Rotate objects on Laptop + Sound

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Rotate objects on Laptop + Sound

Postby MrCai » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:45 am

Couple of easy things i'm sure some of you will know the answer to (not major gripes, but would find handy)

Does anyone know of a keyboard shortcut whereby I can rotate objects, wasn't using a mouse last night and couldn't think up of a method to assist.

Also, anyone know of a way to alter the volume of the game?
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Postby Forever_Lona » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:26 am

I know that by pressing both laptop "mouse" keys simultaneously it CAN imitate a middle click, but thats about all I can come up with!
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Postby Illanair » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:35 am

If you're in windows Vista or beyond, you can manually change the volume slider in windows for the application.

While the game is running (and has output some kind of sound), click the speaker icon in the lower right corner of windows and pick mixer. Then turn down the volume for the PA app. (this should be remembered every time you close the game)
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Postby The Rutland Flyer » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:18 am

On a Macbook you can rotate by alt-clicking (option-clicking, I think, is the Macspeak), so I'd give that a try.

As for the volume, there's a value in the preferences.txt file called SoundVolume that can be altered.
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Postby MrCai » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:29 am

Thanks for all your replies everyone, will put this to the test later tonight.
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Postby mizipzor » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:49 am

I use AutoHotKey to bind another key to act as the middle mouse button when playing on laptop.
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Postby grimvirus » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:39 am

On my Macbook, I just hold ALT and left click (or was it right click?) and it rotates it too ;)
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Re: Rotate objects on Laptop + Sound

Postby echofox » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:10 am

MrCai wrote:Couple of easy things i'm sure some of you will know the answer to (not major gripes, but would find handy)

Does anyone know of a keyboard shortcut whereby I can rotate objects, wasn't using a mouse last night and couldn't think up of a method to assist.

Also, anyone know of a way to alter the volume of the game?


If your a gamer you probably should own an external mouse....
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Re: Rotate objects on Laptop + Sound

Postby Treehugga » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:52 am

echofox wrote:
MrCai wrote:Couple of easy things i'm sure some of you will know the answer to (not major gripes, but would find handy)

Does anyone know of a keyboard shortcut whereby I can rotate objects, wasn't using a mouse last night and couldn't think up of a method to assist.

Also, anyone know of a way to alter the volume of the game?


If your a gamer you probably should own an external mouse....


That's a pretty unfair statement. I play this game, some rts's, and several mmo's on my laptop trackpad. I have a friend who still uses a trackball for first person shooters. A gamer is someone who plays video games. The method doesn't matter.
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Postby Illanair » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:10 am

"trackpad for games"

*cringe* :lol:
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Postby MrCai » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:12 pm

Funny enough I dont take my gaming rig to bed with me, instead elect for the laptop, clearly you guys are more hardcore in such situation :D
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Re: Rotate objects on Laptop + Sound

Postby mizipzor » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:27 pm

echofox wrote:If your a gamer you probably should own an external mouse....


If you're a gamer you should probably know that some games doesn't even support a mouse...
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Postby shyguy2083 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:07 pm

I use Autohotkey and hold the right mouse for middle click.

$RButton::
KeyWait, RButton, T0.5
if ErrorLevel
Mouseclick, middle
else
Mouseclick, right
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