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11 years 10 months ago #5286 by SpikeTheElder
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Folks,

When you run in windowed mode, ois there a command to ensure that the mouse pointer stays within the WC Saga window, and soes not stray outside of it? Please advise.

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11 years 10 months ago #5291 by KeldorKatarn
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Unfortunately no. That is not how windows works.

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11 years 10 months ago #5294 by arisian
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Well, to be fair, I'm pretty sure there are ways of locking the cursor to within a window (DosBox does it, for one). More to the point is that's not how the FreeSpace/WCSaga engine works, so there's no way to do it for this game (or most others, for that matter).

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11 years 10 months ago #5296 by SpikeTheElder
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Yes, I was thinking the cursor lock a la DosBox. Any ideas?

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11 years 10 months ago #5303 by KeldorKatarn
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arisian wrote: Well, to be fair, I'm pretty sure there are ways of locking the cursor to within a window (DosBox does it, for one). More to the point is that's not how the FreeSpace/WCSaga engine works, so there's no way to do it for this game (or most others, for that matter).


Ok, let me rephrase it... it is possible but we don't prefer doing that. An application is not supposed to simply lock the mouse in a window area. What if it freezes.. you wouldn't be able to do anything with the mouse anymore.

But to get to the real problem: Why don't you simply play in fullscreen mode?

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11 years 10 months ago #5327 by SpikeTheElder
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I do run in Full Screen modemost times. Some times I need to keep an eye on other tasks while I play, so the windowed mode is ideal for that. The mouse cursor exiting the SC Saga window is a minor annoyance that I can live with iff there is no work around.

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11 years 10 months ago #5335 by KeldorKatarn
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As I said, I'd rather not use that work around since if anything happens with the exe file it might very well lock the mouse control and force you into a total-reboot because you don't get mouse control back.

So if it is not too much of a problem I'd rather not change that.

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11 years 8 months ago #7803 by langear
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I would like this feature too.
Just for example, even though it is a flash game, Minecraft does this. On a higher level, Modern Warfare 2 does this too.

I don't know what kind of programing would go into it, but I do hope it is a feature we can opt into.

To address the mouse being locked in the game when the game freezes, there are always keyboard commands to navigate the desktop and to close the program.

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