I downloaded this game, "Elders Scrolls: Arena Deluxe Edition" and started it on DOSBox to emulate and play it. Although it's working fine, the problem is that I can attack with the mouse but wanted to know if there's a way to attack with the keyboard, as I am finding some difficulties using my mouse. In this situation, I am not able to escape from the dungeon as I am defeated easily. I am running DOSBox in Windows 7 32-bit.

Is there any way to play this game with the keyboard only? Or configure DOSBox in such a way that I can specify to use some keys as right click and left click instead of using a mouse? Or are there other software that can do it?

Sorry if everyone misunderstood it. I want to remap mouse keys to be used by pressing some key on the keyboard like if I press J it should work just like pressing the left mouse button. And to swipe mouse from left to right and vice versa like doing it from a mouse. Just like Bluestack has done with itself.

  • dosbox.com/DOSBoxManual.html#KeyMapper shows how to remap keys in DOSBox.
    – au revoir
    Jan 6, 2014 at 16:44
  • @JasonBerkan I know how to remap keys in Dosbox but how can I remap mouse clicks to keyboard buttons? That's my actual question.
    – Hunter
    Jan 6, 2014 at 16:52
  • Ah. Didn't realize there wasn't an option to map a button to the mouse click, and I don't have DOSBox here to test with.
    – au revoir
    Jan 6, 2014 at 17:02
  • Just for some info I used GlovePIE and am able to use mouse buttons precisely but what about dragging the mouse left or right (to be able to attack in the game) as I cannot find the right input for this.
    – Hunter
    Jan 6, 2014 at 18:32

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The game manual states specifically that a mouse is required to play the game properly. Since the fighting system is swiping your mouse across the screen, you cannot play pure keyboard.

That said, I think you might just about manage what you want to achieve if you are willing to play using only a bow and spells. But that strategy will already give you a hard time in the starting dungeon, let alone the rest of the game.

So unfortunately, no mouse is too much of a handicap to play this game.

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