Numpad lock, however, has been unnecessary on any of my recent computers (for more than a decade, IIRC).
Heya Hans! Yea - sorry I should have been a bit more actionary instead of reactionary there- I am using a fairly standard setup with a current desktop, DOSBox and UAshell.
* Strafing is possible in editing, without numlock necessary
* Strafing doesn't appear possible in game play
I used to hunt for secret doors in 90's era games (EoBs, Dungeon Hack, Lands of Lore) by strafing to pick out the sort of subtle differences in walls. I believe Ben's right that I've either misremembered or assumed that I've done it playing goldbox games.
The reason this comes up currently is if strafing is allowed, I would have to edit events to detect facing direction for certain graphics to display correctly... I have tried several variations of activating a strafe mode while playing FRUA, none working. It's one of those things that I should have just gone ahead and assumed that the average FRUA player would be playing average-wise... but then this is one of those prickly perfectionistic things I should have been addressing from the first, eh?
*edit: Thanks guys for the responses: I am going to guess that strafing isn't possible during FRUA play and go from there