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Is there a quick weapon switch?

breadtruck

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Kinda like in HL2 and other Valve games, is there a setting to "turn on" to auto switch weapons when using the scroll wheel, rather than navigating the weapon menu? I like the instant gratification of weapon changes when I move the wheel. I dont really ever use the number keys to switch either.

I did not see an option in any of the settings. So if not, is it possible to add later on?
 

RedDemon

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Yeah i was wondering the same thing, kinda hard to switch to the right weapon you want when your being surrounded by specimens and don't have enough time
 

zYnthetic

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Numbers will switch between different classes of weapons. For instance, 1 is for melee weapons and pressing it would select your best melee weapon. Pressing it again would select the next best and so on. If you just have a knife that's what it would select.
2- "secondary weapons" (handguns)
3- "primary weapons" (rifles)
4- "specialty weapons" (the big guns)
5- "tools" (med/welder)

These are just the defaults though. You can reassign them in control settings.
 
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[UIT] Akame

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My own personal hell
Kinda like in HL2 and other Valve games, is there a setting to "turn on" to auto switch weapons when using the scroll wheel, rather than navigating the weapon menu? I like the instant gratification of weapon changes when I move the wheel. I dont really ever use the number keys to switch either.

I did not see an option in any of the settings. So if not, is it possible to add later on?
Their system should cut down the time for weapon switches because the switch never happens until you click. You can also hold over a weapon while your knife is out to run.
I use the scroll wheel plus some bindings for specific weapons (like knife).
 

Doyora

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Kinda like in HL2 and other Valve games, is there a setting to "turn on" to auto switch weapons when using the scroll wheel, rather than navigating the weapon menu? I like the instant gratification of weapon changes when I move the wheel. I dont really ever use the number keys to switch either.

I did not see an option in any of the settings. So if not, is it possible to add later on?
seconding this request.

I can't do what zynthetic suggests because I use the arrow keys :/
 

Dante

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May 3, 2009
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Depends what type of keyboard you have.
Mine is defaulted to "\" (hold shift to get "|")
The key to the left of "Z" to the right of "Shift"

So yes there is quick switch, auto enabled to a key.
 

Zetsumei

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its possible to bind a key to a single weapon. For that look a bit on ut2k4 binding. I dont know the names of the weaponry by hearth but you should be able to find out by opening configuration files.
 

Kiytan

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you can also assign a key to use last weapon, which is very handy. please note: THIS IS NOT SET TO Q BY DEFAULT (which is default in all source games, so you sort of get used to it after a while)

Several times i medicated myself by accident ><
 

Crunch28

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Well I guess it'd make sense if you were left handed, otherwise I dont get it, whatever, each to their own I guess.
I'm left handed and I don't use the arrows. I used to use the arrows when I played back in the day but now asdw works a lot better and i got used to it.
 

Mkilbride2599

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I learned to play this way (original UT), and it makes more sense to me than the WSAD keys.

I can't use arrow keys at all. I'm a right handed, so maybe that's why, I need my right hand for my mouse, and my left hand makes WASD feel perfect. Arrow Keys just feel so un-natural to me now, after all these years. Even playing older games with them feels very odd.
 

fiftyone

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I am right handed, my mouse is in my left hand, it has more buttons than I have fingers.
Buggered if I can get this game to Dolphin Dive, gawd dammit :D.

I am the fifth of the four arrow key users...
 

breadtruck

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I guess Im stuck with the menu for now. Ive never been a fan of using the number keys to switch guns. Always done it via the mouse's scroll wheel.
 

IceShade

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I learned to play this way (original UT), and it makes more sense to me than the WSAD keys.
Same here, I learned to play with the arrows key while playing UT'99. However, I have since then seen the light of WASD and adapted to that. For some reason it just became clumsy to use the mouse so close to the keyboard.

In any case, I'd love to see a quick weapon switch thing, or at least seperate the welder from the syringe (and yes, I know they're both tools so they're both under Tools).
 

schottt17

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May 21, 2009
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binding quick weapon switching

binding quick weapon switching

Before trying this, you may want to back up your user.ini.

Scroll down past the aliases to the key board key bindings. Most like you will use the mouse scroll up or down.

Next you can enter the following for MouseWheelUp. This will allow you to switch between your weapon set 4, 3 and 2. (Note: It will only select your top 2 weapons in the order you have them. Here I have your special weapon (Hunting shotgun, LAW, Crossbow) as the first set selected, then the primary weapons as the second selection. If you only have a special weapon or a primary weapon, the the second weapon selected would be your pistol.)

MouseWheelUp=PipedSwitchWeapon 4|PipedSwitchWeapon 3|PipedSwitchWeapon 2

Code for more than one on each weapon set. (This will switch between two specials, primary's or pistols depending on what's in your inventory.)

MouseWheelUp=PipedSwitchWeapon 4|PipedSwitchWeapon 4|PipedSwitchWeapon 3|PipedSwitchWeapon 3|PipedSwitchWeapon 2|PipedSwitchWeapon 2

Since you can only select between two weapons using this code, you could use MouseWheelUp for your big weapons and MouseWheelDown as your small weapons like 9mm and handcannon.

MouseWheelUp=PipedSwitchWeapon 4|PipedSwitchWeapon 4|PipedSwitchWeapon 3|PipedSwitchWeapon 3
MouseWheelDown=PipedSwitchWeapon 2|PipedSwitchWeapon 2

Pros:
Easy weapon switch with minimal button steps.
Cons:
If your weapon is empty, it will still switch to that weapon.
You still need buttons for weapon set 1, melee and tools, medic syringe and welder.
Other comments:
If you want to switch through all weapon sets, I would guess you will have to script some aliases to do that.