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Author Topic: [40d] Alt key not working [FIXED: Not bug, confusion with key bindings]  (Read 6663 times)

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As the title says, the alt key is not working in Dwarf Fortress. This is a fresh download, as I have recently formatted my pc so it hasn't broken, it just never worked. This of course makes alt-scrolling very hard (I can't build farms! :( ).


Anyone have any ideas why this might be happening?
« Last Edit: December 25, 2009, 09:35:41 pm by Ignus »
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Re: [40d] Alt key not working [+RantingRodent's Graphical Overhaul]
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2009, 09:05:49 pm »

Are you sure it's 40d and not 40d16?
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Re: [40d] Alt key not working [+RantingRodent's Graphical Overhaul]
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2009, 09:09:18 pm »

To be honest, no.

I got it from here: http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.php?topic=29706.0

I'm using the bundled one. It says 40d

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Re: [40d] Alt key not working [+RantingRodent's Graphical Overhaul]
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2009, 09:17:00 pm »

Yeah, that's just 40d.  By the way, what do you mean by alt-scrolling?  Do you mean shift-scrolling?  I can't remember any Alt functions besides letting you step off cliffs in Adv. Mode.
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Re: [40d] Alt key not working [+RantingRodent's Graphical Overhaul]
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2009, 09:22:48 pm »

Sorry, being a bit vague here.

A good example is farms:

The farms have been built, they are all ready to be stocked up with crops. However, I can't move the "cursor" (or whatever you would call it. Parser?) down to select anything but the top crop, as I cannot interact with the menu.

So, alt+arrows doesn't work for selecting stuff in the menu where it should/used to.

*EDIT* I've been playing Dwarf Fortress pretty consistently for about a year now, so I am 99% certain I'm not just being stupid and missing something obvious.
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Re: [40d] Alt key not working [+RantingRodent's Graphical Overhaul]
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2009, 09:27:30 pm »

Oh, you must have been using a custom keybind on your last install.  Let me guess, you're on a laptop?  Okay, go to Esc -> Key Bindings, scroll down to the "Move secondary selector" commands, and remap those to whatever you want.  I personally use left/right bracket for those, with minus/plus mapped to "Page secondary selector," but you can do Alt+arrow bindings as well, if that's what you're used to.
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Re: [40d] Alt key not working [+RantingRodent's Graphical Overhaul]
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2009, 09:34:16 pm »

That fixed it. Well, the 1% has to happen sometimes!  ::)


I figured out what it was that caused the confusion. All my other installs were taken from that helpful guy that posted a huge tutorial (Dwarf Fortress for Total Newbies or something like that), 'cos he already installed some pretty graphics. He must have set the key bindings to the ones I use.

Anyway, much thanks for pointing out my ignorance  ;D
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Re: [40d] Alt key not working [FIXED: Not bug, confusion with key bindings]
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2009, 10:07:47 pm »

No problem.  Kudos for changing the thread title.
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Re: [40d] Alt key not working [FIXED: Not bug, confusion with key bindings]
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2009, 10:21:49 pm »

This is the kind of newbie we need.
Not so timid as to simply quit rather then post for help, not so aggressive as to not admit his mistakes.
Welcome to the forums.
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Re: [40d] Alt key not working [FIXED: Not bug, confusion with key bindings]
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2009, 10:39:08 pm »

Thanks for the kind words gentlemen, much obliged  ;)