PC games played only using mouse

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#1 Posted by Kasin666 (25 posts) -
I have a tablet and I'm looking for some simple and fun games which I would be able to play. I have no keyboard and can make use only of the mouse (meaning a pen) and the button which opens the task manager (I can use it to quit a game anytime). I'm looking for a game which would work for me, probably an adventure or RPG game. Can be an old one - with simple graphics but addicting, e.g. "Heroes of Might and Magic III" which works great in my situation. Cheers, Kasin
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#2 Posted by carlosjuero (1254 posts) -
The older Infinity Engine games should work ok in that situation (with Auto-Pause enabled on Enemy Spotted and whatnot, and possibly a tweak to disable the pause turning off in inventory). BG 1 + TotSC, BG 2 + ToB, Icewind Dale 1 + HoW, Icewind Dale 2 Most turn based strategy should work. The main problem I see is the lack of RMB/LMB (unless you can simulate both mouse buttons somehow) for certain situations [like showing description dialogs in the BG/IW games].
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#3 Posted by flipin_jackass (9765 posts) -
Puzzle Quest I and II.
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#4 Posted by Kasin666 (25 posts) -
Thank you both for your suggestions, something like "Icewind Dale" is just what I need ;]
The main problem I see is the lack of RMB/LMB (unless you can simulate both mouse buttons somehow) for certain situations [like showing description dialogs in the BG/IW games].carlosjuero
Well, it's no problem for me as my pen has a RMB button built-in ;]
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#5 Posted by Planeforger (17291 posts) -
As for adventure games, I'd recommend Machinarium, the Monkey Island series and the Sam and Max episodes (the newer ones are a bit graphics-intensive, so I don't know if you can run them), if you haven't already played those.
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#6 Posted by James161324 (8315 posts) -

Sam and Max, monkey island, jolly rover are all decent point and click adventure games, you also have games like build alot and pretty much anything big fish makes.

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#7 Posted by Crimsader (11672 posts) -
Any RTS and TBS game can be played with mouse only. Also, Chicken Ivaders.
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#8 Posted by Kasin666 (25 posts) -
Thanks for great ideas. I have another question. Is there a way to use the on-screen keyboard (the Widows one) in game window ? It would be very helpful because I can't even start a multiplayer game in Heroes III as the game wants me to input the player names. Copy/paste doesn't work. Same goes for some other games. I could play them using only a mouse but I need to input the player/profile name and I can't even start.
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#9 Posted by flashn00b (3478 posts) -

Anything developed by Telltale

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#10 Posted by flipin_jackass (9765 posts) -

Is it Windows 7? If it is Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Ease of Access (folder) > On-screen Keyboard

Edit: I'm not sure if that stays once you launch the games though...

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#11 Posted by carlosjuero (1254 posts) -
[QUOTE="Kasin666"]Thanks for great ideas. I have another question. Is there a way to use the on-screen keyboard (the Wndows one) in game window ? It would be very helpful because I can't even start a multiplayer game in Heroes III as the game wants me to input the player names. Copy/paste doesn't work.

AFAIK the on screen keyboard doesn't work with any full screen graphical app (eg: games) [well, it might work sporadically with some but it was never intended to be a full keyboard replacer]. A quick google brought up some sites talking about such software to make things easier on people with disabilities. One such site even takes games into account: http://www.ablegamers.com/hardware-news/on-screen-keyboard-review-we-break-them-down.html
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#12 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13793 posts) -

I think the original black and white was mouse only

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#13 Posted by Kh1ndjal (2748 posts) -
you seem to have a windows tablet, i have to ask, is there no USB port (or other method to add a peripheral like bluetooth), or is it just that you cannot carry a mouse or keyboard with you?
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#14 Posted by dos4gw82 (1896 posts) -

I have a tablet as well. I'd recommend playing adventure games: Machinarium, all the Telltale games, etc. Also, keep in mind that sadly, the pen does not work within DOSBOX, or at least I haven't figured out how to get it to. Depending on the specs of the tablet, I'd recommend Baldur's Gate 1 & 2, Icewind Dale 1 & 2, Neverwinter Nights or Neverwinter Nights 2. Just keep in mind that in the RPGs listed you may want to bind one of the tablet's side buttons to the pause function.

Edit: Neverwind Nights 1 can be set up to use the rotated "page view." It doesn't work perfectly, but it's pretty great. NWN2 may support this too.

Some screenies:

Happy gaming.

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#15 Posted by nintendog66 (2300 posts) -
Out of the ones already mentioned you can also play World of Goo and Machinarium. Also thumbs up for being an HoMM Fan! ^.^
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#16 Posted by PredatorRules (11910 posts) -
I once played FEAR Combat on some server using mouse only - right click for forward walk, left click for shoot, middle mouse click to ESC - and the score? well as I concider myself pro FPS gamer - 1st on the list of course ;) if only I had my keyboard to chat the guys that I've just kicked the **** out of em' using only mouse :lol:
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#17 Posted by JN_Fenrir (1551 posts) -

Here's my short list for ya:

  • Atlantis Sky Patrol
  • Bejeweled (3 and/or Twist)
  • Chains
  • Crayon Physics Deluxe
  • Galcon Fusion
  • Plants Vs. Zombies
  • Puzzle Bots
  • Puzzle Quest 1 & 2
  • World of Goo
  • Zen Bound 2
  • Zen of Sudoku

In addition to just about any point-and-click adventure game, of course.