#37 Inappropriate use of feature


Many users take advantage of "double binding". Based
on evidence in the text and within the application itself it
seems the feature of multi-key binding was to allow for
the different keyboard preferences. (Those who prefer
the arrow keys and those who grew acustom to FPS
keyboard arrangements.) In addition to the use of two
players on one keybaord.

Now however, users bind a single function to two keys
and use them both in gameplay to u-turn rapidly. This
appears out of sync with the structure of the game and
outside the intended use of the feature.

While not a component failure bug, it is an "unintended
feature." If it's not in the spec it should be fixed.


  • Manuel Moos

    Manuel Moos - 2005-03-21

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    To prevent abuse, the CYCLE_DELAY setting can be
    raised on the server, the default of 0.1 is high enough so
    that everyone should be able to initiate turns faster than that
    with just one key.
    There is no way to detect abuse of double binding on the
    server, and even on the client it's extremely hard. The only
    possibility would be to allow only one keybind to be truly
    active during a session, that would be the first key that is
    actually pressed.
    Players who actually use and rely on doublebinding will not
    accept a new client if it disables it.

    Priorized down; it's something to keep in mind.

  • Manuel Moos

    Manuel Moos - 2005-03-21
    • priority: 5 --> 2
  • Manuel Moos

    Manuel Moos - 2005-08-16
    • assigned_to: nobody --> z-man
    • status: open --> pending-fixed
  • Manuel Moos

    Manuel Moos - 2005-08-16

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    If there are no protests, there will be a server side option to
    disable double bind abuse on the clients:
    It's off by default and may be useless because there are lots of
    ways to circumvent it. But there is nothing more we can do on

  • SourceForge Robot

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    This Tracker item was closed automatically by the system. It was
    previously set to a Pending status, and the original submitter
    did not respond within 14 days (the time period specified by
    the administrator of this Tracker).

  • SourceForge Robot

    • status: pending-fixed --> closed-fixed

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