Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Quick update: More mouse support for ADOM II (formerly known as JADE)

Just added two mouse support features to the next release ADOM II / JADE:

  • During movement mode you can click on some known position and the PC will move there.
  • During look mode (new for the next release) you can hover over a visible position and it will be described in more detail (including known statistics for NPCs). 
At some point (but not for the next release) right-clicking during movement mode probably also will provide extended descriptions but that will have to be considered in more detail. All changes have been documented on the new DevState page.

1 comment:

  1. Right-clicking to use some of the keyboard shortcuts might be useful (wipe face, clean ears etc.)

    Also, hovering over 'magic' on the right click drop down brings up a list of available spells with relevant casting costs etc.

    I think extending the mouse usage is a step forward as some players will undoubtedly prefer to play with the mouse which will make it accessible to a wider audience who might otherwise be put off by a keyboard-only game.

    Personally, I'd prefer to continue to use the keyboard...although it's difficult to explain why. Maybe it's the joy of seeing the wife's expression as I explain that pressing 't' will fire a longbow of accuracy at the advancing blue g thus killing it and causing my character (symbolised by part of an email address) to advance a level as a farmer :)