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Apr 14, 2006 solarblitz link
I have a MIcrosoft intellimouse, and I want to bind the cw and ccw rotation to buttons 3 and 4 on my mouse (the forward and back buttons in browsers) In the old versions I've just selected cw and ccw and clicked the button, this not work any more, advice please guys.
May 12, 2006 Will Roberts link
Nothing new, I just heard a few new folks asking about saving navroutes, and thought this might help. It's good for saving temporary routes that you may be using multiple times (ex: bulk proc missions)

#### Temp Navroute Load & Save

alias LoadTemp "navroute load temp"
alias SaveTemp "navroute save temp"

bind LoadTemp L
bind SaveTemp S

Pressing the "S" key in-flight saves your route, "L" reloads it. In-station just type /savetemp or /loadtemp.
May 15, 2006 Cunjo link
"alias AnTarg0 "say_group 'Targeting %target%.""

This works now?!? I shall go change my binds at once!
May 16, 2006 Aleksey link
Is there some var which contains your current location? For something like this:

alias report "say_channel 'Pirate activity at %location%'"

What should I replace %location% with so that worked?

And, btw, no one found the way to bind Alt, Shift or Caps Lock?
May 17, 2006 Will Roberts link
Sorry, but the only location var is %sector%, and that just gives a big long number. no use.
And i don't think there's a way to bind Ctrl & Alt. Shift is used for the alphabet (a/A, b/B, etc) so thats a no as well.
May 17, 2006 Aleksey link
Ctrl actually CAN be bound
Jun 09, 2006 Finster link

I would really like to be able to substitue my mousewheel for W and S keys. I've tried changing the basic setup using ESC->config->keyboard but it doesn't work at all.

I've tried writing a "bind" for it, but it seems really quirky. By quirky I mean that if I click the mouse wheel once forward I Accel to max and if I click it once backwards I Accel backward pass 0 and then to max. What I want is it to work like the W and S keys. i.e. one click forward and it raises my accel a little. Is this possible? Anyone have any ideas?

Jun 10, 2006 roguelazer link
/bind MWHEELUP +Accel

doesn't work?
Jun 10, 2006 Finster link
It allows me to make the bind, but does nothing when I move the mousewheel when I am in a ship. I know my mousewheel works with other applications and it works for other functions in game as well. For example I can use it to scroll back the message buffer in the station.

Just curious, but did you try your suggestion yourself?
Jun 10, 2006 MSKanaka link
It won't work because the mousewheel is not like a joystick throttle or a regular keyboard key -- rolling it up once isn't a continuous keypress. it's a single "click".
Jun 10, 2006 Finster link
Well I would have no problem rolling it a bunch of times to accel forward or back. In fact that's what I am looking for. The binds I tried one click and I powered up to max forward or max backward.

If you know how to do the "one-click" version, please let me know.
Jun 12, 2006 Will Roberts link
I tried writing a bind to set /accel, similar to that used by the vari-zoom, but it only gives on/off (like turbo or shoot2).
Jun 13, 2006 Cunjo link
quick question: is there a way to simulate a keypress with a scripted command? or can you only trigger other specific commands?
Jun 20, 2006 Will Roberts link
Not that I've found.. only externals that macro keypresses (i.e. some joysticks are capable)
Jun 27, 2006 cdlaforc link
This thread seems very interesting to me as a noobie. I am however a little confused and since this thread was very, very long and old I was wondering if some of you could post maybe just a good bind for some alternation of shooting or some good tactical binds. Or maybe someone has an idea of another bind that may help me out. I don't mean to be lazy, but it just seems a little overwelming right off the bat.

Jul 10, 2006 Aleksey link
Chris, you'd better visit Binds section on and see what do you need. Most binds from this topic are sorted there.

alias +chainfire "+Shoot1; wait 0.07 '+Shoot2'"
alias -chainfire "+Shoot1 0; +Shoot2 0"
bind LMBUTTON +chainfire

I'll post more on wiki on this subject ;)
Jul 10, 2006 Aleksey link
Hmm are there commands to set weapon groups?
Jul 10, 2006 thebrier link
There are commands to switch among them: Weapon1, Weapon2, Missle1, Missle2, Missile3, Mine1, Mine2--although I think they may have changed a bit with the new grouping system. But, I've never found commands to set them up.

By God I wish there were.
Jul 10, 2006 Aleksey link
Posted chainfiring binds on wiki.

Can someone rewrite this in shorter way:

alias normfire "alias +primaryfire +Shoot2; alias -primaryfire '+Shoot2 0'; alias +secondaryfire +Shoot1; alias -secondaryfire '+Shoot1 0'"

Jul 11, 2006 krazyivan link
Chris, I started with the turbo lock bind on the wiki. It's pretty basic, but it's easier to wrap your brain around and can be changed a bit for experimentation sake.

Finster, I haven't tried it, but I'd expect that you can steal the code from the mousewheel variable zoom and adapt it to have several settings for speed forward and backward (it wouldn't be continuous. You'd have 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and full speed fwd and rev or something.) There are several commands that affect forward velocity: +accelerate, +decelerate, accel and throttle. You could probably make it work with more than one of them...the appendix in the manual gives a decent description of how they work.