Take the 2-minute tour ×
Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I will probably purchase the remastered edition of Age of Empires 2 when it launches on April 9th on Steam, but at this time I do not have my original copy of the game so I cannot test this feature...

Question: Is it possible to assign your own hotkeys for Age of Empires 2 (and expansions)? If not, what is the buzz word for keypads/boards that are tailored for RTS hotkey access (not asking for recommendation, just the industry standard)?

Thanks in advance.

share|improve this question
    
We can answer it for the original game. Since the HD version isn't out, and we don't allow questions about unreleased games, I have removed that tag from your question. –  Frank Mar 18 '13 at 22:06
    
AoE 2 allows you to rebind every hotkey in the game. I'm not sure I understand the second half of your question. –  jw013 Mar 18 '13 at 23:10
    
The second question pertains to modified keyboards (I think that may be the term). I've heard of keyboards that are smaller for one-handed use. This way a user can move the mouse and perform hotkeys simultaneously without ever lifting their hands. –  jarrodparkes Mar 19 '13 at 0:12
    
I feel like you could get tons of answers to your second question by asking about hardware setups in a Starcraft community. The pro / serious AoC community is very small and even some of the best AoC players at the moment use keybindings that are not too far off the default. I actually haven't heard of anyone using macros to play AoC. –  jw013 Mar 19 '13 at 20:54
    
@jw013 although most of them can be done, I think not every hotkey can be rebound, or not in every possible way. I have to check this but I remember being unable to create a specific combination I imagined. –  naxa Jul 12 '13 at 10:13

1 Answer 1

Yes, you can assign an ungodly number of hotkeys through the regular options menu.

Some gaming-oriented keyboards/mice have macro binding ability. The Logitech G105 is one such keyboard, and this quickstart PDF goes over the basic macro binding process.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.