WarheadX
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2002-11-16T17:25:32Z
Does anyone know.. how to find out of a keyboard can have 3 different keys similtaniously pressed and the keyboard will work

Alot of the keyboards Ive had do not allow more then 2 keys to be pressed at the same time.

Which is a big problem, because for example, in jedi knight 2 you have to press Forward Jump and Left or Right to wallwalk. and as you see that is 3 buttons that have to be responsive at the exact same time.

im looking to buy a cheaper new keyboard that is highly preferably black (to match monitor and surround sound speakers)
but cant tell by looking at them if they will support me being able to press certain key combinations at the same time without beeping or *ucking up like some other keyboards
MikeL_HH
2002-11-17T13:38:30Z
What cheap a$$ keyboard are you using and where did you get it? I've never encountered such a problem before.
Icebane
2002-11-17T18:38:02Z
I have a keyboard l;ike that... Playing NBA Live 2001 you can drive to the basket from the NE to the SW but as soon as you press shoot, NUM LOCK flashes and you run straight ourt of bounds!!! BAH!
^Bad_Boy^
2002-11-17T23:12:54Z
LoL.. Get Natural Keyboard from Microsoft
RudyR1999
2002-11-17T23:32:44Z
Go to CompUSA I bought a IBM keyboard for $10.
larac
2002-11-18T06:32:42Z
All keyboard will allow you to press 3 keys at the same time.
Ctrl Alt Del.............
MikeL_HH
2002-11-18T09:53:11Z
Quote:

Originally posted by larac
All keyboard will allow you to press 3 keys at the same time.
Ctrl Alt Del.............



LoL, thats a good one.

Any Logitech/MS keyboard should be just fine. Never buy no-name input devices......... ever......
WarheadX
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2002-11-18T17:44:15Z
Yea opps I explained this wrong i guess.. it is 3 buttons expressly.. I use a rather odd keyboard setup for playing games but it works really well for me. on alot of keyboards can not press ARROWKEY LEFT/RIGHT ARROWKEY UP AND NUMPAD KEY 0 at the same time(the arrow keys right below delete/end/pagedown/).. this happens with other combinations useing the ARROW KEYS too...

hold down all the arrow keys at the same time and you may get a beep from your comp or no responce from next key presses

yes yes yes if i used W S A D or whatever you can press all those letter keys and such at the same time
WarheadX
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2002-11-18T17:46:00Z
and so far keyboards ive found do this. a Mitsubishi black keyboard i bought for 20$ about a year ago, a HP pavilion keyboard that came with a system about 3 years ago, and Packard bell keyboard from about 5 years ago
[mTo]Proton
2002-11-19T16:16:34Z
my microsoft keyboard beeps at bout 4 or 5 keys. 3 keys is no problem.

i can move forward and left (press w and a) jump and crouch (shift and spacebar) and maybe me talkin on the mic (press q). oh and i could be blowin someone's head off with an k too hehe.
MikeL_HH
2002-11-19T17:56:22Z
If your looking for a new keyboard, pick one of these up. It's cheap, effective and should take more than 3 keys at the same time.
BlacKnight
2002-12-07T02:56:28Z
I got a Logitech Elite keyboard when my other one's Ctrl key died. It's expensive as keyboards go, yes, but it is black, and the scroll wheel on the side of it rocks. You can switch weapons lightning fast with it, just hit it with your pinky. And yes, you can press more than three keys at a time, lol. Worth what it cost, IMO.
larac
2002-12-07T05:25:40Z
I just use cheap MS internet keyboard as in my hands they have a shop life expectancy
MikeL_HH
2002-12-07T14:20:01Z
Cheap MS/Logitech keyboards are great. For keyboards, it's all about the brand and not about cost. You can buy a no-name $100 keyboard with 50 extra "special" buttons and it will break in one day, or buy a $14.99 from Logitech/MS and last you 5 years.