D-Pad Special Weapon Swapping

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    D-Pad Special Weapon Swapping

    Post by MaestroMaharg on Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:23 pm

    Somebody mentioned that the Prototype version of Megaman Legends 3 had "On-the-fly special weapon swapping" So I'm guessing we'll want to carry that over to out version, am I right?
    anyways... here's my idea:

    why not have the ability to assign special weapons to a slot, and the be able to instantly change them with the D-Pad?

    Perhaps at the beggining of the game you can only store 2, and then with an upgrade you can switch between 3 special weapons.

    Note: The bottom button on the D-Pad should probobly always be reserved for the "grabber".

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    Re: D-Pad Special Weapon Swapping

    Post by Edich on Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:29 pm

    Well, right now we're working on a keyboard set-up since this is going to be on the computer platform. But since we've already discussed hot-keying over in the dev section, this would be a good way to do it with an analog joypad.

    Why not bring this up in the dev section, my man? You're a developer, after all.


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    Re: D-Pad Special Weapon Swapping

    Post by MaestroMaharg on Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:45 pm

    @Edich

    Oh my, I totally forgot about that.
    and yes, I was thinking that this would be how it would be done on a gamepad.
    i suppose we could use they 1-4 keys for the keyboard controls?
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    Re: D-Pad Special Weapon Swapping

    Post by Edich on Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:00 am

    It seems the mouse-wheel will be most likely integrated for SW swapping at the current moment, since the mouse will be most likely responsible for camera movement/firing. Keyboard hotkeys would probably be for items, actually.

    If we want to make the D-Pad hotkeying more diverse, we could always allocate just one spot to SW swapping(and probably limit it to just 2 SWs at a time). Where you just cycle through them. Then we could have the other three D-pad buttons for hotkeying items. Such as you're energy canteen, hyper cartridge, and maybe even chameleon net if we actually make it useful.


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    Re: D-Pad Special Weapon Swapping

    Post by General Specific on Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:28 am

    While this is definitely something to consider for gamepad controls, I'm working on a finalizing a control scheme for keyboard and mouse, one that will take advantage of what our new platform offers us—gamepad controls, that said, won't be forgotten.


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