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Jagged Alliance 2 1.13 Hotkeys

Comprehensive listing of all (known) keyboard commands (a.k.a. Hot Keys) in the game as of the latest release. Tactical is where combat takes place, Strategic is the main map.

LMB/RMB/MMB – Left/Right/Middle Mouse Button

Push Alt key if mercs are walking backwards, alt tabbing causes this.

Selecting Mercs and Squads

TACTICAL SCREEN

F1 - F10 - Selects merc / move screen to merc
SPACE - Selects the next merc in the current squad. Use depends on option 'Space selects next squad'
SHIFT + SPACE - Selects next squad
= (equals) - Selects all mercs in the current sector
1 - 0 - Switches to dynamic squad number in sector
/ (slash) - Centres on currently selected merc
ALT + F - Keeps screen in view on the selected merc during turn-based

MAP SCREEN

LEFT / RIGHT - Selects previous / next merc
PG UP / DOWN - Select first / last merc in list
1 - 0 - Selects all members of that squad number. Same as RMB on the "SQUAD" textbox
SHIFT + (1 - 0) - Select all members of squads 11 through 20
CTRL - Hold CTRL while selecting mercs to add more mercs to selection group
SHIFT - Hold SHIFT while selecting mercs to select a region of mercs

Tactical Screen - Movement/Stance/Actions

SHIFT - In Movement Mode, SHIFT makes a merc’s movement path visible. It also forces the cursor to HUG the ground, very handy in tight quarters (e.g. doors / other mercs in the way of cursor)
ALT + SHIFT - Used for jumping over small obstacles. Hold ALT + SHIFT and point at a tile (2 or 3 tiles away from merc). Cursor will change to indicate jumping is possible. Useful for jumping over mines, from roof to roof or over another merc if he is prone
ALT - While moving a merc, holding down ALT makes:

  •  STANDING merc will sidestep or back-up
  •  CROUCHING merc will back-up
  •  PRONE merc will roll to the side or back-up

L / W / MMB - Look / Turn cursor. Change merc’s facing / Raise weapon if looking at the same direction. Note that some bonuses like scope vision range bonus only apply when a weapon is raised
PG UP / DOWN - Cycles through stances. Standing next to (or on) a building with a flat roof will cause the merc to climb onto/off the roof
P / X - PRONE stance
C - CROUCH stance
S - STANDING stance
R - RUN mode
J - Before an obstacle / climb / drop off roof with selected merc
SHIFT + J - Jumps through window (merc must be facing the window, and there must be a free tile on the other side of the window). Closed window works as well
G - Toggles selected mercs to move in formation
X - On merc / NPC, exchanges position with character
Z - Activate / Disable STEALTH mode for selected merc(s)
ALT + Z - Activate / Disable STEALTH mode for the entire squad
CTRL + SHIFT + X - Toggle real-time sneaking
CTRL + X - Enter turn based (while sneaking in real-time)
CTRL + T - Toggles forced turn-based mode
ESC - Aborts action (such as movement, firing or first aid)
CTRL - Hold to bring up the HAND cursor
A - Auto-Bandage your mercs when no enemy in sector
B - Toggles BURST / AUTO / Underbarrel mode for primary hand
. (dot) - Toggles between a gun's different scopes / sights / alternative weapon holding (if a gun has variable scope / sight attached)
, (comma) - Increase aiming in BURST / AUTO fire (for non-mouse wheel)
CTRL + . (dot) - Opens menu - fill water, clean weapons, swap clothes etc.
ALT + RMB / SHIFT + 4 ($) - Opens skills menu - e.g. radio operator, spotter
Q - Switches between standard/higher Grenade Launcher angles. Higher angles enable you to launch grenades farther
SHIFT + G - Toggles cursor for the Grenade Launcher burst between standard toss cursor and burst cursor, allowing spread grenade burst
ALT + R - Reloads selected merc's weapon
SHIFT + R - Reloads all weapons (in hand) of active squad from mercs' inventory in turn-based. For real-time, reloads all weapons and fills magazines in squad inventory from sector inventory (if available) first SHIFT + Q - Drop primary hand item to ground
SHIFT + H / CTRL + Q - Swaps between primary hand and secondary hand
SHIFT + K / ALT + Q - Swaps weapons between gunsling and primary hand
CTRL + SHIFT + K - Equip sidearm/Swap sidearm with gunsling
ALT + SHIFT + K - Equip knife/Swap knife with gunsling
ALT + (1 - 0) - Quick access to predefined items in JA2_Options.INI [Tactical Interface Settings]
ALT + ~ (tilde) - Put quick access item back to inventory and swap hands
SHIFT + T - Quick item transformation for primary hand item
SHIFT + N - Toggles NVGs/sun goggles for all mercs in active team. Goggles in the day, NVG for night
SHIFT + B - Drops backpacks for all mercs in the current sector (NIV only)
SHIFT + LMB - Plants tripwire using the previous network settings
SHIFT + A - Create ammo boxes using all ammo found in sector
CTRL + SHIFT + A - Create ammo crates using all ammo found in sector
SHIFT + F - Remove all removable attachments from items and unload all weapons in sector
SHIFT + S - Sorts items in sector inventory. Also merges ammo items.
CTRL + SHIFT + F -  Pickup all dropped backpacks (NIV only), then automatically perform both SHIFT + F and SHIFT + S hotkeys
CTRL + SHIFT + M - Merges all mergable items while stacking and sorting. This means medkits, toolkits, canteens, gas cans, first aid kits, ammo etc.
SHIFT + M - Moves all items in sector to location of selected merc

