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WASD or ↑←↓→ ?

Discussion in 'General' started by riggs, 13 Dec 2005.

  1. severedhead

    severedhead What's a Dremel?

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    WASD for most games, arrow keys for driving games.
     
  2. ChromeX

    ChromeX Minimodder

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    Well im suprised at the amount of people using WASD I didnt think it was that popular! But what im more suprised about is the number of people still using keys to look up and down wtf!?!? The mouse is perfect for that, since pretty much all FPS games use freelook these days.
     
  3. Hamish

    Hamish What's a Dremel?

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    wasd is pretty much standard for fps now
    and who the hell said anything about using the keyboard for looking :eyebrow:
     
  4. Zach

    Zach What's a Dremel?

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    when i first started cs i used arrow keys, so when i play cs or css, i use arrows but all newer games i just used standard settings out of the box.
     
  5. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    Ermm thats just dumb, you rebind the jump key to something else, [NumPad1] in my case
     
  6. SeBbY_007

    SeBbY_007 What's a Dremel?

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    I have a Z-Board now so I suppose I don't count but before I used the arrow keys because I only played Unreal Tournament. It only required jump, use and directional on the keyboard so I never took the leap to WASD because I never had to reload on Unreal Tournament. ;)
     
  7. s29feb

    s29feb What's a Dremel?

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    Belkin Nostromo N52 Speedpad

    Or the arrow keys/numberpad depending.

    I really cannot play the same now without my speedpad best bit of kit I have bought for gaming :)
     
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  8. Valo

    Valo Minimodder

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    in all fps or anything that requires use of mouse and keyboard at once i use wasd as its far more convenient with more options near fingers and it makes your hands spread wider which is more comfortable to me. i dont like having hands tucked next to each other as i would have with arrows.
     
  9. CaseyBlackburn

    CaseyBlackburn Network Techie

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    REG Look inversion: I only do that on console games because I just screw up if its normal, it doesn't feel natural. On pc games I leave it alone.
     
  10. Lord_A

    Lord_A Boom baby!

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    I haven't read through all the pages so I don't know if this has been mentioned before...

    Why WASD?

    I use ESDF, that frees up W & A which I use to map other stuff to ;)
     
  11. acron^

    acron^ ePeen++;

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    Oooh contraversial.

    He's got a point...I may start using ESDF now...
     
  12. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    ESDF can be good if you've got a bigger hand, but if you have a smaller one or just prefer it WASD is often better.
     
  13. eek

    eek CAMRA ***.

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    wasd makes it easier to get to shift... my left hand naturally falls from little finger to thumb like this: shift, a, w, d, space and if I try moving across to esdf it feels completely unnatural and uncomfortable...

    I guess it just depends what you're used to. I don't think I could ever change now though.
     
  14. CyberSol

    CyberSol 1337 Pants

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    WASD fer me :)
     
  15. Hamish

    Hamish What's a Dremel?

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    because on a natural/ergo keyboard g is the last key before the split
    i prefer to have keys for my index finger to hit not my little finger :p
     
  16. Lord_A

    Lord_A Boom baby!

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    I suppose, I don't like those style of keyboads at all though so for me it's not a problem :)
     
  17. Ramble

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    Always arrows.
    Most WASD people fail to realise that there are the ins/del set of keys, the keys around the enter button, and the numpad keys.
    Not to mention all the keys on a mouse, for example, I use a click of the scroll button to reload.

    This key configuration is fantastic, can't stand WASD myself..
     
  18. riggs

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    Oh no, I realised, but reaching those keys would mean excessive stretching, or moving my hand completely off the arrows.

    I find that I have a problem with my thumb using the arrow keys...I mean, if I relax my hand, my thumb isn't even touching the keyboard. Feels like I'm wasting a finger.
    Whereas with WASD, my relaxed hand almost falls exactly onto AWD, left shift (pinkie) & space (thumb).
     
  19. Fatboy

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    Over my gaming lifetime ive used both arrows and WSAD a lot, and i definately prefer WASD. Its probably cos i started playing doom and duke3d. Now i have a couple of buttons on my mouse i can use them for whatever i need plus theres plenty of keys around WASD.
     
  20. GiGo

    GiGo was once a nerd.....

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    Arrow keys for me I tend to hit other buttons when I use WASD and its at a funny angle which to me makes it harder to use.

    Regards
    GiGo
     

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