Discussion in 'General' started by riggs, 13 Dec 2005.
WASD for most games, arrow keys for driving games.
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.
wasd is pretty much standard for fps now
and who the hell said anything about using the keyboard for looking
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.
Ermm thats just dumb, you rebind the jump key to something else, [NumPad1] in my case
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.
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
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.
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.
I haven't read through all the pages so I don't know if this has been mentioned before...
I use ESDF, that frees up W & A which I use to map other stuff to
He's got a point...I may start using ESDF now...
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.
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.
WASD fer me
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
I suppose, I don't like those style of keyboads at all though so for me it's not a problem
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..
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).
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.
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.
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