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Offline Karni

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #200 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 02:45:59 »
in love with the set

Offline stevenopoly

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #201 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 09:50:36 »
shame the op went dark as this was such a cool set.  :'(

Offline underling

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #202 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 17:51:31 »
i was wondering, i noticed the OP was really old.. is this like a necro thread now?

I also noticed there was a "Dark Astral" near the top now too..

Both of them are gorgeous.

Offline The_Runz

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #203 on: Sun, 08 November 2020, 02:16:19 »
Still really wanting this set

Offline NaturalPack

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #204 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 16:21:13 »
Added kits and novelties

Offline Pachriksu

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #205 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 16:44:34 »
whooooo! Waiting paid off!

Offline konstantin

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #206 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 16:47:08 »
Added kits and novelties
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A few remarks/suggestions:
  • ISO support in the extension kit is currently inconsistent: it's halfway between the two commonly used approaches (R3 \|, R4 <> and R3 #~, R4 \|), but it's not consistent with either of them, which poses a problem. There's also an extra key that isn't necessary for basic ISO support. I suggest removing '@ and changing #~ to \|; this should fix the issues.

  • Based on popularity, I would say that ISO layouts are more common than 660 layouts. There's only been a couple of GBs for 660-layout boards recently, and its popularity has waned quite a bit over the past few years. For this reason, I think it would be prudent to move the four ISO keys (ISO Enter, R4 1.25u Shift, R3 \|, R4 <>) to the base kit and the second 2.25u Shift to the extension kit. It's fine to keep the accent ISO Enter in extension.

  • On a related note, I think you can move the accent numpad Enter key to the extension kit.

  • The R4 1u Ctrl key in the extension kit isn't very useful. Consider changing it to a 1c space, which would be useful.

  • Speaking of space, the key choice in the spacebars kit is pretty odd as far as the small spacekeys go. There are two 1c keys (out of which only one is useful since this set doesn't have ortho support), but there's no 2c. I recommend removing one of the two 1c spaces and instead adding accent-colored 2c and 1.25c.

  • It would be a good idea to move the second B key from the extension kit into base. This is so that users have the option to choose whether they want to buy the extension kit or the spacebar kit to get the spacekeys they need for Alice-like boards. Currently, if they buy base and spacebars, they will be stuck without a second B key.

  • Are you sure that you need all three homing variations of the numpad 5 key? Maybe stick with just one (e.g. nub) and drop the other two to save on a couple of keys (or make room for something more useful).

Edit: additional suggestions
« Last Edit: Sat, 05 December 2020, 17:02:44 by konstantin »

Offline NaturalPack

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #207 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 18:51:29 »
Added kits and novelties
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A few remarks/suggestions:
  • ISO support in the extension kit is currently inconsistent: it's halfway between the two commonly used approaches (R3 \|, R4 <> and R3 #~, R4 \|), but it's not consistent with either of them, which poses a problem. There's also an extra key that isn't necessary for basic ISO support. I suggest removing '@ and changing #~ to \|; this should fix the issues.

  • Based on popularity, I would say that ISO layouts are more common than 660 layouts. There's only been a couple of GBs for 660-layout boards recently, and its popularity has waned quite a bit over the past few years. For this reason, I think it would be prudent to move the four ISO keys (ISO Enter, R4 1.25u Shift, R3 \|, R4 <>) to the base kit and the second 2.25u Shift to the extension kit. It's fine to keep the accent ISO Enter in extension.

  • On a related note, I think you can move the accent numpad Enter key to the extension kit.

  • The R4 1u Ctrl key in the extension kit isn't very useful. Consider changing it to a 1c space, which would be useful.

  • Speaking of space, the key choice in the spacebars kit is pretty odd as far as the small spacekeys go. There are two 1c keys (out of which only one is useful since this set doesn't have ortho support), but there's no 2c. I recommend removing one of the two 1c spaces and instead adding accent-colored 2c and 1.25c.

