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Avernum 1&2 : Movement Handling (Windows)


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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:43 AM #1 Avernum 1&2 : Movement Handling (Windows)

In the Windows version of A1 and A2, using the arrow keys moves your party in the directions perpendicular to the cardinal directions N, E, W and S unlike that of the later games.

This can be irritating as most pathways and doors are located along these directions and you have to either mouse your way through or use the numpad. But neither of them is as comfortable as using the arrow keys. And many laptops / some keyboards don't have numpads.

I've made a tiny little subprogram which maps the Numpad keys 3,7,9 and 1 into the corresponding arrow keys Right, Left, Up and Down. With it the player can move just as in the later Avernum games from BoA onwards.

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Edited by Tyranicus, 10 December 2012 - 07:13 PM.
Attached file to post in case the download link should stop working in the future.


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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:26 PM #2 Avernum 1&2 : Movement Handling (Windows)

Does this affect other programs?
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:42 PM #3 Avernum 1&2 : Movement Handling (Windows)

I have tried it and it works great. And yes it does. Infact, its like it changes the keyboard functions. However, it is VERY easy to turn off. If you have windows, go to the bottom right hand corner, next to your time, and hover over the icons their untill something comes up that says, ToArrows. Then click it and press, "Off" Or whatever it says.

This is what happens if you use the arrow keys for anything else
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:06 AM #4 Avernum 1&2 : Movement Handling (Windows)

Oh. Thank you. I didn't knew anything about an "off" button...
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:16 AM #5 Avernum 1&2 : Movement Handling (Windows)

Yes, you just have to take the Exit option from the icon in your system tray.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:01 AM #6 Avernum 1&2 : Movement Handling (Windows)

Maybe it's just me, but I had no problem using the numeric keypad to move around.  Even the isometric display didn't bother me.  But then again, I've never been fond of rodents for moving around the screen.
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 02:08 PM #7 Avernum 1&2 : Movement Handling (Windows)

Harehunter said:

Maybe it's just me, but I had no problem using the numeric keypad to move around.  Even the isometric display didn't bother me.  But then again, I've never been fond of rodents for moving around the screen.
A lot of laptop keyboards, and some desktop keyboards, do not have numpads.
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:05 PM #8 Avernum 1&2 : Movement Handling (Windows)

You've got me dead to rights there. Even when I use a laptop, I still attach a USB keyboard to it. Laptop keyboards are just too cramping for my style.
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:34 PM #9 Avernum 1&2 : Movement Handling (Windows)

Bah. Laptop keyboards are overated.

I use a unique find and type method. Puh. Homerow. Hilarious. It only works for my computer though, so I cant use a laptop well.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:25 AM #10 Avernum 1&2 : Movement Handling (Windows)

I'm on a laptop which has all the numpad keys, but they are combined with the letters. To use them I have to hold down a 'function' button, and press 8, U, O or K for their respective numpad controls.

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 02:36 AM #11 Avernum 1&2 : Movement Handling (Windows)

Thanks a lot. This is really useful :)




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