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I've recently started playing Super Meat Boy on the PC, but I find that the default control scheme to be rather lacking. I would much prefer to use something other than space for jumping.

Is there anyway for my change the control scheme of Super Meat Boy?

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AutoHotKey? I don't know if there's a menu option for key bindings, but AutoHotKey works 99.999% of the time, or your money back. –  agent86 Dec 19 '11 at 1:11
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Use a controller, you WILL notice the difference! (just like Super Mario Bros., it plays better with a controller) –  alexanderpas Dec 19 '11 at 1:19
    
@alexanderpas I would do that if I had a PC controller. –  Wipqozn Dec 19 '11 at 1:30
    
@Wipqozn: Note that both PS3 and XBox controllers work with PC, so if you have either of those you can use them. PS3 controllers require special software, and wireless XBox controllers require a special adapter (wired XBox controllers work without hitch). –  BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Jan 6 '12 at 22:13

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It is possible to edit the control mapping, although not in-game. In order to do this you need to edit the file buttonmap.cfg. If the game is installed on Steam, it should be located under:

Program File > Steam > steamapps > common > super meat boy >buttonmap.cfg

The file will look like this:

keyboard
{
    up="up";
    down="down";
    left="left";
    right="right";
    jump="space";
    special="shift";
}

gamepad
{
    jump="1";
    special="3";
    useanalog="true";
}

Simply edit the corresponding line to change the key bindings. For example:

keyboard
{
    up="up";
    down="down";
    left="left";
    right="right";
    jump="z";
    special="x";
}

gamepad
{
    jump="1";
    special="3";
    useanalog="true";
}
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