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Maybe this doesn't really belong in this section, but this is related to my mad rush to get my bridge completed before Armada.  Seriously, one of these years I'm going to start working on my new stuff with a reasonable amount of time remaining.

Anyways, I bought a couple of those $40 Elo touchscreens from another thread and hastily built an enclosure around one of them.  Windows 10's on-screen keyboard function turns out to be pretty great, but it doesn't work within Artemis to enter, for example, server IP addresses.  Short of getting a little numpad, are there any solutions y'all have found to go totally keyboardless?

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I haven't.  I just have a full keyboard behind each screen that people can grab.  

I call it my emergency backup console interface.  It is really just there for IPs and the escape key.  

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well there is a program called TabTip in windows 7 that I use. It creates a little tab on the side of the screen that pops out a keyboard when you click on it. It is accessible through accessories>tablet PC. If the Windows 10 version of that is not staying on top maybe see if it has an options button that you can change to always on top?

The dirty way would be to open up Artemis in windowed, put the IP address in, connect, close it out and open it full screen. The IP address should stay.

Also, a little numberpad is a good option. if you have time (you probably dont at this point if your doing Armada) you can get them on ebay for about $3. I have one for each of my stations.

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Use a script

I have a custom script that launches the game types the ip selects the station and all the player has to do is hit ready to play.
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Out of my element here but could the IP address be hard coded in the ini file for each console? I thought I saw a way to hard code the station choice in there, and the IP address... I'm not currently able to pull up the ini file.
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well there is a program called TabTip in windows 7 that I use. It creates a little tab on the side of the screen that pops out a keyboard when you click on it. It is accessible through accessories>tablet PC. If the Windows 10 version of that is not staying on top maybe see if it has an options button that you can change to always on top?

The dirty way would be to open up Artemis in windowed, put the IP address in, connect, close it out and open it full screen. The IP address should stay.

Also, a little numberpad is a good option. if you have time (you probably dont at this point if your doing Armada) you can get them on ebay for about $3. I have one for each of my stations.


Looks like just getting a numpad is going to be the way to go.  Hard-coded IP addresses in scripts would be great if I were hosting games at home, but due to the pickup game nature of Armada, that wouldn't really work.  I'll probably wind up implementing that for home games though, thanks for the ideas!

Turns out numpads are 5 bucks at Micro Center.  I'll just get one and glue it to the side of the console or something.  It's not ideal but it works! http://www.microcenter.com/product/451141/Numeric_Keypad  

Thanks everyone!

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If you want to use the built-in Windows on-screen/touch keyboard with Artemis you have to choose the "Full screen windowed" option.

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You have two keyboardless options: in the Artemis.ini file, there is an entry called forceAddress. Put the IP address of the server in there, remove the semi-colon at the beginning of the line (the semi-colon makes it a comment), and then save the file. When you start the client, it will automatically connect to that server address. Your other option, since you are using Windows 10, is to swipe in from the left edge which will allow you to select the virtual keyboard in the lower right of the task bar. Touch the minimized Artemis screen to enlarge it and then use the virtual keyboard to enter the address.

Other entries in the artemis.ini file that I like to change are touchScreen=1 to make the pointer a dot, and showVisTab=0 to turn the Vis tab off for all stations except Helm. The reason for the last one is that Helm is the only station that might need it for something useful, and I got tired of players at conventions ruining the experience for the rest of their team because they are too busy "looking out the window" to do their job.

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Our IT-guru reprogrammed a bit so we just leave "main" in the IP-field nowadays (if the IP of the server changes it doesn't affect anything).. ask and I'm happy to help out.. (as a back up we sneaked USBs into the consoles and a keyboard to throw around when needed but we havn't really used it)
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NB: Based on the missions we are plannig for the ballroom, it is likely that every computer will need to be able to change server addresses many times throughout the weekend. I classify this as likely but it's not necessary if your bridge doesn't want to participate in all of the missions.
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IF the IP address of the server isn't changing, find the ForceAddress in the Artemis.INI file.  {Mine is commented out - ";forceAddress=192.168.1.102"}.  IF your machines have designated roles, can also use this to force the station choice. 
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