Ok, so after seeing that SE didn't allow us to bind the arrow keys to camera in-game. I began thinking on how I can make this work then....It came to me....all I have to do is remap the keyboard to make IJKL seem like the arrow keys. After researching for a bit I found that it is kinda permanent and requires restarting for every change...I didn't like the idea, so I searched some more and found AutoHotkey a program that allows you to do this by running a script. Well I created a script that remaps keys and can be toggled on or off.
If you are a former FFXI player that use to move and use arrow keys to move camera with one hand like I did you know how annoying it is not to have that in FFXIV.
So thats my story, now onto how to do this.
First download AutoHotkey HERE
After installing AutoHotkey run the script I created provided here >> HERE
Run FFXI to XIV Camera Controls File then Run FFXIV.
How to use:
The key(Insert) is to toggle Camera controls on Arrow keys On or Off.
I've also included the script file its a .ahk you can open/edit with notepad.
If you edit you must recompile to an .exe with Covert .ahk to .exe provided by AutoHotkey when you install it.
EDIT: Forgot to include: If you use inverted controls or different from how I have it set up, you can change it in-game by going to keyboard settings, then clicking on each camera control and pressing delete, this will remove the key bindings for camera and change them around to your liking. Right now its set up as the following
up = k, down = i, right = j, left = l
UPDATE: Now when you open the menu, it will automatically toggle the script off so you can use the menu. In other words the - button from your number pad it will suspend the script.
Now the arrow keys function as the camera and the arrow keys as well. So when your at an NPC shop for example, you will be able to scroll through the items, but the camera will move as well. Keep in mind the button Insert still works to suspend the script.
UPDATE2: Well its been a long time since I updated this but, It's been updated now to work and not target things while moving camera with arrow keys, thanks to Akkisan for that. It's also been updated to resume the script when pressing esc. thanks to shuvo for that.
SE offically said they were actually going to fix this, Here, so this is actually just a temporary fix until SE fixes it.
Fetter for the suggestion to add the - button.
Genkineko for the method to make the arrow keys funtion as camera and keep arrow key functionality.
Akkisan for updating the script
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