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Offline aeropostale

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Keyboard Problem on Blackwell Convergence
« on: October 19, 2014, 10:27:50 AM »
Hi all,

I playing Blackwell Convergence on Ubuntu 14.04 (although the same problem applies to the previous game Blackwell Unbound). I basically can't type any character involving the left shift key (for example the @ character or any capital letter). This means that I am stuck in one of the games. Has anyone had the same problem? Thanks in advance for the help,

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Offline DaveGilbert

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Re: Keyboard Problem on Blackwell Convergence
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 11:02:26 AM »
Could I ask what necessitates pressing the shift key? If I remember correctly, you don't need to do that although it's been a long time since I made it!

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Re: Keyboard Problem on Blackwell Convergence
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2016, 06:16:46 PM »
Hi guys, I have the exact same problem.

Playing the game on Ubuntu 16.04 on a French AZERTY keyboard.

I changed keyboard layout to be able to type numbers (needed in unbound to answer the college student) BUT that won't do the trick to type the "@"  needed to hack Paul Meltzer's email address in Convergence (shift+2 on a Qwerty keyboard).

Shift+2 will only gives me "2". It's like the shift key is completely useless no matter what keyboard mapping I switch to.

I'm clueless and haven't found any solution browsing the web...
Help please ! :-)
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Re: Keyboard Problem on Blackwell Convergence
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2016, 04:47:47 AM »
Hi guys, I have the exact same problem.

Playing the game on Ubuntu 16.04 on a French AZERTY keyboard.

I changed keyboard layout to be able to type numbers (needed in unbound to answer the college student) BUT that won't do the trick to type the "@"  needed to hack Paul Meltzer's email address in Convergence (shift+2 on a Qwerty keyboard).

Shift+2 will only gives me "2". It's like the shift key is completely useless no matter what keyboard mapping I switch to.

I'm clueless and haven't found any solution browsing the web...
Help please ! :-)

Ok. Answering to myself in case it could help someone else.

So I'm actually playing the gog linux version of the Blackwell games and they all seem to have the same problem i.e the "shift" "ctrl" and "alt" keys won't work.

So here's what I did to be able to play the games and continue my adventure :

1- I installed the gog windows version of the games using WINE (to find out I could not use my saves.)

2- I compiled the AGS engine on my system using this link : https://github.com/adventuregamestudio/ags/blob/master/debian/README.md

3- I then ran the game with it using the windows versions I had installed with WINE and I was able to use my saves and continue my adventure. All keys are functional even with a French AZERTY keyboard layout.