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Sam & Max The Devil's Playhouse - control and interface discussion thread.

posted by [TTG] Yare on - last edited - Viewed by 6.8K users
You know the drill.

Any other control/UI threads that spring up will be merged into this one or deleted.


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Lackey;269677 said:
Can I just point and click to move around?
If you click on something, you will walk to it before using it. Clicking on the ground doesn't do anything.
Sir Primalform Magnifico;270529 said:
I really miss just being able to click where I want to go. Why can't you include that in addition to all the other schemes?
There are threads discussing this all over the forum. What it comes down to is this: Making a game support point-and-click imposes strict requirements on level design and cinematography. We don't want to work within those requirements, so we dropped point-and-click.
JedExodus;269519 said:
Has click and drag survived from ToMI guys?
Yes.
Gman5852;269569 said:
Just out of curiosity, are you allowed to use WASD controls like TOMI.
WASD, arrow keys, and numpad are all supported.
avistew;269511 said:
Do you click or do you select it with the keyboard? Or something else?
On the PC, you click to select things. Unless you're using a gamepad.
Pale Man;269532 said:
Gamepad support on PC? :D:D:D
Yes. If you use a gamepad on the PC, it will control the same as it does on PS3.
Diduz;270592 said:
Is the gamepad support on PC limited to the Xbox 360 controller or pretty much every win-compatible joypad is supported?
It should work with any gamepad. <-- PROBABLY WRONG: </b> I think that the engine supports Xbox and Logitech controllers, everything else is questionable. Some forum users claim that a third-party program called "padmapper" will allow any joystick to work, but I have not tried it first hand.



Diduz;270592 said:May I control the game entirely through keyboard?

You must use the mouse to select things on the PC.


A bunch of people said:Hotspot highlighting!

Hotspot highlighting is no longer tied to your graphic quality setting. I believe it is limited to gamepad controls, however, as it is tied in with the way you select things in that mode. Pressing the equivalent of "right-trigger" will make hotspots show up.


Tjibbbe;269559 said:Yare, could you tell us how dialogue works this time around? Will we see something like this in de PC-version (looks spiffy!), or do we get more traditional dialogue lines?:

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This interface is the same for both controller and pointer, though the way you interact with it differs to suit the control method you are using.
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  • You don't need to do it. Wallace & Gromit and Tales of MI had the same feature -- a "show hotspots" button.
    Wow, I didn't know that! I played the entire Tales season and never knew I could see the hotspots! :p (How were we supposed to know this button?)
  • Zodler;269624 said:
    Wow, I didn't know that! I played the entire Tales season and never knew I could see the hotspots! :p (How were we supposed to know this button?)
    It doesn't work if you play it on a low graphic setting, though.
  • I don't even know what a hotspot is
  • They mean stuff you can click.
  • ah, so any item. So my next question is What does that Hyperdrive Mode thing (or whatever it was, been a while since I've played a game, didn't check in Ice Station Santa I've seen in several games do? it doesn't seem to do anything
  • I didn't notice any Hyperdrive mode. My guess is that it's a joke and does nothing at all.
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    Remolay;269643 said:
    ah, so any item. So my next question is What does that Hyperdrive Mode thing (or whatever it was, been a while since I've played a game, didn't check in Ice Station Santa I've seen in several games do? it doesn't seem to do anything
    It did nothing. Just there to annoy people. :) Sorry.
  • avistew;269627 said:
    It doesn't work if you play it on a low graphic setting, though.
    I feel like elaborating on this, in case any questions/complaints arise on the matter.

    The hotspot display feature only works above a certain quality level because it requires that depth of field effects are enabled, which gets turned off at settings lower than 3 or 4, I believe.
  • so mess with the heads of people. I thought for a second it would make the entire game move faster. It seemed to make it move smoother when I selected it in Crossover, but I must have been going crazy
  • Pale Man;269653 said:
    I feel like elaborating on this, in case any questions/complaints arise on the matter.

    The hotspot display feature only works above a certain quality level because it requires that depth of field effects are enabled, which gets turned off at settings lower than 3 or 4, I believe.
    Thanks for the specifics. I can only play at level 1 so I had no clue when it starts being possible, which is why I wasn't more specific.
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