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Going go DM with someone who has never used a computer - what would the fairest keyconfig be for them?

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Will definitely disable freelook since they might be particularly bamboozled by using a mouse.  I'm guessing that any dwango map is going to be the best for the guy?

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use classic doom controls but use Z and X instead of CTRL and space bar for firing and opening doors 

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I dunno, having freelook might actually be better since it will feel more like real life that they are used to.

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Teach them the ever popular "WASD" keys, but for doom and its glorious physics, A/D would be better as strafe left/right rather than turn left/right. Mouse movement to aim; Mouse2 = shoot, Mouse1 = strafe_on (strafe speed = max), which doesn't have to be used initially but helps make you move faster... Use = F/E/whatever is within comfortable reach. Always Run = on, of course!

 

That config allows them to just start holding down W to go forward, while aiming/steering with the mouse, and shooting where necessary. From there they can try strafing left/right with WA or WD while aiming/steering. Seems like it might be a good starting point if they're mature enough to use a few keys together.

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you should probably start with map01 of shoot!.wad, it's the most popular map ever made.

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god damnit @Decay get outta here with that garbage

 

dweller2.wad or pyrrhic_.wad instantly come to mind as "feeling classic Doomy" while still being easily accessible for new players. I think Evo's suggested control scheme is perfect.

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