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Hi object limited to 6 items ????

Nov 21 2009 | 5:59 pm


I’m trying to build a controller, driven with the "Hi" object.

The controller itself will be a keyboard.
I rather use the Hi object (instead of key/key up) because i use two different keyboards (both as controllers) and i need them to be individual.

But there is a limitation i didn’t expect : it seems to be impossible to press more than 6 keys at the same time, the "hi" object doesn’t take more. Sometimes even less : for some keys (like numeric keypad or function buttons) it can be as low as 4.

Which is annoying ….

Would someone have a clue of a way to overstep/exceed this limitation ??


Nov 21 2009 | 7:37 pm

It’s probably a limitation of the decoding circuitry in the keyboards rather than in the [hi] object itself.

Nov 22 2009 | 12:36 pm

Indeed. I forgot this possibility.

An usb gamepad doesn’t show the limitation so it definitely comes from the keyboards. Thanks.

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