[quake3] toggleconsole everywhere
kamikaze at bsdforen.de
Thu Feb 28 07:57:17 PST 2008
Tony J. White wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 03:07:21PM +0100, Dominic Fandrey wrote:
>> I can only use the toggleconsole key within a game and I have to manually
>> enter \toggleconsole to leave the console. This is kinda awkward, because
>> used to use the console to switch matches, connect to games adjust the
>> graphics settings and so on. Many of these things are better done before
>> joining a game.
>> I suppose bound keys are only being listened to during a match. This is
>> completely logical, except for the toggleconsole key. My preferred solution
>> would be a new bind command. Something like bindstrong for bindings that are
>> always listened to. This way I could run all my useful little scripts
>> first joining a game, put my favourite servers on keys and so on.
> This is a hairy issue since when you're typing in the console you wouldn't
> be able to unbind any keys that were currently bound to toggleConsole.
> I'm guessing that the only reason you have noticed this is because ioq3
> treats the built-in toggleConsole key differntly than id q3. Instead
> of using the keyboard scancode like id ioquake3 did, we look for
> the '~' character which may be in a different place on your keyboard.
> To counter this change we have added an built-in key sequence to
> control toggleConsole: Shift-Esc. This also has the added benefit
> of being a lot easier to explain to people than saying "whatever key
> is up in the top left area of the keys but not the very top row and
> if your keyboard is like mine it is a "*console closes*
It doesn't do this for me at all! Shift-Esc reset all my key bindings to the
default (yay for backups). The ~ doesn't seem to be recognized by the game.
Probably because I use a German keyboard and have to press AltGr-+ to print it.
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