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c172p how to reassign keys - keyboard

Postby lisak.petrik » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:19 pm

I'm trying to reassign rudder control for c172p.
I created custom keyboard.xml, also I modified the package file: /usr/share/games/flightgear/keyboard.xml.

As the aircraft may rewrite the keys I tried to modify also:
/usr/share/games/flightgear/Aircraft/c172p/c172p-keyboard.xml

I'm trying to add:


<key n="97">
<name>a</name>
<desc>Move rudder left</desc>
<repeatable type="bool">true</repeatable>
<binding>
<command>property-adjust</command>
<property>/controls/flight/rudder</property>
<step type="double">-0.05</step>
</binding>
</key>

<key n="100">
<name>d</name>
<desc>Move rudder right</desc>
<repeatable type="bool">true</repeatable>
<binding>
<command>property-adjust</command>
<property>/controls/flight/rudder</property>
<step type="double">0.05</step>
</binding>
</key>


The above works well for other airplanes, but not for c172p. Even the above keys are not in collision with c172p build-in keys, my mapping gets overwritten by airplane itself...

Any ideas how to change binding for c172p?

I'm on latest flightgear 2018. I went through lot of forums already, but they seems to be outdated.
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Re: c172p how to reassign keys - keyboard

Postby wkitty42 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:27 pm

can you not change those in the craft's file where they are set? if you set them there as you indicate you attempt to do, then they should be OK unless they are assigned somewhere else... is it possible that your assignments won't work with other craft that employ the walker character avatar for the pilot? i thin kthe WASD keys are used to move the walker around...
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Re: c172p how to reassign keys - keyboard

Postby lisak.petrik » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:03 pm

Ok I tried to move the key mapping to "q" and "e" and it works well...so you are right, it seems that WASD is not free to be used. Thanks a lot!
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Re: c172p how to reassign keys - keyboard

Postby wkitty42 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:23 pm

yes, you'd have to check the walker code to see what keys it uses... any aircraft that uses the walker will also have this problem... some craft use the default walker code while others have copied it to the craft directory in an attempt to clean it up and make it better...
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Re: c172p how to reassign keys - keyboard

Postby wlbragg » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:52 pm

I don't think it would be impossible to use nasal in the bindings and be selective as to what is bound based on if /walker = true is valid.
In other words change the bindings on the fly depending if walker is visible.
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