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key bind conf file

Post by Bot1 » Fri May 02, 2008 2:02 pm

i used to play bzflag alot and im gunna try to get back in it. but i forgot how to get to the config file so i can change key binds... like bind "q" down fire, bind "w" down fire, bind e down fire, and then bind them ack up etc. can someone please tell me soon
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Re: key bind conf file

Post by z[h]ero » Fri May 02, 2008 5:47 pm

Bot1 wrote:but i forgot how to get to the config file so i can change key binds...
Windows:
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\My Documents\My BZFlag Files\2.0\config.cfg

Mac OS X:
~/Library/Application Support/BZFlag/2.0/config.cfg

Linux & unix:
~/.bzf/2.0/config.cfg
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Post by Bot1 » Sat May 03, 2008 12:07 am

that didnt work. i put it in everywhere even my computer search bar (searches my computer completely) and it couldnt find anything

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Post by z[h]ero » Sat May 03, 2008 12:16 am

Bot1 wrote:that didnt work. i put it in everywhere even my computer search bar (searches my computer completely) and it couldnt find anything
Let your search bar search for "config.cfg"
Which OS do you use?
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Post by blast » Sat May 03, 2008 12:36 am

What "didn't work"? Was the file not there? Did you not know how to open it?
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Post by Bot1 » Sun May 04, 2008 2:45 pm

ok theres nothing difficult. im running windows vista on an alienware computer. i tried searching config.cfg and it didnt work. when i say it "didnt work" i mean nothing came up. i want it straight from the basics. i remember a notepad-like file would pop up and you can type w/e you want in there

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Post by KnottyMan [ILF] » Sun May 04, 2008 3:19 pm

Have you run the game at least once? Could be the file doesn't exist yet as it will get created the first time you start the app.

The game has an interface to set keys. Only time you need to edit the file is for adding extra stuff. I always add an extra zoom level, but most everything else is through the game itself.

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Post by z[h]ero » Sun May 04, 2008 5:52 pm

Bot1 wrote:...im running windows vista...
For vista the path is slightly different:

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"C:\Users\<user>\Documents\My BZFlag Files\2.0\config.cfg"
( <user> = Your computer username )
Bot1 wrote:...i tried searching config.cfg and it didnt work. when i say it "didnt work" i mean nothing came up...
Vista searches by default just "indexed" files, and standard just few files are "indexed", so by default it won't find config.cfg
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Post by Bot1 » Mon May 05, 2008 7:53 pm

ty z[h]ero it worked i brought it up in notepad

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