I'm gonna come off as the bad guy here, but I don't even use Auto Fire anymore. I prefer having to fire all my weapons myself.
I dunno I don't seem to have a problem pressing different buttons to fire weapons, but then again it's probably cause i've got a lot of my buttons mapped differently using both my keyboard and Mx Revolution but I dunno to each their own
To date you can get autofiring more then one front or back weapon without using a macro.
Put, for example, two cannon weapons next to each other. Leave the ship inventory system and then right click both weapons at the bottom of your screen alternately as fast as you can, eventually they will both be green and autofire. You can also use a game/system lagging activity like screen shotting to get more then 2 or 3 if you like.
It's beyond asinine that you have to glitch out a game or write long macros to get weapons to autofire and do basic damage. Whoever thought spamming a spacebar to fire basic weapons as a good idea needs to be removed from MMORPG design.
I'm using type 3 controls (with ctrl and alt bars). It seems whenever I have any script running it will interpret alt as control sometimes (but not vice versa). Has anyone run into this and have a work around?
It's better to use a macro to get 3-4 "legitimate" autofires (via the rapid clicking method) than it is to just have a macro to mash spacebar. You don't need to have a potentially glitchy macro program running in the background once you set it up, and your skills will fire off more reliably, as game-enabled autofires seem to be handled server-side (as opposed to just hitting they key for you).