Mouse Vs. Keyboard

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Which Do You Prefer Mouse Or Keyboard?

Mouse
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Keyboard
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39%
 
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Post by fluffy mcduff » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:59 pm

i mostly use keyboard cuz it has a constant speed but 4 high perscision jumps i use mouse. i dont get how u people use touchpads! :shock:

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Post by iamawinner » Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:50 am

mouse :D

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Post by hamburger ham » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:09 am

It depends in what style your playing, but i prefere mouse :shock: :twisted:
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Post by T3rr0rzwerg » Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:18 pm

i use mostly mouse , but sometimes if i have no difficult enimies :lol-old: i play with kb :D

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Post by joemustard » Sat May 24, 2008 4:50 am

I use kb but I remap. space shoots, s jumps and d drops. I use the mouse when i need a short jump.

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Post by Poptart 184 » Mon May 26, 2008 9:43 pm

Joysticks are best, otherwise, i like keyboard. My keyboard is all set up so that i can move with one hand and i have other commands for my left hand the heys being a, s, d, f, and space. you can control the wholt tank with one hand when you have a joystick.

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Post by ryank » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:26 am

I don't understand, for some reason turning with the keyboard is about hlaf the speed you can with a mouse? On top of that I went to documents, My BZFLAGs, and there is no config file there. Is there a way to fix this? (I use Vista and a laptop so playing with track pad kind of sucks, so keyboard would be much preferred).

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Post by blast » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:29 am

ryank wrote:I don't understand, for some reason turning with the keyboard is about hlaf the speed you can with a mouse? On top of that I went to documents, My BZFLAGs, and there is no config file there. Is there a way to fix this? (I use Vista and a laptop so playing with track pad kind of sucks, so keyboard would be much preferred).
By default, the 'a' key toggles slow keyboard mode. It's there to allow keyboard users to make more controlled jumps if they need to.
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Post by Acmex » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:50 pm

I use joy stick, but if it had to be mouse or kb, it would depend what pc im on.
My laptop I used to use trackpad until I discovered it could bzflag with my joystick, but I would prefer keyboard to my trackpad.
If I were on a desktop I would use mouse, even though it is now alien because I use joystick, which RULES!!!!!!!!!!.

EDIT: I cant seem to find how to change spawn key, so here is my current J.S. mapping:

Right hand=Joystick=Fire
Jump
Drop flag
Pause
Self Destruct (who uses it much, though)
Move
And one other, i just cant remember what it is.
Left hand=Keyboard=Radar control
Spawn
Talk
And, when observing, observer controls. :D
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Post by tw1sted » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:49 pm

I don't see how people use joysticks to play BZ. I never felt like I had a fast enough reaction time with one.

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Post by JUR » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:40 pm

keyboard!
While playing i ushually forget im in a tank;), awesome game.
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Post by Torabashiri » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:46 pm

Mouse :P
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Post by Anthony » Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:11 pm

blast wrote: By default, the 'a' key toggles slow keyboard mode. It's there to allow keyboard users to make more controlled jumps if they need to.
Wow thanks i always wondered what that button did.

And I use my joystick until the buttons started falling off. :? So i use the keyboard and sometimes the joystick. Duck tape fixes everything!

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Post by Amoeba » Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:27 pm

Hmmmm... maybe it's just me, but somehow this seems pointless, the poll is over and people just keep on posting the words "mouse" and "keyboard".

Ah, Amoeba! the party pooper....

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Post by blast » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:27 pm

blast wrote:You guys are all fools! The NES Power Glove is the ultimate controller! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!
Going way back to my comment on a previous page here...

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Parody of the Nintendo advertisement (Original)

Sooo.... in the battle of the controllers, compared to the Power Glove, "Everything else is just child's play."
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Post by termhn » Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:29 pm

I go Joystick all the way (but mouse better than kb).

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Post by Marines » Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:47 pm

100% mouse times 1000000000000000000000000

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Post by Cpl Foggy Dewhurst » Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:57 am

I learnt with the keyboard, but soon switched over to mouse at the advice of many veterans who were kind enough to take me under their wing for a night of Tank Wars 101.

Unfortunately I've been AWOL for weeks now so I've pretty much un-learnt everything I've learnt and starting from scratch again.
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Post by jpenguin » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:29 pm

I use a game-pad, It has an analog thumbstick and a d-pad that I can switch on-the-fly. Triggers for jump, fire, pause/spawn, & drop-flag; buttons for: lock-on/identify, autopilot, hunt & binoculars.

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Post by Knox » Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:18 pm

Mouse, mouse, mouse! Many Mice! :D

Well, Keyboard is also nice to play but not as good as mouse. I play mouse because i started playing Bzflag with mouse and i will still play with mouse when i die! If i play with Keyboard i just don't have the control over the tanks as when i play with mouse.
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Post by Sharpshooter25 » Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:32 pm

Well I have to say mouse. It is hard to jump with kb. I got used to kb but then i got a mouse and found it much easier.
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Post by Grogboy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:20 pm

Mouse all the way
(providing it's good)

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Post by Abominable » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:22 pm

Mouse or wii remote ftw
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Post by llrr » Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:38 am

Mouse, coz 360 degree control, slow or fast speed etc. much more precise

Map all keys on mouse: left click jump, right click id/lock, middle click spawn, back scroll drop flag, forward scroll shoot...lol

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Post by zomane » Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:38 am

I use keyboard, when I try BZflag for first time one of many things that I like was keyboard control, because I use mouse in very rare cases no matter what I do (not just playing) and mouse for me is a torturing device.I try to play with mouse several times but result is tragic ...i cannot make tank to stay at place , slight move with mouse and I fell from building, hard to make correct jumps and so on. But mouse has one big advantage - speed control, thats why I trying to use it...but no success :( .

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