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Unread 06-20-2011, 10:27 AM
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turning character with keyboard emulator

A friend uses a keyboard emulator to interface with LOTRO. He has no choice.

The keyboard emulator does not allow him to hold down the arrow keys in order to rotate his characters. In order for him to turn 180 degrees he has to do a virtual "press" of the arrow key 13 times. Each press is sent by sipping and puffing morse code into a straw. It takes a while.

We're both pretty creative but have exhausted all the obvious in game UI avenues we can find.

Anyone have an idea how to solve this problem with a plug-in? We've never written a plug-in so are probably asking someone to write it also.

Thanks

Buck
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Unread 06-20-2011, 10:32 AM
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have you guys tried contacting Turbine to see if they could help in some way?
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Unread 06-20-2011, 10:35 AM
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i believe he did ... maybe i should do it too.
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Unread 06-20-2011, 10:49 AM
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Just an idea:-

Control Panel/keyboard

Key Repeat Settings?
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Unread 06-20-2011, 11:15 AM
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not sure what you mean by repeat key settings but we have tried alias because you can stack commands ... but only "chat" commands ... there is no way (that we have found) to put a command in a chat window that will turn the character.

of course the servers are all down so i can't look in the keyboard map to see what you might be talking about :-) could you be more specific?
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Unread 06-20-2011, 11:52 AM
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Plugins have no direct access to keyboard input and no control whatsoever over character navigation, so there is nothing plugin developers can do to help I'm afraid. This is something that will have to be handled on the input side of things.

Edit: oops just realized this is a forum for DDO and not LotRO, oh well I expect it's no different.

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On your desktop-

click START
click CONTROL PANEL
click (double click) KEYBOARD

check the settings.

Is what i mean.
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Unread 06-20-2011, 12:11 PM
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Keyboard settings are very, very limited, only thing Windows offers is the option to use CTRL/ALT/SHIFT + key in sequences rather than simultaneously and to slow down or disable the repeat rate of keys and filter out repeated keystrokes, that's for people with disabilities using an actual keyboard though.

I would contact the makers of whatever input device your friend is using, if you have not done so. They are the people most able to help and offer solutions.
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Unread 06-20-2011, 12:15 PM
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ok ... checked out the repeat settings ... and as i remember ... the problem with the emulator is you cannot hold down a key ...

but thanks :-)
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Unread 06-20-2011, 12:19 PM
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Why does your friend have to use an emulator?... Whats wrong with just the keyboard?
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