As I mentioned in my reply, I'm using autohotkey. I've used it in the past for other games. It works just fine, thanks for looking out for me. Unfortunately, I'm not looking for help.
There's just no excuse for having to rely on 3rd party software to force the game to give me the key configuration I need. A PC's 2 natural controllers are a mouse and keyboard. We're not re-inventing the wheel here, support it!
Daggerdale is an RPG - well, more action RPG than RPG. I've had to do my own dodging from arrows in this game so it fits to have a comfortable setup.
Neverwinter Nights came out in 2002. certainly not as action-like as Daggerdale. There's no physical dodging at all, it's just a virtual die roll that tells me I dodged. Yet I can assign my movement keys just fine.