The user interface to Dragon Bane is simple and
intuitive. Most parts of the interface allow you to use either the pen, or the
keys for input. The two main parts of the Dragon Bane interface are the
movement controls, and the menu controls.
- Movement Controls - To walk around in the 3D
Dungeon view, use the hard keys, or tap the screen according to the diagram,
above. Occasionally, you will find objects of interest in the towns,
wilderness, and dungeons. To examine, operate, or pick up something of
interest, simply step into it.
- Menu Controls - When inside buildings, viewing
your party's statistics, or in combat, the screen is divided into three
sections. All actions are menu-driven in these modes, so you only need to learn
how to navigate through menus in order to play.
The menu is always
located in the top-right portion of the screen. You can either tap on menu
entries, or highlight them using the up/down keys and then selecting the
highlighted entry by pressing the Notepad key (See diagram, above). Notice that
the currently selected menu entry is highlighted (be sure your screen contrast
is adjusted properly). Also note that only menu entries that appear in the
upper-right corner of the screen can be selected in this fashion -- you cannot
use the hard keys to scroll through, or select items listed in the bottom half
of the screen.
- Switching Between Views - Use the menu,
calculator, and find buttons to switch between views at any time. For example,
when in the 3D Dungeon view, tapping the Find button will jump to the overhead
map. Tap anywhere on the screen, or tap the find button again to return to the
3D view (or whichever view you came from).
- Main Menu - Get to the Dragon Bane Main Menu
from any view by tapping the menu key.
- Restart - Resets the game and returns you to the
- Load - Loads one of 6 previously saved games.
Note that saved games are backed up on your computer when you hotsync. Saved
games are stored in your "pilot\username\Backup" directory on your computer and
are named DrgBSAVx.PDB where the x is a value from 0 - 5.
- Save - Saves your current game in one of 6
savegame slots. It is recommended that you save your game whenever you make
progress in your quest.
- Options - Options to disable sound or door
- License - If you obtained a demo evaluation copy
of Dragon Bane, you must purchase a license in order to unlock the game.
Licenses may be purchased from PilotGear HQ. After you purchase a license, you
will be given a license key that can be entered under this menu item. Be sure
to give your license code and user name when entering data at PilotGear
- About - Displays version and other
- Exit Dragon Bane - Tapping the Applications
button will exit Dragon Bane at any time. Well, almost any time. The only
circumstance when the application button cannot be used to exit the game is
when combat messages are scrolling on the screen. Note that during combat, the
up/down keys can be used to increase or decrease the speed of scrolling combat