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#1 Sep 14 2013 at 5:19 PM Rating: Good
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I play on PS3 with mainly a controller but I have a keyboard hooked up as well. I have figured out how to hotbar macros to my controller set, but I can't figure out how to use them off of the keyboard. Back in my FFXI days it was just a matter of hitting the corresponding F button but that doesn't seem to work as things stand now.

Can someone please tell me if I can use macros off of a keyboard, and if so, how?

Sorry if there's an FAQ on this somewhere. I've googled it a few times and can keep finding info on how to make macros, but not how to trigger them.

Thanks a lot!

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#2 Sep 21 2013 at 10:50 PM Rating: Good
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Forgive me for bumping but I still can't figure this out for the life of me.

I can make macros easy enough. I can attach them to my hotbar no problem. I can find the keybind menu and adjust prompts for keybinds. But I can't find a way to keybind my macros. Is it possible on the ps3? Is there something ridiculously obvious I am overlooking?

I'm not quite at the point where I need to use the keyboard for battles yet (lvl 26 gld) but soon enough I'll be flipping through hotbar pages and I'd much rather have a few set to my keyboard.
#3 Sep 22 2013 at 3:49 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm pretty sure you cannot keybind Macro's directly.

The only way to do this is to use a Hotbar and Keybind the Hotbar button.

Luckily there's 12 or so hotbars you can use for this (and you dont even have to display them)

Edited, Sep 22nd 2013 12:11pm by KojiroSoma
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#4 Sep 22 2013 at 10:06 AM Rating: Good
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Hmm. Okay. I guess that will have to do.

Thanks for the response, KojiroSoma.
#5 Sep 22 2013 at 9:55 PM Rating: Default
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You can set up macros and bind them to your hotbar. Create your macro by going into your menu. I made mine for funny effects and such. You can do yours for whatever. Here's mine.

/p <se.5> LERROOOOOOY JEEEENKIIINS

You place that in the text line and the set it up on your hotbar. You can the fire it from your controller via hotbar.
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#6 Sep 23 2013 at 4:21 PM Rating: Good
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There two things you can do and neither of them are what you want to do.

No you cannot display PC hotbars on screen on PS3.

You can set a keybind for the controller L2 and R2 buttons. Then with some Keybinds for the rest of controller buttons you can use your abilities by pressing a two-button combo.

Also, you can set you Cross-bar to "Toggle". Now the cross bar will stay active and you can keybind controller buttons to set off abilities directly with one press. Toggle takes some getting used to.

Edited, Sep 23rd 2013 6:22pm by Gnu
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Gnu wrote:
There two things you can do and neither of them are what you want to do.

No you cannot display PC hotbars on screen on PS3.

You can set a keybind for the controller L2 and R2 buttons. Then with some Keybinds for the rest of controller buttons you can use your abilities by pressing a two-button combo.

Also, you can set you Cross-bar to "Toggle". Now the cross bar will stay active and you can keybind controller buttons to set off abilities directly with one press. Toggle takes some getting used to.

Edited, Sep 23rd 2013 6:22pm by Gnu


Fair enough. Thank you for the advice. I hadn't really thought about keybinding to the L2 or R2 for added options.

Ultimately I think I'm just going to have to combine abilities on macros. For instance, combine foresight and rampart with some /wait 90 commands in between.

Partly disappointed that I can't set macros to my keyboard, but also partly glad that I wasn't overlooking something obvious in r menu.
#8 Sep 24 2013 at 9:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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PowerTaru wrote:
Gnu wrote:
There two things you can do and neither of them are what you want to do.

No you cannot display PC hotbars on screen on PS3.

You can set a keybind for the controller L2 and R2 buttons. Then with some Keybinds for the rest of controller buttons you can use your abilities by pressing a two-button combo.

Also, you can set you Cross-bar to "Toggle". Now the cross bar will stay active and you can keybind controller buttons to set off abilities directly with one press. Toggle takes some getting used to.

Edited, Sep 23rd 2013 6:22pm by Gnu


Fair enough. Thank you for the advice. I hadn't really thought about keybinding to the L2 or R2 for added options.

Ultimately I think I'm just going to have to combine abilities on macros. For instance, combine foresight and rampart with some /wait 90 commands in between.

Partly disappointed that I can't set macros to my keyboard, but also partly glad that I wasn't overlooking something obvious in r menu.


You can make a macro without wait times and just spam it when it is full of Abilities with Cooldowns. Because of the cooldown, the ability will become inactive and it will check for the next one on the list:

/macroicon "Foresight"
/ac "Foresight" <me>
/ac "Rampart" <me>

This will display as Foresight. THe first press will make Foresight go off, and hitting it twice will make Rampart go off. If you are tanking this one may be even better:

/macroicon "Cure"
/ac "Foresight" <me>
/ac "Rampart" <me>
/ac "Second Wind" <me>
/ac "Cure" <me>

So this one you can just spam whenever you are getting hit. It will pop off you DEF+ abilities on the first two presses, then pop Second Wind (level your Pugilist right away for this if you are planning to tank) and then it will just cast Cure over and over until the cooldowns come around.

Now you just need one button to do all the things.

:)




Edited, Sep 24th 2013 11:24am by Gnu
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