Tactical Screen - Interface

M - Map Screen
O - Options Screen
H - Context-sensitive Help Screen
D - Done / End turn in turn-based combat mode / Activate turn-based when in real-time mode
CTRL + D - Skip player's interrupts for that turn (for single player & old interrupt system)
~ (tilde) - Toggles between TEAM and INVENTORY panels
CTRL + LEFT / RIGHT ARROW - Move selected merc to the left / right in merc panel
E - Cycles through all enemies seen by the selected merc
ENTER - Cycles through all enemies team knows
N - Cycles through targets that overlap on the screen
TAB - Toggles cursor level between ground / upper level
F - Displays info about a given tile, relative to the selected merc
ALT - Displays soldier info on mouse cursor
INSERT - Displays overhead sector view
HOME - Toggles 3D cursor
CTRL + TAB - Next tab in Enhanced Description Box
T - Toggles Treetops on and off
CTRL + ALT + G - Toggles merc artificial lights at night
CTRL + ALT + I - Toggles glowing Items on and off
CTRL + ALT + W - Toggle building Wireframes
* (star) - Toggles between red and white glowing objects
K - Opens the KEYS panel
V - Shows Game Version, Difficulty Level, Progress etc.
SHIFT - Hold down to increase scrolling speed
- (subtract on keypad) - Speeds up the game. Useful for speeding up long enemy turns. Can be reassigned in JA2_Options.INI [Clock Settings]
BACKSPACE - Skips current dialogue (if any)
PAUSE - Pauses the game
DELETE - Shows COVER spots relative to seen enemies
END - Shows LINE OF SIGHT of selected merc
SHIFT + C - Toggles COVER display
SHIFT + V - Toggles LINE OF SIGHT display
CTRL + C - Opens COVER display / TRAP display menu
CTRL + V - Opens Sector Inventory manipulations menu
ALT + SHIFT + C - Toggles Display of nearby planted BOMBS / MINES / TRIPWIRE when the selected merc has a metal detector in his hand
ALT + SHIFT + V - Toggles between different Display of BOMBS / MINES / TRIPWIRE planted by own team:

  • TRAP NETWORK display: mines are red, tripwire is yellow, tiles with both tripwire and mines are orange
  • NETWORK COLOURING display: network A is red, network B is orange, network C is yellow and network D is green
  • A, B, C, D TRAP display: only tripwire of this network is displayed Hierarchy: 1 is green, 2 is yellow, 3 is orange, 4 is red
  • NO TRAP display (default mode)

