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# 11eyedking Sep 2 2007, 20:15 PM
UPDATED!! Grab the newest Gridkeys on page 8!

What follows is a an old post...
-= Presenting Beta Grid Hotkeys =-

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The Grid Hotkey System.

Though I know there are more pressing matters to attend to right now (bugs & balance), I believe that amidst such issues, the concern about hotkeys remains an important one since many players live and die by them.

Even though vCoH was partially benevolent to the grid system (only wire/sandbag building icons were shuffled, but they didn't much bother anyone), CoH OF Beta is a sea of inconsistencies, with a plethora of misplaced icons that don't quite benefit the spirit of a grid hotkey system. Although this problem was present in Warcraft III, the game hotkey engine was very flexible and a quick trip to the CustomKeys.txt file allowed everything to be reconfigured to the player's want. This isn't so with CoH, where hotkey editing is a much more clumsy task, and patching is a real pain to custom key users.

Therefore, I'd like to ask Relic if they could, in the following beta patches, fix these inconsistencies and relocate the default hotkey icon locations in lieu of a more consistent layout smile.gif . I am very sure many other CoH players would be very grateful of a such a change, given the fact that distributing the default icons is probably a painless change to program.

To make some lives easier, I'm including this list of inconsistencies I found (I may not have been very thorough):
  • Build radio button (Sappers have it on F, other soldiers on A)
  • What is common_ability (binded to letter "O")
  • Bren Carrier Self Repair Button (on X instead of S/D)
  • Booby traps buttons (Kettengrad vs. Soldiers)
  • Repair buttons (PE have them on S location instead of D)
  • Camouflage & Hold Fire buttons (camouflage seem misplaced)
  • Luftwaffe ground Build Guns buttons (inconsistent with Sandbags & Wires)
  • Truck Advanced bulding button is on grind place A instead of S
  • Wires & Sandbags buttons (carried over from vCoH)
  • Sapper emplacements buttons
  • Mortar/Howitzer Barrage Types buttons (Royal Artillery Doctrine)
  • Churchill Mortar Barrage (minor consistency: should be on Z instead of X)
Mind you, the hotkey layout I've done, thus, isn't as optimized as it could be. You'll find some hotkeys replaced by the nearest empty (or not) grid icon, so check before using the hotkey of an ability you'd think is in the correct place.

