View Full Version : How do YOUR fingers frag?

16th Jun 2003, 07:52 PM
Just curious to see if anyone else besides Hanover is using some crazy keyboard configuration. I was talking to him and Scumgrief about it this weekend on TS while playing some DeathMatch, and it got me wondering what everyone is using.

I use the arrow keys to move, I always have. I don't like the cramped feeling I get when using wasd or something similar. My mouse is a plain old 2 button MS optical, and it sits on a RatpadzGS.


1. Jump
2. X-loc
3. Crouch
4. Shield
5. Flack
6. Shock
7. Teamspeak Mic Activation
8. Best Weapon

Best weapon is also always my LG when I have it, since I have LG set up as highest priority. This setup works best for me since I have fairly large hands.

16th Jun 2003, 08:16 PM
I just have WASD w/weapon binds around the WASD keys

me too

left mouse=fire
mid button=alt fire
thumb 1=backwards
thumb 2 =shield gun alias.

16th Jun 2003, 08:30 PM
WASD w/ Primary Fire Mouse1, Voice Comm on MouseScroller, and Secondary on Mouse2. Very unoriginal.

EDIT: Everyone is giving all their keys, so I might as well too.
Q = Translocator
E = Best Weapon
F = Flak Cannon
R = Lightning Gun
Z = Shield Gun
X = Shock Rifle
Ctrl = crouch
Space = Jump
G = Custom location bind
F1 - F4 = Speech Binds
Home = Humor bind
Pause = Suicide
Numpad = Speech Binds

Oh, I have my weapon list setup so that the weapons I have seperate keys are at the very bottom, so whenever I hit the "Best" weapon key, it will bring up a different weapon, allowing easy combination attacks with the LG + Flak, Rockets, Minigun, etc.

16th Jun 2003, 09:08 PM
I'm using TFGH with all sort of binds in all areas of the keyboard.

16th Jun 2003, 10:52 PM
I use esdf w/ w as trans and r as best weapon and then I have my mouse wheel for next and previous weapon.

16th Jun 2003, 11:17 PM
Right Mouse = Forward
S = Back (planning to switch to W)
Z = Left (planning to switch to A)
X = right (planning to switch to S)
Left Mouse = 1st Fire
Left Shift = 2nd Fire

Mouse is a Trackman Marble+

16th Jun 2003, 11:24 PM

Left mouse: Primary fire
Right mouse: Secondary fire
Scroll up: weapons select up
Scroll down: weapons select down
Scroll in: foward
Mouse 3: LG
Mouse 4: N/A


<: strafe left
>: strafe right
/: backpedal
':throw weapon
m: crouch
;: t/l
n: "Negative" for all the stupid "Nice" and "Not bad" auto taunts when I die. :mad:

16th Jun 2003, 11:54 PM
WASD to move
E = shield gun
R = rocket launcher
Q = translocator
Z = Ventrilo speak bind
Ctrl = crouch
Space = jump

left click/right click = fire/alt. fire
wheel = next/previous weapon switch

Renegade Retard
17th Jun 2003, 01:17 AM
Right Mouse = Forward
S = Back (planning to switch to W)
Z = Left (planning to switch to A)
X = right (planning to switch to S)
Left Mouse = 1st Fire
Left Shift = 2nd Fire

Webby, I new you had some wacked out controls, but the "Back" key above left and right?

I understand the ease of the key location, but having it above instead of below just seems so backwards! With controls like that, I bet you like Mech Warrior 4 ;)

17th Jun 2003, 01:30 AM
esdf = move
shift = crouch
r = flak
g = shock
v = link
w = mini
a = goo
2 = Assault
Wheel up = rockets
Wheel down = Lightning
forward thumb = shield
backward thumb = jump
cruise down = xloc

I think that's all of em :)

edit: John Doe, you have by FAR the most cracked out controls I've seen.
Wheel in to move forward...

17th Jun 2003, 06:51 AM
WASD for movement

ALT for teamspeak activation

tab for rox, capslock for flak, ctrl for mini, \ for lightning

2 for throw weapon

e and q for next/previous weapon

mouse1/2 for primary/secondary fire

x for x-loc

shift for walk, c for crouch

and keys for binds around the movement keys.

I just use 1, 3 and 4 for shieldgun, goo and shock.

