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Isn't it time to fix the touchscreen mode in the settings?
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Nazo



Joined: 01 Sep 2013
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Isn't it time to fix the touchscreen mode in the settings? 

I guess the creators never really expected the Android version to take off, but the option to control the touchscreen mode has always been in the MIDI settings mislabled as "Mixed AdLib/MIDI mode." Given how advanced the Android port has become (mixed mode may well become a real thing since modern Android devices are more than powerful enough to do all this stuff) and how viable of a platform Android is for ScummVM usage (many adventure games play better on an Android tablet with the touchscreen mode -- eg that option turned on -- than they ever did on a PC with a mouse) isn't it time for this to no longer be a "hidden option" but visibly obvious to all users? Not everyone downloads development versions and reads the readme files and I don't think the Google Play Store version even mentions this in any way, so most people using ScummVM on Android likely don't even know this option exists. Still, after all this time... The Android platform release is no longer some super minimal side release that's hardly even used on devices that aren't very good for such games.

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Post Tue May 03, 2016 2:22 am 
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jortlaban



Joined: 21 Nov 2013
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menu button too 

Also, since Android Marshmellow (6) the previous menu button has changed to a task-manager/switch task button, so you can't use that anymore to open the ScummVM menu.
Instead you have to press and hold the back-button while making a selection.
Since you're holding the back button, making a selection automatically means you go back a screen, unless you time it just right.

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Post Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:23 am 
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Timar



Joined: 03 Oct 2009
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I agree. It's a nasty hack.

The Android port should definitively receive more attention.

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Post Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:53 am 
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NLS



Joined: 08 Jan 2006
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Location: Greece
 

+1

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Post Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:44 pm 
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sev
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Joined: 21 Sep 2005
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Currently we have no full-blown Android porter at all for several years, only packager.

Thus, we are very limited with any functional enhancements.


Eugene

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Post Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:52 pm 
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NLS



Joined: 08 Jan 2006
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damn... weird, as Android is possibly the most widespread platform out there

it's like VICE having no real dev for... Windows FFS!
(so they only build snapshots)

damn... return of 1990ies the bad way?

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