The problem you are facing has to do with the fact that Jaws and other
screen readers do not play along well with DirectX. Games that use
DirectInput lock up when the screen reader is running because the fact
Jaws and the game are both trying to get direct access to the keyboard
at the same time. The solution here is to either turn your screen reader
off completely when playing the game, (recommended,) or put your screen
reader to sleep while running the game.
William L. Houts wrote:
I've tried several games in the last couple of days and all of them
have been failures. I downloaded Smugglers 4, Q9 and the MOTA Demo,
and despite the friendly invitation to select options with my arrow
keys, I couldn't get my system to react at all. To top it off, I've
just tried to play Core Exiles, and while I can log into the game with
my character, I can't seem to work the combo boxes. Are these games
made for post-XP Windows, or am I doing something wrong?
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