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Rabenstrange, Mike Holmes
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keyboard controls
« on: May 13, 2005, 03:02:13 am »

I have just started playing UQM for the first time and I am having trouble deciphering the commands.

Is there a list of keyboard commands available somewhere?

I have figured out how to navigate and fire but I am stuck because I can't figure out how to recall a lander.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Rabenstrange
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Re: keyboard controls
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2005, 03:17:26 am »

use esc to call back your lander, u can also use that to warp out with your ship if u encounter an enemy ship u dont wanna fight (waste 10 fule)
shift + ctrl is for using space marines iwith the orz nemasis.
space is for selling things in the starbase and skip a chat while some1 els beside u talk with u (not recommanded unless its a probe)
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Re: keyboard controls
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2005, 06:47:09 am »

   GENERAL GAME CONTROLS SUMMARY

F1                       Pause game
F10                      Exit game
F12                      Emergency exit

  FULL GAME CONTROLS SUMMARY

Space flight

UP or ENTER:             Thrust
LEFT and RIGHT:          Steer
SPACE:                   Main menu

Menus

Arrow Keys:              Scroll through selections
ENTER:                   Make selection
SPACE:                   Up one level

Conversations

LEFT and RIGHT:          Rewind/Forward
UP and DOWN:             Scroll through selections
ENTER:                   Make selection
SPACE:                   Skip, Show/Hide summary

Star Map

Arrow Keys:              Move the crosshair
ENTER:                   Select destination
SPACE:                   Main menu
Keypad +:                Zoom in
Keypad -:                Zoom out

Space Combat

UP or ENTER:             Thrust
LEFT and RIGHT:          Steer
RIGHT SHIFT:             Fire Primary Weapon
RIGHT CTRL:              Fire Secondary Weapon
ESCAPE:                  Emergency Warp Escape


Planet Exploration

UP or ENTER:             Forward
LEFT and RIGHT:          Steer
RIGHT SHIFT:             Fire stun bolt
ESCAPE:                  Blast off


  MELEE CONTROLS SUMMARY

Top Player

E:                       Thrust
S and F:                 Steer
Q:                       Fire Primary Weapon
A:                       Fire Secondary Weapon

Bottom Player

UP or ENTER:             Thrust
LEFT and RIGHT:          Steer
RIGHT SHIFT:             Fire Primary Weapon
RIGHT CTRL:              Fire Secondary Weapon


These controls are configurable by editing the keys.cfg file which will
be automatically generated in your personal directory for uqm data the
first time you start the game.
The location of this directory varies per system.
On Microsoft Windows systems this is a folder named 'uqm' in the
application data folder for the current user.
This is usually in one of the following locations:
- "C:\Windows\Application Data\"
 (Windows 95, 98, SE without separate users)
- "C:\Windows\Profiles\YourName\Application Data\"
 (Windows 95/98/SE with separate users)
- "C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\Application Data\"
 (Windows NT/2k/XP)
On Unix systems this personal uqm data is stored in "~/.uqm".

Later versions of The Ur-Quan Masters will include a key configuration
tool.  In the meantime, the keys.cfg has a bunch of comments in it
that should help you set up your joystick and remap key controls to
your satisfaction.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2005, 07:16:28 am »

Thanks for the help. I really appreciate it.
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Re: keyboard controls
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 11:54:15 pm »

I am having a keyboard Issue. I am using a new Mac laptop and I am able to use all controls except for when Im using the lander on a planet. I can't seem to get the lander to shoot. I looked under the settings and have tried switching the fire button to different keys but still I cant seem to get it to fire. I have played before on a PC and i remember being able to shoot with the lander. What key is it to fire with the lander?
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Re: keyboard controls
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 04:21:00 am »

Could this control setup be any more confusing!?!? I can't figure it out... i want to play mele against the computer. I am not seeing a joystick link for a "thrust" button and i can't even start a mele. If i do try to start a mele i can't get the mele to start, i can't even get out of the ship select menu. I have to cntrl alt delete the game to get out of the ship select screen.
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Re: keyboard controls
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 05:07:31 am »

Arrow keys control direction.

Right CTRL and Enter are primary fire and action key

Right Shift is the secondary weapon and the "back" key

Right Alt is the "special" key. Serves no purpose except to display ship information

Escape is the main "get out of here" key for in-game actions

F10 is the quit key.
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Re: keyboard controls
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 01:07:28 am »

so can i use a joypad for full control in super melee? this is very confusing. I can get the joypad to move the cursor around to select ships but i cant get the melee to start with any button. there is no define "thrust" button in the define buttons, only define "escape". I am assuming that because of these flaws in the software, there is actually no way to start and play super melee with a joypad, is this true or not. By the way i have seen many other players complaining about this problem.
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 04:49:31 pm »

so can i use a joypad for full control in super melee? this is very confusing. I can get the joypad to move the cursor around to select ships but i cant get the melee to start with any button. there is no define "thrust" button in the define buttons, only define "escape". I am assuming that because of these flaws in the software, there is actually no way to start and play super melee with a joypad, is this true or not. By the way i have seen many other players complaining about this problem.

'Up' should be thrust. I would have thought that Player 1's 'Weapon' input would activate menu items, including the melee.
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Re: keyboard controls
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2017, 05:17:53 am »

Later versions of The Ur-Quan Masters will include a key configuration
tool.  In the meantime, the keys.cfg has a bunch of comments in it
that should help you set up your joystick and remap key controls to
your satisfaction.
This sure is out-of-date. Every version I've ever had on my computer already had the key configuration options in settings (though it might be missing one or two keys).
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