View Full Version : Best Keyboard setup?

04-23-2002, 08:59 PM
I'm playing around with different keyboard setups to see what I'm most comfortable playing with, especially in multiplayer. I often find that I can't get to certain commands (usually force powers) quick enough. I have to think about where they are, instead of just instictively hitting the button.

Currently, I have the directional keys control movement, with left and right having been changed to strafe. Control is grip, shift is push, "Ins" is lightening, and "End" is jump. It's not too bad, but I figure there's better. What do you guys use? Thanks.

Scarlet Widow
04-23-2002, 09:42 PM
Here's my setup:

D=Step Left
F=Step Right
Shift=Walk/Run Toggle
Crtl=Alt Attack
Mouse 1=Prim Attack
Mouse 2=Forward
1-0=Force Powers
TAB=Saber Stance Toggle

i think thats basicly it :)

04-23-2002, 09:47 PM
This one. (http://crap.nofadz.com/files/sobjk2config.zip)


04-24-2002, 12:27 AM
I have used this config for every FPS game since I used to play Doom2 on BBS's in my local area...on my 14.4 modem, because it was cutting edge technology. Anyways, I like it because my left hand stays on the left side of the keyboard and my right hand stays on the mouse...and it's VERY easy to maneuver after you've gotten used it...but then again I've been using it for many years..just had to add some keys :)

Mouse2 = forward
Left Alt = back
Z = strafe left
X = strafe right
shift = walk
space = jump
C = crouch
Mouse1 = primary fire
Left Ctrl = alt fire
G = use
Q,W,E,R,A,S,D,F = force (however you want..I believe 8 is enough hotkeys for force power)
Mousewheel = whatever you like

When I play with this config, I have my pointer finger on the X, middle finger on the Z, thumb on alt, pinky and worthless finger on the left shift, and use pinky for Left ctrl, too, if you need. Thumb for jumping(space) primarily, unless you want to backflip, then you use your pointer finger, which may feel awkward to you but I'm very used to :) Also, this requires that you are familiar with the layout of your keyboard, so you can find QWERASDF without looking...but if you know how to type, this shouldn't be too difficult, just have to get used to hitting them with one of your pointer or middle finger only. Hm, I hope this post was coherent :(

04-24-2002, 12:45 AM
Jedith, L1T3 J3D1 4 LYF3!!!

W/S = forward/back
A/D = strafe left/right
CTRL = Crouch
SHIFT = walk
Q = heal
E = absorb
F = push
R = seeing
Z,X = toggle force
C = use current force
space = alt. attack
mouse1 = primary
mouse2 = jump
mouse3 = stance switch

that's it....

04-24-2002, 12:57 AM
My Keyboard setup....

W = Forward
S = Backwards
A = Strafe Left
D = Strafe Right
F = Use Force Power
E = Use
Q = Next Force Power
Shift = Walk
Control = Saber Stance Switch
V = Spawn Luke
B = Spawn Jedi Jan
N = Spawn Jedi2
M = Spawn Jede Trainer
, = Spawn Jedi
G = Spawn Desann
H = Spawn Tavion
J = Spawn Reborn Boss
K = Spawn Reborn Force User
L = Spawn Reborn Fencer
: = Spawn Reborn Acrobat
O = Begin Recording Demo
P = Stop Recording Demo
T = Spawn Stormtrooper
Y = Toggle notarget
U = Spawn Rebel Trooper
I = Spawn Stormtrooper Commander
= = Change POV
Insert = Play Sail Barge Assault Music
Home = Duel of the Fates Music
PageUp = Captain Panaka and the Queen's Protectors
End = Qui-Gon's Noble End
Delete = The Imperial March
F5 = Timescale .3
F6 = Timescale .5
F7 = Timescale .75
F8 = Timescale 1

Nuff said.

04-24-2002, 12:09 PM
Here's what I have

uparrow - forward
downarrow - backward
leftarrow - straffe left
rightarrow - straffe right
/ - jump
' - crouch
I have mouse sensitivity all the way up with mouselook of course and have saber style change set to the mouse wheel.

04-24-2002, 02:27 PM
Mine may not be the easiest to use, but:

Main binds:

W, S, A, D - forward, backward, left, right
Q - Previous Force Power
E - Next Force Power
R - Force Push
T - Secondary Fire
F - Use Force Power
SHIFT - Secondary Fire
\ - Force Protect
Z - Previous Weapon
X- Use Item
C - Next Weapon
V - Force Heal
SPACE - Switch Saber stance
G - Use
[, ] - inventory
Enter - Use inventory item


Y - taunt
U - Chat
I - Team chat

INS, HOME, DEL - Chat menu scripts (teamplay)

END, UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT - load ingame modelviewer and adjust angles

/, *, -, + - various inventory items

Numpad numbers - Bind to chat scripts (teamplay)
H, J , K ,L , N, M, ',', '.', '/' - Bind to chat sayings
Numpad 0 - Lag meter

PGUP - Light Side Force Bindings
PGDN - Dark Side Force Bindings

Mouse Left - Primary Fire
Mouse Middle - Crouch
Mouse Right - Jump

Just about every key has been used :D

I find it works pretty well, but the bindings for Secondary fire are irratating me. Unfortunately because the rest work well, I've got nowhere convenient to put it. Need a four button mouse methinks :)

Moved the T bind for Chat, as everynow and then I'd go to use Force Push and end up chatting instead :D

Father Ruckus
04-24-2002, 02:37 PM
E,D,S,F = general movments
Space: Jump
C: Crouch
Mouse 1: attack
Mouse 2: alt attack
Mouse 3: Stance
R: Push
W: Pull
Q: Speed
A: Absorb
G: Challenge
3: Heal
4: Protect
2: Taunt
1: Deignite/ignite saber
Z,X: Cycle Force
L. Shift: Use Force

even though i hated Tribes 2, its movement keys seemed far superior to the WSAD sceme.

04-24-2002, 02:57 PM
Numeric keypad for everything

Yer little finger can hit right on the cursor keys then for a extra key (i use it for saber on off)