Panzer Elite Game Controls - Images added to first post Feb 20 2017

chollie
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Joined: March 4th, 2003, 2:36 am

February 20th, 2008, 7:55 pm #1

Courtesy of long time veteran Barkman
Panzer Elite Game Controls


Game Controls


P Pause toggle

Tab Time acceleration toggle

ESC Pause Game Menu / Quit Game or Exit radio ops map

Ctrl-T Messages display toggle. Reappear with next message

Ctrl-M Mousetank display toggle

Shift-F12 Save screenshot into your installation directory as *.bmp

Display Options


Alt-F1 Short view range (less detail, faster Frames-Per-Second)

Alt-F2 Medium view range (default)

Alt-F3 Long view range (more detail, slower FPS)

OPERATING controls

Engine Controls (if using auto-transmission, controls tank speed)


1-0 (main keyboard) 10%-100% RPM

+ (Plus) Increase engine RPM by 1%

- (Minus) Decease engine RPM by 1%

Arrow Keys up / down Increase / decrease RPM

Backspace Stop, apply brakes

Ctrl-E Turn off engine

Transmission Controls


Alt-M Toggle manual / auto gearshift mode, maintaining current speed

Ctrl-Cursor Up Gear up (gears: R, N, up to 8 forward gears, depending on tank)

Ctrl-Cursor Down Gear down (R, N, up to 8 forward gears, depending on tank)


Steering the Tank (fine control; add Ctrl)


Arrow Keys left / right Steer left / right, from any compartment/view

(certain tanks can be turned even when stopped)

Turret Controls (fine control; add Ctrl)


4 / 6 on keypad Turret traverse left / right

8 / 2 on keypad Cannon up / down

Shift-Home Auto-center turret and main gun to hull center

Fire Controls


Left mouse button Select target

Space Fire main gun: select target to fire at or deselect with "U" to fire in gun direction

Shift - Space Fire main gun overriding AI gunner

Ctrl - Space Fire at will (main gun will be operated by your AI gunner)

* ( multiply on keypad ) Fire Coax MG

/ ( divide on keypad ) Fire Bow MG

Gun/ Gun Scopes


Z Zoom In / Out scope (German main gun, coax, or hull optics only)

F9 / F10 Increase / Decrease range finder on German optics

Alt-+ Calibrate optics +

Alt- - Calibrate optics -

Alt-L Light scope recticule (black / yellow toggle)

M Change optics on main gun to MG (German Coax MG only)

R Select closest enemy in range

T Select closest threat (to your tank)

C Mark target in center of view

N / Shift-N Next / Previous in selection

U Unselect target

Ammunition selection


A Armour Piercing

H High Explosives

S Smoke (ie: for longer distance, covering other units, etc)

Shift-A / H Special AP / Special HE

L Loader info (ammo in stock)

Smoke Mortar (for local protection)


Ctrl-S Fire smoke mortar: smoke

Alt-S Fire smoke mortar: HE (German tanks only)

Ctrl-F9 / F10 Turn smoke mortar left / right (German tanks only)

Bow MG


F7 Bow MG toggle scope / cockpit

(mouse movement controls Bow MG) (grey screen if n/a)


/ (divide on keypad) Fire Bow MG

Ctrl-/ Fire at will Bow MG toggle


The next four commands function from any position, including the Bow MG's scope

Shift-Left Bow MG moves left

Shift-Right Bow MG moves right

Shift-Up Bow MG moves up

Shift-Down Bow MG moves down

VIEW controls

External View Controls


Ctrl-F1 External Forward view

Ctrl-F2 External Left view

Ctrl-F3 External Right view

Ctrl-F4 External Back view

Alt-5 (keypad) External view at current Commander's view direction


F1 Forward view instantly

F2 Left view instantly

F3 Right view instantly

F4 Back view instantly


Alt-Left Camera rotate left

Alt-Right Camera rotate right

Alt-Up Camera rotate up

Alt-Down Camera rotate down

Alt-PgUp Camera raise view

Alt-PgDn Camera lower view

Cockpit View Controls


The next four commands can be pressed again to toggle for any Secondary
views (gunner's scope, drivers vision slit, etc). Use right click and
hold plus
mouse movement to pan your view)


