To bring up the Controls Mappings dialog, click on the controls icon located on the right side of the screen.
Alternatively, you can press the ‘Esc’ key to bring up the main menu and then select “Controls.”
This dialog lists the various actions you can perform with your current vehicle and the control that is assigned to each of these actions. To change the control for an action, you start by double clicking on the control you want to change. This will bring up the message you see in the image on the right. Note that while we do support the keyboard, mouse, and controllers, not every action can be mapped to every control. For instance, greetings cannot be mapped to mouse movement. If at any point you want to clear all of your changes, click on the “Defaults” button to restore the default controls. Once you are finished adjusting your controls, click on the “OK” or “Apply” buttons to apply the changes.
To bring up the Vehicle Preferences dialog, click on the icon on the right side of the screen that has an image of a toolbox . Note that this icon is only present when you are controlling a vehicle and only if the vehicle you are controlling has options you can set.
This option allows you switch from automatic transmission (the default for the rover) to auto-reverse mode. Automatic transmission behaves exactly the same as driving a real world vehicle with automatic transmission. To go forward, you must put the vehicle in drive then press the accelerator. To go backward, you must put the vehicle in reverse then press the accelerator. Auto-reverse mode allows you to go forward by just using the accelerate control (you do not have to manually put the rover in drive). Likewise, auto-reverse mode allows you to go backward by just using the brake control (you do not have to manually put the rover in reverse). Auto-reverse mode is good for beginners due to its ease of use; more experienced users will prefer automatic transmission for the greater control it offers.
This option allows you to lock the gun into the default position. This means you will no longer have direct control over the gun and the positioning of the reticule. Instead, the position of the reticule will be solely affected by the orientation of your rover.
This option allows you to adjust how quickly the gun responds to your input. If you move the slider to the “fast” end, the gun will be very responsive, causing the reticule to move very quickly. If you move the slider to the “slow” end, the gun will be less responsive, causing the reticule to move more slowly.