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Wadjet Eye Games => Technobabylon => Topic started by: christoph on July 02, 2015, 03:45:21 PM

Title: Issues with TechnoBabylon on a Win8 Tablet
Post by: christoph on July 02, 2015, 03:45:21 PM
Hi community,

I am trying to get TechnoBabylon running on my Lenovo Miix2 Win8 tablet. Basically it runs quite ok, once I get it started. Unfortunately getting it started turns out to be very tricky, as it checks for a connected mouse, and won't start without it.

Is there anyone who tried this before and has any hints for me how to e.g. emulate a mouse (so the game starts and I can just control it with touch), or is there a switch in the .cfg-file that deactivates this check?

A patch that just disables this check (or replaces it with a warning, that the game might not run as expected without a mouse connected) would also be great, as I am totally hooked to this game and would love to play it when I am commuting to work  ;)

Best regards
Christoph
Title: Re: Issues with TechnoBabylon on a Win8 Tablet
Post by: SamCarterX on July 04, 2015, 04:55:45 AM
Can't try this myself, as I don't have a Windows tablet, but this thread: https://forum.beyond3d.com/threads/windows-8-fake-mouse-driver-for-tablet.55191/#post-1773979 (https://forum.beyond3d.com/threads/windows-8-fake-mouse-driver-for-tablet.55191/#post-1773979)   says "Enabling "mouse keys", a Windows accessibility feature, allows games to detect a mouse on touch devices."

Here's the link to enable "mouse keys": http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/windows8/use-numeric-keypad.aspx (http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/windows8/use-numeric-keypad.aspx)

And here's a Wadjeteyegames thread from the Gemini Rue section on a similar subject: http://www.wadjeteyegames.com/forum/index.php?topic=1883.0
Title: Re: Issues with TechnoBabylon on a Win8 Tablet
Post by: christoph on July 04, 2015, 05:01:02 AM
Thanks for the hint!  :)

Unfortunately this one I tried already. Even if it works for some programs, it doesn't work with DirectInput (at least not on my tablet; maybe because the screen-keyboard has no Num-pad?)

Best regards
Christoph
Title: Re: Issues with TechnoBabylon on a Win8 Tablet
Post by: HappyCat on March 09, 2016, 02:00:57 PM
It might be a necroposting, but Logitech gaming software centerv installs driver which passes as mouse.
I used it with TouchMousePointer to launch Shardlight. Seriously, this mouse check just should be off...

P.S.: second series of 5 robot checks is overkill.