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Hello everyone,

I plan to buy MOO 1and 2 from GOG, but I will play it on a notebook without numeric keypad.
I played MOO1 back in the days when it was a new game, and I think the numeric keypad was needed for tactical combat.

Does anyone managed to play on a computer withou num pad ?

Thank you,
This question / problem has been solved by crazy_daveimage
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vinz75: Hello everyone,

I plan to buy MOO 1and 2 from GOG, but I will play it on a notebook without numeric keypad.
I played MOO1 back in the days when it was a new game, and I think the numeric keypad was needed for tactical combat.

Does anyone managed to play on a computer withou num pad ?

Thank you,
Well I've played MoO2 all the way through (a few times) and I don't have a numeric keypad. So it's definitely possible to play without one. :)

I've played MoO1 a bit and I don't think it requires a numeric keypad either. Maybe the numeric keypads were used as shortcuts? However, all the tactical commands are available to click on in the screen and the game is turn-based, so even if it were the case that the numkey was used as a shortcut, the numkey pad wouldn't be necessary.

EDIT: I've checked the manual for MoO1... The numeric keypad doesn't seem to be used for anything. You should be fine. And are definitely fine for Mo02 ... enjoy!
Post edited January 25, 2011 by crazy_dave
Thank you crazy_dave.

I'm going to get the MOO1 and 2 pack :)
The numeric keypad is used for diagonal movements in tactical combat
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Wailwulf: The numeric keypad is used for diagonal movements in tactical combat
In MoO1? Because I've definitely moved diagonally in MoO2 and didn't require a numeric keypad ...

EDIT: is it a shortcut? because you can use the screen to move in any direction ... the manual doesn't say anything about using the keyboard (not that I disagree that you can)
Post edited January 25, 2011 by crazy_dave
Sorry, my mistake, I must have been thinking of another game for moving the ships.. Keypad has nothing to do with either game.
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Wailwulf: Sorry, my mistake, I must have been thinking of another game for moving the ships.. Keypad has nothing to do with either game.
No problem, but I wonder of what game you and vinz were thinking? There once were a lot of (well maybe not a lot, but certainly more than today) space 4X games. Since you both had the same recollection, it wouldn't surprise me that one had a numkey interface for tactical combat.
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Wailwulf: Sorry, my mistake, I must have been thinking of another game for moving the ships.. Keypad has nothing to do with either game.
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crazy_dave: No problem, but I wonder of what game you and vinz were thinking? There once were a lot of (well maybe not a lot, but certainly more than today) space 4X games. Since you both had the same recollection, it wouldn't surprise me that one had a numkey interface for tactical combat.
When I realized my mistake, started thinking. Almost every Sid Meier game I have played (Civilization, Alpha Centauri, Pirates) and two other games: Machiavelli: the Prince and Emperor of the Fading Suns all use the NumPad to move units.