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Offline Penumbra

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Mouse only
« on: October 04, 2013, 11:41:38 AM »
This whole topic should be for after 1.0.

With the addition of Linux support, I have found myself able to play much more than I could (and, probably, should  ;D ) before. However, the computer I am using has a really poor keyboard yet a fine mouse. Would I be the only one interested in being able to move with the mouse? I wouldn't want to write a ticket if I were the only one.

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Re: Mouse only
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2013, 11:43:24 AM »
Already there, just enable it in the settings under general tab. :)
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Re: Mouse only
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2013, 11:45:50 AM »
Well... that was fast! I should pay more attention....  :-[

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Re: Mouse only
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2013, 11:48:16 AM »
Let's see if this works again  ;)

I find myself with my android phone, and would like to play it there........

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Re: Mouse only
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2013, 11:49:24 AM »
Hahaha.  Sorry on that one! :)
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Re: Mouse only
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2013, 11:53:15 AM »
Can't blame me for trying! Well, you could, but please don't.

This game would rock on my phone, and I would play it with ASCII graphics. You know, if you ever had a test build sitting somewhere....

Ok, I'm done bothering you finishing up 1.0

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Re: Mouse only
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013, 11:54:50 AM »
 ;D
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Re: Mouse only
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2013, 11:54:55 AM »
I will say, out of all the possible arcen titles, this would be the only one that would have a semblence of playability.

Of course the same could have been said for tidulus tidalis...(shows how much I know about that game)


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Re: Mouse only
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 11:57:08 AM »
I have a pretty good model for how tidalis could work on tablets, but for most of our others it could get pretty painful.  Skyward Collapse also could do pretty well, I expect.
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Re: Mouse only
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2013, 12:02:00 PM »
I have a pretty good model for how tidalis could work on tablets, but for most of our others it could get pretty painful.  Skyward Collapse also could do pretty well, I expect.

shows how little I know!

Yes, skyward I'd expect. On paper I don't see why BD would be bad. Then again, on paper is hardly useful for anything electric above a diagram.
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Re: Mouse only
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2013, 12:03:57 PM »
Heh.  Yeah, in a lot of respects bionic could work.  But I'd worry big-time about mis-swipes in particular.  Also doing tooltips is notoriously difficult on tablets.  I think it would slow the game down quite a bit unless we had the dreaded virtual controls.
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Re: Mouse only
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2013, 01:20:43 PM »
I said I would leave it alone, but.....

Tooltips could change to a question mark button that toggles touches from activation to tooltip information?

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Re: Mouse only
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2013, 01:23:15 PM »
As an FYI, if we did to porting it would be to iOS, not Android.  Piracy is rampant on android, the market of people who buy is tiny, and the hardware variance is enormous to the point of insanity.  And the stores are not well organized and do not support blocking unsupported hardware properly.  As some other devs have put it, they get 10% of the revenue from Android, and 90% of the support.

So... chances of a port to android, specifically, are next to nil.
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Re: Mouse only
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2013, 05:09:45 PM »
Ok, how many copies do I need to buy to make it worth it? ;)

Back on topic, is there a way to ground target with the mouse only?

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Re: Mouse only
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2013, 05:12:27 PM »
Ok, how many copies do I need to buy to make it worth it? ;)
Probably several thousand up front and a few dozen every time we get yet another inexplicable hardware-specific android bug report ;)
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