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Keyboard/Lobby Animation FAQ by CTurnbull

Updated: 11/29/02

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Phantasy Star Online Keyboard/Lobby Animation FAQ 

NOTE: This is the plain text version. If you want pictures of every animation,
then go to http://members.lycos.co.uk/c11t/keyboard/
All together, It is just over 300KB in size.




Standard Legal Stuff 

This is copyright 2002 Christopher Turnbull - please do not rip if off. 
If you want to contact me, do so at any of the message boards I got to. My own
(http://www.gaminggeneration.2ya.com) would be preferable, although it's a
little dead. 

If you want to use this informtaion on your own site, then: 

1. Keep everything as it is, including this disclaimer. 
2. Give me credit - I did write this thing you know. 
3. If you use the version with the pictures, please host the pictures yourself,
   this a) helps keep my bandwidth down, b) makes thing easier for you if I
   ever need to change my urls, and c) means that if you put this page in the
   same directory as the pictures, you won't have to edit the html. 
4. It would be nice if you could keep the link to my board intact. 
5. Do not put this page in a subscriber-only section, or otherwise charge
   people to look at it. 
6. Ask me first! It's only polite, I'm known as c11t on ezboards so try and
   find me there. 




Update:

I know it's irritating submitting an FAQ, then changing it a few days later,
but there's a big mistake in the controls bellow that I should point out.
Those controls work for female charecters, but male charecters have to
press shift at alternate times.
This is because half of the animations are for females, and half are for
male charecters. If you press shift, you can do the alternate gender's
animations.
Oh, and a word of warning - the girls can do the male animations, and not
look too out of place, but when a male charecter tries some of the female
animations, it looks just weird o_O.




Intro 

No, sorry, I can't tell you where to find a keyboard. (Well, unless you come
from the UK, in which case I got mine from jpngames.) 

But I can tell you how to use it. 

The main use of the keyboard is, obviously, typing in text. If you are serious
about PSO, you'll need a keyboard. You can play without one, but talking to 
people is the best part of PSO. In the DC version, many people used it solely
as a massive internet chat room :) 

Rather than holding two controlers, contray to what most people say, I'd 
actually recommend using the controls on the keyboard to play. You just have to
get used to using the C-stick for menus and the Z-button for pausing. It's
better than holding two controlers ;) Only problem is, this makes it harder to
type and run at the same time, because to type properly you'll probably need
both hands. 

Having a keyboard also gives you 12 more chat shortcuts by pressing the F keys.
("F keys" stands for "function keys", but because there's another button called
function which does different things, I'll just call them "F keys".) This works
exactly the same way as the shortcuts on the d-pad, and needs no further
explaination. 





Menu Shortcuts 

Wouldn't it be nice, if rather than having to go through the whole menu each
time to get to a screen, there was a quick shortcut to each submenu... 

Well, this is another advantage of having a keyboard. Here's a few shortcuts:

Shift F5 - Simple Mail Menu 
Shift F6 - Chat Log 
Shift F7 - Guild Card 
Shift F8 - I don't think this does anything
Shift F9 - Mag menu 
Shift F10 - Area Map 
Shift F11 - Items 
Shift F12 - Customise menu 

Note that they won't work if you could get to that menu normally. Eg, you can't
use the area map in the lobby, or look at simple mail when offline. 





Lobby Animations 

In the DC version, Sonic Team put in a few animations (mostly borrowed from
other parts of the game) that you could do in the lobby. There was about 12,
if I remember rightly. Well, they've been massively improved now. There's
around 90! 

To do an animation, just press the relivant key combination. Note that you
can only do these in the lobbies - not when in a game! 
If you shudder at the thought of memorising all of these, (then
congratulations - you are a normal human being!) I'd recommending trying a few
out and remembering your favourites. Or follow my brother's tatic, and printing
out a list with the keystrokes. 

These have been tested with a female (FOnewearl to be presise). Male charecters
must press shift at the other times. Note that if Caps Lock is on or off makes
no difference. Any key-stroke not mentioned either does nothing or is
identicle to a simpler keystroke. 

