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Archived Post 01-30-2010 08:45 AM

How to copy key bindings from character to character
Ok, I thought I would repost this tip as most of the good stuff on the forums seems to have gone "poof" after beta.

For those who create multiple characters, its a logical assumption that your keybindings are global and will be carried from your last character to the new one. Well, nope, not in STO. There is, however a way to deal with the situation but it involves some slash commands.

Saving a key binding set from an existing character:
To save the binds for a character will involve you going to both GROUND and SPACE and executing a slash command in each place. I wish I knew of a global save but I don't so here is how to save the bindings of WHERE YOU ARE. Lets say you are on a space station (GROUND controlls). Hit ENTER to start a chat message and type (or copy/paste) the following:
/bind_save_file DefaultGround.txt

That will save a file in your STO directory with your character's current key bindings, in this case your character's ground bindings. Now, undock and when you get to space, again hit enter to start a chat and type (or copy/paste) the following:
/bind_save_file DefaultSpace.txt

As before, it saves a text file in your STO folder.

You now have both the ground and the space settings saved from your character.

Loading key bindings into a new character:
Yes, as you might imagine, the files you saved above can now be loaded into one or many characters after you create them. As before, you will need to load the current binding set based on the character's current location. Since you start out on a station, load the ground ones first with:
/bind_load_file DefaultGround.txt

Then during the first space flight in the training mission you can load your space binding set:
/bind_load_file DefaultSpace.txt

Closing Notes:
You can simply repeat the loading process for each new character you create. Also, the text file remains intact and in the STO folder even if you delete a character. So this means you have a backup of your bindings. You can also zip up your bindings and email them to friends to try out. They can easily save theirs and load yours to try. If they don't like them they can simply load theirs back in.

You can change the names of the text files in the load and save commands and you can include a drive and path if you don't want them directly in your STO folder. I simply used easy to remember generic names for the files in this post. You, however, can be as creative with the names as your OS will allow.

Archived Post 01-30-2010 09:25 AM

Doh! Ive been looking for this thread... this should be stickied, I never knew these existed, even back in City of X they apparently had them.

Archived Post 01-30-2010 09:45 AM

OP:Thank you

I've been using /bind_save_file and manually editing space commands and controls(all) so far and its been a reason I've not wanted to make new characters. They archived all the Beta posts, still there just have to go into archives to find them.

I totally agree. This needs to be stickied.

This should be stickied or reposted as well
Basic Key Bind guide and Command List

Archived Post 01-31-2010 08:01 AM

What about saving and loading HUD layout for both ground and space too?

Archived Post 02-02-2010 05:14 PM

Thank you for this thread. Bumping.

Archived Post 02-05-2010 09:35 AM

Nice info to know, thanks!

Archived Post 02-06-2010 08:32 AM

Great information! Bumping it!

Archived Post 02-08-2010 07:07 AM

This is awesome.

Thanks for explaining this. I dreaded having to remap everything again.

You rock!

Archived Post 02-10-2010 10:21 PM

Not working
Strange, but the keybind files saved have little relation to the keymaps set up on the chr saved from.
(Saved both respectively from ground and space.) any suggestions?

Archived Post 02-11-2010 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by Turnkeys (Post 2036891)
Strange, but the keybind files saved have little relation to the keymaps set up on the chr saved from.
(Saved both respectively from ground and space.) any suggestions?

Dunno, I saved them from my first character. I have then loaded them into 3 other characters with no probs and it worked as expected.

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