Tactical Screen - Mouse Commands

CTRL + Z - Locks / Releases the mouse cursor inside game window. Useful for mouse scrolling and tactical traversing (windowed mode only)
LMB (portrait / figure) - Selects merc / move screen to merc
ALT + LMB (portrait) - Centres screen on merc (if not visible) / show merc's location (if visible)
ALT + LMB (figure) - Adds / deselects merc to selection
RMB - Toggles current action (depending on item-in-hand) / Hold RMB (figure) Change merc's assignment / Hold RMB (other tile) Show Action menu / (radarmap) Displays overhead sector view
LMB-and-Drag - Selects multiple mercs (selection cursor) / Spread gunfire (targeting cursor with in BURST / AUTO) / Change stance (figure and drag up or down) / Scale obstacle (figure and drag up)
Hold LMB, RMB, Release LMB - Order all mercs of selected squad to move to location in real-time mode
Hold LMB, Click RMB - Switch movement modes in turn-based mode. Useful for showing the associated AP costs without changing stance
SHIFT - Hold SHIFT to pick up stacked items, instead of single item (works in Strategic Map and Sector Inventory as well)
CTRL + LMB - Auto-attach/merge with item-in-cursor to applicable item (works in Strategic Map and Sector Inventory as well)
ALT + LMB - Swap valid attachment item with item-in-cursor instead of opening description box (works in Strategic Map as well)
SHIFT + RMB - On a loaded gun to unload magazine to cursor, skipping hassle
of opening description box (works in the Strategic Map as well)
CTRL + RMB - On a stack of items to display the first item’s description box, skipping item selection window (works in Strategic Map and Sector Inventory as well)
SCROLL WHEEL - Selects next/previous merc
ALT + SCROLL WHEEL - Changes stance in Movement mode / Add / subtract bullets when in auto fire
MMB - Look / Turn (same as 'L' hotkey)
ALT + MMB - Changes firing mode (SINGLE / BURST / AUTO, same as 'B' hotkey)
4th MB - Toggles STEALTH mode (same as 'Z' hotkey)
ALT + 4th MB - Reloads selected merc's weapon
5th MB - Toggles cursor level between ground / upper level (same as 'Tab' hotkey)
ALT + 5th MB - Before an obstacle / climb / drop off roof with selected merc (same as 'J' hotkey)

Strategic Screen

ESC - Enter highlighted sector
+ (plus) / - (minus) - Speeds up / slows down Time Compression
SPACE - Toggles between Pause and last mode of Time Compression
SHIFT - Hold SHIFT to plot the most direct travel route (instead of fastest)
ENTER / ~ (tilde) - Enter / Exit merc / vehicle inventory
CTRL + LMB - Auto-move first item in slot to Sector Inventory
CTRL + SHIFT + LMB - Auto-move all items in slot to Sector Inventory
CTRL + TAB - Displays next tab in Enhanced Description Box
INSERT / DELETE - Up / Down one sublevel
CTRL + LMB / RMB - Assign / remove 5 in Militia Assignment window
SHIFT + LMB / RMB - Assign / remove all in Militia Assignment window
SHIFT + K - Swaps valid weapons between gunsling and primary hand
SHIFT + N - Toggles NVGs / sun goggles for all mercs in active team. Goggles in the day, NVG for night
F1 - F6 - Sort merc list by column 1 - 6 (NAME, ASSIGN, SLEEP, LOCATION, etc.)
L - Laptop Screen
C - Show selected merc's contract
W, M, T, Z, R, A, I - Toggles map filters: ToWns; Mines; Teams & Enemies; Militia & Enemies (Z); Mobile Milita Restrictions; Airspace; Inventory
U - Open Sector Inventory Screen of highlighted sector

