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[Logitech G510] Map macros to G keys possible?Follow

#1 Oct 27 2010 at 1:29 AM Rating: Decent
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The question is pretty much in the title. A friend claims he can map his WoW macros to G keys, and I wonder if I can do the same thing with my FF macros? I know it's a noob questions but until yesterday I had never heard about programmable keyboards.
#2 Oct 27 2010 at 1:35 AM Rating: Good
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Yes you can map macros to G keys on a programmable keyboard.

My G15 techniaally has 18 macro keys (3 banks of 6) that can be programmed to do simple functions (press alt 1 for example) through to running lua script. You would have a hard time creating a fully automated bot using one if it is even possible. All they do is automate keyboard actions, but do not scan memory etc so interacting with the game illegally requires other methods.

You can even get them to fire off multiple actions in game, for example alt 1 wait alt 2 wait alt 3. You really are only limited by your creativity, loads you can do with programmable keyboards.

You can also program repeats, so u can fully automate your playing. For example if u need an ability used every 30 seconds, no problem, you can set the g key to send its function after a delay or to repeat.



Edited, Oct 27th 2010 3:40am by MisterGaribaldi
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#3 Oct 27 2010 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent
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MisterGaribaldi wrote:
Yes you can map macros to G keys on a programmable keyboard.

My G15 techniaally has 18 macro keys (3 banks of 6) that can be programmed to do simple functions (press alt 1 for example) through to running lua script.

You can even get them to fire off multiple actions in game, for example alt 1 wait alt 2 wait alt 3. You really are only limited by your creativity, loads you can do with programmable keyboards.

You can also program repeats, so u can fully automate your playing. For example if u need an ability used every 30 seconds, no problem, you can set the g key to send its function after a delay or to repeat.

Edited, Oct 27th 2010 3:37am by MisterGaribaldi


Sounds awesome! I'm ordering one right away. Does the LCD screen apps thingy support FFXIV yet? I don't think it's listed on Logitech site, but the game is still fairly new.
#4 Oct 27 2010 at 1:46 AM Rating: Excellent
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All Logitech game keyboards work under the same premise, they will run a background utility which let you program any sort of key binds to the G keys, key bindings could be single or multiple (like shortcuts) i.e. Cntrl+1, Cntrl+2, Cntrl+3, etc; to handle FFXIV macros.

But that's not all, those keyboards can also make their own macros for more complex activities (even able to insert delay between the key presses, or hold a key while activating others)

Additionally there is a powerful script language that let you even implement routines, with all sort of conditionals or cycles which actually for a MMORPG may even be borderline into the cheating area.

If you are thinking to purchase something specifically for MMORPG's, I feel G13 is the more flexible of them, since it's the one with most programmable keys, comes with a joystick and can be full operated with only your left hand.

Ken

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Does the LCD screen apps thingy support FFXIV yet? I don't think it's listed on Logitech site, but the game is still fairly new.
Wing developed a tool for Logitech keyboards that you can find in this thread, the only problem is that it displays leve reset time one hour ahead (Open Beta time) but I'm sure it will be eventually updated.

Edited, Oct 27th 2010 7:49am by kenage
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#5 Oct 27 2010 at 1:53 AM Rating: Good
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Aiwen wrote:
MisterGaribaldi wrote:
Yes you can map macros to G keys on a programmable keyboard.

My G15 techniaally has 18 macro keys (3 banks of 6) that can be programmed to do simple functions (press alt 1 for example) through to running lua script.

You can even get them to fire off multiple actions in game, for example alt 1 wait alt 2 wait alt 3. You really are only limited by your creativity, loads you can do with programmable keyboards.

You can also program repeats, so u can fully automate your playing. For example if u need an ability used every 30 seconds, no problem, you can set the g key to send its function after a delay or to repeat.

Edited, Oct 27th 2010 3:37am by MisterGaribaldi


Sounds awesome! I'm ordering one right away. Does the LCD screen apps thingy support FFXIV yet? I don't think it's listed on Logitech site, but the game is still fairly new.



Yes they do :D

http://ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?game=268&mid=1280955385184467457&howmany=50

I use this app and the leve countdown is a great addition. Looking forward to what other additions are made as the game develops
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#6 Oct 27 2010 at 1:57 AM Rating: Decent
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kenage wrote:
All Logitech game keyboards work under the same premise, they will run a background utility which let you program any sort of key binds to the G keys, key bindings could be single or multiple (like shortcuts) i.e. Cntrl+1, Cntrl+2, Cntrl+3, etc; to handle FFXIV macros.

But that's not all, those keyboards can also make their own macros for more complex activities (even able to insert delay between the key presses, or hold a key while activating others)

Additionally there is a powerful script language that let you even implement routines, with all sort of conditionals or cycles which actually for a MMORPG may even be borderline into the cheating area.

If you are thinking to purchase something specifically for MMORPG's, I feel G13 is the more flexible of them, since it's the one with most programmable keys, comes with a joystick and can be full operated with only your left hand.

Ken

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Does the LCD screen apps thingy support FFXIV yet? I don't think it's listed on Logitech site, but the game is still fairly new.
Wing developed a tool for Logitech keyboards that you can find in this thread, the only problem is that it displays leve reset time one hour ahead (Open Beta time) but I'm sure it will be eventually updated.

Edited, Oct 27th 2010 7:49am by kenage


Thanks for the useful info, rate up!

Edited, Oct 27th 2010 4:09am by Aiwen

Edited, Oct 27th 2010 4:11am by Aiwen
#7 Oct 27 2010 at 4:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Using the keys for the first set of Alt or Ctrl Macros works fine Alt+1-0 or Ctrl+1-0. But for anything else, you need to be a bit creative. For example, to have it do /sit, you need to create a macro Space+/+s+i+t+enter, but you can't have it do it too quickly, or it starts not working and stuff. The game doesn't accept / commands instantly like some others out there. Also for macros beyond the first 10 on Ctrl/Alt, you have to tell it to hit Ctrl and hold it, press up or down however many times to get to the proper macro row, then the number. But again too fast and it won't work right. You also have to have it continue to hold the Ctrl/Alt key down til you up/down back to the original row. Can take longer than doing it yourself in most cases.
#8 Sep 04 2012 at 6:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Hello

i know this is an old thread but if anyone is still watching i would appreciate any help

i have a 510 and wondered if its possible to set a single macro key press to simulate keeping the "W" key held down where pressing it again stopped it - i.e. an autorun

instructions would be great and in an ideal world ( pushing my luck maybe ) a macro where hitting M1 ( or G1 ?? ) starts the macro and M1 again OR "W" stops it

if anyone reading this is playing DayZ you'll realise why im asking Smiley: bah

many thanks in advance

cheers
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