Mouse Vs. Keyboard

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Which Do You Prefer Mouse Or Keyboard?

Mouse
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Keyboard
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by die muszx double » Fri May 29, 2009 6:39 am

I think keyboard is much easier to use, but using a mouse is much better for jumping :D
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Gamma » Sat May 30, 2009 5:33 am

I use a mix of keyboard/mouse.
I sometimes use joystick but not often.
I have arrow keys set to move and fire is mouse key1/ jump key2 :D
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Bambino » Sat May 30, 2009 6:23 am

I can't live without my Logitech G5. I keyboard when I'm sniping.
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by mrapple » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:33 pm

Keyboard, all the way.

My identitfy/lockon is set to q
Fire is w
tab is jump
i use the arrow keys to move.
and space bar to drop flag

couldnt be simpler.
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mouse just feels wierd :P
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but i am starting to learn a little bit on how to play with a mouse :D
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Bambino » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:51 pm

Why be mouse all the way, and yet you don't/can't use it...weird
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Cheese Man » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:34 am

personally, I prefer keyboard, but only after I have reconfigured all the keys. I have x, c, and v, as jump, identify, and lock on, and spacebar as fire. that way all my fingures are in more or less the same spot.
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by die muszx double » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:12 pm

I have stuck with the default keys for the keyboard. It fells kind of.. right
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by miro » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:47 pm

Personally i prefer mouse..cant play without it! :mrgreen:

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by scorchgeek » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:31 am

I use mouse. One day I tried playing with joystick, but I really sucked. It takes too much motion to even reverse direction, whereas my mouse is set very sensitive (since I have dual monitors and a lot of screen space to move across), so I can scroll across the entire screen (and thus turn, reverse direction, etc.) without even moving 1/4 of the way across my mouse pad.

After reading some of these posts I think I'm going to try keyboard for sniping, and also maybe when I'm in the air, because I always have trouble staying still with the mouse (possibly due to the sensitivity :wink:.)

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by fluffy mcduff » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:10 pm

i use joystick. logitech extreme 3d pro. i just wish i could utilize the top hat, which doesnt seem to be supported by bz.

before i had my Joy, i had this:
Q - shoot
Tab - jump
` - lock on
Space - drop flag

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by mrapple » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:53 pm

Bambino wrote:Why be mouse all the way, and yet you don't/can't use it...weird
haha oops i meant to say keyboard xD thanks bambino :D
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by VforVentriloquist » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:25 pm

I'm quite surprised that so many players use the keyboard for sniping, I much prefer the close control you get from a mouse - though I guess you could have problems with jitter if you play with high sensitivity, as scorchgeek was saying

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by gentle giant » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:26 am

neither, go touchpad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by jeff » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:09 pm

I Use Kb.

easier because i remapped it

fire is enter,jump is key next to enter,drop flag is space

soo easy to use.
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by scorchgeek » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:36 pm

gentle giant wrote:neither, go touchpad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you really use touchpad? That seems...like a suggestion from someone who's never seen bz played :wink:

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Post by Mudsquisher » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:24 pm

Triumph of the Soul wrote:I use mouse. Can't get that kind of control with keyboard.
yea...i think with the mouse u can go faster and determine diffrent speeds....i think its just easier to mover aound. But i use tab to jump and space to release flag. GO MOUSE! lol :P

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by adameros » Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:10 pm

I use KB, because I usually play on my laptop (on my lap, with no room for a mouse).

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by pooper » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:59 pm

Just a question: how many of you folks who prefer keyboard have actually spent significant amounts of time practicing with the mouse? I started with keyboard, and when I initially switched to mouse it was hard to get used to, especially with jumping. But once I got accustomed to it, I had a lot more control. So maybe keyboard is easier, but if you get good with the mouse, you can do things that are literally impossible without it.

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by ironfist » Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:16 am

i tried with the keyboard twice but really don't like it...i think the mouse has more control with the speed and close range jumping. i don't know how to do the key mapping for the keyboard so i'm pretty bad at it.
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by pooper » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:47 am

I don't have a mouse yet for my laptop at college so I've been using keyboard. I hadn't realized just how much of a difference it makes having to fire and lock on with the same hand that I usually use only for jumping and radar control. It's much more difficult to keep track of where your fingers are on the keyboard.

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by zucchini man » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:46 pm

KEYBOARD by far!

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by hutty » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:32 pm

I hate the mouse. It just feels so wierd. I like to use a joystick though. :mrgreen:
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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Na+ » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:24 pm

I use mouse and keyboard - I fire and steer with mouse and the rest I do with Keyboard.

I used to lock/identify with right mouse, but since I have Apple's Mighty Mouse you cannot left and right click at the same time. Fancy design, but it isn't fully functional.

Now I use 'w' to lock, so I can fire and lock at the same time.

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by Chaldon » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:45 pm

I prefer keyboards - but if I spent the time to learn mouse control I would use that. Variable speed control would help jumping and turn rate control would aid dodging....

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Re: Mouse Vs. Keyboard

Post by miller » Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:01 pm

mrapplecomputer1 wrote:Keyboard, all the way.

My identitfy/lockon is set to q
Fire is w
tab is jump
i use the arrow keys to move.
and space bar to drop flag

couldnt be simpler.
Word up. I'm keyboard with same mappings...no complaints.

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