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1eyedking   Opposing Fronts Gridkeys!   Sep 2 2007, 20:15 PM
1eyedking   (obsolete)   Sep 2 2007, 23:27 PM
1eyedking   New version (1.02) out Corrections: Due to some i...   Sep 3 2007, 00:08 AM
AmiPolizeiFunk   Thanks for this. I've been having trouble play...   Sep 4 2007, 07:21 AM
Sternhelden   Excellent job!   Sep 4 2007, 07:42 AM
Vitensby   Good stuff :thumb:   Sep 4 2007, 07:46 AM
1337ff   thanks, I've been waiting for this a long time...   Sep 4 2007, 08:12 AM
mwaf   Thank you! Very much appreciated.   Sep 4 2007, 09:04 AM
Micr0za   Of shortcuts are such a mess, grid ftw but seriou...   Sep 4 2007, 09:11 AM
Bridger   Of shortcuts are such a mess, grid ftw but serio...   Sep 4 2007, 13:56 PM
m1cHi   nice *downloading* :w00t:   Sep 4 2007, 10:13 AM
Micr0za   Maybe we are just used on the version you made Bri...   Sep 4 2007, 17:21 PM
marcusklaas   LOL INDEEED thats what i thought reinforce the hot...   Sep 4 2007, 17:32 PM
hillhome   I just memorize w/e hotkeys the game says are hotk...   Sep 4 2007, 18:50 PM
Ax3   I just memorize w/e hotkeys the game says are hot...   Sep 22 2007, 05:58 AM
Turvok   Relic plz make gridkeys a norm for OF rather then ...   Sep 5 2007, 04:02 AM
Bridger   Relic plz make gridkeys a norm for OF rather then...   Sep 21 2007, 00:16 AM
smpl   Relic plz make gridkeys a norm for OF rather then...   Sep 22 2007, 07:22 AM
CoyoteRys   Relic plz make gridkeys a norm for OF rather then...   Oct 5 2007, 01:44 AM
1eyedking   Hey everyone, it's good to see some people are...   Sep 21 2007, 15:36 PM
Jimmy_Breeze   Will these work with OF now, post-beta?   Sep 25 2007, 21:09 PM
1eyedking   They should, why don't you give 'em a try?...   Sep 26 2007, 16:09 PM
Koops   It works perfectly with the retail OF + latest pat...   Sep 29 2007, 04:10 AM
AmiPolizeiFunk   PAY ATTENTION ZE RELIC!!!   Sep 29 2007, 11:26 AM
Buckwheat   I love grid hotkeys. Thanks for making them! ...   Sep 29 2007, 17:50 PM
Micr0za   Didnt know this works with retail, nice thanks fo...   Sep 29 2007, 18:03 PM
1eyedking   09/29/2007: v1.1 Forward Barracks now...   Sep 29 2007, 18:27 PM
Munin   Thanks! Edit: Found a bug... Both panzergrena...   Sep 29 2007, 22:27 PM
1eyedking   Thanks! Edit: Found a bug... Both panzergren...   Sep 30 2007, 04:03 AM
CoyoteRys   Sorry for the double post, but I have a few questi...   Oct 5 2007, 17:26 PM
AmiPolizeiFunk   just bumping this to remind people who are using t...   Oct 11 2007, 20:07 PM
BlackDuck1   Thank you for doing this work! It should be Re...   Oct 11 2007, 22:25 PM
1eyedking   Thank you for doing this work! It should be R...   Oct 11 2007, 23:57 PM
vodnik   Has anyone actually gotten this to work with the l...   Oct 16 2007, 09:34 AM
1eyedking   Just a reminder to the previously MIA Relic develo...   Oct 18 2007, 01:26 AM
GrungeIsDead   could you explain me how to change these settings?...   Nov 7 2007, 15:20 PM
DeadKennyIsDead   http://wiki.reliccommunity.com/Modding:Com..._Hero...   Nov 7 2007, 15:41 PM
GrungeIsDead   http://wiki.reliccommunity.com/Modding:Com..._Her...   Nov 7 2007, 18:55 PM
Heavy_Guns   I won't leave my R for reinforce and T for ret...   Nov 7 2007, 16:06 PM
1eyedking   Still no response from Relic about the whole hotke...   Nov 7 2007, 22:21 PM
Ununoctium   At least everyone agrees - everything is broken.   Nov 7 2007, 22:36 PM
0ttoSkorzeny   Hey, I am NOT computer savvy, I know I'm gonna...   Dec 1 2007, 19:27 PM
SirComeAlot   Does this still work in 2.201? Cheers   Dec 13 2007, 16:00 PM
AmiPolizeiFunk   it works as good (or poorly, rather) as it ever di...   Dec 13 2007, 17:24 PM
SirComeAlot   Agreed 100% on that one :ok: And dare one say im...   Dec 14 2007, 12:04 PM
LittleRed   I'm left-handed... will I be able to define a ...   Dec 14 2007, 20:11 PM
ArgoNaut_FEAR   Are the Idle Military and infantry keys in here so...   Feb 28 2008, 03:30 AM
ElDiabolo   its "Strg+w" or something just go ingame...   Feb 28 2008, 15:19 PM
bootylactin   What about actually hacking the code that position...   Mar 2 2008, 19:13 PM
ArgoNaut_FEAR   Yeah do it! :heythere: I say Fuck relic on th...   Mar 19 2008, 04:21 AM
[Insert name here]   So I downloaded your gridkeys a while back and tri...   Mar 19 2008, 21:34 PM
