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Simulate Keyboard Press

I'm suggesting event actions that would trigger the keyboard on key press and key down conditions. This would make it easier to port games to mobile that a use a lot of keyboard events, because with this feature you could just simulate keyboard events through mobile taps or touches.


Essentially I'm looking for a feature like this plugin:

  • Jackie Chan
  • Nov 2 2018
  • Declined
  • Jan 14, 2019

    Admin Response

    This is already possible with behaviors using the "Simulate control" action. It's also possible to implement yourself in events providing you call functions from input events. Then you simply need to use a different event to call the function, and the game behaves identically to that input being pressed. Therefore there doesn't seem to be a separate feature to cover this.

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  • Eleanor Jacques-Morel commented
    November 09, 2018 13:58

    You can already simulate keyboard presses see the multiplayer project where the game host retrieves other player's keyboard inputs

  • Jackie Chan commented
    November 10, 2018 00:32

    That's not what I mean. I know you can pass keyboard inputs through variables but that is a very time consuming workaround for projects that are already in development.

    Imagine having a project that already has 1000 "On spacebar pressed" events.

    I'm asking for a feature that can simulate the spacebar presses with 1 event, so you don't have to go through 1000 events replacing everything with variables.