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Play the game with non-QWERTY keyboard layouts
By Zr40
If you use a different keyboard layout than QWERTY, Antichamber still expects the keys labeled W, A, S and D to be used. This guide shows you how to change this for your own keyboard layout.
Hello, non-QWERTY gamer!
You've probably come here because you've been frustrated by Antichamber looking for the W, A, S, D keys instead of the physical keys at their QWERTY positions. Or perhaps you want to use entirely different keys. This guide will show you how to configure Antichamber's key bindings to support your keyboard.
First, locate the game folder
The location of the game folder can be different for you, but fortunately Steam makes this easy. In Steam, right-click Antichamber and open Properties. Under Local Files, press Browse Local Files.

You should now see the game folder. Navigate to UDKGame\Config\ and open UDKInput.ini in Notepad. If you're a Linux user, open DefaultInput.ini instead.
On to the bindings!
Now you're looking at Antichamber's input configuration file. If it looks like the screenshot to the right, then you've got the correct file!

Now onward towards the bindings we're looking for. Search for the following text:

You've found it if you now see four lines starting like this:
Bindings=(Name="W",Command="GBA_MoveForward", Bindings=(Name="S",Command="GBA_Backward", Bindings=(Name="A",Command="GBA_StrafeLeft", Bindings=(Name="D",Command="GBA_StrafeRight",
There's some Control=False stuff to the right of each of these, but that's not important to show here.

Now, you need to replace these key names with the appropriate names for your keyboard. For example, if you're using AZERTY you would replace Name="W" with Name="Z" and Name="A" with Name="Q".

Here's a table showing all replacements you need to do.

Original (QWERTY)
Arrow keys

If you want to use non-letter keys, use this list[] to find the name needed for that key.

That's it! Save the file and enjoy Antichamber!
Undoing your changes
If you want to undo your changes or correct a mistake, you can let Steam restore all modified Antichamber files.

In Steam, right-click Antichamber and open Properties. Under Local Files, press Verify integrity of game cache. Steam will then replace all files that have been modified with their original versions.
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Serial Feb 25, 2018 @ 9:30am 
Thank you :) That's just a shame they don't detect non-QWERTY keyboards and it's so complex to customize the keys
Simon Bradford Jul 13, 2017 @ 2:13pm 
Thanks, good job man
Owen908 Jul 11, 2017 @ 8:11pm 
Thanks. The middle mouse button doesn't work on my mouse, so I had to rebind it.
ElHippieSupremo Dec 25, 2015 @ 4:57am 
How would one go about mapping these to an xbox 360 controller?
ShadowPhoen1x Sep 23, 2015 @ 5:13pm 
Dvorak FTW
ceridwenb Sep 3, 2015 @ 10:46pm 
I am not clear how this returns the keyboard to default settings....
schwarzie2478 Sep 3, 2015 @ 11:48am 
I solved this as follows, in de language bar settings, I set a shortcut for the english keyboard layout ( in my case: ctrl - 1 ) when the game has started, i push this shortcut and this game runs QWERTY. This is usefull for all games
ceridwenb Sep 2, 2015 @ 9:49pm 
This worked great for a while.... my escape key is being temperamental about when it will work. I changed it to "Q" but I kept hitting it by accident when trying to move forward=frustration. So I went back and thought I had changed it. now I no longer can return to the main screen. I let Steam restore my modified files (Verify Integrity of Game Cache) to no avail. Help please.
SnAk3 Jun 10, 2015 @ 12:56am 
Thank you :-)
Light Warrior Mar 12, 2015 @ 6:17pm 
I can't get this to work when I use a non-letter key for moving forward. What should I do to program the right mouse button to move forward?