In this question about rebinding the controls for The Binding of Isaac someone suggested using AutoHotkey, and gave an example of moving wsad to edsf. My question is how do I move the arrow keys? Two of my arrows are broken, so I want to switch them to the keyboard. What are the symbols for arrows in the hotkey file?

  • Hey there, since your question isn't really about BoI specifically, I've taken the liberty of editing it so that it doesn't look like a duplicate of the other question. Mar 24, 2013 at 16:43
  • Thanks very much! I noticed the change, it looks way better.
    – Alex
    Mar 24, 2013 at 16:44
  • FYI you can use the mouse to shoot.
    – Johann
    Mar 24, 2013 at 16:50
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    I’m voting to close this question because, according to Timmy Jim, "writing scripts for key mapping software is not about gaming".
    – pppery
    Sep 8, 2022 at 20:59
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    @pppery I wouldn't close due to the lack of community consensus on the matter. We have a long history of allowing [autohotkey] questions here, dating more than 10 years ago. This should be discussed in Arqade Meta first. Sep 9, 2022 at 3:08

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The arrow keys are just called "Up" "Down" "Left" and "Right" in AHK. A sample script to remap your arrow keys to i/j/k/l as up/left/down/right:

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    – agent86
    Mar 24, 2013 at 21:40

Yes you can use arrow keys.

Basically you have to use the direction of the arrow as the key. For example, up for up arrow. For more information click on the link. http://www.autohotkey.com/board/topic/80294-does-autohotkey-work-with-arrow-keys/

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