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Why my keyboard doesn't seem to
respond or gets wrong output when I press some
First thing first, the routine
procedure is to check your keyboard configuration
on your Windows OS. Be sure that you have a
correct keyboard (driver) configuration that
matches your locale. This means that you should
not use a certain language keyboard that doesn't
match your OS language. (i.e. English layout
keyboard on Japanese OS). Such use can cause
unpredictable result when using blueMSX.
Beware that MSX bios chooses which keyboard
layout are being used. So if you boot an European
MSX machine, then you will have European keyboard
layout which matches the MSX keys accordingly.
You will most likely to get different output if a
Japanese MSX bios is used on an English keyboard.
This is how blueMSX is designed and that's a
It can happen that some keyboards have problems
with specific keys (like the Kana key on a
Japanese keyboard). You can solve this kind of
problems by using the Input Editor.
Why my keyboard seems to hang when I
press many keys at the same time ?
This is not a blueMSX bug, but a problem with
some PC keyboards, that act very strange when
many keys are pressed at the same time.
The maximum keys that can be pressed together can
vary from keyboard to keyboard, and this problem
can also only happen with some combinations of
keys like Right + Left + End or Down
+ Left + Spacebar.
You can find a solution in most cases by using
the keys of the numpad :
- use the Input
Editor to change the mapping of the 4 arrows;
- think as 8,4,6,2 keys as arrows and you should
be able to use some combinations that don't work
with the arrows.
By using this trick, the above examples become 6+4+End
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