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FS2/FSO Controls - are they Universal to all FSO Games?
Hello 1st time posting here.

I played FS2 years ago before Free Space Open had ever been heard of. I recently got a TrackIR and with FSO supporting it, that got me interested in a replay of FS2. A link on Steam led me to this site and I then discovered the links to Diaspora and Babylon 5  - 2 space verses I'm a big fan of.  So....I downloaded Diaspora, set it up and played through the first tutorial. That went smoothly, but without any documentation I thought I'd chance the controls were somewhat similar to FS2 and download FS2's manual from Steam. I noticed in that manual that the 1 included picture of a configuration screen was identical to Diaspora's.

So my question is...do all the FSO based games share the same controls configuration scheme?

 

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Re: FS2/FSO Controls - are they Universal to all FSO Games?
The base control configuration is the same for all games running on the engine; Unless a modder specifies a different control scheme (or the user reconfigures it), the FS2 defaults will be used.
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Re: FS2/FSO Controls - are they Universal to all FSO Games?
Thanks for the info. That certainly makes it easier to jump into the different verses and campaigns. I like to bind my joysticks buttons to the max and prefer using a programmable gaming keypad to a keyboard. So having one set of bindings for both that can work across a variety of games is a real bonus.

 

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Re: FS2/FSO Controls - are they Universal to all FSO Games?
Diaspora by default does have a somewhat different configuration though. Mainly because people who had never played FS2 couldn't understand a scheme not based on WASD. That said, if I remember correctly, if you install via Knossos you should be able to use the same pilot throughout and the controls will remain the same as whichever game you play first.
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Re: FS2/FSO Controls - are they Universal to all FSO Games?
As you play different mods you will probably find that you want slightly different control mappings anyway.  :)  I have a key bound in Diaspora to flip my ship around, but I use that button for something else in other games.  I haven't used Knossos, but with wxLauncher I have a different profile saved just for Diaspora.
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