Character dump on Mac OSX


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Abyss Ambulator

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Post Friday, 22nd April 2011, 14:27

Character dump on Mac OSX

So, the key for a character dump is # - which is normally shift-3 - but my Apple keyboard does not have this key.

The standard way to get # on a Mac is alt-3, which works in this post as you can see - but if I try this in Crawl I get the message "key_to_command():CMD_NO_CMD (965:114) wrong for desired context".

So what is the method for getting a character dump on a Mac?

Edit never mind: if I open the same game with tiles, I can do it with the button. :roll: :oops:
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Snake Sneak

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Post Monday, 25th April 2011, 21:25

Re: Character dump on Mac OSX

I've had this problem before too, using a Mac keyboard in Linux. It would be handy if we could bind this command to a key of our choosing.

Mines Malingerer

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Post Monday, 25th April 2011, 23:24

Re: Character dump on Mac OSX

You can rebind it by putting something like this in your .crawlrc:

  Code:
bindkey = [C] CMD_CHARACTER_DUMP

where C is the key you want. You can specify ctrl with ^ as well, (so [^C] for ctrl-C). I think the key is case-sensitive but I'm not sure.

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Post Friday, 27th May 2011, 21:28

Re: Character dump on Mac OSX

I had the same issue with the [{]. No inscription for me :(

On my Mac keyboard, it's supposed to be Alt + 8, same error message.
Seems like a whole bunch of keys is affected by the different layout.

Abyss Ambulator

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Post Saturday, 28th May 2011, 15:05

Re: Character dump on Mac OSX

I think it's something in Mac OSX rather than a problem with the keyboard - connecting a standard USB keyboard with the normal Windows layout to my Mac produced the same problems as the Apple keyboard.

Mines Malingerer

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Post Saturday, 28th May 2011, 16:42

Re: Character dump on Mac OSX

Well, just to avoid over-generalizations in this thread, I've been playing on a Mac (two different Macs, actually, both with OSX) for months and my keys work fine. # is Shift-3 for me, { is Shift-[. No idea what kind of mac has alt-3 for # and alt-8 for {.

I know that doesn't help anyone here, but I didn't want the devs to look at this and think all macs had this problem.

Abyss Ambulator

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Post Sunday, 29th May 2011, 10:27

Re: Character dump on Mac OSX

sxoz wrote:Well, just to avoid over-generalizations in this thread, I've been playing on a Mac (two different Macs, actually, both with OSX) for months and my keys work fine. # is Shift-3 for me, { is Shift-[. No idea what kind of mac has alt-3 for # and alt-8 for {.

I know that doesn't help anyone here, but I didn't want the devs to look at this and think all macs had this problem.


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Of course. It's because I have a UK keyboard where shift-3 is £. Changing the keyboard option to US gives me # on shift-3.

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