Lack of numpad

sammy0025

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Hi guys, I wish to use the numpad on a 13" MacBook Pro late 2011. Problem is that I'm am using Bootcamp to boot Windows so I can play some of my games. Unfortuanetly a critical key just happened to use the numpad. I am not willing to buy a numpad keyboard just for that. I heard that it's impossible to press any numpad stuff, so anybody has an idea how I should hit a numpad key on the MacBook keyboard. Just saying, I'm just playing GTA Vice City modded to become something like Back To The Future. I just need to press num 5 to make my DeLorean time machine hover.
 

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What's wrong with pressing the '5' key in the top row?
 
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What's wrong with pressing the '5' key in the top row?
No, the game would not respond to the "5" key. It ONLY accepts numpad key imputs, that's why I urgently need to get numpad somehow without buying any hardware.
 
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Try pressing the 'I' key. On the pre-unibody laptops, the 'I' was the numpad '5' after pressing F6. The newer laptops don't show them on the keys anymore, but give it a try. You may need to press the fn key to enable it. F6 on the new keyboards isn't the Num Lock key anymore.

I don't have a newer MBP so I am taking an educated guess here.
 
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