ORIGINAL: From the Depot - author: iskaput
I'd like to present a work-around that has really sorted out my Artillery Screen issues.
One caveat: I run my game on a generic HP Win 8 - 64 bit box, so YMMV on an earlier OS. (it shouldn't though)
What I have done is mapped one of my mouse buttons (in my case the wheel button) to activate the Shift key + the Left Mouse Button simultaneously.
It's like holding down the Shift key and left-clicking on the button/hex but better, waaaaaaaay better.
I dunno why this works.
It just does.
Extensive testing took place over the weekend. I haven't really been inclined to play the game lately (bunged up my shoulder awhile ago - too sore and cranky) but after I stumbled upon this I was gobsmacked.
Health be damned, this is one of the holy quests!
100% of the time.
This is what you need.
- At least a 3 button, preferably a 5 button wheel mouse.
- Software to map the mouse buttons.
I figured this out using a program called X-Mouse Button Control. It's a solid, well supported piece of freeware. You can get the latest version HERE!!
1 - Install X-Mouse.
2 - Find the X-Mouse icon chillin' away on the Taskbar. Right click for menu, left click Setup.
3 - Click the Add button, hunt down the mech.exe file. Select and click OK
mech.exe is now in the Profiles window, highlight mech.exe and now you can assign specific tasks to each control.
*continuing with my example*
4 - Open the drop-down menu beside Middle Button, scroll down to click on Simulated Keys (undefined). In the field of the next window copy and paste this:
click OK and you're done
5 - repeat step 4 for the other controls (key in appropriate letter/function).
6 - when satisfied, click Apply and then Close.
Now you've mapped the mouse, next up is your brain.
Go on, fire up the game.
Try it out.
See if you can get used to using the new control. Took me about half an hour.
Oh Yeah, this also works in the main Battle Screen when you want to stack units.
I hope you find yourself with a silly smile on your face. I am.