Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

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keyboard and mouse control scheme?
To whom this may concern or to someone willing to investigate:

Does the game offer at least rudimentary mouse and keyboard control or is it gamepad only? What does the control scheme look like? Can all keys be remapped?

Does this game recognize input from the windows On Screen Keyboard?
The On Screen Keyboard can be started by entering OSK at the Run... Textbox.The keyboard will most likely work only if the game is in windowed mode. Can the game be played in windowed mode?

I'm asking because I have a physical disability that prevents me from using a standard hardware keyboard or a gamepad. I just don't want to buy a game that I can't play because of this.

Thanks a lot for your help!
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fisk0 24 oct., 2012 @ 11:00 
There's a launcher where you can bind buttons any way you want, it auto-identifies 360 controllers but support any HID compatible gamepad. The default keyboard setup uses the arrow keys for movement, ASD for attacks/abilities and IJKL for manual camera movement.
georgli 24 oct., 2012 @ 13:49 
thank you! so there's no mouse at all?
Thysios 24 oct., 2012 @ 16:51 
Can use the moue for the menu, but you don't use it to play.
Keyboard controls are perfectly fine, I've just been using a 360 pad cause Im' used it to. (had to use a pad to play the demo at the time)

Basic keyboard controls are arrow keys to move. S to jump A to twirl D to dash and Space Bar to switch world. Though they are fully rebindable.
There is windowed mode. But this game is a fast-paced platformer that requires you to press different buttons directly after the other so it would probably be difficult to play with the on-screen keyboard.
Editat ultima dată de winterpast; 25 oct., 2012 @ 1:25
Syragar 25 oct., 2012 @ 6:54 
I can't imagine anyone wanting to play a jump and run platformer like this with an on-screen keyboard. It would be like trying to play Sonic the Hedgehog or Super Mario Bros with the OSK. Jumping past the first pipe alone in SMB would be a feat...
georgli 25 oct., 2012 @ 9:02 
thanks to all three of you, much appreciated.
It is very good to know that this game can be played windowed. You know: there is a freeware software that allows to place a transparent overlay over a windowed game. This tool shows a circle with a lot of functions and these can be accessed just by moving the mouse over the function you need. The functions can be customized. so it's not a big deal to play jump'n'runs albeit that it requires a lot of training.

You wouldn't believe the amount of dedication people with handicapps are willing to invest just to be able to play a game.

It would be a huge step forward if steam made it a habit or even a prerequisite that developers at least present a rudimentary user's manual that shows controls and some facts like 'is there mouse support', 'is the game captioned', 'are there options for the colorblind', 'can the game be played in windowed mode' or 'are the controls customizable' and so on.
many disabled gamers just don't buy games, because they don't want to spend money for something they can't control. did you know that 30 million disabled citizens are living in the United States alone? That's a huge market! Of course that's what of them are gamers but let that be just 1% of them and it's still a number. 300.000 that's a lot of money to be made from us disabled gamers.

thanks for your interest and for your input.
Syragar 25 oct., 2012 @ 12:28 
I had no idea such a tool existed, and I'm glad it does! I believe using an on-screen keyboard alone would be unplayable for this game... but with the tool you described, I could be (and hopefully am) very wrong.

Actually, I know where you're coming from. Several years ago I was in a traffic accident that crushed my right arm and caused nerve damage in my right hand. They had to put a big metal plate in my right arm from my shoulder to my elbow due to the bone damage, but the nerve damage is what I was concerned about. I lost use of my right hand, and I was told I may never get it back. There were a lot of things I couldn't do, and gaming was one of them. It was very frustrating. I tried talking to various companies (like Belkin) about controls for people with handicaps, and there was nothing. Specifically, I was hoping for a Nostromo that you could move like a mouse... but there was nothing like that. But in the end, I was very lucky. I started getting use of my hand back after about a year. My doctor jokingly nicknamed me "Wolverine" because of how fast I healed and the metal in my arm. =D

The reason why I am telling you this is to let you know that I wasn't trying to be callous in my response about your disability. I know how frustrating it can be. I was just trying to be realistic... in that I didn't think it would be possible to play the game with the OSK. I hope this tool works for you and you are able to enjoy this game with the rest of us. =)
Editat ultima dată de Syragar; 25 oct., 2012 @ 12:30
georgli 26 oct., 2012 @ 11:02 
No worries, I didn't consider your posting as offensive. Playing jump'n'runs with an on screen keyboard is almost impossible, so you are right, not many people would want to go that way. I for once wouldn't want to.
See you around, Wolverine :-)
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I can't imagine anyone wanting to play a jump and run platformer like this with an on-screen keyboard. It would be like trying to play Sonic the Hedgehog or Super Mario Bros with the OSK. Jumping past the first pipe alone in SMB would be a feat...

if that guy can play KOF with one hand much better than I can with two, there is hope.
there is also a modified wireless pad where you move it accordinly for directions.
Seeing as all keys are re-bindable it could be played with a multi-button mouse, it's possible that this is actually the best way to play a game like this, although I'm not sure what kind of disability you have or if you can even use a mouse at all. If you can't play the game than I highly recommend you listen to the music on youtube and check out the concept arts. It's half of what is so enjoyable about the game. :) - Best of luck!
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