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help with messages

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 7:24 am
by dave_jacobsen
Hi all.
I can't figure out how to send messages to one tank that I select. I know about nemesis, and about send to teammates and send to all, but how would I send a message to a certain player on the other team? Someone told me to select with the arrow keys, but that didn't seem to work. I play with my keyboard, no mouse.

Thanks!

Dave

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:57 pm
by Memnarch
I know this one! For some reason, if you use your keyboard before trying to select a player, it does not work. Try moving your mouse before you try to send a message, then you can select with the arrow keys. I had this problem for a long time,then I switched to mouse and the problem went away. :D

Thanks!

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 4:21 pm
by dave_jacobsen
Memnarch wrote:I know this one! For some reason, if you use your keyboard before trying to select a player, it does not work. Try moving your mouse before you try to send a message, then you can select with the arrow keys. I had this problem for a long time,then I switched to mouse and the problem went away. :D
That solved it, thanks! I have a friend who I play with, and we haven't been able to send messages to each other. I have a laptop with a trackpad, or I'd probably use a mouse all the time... See you around,

Dave

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:43 pm
by Workaphobia
This problem has plagued me as well, for as long as I can remember. Is it going to be fixed in 1.12?

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 1:13 am
by DTRemenak
It's a feature, not a bug :). But yes, in 1.12 there is a "Force Input Device" option that will make your keyboard keys act like keyboard keys and not movement keys, if it's set to mouse or joystick instead of keyboard.