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OPEN  Feature request #4006  -  Geoscape key shortcuts partially incoherent with battlesca
Posted Jan 30, 2011 - updated Jan 31, 2013
mcr2010 (mcr2010) has been working on this issue since January 28, 2013 (20:49)
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Issue description
Item 522 imported from sourceforge.net tracker on 2013-01-28 20:22:06


On the battlescape: - asdw are used to move the camera - right click is used to cancel - center mouse button is used to rotate the camera.

On the geoscape: - asdw do nothing - right click is used to rotate the camera - center mouse button - I am not sure what it does, actually.

It would be great if the default keys.cfg would bind the same key sets for both views. Or just add some more keys equivalence to the geoscape (that would probably prevent people from changing their habbits Wink I do not know how to specify these, otherwise I would even have attached the proposed modification to the file.

Thank you for your help.

EDIT: I use version 2.4-dev IA-32 jan 23 2011 Win32 DEBUG

This was initially posted on the forum there: http://ufoai.ninex.info/forum/index.php?topic=5758.0
Comments Ported from Sourceforge  ⇑ top
mcr2010 (2011-07-15 13:37:04)  ⇑ top
I agree on this. Actually the middle mouse button does nothing on the geoscape.
tlh2000 (2011-07-15 16:13:49)  ⇑ top
the middle mouse button is zooming the geoscape on 2d and 3d geoscape
mcr2010 (2011-07-15 17:51:23)  ⇑ top
The mousewheel up/down is zooming in/out on 2d and 3d geoscape. Afaik pressing the middle mouse BUTTON does nothing on the geoscape. It should have the same function assigned as left and right mousebutton on the geoscape currently have, that is to move the camera when it is pressed and the mouse is moved. This would add consistency as holding the middle mouse button on the battlescape actually provides that function.
mcr2010 (2011-07-15 18:22:51)  ⇑ top
Oh, after testing again, holding the middle mouse button and moving the mouse up and down does really zoom the geoscape... It would be nice to be also able to rotate the earth with holding middle mouse button and moving the mouse to left/right.
mcr2010 (2011-07-23 13:22:50)  ⇑ top
See here: http://ufoai.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=ufoai/ufoai;a=commit;h=3f1a89b7b44725841e65bd4d42dff53793c938ba

  • Partially implemented fr #3168150 (Geoscape key shortcuts partially incoherent with battlescape)
  • The keys adws and keypad keys left-, right-, up-, down- arrows are now used on geoscape also to control camera movement (not earth movement)
  • The keys PGUP and PGDN are now also used on the geoscape to control the camera zoom (zoom in and out)