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Below you can find a description of the control layout in Ecstatica. Note that the game itself does not provide a way to remap the keyboard layout but for example DOSBox' Mapper program can be used to easily customize the controls. For the control layout in Ecstatica II view Ecstatica II Controls.

Keyboard Layout Edit

The table shown below lists all keyboard commands in Ecstatica accompanied by the default assignment and a short description. Note that unlike most games Ecstatica uses the numeric keypad (usually called "numpad") for all basic actions. So "NUM" followed by a number refers to keys on the numeric keybad. Also note that those are usually absent from laptops and you may have to use an external tool to rebind the commands in order to play Ecstatica sensibly on a laptop.

Command Key Description
Move forward NUM8 Exact movement depends on movement mode.
Move backwards NUM2 Exact movement depends on movement mode.
Turn left NUM4 Exact movement depends on movement mode.
Turn right NUM6 Exact movement depends on movement mode.
Upper cut NUM7 Unarmed: Left swing. Armed: Upper cut.
Swing attack NUM9 Unarmed: Straight punch. Armed: Right swing.
Left hand pickup / drop NUM1 Weapons will be automatically moved to right hand if no weapon wielded.
Right hand pickup / drop NUM3 Weapon hand. Weapons will be automatically moved to this hand if it's free.
Sneak mode F1-F4 Allows sneaking past certain enemies.
Walk mode F5-F8 Default movement mode.
Running mode F9-F12 Fastest movement mode.
Menu Escape Allows to save or load the game, access options and quit the game.

Note that the exact functions of the keys may change during certain situations in the game.