Why doesn't this keyboard button simulation work in games? RRS feed

  • Question

  • This keyboard key simulation works in Notepad.

    Why doesn't this keyboard button simulation work in games?

    Const vk_forward As UInteger = &H57 'w
    Private Shared Sub keybd_event(ByVal bVk As Byte, ByVal bScan As Byte, ByVal dwFlags As UInteger, ByVal dwExtraInfo As Integer)
    End Sub
    Private Sub Timer1_Tick(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Timer1.Tick
        If Keyboard.IsKeyDown(System.Windows.Input.Key.LeftShift) = True Then keybd_event(vk_forward, 0, 0, 0)
    End Sub

    Friday, February 21, 2020 4:03 PM

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  • It depends on games

    For some, you need to be Admin (with manifest for example)

    Some other games are protected by GameGuard

    • Edited by Castorix31 Friday, February 21, 2020 4:12 PM
    Friday, February 21, 2020 4:11 PM
  • How to avoid GameGuard?
    Friday, February 21, 2020 5:03 PM
  • Hi Saulius LT,

    If you want to avoid GameGuard, you will probably need Visual C++ and other tools to do it.

    For more information about it, you can search online: 'Bypass GameGuard'.

    Besides, I find a reference related to Keyboard simulation does not work for game, you can convert the code to VB.

    Hope it can help you.

    Best Regards,

    Xingyu Zhao

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    Monday, February 24, 2020 3:37 AM