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For the love of mechanical keyboards

Listen to the clicking and the tapping of the keyboards, the boards, boards, boards, boards, boards, boards, boards ...

For some they evoke warm memories, like the sound of a summer's rain tip, tip, tapping on a tin roof. For others they produce torturous noise akin to cockroaches skittering their way through an ear canal. But as with black licorice, few people are moderate in their opinions of mechanical keyboards: They either love them or hate them.

(To get a sense of the lovely cacophony of three mechanical keyboards typing away, click on the small speaker symbol in the bottom right corner of the screen.)

This is by no means meant to be a full representation of mechanical keyboards, nor even of the companies that produce them. Think of this as an entry into the world of mechanical keyboards. I've provided a bit of information about each, including the sorts of switches they use, how much they cost and what they feel like, having used each for a few weeks to a month. There are also videos in each entry showing me using them so you can see how they operate, and also, more importantly, hear the sound.

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Logitech also released a software development kit for its new keyboard, the Orion Spark. This means that anyone can program effects and new uses for the board's lighting. That could include things like a board that turns red in Counter-Strike GO when you have run out of ammo or are about to.

OMFG. Gotta' get me a Logitech keyboard. :omg:

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OMFG. Gotta' get me a Logitech keyboard. :omg:

I'm still waiting for someone to create a good keyboard with all OLED keys, like the Optimus Maximus, that doesn't cost two grand. Get it down to £250 or something and they will fly off the shelves.

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I'm still waiting for someone to create a good keyboard with all OLED keys, like the Optimus Maximus, that doesn't cost two grand. Get it down to £250 or something and they will fly off the shelves.

Even for a SWAG kid like me that's a bit too much disco for my liking.

If my current Corsair K60 ever decides to stop working I'll probably go for the K70 RGB. :wub:

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Even for a SWAG kid like me that's a bit too much disco for my liking.

It would be great!

Imagine having every key label what it does, so you never have to look up keybindings or keyboard shortcuts. And you could have games light up the correct buttons in tutorials.

I want to be able to press a modifier key and then have my keyboard light up with icons for all my software, so I can load software in two button presses.

And you'd still get tactile feedback to aide your muscle memory, so it would become automatic after a while. The best of both worlds!

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It's a good game, but I still don't understand how it is improved over the original on PC.

Isn't actually worse? Framerate problems I seem to recall.

Non-definitive edition still looks great.

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Seeing as I appear to be some kind of moron. Is there a reason games such as

Crysis
Batman AA: GOTY

Flatout: UC

Won't load?

I got a DX10 error on Crysis, which it seems I can see how to fix, but the other don't even boot.

DOTA 2, Chime, other Indies, etc all fine.

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I think those were all GFWL? While it doesn't seem to be officially shut, seem to have seen a few recent reports of GFWL games not working over the last few days.

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Flatout definitely is, I don't think Crysis is. I don't think any official solution exists for Flatout, though someone seems to have got it working by deleting the xlive.dll file.

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Flatout definitely is, I don't think Crysis is. I don't think any official solution exists for Flatout, though someone seems to have got it working by deleting the xlive.dll file.

Crysis is an issue with Windows 7, Direct X 10 and some other thing. I deleted it for now like an idiot, but there is a fix on the steam forums it seems.

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More keys to giveaway ;)

Nihilumbra

AR-K

Spy Chameleon - RGB Agent

Full Mojo Rampage

Deadlight

PM me if you want any of them..

Also if someone have Kane Lynch Collection spare inform me ;)

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Seeing as I appear to be some kind of moron. Is there a reason games such as

Crysis

Batman AA: GOTY

Flatout: UC

Won't load?

I got a DX10 error on Crysis, which it seems I can see how to fix, but the other don't even boot.

DOTA 2, Chime, other Indies, etc all fine.

Crysis needs 64-bit binaries to work on 64-bit OSes which, annoyingly, don't come with the Steam version.

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