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Re: Your key setup

Post  djpimley on Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:50 am

JoeBagoDoNuts wrote:I simply cannot use manual on my laptop keyboard
You can assign the gear change up/down to any key on your keyboard, as you like it. There must be two keys that are right for you, out of the 50 or so available! Very Happy
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Re: Your key setup

Post  NoNameBrand on Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:17 pm

My MacBook Redline KB layout and the finger I place on each:
Steer Left: A (left ring)
Steer Right: D (left index)
Handbrake: Space (left thumb)
Full Throttle: Shift (left pinky)
Accelerate: Return (right pinky)
Brake: Enter (right thumb)
Shift Up: ; (right middle)
Shift Down: . (right index)

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Re: Your key setup

Post  Valentin K on Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:26 pm

My setup as used on MacBook's and 2000 Apple Pro Keyboard:

Left hand:

lctrl = throttle
lshift = full throttle
loption = brake
space = handbrake

Right hand:

arrow left = left
arrow right = right
arrow up = shift up
arrow down = shift down
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Re: Your key setup

Post  JoeBagoDoNuts on Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:23 pm

Valentin K wrote:My setup as used on MacBook's and 2000 Apple Pro Keyboard:

Left hand:

lctrl = throttle
lshift = full throttle
loption = brake
space = handbrake

Right hand:

arrow left = left
arrow right = right
arrow up = shift up
arrow down = shift down


NoNameBrand and Valentine,

Perfect, you both just precipitated the next question I had!

NoNameBrand,

Awesome description of your driving method, thank you!

I'd love to hear more of what other manual divers are using for their respective setups!

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Re: Your key setup

Post  alphonse on Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:24 pm

Its the first time i do that here - but may we split this thread into "history" and "your key setup".

and - i have no idea how you guys can drive like this. tried it - have no chance, turn myself around...

for any keyboard when redlining (macbook pro, apple keyboard - what-you-can-think-of)
I got on the right hand:
arrow up: throttle
arrow left: left
arrow right: right
arrow down: break

pretty simple - right?

i shift with the other hand:
shift up: a
shift down: z (y on french or german keyboards though)
full throttle: shift on the left side
handbrake: space bar

in fact - i cant drive in another setup as i found out...

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Re: Your key setup

Post  Superslow on Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:23 am

alphonse wrote:...and - i have no idea how you guys can drive like this. tried it - have no chance, turn myself around...

for any keyboard when redlining (macbook pro, apple keyboard - what-you-can-think-of)
I got on the right hand:
arrow up: throttle
arrow left: left
arrow right: right
arrow down: break

pretty simple - right?

i shift with the other hand:
shift up: a
shift down: z (y on french or german keyboards though)
full throttle: shift on the left side
handbrake: space bar
...
alf

I'm the same way as Alphonse. The other setups you guys have are just weird. Laughing
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Re: Your key setup

Post  djpimley on Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:41 pm

Accelerate: up cursor
Brake: down cursor
Left: left cursor
Right: right cursor
Full throttle: right shift
Shift up: ]
Shift down: [
Hand brake: space

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Re: Your key setup

Post  NoNameBrand on Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:52 pm

My layout mirrors what I do on a full keyboard, except there, the right hand keys move to the keypad - 0, enter, 4 & 8 (brake, gas, down, up). I never found using keys between the steering ones comfortable. I find WASD great for FPS games, but that's about it.

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Re: Your key setup

Post  JoeBagoDoNuts on Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:37 am

alphonse wrote:Its the first time i do that here - but may we split this thread into "history" and "your key setup".

and - i have no idea how you guys can drive like this. tried it - have no chance, turn myself around...

for any keyboard when redlining (macbook pro, apple keyboard - what-you-can-think-of)
I got on the right hand:
arrow up: throttle
arrow left: left
arrow right: right
arrow down: break

pretty simple - right?

i shift with the other hand:
shift up: a
shift down: z (y on french or german keyboards though)
full throttle: shift on the left side
handbrake: space bar

in fact - i cant drive in another setup as i found out...

alf

I wish I could bring the replies that followed yours into the new thread.



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Post  JoeBagoDoNuts on Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:36 am

Hi Folks,

I need some help here. I want to improve as a player in Redline.. I am a self described Redline "Addict", and I can clearly see that I've reached my limit in playing in Automatic transmission mode. Most of you folks know me as, well.. only playing turbo mode, in Auto Transmission mode. I've witnessed in my scant few sim games that I've had the privilege to join, that Auto does not work in sim, if I may put it so bluntly. (please correct me if I am wrong.)

(Now that I've mentioned sim and turbo in the same paragraph and in the same post, I just realized that I might be talking about two different topics, Aaaaaaaack!)

I really don't see auto being useful in sim mode, and... please correct me if I'm off base, I've watched some of you start in Turbo mode and then progress into the Sim world, of which, I do admit some envy, but I suspect that you have made the transition to manual. As mentioned in my thread, "History Of Redline" Post, my so-called, self-limitation to switch to manual is simply getting used to a a keyboard layout that works for me.

May I ask that you folks post your keyboard layout which works best for you?

Thank you!

Kind regards,

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Re: Your key setup

Post  C14ru5 on Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:51 am

Accelerate -- Up arrow
Brake -- Down arrow
Full Throttle -- Space bar
Handbrake -- Control
Left -- Left arrow
Right -- Right arrow
Gear up -- X
Gear down -- Z
Look behind -- Command key

I find using the Space bar for full throttle to be very relaxing on long straights.
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Re: Your key setup

Post  theSnail .@y on Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:22 pm

right hand
accelerate = up
brake = down
turn left = left
turn right = right

left hand
gear up = z
gear down = s
full throttle = left cmd
a = rear view
(so the 4 first fingers just fall naturally in place onto these keys with a french keyboard because these are the most used keys to drive)

x = honk
f = toggle lights
c = toggle view mode
space = handbrake (which I rarely use)
1 to 5 = taunts (that's why i often end up with the wrong taunt : 4 and 5 are too far from the a/z/s/cmd block)

I use this setup since the very beginning and have never been able to use another one No

@ JoeBagoDoNuts : some sim drivers have been known to be pretty good in auto but you can not be the fastest in that mode. Manual rules, particularly with some cars in which auto gearing is not optimised.
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Re: Your key setup

Post  zaphod on Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:50 am

Oh, should i be the only one on earth, using the »original-zaphod-crossed-hands-technique«? On my extended keyboard i use my left hand for gas (middle finger | up arrow) and brake (pointer | down arrow). And my right hand for steering left (pointer | left arrow) and right (middle finger | right arrow).
Left hand ring finger does full throttle (shift key) and downshifting (enter). Left thumb for looking backwards (ctrl). Right hand ring finger is for upshift (Keypad zero). — Looks a little silly, but i got used to it... Suspect

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Re: Your key setup

Post  Tuktuk on Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:47 am

Left hand: Throttle, shift, backmirror
Right hand: steering and braking

Left:
Q: Throttle
TAB: Full throttle
cmd: shift up
alt: shift down
space: backmirror
ctrl: handbrake (only used after finish)
(note cmd & Q: Using it right it shifts up Very Happy - using it wrong it will quit Redline) pale

Right:
left arrow: steering left
right arrow: steering right
down arrow: brake

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Re: Your key setup

Post  alphonse on Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:13 am

Tuktuk wrote:
Q: Throttle
cmd: shift up
(note cmd & Q: Using it right it shifts up Very Happy - using it wrong it will quit Redline) pale

Good one!


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