Serious Sam Classics: Revolution

Serious Sam Classics: Revolution

erniem1970 Oct 21, 2016 @ 5:36pm
Use key does not work no matter what key is used
I have researched this issue and nothing seems to wwork for me. I tried changing what key or mouse button is even bound for USE to be used to pull up the Netrsca computer or zoom on scope gun. NOTHING WORKS. Is there a bug that needs to ne fixed or what? I have played Serious Sam since 2001 over and over, and when this Revolution was released, not only did they change the original cheats, the USE does not work anymore. What do I do? I figured out the cheats, although I do not understand why they could not just leave them alone. They were fine the way they were.
Last edited by erniem1970; Oct 21, 2016 @ 5:37pm
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Miss Oct 22, 2016 @ 12:47am 
Have you tried resetting your control scheme to the defaults? I believe the use key is E in that case.
erniem1970 Oct 22, 2016 @ 5:37am 
Nothing works, sorry.
erniem1970 Oct 22, 2016 @ 5:42am 
What I figured out is when I load from the Revolution Serious Sam icon, which has the menus for both first and second encounter and other levels coming out soon, it will not let me invoke the USE key no matter what it is. But when I access the game from the regular icons for First Encounter and Second Encounter, it will let me use the mouse button 2 to invoke the in-game NETRASCA computer or zoom scope on the particular gun. That is a bug that needs to be fixed, because thats the whole point of buying the Early Access beta Revolution. Once I save the game there, I am not able to pull up the same saved games from the regular icons without going back to the Revolution, which is what I want, being this is a polished game under the Revolution.
Miss Oct 22, 2016 @ 5:48am 
You seem to be getting some things confused here. There are 3 different classic games on Steam: Classic FE, Classic SE, and Classic Revolution. These games are not compatible with each other. You can however play both FE and SE levels in Revolution, you don't even need to have the other classic games installed in order to do so.

In the original 2001 classics the "Use" key is a weird combination of "Sniper Zoom/Netricsa/Use", in Revolution we've made that clearer by splitting those controls up and changing the Use key to a more "modern" key: E. This should be the default if you're playing Revolution.

Hope this helps.
Last edited by Miss; Oct 22, 2016 @ 5:49am
erniem1970 Oct 22, 2016 @ 8:33pm 
I am not confused at all. You are misunderstanding me. I loaded predefined settings from the "classic" settings, as this is preferred 2 to 1. I was able to pull up NETRASCA computer by the setting I always used originally on the classic and HD Serious Sam games, the mouse button 2 (right click mouse button). E is the USE key, but I was always used to ONE key for all of the above, and still prefer that. I cannot understand why people change things, when they worked just fine in the past, including the cheats. I had to search on Steam to find out you changed the original ways cheats are activated and entered. Much better before. Anyways I am done here. Solution found. I wish you would change the ability to use F3 in the main menu for cheats as before! And GIVE US THE OPTION TO HIDE THE ON SCREEN CHEAT BOX!
Last edited by erniem1970; Oct 22, 2016 @ 8:55pm
Miss Oct 23, 2016 @ 1:04am 
Ah - we fixed the classic control scheme for the next patch. :)
Rapptor Sep 11, 2019 @ 6:18am 
Did you ever find a solution to this problem? The USE key is not working with at all right now.
alexwtan Mar 29, 2020 @ 4:33am 
Use button still does not work in 2020!
And redefine keys does not works properly: it immediately accept and display some ♥♥♥♥ as new key before I even press anything.
erniem1970 Mar 29, 2020 @ 9:50am 
I uninstalled..i do not think many are even working on this game series anymore...just VR and commercial garbage that does not allow you to even save where you want like SS did!
Vegetan Jan 20, 2021 @ 4:09pm 
I have given up after playing the game for 5 minutes as well - no bind for use key. I literally tested every key on the keyboard.

I uninstalled the game; I don't regret buying it anyway - I had fun playing the pirate version 20 years ago.
puddingtopf Jan 21, 2021 @ 12:57am 
Originally posted by erniem1970:
I uninstalled..i do not think many are even working on this game series anymore...just VR and commercial garbage that does not allow you to even save where you want like SS did!
Nice necro. And why don't you just look at the key bind menu? I don't remember the default keys, but I think it was E, R, F, or Right-click.
What a weird reason to uninstall a game after 5 minutes...
If anyone cares had same issue until I realised what was wrong. Firstly there is no check to stop you defining multiple actions to the same mouse axis so beware. Also messages are seen in the netrasca console so "use" opens the console then use repeatedly highlights the messages that have been stored there. There is no separate msg list that I can tell, the on screen msg is really telling you to open the console so you can see the messages.
Originally posted by rob.dearden:
There is no separate msg list that I can tell
There is a list. It's the whole menu where you read the messages.
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