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Everything is done by left-clicking on the menu, icons and location graphics. When the cursor hovers above an icon or a hotspot, a pop-up window appears in the top of the screen naming the object beneath. Clicking it will focus that object, usually opening up the menu with any possible interaction.

Unless the game requires you to select something (ie during the battle when orders are given to your party members), you can cancel an action by using the ‘Close’ option in the menu.

To cancel an action or selection when chosing from a list of icons (ie casting a spell, targetting an attack or a spell...) click on any empty space in the screen.


The arrows around the screen are used to move the party around: West, North (also Leave), East and South.


The icons on the right side of the screen are (beta stage):

Upside Arrow is used to scroll back the text window (temporarily off line).

The Eye is used to rotate through the 4 different view setups.

The Moon is used to fast forward the time, without auto-pausing when the text screen is full. This icon flashes when active.

The Hourglass is used to fast forward the time, with auto-pausing when the text screen is full. This icon flashes when active.

Downside Arrow is used to scroll down the text window, and to unpause the game. This icon flashes when game is paused.


The icons on the left side are:

The Shield indicates that non-player characters are present in the current location. Clicking it will show the characters and also lock the display to default to npc view when both items and npcs are present.

The Sword indicates the presence of items in the current location. Clicking it will show the items and also lock the display to default to item view when both items and npcs are present.


The icons on the bottom of the screen are:

The Map is used to toggle the pop-up map on and off.

The Bag is used to acces the bag, journal and the full map.

The Banner is used to acces the party menu.


When a character is selected, clicking on the Upside Arrow will alternate between heraldics and visible inventory (npcs), heraldics and abilities (pc sheet), two pages of equipment (when a pc is selected and there’s too much of it to squeeze on a single screen), or between the skills and the spells page (inside the Skills selection).

The heraldics show the character’s level (the sum of all stars, big stars count as 4) and colors/elements.


[to be continued...]

 
geeny/projects/saga/gui.txt · Last modified: 2008/10/12 11:35 by matija
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