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Re: Other nethack options

On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 11:11:15AM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Oct 2003, Lukas Geyer wrote:
> > Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> writes:
> > > It's trivial to reconfigure it in nethack's option screen, just like any
> > > other option. I'm not sure why this one should be special.
> hjkl is extremely newbie-unfriendly.

And? Come on, this is *nethack*. It's the hardest game I know of, bar
none. You have to learn a pile of keystroke commands when you first
start up nethack anyway.

Leave the newbie-friendliness to falconseye, which actually stands some
chance of managing that rather than making a tiny concession in the form
of number_pad.

> Arrows require the player to manually turn NumLock on.
> Both things need some action from a first-time user (be it reading the 
> help files, or finding out NumLock needs to be on).

How long is a first-time user going to survive without reading the
keystroke help files anyway?


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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