Bug 200202 - broken keyboard mapping
broken keyboard mapping
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sturmbahnfahrer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Hans de Goede
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2006-07-26 02:45 EDT by Ralf Corsepius
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-26 03:28:28 EDT
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Description Ralf Corsepius 2006-07-26 02:45:13 EDT
Description of problem:
As mention during the package review in

The "Examine keyboard controls" page says:
'Steer left  less than'
'Steer right greater than'
I found "left/right" on "," rsp. "." (German "qwertz" keyboard)

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Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2006-07-26 03:28:28 EDT
Version 1.1-3, should show up on a mirror near you soon.
This version has the following changes which should fix this:
* Wed Jul 26 2006 Hans de Goede <j.w.r.degoede@hhs.nl> 1.1-3
- Added a patch to call the left and right keys COMMA and POINT instead of
  LESSTHEN and GREATERTHEN, so that the text is correct for non qwerty
  keyboards too. And add a binding for normal brake to the Y key for more
  convenient controls with a German (QWERTZ) keyboard.
  Upstream has been notified that the current hardcoded keys are awkward
  with non qwerty keyboards so that upstream can create a proper fix.
Comment 2 Ralf Corsepius 2006-07-26 03:34:53 EDT
Hmm, this sounds like an ugly hack to me?

Doesn't the toolkit stormbahnfahrer applies (SDL?) provide proper keyboard
mapping routines?
Comment 3 Hans de Goede 2006-07-26 03:45:14 EDT
sturmbahnfahrer uses plib. And the code actually checks for ',' and '.' so the
new help text is correct. With regards to adding the Y binding that is because
the Y is on QWERTZ where the Z is on QWERTY. The problem is not as much keyboard
mapping which plib does fine AFAIK, the problem is that its best to use keys at
a certain location instead of keys with a certain symbol.

Comment 4 Bram Stolk 2006-07-26 12:52:03 EDT
The next version of sturmbahnfahrer will come with configurable key controls.
I never liked the in-game "change controls" options, so I will opt for a 
config file or something. (env var even?)

Also, I will make sure that in addition to configured keys, the 
cursor keys will work as well.


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