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== Combination keys ==
 
== Combination keys ==
 
The combination keys use a different keycode format. I don't know if there is a pattern to this or if the game has custom keycodes for these.
 
The combination keys use a different keycode format. I don't know if there is a pattern to this or if the game has custom keycodes for these.
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== Available keys ==
 
== Available keys ==
  

Revision as of 04:05, 8 October 2014

The Populous Keys configuration file remains mostly unknown. It is believed to be clustered in 15 byte blocks, unknown if any of these blocks contain the arrow keys configuration.

Introduction

The Populous Key configuration file is located in ./saves/Key def.dat (Key def download) after you use the built in keys editor inside the game. The keys configuration file uses the systems keycode map to determine what keys are available to use. This website has the key codes that seem to work wit most US QWERTY keyboards keycode list for US QWERTY.

Inside the key blocks contains a modifier and a key. The modifier is optional and can be removed by setting it to 0. The modifer keys have no pitucalr pattern associated with them, it could very well be hard coded.

All numbers are stored in big-endian format!

Block Format
Data Type Length Position (DEC) Description
INT32 4 0x0
15 0x4
15 0x19
15 0x34
15 0x49
15 0x64
15 0x79
15 0x94
15 0x109
15 0x124
15 0x139
15 0x154
15 0x169
15 0x184
15 0x199
15 0x214
15 0x229
15 0x244
15 0x259
15 0x274
15 0x289
15 0x304
15 0x319
15 0x334
15 0x349
15 0x364
15 0x379
15 0x394
15 0x409
15 0x424
15 0x439
15 0x454
15 0x469
15 0x484
15 0x499
15 0x514
15 0x529
15 0x544
15 0x559
15 0x574
15 0x589
15 0x604
15 0x619
15 0x634
15 0x649
15 0x664
15 0x679
Total 709 Bytes