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Avernum 1&2 : Movement Handling (Windows)

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BMA   

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.

 

Download ToArrows (202 Kb)

ToArrows.zip

Edited by Tyranicus
Attached file to post in case the download link should stop working in the future.

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Trenton.   

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

^= 9 <=7 v=1 >=3.

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Indignus   

Oh. Thank you. I didn't knew anything about an "off" button...

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-Nightwatcher

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BMA   

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

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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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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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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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Trenton.   

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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BMA   

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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