Grim Fandango mod adds point-and-click mouse controls

Even if you could wrench a copy of Grim Fandango away from those who fiercely guard the remaining few, and get over potential technical difficulties, the awful controls might stop you from playing. No more! A new mod adds traditional point-and-click controls to LucasArts' adventure game swansong, making it far more palatable.

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Even if you could wrench a copy of Grim Fandango away from those who fiercely guard the remaining few, and get over potential technical difficulties, the awful controls might stop you from playing. No more! A new mod adds traditional point-and-click controls to LucasArts' adventure game swansong, making it far more palatable.

Unlike earlier LucasArts adventure games, Grim Fandango bafflingly ditched mouse controls for keyboards and joysticks. Hard-up reaper Manny Calvera was controlled with the arrow keys, rotating and moving him around like an early Resident Evil character. The inventory was dreadful too, using numberpad keys to cycle through items.

The forked version of ResidualVM makes it just like the classics: left-clicking to move around and interact with items, right-clicking to inspect objects, and an inventory with items you simply click on.

Creator Tobias Pfaff released the first version earlier this month, as a download for PC and Mac and source to compile yourself (via Reddit).

However, Pfaff warned, "It is pretty likely that you'll run into a bug that will prevent you from completing the game. So use at your own risk; so save often, and if you actually want to play the game to complete it, use the original build instead."

Here's how the mouse controls work:

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    February 24, 2014 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Grim Fandango mod adds point-and-click mouse controls.

    Even if you could wrench a copy of Grim Fandango away from those who fiercely guard the remaining few, and get over potential technical difficulties, the awful controls might stop you from playing. No more! A new mod adds traditional point-and-click controls to LucasArts' adventure game swansong, making it far more palatable.

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      February 24, 2014 6:18 AM

      One of the, if not the best video game story ever told in my opinion. I love it.

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        February 24, 2014 6:43 AM

        Characters are great. Fantastic music, too.

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        February 24, 2014 7:16 AM

        It was truly fantastic. Funny as hell, but I still remember the last scene with Glottis, there was a tear in my eye suddenly.

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      February 24, 2014 6:22 AM

      Alice you dirty reposter!!

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        February 24, 2014 6:25 AM

        She bathes weekly whether she needs it or not.

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      February 24, 2014 6:52 AM

      Whoa, holy shit. This is fucking swank.

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      February 24, 2014 6:56 AM

      I prefer the original grim controls