Key Bindings and Settings


In your quake2/lmctf/ folder there is a file called autoexec.cfg (if there isn't, create one). This is where you will place all of your custom settings and binds. This is the file that quake 2 reads when your game is loaded. The config.cfg file is a file where quake 2 will save all of your settings from the last time you played. This file will be overwritten each time you play so don't put anything in here.

Basic commands and settings list.

Variable Settings

Settings documented here

Key Bindings

Key bindings will map your keys to certain actions. The basic format looks like this:

bind x "command"

Important Commands to Bind

Weapon commands

  • bind 0 "use BFG10K"
  • bind 1 "use Blaster"
  • bind 2 "use Shotgun"
  • bind 3 "use Super Shotgun"
  • bind 4 "use Machinegun"
  • bind 5 "use Chaingun"
  • bind 6 "use Grenade Launcher"
  • bind 7 "use Rocket Launcher"
  • bind 8 "use HyperBlaster"
  • bind 9 "use Railgun"

Movement commands

  • bind w "+forward"
  • bind a "+moveleft"
  • bind s "+back"
  • bind d "+moveright"
  • bind c "+movedown"
    • Crouch
  • bind SPACE "+moveup"
    • Jump
  • bind ALT "+strafe"
  • bind MOUSE1 "+attack"
  • bind MOUSE2 "+hook"
    • Offhand grappling hook

Inventory commands

  • bind h "drop flag"
  • bind j "drop tech"
  • bind p "use power shield"
    • You can do this with any of the inventory items with the format "use xx"

Communication commands

  • bind q "say_team [[QUAD]]; play q60sec"
    • See list of Sounds or you can also play a custom wav file in the quake2/lmctf/sounds/ folder named "q60sec.wav"
  • bind n "play_voice escort"
  • bind t "messagemode"
    • Will send a text message to all players
  • bind y "messagemode2"
    • Will send a text message to only players on your team
  • bind f "say_team i just dropped %t at %p; drop tech"
    • say_team is the command to send the following text to your teammates
    • See list of all Autotext variables
  • bind k "wave 2"

Other commands

  • bind TAB "score"
  • bind ` "toggleconsole"
  • bind F1 "cmd help"
  • bind F2 "menu_savegame"
  • bind F3 "menu_loadgame"
  • bind F4 "menu_keys"
  • bind F5 "nextdemo1"
  • bind F6 "stoprecording"
  • bind F9 "echo Quick Loading…; wait; load quick"
  • bind F10 "menu_quit"
  • bind F12 "screenshot"
  • bind MOUSE3 "weapnext"


compass mode commands (either command works)

  • "compass off" or "compass 0"
  • "compass 1" or "compass on"
  • "compass 2" or "compass facing"
  • "compass 3" or "compass flag" (points to enemy flat/friendly carrier)
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