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How to rebind keys in Fallout 4

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    One of the complaints from PC gamers has been the problem of rebinding keys in Fallout 4 when using some of the menus. For example TAB always needs to be used in some menus such the workbench menu even if you’ve rebound TAB so changing it in the settings from the default can be confusing because it’s still required.

    The solution to setting keys up how you want when keys can’t be rebound is to use a simple tool called AutoHotkey. With the use of a handy script and this tool, keys can be remapped and your custom config can sit loaded in the background while playing the game.

    Details on what to do were posted by Natelanz.

    Download and install AutoHotkey

    View the Key List variables

    Open Notepad and create the script

    Save the script as Fallout.ahk (anything.ahk)

    Double click the script file, it should open AHK in your system tray.

    Use the following template to rebind keys:

    *o::e

    So *o::e means my O key will act as my E key

    Here is an example of my left handed setup used for Fallout 4:

    *p::w

    *;::s

    *l::a

    *’::d

    *o::e

    *k::Tab

    *,::r

    A Pastbin file with an example script has also been created here which is an example of the default controls for Fallout 4 which you can then change to whatever you want.

    For example z::w ; Forward will rebind the W key to Z.

    To activate the script just right click it and select run script. Before you start make sure your keybindings are all set to default.

    14 Comments

    1. I shouldn’t have to do all that crap to get my keys rebound. I’ll wait for the damn patch.

    2. No PC game which ships without rebindable keys deserves or should receive a recommended 8/10 stamp.

      1. Exactly. Because rebinding keys is not just a comfort thing, it makes the game very difficult to play for left handed people.

        1. Note you can rebind keys in the game but if you are not wanting a WASD config or as Destin says, left handers would find this useful. It only really effects stuff like the E and TAB key.

          1. it breaks the game because with rebinding movement keys you can no longer move when in the building menu.

          2. I can’t even use 2 slots of the favourite menu, = and -, i have italian keyboard and the game won’t even recognise it..
            pretty shameful

    3. I shouldn’t have to do all that crap to get my keys rebound. I’ll wait for the damn patch.

    4. No PC game which ships without rebindable keys deserves or should receive a recommended 8/10 stamp.

      1. Exactly. Because rebinding keys is not just a comfort thing, it makes the game very difficult to play for left handed people.

        1. Note you can rebind keys in the game but if you are not wanting a WASD config or as Destin says, left handers would find this useful. It only really effects stuff like the E and TAB key.

          1. it breaks the game because with rebinding movement keys you can no longer move when in the building menu.

          2. I can’t even use 2 slots of the favourite menu, = and -, i have italian keyboard and the game won’t even recognise it..
            pretty shameful

    5. HOW ARE MORE PEOPLE not P[ISSED off about this?

    6. HOW ARE MORE PEOPLE not P[ISSED off about this?

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