Adding more keyboard support

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dms wrote:Freeciv in hex mode uses 7,8,9,1,2,3 on the keypad and it works pretty well.
Gee...I didn't even know you can play FreeCiv in hex mode. Is that an unofficial patch, or supported by the main engine? Screenshots?

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Post by dms »

Freeciv CVS and 2.0beta can do hex, but stable 1.14.x can't.

EDIT: The engine supports it, but the tileset is (currently) a separate download.
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Post by Boucman »

Shadowfury333 wrote:why not have:
w-up
s-down
q-left(upwards)
a-left(downwards)
e-right(upwards)
d-right(downwards)

not necessarily those commands, but something like it.
don't tell me... let me guess..

you have an american keyboard :twisted:

on a french keyboard, these letters are at different places and your shortcuts don't makes sense at all

I would use
8 up
2 down
7 lu
9 ru
1 ld
3 ld

or something like that...
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Post by dms »

Boucman wrote:I would use
8 up
2 down
7 lu
9 ru
1 ld
3 ld
Yes, I agree
(This is what I meant before, but I didn't explain it very well)
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Post by Dacyn »

Boucman wrote:on a french keyboard, these letters are at different places and your shortcuts don't makes sense at all
Dave wrote:each translation to define hotkeys applicable to the translation.
You could always make them different for French languages, but that does seem like unnecessary work...
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Post by Kingsley »

turin wrote:
Shadowfury333 wrote:why not have:
w-up
s-down
q-left(upwards)
a-left(downwards)
e-right(upwards)
d-right(downwards)

not necessarily those commands, but something like it.
because some of those are used for current hotkeys, i'm pretty sure. plus, it 1) takes up space and 2) is more complex than just arrowkeys.
If the movement keys are configurable, then it really doesn't matter what set of keys that is set for the default. Because the player will always have option to configure the keys to what ever he/she likes.

If I had the option, I would personally use the "wasd" keys to scroll the map and use the mouse for attacking and moving units. I'll also use the "qe" keys to scroll back and fourth thru units.
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Post by Shadowfury333 »

Boucman wrote:on a french keyboard, these letters are at different places and your shortcuts don't makes sense at all
Je m'excuse. J'ai oublié qu'il y a les differents sortes de claviers. J'aurais dû réchercher les autres claviers avant que je suggere un configuration.
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