How to rebind your keys
written by BrokenTomato (Original Forum Post)
After seeing myself not using the hotkeys because of some weird positions I looked into how I could change them. After finding the "Option.ini" file i played around and got it working. Before proceeding you should be familiar with editing .txt files.
1. Go to the following folder: C:\Users\<Your user>\Saved Games\EugenSystems\Wargame
2. Create a copy of "Option.ini" and rename it to "Option.ini.bak"
3. Open "Option.ini" in a texteditor of your choice.
4. Scroll to the bottom.
You will now see the following:
[hotkeys] HK_MainMenu = 222 HK_ShowUnitInfos = 9 HK_DisplayZones = 73 HK_SituationAwarenessNextEvent = 32 HK_TrackCamKey = 78 HK_AutoZoom = 89 HK_SatView = 72 HK_Stop = 69 HK_Split = 88 HK_ShootOnPosition = 84 HK_QuickMove = 77 HK_Attack = 65 HK_Unload = 85 HK_ChangeAltitude = 87 HK_Merge = 82 HK_Load = 76 HK_Camera0 = 90 // Moving camera NORTH HK_Camera1 = 81 // Moving camera LEFT / WEST HK_Camera2 = 83 // Moving camera SOUTH / BACK HK_Camera3 = 68 // Moving camera RIGHT / EAST HK_ShowHideChat = 112
5. To change hotkeys, you find the action you want. For example the "QuickMove". (Which in this case is the "HK_QuickMove" and is set to 70) and change the value according to the ASCII table below.
Be aware that the keybindings is for the AZERTY keyboard type. This means that if you want to change the Z for the QWERTY you have to find the equivilant in AZERTY. I have posted a chart below, for example if you want to remap Z on QWERTY, you find the ASCII code for W.
This means that for QWERTY the following keys differ:
AZERTY QWERTY A Q Z W Q A W Z M ;
Example of change:
I want to change my Fast move from 'M' or ';' into 'F'
You look up 'F' in the ASCII table, which is 70 . You then change the line in the text file saying:
HK_QuickMove = 77
HK_QuickMove = 70
I have tested this locally and it works fine for me.
Be aware that these hotkeys are for AZERTY keyboards. Using these remappings on the QWERTY is kind of confusing.
There are some strange occurances though. If you activate the "Show hotkeys" in the option and hover over the "Attack" action, you will see it is set to "q". But if you look at this file, according to the ASCII table it is set to A. Which is incorrect. Don't think it matters much though. :)
Have fun creating your hotkeys.