PA Keyboard Shortcuts

Discussion in 'Support!' started by Ekanaut, June 6, 2013.

  1. Ekanaut

    Ekanaut Uber Alumni

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    Ctrl + number -assign control groups, number to select that group
    Shift + number - save camera position, Alt + number to recall camera position
    C - center view on Commander
    N - orient camera facing North
    T - select unit/units and track a moving unit/units
    F - select mobile fabrication units
    Double Click to select all units of a type currently visible
    Hold down Spacebar to look around in freecam mode
    Arrow Keys, move camera around planet
    Ctrl + up / down arrow keys, zoom in / out
    Ctrl + left / right arrow keys, rotate view
    Middle Mouse scroll for zoom
    Shift click to queue up building or rally points. Works with units and factories.
    Delete - Destroy selected units/structures
    Enter - Chat

    Chrono Cam shortcuts (do not require being in Chrono Cam mode to use)
    Home - Go to beginning of game
    End - Go to live game
    Page Up - Go back one second in time
    Page Down - Go forward one second in time

    Shift click on the build bar to add 5 units to a factory's build queue
    Ctrl click on the build bar to add unit to beginning of build queue
    Right click on the build bar to remove unit from end of build queue
    These can be mixed together. example: Shift + ctrl + right click will remove five of that unit starting from the beginning of the queue.

    Ctrl+U -toggle UI visibility
    Ctrl+H -Hide Healthbars
    Ctrl+I -Hide Icons
    Ctrl+M -manual camera mode while in this mode, use WASD to move around, use middle mouse to look around, use R and F to move camera vertically. Hold down Shift to move faster
    Ctrl+P -shows stats (Three pages: Client, Server, Sim)
    Comma - switch to Moon view
    Period - Galactic View Toggle
    F11 -Pathing view
    F12 - Disable pathing view
    Last edited by a moderator: August 20, 2013
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  2. garat

    garat Cat Herder Uber Alumni

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    Regarding this. There are a number of modes, but because the client doesn't have all the simulation data, it's limited. However, F11 if you're runnign into a weird pathing issue can on occasion help you see what's going on. :)
  3. acidwolf264

    acidwolf264 New Member

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    Backspace automatically exits you from a match. Was in game pushed my press to talk on my mouse which is mapped ctrl+alt+backspace and it made me leave the match. Would it be possible to remove this while your playing a match?
  4. slev01

    slev01 New Member

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    Is there a keyboard shortcut to zoom?

    Due to wrist damage, I use a marble mouse and don't have a scroll wheel.
    (even if I did, they physically hurt to use!)

    How in Mavor's name do I zoom without the scroll wheel?

    Yeah, serves me right for having non-standard peripherals
  5. l4ff3n

    l4ff3n New Member

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    I was missing a combination to add units to an existing group though. Any idea when you'll be adding it?
  6. lhopitalified

    lhopitalified New Member

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    If it works like SupCom, select group, shift-(left click) to add units to selection, then re-assign.
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  7. Loegi

    Loegi Member

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    Pretty sure that doesn't work. At least I tried that and it didn't work.

    Needs to be in at some point though.
  8. peryton

    peryton New Member

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    While in Flow field mode N turns on some new layer that shows how buildings/units will stand on the ground.

    Holding space and then try looking around using middle mouse button lets you look around without camera movement.
  9. glinkot

    glinkot Active Member

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    Whats the button for in game chat?
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  10. pudeldestodes

    pudeldestodes Member

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    Enter will open the chat window
  11. glinkot

    glinkot Active Member

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    Thanks. I did end up trying that but I think the menus had crashed by then (I was trying every key in turn!)
  12. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    And G after F11 shows some kind of Node map, T toggles grey terrain and R shows a very dense normal field (toggles through multiple levels).

    Numbers do funky stuff too.
  13. guigespritdusage

    guigespritdusage New Member

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    Thanks a lot for the list!
  14. soldans

    soldans Member

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    Are there any button for taking and saving a screenshot? Would really help when trying to report bugs...
  15. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    You can use rhe Print Screen key, Alt+ Print Screen (for just the PA window) or the snipping tool in windows 7.
  16. soldans

    soldans Member

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    Oh, alt+print screen helped a bit, solves the problem I'm having due to my multiple screen setup. So thx.
    But still, it takes a bit of the focus off when having to open paint and saving the picture manually when it should be pretty easy to let the client take a screenshot and saving at once. (maybe there's some obscure performance issue???)

    Also, I found some bugs regarding the mouse cursor, and it doesn't show up if you use print screen...
  17. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    The joys of an alpha. A print screen key would be handy though.

    You'll need more specialised tools to capture the mouse cursor, but you can always just use paint to draw in an approximate.
  18. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    Chronocam commands:
    Home: Start of game
    End: Current time
  19. penguintd

    penguintd New Member

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    Can OP update first post?
    Enter to bring chat window is useful.
  20. slev01

    slev01 New Member

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    Anyone know what the ChronoCam hotkeys are? I keep hitting them by accident. Took me ages to figure out what was happening!

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