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help with keyboard

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:22 am
by limbo
g'day, just found this wonderful remake.
using keyboard to fly... control (pitch, roll, dive, climb) is to 'fast' or takes too big a jump per press... so to speak,
is there any way to fine tune it?

Re: help with keyboard

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:29 am
by Cody
Try holding Ctrl with the manoeuvring keys - and welcome aboard, Commander!

Re: help with keyboard

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:31 am
by limbo
thank you.
will try that

edit: still way to hard to aim a laser.
may have to invest in a stick....

Re: help with keyboard

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:42 am
by Cody
There are plenty of keyboard-only players (including the Devs), so it can be done. Myself, I use a budget 'stick (though I can operate with keyboard only).

Re: help with keyboard

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:56 am
by another_commander
You can achieve what you want by editing the .GNUstepDefaults file (I will assume Windows here, but the file is present also on Linux - for Mac, there is a different defaults system of which I don't know much). You will still have to hold Ctrl down though when you want precision, so it may or may not be very convenient.

So, in your Oolite installation, go to oolite.app\GNUstep\Defaults and open the file .GNUstepDefailts in a text editor. Avoid Windows Notepad, prefer Wordpad instead or any other text editor, as long as it is not Notepad. Add this line in the body of the file:

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"flight-arrow-key-precision-factor" = 0.1;
This will set a very slow precision movement when you hold control down. You can experiment with the value until you find one that works best for you. The game's default (which you have already found a bit too fast) is 0.5.

Re: help with keyboard

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:11 pm
by limbo
i prefer keyboard, and intend to give it a go for a little while.
have been playin c64 elite on an emu on keyboard, and found this...

steep learning curve.. hehehe

Re: help with keyboard

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:12 pm
by limbo
another_commander wrote:You can achieve what you want by editing the .GNUstepDefaults file (I will assume Windows here, but the file is present also on Linux - for Mac, there is a different defaults system of which I don't know much). You will still have to hold Ctrl down though when you want precision, so it may or may not be very convenient.

So, in your Oolite installation, go to oolite.app\GNUstep\Defaults and open the file .GNUstepDefailts in a text editor. Avoid Windows Notepad, prefer Wordpad instead or any other text editor, as long as it is not Notepad. Add this line in the body of the file:

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"flight-arrow-key-precision-factor" = 0.1;
This will set a very slow precision movement when you hold control down. You can experiment with the value until you find one that works best for you. The game's default (which you have already found a bit too fast) is 0.5.
cool. thanks

Re: help with keyboard

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:46 pm
by Norby
another_commander wrote:

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"flight-arrow-key-precision-factor" = 0.1;
Useful, thank you! Added into Hidden Settings in Oolite.

Re: help with keyboard

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:40 am
by onno256
Welcome Limbo!

Re: help with keyboard

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:17 am
by limbo
Thank you

Re: help with keyboard

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:37 am
by onno256
Hehe, you're coming for a hell of a ride, also good blokes and gals here!

Re: help with keyboard

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:17 am
by merchant marine
Norby wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:46 pm
another_commander wrote:

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"flight-arrow-key-precision-factor" = 0.1;
Useful, thank you! Added into Hidden Settings in Oolite.
this code tweak doesn't work.

Re: help with keyboard

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:40 am
by another_commander
merchant marine wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:17 am
this code tweak doesn't work.
I checked it earlier and it it does work. Make sure there were no other accidental edits in .GNUstepDefaults. That particular file is quite sensitive to editing and if a syntax error gets in it, then Oolite will delete it and create it afresh upon launch. In such case, yes, it would appear that it did not work.

Re: help with keyboard

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 12:49 pm
by phkb
And welcome to the boards, commander!

Re: help with keyboard

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 1:42 pm
by Cody
another_commander wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:40 am
That particular file is quite sensitive to editing and if a syntax error gets in it, then Oolite will delete it and create it afresh upon launch.
Yeah, that can be irksome if you have a lot of tweaks! I got into the habit of making a back-up of it if I was going tinkering!


And welcome aboard, Commander!