17th Jun 2003, 07:03 AM
Arrow Keys = Movement
Ctrl = Jump
KP 0 = Crouch
KP 4 = Throw Weapon
Insert = Shock & LG
Delete = Rox & Flak
End = Assault & Snot
Page Dn = Mini & Link
Page Up = X-loc
Left Mouse = Primary Fire
Right Mouse = Secondary Fire
Scroll Up = Prev Weapon
Scroll Dn = Next Weapon
Scroll Click = X-loc cam
Mouse 3 = TS Talk

Plus a few speech binds dotted around my keyboard.

17th Jun 2003, 07:19 AM
I use the arrow keys, its because my finger slips on the 'W' due to it being diagnol from the 'S'

Lessee, total config

Left Mouse=Fire
Middle Mouse=X-loc (Allthough instead of saying it has saved me, I say "You'll save me yet, as soon as the server enables you lil' buddy" I'm wierd like that)
Right Mouse=Altfire
Side Mouse 1=Throw Weapon (Doesn't seem to work though)

BTW, how do you people use the right mouse = move forward thing, my Uncle does that, it gives ME motion sickness.

17th Jun 2003, 07:44 AM
Arrows - Movement
R.CTRL - Alt-Fire
L.Mouse - Primary-Fire
R. Mouse - Jump
R.Shift - Crouch
Numpad 0 - X-Loc

17th Jun 2003, 07:47 AM
BTW, how do you people use the right mouse = move forward thing, my Uncle does that, it gives ME motion sickness.The first FPS I ever played was Quake 1 on a Mac. Macs only have one mouse button... I used it to move.

17th Jun 2003, 09:50 AM
Webby, LOL, but I've heard of other people binding fire keys to keyboard so that they don't move the mouse while shooting. Suppose to be really accurate.

17th Jun 2003, 09:56 AM
well if you look at the mouse I use (linked pic above), you'll see that my mouse doesn't move. But yeah, I can't pull off a combo with a regular mouse... I've tried. :(

17th Jun 2003, 10:03 AM
DA||Stepperrs from my clan also uses a trackball and can't pull off a combo either. He's awesome with Rockets and Flak though. ;)

17th Jun 2003, 10:04 AM
Since our last thread is gone:
q = Shock Rifle
e = Rox
r = Flak
f = Link
mWheelUP = Minigun
mWheelDOWN = Lightning gun
123 default

Renegade Retard
17th Jun 2003, 10:56 AM
I use the generic WASD:
mouse1=prim fire
mouse2=alt fire
wheelup=prev weap
wheeldown=next weap
shift=best weap
all my communications are on the number pad

I just got a new Microsoft IntellExplorer 3.0 optical mouse and trying to get used to it. I've to the additional 2 buttons on the thumb. I'm setting one of them up for the sheild, but haven't figured out what to do with the other yet. (any suggestions?)

17th Jun 2003, 01:17 PM
YGHJ - Movement
Space - Jump
C - Crouch
D - Shield
E - Hammerjump
T - Xloc
6 - goo
7 - link
8 - mini
LMB - Pri fire
RMB - alt fire
Middle mouse - throwweapon
scrolup - rockets
scrolldown - flak
left side button - lg
right side button - shock

17th Jun 2003, 02:13 PM
YGHJ - MovementLOL I use this keyboard (http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/keyboard/nke_info.asp) and G and H are right down the split.

17th Jun 2003, 02:24 PM
Yeah me too, it actually works really nice once you cut the webbing in between your fingers ;)

The Warden
17th Jun 2003, 03:25 PM
EDSF to move

r=rox, w=shock, g=mini, c=crouch, v=flak, spacebar=jump

mouse scroll, scroll threw weapons, mouse 3=TL, mouse 4=LG mouse 5= Can't reach it!

17th Jun 2003, 07:30 PM
Anyone else use piped switching?

Q = Mini, Bio
E = Flak, Rockets
F = Shock, Lightning
Z = Link

17th Jun 2003, 08:01 PM
Look: Mouse around
Primary Fire: LMB
Secondary Fire: Shift
Move Forward: RMB
Move Backward: Alt
Jump: Ctrl or Space
X-Loc: Middlemouse
Scroll weapons: Mousewheelup/Mousewheeldown
Weapons: Number keys above letters
Suicide: J
Playersonly: H
Teleport: A

What can I say, I don't play online hence the cheat binds :p

18th Jun 2003, 07:47 AM
I changed mine last night, I was gonna join you (scum, flame, stosh) but I wasn't comfortable with them yet.

