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[NCTH] how to aim with auto only weapons?[message #293031] Thu, 03 November 2011 12:12 Go to next message
Luppolo

 
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with weapons without single fire (es mac 10) i can only change number of bullets in autofire and not aim so they're useless Sad
Re: [NCTH] how to aim with auto only weapons?[message #293042] Thu, 03 November 2011 16:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Slax

 
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Location: People riding polar bears...
Mouse wheel.

Re: [NCTH] how to aim with auto only weapons?[message #293115] Mon, 07 November 2011 08:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
usrbid

 
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Yo Slax, is there a keyboard work around? My laptop doesn't have a mouse wheel and I don't use external mice.


Re: [NCTH] how to aim with auto only weapons?[message #293118] Mon, 07 November 2011 09:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DepressivesBrot

 
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Check your touchpad drivers for a scroll function and activate it. Can't guarantee that it works with every pad/laptop but on mine it does.


Re: [NCTH] how to aim with auto only weapons?[message #293125] Mon, 07 November 2011 10:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
usrbid

 
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Other than the touchpad work around there is nothing in the game? I have an IBM T23, no touchpad.


Re: [NCTH] how to aim with auto only weapons?[message #293127] Mon, 07 November 2011 10:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Slax

 
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I remember trying to find hotkeys with no luck before accidentally brushing against my mouse wheel.
Sorry, Dieter. Looks like you'll have to get yourself a mouse.

Re: [NCTH] how to aim with auto only weapons?[message #293145] Mon, 07 November 2011 18:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sam Hotte

 
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Dieter, you could try if your windows' "mouse keys" (ALT+SHIFT+NUM) offer something to emulate middle mouse button/wheel and if that works in game.
Re: [NCTH] how to aim with auto only weapons?[message #293169] Tue, 08 November 2011 05:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
usrbid

 
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Ha, ha, it made a funny sound, you get a dialog box, apparently mouse keys is a Windows feature.

Good suggestion Sam_Hotte, however I wanted to know if there is an in game alternative, meaning we can't just assume everyone has a mouse wheel, that doesn't feel right.

I mean probably most people do have a mouse wheel, but for example I don't. And I can't really envision all possible hardware platforms and if they all have a mouse wheel. For example in SMP a mouse wheel cannot be assumed to be present e.g. Android.


Re: [NCTH] how to aim with auto only weapons?[message #296200] Wed, 04 January 2012 01:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Captain Colon

 
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Aim to your desired level in semi-auto and then change to burst/auto...the aim level you selected will be retained and you can set the size of your auto burst from there. It's a bit inconvenient to have to do this every single burst but if you have no mousewheel (or if your mousewheel just doesn't work for whatever reason e.g. 64-bit OS) then it's the only way I know of.
Re: [NCTH] how to aim with auto only weapons?[message #296201] Wed, 04 January 2012 01:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DepressivesBrot

 
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Did you at least read the thread title?


Re: [NCTH] how to aim with auto only weapons?[message #303124] Tue, 10 April 2012 05:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mtx

 
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Dieter

Good suggestion Sam_Hotte, however I wanted to know if there is an in game alternative, meaning we can't just assume everyone has a mouse wheel, that doesn't feel right.

I mean probably most people do have a mouse wheel, but for example I don't. And I can't really envision all possible hardware platforms and if they all have a mouse wheel. For example in SMP a mouse wheel cannot be assumed to be present e.g. Android.


I second that. In my case, I run ja2 in linux/wine, and the mousewheel is completely ignored.
It does work in other Windows apps under wine (Notepad, etc.).

It would be nice to have a key combo as an alternative. As it stands, all auto-only weapons are useless in NCTH. MGs with single/burst mode work ok, aiming first in single mode.
Re: [NCTH] how to aim with auto only weapons?[message #303401] Sat, 14 April 2012 05:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Goncyn

 
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I feel like I wrote a patch for this a long time ago. Hold on... yes. I never posted it anywhere, apparently, and I have no idea whether it would apply cleanly today because I don't have the current source checked out, but maybe someone who does will find this useful?

Index: Build/Tactical/Turn Based Input.cpp
===================================================================
--- Build/Tactical/Turn Based Input.cpp (revision 4232)
+++ Build/Tactical/Turn Based Input.cpp (working copy)
@@ -4208,7 +4208,21 @@
                                        ToggleTacticalPanels();
                                }
                                break;
+                       case '[':
+                       case ']':
+                               if (gpItemPointer == NULL && gusSelectedSoldier != NOBODY && gCurrentUIMode == CONFIRM_ACTION_MODE)
+                               {
+                                       SOLDIERTYPE *pSoldier;
+                                       INT16 direction = InputEvent.usParam == '[' ? 1 : -1;

+                                       if (GetSoldier(&pSoldier, gusSelectedSoldier))
+                                       {
+                                               if(gGameExternalOptions.bAimedBurstEnabled)
+                                                       HandleWheelAdjustCursor(pSoldier, usMapPos, direction, brstmode);
+                                               else
+                                                       HandleWheelAdjustCursorWOAB(pSoldier, usMapPos, direction);
+                                       }
+                               }
                        }

 #ifdef GERMAN
Re: [NCTH] how to aim with auto only weapons?[message #311840] Tue, 06 November 2012 21:07 Go to previous message
RasterOps

 
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Location: Tempe, Az. USA
DepressivesBrot
Did you at least read the thread title?
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