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using my laptop as a controller for shooting games?

I came from a laptop, before building my main rig. played borderlands 2 there and now that i have a pc that can handle high i've come. back to the game. not being able to keep 2 hands on my keyboard makes the game nearly unplayable. the mouse for camera interferes. a lot. anyone know a way to make it so the laptop is a controller?

main rig:

CPU: 8086k @ 4.00ghz-4.3 boost

PSU: 750 watt psu gold (Corsair rm750)

gpu:axle p106-100 6gbz msi p104-100 @ 1887+150mhz oc gpu clock, 10,012 memory clock*2(sli?) on prime w coffee lake igpu

Mobo: Z390 taichi ultimate

Ram: 2x8gb corsair vengence lpx @3000mhz speed

case: focus G black

OS: ubuntu 16.04.6, and umix 20.04

Cooler: mugen 5 rev b,

Storage: 860 evo 1tb/ 120 gb corsair force nvme 500

 

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I seriously cannot understand what you are asking? 

Your Desktop keyboard is too big for two hands? You don't use a mouse to play Borderlands? 

 

If what I think you mean is true, maybe look into TKL (Ten-Key-less) keyboards. They are much shorter because they don't have num-pads. 

You can get even smaller ones that don't even have arrow keys. 

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19 minutes ago, Snowarch said:

I came from a laptop, before building my main rig. played borderlands 2 there and now that i have a pc that can handle high i've come. back to the game. not being able to keep 2 hands on my keyboard makes the game nearly unplayable. the mouse for camera interferes. a lot.

Why do you need 2 hands on the keyboard? most games are designed to have the functions used almost exclusively with your left hand.

19 minutes ago, Snowarch said:

anyone know a way to make it so the laptop is a controller?

You kinda can if you use Steam's in-home streaming, but why...

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I've never had a problem using mouse and keyboard for shooters.  Left hand for movement as all the main keys are on the left side of the keyboard, other hand on the mouse (or shove your keyboard to the right side if you're left handed, use your left hand for the mouse.

 

You could use the mousekey accessibility application that turns the number pad into a pointing device if you have a 10-key on your laptop keyboard.

 

You could look at a specialty keyboard like the Keymouse, though I'm not sure if it'll meet your needs.  https://www.keymouse.com/

 

 

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I played Borderlands 2 as well, and I don't recall a single time when I needed to have both hands on the keyboard. Like... ever.

 

You could in theory use steams in home streaming (like @_Syn_ suggested), but you'd introduce latency.

75% of what I say is sarcastic

 

So is the rest probably

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heres how i play on laptop

one hand: arrows, Space, and thumb on touchpad for camera

2nd hand: wsad-ish area for melee, reload, aim, and things like that.

 

@_syn_ 

 

without that, all i do is die. i never died in laptop

main rig:

CPU: 8086k @ 4.00ghz-4.3 boost

PSU: 750 watt psu gold (Corsair rm750)

gpu:axle p106-100 6gbz msi p104-100 @ 1887+150mhz oc gpu clock, 10,012 memory clock*2(sli?) on prime w coffee lake igpu

Mobo: Z390 taichi ultimate

Ram: 2x8gb corsair vengence lpx @3000mhz speed

case: focus G black

OS: ubuntu 16.04.6, and umix 20.04

Cooler: mugen 5 rev b,

Storage: 860 evo 1tb/ 120 gb corsair force nvme 500

 

backup

8gb ram celeron laptop/860 evo 500gb

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whats homestreaming?

main rig:

CPU: 8086k @ 4.00ghz-4.3 boost

PSU: 750 watt psu gold (Corsair rm750)

gpu:axle p106-100 6gbz msi p104-100 @ 1887+150mhz oc gpu clock, 10,012 memory clock*2(sli?) on prime w coffee lake igpu

Mobo: Z390 taichi ultimate

Ram: 2x8gb corsair vengence lpx @3000mhz speed

case: focus G black

OS: ubuntu 16.04.6, and umix 20.04

Cooler: mugen 5 rev b,

Storage: 860 evo 1tb/ 120 gb corsair force nvme 500

 

backup

8gb ram celeron laptop/860 evo 500gb

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8 minutes ago, Snowarch said:

heres how i play on laptop

one hand: arrows, Space, and thumb on touchpad for camera

2nd hand: wsad-ish area for melee, reload, aim, and things like that.

 

@_syn_ 

 

without that, all i do is die. i never died in laptop

Quote properly when you reply, you can see the left arrow under my comment, tagging can work as well but you didn't do it right.

Maybe that's how it was playable on a laptop but it doesn't mean it would be on a keyboard and mouse, the movement should be on WASD and the rest of the functions would be near the WASD area, you need to get used to it I guess, I remember a long time ago when a lot of games relied on the arrows to play games and I had no issues transitioning to WASD.
 

7 minutes ago, Snowarch said:

whats homestreaming?

Homestreaming allows you to stream the game from your PC to your laptop, but it does introduce latency and at that point it's better to play on the laptop instead since Borderlands isn't hard to run.

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8 minutes ago, Snowarch said:

heres how i play on laptop

one hand: arrows, Space, and thumb on touchpad for camera

2nd hand: wsad-ish area for melee, reload, aim, and things like that.

 

@_syn_ 

 

without that, all i do is die. i never died in laptop

That's... interesting.

I suggest you learn how to play "properly" (the way it was intended), with keyboard and mouse though, playing with your laptop as a controller won't be a fun experience.

 

We're talking about Steam's own in house streaming solution, just give it a quick google search

75% of what I say is sarcastic

 

So is the rest probably

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@myselfolli the pc is linux and so is laptop. on an article says windows only host.

main rig:

CPU: 8086k @ 4.00ghz-4.3 boost

PSU: 750 watt psu gold (Corsair rm750)

gpu:axle p106-100 6gbz msi p104-100 @ 1887+150mhz oc gpu clock, 10,012 memory clock*2(sli?) on prime w coffee lake igpu

Mobo: Z390 taichi ultimate

Ram: 2x8gb corsair vengence lpx @3000mhz speed

case: focus G black

OS: ubuntu 16.04.6, and umix 20.04

Cooler: mugen 5 rev b,

Storage: 860 evo 1tb/ 120 gb corsair force nvme 500

 

backup

8gb ram celeron laptop/860 evo 500gb

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9 minutes ago, Snowarch said:

@myselfolli the pc is linux and so is laptop. on an article says windows only host.

Well then learning to play properly is your best shot

75% of what I say is sarcastic

 

So is the rest probably

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got it to work but laptop was so slow inata crash sadly

main rig:

CPU: 8086k @ 4.00ghz-4.3 boost

PSU: 750 watt psu gold (Corsair rm750)

gpu:axle p106-100 6gbz msi p104-100 @ 1887+150mhz oc gpu clock, 10,012 memory clock*2(sli?) on prime w coffee lake igpu

Mobo: Z390 taichi ultimate

Ram: 2x8gb corsair vengence lpx @3000mhz speed

case: focus G black

OS: ubuntu 16.04.6, and umix 20.04

Cooler: mugen 5 rev b,

Storage: 860 evo 1tb/ 120 gb corsair force nvme 500

 

backup

8gb ram celeron laptop/860 evo 500gb

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