F1 Forward cockpit view pan

F2 Left cockpit view pan

F3 Right cockpit view pan

F4 Forward-Upper cockpit view pan, including any slit function,

(or Forward view panned back)

7 (keypad) Driver view

9 (keypad) Radio Operator view

5 (keypad) Commander view (view depends hatch status)

1 (keypad) Gunner view

3 (keypad) Loader view

Commander's Views


5 (keypad) Commander view (view depends hatch status)

Ctrl-B Close / Open hatch toggle

Alt-Left Commander external view pan left

Alt-Right Commander external view pan right


F5 Commander's binoculars, if hatch open

Alt-Left Commander's binoculars pan left

Alt-Right Commander's binoculars pan right

Binocular and external


F1 Forward view instantly relative to Alt-Arrow pan

F2 Left view instantly relative to Alt-Arrow pan

F3 Right view instantly relative to Alt-Arrow pan

F4 Back view instantly relative to Alt-Arrow pan

Inside the cupola (relative to turret)


F1 View at 0 degrees

F2 View at 307 degrees

F2 second time View at 258 degrees

F3 View at 55 degrees

F3 second time View at 102 degrees

F4 View at 180 degrees


(the next two commands are only available on certain tanks)

F4 second time View Forward at 155 degrees

F4 third time View Forward at 204 degrees

Shortcuts including Views


F5 Commander's binoculars, if hatch open

F6 Driver's vision slit

F7 Bow MG toggle scope / cockpit (mouse movement controls Bow MG) (grey screen if n/a)

F8 Gunner's scope / cockpit toggle (mouse movement now controls main gun and turret traverse


F12 Map view, artillery support controls and platoon status.

(game is paused) Arrow keys pan

Mouse Action for Inside Cockpit Views


Left-Click Mark outside location, even if not visible

Right-Click-Drag Pan view

Right-Click-Fwd / Back Zoom view if available (to scopes if available)

MULTIPLAYER controls


Multiplayer Controls


Enter Enter Chat Mde

Enter (again) End line with Enter to send to your team

Ctrl-Enter End line with Ctrl-Enter to send to all players

M Toggle Message Window on / off

Wingman Commands


Selecting wingman (toggle selection, multiple selections possible)


Ctrl-1 Select wingman 1

Ctrl-2 Select wingman 2

Ctrl-3 Select wingman 3

Ctrl-4 Select wingman 4

Ctrl-5 Select all wingmen

Ctrl-6 Select Convoy (if applicable to current scenario)

Wingman actions


Ctrl-A Attack marked target

Ctrl-G Go to marked location

Ctrl-F Fire at will

Ctrl-X Cease fire

Ctrl-W Wait

Ctrl-C Continue

Formation controls


Shift-C Column formation

Shift-E Echelon left formation

Shift-R Echelon right formation

Shift-L Line formation

Shift-W Wedge formation

Shift-V Inverse-Wedge formation

Shift-D Diamond formation


Ctrl-+ (plus on number pad) Increase formation width

Ctrl- - (minus number pad) Decrease formation width

Wingmen Macros


Shift-1 Store current Selected Wingmen as group on key 1 on main keyboard

Shift-2 Store current Selected Wingmen as group on key 2 on main keyboard

Shift-3 Store current Selected Wingmen as group on key 3 on main keyboard

Alt-1 Select wingmen group as stored on key 1 on main keyboard

Alt-2 Select wingmen group as stored on key 2 on main keyboard

Alt-3 Select wingmen group as stored on key 3 on main keyboard

COLOR CODES

Crew Positions


Blue Your current position

Red Dead or wounded crewman

Wingmen


White Normal color

Red Currently selected

Blue Engaging enemy

Yellow Vehicle damaged

Black Vehicle destroyed

Map (if displayed depends on level playing at)


Green square U.S. soldier

Green AFV U.S. armored fighting vehicle

Blue square German soldier

Blue AFV German AFV, or your platoon member

Multiplayer Roster Colour codes explained


The colour codes indicate if your game files match, or do not match those of the host:


Yellow: Indicates the player who's PC is hosting the game

Grey: This player has the same Panzer Elite game files as the host

Red: This player is a cheating bar-stool and has different game files from those of the host ........
Edit by Admin Feb 20 2017
Red in MP means the editable data files do not match the host.  This can be caused by many factors.

