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#1 Feb 17 2013 at 3:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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Sometimes I accidentally click something in game that causes my mouse to go haywire. I'll run around in circles endlessly until I log out and log back in again.

Can we please just have the option to straight up disable the mouse in game? I use the keyboard for everything, and I'm sure there are controller users who would not mind either. It should be an easy enough setting to include next to "Mouse Movement A" and "Mouse Movement B" in the mouse/camera configurations.
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#2 Feb 17 2013 at 6:11 PM Rating: Good
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My character goes haywire when I move sometimes. Making him run in circles non stop and I cant do anything. I figured it was a combonation of keys I pressed on the keyboard.
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#3 Feb 17 2013 at 8:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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While an official solution would be nice, if you're using the unofficial windower: Put "mouse_blockinput 1" in the init.txt.
#4 Feb 21 2013 at 8:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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DjinnRB wrote:
My character goes haywire when I move sometimes. Making him run in circles non stop and I cant do anything. I figured it was a combonation of keys I pressed on the keyboard.


No, it's the mouse click on the screen. Move your mouse around and you'll see the cursor as like a little circle looking thing - it's some kind of click-to-move "feature" that's more a pain in the ass than anything else. I've never heard of needing to log out and back in to clear it though. Usually I just click again to stop it, and then click outside the window somewhere on the desktop. Guess that wouldn't work for full screen, but just clicking again should stop it.
#5 Feb 21 2013 at 10:12 AM Rating: Excellent
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I've had this happen to me before too. If I remember correctly, clicking didn't stop it. I remember frantically mashing on keys and clicking buttons trying to get it to stop, and it always takes at least 15 seconds to get the right combination of keys or clicks to make it stop.

Nothing in this game has ever been as panic-inducing as this "feature" which totally takes over control of your character and prevents you from being able to cast spells or do much of anything else.
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#6 Feb 24 2013 at 12:50 AM Rating: Good
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Yes please! At one point I couldn't figure out why my character kept appearing completely elsewhere than where I had left her when I was doing other stuff at computer. Then I found out that when I had emulator open, every time the mouse passed over FFXI (even when it was BEHIND another program window), my char would start running to that direction. At the very least FFXI should not pick up actions when it doesn't have focus. >.> (vanilla FFXI, so it's not windower thing)
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I think it may be clicking the scroll wheel. Sometimes.

Glad to see I'm not the only one.
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#8 Feb 28 2013 at 11:26 AM Rating: Good
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Pergatory wrote:
I've had this happen to me before too. If I remember correctly, clicking didn't stop it. I remember frantically mashing on keys and clicking buttons trying to get it to stop, and it always takes at least 15 seconds to get the right combination of keys or clicks to make it stop.

Nothing in this game has ever been as panic-inducing as this "feature" which totally takes over control of your character and prevents you from being able to cast spells or do much of anything else.


ESC might have worked. I've had freak outs in the game before as well, but they were always because of a problem with the controller. Sometimes the game doesn't like my controller if it's not powered on before the launcher is loaded. Right clicking somewhere else in the window, hitting esc and then taking the mouse cursor out of the hot zone usually corrects the problem with the click to move crap.

I'd be interested to know if anyone actually plays the game using that click to move.
#10 May 18 2013 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
This is an issue that is a base problem in how games receive input via keyboard/mouse interface. Here's what ACTUALLY happens.

You are running about on your system, holding a key on your keyboard to move. You accidentally press either another key or a mouse down and release the first button. However, now the game sees you still "holding" the button, confusing the added input for the original button. If you hold and release the accidentally pressed button, it will reset.

Most games have long since dealt with this. FFXI, sadly, is not one.
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#11 May 18 2013 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
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If I remember right when that happens I would hit the * button to rest. Then after that while resting I would hit Num Lock a couple times which would stop whatever was causing me to run around like crazy. I had this issue in a Dynamis once, back during 75 cap. /joy
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