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wheekapig
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Joined: 2021-02-07, 14:35
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Posted at: 2021-02-07, 14:43

Hi all, Just starting playing, and have tried to find if there's an option for this, but from what I can see, the right click mouse movement seems to move the "camera", not the "ground", so when you move right the "camera" moves right (so you see more of the ground to the right)... is there an option to invert this? I feel it's more intuitive if I'm actually "grabbing the ground" and dragging it, so right click and move right moves the view so I see more of the ground to the "left"

Put another way... The mouse currently moves the camera "over" the ground, I want to move the ground "under" the camera...

Weirdly though, I feel like the arrow keys are correct! Arrow right, I go right... I think it's something to do with the fact that I'm "clicking" on the ground my mind intuitively associates it with "grabbing the ground", maybe it's a hang over from other games like this?

...Also, I keep expecting the edge of the screen to move the view too.. perhaps I should have put this in the game suggestions thread??

Sorry if I've missed a really obvious option

Wheek-a-pig

Edited: 2021-02-07, 14:51

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BoeseKaiser
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Posted at: 2021-02-07, 15:03

hey Wheekapig,

I don't think there is an option to do that, I could be wrong though. One gets used to it, but I have to say, it takes me a bit of time every time I switch games ! There are a couple of interface things that are not the "standard", but one gets used to it quite fast I'd say.

Welcome to the game, Have fun !


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WorldSavior
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Posted at: 2021-02-07, 19:03

In the very newest development version there is also the typical edge scrolling implemented which is common in strategy games. Maybe this also solves the problem? The problem though is that this is very slow, it might need a big speedup


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WorldSavior
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Posted at: 2021-02-07, 23:33

By the way I think that the right click movement is correct. When you move to the right, then its similar to using the right arrow, so you go on the map to the right.


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Nordfriese
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Posted at: 2021-02-07, 23:40

Hi wheekapig and welcome to the forums face-smile.png

As BoeseKaiser and WorldSavior say correctly there's no option for this yet, though we do have optional edge scrolliing now. Which direction the map should be moved when dragging is a matter of taste, so an option to invert the movement wouldn't hurt. I put it on the wishlist: https://github.com/widelands/widelands/issues/4662


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