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Old 04-09-2022, 10:38 AM   #1
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Default Spooky Keystroke Assignments

I don't see how it's possible but having loaded a number of favourite games & sims onto my new (offline) gaming PC, I've found that my favourite - and probably peculiar to me - key assignments are all in place on the new install. How can this be? Surely they were stored only on my previous computer?

I've even found that my 'Flight Simulator X' starts without activation - which it surely would require on a new installation, and what's more my joystick button assignments seem to have been "remembered" and applied too. Spooky...
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Old 04-09-2022, 11:28 AM   #2
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In-built Wlan and and/or Rfid chip.. they are out to get you!


OT.. similar experience here.. i got an older Apple mini PC from 2012 or so, it was wiped, even had a new hard disk. So it was not even mine before.
So i started it up without network cable, had to enter new name, password, then it asked for my "Apple-ID". I have one but pushed the "later"-button.

So the thing starts, my real name and "Welcome" properly displayed at the upper right and asking if the proposed Apple ID was mine. It was.
Even with built-in WLAN this thing should not have been able to get to my router without entering the router's keycode. Hmmm.
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Old 04-09-2022, 11:41 AM   #3
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Yeah well that's spooky too but... my gaming computers have always been offline, so there's no way this new PC could have got the gen on my key assignments that way. It's almost as though they were carried over on the game discs and I know that's not possible
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Be careful what you say Mr Squirrel, this is how conspiracy theories are started.
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In my case maybe the router had somehow stored the apple id and the built-in Wlan allowed this alone to put me through ..

re Eichhörnchen if those PCs never had Internet contact .. were there any 3 1/2" disks involved? When using those, individual keyboard commands were sometimes stored on the game disk. This is however impossible with CD/DVD games.
Sure there is no inbuilt Wlan in this offline PC ? Your router should not get you access automatically though, like in my case, but ..

Something something quantum entanglement.
No one understands that anyway so we can close the drawer and don't think about it anymore
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It's going to remain a mystery: neither pc has been anywhere near the internet at any stage and the only discs were the game DVDs. Like I said... spooky
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It's going to remain a mystery: neither pc has been anywhere near the internet at any stage and the only discs were the game DVDs. Like I said... spooky
Must be the Russians. There's that print "Povveronoff" on every electronic device.
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