Mouse tank controls:



Texture Detail tab of 3D_Control_Center.exe:
If you have more then 32 megs of video memory ( 128 megs when using PEx ), then the only reason to change this from the automatic setting. is to reduce the quality.
Checking the box reduces quality.  Checking the box does not move the slider.
If you want to save on texture memory, you can mix and match check boxes.  Bellow are default settings when moving 
the slider.  Surface is the ground tile textures.




Controls and GUI features added by use of the PEx game engine mod:
The simulation does not pause when you open the game map
External View Controls 
Alt-F4 Maximum view range (Slowest FPS and significant RAM requirement increase)

Commander unbuttoned view
Ctrl-P Toggle unbuttoned commander's camera to selected target or landscape position

Wingmen commands
Shift-B Toggle AI commander button / unbutton

MULTIPLAYERWhite box in lobby:  This players landscape data does not match the host.  This is critical for game play (fun and fairness).  Ballistics are calculated for the firing players landscape.Multi-Player host can disable random time and cloud cover by setting any date other then "no date" for the scenario.




No portion of debug mode is available in Multi-Player mode.

end admin edit
Last edited by chollie on February 21st, 2017, 4:25 am, edited 6 times in total.
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1BobR
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February 21st, 2008, 1:39 am #2

Anyone else use a joystick, and are experiencing problems with PE X ? I found when I stuck to the default joystick settings, I could get the mod to work.
Otherwise, changing the settings (for example, my main trigger would be the coax, not the main gun) the game would go to a dark screen and not work.
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Hans Lenzer42
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February 21st, 2008, 1:59 am #3

Salute All S! und Hallo!


Sometimes all players rectangles will be red in pre game chat.


Then after we go back to get someone else and start over, all players rectangles will be grey except for the yellow host rectangle.


Isn't it possible that scattered files can cause you to be red and you are not cheating.
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Hans Lenzer42
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February 21st, 2008, 2:00 am #4

1BobR wrote:
Anyone else use a joystick, and are experiencing problems with PE X ? I found when I stuck to the default joystick settings, I could get the mod to work.
Otherwise, changing the settings (for example, my main trigger would be the coax, not the main gun) the game would go to a dark screen and not work.
What brand / model of joystick do you use?
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Hans Lenzer42
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February 22nd, 2008, 1:00 am #5

S!


Some of us use 'x' instead of '*' to fire the coax mg.
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February 22nd, 2008, 4:56 am #6

Its a 1999 era Microsoft force feedback that cost around 150 bucks at the time.
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February 22nd, 2008, 7:06 am #7

In the very first time, when I played PE, I used a joystick. But after starting to play PE MP, I detected, that playing by keyboard is always faster than you
ever can play by joystick.


For me this faster playing speed concerns all matters of PE MP.

Joined: April 19th, 2003, 4:58 am

April 25th, 2009, 6:55 pm #8

This is somewhat off topic and I apologize in advance. For the life of me I cannot remember the keyboard keystroke to fire the secondary main gun on the Maus.
I've looked through old docs and emails but can report no success. Anyone here remember? Thanks in Advance.


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April 25th, 2009, 11:09 pm #9

I can't remember it exactly, but I believe, it was fired by firing the coax mg - "*" in the right part of the keyboard, the numbers part.

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April 25th, 2009, 11:53 pm #10

Mork!


I'm off to the Eastern Front. I'll try it later tonight. Thanks for the speedy reply!


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