Is IBM Model M supposed to cut the key continuity?

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Key rollover works just fine in this particular Model M, but for some reason is absolutely not capable of any gaming at all. When I try to use e.g. "W" to move forward and then press "D" to go diagonally, the keyboard cuts off the "W" continuity and that makes me press "W" again everytime I make a move. Is it supposed to be that way or is it just because of my cheapo ps2 - usb converter?
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tatsurou wrote:Long story short:
Key rollover works just fine in this particular Model M, but for some reason is absolutely not capable of any gaming at all. When I try to use e.g. "W" to move forward and then press "D" to go diagonally, the keyboard cuts off the "W" continuity and that makes me press "W" again everytime I make a move. Is it supposed to be that way or is it just because of my cheapo ps2 - usb converter?
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Might be the converter. Also note that the model m has 2 key rollover :)
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True, but that would be super odd as some basic and old keyboards have had 2 key rollover and were working just fine. That would be disappointing if it was really because of it. This is the converter the board came with : Image
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Hmm thats strange, because the adapter looks fine, try another one and see if that helps?
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I'm pretty sure that my M works fine for gaming.
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Gonna try to get a better one then. It may take some time tho as I don't really have anything else I think - so ebay my friendo. If anyone here has ability to test it with their own model M, would appreciate very much!
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Hey there. It is almost certainly the converter that is causing the problems. The one that you have was the first one that I tried when I got a Model M, and it caused a lot of key chatter. I got a "blue cube" converter and it works nicely. They sell them on clickykeyboards.com if you are interested.
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@digital_matthew Thanks! Does it have to be genuine? I am placed in the UK and shipping that thing would cost me more than it's worth. Seen something very similar for several bucks on eBay. Is this going to be allright? :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-A-Male-t...%7Ciid%3A1
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That's the one. Enjoy! :)
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