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Birth of the Federation

edit shortcut?

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downeaster59 Wednesday 13 November 2013 at 15:20

I have set up Play on Mac and installed Birth of the Federation. It seems to run fine. Here's my question. In Windows, I can select the shortcut for the game, then Properties, then the Shortcut tab. There, under Target, I can add a command at the end of the line that enables some functions in the game that aren't there by default. Can I do this with the Play on Mac shortcut? I haven't found a way yet.  Thanks!
petch Wednesday 13 November 2013 at 19:15

Configure button > (select the shortcut) > General tab > Arguments
downeaster59 Wednesday 13 November 2013 at 19:49

Thanks! Now, I'm new at Macs, so I'm still learning. I've had mine for two whole days! So, one more newbie question. Is it possible to make the function keys in a POM game work as Windows function keys? I've tried a few things and I can't seem to get it.
downeaster59 Thursday 14 November 2013 at 0:39

Update: I discovered an error in the argument and fixed it. Now all the function keys work as expected except F11. Pressing F11 causes the game window to slide to the left and off the screen. Pressing it again brings the game window back. In the game with the argument added, pressing F11 should reveal the entire galaxy map. It's not necessary, but helpful if I want to create certain scenarios. No big deal, but if anyone has suggestions, I'll give them a shot.