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Any ideas on how to customize WASD keys for gaming?

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I was thinking on how to make the WASD keys become identifiable by touching only... confused.gif
Stickers?
Custom rubber caps? (where to find such a thing?)
Silicone textured covers? (not even I know exactly what I mean here)

But then I remembered that if it can be done, it was already done by some insane OCNer biggrin.gif

What do you guys suggest?

Keyboard is Corsair K90 (I wish I had a K60 to use its rubberized keys!)
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I don't know about you, but I can default to them blind perfectly. You could try Plastidip or something like that, which creates a rubberized coating.
    
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you could buy some jelly keycaps.
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Not sure how a projector screen and a tv wall mount applies to keycaps but okay.
jelly keycaps

edit: i meant to edit my previous post -.-
Edited by Eagle1337 - 1/31/12 at 12:55am
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I second the plasti dip!

Or screw that bed liner!!!!
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Heh, I thought this would be about remapping...

but as for actually changing their color. I have found that some times you can get keys off of another keyboard that will use the same fastening mechanism and will go on there. There probably isn't a lot of companies that manufacture keyboard keys so companies end up using the same source. I've done it on a lot of older keyboards.

...and I can't recommend this enough...though I am sure it will not work for some. Instead of the WASD keys use ASDF. It took a month or so for me to get used to it, but once I did I found it to be a much more comfortable layout.

A -strafe left
S -backwards
D -forwards
F -strafe right

and then mapping weapon keys to the QWERTY keys are nice too since they are easier to reach than the number keys are from the traditional WASD.

Doing this sort of turns gaming into regular typing.
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You should already be able to identify all keys by touch. confused.gif
    
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post #8 of 18
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Thanks guys! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by aroc91 View Post

I don't know about you, but I can default to them blind perfectly. You could try Plastidip or something like that, which creates a rubberized coating.

I miss them sometimes when using other keys with the same hand. (instead of strafing right, end up going back or typing E instead of moving forward) redface.gif


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Originally Posted by Eagle1337 View Post

you could buy some jelly keycaps.
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Originally Posted by lightsout View Post

I second the plasti dip!
Or screw that bed liner!!!!

Thanks! Will see if I can find those here in Jpn.

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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

Heh, I thought this would be about remapping...
but as for actually changing their color. I have found that some times you can get keys off of another keyboard that will use the same fastening mechanism and will go on there. There probably isn't a lot of companies that manufacture keyboard keys so companies end up using the same source. I've done it on a lot of older keyboards.
...and I can't recommend this enough...though I am sure it will not work for some. Instead of the WASD keys use ASDF. It took a month or so for me to get used to it, but once I did I found it to be a much more comfortable layout.
A -strafe left
S -backwards
D -forwards
F -strafe right
and then mapping weapon keys to the QWERTY keys are nice too since they are easier to reach than the number keys are from the traditional WASD.
Doing this sort of turns gaming into regular typing.

That's strange... would give it a try but my wife uses my pc as well rolleyes.gif, and she will never be able to handle it. biggrin.gif I would probably end up murdered with my own keyboard. axesmiley.png

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Originally Posted by NguyenAdam View Post

You should already be able to identify all keys by touch. confused.gif

I can identify them 99% of the time by their position but, occasionally I loose them after using the same hand to quickly hit one of the number keys above (quick slots and such or F5 or some other key.

But how should I be able to identify them by touch? My keyboard isn't braille biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Ulver View Post

But how should I be able to identify them by touch? My keyboard isn't braille biggrin.gif

Heh the Sidewinder x4 not only has those raised lines on the F and J keys, but it also has two raised dots near the bottom left and right corners of the W key so you can feel for it if necessary.
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Well, good for you! cheers.gif
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