To pick up anything hold your left mouse button down and use your keys to move around. I got into the basement and looked at the generator it needed gas. I found the gas can but couldn't fill the generator. Tried for a about a half hour and quit. Didn't like the game, way to dark and the controls were to hard. Other gamers might like it.
I agree with you, Richard. The darkness didn't bother me but just about everything else did. The A & D keys did not work correctly on my computer. They took you left and right, but directly
left and right; I couldn't turn. I had to use the arrow keys to manage that. Try using the arrow keys with your left hand on the right side of your keyboard while your right hand is on the mouse waiting for something to open or pick up.
I couldn't get into the basement. Kudos to you for managing it. Taking your advice, I held the left mouse button down and used the hand on the door, but nothing
would get me far enough down the stairs to go in. It was as if I had my head slam up against the wall over the door and was too dumb to go down the stairs. I probably am. Did I let go of the left mouse key first? I can't remember. Still, I don't think that in order to play I should have to ask questions about how to play, questions that aren't covered in the Controls, AFAIK. Suppose I had never played a game before?
Question: The unReal engine precludes the use of the mouse? Moving around with the WASD keys is really
awkward for a mouse lover.