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Thread: Key presses in game not working.

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    Default Key presses in game not working.

    I finished a game. It works perfectly fine on my computer.

    Sent it to a friend. On his computer, for some reason, one of the keys that are used to play doesn't work inside the game. (It works in any other context, like a web browser).

    He tried pushing this key with no other keys held. Still didn't work. So it's not a 'key combination' issue.

    We both use Windows and the most updated JRE version.

    The key that doesn't work on his computer, is: ; (semicolon)

    What could it be? This is really weird. Thanks


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    Default Re: Key presses in game not working.

    Agreed, and it's difficult (if not impossible) to suggest a solution to a problem that exists only in a specific scenario that we can't duplicate. Is there something unique about your friend's hardware? A special keyboard of that uses a special driver? What is the one key that is not working? (it's odd you didn't mention that.)

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    Default Re: Key presses in game not working.

    The key is the semicolon: ;

    I can't change the keys know, because it took me time just to find key combinations that most of the time aren't problematic (this game involves two players holding keys on the keyboard for long periods of time, so a lot of key combinations didn't work.)

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Key presses in game not working.

    I was curious about the key, wondering if it could be hardware dependent. The semi-colon should be consistent across all hardware and OS configurations.

    You've mentioned that keys are pressed in combination and held for long periods of time. The behavior of key combinations, key repeats when held down, and key repeat rates can vary widely from system to system and can usually be modified by the user. You might investigate this area and see if the settings for these things on your friend's machine are significantly different than on yours.

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