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This article describes the control layout of Ecstatica II in great depth.

For the keyboard controls in the original Ecstatica view Ecstatica Controls.

Basic Keyboard Layout Edit

Below is a table displaying all keyboard commands including descriptions of the actions. Note that the game does not provide an internal option to remap the controls but an external tool like DOSBox' Mapper program can be used to rebind the keys for inreased convenience (it also allows mapping to gamepads).

Command Key Description
Move forward A tap will make the character execute a single careful step.
Move backwards
Turn left
Turn right
Basic attacks Ctrl + Cursor keys When the control key is held down the cursor keys will execute different kinds of attacks instead of moving the character.
Advanced attacks Ctrl + Left Alt + Cursor keys When the control and alt keys are held down the cursor keys will execute different kinds of attacks instead of moving the character.
Dodge roll Left Alt + Cursor keys Executes a dodge roll in the direction specified by the cursor keys.
Jump Left Shift Executes a small jump suitable for skipping some traps and short gaps. Can only be executed forwards.
Use, pick up / drop item or weapon Space Makes the hero interact with environmental objects or pick up / drop items. Weapons cannot be dropped, only replaced.
Drop weapon or item Right Alt Makes the hero drop whatever he is carrying in his hands.
Open Icon Page Return Displays a statistics and inventory screen.
Instant healing F12 Instantly fully regenerates the hero at a cost of 30,000 gold pieces.
Menu Escape Allows to save / load the game, access options and quit the game.
Quick save S Saves the game in a special quick save slot.
Hide / display Icon Bar I Hides or reveals the HUD.

Detailed Keyboard Layout Edit

The exact actions executed by the character are largely dependent on the weapon/magic currently wielded and some other factors. The tables listed below describe each individual scenario in detail. The content of these tables is based entirely on the original game manual.

Unarmed Edit

This is the command layout when the hero neither wields weapons nor magic.

Cursor keys
Run forwards Walk backwards Turn left Turn right
Cursor key + Ctrl Double punch 180° Elbow / Fist swipe Front left punch Front chop kick
Cursor key + Left alt Front flip Back flip Left roll Right roll
Cursor key + Ctrl + Left alt Front right punch Round house kick Left upper cut Right upper cut

Armed Edit

This is the command layout when the hero is armed but not able to cast magic.

Cursor keys
Run forwards Walk backwards Turn left Turn right
Cursor key + Ctrl Front stab 180° back swipe Swipe Front chop kick
Cursor key + Left alt Front flip Back flip Left roll Right roll
Cursor key + Ctrl + Left alt Forward left punch 360° swipe High head kick Round house kick

Wielding Magic Edit

This is the command layout when the hero is unarmed but able to cast magic.

Cursor keys
Run forwards Walk backwards Turn left Turn right
Cursor key + Ctrl Double punch 180° Elbow / Fist swipe Front left punch Front chop kick
Cursor key + Left alt Front flip Back flip Left roll Right roll
Cursor key + Ctrl + Left alt Double handed magic

Lightning (medium power)

Smart bomb

(strong power)

Left handed magic

fire bombs (weak power)

Right upper cut

Wielding Arms and Magic Edit

This is the command layout when the hero is both armed and able to cast magic.

Cursor keys
Run forwards Walk backwards Turn left Turn right
Cursor key + Ctrl Front stab 180° back swipe Swipe Front chop kick
Cursor key + Left alt Front flip Back flip Left roll Right roll
Cursor key + Ctrl + Left alt 360° swipe Smart bomb

(strong power)

Left handed magic

fire bombs (weak power)

Round house kick

Swimming Unarmed Edit

This is the command layout when the hero is unarmed in deep water. Note that the hero is not able to pick up or drop items while swimming.

Cursor keys
Swim forwards Swim backwards Turn left Turn right
Cursor key + Ctrl Swim punch left 180° Elbow / Fist back swipe Left swim punch Right swim punch
Cursor key + Left alt Swim punch left 180° Elbow / Fist back swipe Left swim punch Right swim punch
Cursor key + Ctrl + Left alt Swim punch left 180° Elbow / Fist back swipe Left swim punch Right swim punch

Swimming Armed Edit

This is the command layout when the hero is in deep water and wielding a weapon. Note that the hero is not able to pick up or drop items while swimming.

Cursor keys
Swim forwards Swim backwards Turn left Turn right
Cursor key + Ctrl Front swipe 180° back swipe Front swipe Front swipe
Cursor key + Left alt Front swipe 180° back swipe Front swipe Front swipe
Cursor key + Ctrl + Left alt Front swipe 180° back swipe Front swipe Front swipe

Armed with a magic weapon Edit

This is the command layout when the hero is armed with a magic weapon but is not able to cast magic himself.

Cursor keys
Run forwards Walk backwards Turn left Turn right
Cursor key + Ctrl Wand magic 180° back swipe Swipe Front chop kick
Cursor key + Left alt Front flip Back flip Left roll Right roll
Cursor key + Ctrl + Left alt Forward left punch 360° swipe High head kick Round house kick

Armed with a magic weapon and wielding magic Edit

This is the command layout when the hero is armed with a magic weapon and able to cast magic himself.

Cursor keys
Run forwards Walk backwards Turn left Turn right
Cursor key + Ctrl Wand magic 180° back swipe Swipe Front chop kick
Cursor key + Left alt Front flip Back flip Left roll Right roll
Cursor key + Ctrl + Left alt Smart bomb

(strong power)

360° swipe Left handed magic

fire bombs (weak power)

Round house kick