#1 2018-03-02 01:08:14

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BF1942 config files editing - for a couple of annoyances

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Is it possible to edit the game's config files without being rejected by the game because it's been altered?  Two things I'd like to alter.  First  of all,  I keep hitting the tilde key(~) by accident when hastily going for the 1 key (which is right next to it).  There's no "Options" to reassign the tilde key.  Second annoyance is I'd like not to have to hit the F8 key each map start to remove the radio speak command icons at the top of the HUD.  Both these will require editing a config file somewhere in the BF1942 directory.  If this is possible (without the game rejecting it), please be specific as to which file to edit and the location. P.S.  I don't  want to have to bring down the console and type in a command each and everytime to accomplish this.

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#2 2018-03-02 01:18:34

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Re: BF1942 config files editing - for a couple of annoyances

simon and deeko can tell you how to alter game code they are experts at these things.

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#3 2018-03-02 01:51:56

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Re: BF1942 config files editing - for a couple of annoyances

HAHAHAHA I love u

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#4 2018-03-02 01:52:01

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Re: BF1942 config files editing - for a couple of annoyances

Hello Caslon,

You can change the tilde key to bring up the console to another key in Common.con file. It is located in <BF1942 DIR>\Mods\bf1942\Settings\Profiles\Custom\Controls. Open it with a text editor and edit this line:

ControlMap.addKeyToTriggerMapping c_GIToggleConsole IDFKeyboard IDKey_Grave c_CMNonRepetive

For example, change IDKey_Grave to IDKey_F9 to assign the F9 key to console.

To disable permanently the radio icons, I don't know how this can be done.

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#5 2018-03-02 03:29:18

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Re: BF1942 config files editing - for a couple of annoyances

Sorry to report this did not work.  I located that Controls folder  However,  there is no CONTROLS file by itself.  That folder opens up to AIR, COMMON, INFRANTRY and LAND files.  Each of these when opened has their own line of script as you described.  I only edited the COMMON file in the Controls folder. I wonder if I have to edit the 3 others or what.   Not really worth bothering with at this point.

As for the radio icons, I believe I was able to bring  down the console long ago and type in a command to get rid of them at the start of each game or map (I forget).  It's faster just to hit the F8 key at each map startup, but still a minor annoyance.

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#6 2018-03-02 15:24:43

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Re: BF1942 config files editing - for a couple of annoyances

If you keep hitting keys you actually didn't mean to hit, then that's already a huge flaw and should be worked on.
I too press F8 at the start of each round and don't even know how to make it permanent. You'll get used to it just like pressing "ready" every time you load a map

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