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Winged_Cat Nov 30, 2013 @ 1:34pm
Can't throw grenades
To throw grenades (after you have acquried the Grenade research item), you select a Squad, hold down right mouse button, then click the left mouse button, right?

When I do that nothing happens. Lasers fire like normal, but no grenades. Likewise if I select rockets or airstrikes.

I've completed everything up to Yard. I found ways around the enemies I couldn't destroy with lasers alone on previous levels, but in Yard, the concentration of spiders around the incubators makes it impossible to move on with just lasers. (I've upgraded the Darwinians to have grenades, but I can't clear out the area long enough to get enough Darwinians out that they can grenade the spiders. And I need to do this before I get Armor, assuming Armor won't suffer the same issue.)

Is there a way to remap this control? I'm on PC, so the "one button" OSX fix doesn't help (since it's not present).
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knootewoot Dec 1, 2013 @ 3:47am 
Darwinians will never throw Grenades as far as i iknow. You can upgrade there laser skills.

If you do have the grenade research item, check it by pressing tab so you get to the squad creation screen. Hover with the mose on a created squad and check if there is a grenade icon next to the squad. Here you also choose between rockers/nades when you get more secundary weapons.

To fire them, you are doing it correctly. Press and hold right, and then press left.
Winged_Cat Dec 2, 2013 @ 10:40am 
The 4.0 research for Darwinians says it's upgraded them to throw grenades. Is the game text incorrect?

I've done the check you describe. I have grenades, rockets, and airstrikes available.

I hold right and press left, but no grenades are thrown (or rockets fired, if I've selected rockets for that squad). I suspect the game isn't recognizing that control from my touchpad. I ask again: is there a way to remap this control on the PC version?
Snoozer000 Dec 4, 2013 @ 4:48pm 
ya they can toss grenades when your mob is big enough they will toss like 20 at once

but for your origianl post idk the only glitches i had were engineers trying to get unretrievable souls and being incapable of spawning or shooting which i just restarted the game to fix the problem

have you tried veryfying game cache?maybe your missing the throw grenades bit ive had stupid♥♥♥♥♥♥like that happen to me
Winged_Cat Dec 7, 2013 @ 9:37am 
I've tried verifying my game cache. Still got the same problem.

At this point I strongly suspect it's just that the game isn't recognizing "right mouse button held, left mouse button pressed". I can't get a big mob of Darwinians in the Yard because the incubators are swamped with spiders. Is there any other way to throw grenades?
ozone89 Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:22am 
have you found the necessary research for the squad?
Winged_Cat Dec 17, 2013 @ 8:39pm 
Yes. (I believe you aren't allowed to pass by the world you get Grenade in without actually getting Grenade, and I've gotten to Yard.)
ozone89 Dec 18, 2013 @ 2:05am 
forgive me if the question looks stupid ;)
is your mouse USB or PS/2?
Winged_Cat Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:19pm 
Touchpad, built into my laptop.
Last edited by Winged_Cat; Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:20pm
ozone89 Dec 19, 2013 @ 5:32am 
have you tried using a mouse? maybe it's a driver issue, so the event is not sent correctly.
Or maybe your touchpad sends left+right button as central button, which is very likely to be the case, as low segment touchpads are lacking that button

also, next time warn the other about your hardware, as ANYTHING could help solving your problem ;)
Last edited by ozone89; Dec 19, 2013 @ 5:38am
Winged_Cat Dec 24, 2013 @ 10:06pm 
That's why I was asking for the "one button" fix on a PC.
ozone89 Dec 25, 2013 @ 6:26am 
the fix you're talking about is specific for $fruit mouse.
you would want to check if there's some software made by the touchpad manufacturer that let's you disable central mouse button emulation.

lemme know how it ends, wish you a merry christmas :)
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