How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

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How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by sIg3b » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:13 pm

Manual doesn´t give a key, tried arrows, but that didn´t work.

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Re: How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by zakblood » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:21 pm

middle mouse wheel up and down, backwards and forwards etc

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Re: How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by sIg3b » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:58 pm

Ouchy. Notebook. Mousepad. No mousewheel. Please tell me there´s a key also.

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Re: How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by zakblood » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:12 pm

unknown to me, always been a mouse, but will see if anyone else knows

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Re: How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by sIg3b » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:02 pm

This should be a sticky for game designers:

***Never, never, NEVER tie a function to mousewheel only.***

Think of people who use a notebook/mousepad.

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Re: How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by SephiRok » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:52 pm

It's not tied to the mouse wheel. How do you scroll a website? Do you have gestures?
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Re: How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by ErissN6 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:45 am

So it should be up and down arrow keys. With mouse it's scrolling on middle button.
But nope, zoom is not tied to keys (or maybe with shift, ctrl or alt?): up and down are y-axis on the map, not z-axis.

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Re: How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by sIg3b » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:59 pm

SephiRok wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:52 pm
It's not tied to the mouse wheel. How do you scroll a website? Do you have gestures?
I scroll a website either with the up/down arrow buttons or by clicking-and-holding the sidebar with the LMB.

In the game, moving the mapview is no problem, but I expected the up/down arrows to zoom. They don´t.

Is zooming in/out even possible? The manual says nothing about it.

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Re: How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by sIg3b » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:01 pm

ErissN6 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:45 am
So it should be up and down arrow keys. With mouse it's scrolling on middle button.
But nope, zoom is not tied to keys (or maybe with shift, ctrl or alt?): up and down are y-axis on the map, not z-axis.
You are right. And most notebooks do not have a middle button.

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Re: How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by Kabookie » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:17 pm

you just set 2 fingers as middle mouse, any computer brought in the last few years atleast should be able to do this. My macbook pro zooms in and out on a bootcamped windows 10 using the track pad. no mouse required, actually i didnt have to set anything just did it.

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Re: How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by ErissN6 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:14 pm

Kabookie wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:17 pm
you just set 2 fingers as middle mouse,
Yes, but middle mouse button has 3 functions: click, scroll up, scroll down.
Your 2 fingers trick does just the clicking, which is useless for the scrolling problem.

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Re: How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by Kabookie » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:19 am

Works for me..

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Re: How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by sIg3b » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:43 am

I don´t think there is any way to simulate a middle button with my mousepad. Also, why no hotkey? I mean every single 3Dgame has up/down arrow or pgup/pgdown or +/- tied to zoom. I can´t think of any game that doesn´t have that hotkey. I could do without any other hotkey, just not this one. :(

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Re: How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by ErissN6 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:17 pm

Kabookie wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:19 am
Works for me..
Okay, after clicking the middle button, while keeping it pushed, you can scroll by going up or down with the whole mouse, I learned something.

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Re: How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by sIg3b » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:13 pm

But my mousepad has no middle button.

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Re: How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by Kabookie » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:18 am

What device are you on.

I'm using a macbook and thus I only have 1 button. But using 2 fingers for zoom in and out and 2 finger click for right, one finger fir left.

I played a whole game of gladius yesterday that way no issue. I'd need to understand what your running to help.

Alternate idea: buy a USB logitech mouse (those small ones are really good) costs like 5-10 dollars from memory

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Re: How to Zoom-in/Zoom-out?

Post by sIg3b » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:46 pm

I have a mouse (2, actually :lol: ), but I don´t want to carry it around with me all day. Also, it doesn´t fit well into my computer bag.

What´s the trouble with having zoom keys, as in every single 3D game? :?

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