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Is there a way to disable pause-with-spacebar?
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BarkAtKit



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Is there a way to disable pause-with-spacebar? 

The game I'm using Scumm for, Riven, uses the spacebar to skip cutscenes (or at least I assume so because Myst does; I could be wrong). But Scumm overrides this into something like the opposite, a pause button. How can I change this?

ADDENDUM: I'm using Windows 10, and I have give more specs if needed.

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Post Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:06 am 
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Praetorian



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Re: Is there a way to disable pause-with-spacebar? 

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Originally posted by BarkAtKit
The game I'm using Scumm for, Riven, uses the spacebar to skip cutscenes (or at least I assume so because Myst does; I could be wrong). But Scumm overrides this into something like the opposite, a pause button. How can I change this?

ADDENDUM: I'm using Windows 10, and I have give more specs if needed.

I think the ESC key works for skipping cutscenes in Riven (at least when running through ScummVM).

And to answer the original question, I don't think you can disable PAUSE-with-spacebar.
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Post Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:41 am 
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criezy
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I just checked the user manual I have for Riven and it indeed says to use the space bar:

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Originally posted by Riven User Manual
To jump to the end of a movie, press the spacebar. But as with Zip Mode, be careful not to skip through an important movie.

So maybe this should be reported as a bug on https://bugs.scummvm.org/
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Post Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:05 pm 
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BarkAtKit



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Re: Is there a way to disable pause-with-spacebar? 

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Originally posted by Praetorian
I think the ESC key works for skipping cutscenes in Riven (at least when running through ScummVM).


Thanks! I will try ESC when I get the chance.


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And to answer the original question, I don't think you can disable PAUSE-with-spacebar.


It's surprising if that's the case, because I couldn't find anyone else raising the issue here. Don't a lot of games in general use spacebar? E.g, for jumping? Odd.
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Praetorian



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Re: Is there a way to disable pause-with-spacebar? 

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Originally posted by BarkAtKit

It's surprising if that's the case, because I couldn't find anyone else raising the issue here. Don't a lot of games in general use spacebar? E.g, for jumping? Odd.

I don't think it's that common with the classic point and click adventure games. Not any that I can think of.

Although, what I should have said was that I had a quick look at the source code for Riven in the Mohawk engine on ScummVM's Github Repository and it looks like (currently) the spacebar is hardcoded to be used as pause.
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I just checked the user manual I have for Riven and it indeed says to use the space bar:
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Originally posted by Riven User Manual
To jump to the end of a movie, press the spacebar. But as with Zip Mode, be careful not to skip through an important movie.


You're right! I thought I didn't see the spacebar mentioned when I quickly checked the manual (offered with the GOG version of Riven), but it's indeed there on page 12.
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