What Is HotkeyNet?

HotkeyNet is free multiboxing software. It's a hotkey program for gamers who play several characters at the same time. It lets you control several programs on your network from any keyboard no matter which PCs the programs are running on.

  With HotkeyNet, you can perform complex actions involving many characters with a single keystroke no matter which PCs the characters are on.  

Here's a simple example. You could define a hotkey that you press on computer A to perform actions on several computers simultaneously:

  Press a hotkey here, and… a character jumps here, and… another character runs here.

If you want, your hotkeys can be more complex. A keystroke can send commands to one character, two characters, or any number of them. The commands can be the same or different. You can control more than one program on each PC. You can press hotkeys on any keyboard. The same hotkey can do the same things or different things when pressed on different keyboards. A single command can tell each character to do one thing or many things.

HotkeyNet is currently in early beta.. The test is public. Anyone can download the program for free and try it.

To download, click here.

For instructions, click here.

For reference pages, click here.

To talk to other beta testers in the forum, click here.

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Requires Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7.

Does HotkeyNet work with multiple copies of a game on a single PC?

Yes. HotkeyNet doesn't care which PCs the games are on or how many copies are running, so it works just as well on a single PC as it does with large numbers of PCs.

Who is HotkeyNet For?

HotkeyNet was written especially for multiloggers and dual-boxers — for people who play several instances of a computer game at the same time. But it works with all kinds of programs, not just games. So anybody can use it to control multiple computers on a network. It's good for more than just multilogging and dual-boxing.

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