Keyboard Macros Allowed ?

HCKull

Diabloii.Net Member
Keyboard Macros Allowed ?

A keyboard macro processor, such as AutoHotKey, convert single keystrokes into 1 or more keys being sent to a program.

Does Blizzard allow these ?
 

Von Lazuli

Diabloii.Net Member
Hmm... I doubt it, as it does remove some of the speed needed for certain attacks... But what would it really help? I mean I can think of literally two use for this, and that is fast typing messages and swapping both attack and aura on a pally...

Laz
 

nickedoff

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fast typing messages and swapping both attack and aura on a pally...
S/eing really fast, drinking a potion and teleporting to the edge of the screen, spamming someone (typing messages, like you said), opening a TP and going to town automatically, and a few more.

There must be something in the EULA about macros not being allowed.
 

ubermoose

Diabloii.Net Member
nickedoff said:
S/eing really fast, drinking a potion and teleporting to the edge of the screen, spamming someone (typing messages, like you said), opening a TP and going to town automatically, and a few more.

There must be something in the EULA about macros not being allowed.
Most of those would be impossible i think because they require the mouse and its postion on the screen would change what it did.

S/e fast could sometimes open options or just return to the game.
Drinking and teleing would teleport you wherevr the mouse was pointing
You can already spam text anyway
Again, you need the mouse t be in the right place to tp to town.
Some things a simple macro program wouldnt handle.
 

nickedoff

Diabloii.Net Member
S/e fast could sometimes open options or just return to the game.
ESC > Up > Return. S/e with one keystroke.

Drinking and teleing would teleport you wherevr the mouse was pointing
Macros aren't just limited to keystrokes.

Some things a simple macro program wouldnt handle.
Who said it had to be simple?



Anyhoo, we should probably let that discussion rot since the only way it could travel is into haxxville :x
 

HCKull

Diabloii.Net Member
Here are some examples of what it can be used for:

Auto boo:

1) switch to cta
2) battle orders
3) battle command
4) switch back

Reseting Pally

1) set left and right mouse click cmds to standard for my guy
2) holy shield
3) auto boo

Keeping track of current side on char (W)

1) knows which side is to be used for each attack
2) auto insert W to switch sides if needed
3) do attack with lft/right mouse button

Drop a pack of traps

auto switch to trap side
drop 2 LS traps
change left click to DS trap
drop 1 DS trap
change left click back to LS trap
 

ubermoose

Diabloii.Net Member
nickedoff said:
ESC > Up > Return. S/e with one keystroke.


Macros aren't just limited to keystrokes.


Who said it had to be simple?



Anyhoo, we should probably let that discussion rot since the only way it could travel is into haxxville :x
iirc AutoHotKey doesnt let you map mouse co-ords.

esc-up-enter still depends on mouse location. if the mouse isnt in the bottom half of the screen, you will go to the options menu.

HCKull did have some useful ideas for it.
 

nickedoff

Diabloii.Net Member
iirc AutoHotKey doesnt let you map mouse co-ords.
AutoHotkey isn't the only macroing program around ;D

esc-up-enter still depends on mouse location. if the mouse isnt in the bottom half of the screen, you will go to the options menu.
Only if the mouse moves upward, I'm pretty sure.
 

Beepy

Diabloii.Net Member
I use this k/b:

http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/gamerskey.htm

It comes with s/w for the side pad thingy that can bind marcos to keys. As it works externally to D2 how could it even be detected anyway? I like to use as many different skills as possible (the two little bottom buttons change the function of the main pad buttons). I have them all bound to single keystrokes (F1-F8, alt, c, i, etc) except for one macro - esc/up/enter - that macro has saved my HC char on several occasions :)
 

nickedoff

Diabloii.Net Member
It comes with s/w for the side pad thingy that can bind marcos to keys. As it works externally to D2 how could it even be detected anyway? I like to use as many different skills as possible (the two little bottom buttons change the function of the main pad buttons). I have them all bound to single keystrokes (F1-F8, alt, c, i, etc) except for one macro - esc/up/enter - that macro has saved my HC char on several occasions :)
Lol, that's cute.
 
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