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Windows 7: Program to "interpret" key strokes, and "convert" them to another?

23 Jan 2013   #1
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Program to "interpret" key strokes, and "convert" them to another?

I'm looking for a program capable of interpreting one key and changing it to another, like a middle man. So, in a simple example, output the letter "b" when I push "a". Or in a more complex example, convert things like movements of a joystick into movements of a mouse, or triggers on the joystick which seem to be registered by games as things like "Logitech Joystick button #1", into keystrokes like "w". Hopefully that's understandable?

Thanks for any suggestions,
Tom


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23 Jan 2013   #2
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

There is something extremely advanced that can accomplish all you need and more:

AutoHotkey

It has all the necessary documentation to get you started as well. I use it for a lot of old games.

P.S. That sounded like something off a Sci-Fi film.
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23 Jan 2013   #3
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Ha ha, thanks for that, looks great. Ill give it a gander now
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23 Jan 2013   #4
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

No worries
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23 Jan 2013   #5
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

looks like it'l work great, just a matter of getting the hang of the scripting. Thanks heaps
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23 Jan 2013   #6
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Sure thing. It saved my hand a couple million keystrokes
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23 Jan 2013   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I do a bit of ahk myself. If I can chip in my $.02 I recommend you go with the AutoHotkey_L variant. It has true arrays, including associative arrays, objects etc..
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