G15 Support – Finally
One of the more over looked items that was added in GU43, was G15 keyboard support. Something I was ecstatic to hear.
Logitech G15 Support
EQII now supports the Logitech G15 Keyboard’s LCD display. You can enable/disable this option under Options->User Interface->Game Features. The data sent to the LCD window is extremely customizable.
The Default UI ships with five pages of data.
Page 1 is the title page and shows what each of the 4 buttons do when pressed.
Page 2 displays your current ping, packet loss, frame rate and bandwidth usage.
Page 3 displays experience for your adventure level, tradeskill level and achievement points.
Page 4 is a mini persona window showing your stats, health and power.
Page 5 displays the health and power for all members of your group.
UI modders can display any number of pages with each page showing any of the dynamic data already available to the client.
I’ve had my G15 for a little over a year now, and I love it. I don’t think I could switch to any other keyboard. I like being able to have my own profiles per game (granted, EQ2 is very limited with what I can do with those 18 keys, since they don’t allow keybinding past the 3 hotbars they give you to start with) and it’s something that should have been implemented long ago. I know a lot of people use gaming keyboards, and perhaps it just wasn’t known at the time how much this little feature would be appreciated.