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Salutations,

 

Here are some 'basic' "key commands" for using a tank.

 

"E" - Start engine
"Cursor Keys" - Movement (the game automatically translates these simple direction commands to pushing pedals, switching friction clutches and changing gears).
"RAlt-C" - Close/open hatch (riding with open hatches is obviously more dangerous).
"LCtrl-C" - Switch to gunner and back to driver seat.

"Spacebar or LeftMouseButton" - Fire Turret Guns
"RAlt-G" - Switch ammunition: Armour Piercing / High Explosive / Machine Gun.
"Ralt ;" "Ralt ." - Adjust gunsight verticaly (range)
"Ralt ," "Ralt /" - Adjust gunsight horizontaly vertical (only on T-34)
"Mouse Wheel" or "LShift - Mouse Wheel" - Zoom in or out
"T" - Set turret to stowed position / Take control over the turret

"LShift + T" - Turret Gunsight

 

You will need to assign your controller buttons and or axis in the games keymapper settings based upon these commands.

Turrets are aimed with the mouse. I used JoyToKey to use my joystick for turret control because it seems more realistic... albeit a bit more challenging.

Edited by Thad

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Salutations,

 

The single player mission you desire to play has to include a tank in them for the 'player' (you).

 

A multiplayer mission must have tank 'spawning' points for selection to access the tanks.


Go to the main Forums page.

 

Select the 'Mission Making and Mission Editor' topic forum.

 

In it select 'The Mission Sharing Corner'.

 

I'm sure there are some tank missions available there.

 

Happy tanking.

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The key commands that Thad described in his post do not work no matter how you re-enter them in the settings section. The C command does not switch from driver to gunner or when you change it to Control +C. Right Alt. C does not open hatch. All the other key commands like, RAlt. +G Switch Ammo,RAlt. + comma RAlt. + period Adjust gun sight  range, T set turret to stowed position. Nothing works except for engine start and forward , reverse, left and right. Tech. dept. needs to fix key commands for people who would like to do Tank battles. Thanks, Divebomb/machinegun.

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Salutations, sorry.... but you are incorrect. I just jumped into a T34 tank to check.

 

The [E] key started the engine. The Cursor Keys drive the tank. [RAlt+C] closes and opens hatches. [LCtrl+C] Switches between the Driver and Gunner positions. [RAlt+G] Switches ammunition types. [RAlt+;] and RAlt+.] adjust the gunsight up and down for range. [RAlt+,] and [RAlt+/] adjusted the gunsight horizontally (maybe T34 only). Mouse Wheel Zoomed in or out. The [T] key Sets the turret to a stowed position or for you to Take control of the turret.

 

I have no idea what your problems were but what I provided is correct as far as I can tell from this recent test.

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I have tank missions to select from, but the problem is with my key mapping in BOS the "C" option was lost in one of the upgrades from pilot to gunner. The key map states that "C" key only switch to the next firing point in the current turret? I have no switch from pilot to gunner and that also applies to the Driver to gunner in the Tank key mapping. I have asked the Tech. Dept. to correct my key mapping in Weapons control mapping. Why did my original "C" key map change. I wonder if any body else has that problem. When the "C" key is corrected, I am sure all the other key commands will work.  

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Hi,

 

I am trying to map tank cannon gunsight / aiming to the Joystick axis but I do not find the way.

 

I have put joy axis everywhere I see Mouse X, Mouse Y in control settings, but does not seem to work.

 

Any idea how to do that?

 

Thank you

Edited by HR_Grajo

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Hi there !

 

 So you cannot change gear for tanks ingame ?

Well i tried the Pz. III summer mission, i get trough the bridge, then turned left. After that i shot out a Ba-26 armored car, but then i died.

 

The tank feature is great, but it feels a bit unrealistic with no change of gear...

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