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Gold Box RPGs you can play without a Mouse

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by RNGsus, Nov 27, 2021.

  1. RNGsus Arcane

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    Before 3D, mouses were the greatest contributor to decline in games. What are some RPGs that can be played without them?
     
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  2. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    Any roguelike that has keyboard support. Also. Knights of the Chalice. Believe it or not. It has full keyboard support. See:
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    I wish I can play Colony Ship without a mouse. Using keyboard controls on the laptop while laying in bed is so comfy.
     
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    I am playing Siralim Ultimate at the moment, you can do that while working with the other hand no problem.

    It also has no Story thats relevant, it's more of a Monster catching thing though not sure if thats something you like. Basically endless.
     
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    Wrong! Gothic 1 and 2!
     
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    Might & Magic at least up to Worlds of Xeen.
     
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    Any game with gamepad suport
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  11. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    SSI's Gold Box games, starting with Pool of Radiance in 1988, were designed to be playable with keyboard alone.
     
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    pokemon as long as you dont pick up pikachu or ratata
     
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    Dwarf Fortress
    Nethack
    Brogue
    ToME

    Just to name a few. The mouse is available, but you can play with the keyboard only.
     
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  14. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    the other side of the keyboard
     
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    You can play Disco Linoleum with keyboard only. See a video of me doing so in the spoiler.

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    Almost any roguelike and many if not most 80s/early 90s crpgs.
     
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    Gothic I-II are the only modern ones I can think of.

    Otherwise:

    Dark Heart of Uukrul
    SSI Gold Box games
    Ultimas
    Magic Candle

    And probably a lot of other RPGs from the 80s.
     
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    All modern games.
     
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    I think you could play most Avernum games with only keyboard.
     
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    Pretty much every blobber released before 1994.
     
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    Blue Dragon episode 2 (the first is a strategy game, the second Is a rpg)
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    Early Vogel's games up to Avernum 3 / Blades of Avernum supported keyboard controls.
     
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    First, take the Gold Box tag off of this thread. It doesn't belong as it's meant for SSI Gold Box games, not a general question on functionality that may have Gold Box games as an answer. Second, as someone mentioned earlier the Might and Magic games can be played without a mouse. In fact, I found that I could quickly breeze through Might and Magic 1 and 2 pretty quickly once the keyboard commands became second nature. When the mouse controls were added to the series it actually slowed me down.

    All the early rogue-likes also work great with keyboard commands. Rogue, Moria, Angband, Zangband, and so on. The early RPGs were made to cater to players reliant on keyboard functions. Once Graphical User Interfaces became a standard thing, that of course changed.
     
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  25. Nifft Batuff Liturgist

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    In these days you are lucky if the game allows to use a mouse.
     
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