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Zeokran
Jun Member 2019

Zeokran

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I've been looking for verification on this, and everywhere I look seems to indicate that the built-in mouse keys feature of Windows 10 is allowed to be used without risk of ban in Runescape, but I just wanted to get some final clarification.

Specifically, is the rapid-click feature of holding down "0/ins" and "./del" at the exact same time on your numpad allowed? I'm kind of afraid to sit here and watch Netflix for 30 minutes with my hand laying motionless, then look back at my other monitor and find myself banned for a false macro detection or something.

Any official stance on this specific key combination would be great, thanks!

24-Jun-2019 16:06:36

Moneybucks
Nov Gold Premier Club Member 2018

Moneybucks

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The official position is that key remapping, including the built-in Mousekeys feature on Windows, is acceptable, provided this is according to a 1 input to 1 action principle.

On top of that, nobody knows how the bot detection system works, so even if you abide by this, you will always have to accept a degree of risk by using any such tool. my feeling is that Mousekeys and using a Mouse driver to remap carry lower risk, but this has no real basis or foundation; I have personally used MouseKeys, back in the day, and nothing bad came of it, but you need to consider the possible risk of a false ban before you do it.

In your case, it sounds like you want to configure it so you can hold the button, and have repeated actions. That would violate the principle above. I suggest you don't do this.

EDIT
There is a caveat, that regardless of the above, it is explicitly against the rules to use any program to simulate mouse input on the throwback game (and I assume the implication is that applies also to the main one too). Mousekeys is explicitly permitted with respect to that. But you still need to follow 1 input to 1 action.
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25-Jun-2019 00:18:43 - Last edited on 25-Jun-2019 00:22:40 by Moneybucks

Zeokran
Jun Member 2019

Zeokran

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Ok. I'd like to get an official stance for my question, ideally, but what you're saying makes sense.

And the feature I'm talking about is standard with mouse keys, and takes no configuration at all. Though I'm not sure it works with mechanical keyboards, if I had to guess. I'm using an old membrane keyboard and figured that might be why it works the way it does.

25-Jun-2019 00:43:08

qhi
Feb Gold Premier Club Member 2016

qhi

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I don't know about anyone else, but for a few years now I've been using my Logitech G600 (which has 12 reprogrammable mouse keys + Shift key for other keybinds) for my gaming experience. Bind each key to a specific number and boom. Everything done via mouse.
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