ISBoxer 42:Universal Key Maps
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ISBoxer 42 introduces Universal Key Maps, so named because they come out the same regardless of any options selected during the Quick Setup Wizard.
|Old Key Map (ISB41)||New Key Map||Purpose||Toggled off by Shift+Alt+M?|
|Always On||ISB42 - Always On||For important Hotkeys that should always be available (i.e. not toggled off), such as the Key Maps toggle. It is not recommended to put Hotkeys in this Key Map except when the chosen Hotkey will not interfere with other things (like typing).||NO|
|Non-combat||ISB42 - Base Hotkeys||Toggle-able general use Hotkeys (i.e. that are not specifically Combat related)||Yes|
|Combat||ISB42 - Combat Broadcast Hotkeys||Toggle-able Hotkeys usually specifically related to Combat. This includes the Hotkeys for basic broadcasting of 1 through =. Note that the generated Hotkeys link to functions in ISB42 - Combat Broadcast.||Yes|
|(none)||ISB42 - Combat Broadcast||This Key Map provides the actual broadcasting capabilities for both the ISB42 - Combat Broadcasting Hotkeys, and the ISB42 - Standard Broadcast Menu Button Sets.||NO|
|(none)||ISB42 - Party||This Key Map provides actual capabilities for Party-related Hotkeys in ISB42 - Base Hotkeys, such as "Follow Me" and "Assist Me". All common methods of Follow and Assist Hotkeys are available and can be configured alongside each other.||NO|
|(none)||ISB42 - Toggles||This Key Map provides actual capabilities for Toggle-related Hotkeys in ISB42 - Always On, such as "Activate Maps" and "Activate Repeat".||NO|
|(none)||ISB42 - WoW||This Key Map provides actual capabilities for World of Warcraft-specific functions that ISBoxer can make use of, like turning Click to Move on and off for use with Interact with Target.||NO|
|(none)||ISB42 - Realm of the Mad God||Only added when playing Realm of the Mad God, this contains helper functionality that is otherwise available in our ROTMG forum section||NO|
|(none)||ISB42 - Video FX Layout||Only added when "Use Video FX" is enabled in the Window Layout section of the Quick Setup Wizard, this provides support for custom behaviors when mousing over Video FX Layout regions||NO|
|(none)||ISB42 - Custom Hotkeys||Especially located for your own custom mapped keys so they don't pollute the default configs.||YES|
The design of the Universal Key Maps is fairly straightforward, although it appears confusing at first. Hotkeys (the keys you press) are placed either in Always On, Base Hotkeys, or Combat Broadcasting Hotkeys. All of the other Key Maps provide supporting functionality used by the Hotkeys, and so they are NOT toggled by the default toggle (e.g. Shift+Alt+M). Each of the Key Maps is named in a way that describes what portion of supporting functionality is covered.
Selecting from multiple possible behaviors
Many Mapped Keys include Do Mapped Key Actions, which will in turn do what is described by the Mapped Keys they "Do". This serves multiple purposes:
- The behavior can be turned off temporarily (or permanently) by disabling the targeted Mapped Key, or the Key Map it resides in. For example, "ISB42 - WoW" provides mappings to turn on and off Click-to-Move (CTM) in the game, which combines with Interact with Target; the standard Interact with Target methods in "ISB42 - Party" use these CTM mappings via Do Mapped Key Action. Because the "ISB42 - WoW" Key Map is not assigned unless you are playing World of Warcraft, no keys will be pressed to turn on and off CTM.
- The behavior can be turned off temporarily (or permanently) by virtualizing the targeted Mapped Key. For example, Interact with Target and Auto-Assist are built into every Mapped Key under Combat Broadcast, and if No Mapped Key is chosen with Mapped Key Virtualization, the extra behaviors will not be enabled for these Hotkeys.
- The behavior can be changed temporarily (or permanently) by virtualizing the targeted Mapped Key. The active methods for Follow, Assist, and others are selected for you via Mapped Key Virtualization.
The following mappings are virtualized by the Quick Setup Wizard to support the selected options:
|Virtualized Mapped Key||Activated by...||Description||Select from ...|
|Invite Team - Active Method (ISB42 - Party)||Invite Team (ISB42 - Base Hotkeys)||Invites your team to party. Party on!||A method provided by default for WoW, or user-created mappings for other games|
|Activate Maps - Active Method (ISB42 - Toggles)||Activate Maps (ISB42 - Always On)||Only one method provided by default, though some may find it useful to create different Activate Maps methods for different purposes (e.g. for different Character Sets as needed)|
|Activate Repeat - Active Method (ISB42 - Toggles)||Activate Repeat (ISB42 - Always On)||Activate in current window vs activate in all windows|
|Interact with Target - Active Method (ISB42 - Party)||Interact with Target (ISB42 - Base Hotkeys)||Standard (with Click to Move if playing WoW) vs Face Target (attempts to step backward to stop movement, thereby only facing toward the Target)|
|Auto-Interact with Target - Active Method (ISB42 - Party)||(ISB42 - Combat Broadcast)||Same as Interact with Target, but specifically intended to be attached to Combat Broadcast (or other) mappings. (For WoW, Click to Move is left enabled in this mode.)|
|Auto-Assist Me - Active Method (ISB42 - Party)||(ISB42 - Combat Broadcast)||Same as Assist Me, but specifically intended to be attached to Combat Broadcast (or other) mappings.|
|Follow Me - Active Method (ISB42 - Party)||Follow Me (ISB42 - Base Hotkeys)||Follows the Character specified by the current Follow/Assist Mode||Many different possible methods (see Follow/Assist Mode)|
|Assist Me - Active Method (ISB42 - Party)||Assist Me (ISB42 - Base Hotkeys)||Assists the Character specified by the current Follow/Assist Mode||Many different possible methods (see Follow/Assist Mode)|
- Note that all Virtualized Mapped Keys are identified by the suffix "- Active Method"
Adding Shift, Ctrl and Alt to broadcasting
The easiest way to configure Shift+1 through =, Ctrl+1 through =, and Alt+1 through = is with check boxes provided during the Quick Setup Wizard. However, Hotkeys can be added on each of the appropriate Mapped Keys in ISB42 - Combat Broadcast Hotkeys.