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Lord Lunga Jun 2, 2013 @ 9:21am
Any chance of less stupid mirror controls?
The annoying, almost impossible to control mirror makes the game even less fun when trying to solve the too tightly timed puzzles. Why does it have to rotate twice as fast as I move the mouse? Just point the beam where I point the mouse!
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Zhuinden Jun 5, 2013 @ 4:48pm 
Well, you can finetune the angle if you hold Q, but that's pretty much it. Don't know why, by the way.
Zhuinden Jun 7, 2013 @ 7:48am fact, I think I know - because this game was both for XBOX360 and PC, which means on XBawkz you don't have a mouse. So, even though PC controls are superior in all ways possible, the controls had to be compatible with a controller.
Just Kidding Jul 1, 2013 @ 2:59pm 
Mouse to left or right = 90 degree angle to whatever direction characters body faces.
Mouse above or below = opposite of left/right
If you don't move your mouse at all, then the mirror flips as you turn character around.
If you aren't sure that you properly understood my directions, then test it out in game and see for yourself.
MithranArkanere Jul 14, 2013 @ 6:38pm 
The angle should make the beam go into the direction you are aiming. All mirror puzzles are annoying because of the unintuitive controls.
Last edited by MithranArkanere; Jul 14, 2013 @ 6:38pm
SmudgedCat  [developer] Jul 15, 2013 @ 2:51am 
Perhaps the mirror controls could be a bit better. I'll look into improving them for the next update!
MithranArkanere Jul 15, 2013 @ 8:38am 
Please do so, make it work like all the other tools (the gateways guns and the torch), and aim the reflected beam with Gamepad L or Mouse.

During fast puzzles having to switch from "Just aim in that direction" to "left-right, up-down to rotate" totally breaks the pace.
GhostShot Jan 1, 2014 @ 11:33am 
Has there be any update on this? I've just started time-travelling and redirecting lasers at the same time, and the mirror controls are driving me mad. Why can the mirror rotate while taking another step in the same direction while not even touching the mouse? I noticed that while stationary, moving the mouse to the middle right/left does what I want, the rest, however, seems to be up to the current phase of the moon :(

Why can't it work the same way as the guns?
Last edited by GhostShot; Jan 1, 2014 @ 11:35am
Henke37 Jan 21, 2014 @ 6:26am 
Because atan2 is difficult.
GhostShot Jan 28, 2014 @ 4:54am 
No it's not.
SmudgedCat  [developer] Feb 6, 2014 @ 7:19am 
The mirror controls have been updated in the latest version which has just gone live. (v1.15)
MithranArkanere Feb 6, 2014 @ 5:19pm 
GhostShot Feb 7, 2014 @ 8:13am 
This is awesome! Thank you so much!
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