cannot see my console =(

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by blesser, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. blesser

    blesser L1: Registered

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    Hi , i wanna take some great screenshots of my map , i went into the keybpard option===advanced and enable the console but when i press the key ~ i dont see anything.:(
     
  2. Caliostro

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    You're probably European and suffer Valve's lack of foresight. Regional settings...


    Anyways, just go into "launch options" and add -console to it.
     
  3. Psy

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    You hit the key to the left of the number 1 below the Fkeys.
     
  4. Radaka

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    Read the original post :p (unless he edited his after you posted)
     
  5. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I believe his point was that on keyboards for some other languages the tilde is not to the left of the 1, but the key to the left of the 1 is still the console key.
     
  6. Radaka

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  7. J4CK8

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    For me ` is my console key. ~ is next to enter.
     
  8. Psy

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    Exactamundo.
     
  9. Cameron:D

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    Yes. ~ is not the console key... ` is. People say ~ is because everyone knows where that is but people would mess ` with '.
     
  10. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    I don`t.
     
  11. Radaka

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    Where can I find this mystical ` key?
     
  12. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    It should be next to 1. What's your keyboard's origin?
     
  13. PL-7764

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    Every keyboard I own has ` and ~ on the same key... Is that the point being made here?

    (A note for those who don't realize it, if there are any: ` (paired with ~) and ' (standard apostrophe) are two different keys.)
     
  14. Caliostro

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    Depends on the keyboard.

    See, in our keyboard we don't have a ` key individually. Left of 1 is \ or |, and our `is a "shift key", therefore the actual ` key does not exist... In other words, we have console assigned to a key that doesn't exist in our keyboard.

    Valve's biggest overlook so far.
     
  15. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    I can hardly contain my vital organs (for my sides have split with laughter)


    but back to reality, pointless post much?

    Its not exactly an oversight on their part. more of a wtf on the regional keyboard manufacturers. Why do UK keyboards have to differ from american ones? our language is almost identical bar a few bastardisations made here or there.

    I can understand it for keyboards in countries where they have extra characters and accents, why should a korrean keyboard have a ` key?

    (My UK keyboard has ` ¬ and ¦ on the key next to 1 whilst ~ is the shift character for my # key, by my carriage return key)

    And just to rub it in boojum's face ¬_¬
     
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  16. The Political Gamer

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    I can't stand German keyboards all the keys are switched and it fucks up everything I type.
     
  17. Caliostro

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    Because it's a regional thing, not "national". That said, it IS a valve oversight considering keyboards have been like this since before TF2... Or even before Valve if I remember correctly.

    That said, TF2 is, oddly enough, the only valve game I'm aware off that lets you rebind the console key... Do that.
     
  18. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Not anymore! I found THIS!

    I intend to make my own custom keyboard layout with easy access to all the special things I want access to like ¬ ‰ • and more! :p