AGS: Maniac Mansion Mania (MMM) series keyboard shortcuts issues
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Description (last modified by )
Most "Maniac Mansion Mania" games are written in German/Deutsch at first,
and have shortcut issues with both original Windows AGS engine and ScummVM/AGS-engine.
- For the German language version, the AGS action menu is:
Schau Benutze Nimm Öffne Schliesse Gib Ziehe Drücke Rede
The game expects this german keyboard layout,
and maps actions position-wise :
[Q] [W] [E] R T Z [A] [S] [D] E F G [Y] [X] [C] V B N
(so [E] is a shortcut for "Nimm", and [A] for "Öffne")
But on US keyboards (QWERTY), bottom-leftmost key is Z, not Y,
so the shortcut for "Ziehe" is misplaced.
Worst, French keyboard are like that:
[A] Z [E] R T [Y] [Q] [S] [D] F G H [W] [X] [C] V B N
Öffne * Nimm * * Ziehe Shau Shliesse Gib * * * Benutze Drücke Rede * * *
- The English/Italian/Russian language version uses the US/IT/RU keyboard layout :
[Q] [W] [E] R T Y [A] [S] [D] E F G [Z] [X] [C] V B N
which gives the same issue when the user uses a different keyboard layout, both with ScummVM AGS-engine and the original Windows AGS executable.
- For shortcuts to work as expected, raw keycodes should be used instead of keymap-translated keys, and keyboard shortcuts for the action menu should be patched accordingly.
- Affected games:
At least Maniac Mansion Mania 1, 3-8 (Maniac Mansion Mania 8 doesn't adapt shortcuts to other languages at all), 10-11, 14-15, 17-18, 21-24, 27, 29-30.
Maniac Mansion Mania 2,9,16 use first letter based shortcuts for English language, MMM12 has no shortcuts.