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musefan28-Feb-20 3:59
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mvaraddevus28-Feb-20 4:20 
I was thinking you could maybe run a program that registers a system-wide hotkey (assuming Windows here, since you didn't mention).
Then, when you hit the Ctrl-Alt-Shift-W or whatever the program would do keypresses (SendKey Windows KeyPress for 'w') foryou.

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Just found this...C# Global Keyboard Hotkeys not working in game fullscreen[^]

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However, if the game is full-screen I don't think it'll respect the system-wide hotkey. I'm not sure.
If it doesn't then you would have to do this with hardware.
Hardware Solution
This can be done very easily with a Arduino Leonardo (aka Pro Micro) because you plug one of those into a system running any OS (Linux, Win, Mac) and it will be recognized as a keyboard (it has built-in USB HID and is recognized as a keyboard.
You can get one for $7 USD (Amazon.com: FTCBlock Pro Micro ATmega32U4 5V/16MHz Module Boardc[^])
Then, it is a very simple matter of wiring up two buttons and a little code on the Arduino so when you hit one button, it continually types 'w' and then when you hit the other it stops.
If you have to go the hardware route, and you really want to try it I am happy to give a lending hand.
However, I understand that this is more extensive.
Good luck.

modified 28-Feb-20 10:32am.

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