decon   Please update the OP so people get the latest vers...   Mar 25 2008, 21:19 PM
citizensoldierx   anyone still use gridkeys? Any updates for them? L...   Apr 6 2008, 22:11 PM
mwaf   Still using, the current verion works fine with th...   Apr 7 2008, 05:33 AM
ChaseArmitage   Any updates on the kettenkrad's hotkey ? Would...   Apr 29 2008, 21:20 PM
ChaseArmitage   [DELETE]   May 2 2008, 00:01 AM
[Insert name here]   The ket shares the same hotkey as the scout car, y...   May 2 2008, 00:41 AM
rush4you   Hi. Nice work on building the hotkeys. I was wonde...   May 2 2008, 01:05 AM
[Insert name here]   http://wiki.reliccommunity.com/Modding:Com..._Hero...   May 2 2008, 05:33 AM
Flak-88   Thanks Works great! No more Ketten spam!   May 3 2008, 15:10 PM
[Insert name here]   Ok, so for once I decided not to be fat and lazy a...   May 6 2008, 05:59 AM
1eyedking   Thanks for keeping this up mate. You seem to be do...   May 6 2008, 06:18 AM
Pte.Wasp   Thaks a lot you two for these ; ) Seriously good ...   May 17 2008, 16:35 PM
Gaco   [Insert name here]'s OFGridKeys3.1.rar is the ...   Jun 10 2008, 10:14 AM
Gaco   I tried applying the instructions of betagrid102.r...   Jun 10 2008, 10:26 AM
Holysm0ke   What about a new version for after the beta or som...   Jun 30 2008, 09:50 AM
blackhawkup   is there anyway to not have the hotkeyd changed so...   Jul 6 2008, 05:47 AM
[Insert name here]   So yeah, if anyone still uses gridkeys, I'll h...   Jul 17 2008, 23:11 PM
ZarRocPL   yeh i use them and will be grateful for updated ve...   Jul 17 2008, 23:20 PM
AmiPolizeiFunk   yeh i use them and will be grateful for updated v...   Jul 20 2008, 15:32 PM
Valo   Thank you! I'll try it out!   Jul 20 2008, 10:06 AM
SirWhale   Are hotkeys essential for intermediate levels and ...   Jul 20 2008, 19:12 PM
DeadKennyIsDead   Nope, just helpful Yep   Jul 21 2008, 11:16 AM
MujZeptu   Help! I just got a fresh install of OF from s...   Sep 20 2008, 18:37 PM
AmiPolizeiFunk   At the top of pg.4 you can find "OFGridKeys3....   Sep 21 2008, 05:24 AM
[Insert name here]   Actually, as far as I know you can patch even with...   Sep 21 2008, 06:58 AM
betterredthandead   Wow, this is truly incredible. So I downloaded th...   Feb 8 2009, 00:46 AM
pingtoft   Wow, this is truly incredible. So I downloaded t...   Feb 9 2009, 00:43 AM
betterredthandead   Should ask - does anyone have some brilliant idea ...   Feb 8 2009, 00:49 AM
AcceptYourDeath   Basically everybody who uses this "fix" ...   Feb 8 2009, 01:52 AM
smrfNabok   nooooooooo dont change meh hotkeys me <3s em   Feb 8 2009, 06:58 AM
Rubytooth   Well Done Very usefull fix I never think that so...   Feb 26 2009, 22:16 PM
betterredthandead   In addition to gridkeys not working... :'(... ...   Mar 30 2009, 18:07 PM
rush4you   Maybe it's not that the game won't allow g...   Mar 30 2009, 18:47 PM
betterredthandead   Unfortunate... I'm really baffled as to why th...   Mar 30 2009, 19:00 PM
SirComeAlot   Man, am I going to be lost without gridkeys! ...   Mar 30 2009, 19:01 PM
[Insert name here]   If the betatest is anything to go by the only thin...   Mar 30 2009, 19:04 PM
betterredthandead   You can't use the old .module, unfortunately. ...   Mar 30 2009, 20:26 PM
SirComeAlot   yeah, tried that and it won't start up indeed   Mar 30 2009, 20:50 PM
AmiPolizeiFunk   Bummer! You guys reverted before you patched, ...   Mar 30 2009, 21:36 PM
[Insert name here]   So yeah little hiccup. I'm appearantly very du...   Mar 30 2009, 21:41 PM
i3lueHorneT   Forgot to revert back to original module before pa...   Mar 30 2009, 21:41 PM
Mindlog   Hope a fixed grid comes out soon, I'm lost wit...   Mar 30 2009, 21:44 PM
daeyeth   It works fine. I don't use gridkeys specifical...   Mar 30 2009, 22:01 PM
SirComeAlot   I patched with mod in place, didn't work (got ...   Mar 30 2009, 22:06 PM
AmiPolizeiFunk   daeyeth is the man. :)   Mar 30 2009, 22:12 PM
daeyeth   Have you been able to play after patching, since y...   Mar 30 2009, 22:54 PM
pingtoft   Our honorable director is correct: the gridkeys wo...   Mar 30 2009, 23:14 PM
Mindlog   That's an easy fix. Thanks for the heads up.   Mar 30 2009, 23:19 PM
betterredthandead   YAY!   Mar 30 2009, 23:20 PM

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