Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#7609 closed feature request (wontfix)

FOTAQ: dialog skipping using "."

Reported by: SF/clemty Owned by: fingolfin
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Queen
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game: Flight of the Amazon Queen


Win32 0.11.0svn Dec 21 2007

In most games, you can skip the current spoken line using "." (just re-checked with the same ScummVM version in BASS) - however in FOTAQ you achieve that pressing the Space bar.

For the sake of consistency the FOTAQ engine could be changed to additionally accept "."

Ticket imported from: #1856334. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/425.

Change History (6)

comment:1 by fingolfin, 16 years ago

I am torn on this one. Do we really want to try to uniy key commands between all games? So, do we also change "space" to mean "pause" everywhere? even if the original game used it for something different? In other words: Should we even attempt to try to be "consistent" between all games when they are not at all "consistent" to start with?

comment:2 by SF/clemty, 16 years ago

nobody is complaining that FOTAQ uses F5 for saving :)

The original game used F1, ScummVM FOTAQ maps both F1 and F5 to it

From a user perspective I see nothing wrong with mapping a function to a previously unused key. Wouldn't change the space behavior from "skip line" to "pause" though.

comment:3 by bluegr, 16 years ago

The comma and period keys ("," and ".") are already used to select the previous/next verb during dialogs in FOTAQ... so I don't know how feasible it would be to skip dialogs with ".", unless the key behaves differently depending on the situation, or the keys are remapped (e.g. "," for selecting the previous dialog option, "/" for selecting the next and "." for skipping dialogs). Refer to /engines/queen/input.cpp lines 144-203

comment:4 by SF/clemty, 16 years ago

didn't know that "." is already assigned - in that case, feel free to close this item

comment:5 by fingolfin, 16 years ago

Owner: set to fingolfin
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

comment:6 by digitall, 5 years ago

Component: Engine: Queen
Game: Flight of the Amazon Queen
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