Feature request: easy-access toggles for army movement opts

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dave_mcmillen
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Feature request: easy-access toggles for army movement opts

Post by dave_mcmillen » Thu Oct 09, 2003 2:45 pm

Hi, I've just registered Lux, and I'm really enjoying it! One thing that would make it much easier to play would be a toggle, right in the game window or nearby, allowing me to choose the army movement style (move all vs move manually) and combat mode (once/until X deaths/until dead). It's annoying to have to open the Preferences to change these, and I find I need to do it a few times each game, since moving all armies isn't always appropriate, but doing it manually is a bit of a pain when it's not needed.

A couple of other questions I can't seem to resolve from the documentation:

- Is there a shortcut for placing 5 or 10 armies at once? (If not, that's another feature request: perhaps option-click or Apple-click or Ctrl-click could mean placing different numbers of armies?)

- How do I find out how many extra armies the "continents" are worth in randomly-generated game boards? In "Classic Risk" I can remember from playing the actual game, but for other boards I'm never sure how much a continent is worth, and thus I don't know how much to risk (so to speak) to get it.

But these are all minor things: overall, a great game! Thanks for developing it!

Cheers,
Dave

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Post by ThirdParty » Thu Oct 09, 2003 7:34 pm

Deploying Armies:
  • CMD = 5 armies
  • OPT = 10 armies
  • SHFT = all armies
Attacking:
  • CMD = attacks Until Dead if setting is Once or Until X Deaths, attacks once if setting is Until Dead (I would prefer it to attack Once instead of Until Dead if setting is Until X Deaths, but oh well.)
  • SHFT = attacks Moving All if setting is Move Manually, attacks Moving Manually if setting is Move All.
"Show Continets" gives continent values and is under the Board menu.

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Post by dustin » Fri Oct 10, 2003 12:30 am

Thank you to ThirdParty for listing the mod keys. They can also be seen in the release notes available under the Help menu from inside Lux.

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Post by dave_mcmillen » Fri Oct 10, 2003 7:24 am

Well, don't I feel foolish . . . :) Thanks for the information!

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