it's more likely for older gamers to have grown up and therefore beimg acsustomed using kb+m.
I guess PC gamers are a strange kind of species.
And I am just strange in another way then those PC gamers you are talking about.
all I asked for was an additional option which should be mandatory in every PC game that is using kb at all
Yeah, I am not protesting against this.
But that is exactly the point.
Not really, your point was that me claiming controllers being superior is nonsense, but when games are optimised for e.g. analogue input then it's just the intended way.
Of course this doesn't mean keyboard controls will be bad, but controllers should be superior in such case.
PC gamers always do own a [keyboard] and a mouse
Hm, this is actually not true anymore unless you are thinking about desktops only.
- Laptops use a touchpad and don't have a mouse unless you carry one extra. And touchpads quite suck for games like FPS and also point'n'click games (adventures, RTS etc.)
You also shouldn't expect their keyboards being durable for heavy gaming sessions.
Some laptops have touchscreens which work great as mouse replacements for some games (like some p'n'c adventure games), but not well for most other ones.
- Then there are tablets/ultrabooks whit similar characteristics. I have a tablet for which I've bought a keyboard, but I don't use it for gaming because I'm afraid to break it in the long run.
When going on vacation I'm taking controllers with me. They are great for games on the go like platformers which can also be played coop and with kids etc.
Of course I also bring a Bluetooth mouse, but it's mostly for work.
You will probably freak out now when I tell you: I have played Thimbleweed Park
mostly with a controller :-)
To say a PC gamer should have a controller... what??? *baffled* That'd be part of the definition of a primarily console gamer who also uses a PC, or a somewhat platform-agnostic gamer
Well, I was never a big fan of consoles. I liked some games which I have played at friends but beside an original Game Boy I only owned one other console in my life.
But I do appreciate the work they have put into refining those controller-thingamabobs.
I play all different kind of games and while I would never think of such crime to play an FPS with one they do work well for others, like platformers or games like FIFA and generally couch multiplayer and coop games.
I do remember playing 2-player games on a single keyboard back in the days. It involved a lot of beep tones :-)
That's not something I miss.
someone who clearly plays games on PCs, doesn't or would at least much rather not have to do with consoles
You making me feel a little bit like that I am, as a PC gamer, have to hate those consoles folks :-)
What's wrong with you!
those codes may be more of a chore actually, to have everything for every key
They are using SDL. You can look up SDL scancodes here: SDL_scancode.h
(they match with their comments in Sphinx.ini)