Keyboard mappings

Virtual keyboard mapping — is the type of mapping that uses emulated keyboard, and assigns mappings from it to the physical devices. Also, all the combos that feature keyboard key presses will use this type of mapping. Virtual mapping is a part of the Basic license, and is available during the 7-day trial period.

Starting with reWASD 5.7.1, you can choose to emulate keyboard mappings on behalf of your physical keyboard. Make sure to visit Preferences — Input Devices to modify these settings.

To assign keyboard keys as mappings, you need to perform the following steps:

  1. Press the button you want to add a mapping to: you can press it on the physical controller, and reWASD will pick the needed button at a glance (if you enabled Hook controller buttons in Preferences)
  2. Open reWASD mapping drop-down list, and pick the needed mapping. If you press the keyboard key on your physical keyboard, reWASD will hook it right away, so you don’t need to scroll the whole list

    To filter the assignments in reWASD mapping list, and only see the keyboard keys, you need to unclick the mouse, controller, and commands icons near the reWASD mapping:

    Keyboard mappings

  3. Add other bindings, press Apply if you want to save the changes and make the config active, or just press Save

Also, you can change the Virtual keyboard repeat rate in Virtual device settings.

reWASD differentiates two types of mappings, Virtual and Native mapping. These types of mappings do not go well together (except for Mute option in Native mapping, it works perfectly with anything else). It also depends on a game you want to use the configuration with, and to know what mapping scheme fits you best — please check out the article about Mute.

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