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What key to use.....

What key to use.....

Hi gang: OK I'm working my way (slowly) through all the tutorials (Naval Academy) and I came to controlling and dogfighting in aircraft. The tutorial is asking me to press "Mouse Button 3" to zoom. I have a magic mouse and it has only two buttons doesn't it? I tried substituting another key for "Mouse Button 3" but I couldn't quite figure out how to do that. Can anyone help?

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Re: What key to use.....

http://battlestations.eu/components/com_agora/img/members/4/mini_mouse.png

That's the third mouse button. Or Mouse Button 3. Additionally you can change assigning of function Mouse button 3 for something else. Go to Options >>Controls and reasign all instances of Mouse Button 3 for something else. For example: any button on keyboard.

If you want to change the key for any function - simple hover mouse on they key which is assigned and press left mopuse button. Next click any button you want to assign.

http://battlestations.eu/components/com_agora/img/members/4/mini_mouse2.png

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Re: What key to use.....

It sucks that a Mac only has 2 mouse buttons, maybe you could use 'E' as an alternative button?

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Re: What key to use.....

Thanks for the quick response EST_PL - I'm scratching my head here. Do they mean an actual button you can push, or simply the scrolling action of the "Mouse Button 3"? I have a Magic Mouse which does not have a middle wheel, it's touch sensitive instead. I already tried the screen you show, but I will have another try.

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If you are using apples magic mouse on windows maybe try this:
http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2009/11/14588/

I have one on mac and it works fine with Battlestations Midway.
But you may need drivers for windows. Apple supplies them for Bootcamp its dual boot macOSX/Windows and it works there fine but Im not shure mousebutton3 works there. On mac some enhanced drivers are available I use BetterTouchTool.

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RichardI wrote:

Thanks for the quick response EST_PL - I'm scratching my head here. Do they mean an actual button you can push, or simply the scrolling action of the "Mouse Button 3"? I have a Magic Mouse which does not have a middle wheel, it's touch sensitive instead. I already tried the screen you show, but I will have another try.

Rich

Yeah, you can press the middle mouse, i use it for quick reloading in Call of Duty :p

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Re: What key to use.....

Let me try this again. I am playing this game (or, at least I hope to) on an iMac, using a Magic Mouse. I am not playing under Windows. Maybe someone can give me step-by-step instructions on how to substitute a different key for "Mouse Button 3". I have tried every way I can think of in the screen shown by EST_PL. If I can't get by this, I can't play the game at all. Please help.
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On PC, we have that.

1) Click Options
2) Click Controls
3) Click Air (for example)
4) Click  Mouse Button 3 (for example in the line where is Toggle Zoom / AA Mode)
http://battlestations.eu/components/com_agora/img/members/4/mini_mouse2.png
5) Click any other mouse button or press any button on keyboard
6) Click Save

(click = left mouse button pressed once).

Instead of 4 we can also click on Unknown (take a look for screenshot) and assign Alternative key

If this not help you, try to send Private Message (here on bs.eu) to Jovald. He is Mac player too. Maybe he will  be able to help you more...

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Re: What key to use.....

OK, thanks EST_PL. That is what I've been doing and it doesn't work. I think my next step is to send Feral a "bug" report, and I'll do that. My apologies if I sounded a bit ticked.... ah

Thanks again

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RichardI wrote:

I think my next step is to send Feral a "bug" report

I think it's good step, but also try to contact Jovald. Send him PM he will get email notification about your PM. Maybe there is different way for Mac users? Sorry I don't know that, I'm ordinary PC user ab

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Re: What key to use.....

Same menu structure on mac version. Just dont forget to save.
If you are trying to assign button3 to some function you might need to define it first with something like "BetterTouchTool" I use that and mouseButton3 works fine.

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Re: What key to use.....

Thanks all for your advice. I was wanting to assign just a keyboard key, like "z" for instance, and that would not work. I don't know about BetterTouchTool, but it's way too complicated for me anyway. I want something that that works only in the game. I sent a message to tech support and they are looking into it. I was doing the re-assigning correctly and it should have worked but it didn't, so it needs to be fixed anyway. I'll let you know how this all works out.  ag

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OK gang here's the bottom line. The guy at Feral support (Gerard) said he couldn't figure out why the key swapping was not working - unless I had a joystick connected at the time. Who knew? Of course I have a joystick connected - nothing said I shouldn't and my joystick (CH Fighterstick USB) is not supported by the game anyway...
Bottom line - I disconnected my joystick and voila! It worked - problem solved. Good grief. Is my face red?  ah

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Heh such things happen to me all the time ag
Nice to see your problem is solved ab

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