Convienience functions (Keys, shortcuts...)

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Artman40
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Convienience functions (Keys, shortcuts...)

Post by Artman40 » Sun May 25, 2014 5:55 am

Found the title very irriating. Fixed. -- ssilk
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Hello. I have noticed that there could be a few additional shortcut keys, modes and other things that would make building and crafting more convenient:

*High-priority crafting shortcut: Currently, you have to cancel whatever you were crafting if you decide to craft something else in between. If this game had an option for high-priority crafting, it would halt crafting whatever you crafted in favor of what you selected. For an example, that would mean that you wouldn't need to cancel module crafting if you decide to craft a few electric poles in between.
*Item distribution key/button: Currently, it's a hassle to insert magazines into multiple nearby turrets or fuel into furnaces during the early game. It would be nice to have a shortcut so you could add equal amount of magazines to all nearby gun turrets or fuel into furnaces/boilers within your range with a single action without having to click them individually.
*Building placing convenience: At the moment, you can't place down buildings on the site you are standing on. It would be better if it could be changed so that instead of game denying the build outright, a shadow of the building will be placed in the designated spot with the real one added as soon as move out of the way. On the contrary, this should also work if you're too distant to place the building with the building added when you move within the range.
*Conveyor belt building convenience: It would be great to add an autorotation option for conveyor which rotates the direction of placed conveyor belts based on player's movement. That means that you won't have to stop when building conveyor belts when changing directions to rotate them. Simular system would also help when building train tracks. Although I don't know what to do when trees are in the way.
*Deselecting building or item: At the moment, your toolbelt hotkey won't place buildings back in your quickbar and you have to drag it back to where it belongs. It would be nice that if you press the quickbar hotkey again, it would place the item back in your quick bar.

Hopefully I managed to use search right and that my grammar and wording is at least somewhat understandable.
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Re: New keyboard shortcuts and conveniences

Post by robhol » Sun May 25, 2014 11:52 am

I love most of the ideas, but the last one is actually wrong...ish. You can press Q to "dismiss" any item you're currently holding.
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts and convenience

Post by Artman40 » Sun May 25, 2014 4:08 pm

I know but still it would be good to just click the tool belt shortcut item again.

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