Children of the Nile

Children of the Nile

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Naustghoul Jan 1, 2013 @ 3:34pm
Has this title fixed the '=' laptop key shortcut not speeding up the game?
Title asks it all. Was a really good game back in the day and I wish I still had my copy. But when they patched it they screwed up the '=' key shortcut for laptop users and made the game unplayable as a consequence. So it was uninstalled and, stupid me, I lost the copy I had.

Would buy it again if they fixed that issue.
Last edited by Naustghoul; Jan 2, 2013 @ 8:56am
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Naustghoul Jan 2, 2013 @ 12:23pm 
Figured a fix...

Kinda involved but here it is.

1. Get a keyboard with a numpad or a usb numpad.
2. Own a mouse that allows setting of keystroke assignments to mouse buttons, like setpoint for Logitech mice.
3. Hook them both into the laptop having the issue.
4. When setting the keystroke for the mouse USE the numpad control for '+'.
5. Unhook all the extra stuff.
6. Make sure to leave the mouse software that let you set the keystroke assignment running.
7. Start CotN.
8. Enjoy not having the issue anymore.

Still kinda annoyed that this is still a problem they never fixed but for now I will just let the lapping waves of the Nile whisper to me an wash the stress away.
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wackyfeline Jan 9, 2013 @ 8:20am 
Hey just wanted to chime in and describe a solution that worked for me:

The '=' key didn't work on my laptop as well, but I find that pressing the 'fn' key and the numpad key substitute for '+' works perfectly fine.

It's likely that the game speed key is specifically programmed to work on numpads instead of the keyboard equivalent, so nobody's complaining when it's borked... except for us.

Hope this works for anyone with a similar problem - I've been researching this for most of the day and I'm finally settling in to enjoy the game. 0.5 speed can go to hell.
Last edited by wackyfeline; Jan 9, 2013 @ 9:59pm
la_nague Jan 18, 2013 @ 6:44am 
you can use the program autohotkey to make scripts that rebind keys to anything you want.
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