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Topic: make 2x the default speed

mabcat
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Joined: 2019-11-09, 08:54
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Posted at: 2019-11-09, 09:22

I started playing Widelands two days ago, here's my feedback:

  • the default speed is too slow, I vote change it, the only time I'm not 2x is on that Atlantean campaign when the sea level rises

  • map scrolling with the arrow keys is glacially slow, if I could change anything that would be it

  • the mini map is also basically unusable for scrolling because the contents move when you click, they need to stay still

  • a lot of basic controls use keys that my laptop doesn't have (including the speed adjustment). I don't have page-up/page-down keys, or a Del key for clearing inbox messages, or a right mouse button, definitely not a middle mouse button. It's really hard to get around Widelands on a modern laptop

  • controlling the game speed is a basic thing that I should not have to do a tutorial to learn about. Gameplay tutorials are great. UI tutorials mean the UI needs fixing

I'm happy and grateful that Widelands is a thing, so thanks!


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stonerl
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Posted at: 2019-11-09, 10:44

I added a poll. So please be free and raise your voice there, so we have an idea how the user preferences are.


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WorldSavior
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Posted at: 2019-11-09, 11:35

mabcat wrote:

I started playing Widelands two days ago, here's my feedback:

Welcome to the forum!

  • map scrolling with the arrow keys is glacially slow, if I could change anything that would be it

I also think that it's much too slow

  • the mini map is also basically unusable for scrolling because the contents move when you click, they need to stay still

Do you mean the animations which happen when you change the place on the minimap? Oh yes, they are very annoying, you can turn them off in the main menu. I'd suggest to make it default that they are turned off...

  • a lot of basic controls use keys that my laptop doesn't have (including the speed adjustment). I don't have page-up/page-down keys, or a Del key for clearing inbox messages, or a right mouse button, definitely not a middle mouse button. It's really hard to get around Widelands on a modern laptop

In the new development version, we have some buttons for changing the speed.

Maybe it would be good if one could easily customize the keys like in many other games...

  • controlling the game speed is a basic thing that I should not have to do a tutorial to learn about. Gameplay tutorials are great. UI tutorials mean the UI needs fixing

I'm happy and grateful that Widelands is a thing, so thanks!


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