In-game controls

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Some keys have specific purposes when using specific weapons and tools. These are listed on the respective weapon pages which can be found from here.

Keyboard controls

Note: Some keyboards have limits on how many and which buttons may be pressed simultaneously. If you find that the game does not recognize some key presses when you hold down some buttons, you may need to change your keyboard or use a key remapper.

Key Purpose
Left/Right Moves selected worm in respective direction
Shift + Left/Right Forces worm to face one direction when moving
Shift or Middle Mouse Button Speeds up mouse cursor movement in-game by a factor of 4 when used separately or by a factor of 16 when used together
Right Mouse Button Opens and closes the weapon panel
Up/Down Adjusts aim for selected weapon in respective direction
Spacebar Fires or activates selected weapon
Tab Selects next worm on team when Worm Select is active
Enter Causes selected worm to perform a forward jump
Enter, Enter Causes selected worm to perform a backjump
Backspace Causes selected worm to jump vertically
Backspace, Backspace Causes selected worm to perform a backflip
Backspace, Enter Causes selected worm to perform a backjump
Backspace, Backspace, Enter Causes selected worm to perform a small backflip (identical to backjump in all but animation)
F1 - F12 Cycle through available weapons in weapon groups when selecting a weapon
` or ~ Cycles through available utilities (by default, the key between Escape, Tab and 1 on all keyboard layouts).
Pause/Break Takes a screenshot (saved in Capture folder), also works in the front-end
Shift + Escape Minimize the game, also works in the front-end
Insert Cycles background graphics
Home Centres view on active worm
Ctrl + Home Locks the view on the active worm permanently; disable by pressing Home again
Scroll Lock Toggles camera to automatically follow things
Page Up/Page Down Hides/reveals chat window respectively
Ctrl + Up/Down Resizes the chat window when open
Ctrl + Page Up/Page Down Unlocks/locks the chat window open
Delete Cycle through above-worm information displays
Alt + Delete Toggle opacity of above-worm information displays
Shift + Delete Toggles autohide for team status bar
T Displays thought bubble above selected worm
R Replays the last shot (when pressed immediately afterwards). Some of the replay controls (listed below) are enabled.
Weapon-specific controls
- Set on Min Bounce (for Grenades and Cluster Bombs)
+ Set on Max Bounce (for Grenades and Cluster Bombs)
1 - 5 Set fuse (for weapons with an adjustable fuse)
1 - 5 Set Mad Cow herd size
Additional controls during Instant Replays
Spacebar Fast-forwards the replay to the end.
S Pauses playback, or advances one frame at a time if already paused
1 - 9 Sets faster playback speeds. The keys 1 - 9 correspond to speeds of 1×, 1.5×, 2×, 3×, 4×, 6×, 8×, 12×, and 16×
0 + [1 - 9] Sets even faster playback speeds. When 0 is held down, the keys 1 - 9 correspond to speeds of 24×, 32×, 48×, 64×, 96×, 128×, 192×, 256×, and 384×
Shift + [1 - 9] Sets slow-motion playback speeds. When Shift is held down, the keys 1 - 9 correspond to speeds of 1×, 2/3×, 1/2×, 1/3×, 1/4×, 1/6×, 1/8×, 1/12× and 1/12×.
Additional controls during Replay Playback (not Instant Replays)
Spacebar Fast-forwards the replay to the start of the next turn.
M Sets a 'bookmark' in the replay. Restarting the replay will cause it to start from this point, but it is temporary and will be forgotten once the replay is closed
R Restart replay from the beginning or from the bookmark set with the M key
Shift + R Removes any bookmark that might have been set
S Pauses playback, or advances one frame at a time if already paused
1 - 9 Sets faster playback speeds. The keys 1 - 9 correspond to speeds of 1×, 1.5×, 2×, 3×, 4×, 6×, 8×, 12×, and 16×
0 + [1 - 9] Sets even faster playback speeds. When 0 is held down, the keys 1 - 9 correspond to speeds of 24×, 32×, 48×, 64×, 96×, 128×, 192×, 256×, and 384×
Shift + [1 - 9] Sets slow-motion playback speeds. When Shift is held down, the keys 1 - 9 correspond to speeds of 1×, 2/3×, 1/2×, 1/3×, 1/4×, 1/6×, 1/8×, 1/12× and 1/12×.

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This article has a to-do list:
  • add any in-game chat facility things (ctrl backspace, ignore, etc)
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