The Galactic Gamer Keyboard is an activation device that looks like a modern keyboard with a glowing light strip around it.
When activating this Keyboard (by right-click or pressing "f" as the default key while pointing the mouse cursor at it), a window will appear that will allow players to insert numbers 0-9, to delete the last number, to clear the whole entry field, to cancel and to confirm. It's the same window that will pop up when using a common cyan-colored Number Pad.
These Keyboards can only be crafted from a Store-exclusive crafting recipe and can be wired to an activatable wireable object, for example a door, trap door, wicket gate, block phaser, loot spawner, mob spawner, lamp, beacon or fan, however usually with a Number Comparison Gate wired in between.
If you equip an Wiring Tool and point your cursor at a Galactic Gamer Keyboard that you have placed into the world, its "Send" Connector will become visible and you will be able to connect it to the "Receive" Hotspot of a Number Comparison Gate.
Galactic Gamer Keyboards are smaller than a full block in size, and similar to torches they do not prevent Creatures nor player characters from sharing the same block-sized space that they occupy.
Galactic Gamer Keyboards cannot receive any signals from other objects, they are senders that can send the number value that players will input to Number Comparison Gates.
Number Comparison Gates will then compare the number value coming from the Galactic Gamer Keyboard with either another input or a fixed value, then these gates will output a true or false signal to activatable objects based on a configurable operation.
Please note that Galactic Gamer Keyboards can be used (but not taken) by all players including visitors, no matter the permission settings of the Galactic Gamer Keyboards, even on player claims and within Adventures. There is no option "can interact" that would un/lock an Galactic Gamer Keyboard, because only entering the correct number code will activate the connected objects or devices anyways. To prevent misuse, simply share the number code that you define only with trustworthy players.
How to obtain
Galactic Gamer Keyboards can be crafted in your Crafting Menu (to be opened by pressing "q" as the default key), but only after the according crafting recipe has been unlocked by buying the Galactic Gamer Bundle from the Store. You can also obtain it by buying a building kit for a Blueprint that contains Galactic Gamer Keyboards.
How to unlock the crafting recipe
How to craft
To craft 4 Galactic Gamer Keyboards at a time, you'll need:
- 2 Obsidian Slabs made from an Obsidian Bar in a Processor
- 1 (block of) Magnetite mined from the Fossil layer underground (accessible through Caves) with at least a Stone Mining Cell equipped, or obtained by killing or pet-harvesting Night Rocksters, Warmworms or Rockzillas
- 1 (block of) Tar mined from the Fossil layer underground (accessible through Caves)
How to use
To use a Galactic Gamer Keyboard, it must be placed into the game world and wired to objects that will be able to use the number value sent by this Keyboard, usually a Number Comparison Gate that is then wired to one or more receiving activatable objects like doors, wicket gates, trap doors, lamps, beacons or machines.
You can fully rotate Galactic Gamer Keyboards into all directions by pointing your cursor at them, then pressing and holding R (as the default key) and then moving the mouse while holding down the left mouse button. The chosen rotation angle can be "locked" too by simply typing "r" while looking at an already rotated item, so that all items of the same stack in the chosen quickslot will then face the same direction when being placed.
Like most other placeable items, Galactic Gamer Keyboards can be painted, with the primary color influencing the color of the keyboard, and the secondary color influencing the color of the light strip. They can also be put into displays, where they will be shown at a reduced size.
Galactic Gamer Keyboards can be picked up without the need to equip any Power Cells if you match or outrank the permission level of the gate that has been defined by its owner. Of course you won't be able to pick up such objects on game worlds, on player claims or in Adventures where your Permission rank is not sufficient (mainly when you are merely a visitor), which can only be changed by the owner of the game world, the respective claim owner or Adventure creator.
You'll have to equip and use an Wiring Tool to connect a Galactic Gamer Keyboard to a Number Comparison Gate or any activatable object. Activated receivers like lamps or fans will be switched on, doors will open, etc.
If an Wiring Tool is equipped and you point your cursor at an Galactic Gamer Keyboard, it will display only a send connector .
Galactic Gamer Keyboards output numeric code events when they are interacted with. After activating them (right-click or "f" by default while looking at them with the mouse cursor), you can use them to either click on the numbers from 0-9 with your mouse cursor or you can simply type the numbers on your own keyboard.
Please note that ANY number input will send a "true" signal to a receiving object and such activate it (open a door, switch on a light/beacon/fan etc.) if no Number Comparison Gate or other operating gate is wired in between.
The Galactic Gamer Keyboard can be configured with the Wiring Tool. With the Wiring Tool equipped, point at the Galactic Gamer Keyboard and press the key "n" (default key) to display the inspection window.
Using this interface window, you can:
- click on this icon to rename the Galactic Gamer Keyboard to any another description up to 30 characters
- click on this icon to change the permission settings of the Galactic Gamer Keyboard so that only players with a specific or higher permission rank than this defined permission level can take the Galactic Gamer Keyboard. Galactic Gamer Keyboards can be activated by anyone though without regard to their permission rank, even if they are mere "Visitors"!
- define an auto reset timer so an opened door will automatically close "itself" after this time and other activatable objects will deactivate, ranging from 0 to 6 seconds in steps of 0.5
- write a code word into the output array ("Sends") here for easier wiring purposes, and then write that same code word into the input array ("Receives") of an activatable wireable object that can even be placed far away
- the codes that a Galactic Gamer Keyboard can send to a Number Comparison Gate can be up to 8 numbers long
To make the Galactic Gamer Keyboard work like intended, you will have to connect it with Number Comparison Gate at first by using the Wiring Tool. Afterwards, connect the Number Comparison Gate to a receiver (for example any door, wicket gate, lamp, LED, fan, beacon, industrial bellows...).
Then configure the Number Comparison Gate with the Wiring Tool. Define the code (number), choose the operator (usually "=" so only this exact number will be accepted) and enable "value" instead of "event".
Lastly, please do not forget to "lock" the receiving object (door, lamp, etc.) by disabling the "can interact" option, so only the correct code typed into the Galactic Gamer Keyboard ("f" or right-click by default) can activate the receiver.
Galactic Gamer Keyboards cannot receive any signals from other activation devices.