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Old 08-08-09, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default Finally. Walk/Run without a seperate button or analogue controller

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I have been waiting for this, the ability to walk/run just by pushing harder.

Sure not everyone will like this, but think how faster it would be to avoid fire to break into a sprint without getting that pinky to the shift key. Or slow to a sneak in the same manner.

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Old 08-08-09, 09:54 PM   #2
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edit: All it takes apparently buckling dome with a flexible membrane that you need to force to collapse creating all sort so pressure and release. Christ I do this all the time why didnt i think of this.

edit2: With some a 2 pressure granularity, you can effectively double the amount of key gesures, or get rid of the need for Shift & Caps Lock for regular typing. Or you could program it so that pressing it forcefully would change the color of your font, or automatically hyperlink an address. All sorts of cool apps for this. Why did no one think of this? Wow.
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Thats pretty cool since it could be used in more than just gaming.
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Old 08-08-09, 10:07 PM   #4
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Playstation has pressure sensitive buttons and works for crap. Damn fingers get tired too quickly since you have to press so hard often times. I don't see this keyboard catching on at all.
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Old 08-08-09, 10:13 PM   #5
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Default Re: Finally. Walk/Run without a seperate button or analogue controller

That's true, Xbox and PS have both had pressure sensitive buttons for sometime now. It's true, doesn't work that well. In fact few games seem to really use it.

I remember one game, a light press you draw and aim, a hard press would shoot. Damn, what game was that?

Still, if it does work for keyboards, why not. Besides, not everyone is as weak and feeble as you Destroy :: I can go hard all day and all night sweet suzie.
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That's true, Xbox and PS have both had pressure sensitive buttons for sometime now. It's true, doesn't work that well. In fact few games seem to really use it.

I remember one game, a light press you draw and aim, a hard press would shoot. Damn, what game was that?

Still, if it does work for keyboards, why not. Besides, not everyone is as weak and feeble as you Destroy :: I can go hard all day and all night sweet suzie.
what?! xbox 360 AYXB buttons are not pressure sensitive I know the ps3 buttons are because they got used in games like MGS4
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Pressure sensitive face buttons are crap... I think Wipeout HD on PS3 uses it, and I have to hold that freaking X button in like it slept with my girl and I hate it.
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Only the playstation controller (PS2 and PS3) have X/Triangle/Square/Circle buttons as pressure sensitive. It works alright sometimes, but sometimes it's also annoying because you end pushing it too hard.
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Thats pretty cool since it could be used in more than just gaming.
how?

press soft for lower case, press hard for upper case?
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what?! xbox 360 AYXB buttons are not pressure sensitive I know the ps3 buttons are because they got used in games like MGS4
only thing "pressure sensetive" on RROD_Box controller is the triggers, but those are on separate axis, so really not same tech.
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what?! xbox 360 AYXB buttons are not pressure sensitive I know the ps3 buttons are because they got used in games like MGS4
They are, even the orginal xbox had them. Only games I know of that made use of them was the Dead or Alive series (including Volley Ball not including 3) there is an option to use analogue controls. It was pretty crap IMHO and far easier with it off.
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how?

press soft for lower case, press hard for upper case?
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