; I have to use the built-in pad instead. This means I have to play keyboard-only. Any ideas on how to work around this issue?

Re: I have a big issue.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:56 pm
by InsanityBringer
uh, try to get a bigger table? try moving things around? learn how to play keyboard only? find a smaller mouse? I seriously don't know what you're trying to get from this.

Re: I have a big issue.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:00 pm
by AvzinElkein
InsanityBringer wrote:uh, try to get a bigger table? try moving things around? learn how to play keyboard only? find a smaller mouse? I seriously don't know what you're trying to get from this.

Yeah, I want to play keyboard-only, but I have no idea how to configure the game's controls for such.

Re: I have a big issue.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:09 pm
by Cherno
Back in the mid-90s I used to play all kinds of first-person shooters with the keyboard only, up until Quake 2.

One popular configuration was:

Movement - Arrow keys
Strafing - Left Alt + Arrow Left/Right
Fire - Left Ctrl
Run (no autorun back then!) - Left Shift
Jump - Space
Look up/down - Del/Page Down
Center view - End
Use item - Return

Alternatively - Just put a bigger board onto the table? :)

Re: I have a big issue.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:12 pm
by AvzinElkein
Cherno wrote:Back in the mid-90s I used to play all kinds of first-person shooters with the keyboard only, up until Quake 2.

One popular configuration was:

Movement - Arrow keys
Strafing - Left Alt + Arrow Left/Right
Fire - Left Ctrl
Run (no autorun back then!) - Left Shift
Jump - Space
Look up/down - Del/Page Down
Center view - End
Use item - Return

Alternatively - Just put a bigger board onto the table? :)

I don't have a bigger table nor space for one, mainly since I have to share my room with someone else (living in a group home).

Re: I have a big issue.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:29 pm
by gramps
Aren't the controls already configured for keyboard out of the box, pretty much like vanilla?

I'm sure you'll think of some alternative, though. What about...

- Get a folding TV tray table for ~$10 and put your mouse on it. Fold it up and stash it when not playing.
- Get a handheld trackball for ~$15, works just like a mouse, but doesn't need a desk.
- Get a USB gamepad for ~$20. Not a mouse, but better than trying to circle strafe on a keyboard.
- Get in the habit of taking laptop somewhere else with bigger tables (try a local coffee shop or park).

Re: I have a big issue.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:19 pm
by wildweasel
If your laptop has a separate number pad, that can almost kinda work as a fake mouse. Precise aiming is tricky, but that's what auto aim is for.

Re: I have a big issue.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:55 pm
by TDRR
The setup i used when my mouse broke was this:

WASD - Movement
E - Open doors
R - Reload
Left and Right arrows - Look left and right
Up arrow - Fire
Down Arrow - Alt-Fire

That should work.

Re: I have a big issue.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:01 pm
by gramps
wildweasel wrote:If your laptop has a separate number pad, that can almost kinda work as a fake mouse. Precise aiming is tricky, but that's what auto aim is for.


True facts, used to play Descent like this :)

Re: I have a big issue.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:19 pm
by AvzinElkein
TDRR wrote:The setup i used when my mouse broke was this:

WASD - Movement
E - Open doors
R - Reload
Left and Right arrows - Look left and right
Up arrow - Fire
Down Arrow - Alt-Fire

That should work.

That did, thanks, but what should I set zoom to?