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Very fast shooting

Post by Home Guard » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:40 pm

I rode with a leader in observer mode to pick up some tips. When he shot, it was three shots in very quick succession which proved very effective.
I fire by rapid left-clicking. Is there a way to fire faster, or in a cluster?
I'm using WindowsXP btw.
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Post by ducktape » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:15 pm

He used a burst. Setting your secondary fire option as your wheel bar. so when you scroll down or up it can shoot all your shots.
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Post by Zac » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:34 pm

either that or use 2 firring buttons.

then you can fire like 1,2,1 very quickly

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Post by Home Guard » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:29 pm

Cool, thanks guys.
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Post by Amoeba » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:21 pm

I believe by pressing and holding the enter key (default fire key for keyboaders) you can make bursts too.

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Post by Bambino » Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:11 am

you can but on my keyboard you cant move and press enter at the same time so i remapped so shoot is q and w
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Post by clarahobbs » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:25 pm

About 3 months ago, I figured out how to map the mouse so scrolling up is jump, and scrolling down is fire. This is really a great configuration for when I'm talking on the phone!
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Post by Bambino » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:20 am

Yes that is a good idea except i have a laptop and i dont connect the mouse often and i also use keyboard for everything except for precision jumping on the trackpad
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Post by rabbit » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:38 am

another alternative- use three letters for shooting ( I use q,w,e) to get decent 3shot bursts.
you have to add in a line(s) to your config:

Code: Select all

bind Q down fire
same line repeated 2 more times with W and E gives you 3 (or more) shooting buttons.

here's how to get to config: http://my.bzflag.org/w/Config_File

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Post by Bambino » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:48 am

it says it cant open because it doesn't have the right program to open the config file what would you recommend
im running vista
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Post by blast » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:15 am

I would recommend learning how to use your operating system. ;) Maybe run Notepad as an administrator, but I would think you should have read/write access to that file, since it was created by your user account. Make sure you are accessing the right file.
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Post by Bambino » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:50 am

Ok i know my operating system fairly ill figure it out :)
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Re: Very fast shooting

Post by Pirate » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:44 pm

If you hold down enter you fire very quickly but there is a delay between the first and second shots.

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Re: Very fast shooting

Post by ironfist » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:56 am

i despise shooting all yer shots cause another tank might join the frenzy and shoot at u making u jump with no shots to fire back. but its really good if u know no tanks will come and blow u up. really effective though. took me by surprise. :doh:
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Re: Very fast shooting

Post by Bambino » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:59 am

I have Q, E and scroll to shoot, use Q E for a two shot burst then shoot the last one when they land, or on MW2 you can do the scroll to shoot because the reload is so fast :D
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Re: Very fast shooting

Post by WarMachine » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:37 pm

As people have suggested here. Mapping q w e keys is the best way. I also map 123 to various zoom levels. My left hand fingers are always on these 6 keys. By jerking with a mouse forward and to a side (at say an arc) to the right and slamming your 3 LH fingers nearly at the same time, you get a very tight spread of bullets shooting in the direction your tank was pointing, but each at a slightly different trajectory.

This is by far the best way to too down a tank. Eventually you learn to shoot may be 2 bullets and place a third at a slightly later time (I'm talking milliseconds delay), these shooting patterns are hard to avoid even by the most experienced players. You have to randomize the shots a bit. Believe me it works.

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Re: Very fast shooting

Post by dexter » Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:55 pm

You can't say that the q w e mapping is simply the best. I agree that having three keys assigned to shooting is very practical, but doesn't necessarily have to be the best. A lot of good players mainly use the scroll wheel to shoot. Depending on mouse, you can get great spreads by using the wheel. Some people use a combination of left mouse click and maybe two keys assigned to shoot. There are many variations. I use w e r, left mouse button and the scroll wheel to shoot. Which leaves me with many alternatives.

Just try it out, play around in the config.cfg file a bit and see what you like best.

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