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Post by AlexMcpherson79 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:07 pm

hey guys, i know about the print-screen then pasting into mspaint, but is there a hotkey to create screenshots without that hassle? (Or a image program I can have loaded in background that looks for a 'boss' key to do the job instead, like fraps has ...

*slaps face* I'm such an idiot., FRAPS' screenshots instead of videos. :P I'll go try... hmm..

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Post by KrazeeXXL » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:25 pm

I use att (ati tray tools) to do some screenshots. you can setup lots of hotkeys for countless settings with it.

hey but don't install it if you don't have an ati graphics card.

yea sounds perhaps funny but I remember one guy who did after I told him how cool this prog is with all its awesome gadgets including this screenshot thingy.

no offence Kingy :lol:

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Post by AlexMcpherson79 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:37 pm

I'm runnin' a HD4670 512mb card. So I do have tray tools. didn't know there was that feature (oh well. FRAPS is fine. anyway)

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Post by KrazeeXXL » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:01 pm

A bit trivial but I thought I'd mention it.

Just realized that if you hit "i", the screen will center on the column you had chosen. Equivalent to LMB doubleclick.

I have to admit it's kinda fun to play with "HJKL"+"I". plus I also try to use the mouse as less as possible due to crash related issues.

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Re: Hotkeys

Post by Flocke » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:20 pm

I just tried some more keys in tactical combat:
f1 to f5 sets the view to one of the defaults, backspace sets bach the view to initial position,
space if camera is already centered on a ship, center camera on own leader ship?
enter/return if camera is already centered on a ship, center camera on enemy leader ship?
tab lets you loop through all ships, centering the camera
p sets back camera placement & orientation [if not centered on ship?]
m switches the camera move mode

in normal mode:
arrow keys + 2,4,6,8 on numpad rotate camera
del + insert clears centering on ships

in 2nd mode:
arrow keys up/down + 2,8 on numpad to zoom
arrow keys left/right + 4,6 on numpad to rotate left/right
del + insert rotate up/down
this some kinda weird buggy rotation + zoom bound to the center point
might be due to a bad implementation of euler rotation,
I dunno but remember once having had similar issues in my first programming steps with ogre :lol:

i + o for zoom in and out
l to view status information (mini bug, status button doesn't get updated if using shortcut)
t to view framerate

on replay:
s to pause (stop)
p to play
r and page down to get ~4 sec back
f and page up to get ~4 sec forward
+ to increase playback speed, - to decrease playback speed
pos1 to reach playback start
end to reach playback end
with this you can catch any moment of combat,
r and f are not like forward and reverse buttons that get you to the next turn
this is ideal if you want to make a screenshot of a special moment
while paused you can even move the camera to any position you want :D
(edit: I first thought it's a buggy freeflight mode, but seems like it's meant to be bound on sector center but dunno, buggy movement anyway :lol:)
fun, so often it would have lessened me much trouble for getting great shots if I'd only knew

some hotkeys were already reported and still there might be more
Last edited by Flocke on Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:02 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Hotkeys

Post by anjel » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:35 pm

Flocke wrote: this is ideal if you want to make a screenshot of a special moment
while paused you can even move the camera in freeflight mode to any position you want :D
fun, so often it would have lessened me much trouble for getting great shots if I'd only knew

some hotkeys were already reported and still there might be more
wow, this is really good, i really appreciate this, i´ve always resignate to take a random picture hoping it was the best one.
Thank you very much !!!
Live long and propser

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Re: Hotkeys

Post by thunderchero » Mon May 02, 2016 9:55 pm

from manual here is what I found

F1 for the Main Galactic screen
F2 for the Solar System screen
F3 for the Intelligence screen
F4 for the Technology screen
F5 for the Diplomacy screen
Esc To bypass the opening movie
hold shift while changing Civilization Level to change all Civilization Level
arrow buttons to move Galactic map
I key zoom in
O key zoom out
T key process turn
arrow keys rotate the Tactical View
I key zoom in Tactical View
O key zoom out Tactical View
tab key cycle the view between all starships in Tactical View
< key previous friendly starship in Tactical View
> key next friendly starship in Tactical View
[ previous enemy starship in Tactical View
] next enemy starship in Tactical View
left and right arrow cycle through solar systems in systems screens
To remove more than one structure of a specific type at once, press the shift as you click on its icon under the Build button
tab key will move to next fillable field in multiplayer setup
C key for chat window

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