Options

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The options panel has five tabs: General, Graphics, Sound, Control, and Interface. This panel can be accessed while logged in, as well as a limited version on the login screen. The panel allows users to customize various aspects of Guild Wars to suit their needs and preferences.

General[edit]

General Settings Tab

The general tab contains settings for the following: text language, audio language, chat filter level, and damage text size.

You can enable or disable the following controls: mouse walking; mouse control of camera; double tap forward to auto-run, backward to flip; double click to attack/interact; show nearby names in PvP; close windows when pressing escape key; show skill tips on skill bars; show skill tips on effect monitors; show text in skill floaters; auto-target foes when there is no chosen target; auto-target NPCs, items and interactive objects when there is no chosen target; fade distant name tags; and show all concise skill descriptions. The chat filter removes words commonly considered offensive.

You can toggle settings for showing nameplates for enemies (or players in outposts), allied names, NPC's names, and item names. Note: Enabling this option will invert the functionality of the corresponding key binding.

Graphics[edit]

Graphics Settings Tab

The graphics tab allows you to manually or automatically control "Enhanced Draw Distance" and most of the display options for the game.

You can change any of the following: screen resolution, refresh rate, interface size, anti-aliasing, visual quality, terrain quality, reflections, texture quality, shadow quality, shader quality, and full screen gamma. In addition, you can choose to enable or disable the following options: waiting for vertical sync, post-process effects, and best texture filtering, or using high-resolution textures in towns/outposts (applies to player and NPC models). To let the game choose for you, click on the Auto Detect button towards the bottom.

Sound[edit]

Sound Settings Tab

The sound tab allows you to set the volume for music, background audio, effects, and user interface. Additionaly you can mute the sound when Guild Wars is in the background, set the audio quality, and enable or disable the use of 3D audio hardware.


Control[edit]

Control Settings Tab

The control tab is used to assign functions to keys. Many functions are not bound to keys by default. Functions are divided into 8 sections:

Action[edit]

Attack/Interact (Do It)
Performs default action on selected target.
Default key: Space
Cancel Action
Cancel current game action.
Default key: Esc
Clear Party Commands
Clears all Hero and Henchmen waypoint flags.
Default key: none
Command Hero 1/2/3
Order Hero 1/2/3 to the next location clicked.
Default key: none
Command Party
Order AI-controlled party members to the next location clicked.
Default key: none
Drop Item
Drops the currently held item, such as a flag or urn.
Default key: none
Follow
Begin following the selected target.
Default key: none
Order Hero 1/2/3 to use Skill 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8
Order Hero 1/2/3 to use Skill 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 on your current target. Press again to cancel this order.
Default key: none
Suppress Action
Prevents interactions with target while held down.
Default key: Shift
Use Skill 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8
Use skill in Skill Bar position 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8.
Default key: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (respectively, both keyboard and numpad)


Camera[edit]

Free Camera
Camera does not orient to character direction while this key is held.
Default key: none
Reverse Camera
Reverse camera direction while key is held.
Default key: Z
Zoom In
Moves the camera towards the character by one step.
Default key: Scroll wheel (up)
Zoom Out
Moves the camera away from the character by one step.
Default key: Scroll wheel (down)


Chat[edit]

Open Chat
Open Chat panel
Default key: Enter
Reply
Start a reply to the last player to send you a whisper.
Default key: Backspace
Start Chat Command
Open the Chat panel and sets the message to a forward slash.
Default key: /
Toggle Chat
Toggle chat window on or off.
Default key: `

Unlisted chat commands

Start All Chat
Open the Chat panel and sets the message to All Chat.
Default key: !
Start Alliance Chat
Open the Chat panel and sets the message to Alliance Chat.
Default key: %
Start Guild Chat
Open the Chat panel and sets the message to Guild Chat.
Default key: @
Start Team Chat
Open the Chat panel and sets the message to Team Chat.
Default key: #
Start Trade Chat
Open the Chat panel and sets the message to Trade Chat.
Default key: $
Start Whisper Chat
Open the Chat panel and sets the message to Whisper Chat.
Default key: "


Inventory[edit]

Activate Weapon Set 1/2/3/4
Equip items assigned to weapon set 1/2/3/4.
Default key: F1 F2 F3 F4 (respectively)
Cycle Equipment
Selects the next configured weapon set. Press "Shift" to select the previous weapon set.
Default key: none
Open Backpack
Open character backpack.
Default key: F5
Open Bag 1
Open character bag 1.
Default key: F7
Open Bag 2
Open character bag 2.
Default key: F8
Open Belt Pouch
Open character belt pouch.
Default key: F6
Open Inventory
Open character item inventory.
Default key: I (lowercase: i )
Toggle All Bags
Show or hide all bags.
Default key: F9


