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Lately i became admin on CC servers (thanks again) and i found myself in a funny situation: As i use a non-UK layout on my keyboard, i can not summon the console. Made some research and, simply, doesn’t exist a way to do it, as i don’t have the “tilde”. I found this workaround to make the things work, and i want to share it for any admin who is (or will be) in my situation. This works on Windows 10 but i think will work in Windows 8 too:
The easiest way around this is to go to Control Panel > Change input methods > Add a language.
Next, add English (UK) layout. You should now be able to switch between any layout you’re using and UK layout by pressing ALT+Shift. Next to the clock in the bottom corner of your desktop you should see either ENG or your language. When you want the console, you can now switch and press the key below Esc to open the console.
I spent almost two hours between tests and forum researches, and this is the only solution I found.
I hope this helps.
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This is exactly what Sniper Elite admins with other than english keyboards have been doing for many years, did not anyone tell you?
lol nope, i did research on steam forums and all the answers were “i don’t know”, “the key on my keyboard is -add random key-” (that punctually fails to work), and “sorry, you can’t”
So.. I just discovered hot water, right?
Hot water is needed often, you should freeze it, so you have it ready the next time you need it 😉
I actually have a german keyboard. Rcon is on ctrl+shift. Never changed to english keyboard.
Problem is that italian lacks of tilde key. If i remember well, german layout has it near “enter”. I have this §
With the german keyboard i could never open the console, always needed to change to english keyboard to get the `
Suzy does not need the key, the keyboard is afraid of her fingernails and opens the console voluntarily 😛
I dont use that key 😛
I always switch to the English Keyboard cause for some reason CTRL+Shift does not work on mine!
Sry guys, its ctrl+tab not shift. Just talked to wiener and he tried it too. Wasnt on computer to try it myself. My fingers just find their way 😛
I use portuguese keyboard(QWERTY), I couldn’t open the console by pressing ( ‘ ),( ” ). I want to know how do I open it xD
so, you play SE4 with a console?
What you mean with this?
@suzy I swear to god, i tried almost every possible key combination. This evening, moved by curiosity, I tried ctrl+tab thinking “pffffft, no way it work, I should have found it already”.
Several things happen when i do ctrl+tab because those are ingame active keys, but basically, you were right.
I’m dead serious, I’m never felt so dumb since years.
CTRL+TAB only works for SE3 and 4.
The other way with switch keyboard language to english with ALT+SHIFT and then open the console with ` (key left of #1) is maybe old school, but works for Sniper Elite V2, 3 and 4.
With a french keyboard, the default key seems to be “!” (on the left of right MAJ key). I didn’t change anything in the game nor in Windows and that works every time. That prevents me from using it when speaking either ! 🙂
I have an italian layout, and nothing seems to work.. As suggested by Suzy, now i use CTRL+TAB