  • It would be a good idea to move the second B key from the extension kit into base. This is so that users have the option to choose whether they want to buy the extension kit or the spacebar kit to get the spacekeys they need for Alice-like boards. Currently, if they buy base and spacebars, they will be stuck without a second B key.

  • Are you sure that you need all three homing variations of the numpad 5 key? Maybe stick with just one (e.g. nub) and drop the other two to save on a couple of keys (or make room for something more useful).

Edit: additional suggestions


Will take into account. Thank you sir

Offline DuellM

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #208 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 18:53:00 »
Yes!! It’s finally happening


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Offline sup3r170va

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #209 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 22:59:52 »
Love the subtle set.
Any chance for icon mods rather than text mods?
ie more similar to mods in GMK cafe.
Thanks.

Offline LXVRGS

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #210 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 00:05:13 »
while i dont agree with the stance on removing mod pipe tilde/mod at least giving people the option to still have those keys is a fair compromise. Looking forward to snagging a set.

Offline fabijolo

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #211 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 00:23:26 »
I absolutely love this update, especially the novelties look really nice. Great to finally see this project moving forward!

Offline sagarsiddhpura

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #212 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 01:02:07 »
Oh ma gad

Offline foysauce_

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #213 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 05:11:15 »
Finally the notification I've been waiting for :)

Offline ShyNeiht

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #214 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 10:35:55 »
It looks very good! Was wondering if there could be some other novelties that were not just 1u sized and instead able to switch the enter button, or the r1 keys that are 1.25u. Also wondering if we could get them in the same color as the Esc button for a better contrast.
« Last Edit: Sun, 06 December 2020, 10:50:13 by ShyNeiht »

Offline forevermadrigal

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #215 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 16:43:48 »
Did the render in OP change? Renders looks more two toned than I recall

Offline Ram

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #216 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 00:24:07 »
reminds me a bit of blurple ngl

Offline NaturalPack

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #217 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 12:44:02 »
Love the subtle set.
Any chance for icon mods rather than text mods?
ie more similar to mods in GMK cafe.
Thanks.

Will definitely consider it

Offline NaturalPack

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #218 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 12:46:23 »
Did the render in OP change? Renders looks more two toned than I recall

Kit renders were done separately from the first handful of renders. Same colors. Lighting is just a little different for the kit renders.

Offline maximize

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #219 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 13:03:31 »
reminds me a bit of blurple ngl

Besides using the same general hue, they're completely different, and this Astral IC was posted over a year ago.

Offline Galakc

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #220 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 14:41:31 »
Love the pastel blue, soft and beautiful tone

Offline NaturalPack

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #221 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 21:11:29 »
reminds me a bit of blurple ngl

Besides using the same general hue, they're completely different, and this Astral IC was posted over a year ago.

Sorry it's taken so long. It's been quite the hectic year.

Offline maximize

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #222 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 22:14:15 »
reminds me a bit of blurple ngl

Besides using the same general hue, they're completely different, and this Astral IC was posted over a year ago.

Sorry it's taken so long. It's been quite the hectic year.

No complaints here, mate! Just pointing out that your idea was here first, so more like Blurple should be compared to Astral (if at all), not the other way around. Cheers!

Offline NaturalPack

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #223 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 23:14:40 »
shame the op went dark as this was such a cool set.  :'(

We're back now friend. Had some IRL duties to take care of, but we're back now  :thumb:

Offline Ciantha

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #224 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 00:07:23 »
What rows are the novelties? Are there 8 row 1's and then 2 for 2,3,4?

Offline pdlif

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #225 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 00:32:40 »
This is so nice! Nice to have you back and excited to see this come to life!

Offline microscopicmint

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #226 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 06:23:01 »
The novelties are perfect! Would have loved ISO-UK support for this set though.

Can't wait for the GB  :thumb:

Offline sagarsiddhpura

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #227 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 01:16:29 »
I am so ready for this set... Yes! Yes! Yes!

Offline kimhoon9

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #228 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 03:56:50 »
I shouldn't be allowing myself to join another keycap GB but the colors are so niceeeeeee 😩


Offline KT-afk

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #229 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 04:05:49 »
Any chances for more of the purple accent or blue accent in arrows and esc keys etc? Looks really good!