I use the number pad, and I've always used my middle finger on the 5, and the 6 for jump, that has it's limitatations so I swapped the jump to the right arrow key (where my pinky goes) that feels natural but still new.

I've been trying to find a place for a shield gun alais, and I worked it out last night. It's a great bind that I found on INA and have been trying to figure out where to put it......

I swapped my x-loc to the middle mouse and put this on my mouse thumb button.

Backspace=SwitchWeapon 1 | AltFire | onrelease SwitchToLastWeapon

bind it to a spare key you don't use...just to see how it works.

it pulls up the shield and keeps it up as long as you hold the key down, then when you release it pulls up your last weapon. nice.


18th Jun 2003, 08:40 AM
Backspace=SwitchWeapon 1 | AltFire | onrelease SwitchToLastWeapon

Don't mind me, I'm just pilfering that bind. :cool:

18th Jun 2003, 04:20 PM
ack me too that is incredible!

18th Jun 2003, 04:26 PM
Backspace=SwitchWeapon 1 | AltFire | onrelease SwitchToLastWeapon

:eek: OMG CHEAT!!

18th Jun 2003, 04:27 PM
I used to use that bind alot. Problem is, most of the time I don't want the weapon that comes up. I find it just as easy to bind a key to the sheild and just press alt fire :p . But that's just me.
Also, is that considered LAN legal?

Renegade Retard
18th Jun 2003, 04:31 PM
Beat, where'd your avi go?!?!

That was one of the best in the forums!

18th Jun 2003, 04:35 PM
Beat, where'd your avi go?!?!

That was one of the best in the forums!
A pigeon actually got me last week for real. The avy just had to go.

18th Jun 2003, 04:45 PM
arrow keys look up and turn side to side

szxc for movement

crtl primary
alt secondary
space crouch
shift jump

18th Jun 2003, 04:54 PM
arrow keys look up and turn side to side

szxc for movement

crtl primary
alt secondary
space crouch
shift jump

:eek: Are you serious?? No mouse??

I remember playing Duke Nukem 3d on my Mac only using a keyboard... But playing UT2K3 without a mouse?? I would go insane...

Watch it if you run these @ LANs, or even online. It tends to get people on edge...

You're right, it does make people edgy... Me!!! Cheaters.


19th Jun 2003, 03:12 PM
im used to it

been playin like this since wolfenstien

i usually use a laptop too, so deskspace is limited, no room for a mouse

Renegade Retard
19th Jun 2003, 03:34 PM

19th Jun 2003, 03:42 PM
Damn that's a good bind! Thanks for sharing, I'm taking it too :D

19th Jun 2003, 03:52 PM
WASD for strafing, Q for Translocator, Ctrl for crouching and default stuff for anything else.
Additionally I use E to switch ammo, F for the GravBelt, R to turn on the rocket launcher's and sniper rifle's laser pointer, X and Y (German keyboard!) for the grappling hook, B for spraypaint and this thread for pimping Chaos UT 2: Evolution. :D

19th Jun 2003, 07:33 PM
DAng orochi I love that avvy! :)

19th Jun 2003, 07:44 PM

Space- Jump
Alt- Backwards
M- Dodge Left
,- Dodge Right
N- Crouch
.- Shield
L- Shock
J- Shield
K- Minigun
/- Throwweapon


Thumb- Best Weapon
Pinky- Xloc
Middle- Alt Fire
Left- Primary Fire
Right- Move Forward
WheelUp- Lightning
WheelDown- Flak

And yes I know I have 2 shields because I am moving the bind. :)

19th Jun 2003, 07:53 PM
DAng orochi I love that avvy! :)

freaky wierd no :p

25th Jun 2003, 01:06 PM
WSAD= movement

F=Previous weapon

On the Mouse

Left=Primary Fire
Right=Secondary Fire

Mousewheel Down=Jump


25th Jun 2003, 01:15 PM
hehe, thanks!


Renegade Retard
25th Jun 2003, 01:46 PM
Mousewheel Down=Jump


Wow, haven't seen that one before.

25th Jun 2003, 02:59 PM
Power has been known to do things like that,,,hehe, seems to work well for him :)

Oh btw, Power is a friend of mine that I asked to come by, hope its ok to invite since I'm new here too.

