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#1 Wolf64

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:30 AM

Hello folks,

 

I'm a Linux (Mint) user and in games I'm using the arrow keys for movement (probably the worst kind of gamer to most of you) since I'm left-handed.

On both my Linux machines (Mint 18 and 19) TDM does not recognize the arrow keys and instead sets it to zero (0x00) on each arrow key pressed, making it impossible to configure the controls to use this scheme. However, the arrow keys on the numpad (8, 4, 6 and 2) are recognized as such, which is not what I want. 

I've also tried different keyboards and different system layouts (since I'm using a german keyboard with the respective layout), but no success. 

 

On Windows this is no problem, as all the keys are recognized correctly.

 

Any ideas regarding this issue?


Edited by Wolf64, 14 January 2019 - 05:31 AM.


#2 freyk

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:58 AM

Seems that doom 3 has this too.
And also discussed on the forum here.

I dont have a real sollution, but as a workaround you can use TDM windows binary on WINE.

Edited by freyk, 14 January 2019 - 07:03 AM.


#3 Nightcrawler

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:07 PM

That bug has been around since ages for TDM on linux :mellow:

 

It didn't bother me that much in the past as I quickly adapted to use the numblock keys.

 

It's a bit annoying that I cannot acess system functions while I'm running TDM though - e.g. swich off sound, or minimize TDM and switch back to the desktop. That's what I miss most



#4 stgatilov

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 12:15 PM

That bug has been around since ages for TDM on linux :mellow:
It didn't bother me that much in the past as I quickly adapted to use the numblock keys.

The issue with arrow keys may be not as easy as it seems.
Probably worth adding a bug for it.
 

It's a bit annoying that I cannot acess system functions while I'm running TDM though - e.g. swich off sound, or minimize TDM and switch back to the desktop. That's what I miss most

Note that a change for Linux side has been merged: 4190.
It changes the way TDM interacts with system controls, for better or worse...
Nightcrawler, I seriously suggest testing 2.07 beta.



#5 Nightcrawler

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 07:23 PM

Thanks for pointing me to the new beta. I completely forgot about it.
 
I did some testing in the tutorial map and I'm really glad that I can use the system keys and also switch back to desktop now.
 
However I already found a bunch of new bugs:

  • Some keys (i.e the arrow keys and mouse button 4 and 5) still cannot be assigned properly.
  • The dark Mod crashes as soon as you enter the game if "Maps" was chosen as shadow implementation. I created a bug for this on the tracker.
  • Lightning does not work for me at all on the new version. Everything seems to be displayed in the same brightness. I also created a bug for this and put some screenshots there. 


#6 STiFU

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 04:48 AM

I have added the arrow keys issue to the bugtracker: #4963


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