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DupeOfURL

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I find I like using the keyboard for my Shuttle Ops.  The exceptions to this are the Boost and Brake { default Ins and Del} keys, which, on my keyboard are VERY small and out of the way.  I have used Control.INI file to claim the M and N {Move and No-move} keys for these functions.  It would be nice if Artemis came with this "out-of-the-box".   
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I must agree that the default fighter controls are problematic at best; however, the suggestion of simply moving Boost / Brake to N and M would represent only a small improvement. Far be it from me to propose my personal keybinding preferences be adopted as the defaults. Nonetheless I will offer them up as a potential starting point to revise the existing defaults, given that the subject has been broached.

As an adherent of ESDF control schemes (rather than WASD), I find I favor these keybinds for fighters in Artemis, enabling all small craft functions to be performed with only the left hand on any Qwerty keyboard irrespective of style or size, Mac or Windows:

    Yaw Left/Right = S  F
    Roll Left/Right = W R
    Pitch Up/Down = D E
    Boost/Brake = A Z
    Fire Beam = Spacebar
    Fire Torpedoes = Shift
    Dock with mothership = C

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We have quite a few laptops that simple don't have INS and DEL keys. We have others that theoretically do, but they involve some combination of holding down special function keys, and if I recall right, still don't work right even if you could put up with the game of "keyboard twister".

We usually stick with WASD but remap boost/break to P/L. If I recall right, you can ADD them to controls.ini and Artemis will support BOTH, to avoid confusion when played by long-time "expert" players who also happen to have full keyboards.
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You can also get around the vagaries of laptop key layouts by using a USB numeric keypad and mapping.  This also allows you to put stickers on it to show the in-game key functions, if you don't mind dedicating an $8 keypad to Artemis (easier for newer players as well).  More details here:
https://artemis.forumchitchat.com/post/inexpensive-custom-controls-with-keypads-and-stickers-9915010?pid=1306464584
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SO many solutions!   Thanks all. 
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