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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#246 closed task (duplicate)

Appealing mouse control

Reported by: bknecht Owned by: nobody
Priority: major Milestone: Version 0.2 Codename: Bellatrix
Component: Control Version: 0.1.2
Keywords: mouse Cc:
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Mouse control is the interface the player can interact with his ship. It really is important that this part won't be tricky or tedious to get into. Hence it is essential that this interface works right! The player has to feel free and under control all the time, this means an appealing control has to be available. No image "hw-easyball.jpg" attached to Ticket #246

Starting point

We can capture the mouse control and have a camera/node/ship to turn. What you have to do is simply the interface between it. Find a way so that the produced values by the player in the mouse control result in an appealing movement in the game and eventually on the screen, so that the player really feels under control.

How to start

Play a game which does it right. Darkstar One has a good mouse control. One may also try out Freelancer for a more complicated approach. I personally felt lost the first hour, but that's me. You can also play a game you remembered to have a good mouse control for flying a ship or plane of some kind. A certain similarity to the genre of Orxonox is a must, though.


If I cannot look around and feel kinda limited in the very basic movement of a game, I don't like to play it. Orxonox needs more players and so we cannot afford to present the game with a fiddly mouse control.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by bknecht

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