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Old 07-13-2005, 01:55 AM   #1
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Default QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

Here's a pretty basic question:

What is your common control scheme in first-person-shooters?

Do you use WASD? Arrow keys? Overloaded weapon bindings? Right-click bound to strafe? A Nostromo? Or are you a left-handed player with an odd layout?

Share your favorite set of key bindings here!

p.s. Please forgive the lateness of the question...but at least it's still Tuesday here!
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Old 07-13-2005, 04:24 AM   #2
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

Depends on what’s in the game, but I try to work around this setup:

w, s, a, d - forward, back, left, right
q, e, x - jump, crouch, prone
z, c - lean left, lean right

r, f, g - reload, throw/drop weapon, switch/fire grenade
t, y, u - team chat, global chat, additional chat (fire team for example)
v, n, m - quick menu, night vision/vision toggle, map

mouse1, mouse2, mouse3 - fire, alt fire, zoom/fov toggle
mouse4, mouse5 - something important, in UT for example the shield gun/hammer and translocator, in other games they might be favorite weapons/weapon toggles.

space - use (doors, buttons, etc)
shift - walk/run

tab - scores/mission objectives
alt - personal scores/stats

F5 - quick save
F9 - quick load
F12 - screenshot

Number keys are weapons, and depending on whether or not they can be changed I might set them up to be more useful. For example putting weapons I use the most right over my movement keys - maybe using toggles if there are lots of weapons in the game.

And mouse up/down generally cycles through all weapons.
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Old 07-13-2005, 05:20 AM   #3
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

For most games
w,a,s,d - for movement
q,e - for leaning left or right
c - crouch
x - prone
space - jump
f - use
r - reload weapon
g - drop or holster weapon
1,2,3,4.... - for changing weapons
mouse wheel - change weapons (I prefer this to using the numbers)
mouse1 - primary fire
mouse2 - eighter secondary fire or aim
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Old 07-13-2005, 05:56 AM   #4
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

i use

esdf

because that way i have a few extra keys on the left of my movement keys.

so
esdf = movement
rightmouse =use
space = jump
g = crouch
shift = slow
ctrl = secondry fire
w,r = lean to the sides (obviously depending on game)
t = reload
q = quicksave
l = quickload
m = map
n = notes
b = inventory
a = secondry use
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Old 07-13-2005, 08:13 AM   #5
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

Quote:
Arrow keys - movement
Left mouse - fire
Right mouse - altfire
Enter - use
Shift - Jump
Control - Duck
[ - Previous weapon
] - Next weapon
; - Sprint or cheer
R - Reload
F3 - Talk
F4 - Teamtalk
Page down - Scores/Objectives
That pretty sums it up . . .
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Old 07-13-2005, 10:26 AM   #6
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

w, a, s, d - movement/strafe
r - reload
q - quick weapon switch
e - use
y - all talk
u - talk to team
1 - 9 - weapon selection
tab - objectives
left shift - walk/run toggle
left ctrl - crouch
spacebar - jump

Thats about it
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Old 07-13-2005, 02:02 PM   #7
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

I use the arrow keys for movement, because thiers nothing like playing online games, and hitting a button right next to W and killing a hostage or teleporting your self with the flag in UT.

Arrow Keys - Movement.
Right CTRL - Jump
Right Shift - Crouch/Duck
Keypad 1 - Reload
Talk - R
Team Talk - T
Use item - Return

And obviously other keys are game specific.
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Old 07-13-2005, 03:35 PM   #8
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WASD
Space=Jump
ctrl=crouch
Shift=sprint/walk
x=prone
f=microphone
n=flashlight/nightvision (I never use flashlight it night vision is enabled)
MWheel=weapon switch
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Old 07-13-2005, 06:23 PM   #9
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

Quote:
Originally posted by kevin442:
w, a, s, d - movement/strafe
r - reload
q - quick weapon switch
e - use
y - all talk
u - talk to team
1 - 9 - weapon selection
tab - objectives
left shift - walk/run toggle
left ctrl - crouch
spacebar - jump

Thats about it

Usually like this for me.
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Old 07-13-2005, 06:53 PM   #10
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

As somebody who learned how to touch type before playing FPS games, putting my left hand anywhere but ESDF just feels weird.

