This chapter explains everything there is to know about the controls in Beneath a Steel Sky and how you steer all actions.
Because your mouse only has 2 buttons (and a scrollwheel) it
is not that hard to get things done. Monkey Island (especially the 3rd part) was harder in that aspect. So after reading this page you should be able
to handle the controls in Beneath a Steel Sky flawless, so go on, read the page and enjoy the animated inventory gif I made only for this page.
And remember that ScummVM allows you to switch the game to fullscreen by pressing Alt+Enter (and back again). And P pauses the game, but this is one of the
not that important aspects of the Controls in Beneath a Steel Sky. The really interesting part follows:
The first Chapter of the CONTROLS Section is all about what happens in the
gamescreen and what happenes if you do something. After all you don't have that
many choices of what to do. To be precice, you only have three options. Here
are all three options.
Touch an Object with the Cursor:
Click with the right Mousebutton:
- use and/or pick up
Foster decides himself what he will do with the object.
Click with the left Mousebutton:
That's all you can do with the combination of Mouse and brain.
Okay, one more, if you move your cursor above another person and click a mouse button Foster will start to talk to this person and if
you click somewhere, where there is no object or person but Foster can walk to he indeed will walk there.
You can access your Inventory in Beneath a Steel Sky by dragging the Mouse to the upper end of the
The Inventory window rolls down. You just have to watch this and then choose
the Item you would like to use. You do this as described in
Controls in Gamescreen
. The only difference here is, that you must keep the
left Mousebutton pressed to read what the object is. When you release the
button the words explaining the object disappear.
Once you selected an item with the right mouse button you can drag it over objects on screen and use or combine it with them or give it to
other persons on screen.
Thanks to Daniel for the following info on the mobile version of BASS (per mail):
To use an inventory item on the Android/iOS Version under ScummVM, on the ReRelease or the GOG Version (that is based on ScummVM) you have to use two fingers.
Keep the first finger pressed on the item and click with the second finger anywhere else on the screen to select the item. Now it is selected and
you tap on the location on the screen to use it there.
If you know any better, or more about another version,
discuss it in the Comments
If you are still having problems with the controls of BASS under Android, take a look at the
ScummVM Guide for Android
, also check out the
ScummVM on Android Controls Guide
If all this doesn't work for you, try installing the
Android ScummVM Touchmod
this turns your android screen into a touchpad...
You access the Menu by pressing F5.
There are a lot of buttons offering you to push around on them.
What happens when you push a specific button is explained here.
- Load Game
here your Options are:
- load a saved game
Here you can
- save game
here your Optionens are:
- save a game with a filename of up to 27 characters.
All in all you can save up to 999 Savegames in the ScummVM version
thanks to MBB for this info!
- cancel and get back up one level in the menu.
- end the game
- start a new game
- sounds on (button lit)
- sounds off (button unlit)
- Talkie and text
- Text and talkie.
- Text only.
- Talkie only.
- Music Volume
You can't turn off the music completely, but you can turn it quieter and
If Foster is walking too slow for you, you put that switch to the very top
and after this he definitely won't be to slow for you anymore.
Some riddles in this game are structured in a way, that you need to do
something fast, while something else is happening. In this case you'll
have to set the gamespeed to veeeeeeeeeeery veeeeeeeeeeeeeeery slow.
This way you can set Foster and the game to run slower (running slower, yeah) or set the game and Foster
to run faster. Don't
panic, and don't forget your towel, I will explain this in the walkthrough
- back to the game
That's a good thing to ask, eeeehrm, I mean that's a good thing, that you
found that button, use this button to get back to the game.