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Old 08-08-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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Default need Dosbox keyboard autofire

When the -space- key has to be pressed repeatedly as fast as possible, does Doxbox come with a feature which can do this, like some autofire?

Xenon 2 megablast requires me to hammer on a certain key like 10x per second, and I wondered if there was a trick. I looked at the joystick options and it has an autofire there, but I couldnt trick it to accept the -shift- key as a joystick button, rebind the joystick again to -space- to somehow make it autofire as long as the -shift- key is pressed.

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Old 08-08-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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I get what you mean Wicky, but never had to use it, not that I play in DOSBox anymore. I'm sure you'll find someone who'll help you. Just keeping your thread alive.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
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There's no such feature to my knowledge.
But you can do it the other way round: Get an USB joystick or gamepad with autofire and map its' buttons to the keyboard controls.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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You could use another software to do the trick.

On Windows I'd use Autohotkey with a script something like this:
Code:
$Space::
 While GetKeyState("Space","p"){
  Send {Space}
  Sleep 10
 }
return
I think IronAHK can be run on Linux and Mac and it can use the same scripts as Autohotkey.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:38 AM   #5
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@Zirkoni
Thanks a lot. Wow, this is freaking fantastic. The cannon in Xenon2 goes off like a machinegun with this script.



Thank you very much dude, just what I've been looking for
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:23 PM   #6
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Link to AutoHotkey: http://www.autohotkey.com/
http://download.cnet.com/AutoHotkey-...-10279446.html

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