Reply To: Games where cursor dances all over the place


Hello there,

Thank you very much. Absolute mouse was discussed many times. You are right, Albion can’t be played with absolute mouse, but you are wrong with realms of Arkania. All three parts are perfectly playable with absolute mouse. See. All MS-DOS games were made for relative mouse and that Absolute mouse works for many of them is hack. In MS-DOS were no standards kept by games. To get absolute mouse fully functional you need to know exact position of cursor and must move it to exact coordinates. MS-DOS games managed cursor many times at their own and unfortunately often didn’t report these changes to DOS. In this case there is nothing what I can do with absolute mouse. To get it work game must be ported.

Please see this list

I am not sure with afterlife, I didn’t play this game.

[EDIT] Seems afterlife works fine with 640 x 240

Best regards,