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The keyboard enthusiasts forum at geekhack.org has an extensive list of keyboards (login required) tested for their N-Key-Rollover capabilities, as well as instructions on how to find the number of simultaneous keypresses a certain keyboard supports. X-key-Rollover (where X is an integer smaller than the number of physical keys) is the minimum number of ...


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Wikipedia's article on arrow keys covers some of the history of WASD: The scheme wasn't popularized until competitive play in Quake and subsequently QuakeWorld made clear its advantages over the older arrow key configurations. Competitive Quake play only popularised the layout though, as it wasn't the first time they were used: In the same year that ...


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If you are playing on a laptop, see if you have a "Fn" key on the keyboard. Mostly likely what has happened is that your computer is configured to require the Fn (function) key to be pressed in order to send F1-F12 keystrokes, instead of the "media" keys like volume up, volume down, screen brightness, etc. This can usually be changed in the BIOS or in ...


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Here are all the keys you need to control the game: w, a, s, d - Move up, left, down or right, respectively. ↑, ←, ↓, → - Shoot up, left, down or right, respectively. Mouse clicks - Shoot up, left, down or right. space - Use current activated item (such as Lemon Mishap, Teleport!, etc.). shift, e - Place bomb. q - Use single use item, ...


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Since my answer is so long already I add it at the top and it's regarding your troubles targeting mobs: Pressing V enables enemy name plates which makes it for me infinitely easier to pick out targets - still hard sometimes but so much better than without. As Hex mentions, using Alt, Shift and Ctrl helps already a lot. Now one thing I strongly recommend ...


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Press Fn+F3. This would press the actual F3 key, instead of your brightness key.


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Each class has a specific "F" skill, or multiple "F" skills. Some only have a single ability on F1, while others have 3 or 4 going up through F2, F3 and F4. These are unlocked at different levels, depending on the class, and in some cases depending on your current weapon/skill loadout (or pets when it comes to the ranger). Warrior - F1 only. Burst skills. ...


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F9 is actually a configurable keybind...you just seem to have missed it. Observe: To clear a keybinding, see this question.


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The other answers already do a good job at explaining why the limit cannot be raised. This answer will try and explain what the limit is and why it exists in the first place. The reason why many keyboard won't allow more than 2 keys at the same time (with a few notable exceptions like Ctrl + Alt + Del), is because of a feature called "anti-ghosting". What ...


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"Alt + Shift" keyboard shortcut is your friend. It does "set your entire computer to qwerty". But it's easy and quick enough to swap between "azerty" and "qwerty" that it shouldn't bother you much. But if you have to write ingame ... Then I know no other option than rebinding, and if you can't, you're stuck.


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If this is a regular keyboard, not a laptop, look for an "F Lock" button: When F lock is on, your function keys will work as function keys. Many newer keyboards have them default to multimedia or other hotkeys instead of their normal function.


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WASD keys are the left most keys which form an arrow shape, allowing the left hand to control movement (and still allow the thumb to reach the spacebar). The right hand is free to use the mouse. This setup is for right handed users who use the mouse with their dominant hand.


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It is highly unlikely to accomplish this (though technically possible in theory). Computers generally only focus on one window or application at a time. The window that is active is the only one that receives input from the keyboard/mouse, and (almost always) the controller. This is why you can play a game in one monitor with a text editor open in the other ...


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Well it depends on your personal playstyle, but the advantages a controller has over a keyboard are as follows: 360 degree movement (as opposed to 8 directions of movement) More precise ability to pick your speed etc. (You can move really slow, or really fast depending on how far you push the stick, with a keyboard it's either fast or off). Access to more ...


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The only three methods I am aware of are Hit the number and then mouse-click at the unit portrait to center your screen over the selected unit/building Bind your control group keys to 2 hotkeys (Primary and Alternative hotkey) and hit both after each other Hit the hotkey for Center on Current selection (Ctrl+F by default) Nevertheless, all ways would need ...


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My go-to solution for these types of problems is AutoHotKey, which can usually intercept almost every button press imaginable and remap them to other keys or disable them entirely. This doc in particular details how to write a quick script to remap keys. For your uses, you might want a simple script like: `::1 (that's the accent grave, two colons, and ...


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It's possible that your bAllowConsole setting in oblivion.ini has been disabled; it should be set to 1 to allow you to use the console. Failing that, there are mods (of course) that add a spell that opens the console, add a ring to open the console, or let you change the console keybinding.


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Combo usually stands for a combination of certain actions you do in certain order and granting you extra bonus for that. I don't think that's what you have in mind. You are probably asking about putting certain actions into Queue - so that they are executed in certain order after each other. I've played DotA + DOTA2 for long time, but currently I'm having ...


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The problem you're facing is called keyboard ghosting. Typically, ghosting is the result of one or more of following three limitations: the hardware can't read the given key combination, the software on the computer doesn't support multiple simultaneous keys, or the communication protocol between the hardware and software limits the maximum number of ...


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Every profession has a unique mechanic which makes use of the F-Keys. For example, the Necromancer has the Death Shroud which is activated with the F1 key, and the Ranger controls their pet by using the F-Keys. The F-Key mechanics unlock as you level up; you don't need to spend any trait or skill points to unlock them. The F-Key skills are specific to ...


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I'm kicking myself now. I just spent half an hour researching this and just now on a whim I re-checked the options menu (which is actually the first thing I checked) and saw a Keyboard option that I was blind to see before. It gives options for "UK" and "US" and it was on the default of "UK".


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Ctrl+Shift+F is a default bind for showing your frame rate (this isn't set anywhere), I'm guessing that this is why it's not allowed.


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With the latest update, 0.90, fuel transfer is no longer available by default in Career mode. Instead, it must be unlocked by upgrading the Research Facility. http://wiki.kerbalspaceprogram.com/wiki/0.90.0#KSC_Facility_Upgrade_Effects


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Dark Souls 1 actually works horribly with the mouse. The game did not port the controls properly, and when you use the mouse it moves around as if you have a grid, so you lose a LOT of precision control. There are 3rd party mods for it to make it simulate an analog control, but you get weird artifacts like acceleration. It still ends up being better than ...


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You could try using AutoHotKey if you have some technical chops. It's not strictly a developer-only tool, though having some vague understanding of programming/scripting will make picking it up easier. You could use it to remap whatever keys you want to whatever other key you want. It can also be used to do all sorts of macroing. The simplest case for ...


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A quick search reveals several such questions about this setup and the functionality you request for WoW and other MMOs. The only consistent solution that seems prevalent and that works for most it seems is the use of AutoHotkey. Here's a WoW related thread of suggested setup.


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One of the reasons is the more frequent use of the mouse in games, and since most people are right-handed, it makes sense to control movement with the left one. And since putting the left hand on the arrow keys would put it in an awkward position, why not keeping it on the left side? Another possible reason might be the need for more keys to use around the ...


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I personally use the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 at work and home (including lots of PC gaming). It looks quite similar in layout to the keyboard you mentioned. I've only been bothered by it while gaming on a few occasions over the last 5+ years of using it, and it's usually due to an awkwardly keypress. This is almost always resolvable by remapping ...


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Yes, on the main menu navigate to the System options. From there, select Keyboard Options on the left. The second checkbox Use Command key as Control key is the one you want to enable:


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Sure, Dark Souls can be played using the keyboard and the mouse. If you can use keyboard/mouse in the meaning of if it's harder: there is no objective answer for it. Some players might prefer using the gamepad, some may prefer using the keyboard/mouse combo. If you want to hear my opinion I went better with keyboard/mouse maybe because I don't play with the ...


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