August 07, 2020

Replays and Snapshots Keybinds Guide


Replays and Snapshots Keybinds Guide

General Control Keybinds
Hide/show interface Ctrl + J
Playback Control
Pause End
Play at x1 speed Home
Increase playback speed Insert
Decrease playback speed Del/Delete
Fast Foward >
Fast Rewind <
Fast Foward x 2 Ctrl + >
Fast Rewind x 2 Ctrl + <
Camera Control
Link/Unlink camera LMB
Free camera mode (it may still be needed to unlink camera by pressing LMB) Ctrl + Shift + Backspace
Move camera in parallel to water ←, →, ↑, ↓
Move camera up Num9
Move camera down Num7
Zoom in/Zoom out Mouse Wheel
Link to the ship in front of camera in free camera mode (hard link, includes rotating with the ship) B
Link to the position of the ship in front of the camera Ctrl + B
Switching different free camera modes 1 - 9
Switching additional free camera modes Shift + 1 - 9
Rotating camera Num4, Num6
Camera angling Num2, Num8
Move camera to the point of interest Num1
Move camera away from the point of interest Num3
Increase/decrease camera movement speed Num+ / Num-
Increase/decrease camera movement acceleration/deceleration Shift + (Num+/ Num-)
Increase/decrease the radius of the free camera sphere (the sphere around the real camera position. The real position becomes a point of interest) Shift + Mouse wheel
Snapshots Control
Save a Snapshot F5
Load the closest snapshot before the current moment F6
Load the closest snapshot after the current moment F7
Load the latest saved snapshot F8
This function allows you to save a timestamp and camera position which will allow you to restore them at will. All Snapshots data is stored in XML file, which is created in the same folder as a replay and has suffix _params in the <Snapshots> block. XML file will appear only if there is any data it should store. In the case with Snapshots, it will appear after the first Snapshot is created. XML file is tied to the replay and may be freely transferred with the replay file to other people, who then can use Snapshots.

Creating and Loading:
Snapshot is created by pressing F5. This saves the timestamp of the replay, camera position and other parameters and creates a record in file in the Snapshots section. Switching between Snapshots happens in the following way:
  • F6: try to switch to the Snapshot closest from the left on the time scale (earlier than now), if such Snapshot exists.
  • F7: try to switch to the Snapshot closest from the right on the time scale (later than now), if such Snapshot exists.
  • F8: try to switch to the most recently created Snapshot
To delete Snapshots, you must edit XML file and delete the Snapshot records. Snapshots are existing and loaded on the replay-by-replay basis. So, the controls switch to the Snapshots of the exact replay.

Loaded Parameters:
When Snapshots are used, the following parameters are restored:
  • Camera position
  • Camera FOV (or camera zoom)
  • Replay time
Also, the replay is paused after loading the Snapshot.