As far as I can see, the game assumes I have a US (or UK?) keyboard without regard for what I’ve set up my system to.
For people using a Norwegian layout, where the “+” and “-” keys are in different places than a US keyboard, they have to hunt around for them by pressing random keys until something happens. This is a bit annoying while playing.
For me, it’s extra annoying, since I use Dvorak and even all the letters are in non-US positions. Example of a Norwegian Dvorak keyboard: http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil:Keyboard-Dvorak-norwegian.JPG
To reproduce the situation under Vista (XP is mostly the same, but I don’t have an XP box nearby to check the exact steps):
- go to “Control Panel” -> “Change keyboard or other input methods” -> “Change Keyboards…” -> “Add” (under Installed Services).
- browse to English (US) -> Keyboard -> United States-Dvorak, select it, and hit “OK”.
- Open notepad, set layout to US Dvorak, and observe that typing the keys “asdf” now gives “aoeu”.
- Open GSB, set layout to US Dvorak, and observe that typing the keys “asdf” gives “asdf”.