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WarnerCK
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User Interface kinda sucks

Postby WarnerCK » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:09 pm

The focus-follows-mouse text boxes (rather than being able to click on them like every text-box ever) and the fact that you need to manually delete text like, "fill this in," are really stupid. The lack of copy-and-paste is a bit irritating, but that's made much worse by the fact that the font is pretty hard to read - 6s and 8s looking similar, especially. If there are hot-keys for the tools, the game doesn't mention them, which makes it all mouse-driven, but the bits you need to click on are all over the place - the confirmation box is miles away from the bit where you've just entered a criminal record, for example.

It really breaks the immersion in the game: you're supposed to believe that this person is an elite hacker that does this for a living, and yet they're using an environment that's so user-hostile.
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Postby orillian » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:40 pm

I think this is one of the most commonly bitched about flaws in Uplink. Its one of those things you have to get used to, you can tab between text boxes and not need the mouse, also pressing escape clears the text box.

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