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Offline gtotal

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can't shift-click
« on: September 17, 2011, 12:33:03 PM »
I am playing Tidalis on a MacBook Pro running OSX 10.6.7.

I can no longer hold the Shift button to change the direction of blocks. Clicking with two fingers on the touchpad works, as it did before, but this is extremely uncomfortable, and the Shift button was perfect!

This happened a few minutes ago, after I upgraded from the demo and clicked the "Updates" button in the lower left of the Tidalis window-- I don't know which, if either, of these things might have caused it.

Can you help?

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Re: can't shift-click
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 12:54:40 PM »
Try restarting and playing in full-screen mode. Maybe the unity engine thinks that the key is already pressed.
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Re: can't shift-click
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 01:12:19 PM »
You might check the key bindings window, too, and make sure it is still bound to shift. You can also rebind it to something else if you prefer. Hope that helps!
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Re: can't shift-click
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 08:59:51 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions! Sadly, going to full-screen mode didn't help, and the key bindings window... I have to admit, I'm not even sure which setting I should be looking at. The names are somewhat opaque to me.

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Re: can't shift-click
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 09:23:23 PM »
I think it's something like "Use LMB as RMB"
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Re: can't shift-click
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011, 09:49:26 PM »
I think one of the recent updates changed the key binding for this from the Shift key to the Z key. The Unity3D engine that we use has problems figuring out that a key has been released if the game loses focus, so things like shift+tab, used to control the Steam overlay, cause shift to get stuck, which was causing a lot of pain for a lot of people. Unfortunately, we have no control over this bug, and the Unity team has yet to provide a fix. So, the solution was to change the default to Z, which would address the problem well enough. That would explain why it stopped working for you after an update. :) You can change this back to shift, if you'd like, with the Key setting in Settings -> Change Key Bindings -> Make LMB = RMB.

If it turns out this doesn't fix it, you could try removing or renaming your settings.dat and settings.bak files in Tidalis/RuntimeData. These contain all your various settings, achievement information, and your license key information (but not adventure mode saves). If the feature works after that, then it is some other setting that somehow changed, and if not, I suspect it could be something else related to an update somehow. If removing the files didn't fix it, you can restore your old settings.dat and settings.bak files to get all your info back in the game.
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Re: can't shift-click
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2011, 09:51:43 PM »
OH, that's right!  Thanks a ton Lars, that's exactly what it is.
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