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Bug Issue: Trackpad / Touch-screen laptops with no mouse can't start AGS games

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AGD2

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« on: 28 Jan 2015, 20:44 »
Running AGS games on a new Windows 8 touch-screen HP laptop with a trackpad (no mouse plugged in), results in the following message when trying to load the game:

"No mouse was detected on your system, or your mouse is not configured to work with DirectInput. You must have a mouse to play this game."

The game doesn't load after the message is clicked away.  This issue is going to become increasingly problematic as touch-screens become more prevalent.

Radiant

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« Reply #1 on: 29 Jan 2015, 09:42 »
Oh, good point. Also, note that several older AGS games, particularly non-adventure games, don't require a mouse in the first place. While well-intended, this check is really not necessary.

AGD2

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« Reply #2 on: 03 Feb 2015, 17:13 »
Quick update: Plugging a mouse into the laptop in question allowed the game to run. But as Radiant said, AGS games probably shouldn't require that a mouse be present in order to launch.

Crimson Wizard

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« Reply #3 on: 03 Feb 2015, 18:01 »
A side-question, how do you play the game without a mouse? Is it keyboard-controlled game, or AGS receives touchscreen input?

AGD2

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« Reply #4 on: 03 Feb 2015, 21:27 »
I'm not sure about the game Radiant was referring to, but in our case, the laptop is a touch-screen, so in theory, any AGS game could be played without a mouse by just tapping and dragging your finger across the screen, like on a tablet or smartphone.

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« Reply #5 on: 04 Feb 2015, 00:44 »
A side-question, how do you play the game without a mouse? Is it keyboard-controlled game, or AGS receives touchscreen input?

Vector Vendetta and Indiana Rodent are both keyboard-controlled (this also goes for a number of non-adventure games by other designers), and most of our adventure games can be controlled entirely with hotkeys and the arrow keys.

Issue updated by Crimson Wizard
« Reply #6 on: 24 Feb 2015, 08:58 »
  • Version changed from AGS 3.3.3, Adventure Game Studio 3.4 to AGS 3.3.4
  • Status changed from New to Confirmed

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Issue Details

  • Reported
    28 Jan 2015, 20:44
  • Updated
    24 Feb 2015, 08:58
  • View Status
    Public
  • Type
    Bug
  • Status
    Confirmed
  • Priority
    Normal
  • Version
    AGS 3.3.4
  • Fixed in
    (none)
  • Assigned to
    (none)
  • Category
    Mouse

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