At first the keyboard didn't work at all I had to uninstall the game and then I could use the keyboard but after a while it has the same problem every once and a while. It's really annoying also I can't switch windows I have to stay on the game window. I downloaded it for mac and i have mac OS X. I have used two different keyboards doesn't make a difference. Also the desktop icon is just the steam icon I want the actual Assassin Creed Brotherhood icon because it's bad ***.
I also have a terrible time getting the keyboard to work on the mac. It usually takes about 30 minutes to get the game *started*, just quitting, relaunching, rebooting, the game until it finally works.
I've tried the workaround I've seen elsewhere on the net of shutting down all other apps (and anything that may be listening to keyboard input). I've also tried disabling steam's in-game stuff. There is no clear correlation of these workarounds to when it works. It's just random and only works about 10% of the time.
Same problem regardless of whether I use internal or external keyboards. (This is on OSX 1.6.8)
This is not an acceptable level of quality. Can someone from Ubisoft look into this or give us some reliable workarounds?
Assassin's Creed 2 just will not work with my keyboard. It worked the very first time I opened the game, played it for an hour, and then opened it up the next day, and it didn't work. I discovered that the force close command (Command + Alt + Escape) closes the game for you, and if you have the in game steam menu (for the steam users out there), shift Tab brings up the Steam UI. But NOTHING gets registered to the actual game. So, I completely reinstalled the game, and it worked the first time I opened the game after reinstalling, but now it's not working again. This is some really pathetic porting, and I my opinion of ubisoft was low enough, but this is completely horrendous. Not to mention the amount of other people reporting the same problem (Steam users AND non-steam users). Steam's forums said to come here, and it's not getting me very far. All other apps are closed, but that shouldn't even matter! I've NEVER had to baby a game like this just to get it to work, even on MAC!
Fix this please! I payed money for your game, and it's WORTHLESS.
Same deal with me! Assassin's Creed Brotherhood was working just fine for a while with both mouse and keyboard.
Then after Steam crashed and halted the game two times in a row, the keyboard suddenly stopped working in the game, except for shift+tab (access to steam in-game)
and Fn + F12 (take snapshots).
After restarting the mac, still no improvement. In other words, ACB just became totally worthless for me...
Please, fix this issue, it's such a shame.