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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: Oxidative on December 05, 2002, 05:04:34 pm



Title: How to quit the game?
Post by: Oxidative on December 05, 2002, 05:04:34 pm
I've got a stupid question: how can I quit the game? I can't find any button or key combination. I always have to kill the game through a terminal which will also kill the X Server.

Is there something important that I missed?


Title: Re: How to quit the game?
Post by: ErekLich on December 05, 2002, 05:28:33 pm
Currently that is hte only way to quit all the way.

If you want to go back to the title screen, hit F10 and then Space.


Title: Re: How to quit the game?
Post by: norg on December 05, 2002, 09:06:37 pm
actually, if you are interested in closing the application without having to remove things from the taskbar, then all you have to do is use the backwards apostrophe, sometimes referred to as the "back tick," and it will exit the program.  make sure you save first.

the key itself looks like this: `

and it is on the same key as the tilde, which, when holding the shift key, looks like this: ~

northwestern quadrant of the keyboard. (:  below the Esc key.


Title: Re: How to quit the game?
Post by: Øyvind Sæther on December 05, 2002, 09:33:24 pm
The ` is only accessable through a key combination in X with norwegian keyboards. And the key combination that makes this char does not quit the game here. So I can't play the game with fullscreen, because then the only way of quitting is ctrl-alt-backspace.

And I don't want to make a whole own X user/session only for playing this silly game. Just please add a more sensible way of quitting (What's wrong with ESC? ctrl-x? ctrl-q? Or other key combinations that usually closes any game/application?

The game looked great, but as with all stuff that doesn't do fullscreen I just lost all interest at once. Good luck on makeing a new version with the obvious feature of quitting the program...


Title: Re: How to quit the game?
Post by: Parker on December 05, 2002, 09:41:10 pm
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And I don't want to make a whole own X user/session only for playing this silly game. Just please add a more sensible way of quitting (What's wrong with ESC? ctrl-x? ctrl-q? Or other key combinations that usually closes any game/application?

The game looked great, but as with all stuff that doesn't do fullscreen I just lost all interest at once. Good luck on makeing a new version with the obvious feature of quitting the program...
Remember this is an alpha test release.  Its main goal is just to work.  More user-friendly features were not added because those take time, and the project wanted to get a release out in November, to commemorate Star Control 2's 10th anniversary.


Title: Re: How to quit the game?
Post by: Juho Snellman on December 05, 2002, 10:10:51 pm
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The ` is only accessable through a key combination in X with norwegian keyboards. And the key combination that makes this char does not quit the game here. So I can't play the game with fullscreen, because then the only way of quitting is ctrl-alt-backspace.


I believe that the commands are actually not bound to the produced characters, but to the keycode of that particular key. Just press the key right below ESC, and it should quit. At least it works on my Finnish keyboard in X, where that key produces a '§'. If the norwegian keyboards are really different, it's possible that keycode 49 is actually produced by some other key. In that case you can probably find the correct key with the command "xmodmap -pk | grep 49".


Title: my solution
Post by: Oxidative on December 05, 2002, 11:30:17 pm
no key mentioned here works for me (german keyboard layout). what I did to play the game fullscreen is to run a secound X server. For that simply modify your uqm startscript:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
# Wrapper script for starting The Ur-Quan Masters
# xinit application -- /usr/X11/bin/X :1
xinit /home/michael/game/lib/uqm/uqm --contentdir=/home/michael/game/lib/uqm/content --res 1024x768 -f --scale=supersai --audioquality=high "$@" -- :1


Now open a terminal in your current window manager and run the script. The game will be on terminal 8 (CTRL+ALT+F8). You can switch back to your normal windowmanager any time with (CTRL+ALT+F7). To "close" the came, simply switch back to your window manager and press CTRL+C in the terminal in which you ran the script.