Hi Nicol,

Well, currently in Mysteries of the Ancients the scroll wheel on the
mouse is used to climb up/down on a rope, staircase, ladder, whatever.
Moving the mouse left/right has Angela walk, and holding one of the
buttons while pulling the mouse left/right has her jump, run, etc.
This is widely accepted to be a good mouse setup so far, and what we
will be sticking with for our game releases.


On 1/9/11, NIcol <nicoljaco...@telkomsa.net> wrote:
> HI Tom and Jeremy
> I have a suggestion for you.
> I do not know of other countries, but here in south Africa, most  mice
> currently have a wheel that can be moved upwards or downwards.
> So instead of the user having to move the mouse itself, how about
> implementing a feature so that the user can move the wheel in order to walk?
> I would say the left mouse button can be used for firing a weapon and the
> right mouse button can be used to jump.
> To pick up an item, how about moving the mouse itself slightly?
> I think I  will find it easier to walk by using the wheel than moving the
> mouse itself.

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