Strategic Map - Sector Inventory

ESC - Exit Sector Inventory
, (comma) / . (dot) - Previous / Next page
SHIFT + W - Drop ALL items (of selected merc), including Armour, LBE and hand positions
SHIFT + E - Drop carried Items (of selected merc). Does not include Armour, LBE and hand positions
CTRL + SHIFT + E - Pickup as many sector items as possible
TAB + LMB - Restrict item from militia equipment (for Militia Use Sector Equipment = TRUE only)
CTRL + TAB + LMB - Restrict item in towns from move item assignment
ALT + LMB - Sell first item in slot
ALT + SHIFT + LMB - Sell all items in slot
ALT + Y + LMB - Sell all items of the same type in Sector Inventory
DEL + LMB - Delete first item in slot
DEL + SHIFT + LMB - Delete all items in slot
DEL + Y + LMB - Delete all items of the same type in Sector Inventory
CTRL + DEL - Delete all items from Sector Inventory
CTRL + LMB - Auto-move first item in slot to merc / vehicle inventory
CTRL + SHIFT + LMB - Auto-move all items in slot to merc / vehicle inventory
CTRL - Hold CTRL to compare item stats with item in Description Box

Laptop

ESC - Shut down the Laptop
TAB / CTRL + TAB - Next / Previous button in Navigation Panel
LEFT / RIGHT ARROW - Previous / Next page
SHIFT + LEFT / RIGHT ARROW - Jump 10 pages back / forward
CTRL + LEFT / RIGHT ARROW - Go to first / last page
ENTER - Assigned to commonly-used action in webpage
BACKSPACE - Go back previous page (if applicable)

  • W, A, S, D, E, Q are alternate keys for ARROWs, Enter, Backspace

AIM WEBSITE

1 – 5 - Select Kit 1 – 5 (starting gear)
RMB (merc portrait / mug shot) - Go back previous page
M, P, H, L (homepage) - Go to page: Members; Policies; History; Links
M, F, A (members sorting page) - Go to page: Mug Shot Index; Members page; Alumni page

M.E.R.C. WEBSITE

T - Switch between Profile Info & Starting Gear

BOBBY RAYS WEBSITE

1 – 4 - Add 1 item: '1' for 1st item, '2' for 2nd item etc.
SHIFT + ( 1 – 4 ) - Add all items
CTRL + ( 1 – 4 ) - Remove 1 item
CTRL + SHIFT + ( 1 – 4 ) - Remove all items

PERSONNEL MANAGER

UP / DOWN ARROW - Switches between Stats, Employment and Inventory
SHIFT + TAB - Toggles between Current Team and Departures

EMAIL CLIENT

LMB (message) - Close email message
RMB (message / mailbox) - Delete email message prompt

System Commands

CTRL + S - Save Screen
ALT + S - Quick Save
CTRL + L - Load Screen
ALT + L - Quick Load
ALT + X - Exit game

SAVE LOAD SCREEN

PG UP / DOWN - Previous / Next page
ALT + A - Load last Auto-Save (Load Screen only)
ALT + B - Load previous save prior to last one (Load screen only)
CTRL - Hold CTRL to display game settings (Load Screen only)

MAIN MENU

N - Start New Game with latest loaded game settings
M - Multiplayer game
C - Continue Saved Game (Load Screen)
ALT + C - Load Last Game
O - Preferences
S - Credits
Q - Quit game

GABBI / IGUANA Cheat Keys

CTRL + GABBI - On Tactical Map: Enables cheat mode in ENG Version
CTRL + IGUANA - On Tactical Map: Enables cheat mode in GER Version

TACTICAL SCREEN

ALT + ENTER - Aborts enemies turn
ALT + E - Makes all characters (enemies and NPCs) and items visible
ALT + T - Teleports selected merc to cursor location
ALT + R - Reloads selected merc's weapon without depleting ammo
ALT + D - Refreshes APs of all mercs (May require multiple uses to fully restore)
CTRL + U - Refreshes all character's health and energy (heals them)
ALT + G - Adds a random merc to roster
ALT + B - Adds an enemy soldier beneath the cursor
ALT + C - Adds a civilian beneath the cursor
ALT + V - Adds a robot beneath your cursor
ALT + 2 - Turns selected merc into a baby crepitus
ALT + 4 - Puts the selected merc in a wheelchair
ALT + 5 - Turns selected merc into a large crepitus
CTRL + O - Adds a large crepitus beneath your cursor
ALT + I - Adds a random gun beneath your cursor
ALT + . (dot) - Adds item by Item ID on selected merc
CTRL + ALT + . (dot) - Adds previously spawned item on selected merc
ALT + W - Cycle forward through item list by Item ID in primary hand (if empty will create item)
ALT + SHIFT + W - Cycle backward through item list instead
ALT + Q - View interior of all buildings
CTRL + F - Displays the frame rate
CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + T - All mercs in current sector arrested by the Queen
ALT + K - Mustard Gas explosion at cursor
CTRL + K - Hand Grenade explosion at cursor
CTRL + H - Hurts character under cursor location
ALT + O - Kills all enemies in current sector

