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Praetorians - HD Remaster - Keyboard and Mouse Controls Reference

Written by Paul   /   Jan 27, 2020    


This guide provides a full list of available in-game keyboard and mouse controls.

Mouse Controls



  • Left Button - Select
  • Drag - Selection box
  • +Shift - Add / remove troops from current selection
  • +Ctrl - On a troop: select all troops of the same type on the screen (On empty space: select all troops on the screen).
  • +Alt - Generate a mini map warning signal for allies
  • Right Button - Issue default order depending on target (move, attack, protect, etc)
  • +Ctrl - Run if need to move to perform the action

Double-clicking the left or right mouse button acts just like Ctrl-clicking in most situations.

Some orders (move and build) allow you to specify the desired facing at the destination, by dragging the mouse before releasing the mouse button. If you rotate the mouse wheel while dragging the mouse, you'll change the disposition of the troops at the destination.

  • Middle Button - Scroll view (scroll mode is selected from the Game Options menu). On Troop: Track that troop as it moves.
  • Rotate Wheel - Zoom in / out.

Keyboard Controls



  • Shift - Show queued movement orders for all troops, ranges for auras and archers. If pressed while issuing an order, the order will be queued.

  • Page Down - Zoom in
  • Page Up - Zoom out
  • Arrow keys - Scroll view
  • ESC - Pause the game and bring up in-game menu
  • Space - Center view on selected troop

  • F1 - Show the position of the last mini map warning.
  • F2 - Cycle through the scouts.
  • F3 - Cycle through the special units (generals & medics).
  • F4 - Cycle through the controlled villages.
  • F5 - Toggle mini map civilization colors.
  • F6 - Toggle selection group bar.
  • F7 - Toggle Stats info panel.
  • F8 - Toggle Minimap image.
  • F9 - Mission objectives.
  • F10 - Pause the game and bring up in-game menu.
  • F11 - Tips window

  • Ctrl+S - Quicksave game
  • Ctrl+L - Load the last Quicksaved game

  • 1...9 - Recall selection group
  • Ctrl+ 1...9 - Assign current selection to selection group
  • Shift+ 1...9 - Add selection group to current selection
  • Ctrl+Shift+ 1...9 - Add current selection to selection group
  • 0 - Select all troops not assigned to a group
  • Ctrl+0 - Remove currently selected troops from their selection group

  • C - Cycle through the command panels
  • T - Track selected troop as it moves
  • W - Generate a mini map signal for allies
  • X - Select all troops in the entire map
  • Z - Select all troops on screen
  • A - Attack
  • B - Balance Troops
  • D - Defensive Stance
  • F - Facing
  • G - Aggressive Stance
  • H - Hold Position
  • J - Join Troops
  • L - Patrol
  • M - Move
  • N - Cycle through the available formations
  • P - Protect
  • R - Repair
  • S - Divide Troops

Written by Paul.


Game:   Praetorians