25th Jun 2003, 03:30 PM
The more the merrier :) Welcome to BuF

25th Jun 2003, 03:36 PM

hey, what's up new dudes [\jeff specoli]

Renegade Retard
25th Jun 2003, 03:52 PM
Welcome guys!

Just watch your step. Hanover dropped his goo gun and the floor's kinda slippery!

(I HATE the snot launcher!) :p

25th Jun 2003, 04:12 PM
Well, here's my setup:

MouseLeftButton = FIRE
MouseWheelButton = AltFIRE
MouseRightButton = Jump
MouseThumbButton = Translocator
MouseScroll = ALL WEAPONS
Mouse Sensitivity = 1.6
Accel = .3

Arrows = Movement
RightControl = ShieldGun
RightShift = Lightning Gun
SpaceBar = Throw Weapon

I play on a laptop..and ever since i got my new logitech mouse, i have can't disable the touch pad for some reason...which means I have to keep my left hand on the right side of the keyboard to avoid touching it.... It's either that or buying an external keyboard.

- Tye

25th Jun 2003, 11:34 PM
E-shield gun
F-position bind
G-covering FC
Z-EFC escaped
X-base is hostile
C-I'm on it
L ALT-throw weapon
B-I'm on your team you idiot(for pubs) :stick:

Mouse(intellimouse optical)

LEFT-primary fire
RIGHT-secondary fire
THUMB- :trans:
PINKY- :sniper: and :rl:
MIDDLE- :shock: and :flak:
WHEEL DN- :Pulse: and :minigun:
WHEEL UP- best weapon

26th Jun 2003, 08:58 AM
I'm surprised no one got this one, lot's of my friends and my brother's got the same:

forward : KP8
backward : KP5, KP2
strafe left : KP7, KP4
strafe right : KP9, KP6
jump : KP0
crouch : KP.

primary fire : left mouse
secondary fire : right mouse
throw weapon : middle mouse
next weapon : mouse wheel up
previous weapon : mouse wheel down

plus misc keys on KP+ KP- KP/ KP* KP1 KP3 KPEnter

26th Jun 2003, 07:42 PM
Im not going to give my whole setup away because i think its a good one....
Left Mouse: Forwards
Right Mouse: Backwards
CTRL: Fire

27th Jun 2003, 05:47 PM
lefthand: logitech marble mouse trackball
spin ball to aim
left mousebutton: jump
right mousebutton: dodge sideways

righthand: logitech d3d wingman extreme joystick
x/y axis: movement/strafing
fire button: fire
4 thumb-buttons: altfire, xloc, hammerjump, dodge forward/backward
8-way hatswitch: my 8 favorite weapons

No, I am not kidding. I like this setup, and will never switch back to keyboard. After I learned how to dodge reliably in UT99, the only drawback is that in UT2003 I can now not boostdodge. No problem, as I play UT99 only nowadays. :D

27th Jun 2003, 06:00 PM
Whoa, thats like the setup they have for Arcade FPS sometimes. In fact, I once tried to do something like that just because I liked using a joystick to aim in arcade games, but realistically, I could never train my brain to do it for games that weren't really designed to be played like that. Congradulations! :eek:

29th Jun 2003, 04:17 AM
little flower, are you left handed?

29th Jun 2003, 07:22 AM
little flower, are you left handed?

Nope, I am righthanded. However, when I started working with a mouse (in 1989), I decided to operate the mouse with my left hand. To kind of balance the amount of activity between left and right hand. So I was used to "aim" with my left hand. My aim in UT is just average, maybe it would have been a little better if I used my right hand to aim, I don't know. The original PantherXL (an integrated joystick+trackball), which was developed for right-handers, had the trackball left as well. So there should not be too much of a difference. AFAIK there are no left-hand joysticks. But there are symmetrical trackballs.

The trackball is far superior to a mouse. You never have to pick it up. The logitech ones are optical, and very precise. Circlestrafing is a piece of cake. The only drawback is that firing with the mousebuttons on the trackball messes up your aim. Therefor I (have to) use the joystick for firing. Using the joystick is maybe a little less precise than using a keyboard for movement. But I was always bad with the keyboard for movement, maybe I was already too old to learn. :D

29th Jun 2003, 08:13 AM
They should upgrade joysticks. I've seen some really decent joysticks. Some that are sticky - that fling back after you let go, and some that don't. Which do you prefer?