Hi Phil and all,
Well, one of the primary reasons I asigned fire and pick up to the same
key and joystick button is for ease of use when playing the game with a
joystick or game pad. When you play the game a lot with a joystick like
I do the player is limited to 10 to 12 buttons. So in order to do
everything you can do on the keyboard many buttons have to share
commands with something else by pressing at least two buttons down at
the same time. Another way is by changing the buttons action or state by
holstering or drawing a weapon as is often done in several mainstream
games I know of.
Bottom line, I guess I am developing the game from a mainstream
perspective and enjoy playing the game with a joystick rather than
depending on keyboard support as many accessible games often do. As a
result I am certain there are many gamers here that find this way of
doing things strange or overly complicated even though someone like
myself is quite comfortable with it. Never-the-less it is no big deal to
change it back to the way it was in beta 3 when you could press enter to
pick up items and space fired a weapon. I'll just have to remap the
joystick to include a pick up button and remove some other command from
Phil Vlasak wrote:
I liked the enter keys able to pick up objects, sort of like your left
hand doing this while the space bar controlled your right hand
If you are going for reality, then with two hands you should be able
to pick up objects if you have a hand free.
But if you are holding a weapon and have a torch burning, so have both
hands occupied, then the enter pickup should be prevented.
You could also prevent the taking of potions if you are holding a
weapon and a torch too.
If you don't have a torch burning your accuracy with the weapons
should be less.
I think these are not critical to getting the game out and could be
added later to the engine.
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