MAP SCREEN

CTRL + T - In travel mode, teleport squad to sector under cursor
ALT + AUTO RESOLVE - Kills all enemies in sector

LAPTOP

= (equal) / - (minus) - Increase / Decrease funds by $10,000
+ (plus) / _ (underscore) - Increase / Decrease funds by $100,000

Alternate Mouse Commands (Optional)

Set ALTERNATE_MOUSE_COMMANDS to true in JA2_Options.ini (located in Data-1.13) to use these hotkeys. Keep in mind they'll change some of the default hotkeys.

SHIFT + MMB - Centres screen on merc
CTRL + MMB - Toggles between a gun's different scopes / sights / alternative weapon holding (if a gun has variable scope / sight attached) (same as '. dot' hotkey)
CTRL + ALT + MMB - Toggles cursor level between ground / upper level (same as 'Tab' hotkey)
SHIFT + CTRL + MMB - Before an obstacle / climb / drop off roof with selected merc (same as 'J' hotkey)
SHIFT + CTRL + ALT + MMB -  Jumps through window (merc must be facing the window, and there must be a free tile on the other side of the window). Closed window works as well (same as 'SHIFT+J' hotkey)

4th Mouse Button

ALT + 4th MB - Toggles STEALTH mode for all mercs in squad (same as 'Alt+Z' hotkey)
CTRL + 4th MB - Show cover (same as 'Shift + C' hotkey)
SHIFT + 4th MB - Reloads selected merc's weapon
SHIFT + ALT + 4th MB - Reloads all the weapons of mercs in squad (same as 'SHIFT + R' hotkey)
CTRL + ALT + 4th MB - Switch to metal detector (same as 'Alt+Shift+C' hotkey)
SHIFT + CTRL + 4th MB - Show line of sight (same as 'SHIFT + V' hotkey)
SHIFT + CTRL + ALT + 4th MB - Show player mines (same as 'ALT + SHIFT + V' hotkey)

5th Mouse Button

5th MB - Swap hands (same as 'SHIFT + H' hotkey)
ALT + 5th MB - Switch to knife (same as 'ALT + SHIFT + K' hotkey)
CTRL + 5th MB - Switch to sidearm (same as 'CTRL + SHIFT + K' hotkey)
SHIFT + 5th MB - Swap sling (same as 'SHIFT + K' hotkey)
CTRL + ALT + 5th MB - Swap goggles (same as 'SHIFT + N hotkey)
SHIFT + ALT + 5th MB - Toggle formation (same as 'CTRL + SHIFT + G hotkey)
SHIFT + CTRL + 5th MB - Enter turn based mode (same as 'CTRL + X' hotkey)
SHIFT + CTRL + ALT + 5th MB - Toggle sneak (same as 'CTRL + SHIFT + X' hotkey)

Scroll Wheel

SHIFT + SCROLL WHEEL - Cycles through all enemies seen by the selected merc (same as 'E' hotkey)
SHIFT + ALT + SCROLL WHEEL - Cycles through all enemies team knows (same as 'Enter' hotkey)
CTRL + SCROLL WHEEL UP - RUN mode
CTRL + SCROLL WHEEL DOWN - Swap hands
SHIFT + CTRL + SCROLL WHEEL UP - Swap sling
SHIFT + CTRL + SCROLL WHEEL DOWN - Switch to knife
ALT + CTRL + SCROLL WHEEL UP - Swap goggles
ALT + CTRL + SCROLL WHEEL DOWN - Switch to side arm
SHIFT + ALT + CTRL + SCROLL WHEEL - Pick up / Drop backpack (same as 'CTRL + SHIFT + F' & 'SHIFT + B' hotkeys)

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