Offline SenseiJia

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #230 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 11:01:13 »
It's happening!!!!!!!! It's about time.

Offline NaturalPack

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #231 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 11:57:10 »
Any chances for more of the purple accent or blue accent in arrows and esc keys etc? Looks really good!

Will take into consideration  :thumb:

Offline stevenopoly

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #232 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 19:12:40 »
^ hell yes brother
So glad this is still alive. I was beginning to think this was vaporware.


Offline glack23

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #233 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 19:17:05 »
Any chances for more of the purple accent or blue accent in arrows and esc keys etc? Looks really good!

Will take into consideration  :thumb:
+1 support

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Offline ShyNeiht

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #234 on: Sun, 03 January 2021, 00:12:09 »
Any chances for more of the purple accent or blue accent in arrows and esc keys etc? Looks really good!

Will take into consideration  :thumb:
+1 support

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Another +1 support, especially a purple enter key

Offline sagarsiddhpura

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #235 on: Sun, 03 January 2021, 01:07:35 »
Gib

Offline Zaprey

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #236 on: Thu, 14 January 2021, 15:51:23 »
excited to finally see this moving towards group buy. However, I'm disappointed that UK-ISO has been left out :(

Offline blaqbern

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #237 on: Thu, 14 January 2021, 19:51:02 »
What rows are the novelties? Are there 8 row 1's and then 2 for 2,3,4?

Curious about this as well. It would be nice to have four R4 1U novelties instead of just two so you could fill the macro column on boards like the Zenith and J-01.
Alternatively, you could add two more R1 novelties. Not quite as good, but I think having all R1 macro keys still works on those boards.

Set is looking great. Excited for this one.

Offline KKoNaM

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #238 on: Thu, 14 January 2021, 23:23:52 »
don't tell me this is going to be in GB at the same time as Dots r2? RIP my wallet

Offline cogitoergofemme

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #239 on: Sun, 17 January 2021, 00:49:17 »
I'm really excited for this. I'm sure someone asked for this but are there pantones or ral codes? it would really help to see the true vision of this set. I was really excited for alpine but then the colors changed so drastically (only to make it more accurate) and I want to be more informed about the sets I buy now as far as colors go.


Offline crispgm

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #240 on: Sun, 17 January 2021, 02:03:42 »
I am in and is it possible to be TKL base set?

Offline mxrixs

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Re: [IC] GMK Silver (Open Discussion)
« Reply #241 on: Sun, 17 January 2021, 16:14:59 »
is there a barely visible difference between the alphas and mods? or are my eyes tricking me?
I am pretty sure there is a differnce

Offline sagarsiddhpura

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #242 on: Sun, 24 January 2021, 23:43:01 »
Gib Gib Gib Gib Gib

Offline bert039

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #243 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 12:08:43 »
Sorry if I missed it but any chance for mac icon mods?

Offline Havattack

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #244 on: Mon, 08 February 2021, 22:14:09 »


Did you decide not to do the dark astral then?  :'(

Offline maximize

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #245 on: Sat, 13 February 2021, 00:13:05 »
Any update on the timing of this?

Offline andreiborisov

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #246 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 09:10:09 »
I love the set, but the kitting is all over the place:

1. Move ISO support in the base kit.
2. Move the second B in the base kit, so alice users could purchase either the extension kit or the spacebars kit.
3. Add stepped R3 control.
4. Add 3u and 2.75u spacebars.

Offline 3yatt

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #247 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 10:17:58 »

We're back now friend. Had some IRL duties to take care of, but we're back now  :thumb:

Can I ask what the theme/inspiration for the set is?
I love this so much and would like to know for description purposes :)

Offline Arila

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Re: [IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #248 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 15:24:50 »
Uhmm where has this set been all my life :eek: I'm in!!!

Offline Alpacacino

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[IC] GMK Astral
« Reply #249 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 10:21:59 »
Was “meh” about the set before, but after seeing the novelties and deskmat, this set has moved to MUST GET for my DnD battlestation


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