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#879289 - 04/08/13 03:57 AM touch screen
petjo Offline
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When playing games such as "tomb raider "or "broken sword" --movement is usually made by use of the keyboard arrows.-
~Will this still be possible with the new "touch screen" - or how will it work??? -- sorry to be naive -- Petjo
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#879312 - 04/08/13 05:59 AM Re: touch screen [Re: petjo]
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If you are playing on a computer with a touch screen don't you have a keyboard to?
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#879363 - 04/08/13 09:45 AM Re: touch screen [Re: petjo]
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If you're playing on a tablet that has no keyboard, you'd probably move the character using either a touch or a swipe of your finger.

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#879370 - 04/08/13 09:54 AM Re: touch screen [Re: petjo]
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I have a couple of games made for touch on my Windows 8. Of course, I'm playing them normally with keyboard and mouse, but they have a little tutorial for moving around exactly like Jenny says.

This kind of navigation in a game will only be appropriate for casual games and maybe a few future adventure games. An action game like the Tomb Raider games would never work with touch.
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#879416 - 04/08/13 11:24 AM Re: touch screen [Re: Draclvr]
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Originally Posted By: Draclvr
An action game like the Tomb Raider games would never work with touch.

Not that they don't make the attempt. Here's a review that criticizes the control scheme for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light on iPad
http://www.ign.com/articles/2010/12/18/lara-croft-the-guardian-of-light-ipad-review
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The reality is that not every game makes sense on an iPad, and this is one of them. It uses the dreaded onscreen control stick and button scheme -- a generally miserable attempt to get console games working on a touch screen that I wish developers would abandon altogether.

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#879429 - 04/08/13 11:52 AM Re: touch screen [Re: petjo]
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Oh, good grief. Guardian of Light was horrible to control on the PC because of the "control stick and button scheme." Idiots...
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#879484 - 04/08/13 03:27 PM Re: touch screen [Re: petjo]
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Thanks to you all for help. Can I assume that even if there is still a keyboard, it could not be used successfully for games such as "tomb raider"?? --Petjo
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#879513 - 04/08/13 05:22 PM Re: touch screen [Re: petjo]
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It would depend on what you're talking about, petjo. If you're talking about a tablet with a detachable keyboard or a laptop with an attached keyboard - both assuming a touch screen - you would be able to play the game normally with keyboard and mouse. However, that would assume you have a touch tablet or a touch screen laptop with enough hardware - processor, video card etc. - to play such games.

If you're talking about Windows 8 on a regular desktop - again with sufficient hardware - yes, you can play with mouse and keyboard. I am playing Tomb Raider Underworld on my Windows 8 right now.
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#879615 - 04/09/13 03:41 AM Re: touch screen [Re: petjo]
petjo Offline
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Thanks Jenny and Draclvr--
You have now given me sufficient confidence to go ahead with a new machine. happy in the knowledge that I would still be able to play tomb raider -regards - Petjo
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