Heroes Of Might & Magic III: Horn Of The Abyss PC Keyboard Controls & Shortcuts - MGW | Video Game Guides, Cheats, Tips and Walkthroughs

Heroes Of Might & Magic III: Horn Of The Abyss PC Keyboard Controls & Shortcuts

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Controls / Hotkeys

The default control scheme for Heroes Of Might & Magic III: Horn Of The Abyss for PC is:



Adventure Map

H – Selects next hero

M – Moves current hero

K – Kingdom Overview

U – Toggles map elevation (surface/underground)

C – Cast spell

Z – Puts current hero to sleep

W – Wakens current hero

Q – Quest Log

E – End turn

A – Adventure Options

V – View World

P – Puzzle Map

D – Dig

I – View Scenario Info

O – System Options

M – Main Menu

L – Load Game

R – Restart Scenario

S – Save Game

Q – Quit to Desktop

Esc – Return to Game

Arrow Keys – Moves current hero

(Including the NumPad keys, very useful for moving the hero also on diagonal: 1,3,7,9)

Ctrl + Arrow Keys – Scrolls Adventure Map

Return – Centers current hero or town on Adventure Map

Tab – Send a chat message (multi-player game)

Esc – Quit



Combat Screen

A – Automatic combat on/off

D – Defend

W – Wait

C – Cast spell

R – Retreat

S – Surrender

O – Combat Options

T – View troop

F5 – Toggles creature pop-up types

F6 – Toggles hex grid display

F7 – Toggles mouse shadow display

F8 – Toggles movement shadow display

Up/Down Arrow Keys – Scrolls combat messages

Space – Selects next creature

S – Start combat during Tactics phase



Town Screen

Up Arrow – Previous town

Down Arrow – Next town

Space – Switches visiting/garrison heroes



Spell Book

Left/Right Arrows – Turns pages

Up/Down Arrows – Move through bookmarks

A – Displays adventure spells

C – Combat spells



View Army Window

U – Upgrade creature

D – Dismiss creature




F1 – Help

F4 – Toggles window/full screen display

Esc – Cancel, Exit, or No

Return – Okay, Accept, or Yes.


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