Bug #2445

Spellcasting can be interrupted

Added by scrawl . over 2 years ago. Updated 21 days ago.

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When casting a spell, the animation can be canceled at any time by pressing the "ready spell" key again. This was not possible in the original engine, and may be frustrating when accidentally pressing this key, the magicka cost would be spent but no spell cast. Also this could be abused to achieve faster spellcasting by canceling the attack follow animation.

The same technique can be used to cancel shooting an arrow (also not possible in original engine). We may want to keep this behaviour.

Related issues

Related to OpenMW - Bug #2835: [exploit/bug] ability to slowly move when overencumbered Confirmed 08/08/2015

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Revision fb45995a (diff)
Added by Andrei Kortunov 23 days ago

Do not allow player to change weapon/spell during attack or spellcasting (bug #2445)


#1 Updated by Marshall Styczinski over 2 years ago

This is 100% reproducible. I do think it's frustrating, as alluded to above. It's nice to be able to cancel casting a spell or shooting an arrow, so I suggest delaying the magicka deduction until the point when the spell is cast.

Would it be possible to lock in the animation after a certain point, so that faster spellcasting abuse can be averted?

#2 Updated by scrawl . almost 2 years ago

  • Related to Bug #2835: [exploit/bug] ability to slowly move when overencumbered added

#3 Updated by Andrei Kortunov about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from New to Confirmed
  • Reproducibility changed from Have not tried to Always

Easiest way to fix this bug is perform an animation check, and make hotkey noop if casting/aiming animation is playing.
But in vanilla Morrowind triggered quick keys actions are delayed, not cancelled.

#4 Updated by Andrei Kortunov about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Andrei Kortunov

#5 Updated by Andrei Kortunov about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved
  • Target version set to openmw-0.43
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#6 Updated by Alexei Dobrohotov 29 days ago

  • Category set to Input

#7 Updated by Alexei Dobrohotov 23 days ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed
  • Operating system changed from Linux to Other

#8 Updated by Dark Locq 21 days ago

See #4050, #4051, #4053 - this is causing problems.

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