Author Topic: Do I need a keyboard?  (Read 1845 times)

K. Nguyen

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Do I need a keyboard?
« on: August 09, 2020, 06:49:57 PM »
I have a question. I have a compatible laptop that I can play Arma 3. However, do I need an keyboard to play with the 506th. RCT K.Nguyen.

SSgt J. A. Thompson

  • Tactical Air Control Party Specialist
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Re: Do I need a keyboard?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 06:52:23 PM »
NO KEYBOARD REQUIRED
J. A. THOMPSON
SSgt, USA
Tactical Air Control Party Specialist, 19th ASOS


CPT Drumheller

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Re: Do I need a keyboard?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2020, 02:04:38 AM »
WHY ARE WE YELLING
J. DRUMHELLER
CPT, IN
Commanding, Co A\1-506 Infantry


SSG J. N. Lee

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Re: Do I need a keyboard?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2020, 02:47:36 AM »
YOU NEED A G2 PEN BEFORE YOU CAN JOIN THE UNIT
J. N. LEE
SSG, USA
Infantryman, 1-506 Infantry


Capt Ringrose

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Re: Do I need a keyboard?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2020, 03:24:16 AM »
In all seriousness, a laptop keyboard should be fine, other than quickly switching channels on our radios the Numpad is rarely used.
As a non-member you are unable to see our meme thread so don't worry if you are confused by SSG Lee's "comedy", its not a requirement to have a G2 pen, its just a meme going through the unit at the moment.
B. RINGROSE
Capt, USAF
Detachment Commander, 23rd Det\74th Squadron


PFC Price

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Re: Do I need a keyboard?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2020, 10:51:01 AM »
URAGE makes some cheap mechanical keyboards, if you're on a budget... just know that nobody will be able to think in that room, while you're typing.
A. PRICE
PFC, USA
Infantryman, 1-506 Infantry


K. Nguyen

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Re: Do I need a keyboard?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2020, 12:00:31 PM »
Got it, thank you for the advice.

PFC Price

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Re: Do I need a keyboard?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2020, 04:53:09 PM »
I just realized your question was not what I answered... No, you don't need a specific keyboard... you just need 'a' keyboard.
A. PRICE
PFC, USA
Infantryman, 1-506 Infantry


K. Nguyen

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Re: Do I need a keyboard?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2020, 06:49:13 PM »
Copy that Specialist

SSG Gray

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Re: Do I need a keyboard?
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2020, 05:08:46 PM »
You can also use a Wii Remote if you are REALLY good at coding
Z. GRAY
SSG, USA
Infantryman, 1-506 Infantry


CW2 I. Steves

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Re: Do I need a keyboard?
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2020, 04:15:33 AM »
I managed to make a PS3 controller work once upon a time, it was an interesting experience to say the least.
I. STEVES
CW2, AV
Rotary Wing Aviator, Co D\5-101st Brigade


K. Nguyen

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Re: Do I need a keyboard?
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2020, 10:50:28 AM »
With coding Mr Steves?

R. Barbato

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Re: Do I need a keyboard?
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2020, 11:29:54 AM »
VR set,movement sensors and full budy Haptic suit that shocks you when you get shot ingame.Otherwise you will never achieve FUlL ImMmeRsiOM!
(But don't worry,a keyboard and a machine that can run Arma are all you need)
« Last Edit: August 12, 2020, 11:34:57 AM by PFC Barbato »

CW2 I. Steves

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Re: Do I need a keyboard?
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2020, 07:22:43 PM »
I can't remember how I did it because it was back in like 2016. I think I found some program that made the PC think the PS3 controller was an XBox controller and then another program that made XBox controllers work for Arma and then managed to Jerry Rig everything together to make it work. It was great for flying but not the most ideal for ground as I have never been very good with a controller in FPS games.
I. STEVES
CW2, AV
Rotary Wing Aviator, Co D\5-101st Brigade


K. Nguyen

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Re: Do I need a keyboard?
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2020, 07:47:04 PM »
Ah, I may have an idea what're you talking about Warrant Officer Steves.