Miscellaneous[edit]

Language Quick Toggle
Hold this key down to toggle between English and the system default language.
Default key: IME key 2 on right Ctrl
Log Out
Display logout confirmation dialog.
Default key: F12
Screenshot
Create an image in JPG format of the current screen, which is saved in the Screens folder in your Guild Wars program folder.
Default key: Print Screen


Movement[edit]

Automatic Run
Run until another action is taken.
Default key: R
Move Backward
Walk backward.
Default key: or S
Move Forward
Jog forward.
Default key: or W
Reverse Direction
Face character in opposite direction.
Default key: X
Strafe Left
Move left without turning.
Default key: Q
Strafe Right
Move right without turning.
Default key: E
Turn Left
Turn left.
Default key: or A
Turn Right
Turn right.
Default key: or D


Panel[edit]

Close All Panels
Close any open UI panels.
Default key: none
Open Customize Layout
Open interface customization panel.
Default key: none
Open Friends
Open Friends list.
Default key: N
Open Guild
Open guild roster and status.
Default key: G
Open Help
Open Help panel.
Default key: F10
Open Hero
Open character information.
Default key: H
Open Hero 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 Pet Commander
Open the pet commander for hero 1/2/3/4/5/6/7.
Default key: none
Open Hero Commander 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
Opens the Hero 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 Commander panel.
Default key: none
Open Load from Equipment Template
Open a Load from Equipment Template panel for the current character.
Default key: none
Open Load from Skills Template
Open a Load from Skills Template panel for the current character.
Default key: none
Open Minion List
Open the Minion List for the current character.
Default key: Y
Open Mission Map
Open Mission Map.
Default key: U
Open Observe
Open observed game list.
Default key: B
Open Options
Open Options panel.
Default key: F11
Open Party
Open Party panel (in mission) or Party Search panel (in towns and outposts).
Default key: P
Open Pet Commander
Opens the pet commander.
Default key: none
Open PvP Equipment
Open PvP Equipment panel.
Default key: J
Open Quest
Open character Quest Log.
Default key: L
Open Save to Equipment Template
Open a Save to Equipment Template panel for the current character.
Default key: none
Open Save to Skills Template
Open a Save to Skills Template panel for the current character.
Default key: none
Open Score Chart
Open mission score chart.
Default key: O
Open Skills and Attributes
Open Skills and Attributes panel.
Default key: K
Open Templates Manager
Open the Templates Manager.
Default key: none
Open World Map
Open World Map.
Default key: M


Targeting[edit]

Ally - Nearest
Select nearest ally or NPC.
Default key: V
Clear Target
Clear the current selection.
Default key: none
Foe - Nearest
Select nearest target foe (in mission), or player (in towns and outposts).
Default key: \ or C
Foe - Next
Select next target foe (in mission), or player (in towns and outposts). Press "Shift" to select previous target.
Default key: ] or Tab
Foe - Previous
Target previous foe (in mission), or player (in towns and outposts). Press "Shift" to select next target.
Default key: [
Item - Nearest
Select nearest item on ground.
Default key: ;
Item - Next
Target next item on ground.
Default key: none
Item - Previous
Target previous item on ground.
Default key: none
Party Member - 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12
Select party member or ally in party list position 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12.
Default key: none
Party Member - Next
Select next party member or ally in Party panel. Press "Shift" to select the previous party member or ally.
Default key: none
Party Member - Previous
Select previous party member or ally in Party panel. Press "Shift" to select the next party member or ally.
Default key: none
Priority Target
Select party high-priority target.
Default key: T
Self
Select player character.
Default key: F or '
Show Others
Show ally, NPC, and item names.
Default key: Alt (left)
Show Targets
Show foe names (in mission) or player names (in towns and outposts).
Default key: Ctrl (left)

Interface[edit]

Interface Settings Tab

The interface tab is used to enable, disable, move and resize the following user interface elements:

Notes[edit]

Bug Bug.Changing the audio language during a mission does not change the spoken language of the cutscenes for the remainder of the mission.

Trivia[edit]

  • KSMod is a player-created tool that manually forced the game to use high-resolution textures. Prior to the 28 April 2011 update, this tool was the only way of enabling these textures.

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