Gamers Choice.. "Lefty" or "Righty"?

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Gamers Choice.. "Lefty" or "Righty"?

Postby Karlsweldt » Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:41 am

How many times in a game have you known you could make a kill around a corner, without exposing yourself to being fired at? How many games are for the right-handed player only, and no left-handed mode?

Turns out that the older Quake 2 series has a set for right-/left-handed play!
Look at the [config.cfg] file.. at the bottom. Note that {set hand "0"} notation!
Had become annoyed with that "computer update" drone whenever a restart is done.. looked for a "kill" on that feature, or just to silence it. Still no luck.
But.. discovered this hand-switch process.
Here is the full file as I set it for Rogue.. the expansion pack.
// generated by quake, do not modify
bind TAB "inven"
bind ENTER "invuse"
bind ESCAPE "togglemenu"
bind SPACE "+moveup"
bind ' "invdrop"
bind + "sizeup"
bind , "+moveleft"
bind - "sizedown"
bind . "+moveright"
bind / "weapnext"
bind 0 "use BFG10K"
bind 1 "use Blaster"
bind 2 "use Shotgun"
bind 3 "use Super Shotgun"
bind 4 "use Machinegun"
bind 5 "use Chaingun"
bind 6 "use Grenade Launcher"
bind 7 "use Rocket Launcher"
bind 8 "use HyperBlaster"
bind 9 "use Railgun"
bind = "sizeup"
bind [ "invprev"
bind \ "+mlook"
bind ] "invnext"
bind ` "toggleconsole"
bind a "+moveleft"
bind b "use rebreather"
bind c "use silencer"
bind d "+moveright"
bind e "use environment suit"
bind f "use double damage"
bind g "use grenades"
bind h "wave 0"
bind i "use invulnerability"
bind j "wave 1"
bind k "wave 2"
bind l "wave 3"
bind m "use tesla"
bind n "use prox launcher"
bind o "use doppleganger"
bind p "use power shield"
bind q "use quad damage"
bind r "use hunter sphere"
bind s "+back"
bind t "messagemode"
bind u "wave 4"
bind v "use vengeance sphere"
bind w "use plasma beam"
bind x "score"
bind z "+lookdown"
bind ~ "toggleconsole"
bind BACKSPACE "invdrop"
bind UPARROW "+forward"
bind DOWNARROW "+back"
bind LEFTARROW "+left"
bind RIGHTARROW "+right"
bind ALT "+strafe"
bind CTRL "+movedown"
bind SHIFT "+speed"
bind F1 "cmd help"
bind F2 "menu_savegame"
bind F3 "menu_loadgame"
bind F4 "menu_keys"
bind F5 "menu_startserver"
bind F6 "echo Quick Saving...; wait; save quick"
bind F7 "use defender sphere"
bind F8 "echo Quick Loading...; wait; load quick"
bind F9 "set hand 0"
bind F10 "set hand 1"

bind F11 "menu_quit"
bind F12 "screenshot"
bind INS "+klook"
bind DEL "+lookdown"
bind PGDN "+lookup"
bind END "centerview"
bind MOUSE1 "+attack"
bind MOUSE2 "+forward"
bind MOUSE3 "prevweap"
bind PAUSE "pause"
set hostname "noname"
set sv_reconnect_limit "3"
set vid_ref "gl"
set vid_xpos "-14"
set vid_ypos "-3"
set vid_gamma "0.500000"
set sw_stipplealpha "0"
set s_volume "0.7"
set s_khz "22"
set s_loadas8bit "0"
set s_mixahead "0.2"
set s_primary "0"
set cd_nocd "1"
set adr0 ""
set adr1 ""
set adr2 ""
set adr3 ""
set adr4 ""
set adr5 ""
set adr6 ""
set adr7 ""
set adr8 ""
set cl_stereo_separation "0.4"
set freelook "1"
set rate "25000"
set msg "1"
set fov "90"
set in_mouse "1"
set in_joystick "0"
set g_select_empty "0"
set gl_driver "opengl32"
set gl_mode "6"
set gl_ext_palettedtexture "0"
set gl_particle_min_size "2"
set gl_particle_max_size "40"
set gl_particle_size "40"
set gl_particle_att_a "0.01"
set gl_particle_att_b "0.0"
set gl_particle_att_c "0.01"
set gl_modulate "1"
set gl_shadows "1"
set gl_texturemode "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_NEAREST"
set gl_ext_swapinterval "1"
set gl_ext_multitexture "1"
set gl_ext_pointparameters "1"
set gl_swapinterval "1"
set gl_3dlabs_broken "1"
set allow_download "0"
set allow_download_players "0"
set allow_download_models "1"
set allow_download_sounds "1"
set allow_download_maps "1"
set gl_finish "0"
set gl_texturealphamode "default"
set gl_texturesolidmode "default"
set gl_vertex_arrays "0"
set gl_ext_compiled_vertex_array "1"
set gender "male"
set gender_auto "1"
set cl_vwep "1"
set skin "male/grunt"
set name "Player"
set lookstrafe "0"
set lookspring "1"
set m_pitch "-0.022000"
set hand "0"
set cl_run "1"
set crosshair "1"
set sensitivity "3"
set win_noalttab "0"
set vid_fullscreen "1"
set viewsize "100"
Note I have set the "A-S-D" movement features, and reassigned other features. Much easier game play. For those "F" key bindings, note the lines I have in bold type. You can easily switch between a right-hand action and a left-hand action, with ease of making those otherwise impossible shots.
Left the original {set hand "0"} as a default setting.
The same similar settings are in the Xatrix and regular Quake 2 configuration file. But be warned.. each file is dedicated to its platform. Simply copying one file to the other platforms will cause instability! The header at the top of the file notes "// generated by quake, do not modify" as a warning.
If unsure that your changes will work, back up the file for an easy restore.
This mod may work with other games as well. May not be the same commands.
Very fluid frame rates on a P III 600 with Win 98. Old games are the best!!
Oh, yes.. if you wonder where that 'missing kill' is when exiting the sewers to the hangar, it is on the left from the vent you exited.. in the "wall". You have to blast the wall for that hideous "leaper" to come out! Nice "Q" damage find in there, also.

Happy games to us. PDT_Armataz_01_01

Too bad that EA Games considers a mouse inversion a CHEAT with BF1942! Do we have to play it standing on our heads? Or literally turn the mouse over? PDT_Armataz_01_02
F@H.. to solve mankind's maladies.. in our lifetimes!
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Postby snakebite66 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:01 pm

Ah good old Quake 2...learned to use the mouse keyboard combo on that game.....

Your right though Q2 did have this option...from the console command you could make quite a few alterations....I used to alter the FOV in multiplyer to give me a slight advantage being able to see that littlre bit more than the competition...mind you most of the good competition used that fix too :lol:

No wonder I always got killed :o :oops: :roll: :lol:
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Postby Ghen » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:32 pm

For every game with lefty controls there's 10 more without. Its kinda disturbing. Also, any games on the Wii need left handed input created slightly different than right handed if the game doesn't have an internal configuration (haven't seen one yet) so Wii lefties have a double whammy :(
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