Ctrl F1       - A Mucked up backwards sumersult, ending with you face down on the floor
Ctrl Shift F1 - Fall down backwards  
Ctrl F2       - The animation when you take a small hit  
Ctrl Shift F2 - Another animation when you take a small hit  
Ctrl F3       - Button press  
Ctrl F4       - The animation when you take a medium hit 
Ctrl Shift F4 - Another animation when you take a medium hit  
Ctrl F5       - A kick  
Ctrl Shift F5 - A swirl and a kick  
Ctrl F6       - Mime swinging a weapon, an over-arm swipe  
Ctrl Shift F6 - Mime swinging a weapon, an under-arm swipe  
Ctrl F7       - A swirl  
Ctrl Shift F7 - Mime firing a pistol  
Ctrl F8       - Another swirl  
Ctrl Shift F8 - Jump, then duck sideways  
Ctrl F9       - Bend knees, wave arms about  
Ctrl Shift F9 - Bend knees, then duck sideways  
Ctrl F10      - Spin round, waves arms about  
Ctrl Shift F10 - Super quick sumersult, then wave arms about  
Ctrl F11       - Swing arms, then point  
Ctrl Shift F11 - Duck, and point  
Ctrl F12       - Point  
Ctrl Shift F12 - Duck, and point with two hands  

Ctrl 1 - Backwards sumersult  
Ctrl 2 - Backflip  
Ctrl 3 - Forwards sumersult  
Ctrl 4 - Forwards sumersult with run up  
Ctrl 5 - Ready weapon animation (I think)  
Ctrl 6 - Spell animation. Bend down, twist legs andl then rise up again
Ctrl 7 - Spell animation. Bend down then rise up again
Ctrl 8 - Spell animation. Wave arms, bend down then rise up again
Ctrl 9 - Spell animation? Bend knees, put one hand on head, then come up again
Ctrl 0 - Twirl, bend knees, come up again  

Ctrl Shift 5 - Stand sideways  
Ctrl Shift 6 - Wave arms, duck, rise up again  
Ctrl Shift 7 - Duck, then a little "ta da" animation  
Ctrl Shift 8 - Spread legs apart, then raise arms up in the air  
Ctrl Shift 9 - Wave arms (almost looks like juggling), bow to the floor, rise
               up again  
Ctrl Shift 0 - Wave arms from side to side, clutch them to chest, then raise
               them in the air  

Ctrl q       - Put one hand on side of head  
Ctrl Shift q - Shrug  
Ctrl w       - Raise 2 arms and one leg in the air  
Ctrl Shift w - Punch the air, the traditional "yes!" animation  
Ctrl e       - Cover face with hands, shake head  
Ctrl Shift e - Throw a little tantrum (very funny)  
Ctrl r       - Lean forward and clap  
Ctrl Shift r - Clap  
Ctrl t       - Blow a kiss, then do another "ta da" animation, with 2 arms and
               one leg in the air
Ctrl Shift t - Blow a kiss  
Ctrl y       - Swirl, then stand in a curve (hard to discribe, see the photo)
Ctrl Shift y - Another swirling animatin  
Ctrl u, i    - Summons a hover-chair, just like pressing A+X on the controller.
               (Use the analog stick to change direction, press A to go 
               forwards, B to get off.) The colour of the chair is the same as
               your section ID, btw.  
Ctrl o       - Hands to mouth, nod head  
Ctrl Shift o - Move hand forward in a thumbs-up motion  
Ctrl p       - Up/down-up/dowm movement with arms  
Ctrl Shift p - Another sidestep animation  
Ctrl a       - Hands to mouth, step from one side to another  
Ctrl Shift a - Swing arms legs about in a dancing animation  
Ctrl s       - Put hands together on side of head - the traditional 
               "I'm sleepy" jesture  
Ctrl Shift s - Hands on forehead and lower head  
Ctrl d       - Bow  
Ctrl Shift d - Cross arms then duck (probably another bow)  
Ctrl f       - Half wave, half duck  
Ctrl Shift f - Salute!  
Ctrl g       - Curtsey  
Ctrl Shift g - Another bow, this time waving arm as well  
Ctrl h       - Simple wave (a hi animation)  
Ctrl Shift h - Put one arm in air (another "hi" animation)  
Ctrl j       - A jump  
Ctrl Shift j - A star jump  
Ctrl k       - Bend knees, then lean forward (kiss)  
Ctrl Shift k - Propose marriage (o_O)  
Ctrl l       - Streatch  
Ctrl Shift l - Shuffle legs  
Ctrl z       - Wave arms, then make an on it's side T shape  
Ctrl Shift z - Arm to chest, then stretch  
Ctrl x       - Wave arms, then make another on it's side T shape  
Ctrl Shift x - Arm to chest, then a different stretch  
Ctrl c       - Another wave  
Ctrl Shift c - "Come on!" wave  
Ctrl v       - Wave arms, then kneel down  
Ctrl Shift v - Arm to chest, then yet another different stretch  
Ctrl b       - Stand on tip-toe, waving  
Ctrl Shift b - Wave both arms side to side in front  
Ctrl n       - Brush hair with arm  
Ctrl Shift n - "Whew, that stinks" animation  
Ctrl m       - Normal dying animation, fall down backwards  
Ctrl Shift m - Fall down forwards  

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