How to avoid accidental dodging?

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How to avoid accidental dodging?

Post by Patrol1985 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:05 am

Hello everyone!

I have a question about dodging in UT99. I very often happen to dodge accidentally, even despite setting the double-tap time as high as possible ("3"). Those happen to be very random too, because sometimes I try to FORCE this "accidental dodge" by tapping my keys at random (i.e. wasdswadsa, but very fast) and nothing happens. However, on other occasions I run forward, tap a strafe button ONCE and the dodge gets executed.

Has anyone encountered this problem and knows what to do? Is there any way to further increase the double-tap time? I tried to use higher values in the .ini file, but the game reverts back to "3".

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: How to avoid accidental dodging?

Post by papercoffee » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:10 am

When you increase the DT time is it much easier to actually hit it ... the opposite is your solution.

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Re: How to avoid accidental dodging?

Post by Chamberly » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:06 am

I've had that as well. I think the original dodge tap time is 30, and some try to use 25 because they are a little slow. How about 31 or 35 if it make any difference?

I'm a regular bt player so I know how bad it can be lol.
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Re: How to avoid accidental dodging?

Post by JackGriffin » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:36 am

May need to clean the keyboard too. Nothing is quite as humbling as flipping your keyboard over and banging it once against the table a couple of times. It's amazing the shit that accumulates under the keys.

Try binding movement to a mouse key and test your dodging and see if that behaves differently. If it works right then you know it's your keyboard (Occam's razor and all).
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Re: How to avoid accidental dodging?

Post by Patrol1985 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:53 pm

papercoffee wrote:When you increase the DT time is it much easier to actually hit it ... the opposite is your solution.
This appears to have been the problem! I reduced DodgeClickTime in user.ini from 0.3000 to 0.1575 and it seems to work like a charm! Thank you!!!

I'd also like to thank everyone else who wrote here, I was surprised at how quick you replied. My keyboard is clean, but only because I had it changed to a new one literally 2 weeks ago due to an incident involving a bottle of water and a lot of clumsiness :P

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Re: How to avoid accidental dodging?

Post by z4tan » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:17 pm

You can use this... "Q=Toggle bDodging" for disable dodge, and press again for reactive dodge...

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Re: How to avoid accidental dodging?

Post by papercoffee » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:12 pm

I'm glad that it works now. ;) happy fragging.

Oh ...noticed it just now. This thread is in the wrong section.
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Re: How to avoid accidental dodging?

Post by RocketJedi » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:06 pm

JackGriffin wrote:May need to clean the keyboard too. Nothing is quite as humbling as flipping your keyboard over and banging it once against the table a couple of times. It's amazing the shit that accumulates under the keys.

Try binding movement to a mouse key and test your dodging and see if that behaves differently. If it works right then you know it's your keyboard (Occam's razor and all).

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Re: How to avoid accidental dodging?

Post by Hellkeeper » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:29 pm

When you have a beard or are used to stoking your hair, it gets worse. I spilled coffee several times on my keyboard, and with the years, hair became embedded. My keyboard has a beard now.
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Re: How to avoid accidental dodging?

Post by JackGriffin » Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:01 am

Hellkeeper wrote: My keyboard has a beard now.
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Re: How to avoid accidental dodging?

Post by EvilGrins » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:10 am

I suspect the WASD + mouse might be what's killing you on the excessive dogdes, but I'm primarily a keyboard player... only use the mouse for sniping.

I use the NumberPad for movement, where the movement keys are further apart from each other than the WASD allows and as to the dodging, I only use it for moving faster in certain parts of my UT and not so much for dodging.

Have you ever considered re-assigning your movement keys so they're not so close together?
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Re: How to avoid accidental dodging?

Post by papercoffee » Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:41 pm

@Grins
It's already solved!!!
Patrol1985 wrote:
papercoffee wrote:When you increase the DT time is it much easier to actually hit it ... the opposite is your solution.
This appears to have been the problem! I reduced DodgeClickTime in user.ini from 0.3000 to 0.1575 and it seems to work like a charm! Thank you!!!

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