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Weird.. cannot use the 'q' key

Post by Diziet Sma » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:16 pm

In the course of doing some extensive remapping of the keyboard controls (to be the subject of an upcoming post) I changed the F6 map info key from 'i' to 'q'.

Imagine my surprise when nothing happens when I try to use the key.. I've tested two different keyboards, and the 'q' on both works fine, except in Oolite, where it does nothing.

Now, I understand that Oolite uses 'Q' in both Windows and Linux for "Quit", but why on earth isn't the lowercase 'q' working?

This is on 1.77 non-trunk, Linux version, for whatever that may be worth..


Edit: never mind.. I just managed to do a couple of incredibly dumb things, is all.. :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Weird.. cannot use the 'q' key

Post by Cody » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:23 pm

Works okay here, Diz - that's using the keyconfig.plist in my AddOns/Config folder.

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Re: Weird.. cannot use the 'q' key

Post by Diziet Sma » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:25 pm

That's where I have mine, too.. it's very strange.
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Re: Weird.. cannot use the 'q' key

Post by Diziet Sma » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:54 pm

Mystery solved.. I just did two dumb things at the same time.. :lol: :oops: :oops:

Three if you count this thread..
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Post by Cody » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:56 pm

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Re: Weird.. cannot use the 'q' key

Post by Smivs » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:12 pm

Diziet Sma wrote:I just did two dumb things at the same time...
Three if you count this thread..
Only three? That would be a good day for me! :P
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Re: Weird.. cannot use the 'q' key

Post by Diziet Sma » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:39 pm

Turns out that not only had I mapped the 'q' key to a completely different function than I thought I had, (goof #1) but I'd managed to create several interesting conflicts by 3 instances of managing to assign the same key to more than one function (goof #2), including at least one conflict caused by my being lazy and simply commenting out an assignment I didn't use as it was already mapped to my joystick, thereby allowing the default setting to remain active. (technically, a new goof #3, so that now makes four)

Amongst other things, this resulted in a missile being auto-targeted every time I toggled the Torus drive.. :lol:

In the end I got smart and used Svengali's Keyconfig utility to ensure I had no more problems..
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Post by Fatleaf » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:04 am

Diziet Sma wrote:In the end I got smart and used Svengali's Keyconfig utility to ensure I had no more problems..
Brilliant. That's the way the dark side affects you. You encounter a problem and the first thought is "I need an oxp to fix that" :lol:
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Re: Weird.. cannot use the 'q' key

Post by Smivs » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:40 am

Fatleaf wrote:You encounter a problem and the first thought is "I need an oxp to fix that" :lol:
Ha, that reminded me of my 'Welcoming Commitee OXP' I wrote once. I was doing a mission and at one point after every jump I was greeted by a hoard of very tough, very angry relatives of somebody I had 'retired'. I was getting fed up with this so I wrote a little OXP to add 10 police Vipers at the witchpoint. As soon as the relatives attacked me, I had plenty of back-up :evil:
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Re: Weird.. cannot use the 'q' key

Post by Wolfwood » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:31 am

Smivs wrote:after every jump I was greeted by a hoard of very tough, very angry relatives
I think you mean horde... But which OXP is this? I'd like to spend some time retiring some souls...
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Post by JazHaz » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:14 am

Wolfwood wrote:
Smivs wrote:after every jump I was greeted by a hoard of very tough, very angry relatives
I think you mean horde... But which OXP is this? I'd like to spend some time retiring some souls...
I think, but not sure, its from The Assassins Guild?

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Re: Weird.. cannot use the 'q' key

Post by Smivs » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:15 am

Wolfwood wrote: I think you mean horde
:roll: :oops: (Why is it us English board members have worse English than our foreign counterparts :D )
Wolfwood wrote:But which OXP is this? I'd like to spend some time retiring some souls...
I think it was Assassins, but it was a long time ago so can't be sure.
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Re: Weird.. cannot use the 'q' key

Post by Cody » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:40 am

Smivs wrote:Why is it us English board members have worse English than our foreign counterparts
Speak for yourself, me old china!

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Re: Weird.. cannot use the 'q' key

Post by Smivs » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:16 pm

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