Belkin Nostromo n52 question

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  1. DrachmasErus

    DrachmasErus Member

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    is it possible to switch between the "shift states" without alt tabbing out of the program you are in? if so....how is it done?
    It seems from wat ive read u can only do it by using the program that comes with it. But i dont see how that makes sense. is the D-pad configurable? or is it used specifically only as a directional pad? orange button.....wat is it? just another button or does it have a special purpose? switching states perhaps? is the button under the d-pad configurable? or is it locked as a spacebar? keep in mind these questions r coming from a potential buyer. I was wondering if it would fit in with my playstyle in games such as wow and css. thx for the help in advance.
     
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  3. DrachmasErus

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    Heinrich Golden Member

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    If you go into the Profile Editor, and go down to the shift key, you'll see that you can program a single key, a macro, OR use it to toggle states either momentary (while pressed) or as a toggle switch. That can be a different state for each of the 3 colors. The orange button can be used as a single button, a macro, a mouse button, or a DirectX Input button. Each press on the D-pad is the same....of course you can program NULL values into anything, therefore the DPad can be 4 way or 8 way.

    if you're considering buying the Nostromo, stop considering and buy. If you're confused about programming it, it will take a bit of time but it's not hard once it 'clicks' as to what it's doing.
     
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    thx for the help....i bought it and found that its great for the way i play wow but i cant seem to get used to it for css i guess ill just be using it for binds in css. but really awesome for wow.
     
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    counterstrike source?

    Sorry don't play that, but I have worked with Half-Life 2.

    Realize that you can play around with the keys by configuring them in the game itself, then configuring the Nostromo with the customized commands. If you do this, I do recommend a screenprint to file away, because if you reinstall the game it will be easier to reset the keystrokes. Otherwise you'll forget and will be re-inventing the wheel.

     
  7. ronach

    ronach Senior member

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    Heinrich has given you some good skinny on the N52. I use my N52 for ALL my games that are configurable within a game, My games are ; Graw, GR 1, HL2, all the COD series, fear, Q4, Doom, Farcry, ect. The only glitch I have noticed is that on a RARE occasion a game profile will not be picked up when I execute any given game [ the problem is not game specific ], this problem may be limited to my system only, and a simple re-boot always is the fix. Aside from that my N52 is an integral part of my gaming hardware. Once you get it setup and a little stick time under your belt, you will be satisfied with your purchase. I do keep a diagram of my key assignments for the N52 in plain view, just incase I want to make a change for a new game. Good luck with your new toy.
     
  8. MysticalChaos

    MysticalChaos Junior Member

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    Does anyone use the N52 to play EQ?? I am a new user and need some help getting my DPad to work with my loadout.