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A hotkey is a key or a combination of keys providing quick access to a particular function within a computer program. Learning Arcanum's hotkeys will prove to be of great use and convenience to a player, both in and outside of combat sequences.

Controls[]

  • [Esc Key] Opens the main menu.
  • [F1 Key] Commands all nearby followers to walk to the specified tile.
  • [F2 Key] Commands all nearby followers to attack a creature or object.
  • [F3 Key] Commands all nearby followers to stay close.
  • [F4 Key] Commands all nearby followers to spread out.
  • [F5 Key] Commands all nearby followers to stop attacking.
  • [F7 Key] Auto-saves the game.
  • [F8 Key] Loads the Autosave.
  • [F12 Key] Takes a screenshot which is saved as a BMP file in the game's directory under \modules\Arcanum\.
  • [Num Lock Key] Toggles Always Run.
  • [Shift Key + Left Mouse Button] Prevents the player character from moving while attacking or performing an action. Has a different function when used on items or spells.
  • [Ctrl Key + Left Mouse Button] Run instead of walk. If "Always Run" is On, the Player Character will instead walk instead of run. While in RT combat, movement while walking consumes no Fatigue unlike while running. This hotkey can also be used to prevent followers from using the Pick Locks or Disarm Traps skills on objects assuming their respective skill is higher than the player's and the "Follower Skills" option is enabled.
  • [Alt Key + Left Mouse Button] Force attack, or drag a corpse or loose item.
  • [Enter Key] Opens the chat window, or sends any message typed in the chat window.
  • [Spacebar] Closes any interfaces, or switches between turn-based/real-time combat.
  • [A Key] Performs the last spell or skill used as per the "active" slots.
  • [C Key] Opens or closes the character editor.
  • [F Key] Opens or closes the fate point selection window.
  • [I Key] Opens or closes the inventory.
  • [L Key] Opens or closes the logbook.
  • [W Key] Opens or closes the world map.
  • [O Key] Opens the options menu.
  • [R Key] Enters or leaves combat mode.
  • [E Key] Ends the player's current turn in Turn-Based combat.
  • [K Key] Opens the active skill (Prowling, Pick Pocket, Repair, Disarm Trap) selection window.
  • [M Key] Opens the spell selection window.
  • [T Key] Opens the tech schematic crafting window.
  • [S Key] Opens or closes the sleep/advance time window.
  • [Home Key] Centers the screen on the player character. Useful with high Perception and/or the high resolution mod.
  • [V Key] Displays game version info.
  • [, Key] While held, attacks will be Called Shots to the head.
  • [. Key] While held, attacks will be Called Shots to the arms.
  • [/ Key] While held, attacks will be Called Shots to the legs.

Graphical Chart[]

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Visual map of Arcanum's hotkeys.

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