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Nuntar
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Did you know that in the editor, you can use the arrow keys (or 8462) to move to adjacent rooms?

You probably didn't, because the F1 help file doesn't bother to mention it. Yeah. That would have saved so much of my time if only I'd known sooner, and I'm sure that's true for many of us.

However, the feature could use a couple of improvements:

(1) If you select a room element to add, arrow keys will instead change the selected element, which is also useful. However, up and left both move left, down and right both move right, instead of up moving up and down moving down as you'd expect.

(2) Once you've selected an element, it's impossible to go back to arrow keys being room select, except by exiting and re-entering the editor, or going into playtest mode, or clicking the minimap. Well, you can click the current room on the minimap to re-enter room select mode with minimal loss of time, but it's still a bit weird that there isn't an easier way to do this. Perhaps shift-arrow could always be room select?

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Bonus: You can use 3 and 9 to switch between Entrances.
05-18-2017 at 03:14 AM
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