Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri PC Controls & Hotkeys - Magic Game World

Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri PC Controls & Hotkeys

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri PC Controls & Hotkeys

Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri’s finally hit Steam… yep, those classic gems we’ve been missing are making a comeback. You get to stake your claim on an alien planet swirling around Alpha Centauri, which is, you know, our Sun’s next-door neighbor in space. Dropped back in ’99, it’s kinda like the cool cousin or the offshoot – heck, let’s say the spiritual heir – to the big deal that is Sid Meier’s Civilization series. Officially? No one said they’re related, but c’mon, anyone who’s ever hustled for a “scientific victory” in Civilization by sending that spaceship to Alpha Centauri ain’t fooling anyone… it’s pretty clear.

 

In this guide, we’re laying out all the controls & hotkey list to make your playthrough quicker & more efficient; don’t forget to bookmark it for later, might come in handy.

 

 

Keyboard Shortcuts & Hotkeys

Map Commands

  • V: Move units/View map

 

  • Z: Zoom in

 

  • X: Zoom out

 

  • Shift + Z: Standard zoom in

 

  • Shift + X: Standard zoom out

 

  • Ctrl + Z: Full zoom in

 

  • Ctrl + X: Full zoom out

 

  • Ctrl + Shift + X: Toggle flattened terrain

 

  • Ctrl + G: Toggle map & grid

 

  • Ctrl + Shift + G: Toggle base grid

 

 

Unit Action Commands

  • B: Construct Base (Colony Pod)

 

  • Shift + B: Join Base (Colony Pod)

 

  • B: Obliterate Base (Any Unit in Base)

 

  • F: Long Range Fire

 

  • I: Airdrop

 

  • O: Activate Special Ability

 

  • Shift + I: Psi Gate

 

  • O: Convoy Resources

 

  • D: Destroy Enhancements

 

  • Shift + D: Disband Unit

 

  • Shift + A: Automate Unit

 

  • P: Patrol

 

  • Ctrl + Shift + B: Automate Air Defense

 

  • G: Go to Base

 

 

Map Commands contd.

  • Ctrl + Shift + B: Show autoforward routes

 

  • Shift + P: Show patrol orders

 

  • T: Terrain Survey

 

  • Ctrl + N: Hide/Show Names & Production

 

  • Shift + N: Name Landmark

 

  • Ctrl + Shift + N: Erase Landmark

 

  • Ctrl + B: Locate Base

 

  • Bksp: Previous Cursor Position

 

  • Shift + Bksp: Next Cursor Position

 

  • C: Center screen

 

 

Terraform Commands

  • F: Cultivate Farm/Kelp Farm

 

  • F: Construct Soil Enricher (Over Farm)

 

  • M: Construct Mine/Mining Platform

 

  • S: Construct Solar Collector/Tidal Harness

 

  • R: Build Road

 

  • R: Build Road (Tube Over Road)

 

  • K: Construct Bunker

 

  • .: Construct Airbase

 

  • O: Construct Sensor Array

 

  • F: Remove Fungus

 

  • Ctrl + F: Plant Fungus

 

  • Shift + E: Construct Echelon Mirror

 

  • Shift + B: Construct Thermal Borehole

 

  • Q: Drill to Aquifer

 

  • ]: Terraform UP

 

  • [: Terraform DOWN

 

  • _: Terraform LEVEL

 

  • Ctrl + Shift + F: Farm+Solar+Road

 

  • Ctrl + Shift + M: Farm+Mine+Road

 

  • Ctrl + R: Construct Road To

 

  • Ctrl + T: Construct Tube To

 

  • Shift + A: Fully Automate Former

 

 

Game Commands

  • F11: Switch To Detailed Menus

 

  • F11: Switch To Simple Menus

 

  • Ctrl + P: Preferences

 

  • Ctrl + O: Advanced Preferences

 

  • Ctrl + A: Automation Preferences

 

  • Ctrl + 1: Audio/Visual Preferences

 

  • Ctrl + M: Map Display Preferences

 

  • Ctrl + S: Save Game

 

  • Ctrl + L: Load Game

 

  • Shift + Q: Resign

 

  • Ctrl + Q: Quit

 

  • Hold Shift: Speed Up Game during AI turn

 

 

Multiplayer Game Commands

  • Ctrl + C: Chat

 

  •  \ Hold: Voice Transmission

 

  • Bksp: Pause

 

  • Shift + T: Alter Time Controls

 

  • Ctrl + Enter: Zoom to Base Messages

 

  • Ctrl + Spacebar: Use Time Bonus

 

  • Ctrl + Enter: End Turn

 

  • Ctrl + Enter: Resume Turn

 

 

Base Commands

  • E: Social Engineering

 

  • Ctrl + R: Set Research Priorities

 

  • Shift + R: Change Research Goal

 

  • Ctrl + U: Design Workshop

 

  • F1: Datalinks

 

  • F2: Laboratories Status

 

  • F3: Energy Banks Status

 

  • F4: Base Operations Status

 

  • F5: Secret Project Data

 

  • F6: Orbital and Space Status

 

  • F7: Military Command Nexus

 

  • F8: Alpha Centauri Score

 

  • F9: View Monuments

 

  • F10: View Hall of Fame

 

  • F12: Communications and Protocol

 

  • ,: Corner Global Energy Market

 

  • =: Review Scenario Objectives

 

  • Fernando

    Fernando is doing what he always did, sharing his honest opinions about games whenever he can. The difference is now he is writing and not talking about it.

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