Dyson Sphere Program

Dyson Sphere Program

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Konrad Feb 10, 2021 @ 5:19am
Rebinding keys is not the same as rebinding MOST keys (Hard-bound 'E'-key)
I have waited to play this game because i'm using a different key binding screme than the normal WASD.

Because of that, I was very excited to see that rebinding of keys was now available.
Howerever I am now very disapointed to learn that you can only rebind about 90% of they keys. The last 10% are still locked and cannot be used for other actions.

I can understand if there was some special keys that where locked (like ctrl or esc) but one of the keys that are still locked is the 'E' key.
This ruins the whole point of being abel to bebind keys, as you can no longer use a custom keybinding sceme and only change indiviual actions.

PLEASE fix this so all (standard) keys can be rebound, so i can play the game!
I've been waiting a long time to try this game and really looking forward to it!
Last edited by Konrad; Dec 22, 2021 @ 1:05am
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TyrannisUmbra Feb 10, 2021 @ 7:49am 
Another ESDF person here seconding this. Please remove the restriction on all normal keys!
Konrad Feb 10, 2021 @ 3:50pm 
Originally posted by TyrannisUmbra:
Another ESDF person here seconding this. Please remove the restriction on all normal keys!
Indeed!. ESDF is the only way to roll!
quaixor Feb 10, 2021 @ 4:02pm 
Just tried to rebind my keys to ESDF and had the same issue.
WorldofZAP Feb 10, 2021 @ 5:07pm 
I am another person who as a touch typist and find it much comfortable and natural to have my fingers on the home row. Please let us customize all keys.
area Jun 3, 2021 @ 11:39pm 
Same here. Eagerly bought the game, but refunded when I was unable to bind to ESDF. I use an ergonomic keyboard so any other binding is quite uncomfortable.

If this were fixed, I would instantly repurchase.
Asgardi Jul 2, 2021 @ 4:18pm 
Late to the conversation. Same here, need to rebind the E key on a DVORAK KB.
melissa Jul 2, 2021 @ 6:03pm 
I'm annoyed because I use the mouse with my left hand and always re-bind the keys so I use either the number pad or arrows for movement. I have not gotten very far in the game because I'm fussing with trying to find a setup that works for me, but the fact all the keys I need to use are bound to SO MANY functions is making it impossible. I basically can't find four in a cluster that are free to use and it won't allow an override unless I go manually change all the others which ARGH. I'm really frustrated and feel like I'm just not going to be able to play.

Not to mention relying on the middle mouse button makes me want to throw things.
afetogbo Jul 12, 2021 @ 7:03am 
waiting for esdf to be viable to repurchase game looks great and I heard it was great but i need rebind e key to play
WantOn Jul 21, 2021 @ 3:42pm 
Is there any workaround for this? Seems utterly crazy to arbitrarily decide the E key can't be rebound.
Konrad Jul 21, 2021 @ 6:29pm 
If you REALLY want a workaround, you could use something like Auto Hotkey to handle the keychange before your input hits the game, but i havent found any "in-game" fix, and is still waiting for an update ½ year after i started this thread :)
jamiechi Jul 23, 2021 @ 2:11am 
I also use AutoHotkey. And a programmable macro keypad. I prefer the arrow keys for movement as IBM who made the original 104 key keyboard intended.
AnotherAgnostic Jul 26, 2021 @ 7:18pm 
Originally posted by Konrad:
If you REALLY want a workaround, you could use something like Auto Hotkey to handle the keychange before your input hits the game, but i havent found any "in-game" fix, and is still waiting for an update ½ year after i started this thread :)
We shouldn't have to go through the BS of using Auto Hotkey since it's monumentally stupid to lock out the 'E' key for rebinding. Anyone that uses a Kinesis Keyboard or similar use the 'E' key to move forward.
Xilo The Odd Jul 26, 2021 @ 10:24pm 
1. never heard of a kinesis keyboard, like ever.

2. sorry but just expecting things to be made the way you want to suit your needs without putting much effort into it on your end is kinda selfish. i myself have a razer keyboard i enjoy and has lasted me almost 10 years now, and the software razer has for it allows me to make any key into anything. i could literally rebind my entire keyboard to be backwards if i desired. imagine, qwerty becomes poiuyt, up becomes left and left becomes ~ and insert becomes a macro key that makes a inuendo joke pop up.

point is, if you dont like the solutions presented, its a user adaptability problem. auto hot key is not the sole copyright holder to macro and key rebinding software. its just the popular choice.
Grumpus Jul 26, 2021 @ 11:28pm 
I would like to give my agreement as well; please implement this!

*****Also, for anyone who reads this, I would suggest sending in this request via their google feedback form as well. Maybe if enough of us do so, they will actually fix this:

https://forms.gle/RNfPBA7nDsVsse176
Konrad Jul 27, 2021 @ 1:25am 
Originally posted by Xilo The Odd:
..2. sorry but just expecting things to be made the way you want to suit your needs without putting much effort into it on your end is kinda selfish...
I really do agree with you on this. And if it was any of the special keys on the keyboard that was locked, i would be anoyed, but would not have complained about it.
Even the games that are too indy to even create rebindable controls in their game, i don't mind too much, because there is a reason for it.

However i do think it's resonable to to expected that IF you create the possibillity to rebind keys, then you can rebind ALL normal A-Z keys on your keyboard. Anything bellow that is lazyness from the developers and is a fair reason to complain.
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Date Posted: Feb 10, 2021 @ 5:19am
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