Beyond that it's your basic keys. A for crouch, space for jump. G for use. Q/W for lean (in Q3 I use them for rocket launcher/railgun respectively). R for reload.
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:05 PM   #11
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

I'm left handed and use the mouse in my left hand. For forward/back/strafe left/right i use the arrow keys. space for use, right shift for jumping, right ctrl for crouching. other keys i might use depending on the game are Del (on the end/del/pageup down part) and Insert (on the numpad). Left mouse button is shoot, right mouse button is alt fire.
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:10 PM   #12
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WASD for moving
shift = walk/run
space = jump
Alt = strafe
c = crouch
r = reload

mouse button 1 = fire
mouse button 2 = alt fire or jump depending on game
mouse wheel up = next weapon
mouse wheel down = previous weapon
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:39 PM   #13
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

WASD - obvious
r- reload
- e - use? depends on the game, sometimes E and Q are my lean buttons
C - crouch
X- prone (if it exists)
V - vision switch (ie, aliens vs predator games)
Rmouse - jump (or sometimes alt fire)
spacebar - jump (or, sometimes use)
wheel - weapon change
wheel button - use weapon (if it requires a specific command to 'select it'
1st thumb button - usually USE or alt fire
2nd thumb button - any special funtion in the game - enable zoom mode on a sniper, swith TO the sniper... get in vehicle (if different from USE) something liek that
T - talk, "general"
y - team talk
TAB - scores
SHIFT - run/walk toggle

I have a nostromo, but Ive been using that more for mmorpg's than FPS games.. dunno why, just cant make that transition as easy [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Old 07-13-2005, 10:43 PM   #14
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

Okay, mine is a little bit different.

Left Mouse = Fire
Middle Mouse = Alt-Fire
Right Mouse = Move Forward (I started using this so it would free up my left hand for movements with combined crouching and straffing stuff.)
W = Weapon Switch
A = Left Strafe
D = Right Strafe
X = Move Backwards
S = Crouch
Q = Lean Left / Drop Item
E = Lean Right / Use Item (open door/etc.)
F = Rate Of Fire (or other)
G = Grenade (or other)
R = Reload
C = Depends on the game / "Cover Me" (UT)
Space = Jump
Z = Zoom / Lay Down (if toggles)
Left Shift = Walk / Use (open doors/etc.) / Fire Grapple (SiN)
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Old 07-14-2005, 12:27 AM   #15
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

I've been using Zboard, takes a little while to get use to it, but it's wonderful. You can make any default keyset you want I'm sure Zboard Update will recode my keys for whatever games you guys release [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 07-14-2005, 03:50 AM   #16
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

WSAD = Archaic setup
RDFG = Access to more keys. Handy in games like BF.

My bind that are most common between games:
Z = Alt Fire
LMB, RMB, MMB = Fire, Jump, Crouch
A = Reload
H = Interact

others
Z = can be throw nade
W = Alt fire (if above)
Space = sprint or melee attack
Y = use/select flashlight/flare/other illumination device
B = Prone
N = Prone (if leaning is available)
C,B = Lean left and right
The surrounding keys change a lot depending on the game. Q3A, it's all weapons. In CPMA A to rail, E to finish them off with a shotty blast.

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Old 07-14-2005, 08:28 AM   #17
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

wasd
Left Shift = Crouch
z - go prone (if available)
Space = Jump

Never ever use any lean
e = use
q = something useful
f = something useful
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Old 07-15-2005, 08:03 AM   #18
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W S forward back
a,d straf left right
q, e for lean
f = use
r = reload
c = crouch
space = lean

lmb fire
rmb alt fire
mmb = special function if used
mouseweel change weapon

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Old 07-15-2005, 02:22 PM   #19
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

Arrow keys for movement
Right CTRL for jump
Right Shift for crouch
/ for use item
. for reload
, for throw weapon/holster
\ for taunts [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
tab for objectives/scorboard display
t for talk
r for team speak
e for target speak

F1 for vote yes
F2 for vote no
F3 for save menu
F4 for load menu
F5 for quick save
F6 for quick load
F11 screenshot
left mouse for primary fire
right mouse for secondary
middle mouse for zoom
mouse wheel for weapon switching

m for map (brings up a map of the level)
n for nightvision
a to g for modding related binds like noclip/draw2d/etc
z to b for chat binds
Home for center view

I don't usually bind things like walk/run/prone/lean/etc.. because I can't remember so many buttons so I just ignore those options [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] ... or don't play the games that require it..

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Old 07-15-2005, 05:31 PM   #20
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

Arrow keys=movement
Right ctrl=use
Right shift=crounch
Left mouseb=fire
Mwheel up/down=weapon change
Right mouseb=jump
Middle mouseb=alt fire
and mb4, mb5 having various bindings, depending of the game. Usually it's zoom in zoom out. And if game needs more bindings, then i try to bind them as near to arrow keys as it's possible.
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Old 07-17-2005, 11:46 AM   #21
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Default Re: QotW: Game Control to Major Tom...

The basics are always the same:
r d f g - movement
y (z in american layout) - duck
space - use
lmb - fire
rmb - jump

alt fire is usually the fourth mouse button, reload the fifth or h
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