1. As a gamer how important is mouse support to you?
Answer: If it provides better response than a keyboard, I'd give it a try. As I currently don't use a mouse for gaming, I honestly don't know how important it would be, due to a lack of experience.


2. If supported would you consider purchasing a mouse with five or
more buttons for game input?
answer: As they are inexpensive, I would consider it. Hopefully, mouse support will become a feature of more blind friendly games, making the small investment more worthwhile.

3. What type of mouse device/devices do you currently own? (Such
answers may include: none, touch pad, USB optical mouse, wireless
optical mouse, PS2 standard mouse, trackball, etc.)
answer: The laptop has a window that you rub your finger around in to control the mouse pointer, whatever that is called. In the mouse connected to the home PC, there are 3 buttons on top and a ball underneath. HTH?

4. How many buttons does your mouse device have? Is it a two button,
three button, five button, or eight button mouse?
answer:  3 in both instances.

5. Does your mouse device have a scroll wheel?
answer:  No.

6. What do you think of the following input commands for a
side-scroller like Mysteries of the Ancients?
answer: Note that I deleted the mouse command list, but I do think it looks pretty good.

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Laughter is the best medicine, so look around, find a dose and take it to heart. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2011 4:46 PM
Subject: [Audyssey] Mouse Support in Games


Hi everyone,

This is a friendly notice to let everyone know what we are up to, and
to get a little feedback from those customers planning to purchase our
games. At the time being we at USA Games are involved in adding
multiple input devices to the Genesis 3D engine for Windows which will
include keyboard, mouse, and joystick support for all of our up and
coming Windows titles. For that reason we have just spent the past
week adding and debugging mouse support which will be available in
Mysteries of the Ancients beta 17 once we finalize that branch of the
code. Which brings us to some questions about your mouse setup and
thoughts.

1. As a gamer how important is mouse support to you?

2. If supported would you consider purchasing a mouse with five or
more buttons for game input?

3. What type of mouse device/devices do you currently own? (Such
answers may include: none, touch pad, USB optical mouse, wireless
optical mouse, PS2 standard mouse, trackball, etc.)

4. How many buttons does your mouse device have? Is it a two button,
three button, five button, or eight button mouse?

5. Does your mouse device have a scroll wheel?

6. What do you think of the following input commands for a
side-scroller like Mysteries of the Ancients?

Menu Next: wheel forward
Menu Prier: wheel backward
Menu Select: left button

Climb Down: wheel backward
Climb Up: wheel forward
Jump Left: left button+mouse left
Jump Right: left button+mouse right
Jump Up: left button+mouse forward
Perform Action: middle button
Run Left: right button+mouse left
Run Right: right button+mouse right
Walk Left: mouse left
Walk Right: mouse right

Sincerely,
Thomas Ward
Chief Operating Officer
http://www.usagamesinteractive.com

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