Is there any games I can play using only the mouse keys?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by mongoosebike, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. mongoosebike macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2008
    Hi I'm broken up(quadriplegic) and can only use the mouse keys and the keyboard but only one key each time.
    I there any games for me ? I know I cant play any fast real time games
  2. toomuchstereo macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2005
    You can pretty much play Diablo II with just the mouse, I'm sure Diablo III will be the same way when it comes out.
  3. Rivix macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2005
    I don't know how real-time you want your games, but World of Goo is completely by mouse. I think almost any game Blizzard makes can be used just with a mouse, the keyboard is just access to shortcuts.
  4. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

    Dec 9, 2004
    There's a fun strategy game (not real-time) called Domination which can be played 100% with the mouse. (You can use some keys to rotate the camera around, but that's not necessary.) The same company has a newer game called Galactic Assault which might be the same way, though I haven't tried it yet.

    If you're into RPGs, I think pretty much anything from Spiderweb Software can be 100% mouse-controlled, with the keyboard just being used for shortcuts.

  5. mongoosebike thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2008

    Thanks everybody
    I may be able to mouse but right now I only use the "mouse keys" witch are the numeric keys on the right side of the key board(to move the pointer)

    Even if I do use a mouse like device I still would not be able to move very quickly as required in games like warcraft 3
    I think diablo 2 is fast too

    I will check the games listed above

    any other suggestion?
  6. BayouBengal macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2008
    I am pretty sure Command And Conquer 3 could be done soley by mouse.
  7. savvos macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2007
    The ultimate mouse key games:

    Scarab of RA and Civ II

    (For Scarab of RA you will need to install either Classic or vMac Mini, but you will have dreams at night of wandering through the temple.)
  8. Miharu macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2007
    You could try playing any strategy games that are turn-based and controlled by a mouse. I'm not an expert at those though but they come to mind, games like Panzer General, Masters of Orion etc.
  9. Yvan256 macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2004
    Pretty much all the old Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest/Dragon Warrior games can be played at your own pace, one key at a time.

    Legal issues of console emulators and game carts ROM files aside, of course.

    edit: what Miharu said, except that you can also add those old role-playing games to your list.
  10. Miharu macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2007
    Yup those old games are pretty good, there was even an NES accessory that you controlled with your jaw and by blowing into it, made for these cases.

    Check out that site, it's for physically challenged gamers.
  11. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Risk 2....lovely game!(Just installed it on my netbook)

    And chips challenge(i don't think there is a Mac version, but I worth a look if you have access to a PC)
  12. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    I'd try something like a card game or Sudoku - most others require both a keyboard and mouse together.
  13. Scuall macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2008
    All over the USA
    Have you ever seen the Nostromo N52 Gamepad.? I'm not sure if you could use it in your condition, but it's fitted to the hand, and has a multi-axis controller similar to a gamepad that you can operate with the thumb. I've been using it for years in lieu of the keyboard (I game on a laptop alot).

  14. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Peggle and Peggle Nights are very addictive and you can use either the keyboard or mouse.
  15. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
  16. rukus macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2009
    i got beat up in a motorcycle accident a few years ago and i played games like Civilization 4 and other mouse based turn-based games using Dragon NaturallySpeaking (now i use Dictate on the mac). i havent used dictate for gaming yet, but dragon worked great. i helped train others play basic windows games (even pinball) using voice as well.
    it might be an idea, if not for gaming, then general use.
  17. JackAxe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2004
    In a cup of orange juice.
  18. Scooby_Doo macrumors member


    Apr 5, 2005
    I would imagine a lot of the old point and click adventure games (Myst era) could be done using the mouse keys.

    As for something more modern you could check out Defcon, which is a real time strategy game. If I recall has a mode that allows you to play in a mix between real time but with pauses at major turning points.

    There are other online games that some find addicting, my roommate loves Travian an online turn based tactical game.

    In games like Warcraft III, I'm pretty sure you can also turn down the speed of the gameplay to a level where you can still command your troops.

    Good luck.
  19. mongoosebike thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2008
  20. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    World of Warcraft? Don't you need WSAD keys for movement?
  21. sanil macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2009
    thnaks for the information and links.:D In games like Warcraft III, I'm pretty sure you can also turn down the speed of the gameplay to a level where you can still command your troops.
  22. beetle macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2004
    Mongoose, any chance of getting a Jouse or HeadMouse?

    Perhaps more importantly, can anyone recommend non-twitch games that are playable from the keyboard only?
  23. jampat macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2008
    Another vote for the civilation games, no time limit, turn based, you could play just fine with mousekeys.
  24. ryanvsrobots macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2008
    did you try a trackball instead of a conventional mouse? that is probably easier to use.
  25. Paulyboy macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2007
    Check out Assistive Gaming. We have reviews of various games from the perspective of disabled individuals that use assistive technology to play games, including descriptions of controls (mouse, left-clicking, right-clicking, keyboard) needed for each game.

    You may find it useful. :)


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