What is your key mapping / what is the best key mapping

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Post by First Class. » Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:53 am

the best way is this. arrows to drive
key right of arrow to drop flag.
space bar and v to shoot.
c to jump.
g f d for map views. advisable to use long range and medium range map.
b for binocs.
y to lock on.

takes practice but is the most efficent way once learnt.
I have top score on mofo so must be good!

Another lill tip is have your radar panel quite big.
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Post by Wabbits With A Laptop » Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:23 am

With:
shoot=q and
lock on=e,
I like the key mapping just the way it is.

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Post by captainmack » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:30 pm

with arrows as drive dont you lose speed level controls?
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Post by blast » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:58 pm

captainmack wrote:with arrows as drive dont you lose speed level controls?
There is a slight acceleration delay with the arrow keys that allow you to make finer adjustments. Also, there is a "half-speed" key (defaults to 'a').
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Post by mashny » Sat May 31, 2008 2:23 am

I have two configurations depending on whether I'm on my laptop (which has very small arrow keys) or my desktop computer.

Laptop:
Left: P
Right: ]
Forward: [
Backward: /
Jump: Tab
Lock on / Identify: R (with middle finger)
Fire: V

Desktop:

Arrow keys for direction, and same Jump, Lock on, and Fire as above. In doing this, my fourth finger is free to hit many of the other keys in that area (S, 1, 2, 3, W...). Since the second finger is stronger than the fourth, I find it a better finger to use for rapid firing. Also, it is right next to the B (Binoculars).

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Post by Astroman » Sat May 31, 2008 3:37 am

I like:
arrow keys to drive
left click or scroll wheel to shoot
right click to jump
middle button to drop flag
delete (which happens to be right by the arrow keys, I hit it with my pinkie) to lock on
regular everything else

I like the arrow key/mouse combo because you can work the arrow keys when its normal driving, and use mouse for fine-control jumping or whatever. Plus the most important buttons are at your right hand (on the mouse) and you can lock on easily with your left hand (arrow keys).
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Post by Mets » Sat May 31, 2008 4:45 am

Constitution wrote:Fire -> s,d,f
How did you get three keys for fire?

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Post by blast » Sat May 31, 2008 5:16 am

Mets wrote:
Constitution wrote:Fire -> s,d,f
How did you get three keys for fire?
By editing the configuration file manually.
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Post by lol_u died » Sat May 31, 2008 6:31 pm

Here's my favorite keyboard settings...

Shoot- Z
Jump- X
Send Teammates message- T
Send to Admin- 8

Thats the farthest I have changed I think....

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Post by Quantum Tank » Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:08 pm

I like:

Arrow keys or mouse to drive (depends on what map I'm on)

left mouse button/scroll wheel to fire (scroll wheel basically allows you to fire all your bullets at the same time)

right mouse button to jump

press down scroll wheel to lock on.
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Re: What is your key mapping / what is the best key mapping

Post by claytonghobbs » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:28 pm

All my keys on the keyboard are the same as default IIRC, but the mouse I changed a bit.

Left Mouse = Shoot
Middle Mouse = Drop flag
Right Mouse = Identify/Lock/Spawn
Mysterious Tiny Left Mouse = Radar Zoom .05
Mysterious Tiny Right Mouse = Radar Zoom .5
Wheel Up = Jump
Wheel Down = Shoot (for shot bursts)

I find this configuration works quite well if I'm talking on the phone, because I can hold the phone with my left hand and play BZ with my right.
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Post by dexter » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:22 pm

Speakerphone was invented for a reason!

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Re: What is your key mapping / what is the best key mapping

Post by Bambino » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:35 pm

LMB jump, scroll down shoot, RMB lock/ID/spawn, scroll up zoom,
Q W shoot, E shoot/lock on, R radar, S scoreboard, C chat, V zoom.
I find it works quite well.
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Re: What is your key mapping / what is the best key mapping

Post by slime » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:56 am

Left Click, Spacebar to shoot
Scroll Wheel down to shoot a perfect spread
C to jump
/ to drop flag
5 for super zoom (tele passes)
3 and 2 default radar zooms
1 is custom zoom, a bit more zoomed out than the default, and it is the radar zoom i usually play with. However, I switch between 1 2 and 3 zooms quite a lot.
Right click to identify, spawn

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Re: What is your key mapping / what is the best key mapping

Post by Sky King » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:59 am

It depends a lot on your style of play. My recommendation for most mouse players is, get a mouse that has several buttons on it (I still use the MS optical explorer for BZ) and assign your most neded buttins to the mouse.

For my style of play, radar zooming and binos are mission-critical so most of my mouse functions focus on those. I use a click of the mouse wheel to toggle binos. I play a lot of sniping-related maps (having been a sniper myself) that require a lot of long-range shooting. These often require getting into/out of binos quickly.

Really, I just have my left hand resting on the left edge of the keyboard, my middle finger on tab (jump) and my thumb on the space bar. Everything else except messaging is done on my mouse.
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Re: What is your key mapping / what is the best key mapping

Post by Monster » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:31 am

Most important is to move shooting to the mouse wheel.
If you've done this you should experiment with your GUI settings, what can be a great help too.

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Post by Amaterasu » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:19 pm

i got:
left,right,forward,backward: a,d,w,s
jump: space
shoot: up key
lock on: down key
release flag: Q
restart: i
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Re: What is your key mapping / what is the best key mapping

Post by Chaldon » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:53 pm

tab = jump
q & w = fire
e = target
a, s,d,f = slow, radar, chat, flags
9 = hunt multiple targets w/ fire
v,b,n,m = chat control
arrow = tank control

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Post by miller » Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:14 pm

First off, I don't use a mouse. All my play is on a laptop, on my lap...all keyboard:

Move: Arrow keys
Shoot: W
Identify: Q
Jump: Tab
Drop: Space

Nice'n simple, and no complaints.

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Post by Seyla » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:13 pm

I go with
w,a,s,d - movement
j,k - fire
l - identify/lock on
p - drop flag
space - jump
q - slow keyboard motion
o - binocs
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Post by Sniper752 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:29 pm

Constitution wrote:Fire -> s,d,f
how did u have 3 buttons for firing???

tab/left mouse: jump
z/scroll down: fire
space bar/scroll up: drop flag
n:talk
m:Talk to team
,/.: PM
1:radar short
2:radar medium
3:radar long
q;toggle radar
w:toggle consol
arrow keys/mouse: move
d/b binoculars
i think that is all the keys

to jenfry...:
how did u get the thumb buttons separate from the left mouse button????
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Re: What is your key mapping / what is the best key mapping

Post by blast » Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:06 pm

If you actually read the thread you would know how they got three keys.
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Post by Sniper752 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:30 pm

What thread?
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Post by blast » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:37 pm

The thread you're already on ....
blast wrote:
Mets wrote:
Constitution wrote:Fire -> s,d,f
How did you get three keys for fire?
By editing the configuration file manually.
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