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You just have to think up the spec. Then with some small coding you should have most UNIX-like systems covered. Then with some licenses you should have Windows covered as well.

Considering both Microsoft and Logitech write their own drivers for their keyboards, I don't know why they haven't ever thought about making a NKRO driver and then offering full NKRO over their boards.
It should even be possible to send a flag to the keyboard that enables full-NKRO mode until next reconnection of the keyboard.
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You just have to think up the spec. Then with some small coding you should have most UNIX-like systems covered. Then with some licenses you should have Windows covered as well.

Considering both Microsoft and Logitech write their own drivers for their keyboards, I don't know why they haven't ever thought about making a NKRO driver and then offering full NKRO over their boards.
It should even be possible to send a flag to the keyboard that enables full-NKRO mode until next reconnection of the keyboard.
But if that's possible, then it confuses me that mechanical keyboards need a special controller or something inside of the keyboard just to have NKRO over PS/2.
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Of course, you need a controller that supports it first But that's just one part of the problem.
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Actually the Gigabyte keyboard says "up to". Difference between maximum and minimum is huge.

My son learned this in statistics in the 6th grade.

For more on USB versus PS/2 and explanations on how Microsoft did it (not a custom driver) please refer to a well know NKey wiki on the internet. Not a certain other one that must not be mentioned.
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Actually the Gigabyte keyboard says "up to". Difference between maximum and minimum is huge.

My son learned this in statistics in the 6th grade.

For more on USB versus PS/2 and explanations on how Microsoft did it (not a custom driver) please refer to a well know NKey wiki on the internet. Not a certain other one that must not be mentioned.
The GeekHack wiki? http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?tit...gy+and+Results
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Yeah, that's the one that must not be mentioned.
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What did lmnop tell you? lol
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More interesting GeekHack wiki page: http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:6352
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Official spec is that 6+4 is the maximum on USB.
It is possible to make your own spec that doesn't follow the official spec and be able to have full NKRO over USB. But that requires you to write your own device drivers.
Well there is no reason for them to do so. Its not a marketing buzzword. Same story as with mice. Everyone was on PS/2 200Hz and complaining(linux was @1000Hz) and mousemakers didnt make a slightest move, until the .dll wasnt hacked. And 1kHz is in spec. Then again newest mice arent exactly mice too. Same could happed to keyboards, They could stop being keyboards, but just multimedia devices and get as many buttons as they want. But noone really cares... It has to come from users, but i dont think the majority cares either, since they have to fight with blocking keys. As for today its difficult to find even 6 keys to press, let alone 100. Razer's "gaming" keyboards have a WASD matrix...
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