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Thursday, January 21st 2016, 11:35am

Keyboard Layout

Hey everybody,

First post here. I was just reading a post before, can't remember which one it was, but it got me thinking about keyboard layouts. What keyboard layouts do you guys use? Even just for the basic movement controls, crouch, prone etc.

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Thursday, January 21st 2016, 11:57am

I always try to play with normal WASD controls so that bindings extend to 4RFV column. It's 99% of the time enough for all bindings I need plus most of them can be easily reached. Other than that pretty default controls, other than melee in thumb-button.

Edit: Oh right, and crouch is CTRL and prone is C. I can't comprehend why often they are swapped in default settings.
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Thursday, January 21st 2016, 1:22pm

Ah okay, fair enough. I'm trying to rearrange my controls because they can be a bit difficult to use sometimes. I changed loads of them around from default, I honestly can't even remember the defaults

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Thursday, January 21st 2016, 2:53pm

can't talk about the keyboard as i use a splitfish, but i can tell you what i have on my g502:

lmb:fire
rmb:crouch/prone
mmb: PTT microphone
scroll down:knife
scroll up:melee
G4:grenade
G5:switch weapon
G6: R/reload
G7:third person
G8:G/commorose (i also use the motion control of the splitfish to spot)
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Thursday, January 21st 2016, 3:11pm

can't talk about the keyboard as i use a splitfish, but i can tell you what i have on my g502:

lmb:fire
rmb:crouch/prone
mmb: PTT microphone
scroll down:knife
scroll up:melee
G4:grenade
G5:switch weapon
G6: R/reload
G7:third person
G8:G/commorose (i also use the motion control of the splitfish to spot)

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Thursday, January 21st 2016, 3:26pm

Lshift(L1) on the splitfish.

the splitfish is setup to resemble mostly the ps3 controls, with the excpetion of spacebar(L2) being jump and tab(select) being use/enter vehicle.

also the ps button is used for the scoreboard, but it's glitched and while dead it still uses TAB to show the scoreboard.
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Friday, January 22nd 2016, 4:17am

I use one of these.






In my early days playing CS I used to use the arrow keys for movement, used the mouse for jump (for bhopping, of course), and liked to assign weapon slots to keypad numbers.
I also have short fingers, so I moved the reload key closer to "home" (imagine F as reload instead of R)

Those ergonomic rules still apply to me today so I've never used a legit WASD setup on a keyboard. I find the thumb underutilized with a giant spacebar as the only reliable input, and I still prefer jump on the mouse.

For a while I had one of these:


But it eventually started to wear out and I wanted to go mechanical. So a small form factor main keyboard for typing and a gamepad made sense for me. The Orbweaver is honestly the only good choice when it comes to this. It's mechanical, which is better than the Logitech G13's rubber switches, the square button layout makes more sense than the G13's odd trapezoid, and for my use a D-pad for the thumb works better than a joystick.

I also use a Roccat Kone+ mouse with the whole "Easy-Shift" thing they have going on so I have extended mouse capabilities.



I've long since been able to use default controls on games, especially now that I use the gamepad and an advanced mouse, and I get flack for it at LANs playing new games when everyone wants to play and I'm in the control options tinkering, but I think with the right intelligent layout and better ergonomic placement of controls you can really enhance your gaming experience.
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Friday, January 22nd 2016, 10:14am

Okay, interesting. I'd never heard of spitfish before, though it looks interesting. Also, your button layout for your mouse is rather interesting. I'll have to give something similar a go with my Logitech G602.

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Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 3:34am

The most important change I made from default is to swap the big map and scoreboard keys over so that I have tab for the big map and the 'm' key for the scoreboard. This is beneficial for two reasons. Firstly, it enables easy access to the big map. Secondly, it discourages obsessively checking the scoreboard every five seconds.

I also bound shift to pitch down in air vehicles and space to pitch up. And I bound alt to change seat in vehicles for fast seat switching in helis, tanks, etc. (I don't use VOIP since I'm in Teamspeak).

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Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 4:15am

talking about the map, i totally forgot to add that i have G9 (M) on map.

although i don't use it much in bf4, as i almost never use vehicles.
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obliteration mode scoreRANK:994 TOP:1% OUT OF:159466
handgun medals RANK:2236 TOP:2% OUT OF:143874
longest headshot RANK:9512 TOP:4% OUT OF:257589
recon score RANK:10871 TOP:4% OUT OF:274899
general score per minute RANK:10016 TOP:4% OUT OF:294774

bf3
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Headshot distance RANK:493* TOP:0%
Revives per assault minute RANK: 6019 TOP: 3%
Headshots / kill percentage RANK:25947 TOP:13%
MVP ribbons RANK:18824 TOP:11%

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