WARCRAFT II TIDES OF DARKNESS
HOTKEYS & SHORTCUT KEYS FAQ

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* Created by Colby Haymond                                                   *
* Started August 10, 2006                                                    *
* Ended August 17, 2006                                                      *
* Updated July 19, 2010                                                      *
* Version 1.5                                                                *
* Contact information e-mail 934400faq@gmail.com Or colbysh@comcast.net      *
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction       .        .          .        . 1
Legal info         .        .          .        . 2
Contact .          .        .          .        . 3

Hotkeys .          .        .          .        . 4
Shortcut keys      .        .          .        . 5

Human units        .        .          .        . 5.3
Human buildings    .        .          .        . 5.4

ORC units          .        .          .        . 5.5
ORC buildings      .        .          .        . 5.6
Main menu and other option shortcut keys        . 5.7
Tips     .         .        .          .        . 5.8

Credits .          .        .          .        . 6


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INTRODUCTION
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1

What in the world is a hotkey?!? A hotkey is a function that can be done with
the keyboard, that you usually would do with the mouse in the menu screen. A
shortcut key is a letter that you press while you have control of a unit or
building that carries out the function of pressing a button with the mouse,
but you use it with the keyboard.

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Legal info
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2
My e-mail address is at the top if you would like to e-mail me about a
question or comment about my FAQ. If you give a suggestion on a hotkey or
shortcut key that I do not list you can e-mail me the information and I will
credit you in the credit section of this FAQ.

If you want to post this FAQ on your website then e-mail me first. If this
FAQ is copied in any way shape or form and posted on another web site other
than the ones listed below I will ask for it's immediate removal from your
site. Because that is PLAIGERISM and that is against the law, just ask me
first so you don't have to go into all this trouble for something you could
have done with ease.

sites this stays on
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www.gamefaqs.com
www.neoseeker.com
www.Supercheats.com
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If there is an internet site that is not listed here I may know, but just
haven't put it on the list.
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CONTACT
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3
My e-mail address is at the top if you need it.(This section may be Redundant)
If you really have a question or comment FEEL FREE to ask I will most likely
answer your e-mail within 24 hours. 
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HOTKEYS
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4
These Hotkeys combinations are the main ones that are programmed into the game
itself. But they usually are ones that you need to do a combination or just
press one button. For example F10 takes you to the menu screen while playing
a custom or scenario/

To accomplish a hotkey you will have to press and hold, then press the other
button to do that command.
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Ctrl + H  - keystroke help
Alt + H - keystroke help
F1 - Help Menu

Shift + F2 - save map location 1
Shift + F3 - save map location 2
Shift + F4 - save map location 3

F2 - Recall map location 1
F3 - Recall map location 2
F4 - Recall map location 3

F5 - Options Menu
F7 - Sound options
F8 - Speed options
F9 - Preferences

F10 - Game menu
F11 - Save game
F12 - Load game

Ctrl + X - exit Warcraft II
Alt + X - exit Warcraft II

Ctrl + Q - quit to menu
Alt + Q - quit to menu
Ctrl + R - Restart Scenario

Ctrl + O - options menu
Ctrl + T - Warcraft II tips

Alt + M - Toggle music on/off
Alt + S - Toggle SFX on/off
Ctrl + M - music options
Ctrl + S - SFX options

Alt + C - Center on current unit
TAB - Toggle mini map mode

+ - Increase game speed
- \ Decrease Game speed


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SHORTCUT KEYS
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This section is the longer one out of the 2 of them because I am going through
each unit & building. What the shortcut keys does is they do a command without
you clicking on them. For instance. Instead of pressing the attack command I
press "A" and the pointer will come up as if you had clicked on the attack icon.


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   HUMAN UNITS
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5.3

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 PEASANT
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name | key
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move   - M
stop   - S
attack - A
repair - R
Harvest- H
Build basic structure - B
Build advanced structure - V
------------------------------------
While in basic structure options

Build Farm - F
Build Barracks - B
Build a town hall - H
Build Lumber mill - L
Build Blacksmith - S
Build Tower - T
-----------------------------------
While in advanced structure options

Build Shipyard - S
Build Foundry - F
Build Refinery - R
Build Gnomish inventor - I
Build Church - C
Build Mage Tower - M
Build Gryphon aviary - G

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FOOTMAN
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Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T

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ELVEN ARCHER
--------------

Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T

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  KNIGHT
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Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T

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   BALLISTA
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Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T
Attack Ground - G

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   DWARVEN DEMO SQUAD
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Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Demolish - D

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MAGE
-----

Move - M
Stop - S
Lightning Attack - A
Fire Ball - F
Slow - O
Flame Shield - L
Invisibility - I
Polymorph - P
Blizzard - B

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   GRYPHON RIDER
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Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T

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    GNOMISH FLYING MACHINE
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Move - M
Stop - S

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   UTHER LIGHTBRINGER
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Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T
Holy Vision - V
Healing - H
Exorcism - E

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    LOTHAR
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Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T
Holy Vision - V
Healing - H
Exorcism - E

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  OIL TANKER
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Move - M
Stop - S
Haul oil - H
Build oil Platform - B

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TRANSPORT
---------

Move - M
Stop - S

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  ELVEN DESTROYER
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Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T

--------------
 BATTLE SHIP
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Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T
Attack Ground - G

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 GNOMISH SUBMARINE
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Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T


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  HUMAN BUILDINGS
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5.4

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  TOWN HALL 
------------

Train Peasant - P
Upgrade to Keep - K

----
KEEP
----

Train Peasant - P
Upgrade to Castle - C

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  CASTLE
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Train Peasant - P

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   BARRACKS
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Train Foot man - F
Train Archer - A
Build Ballista - B
Train knight - K

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ELVEN LUMBERMILL
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Upgrade arrows - U (this goes for the other upgrades as well)
Elven Ranger training - R
Ranger Scouting - S
Research Longbow - L
Ranger Marksmanship - M

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  BLACKSMITH
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Upgrade Swords - W
Upgrade Shields - U
Upgrade Ballista's - B

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  CHURCH
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Upgrade Knights to Paladins - P
Research Healing - H
Research Exorcism - E

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  GNOMISH INVENTOR
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Build flying machine - F
Train Dwarven Demolition Squad - D

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GRYPHON AVIARY
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Train Gryphon Rider - G

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SCOUT TOWER
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Upgrade to Guard tower - G
Upgrade to Cannon Tower - C

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  MAGE TOWER
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Train Mage - T
Research Slow - O
Research flame shield - L
Research invisibility - I
Research Polymorph - P
Research Blizzard - B

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SHIPYARD
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Build oil Tanker - O
Build destroyer - D
Build Transport - T
Build Battleship - B
Build Gnomish Submarines - S

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   FOUNDRY
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Upgrade Cannons - C
Upgrade Ship armor - A

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  ORC UNITS
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5.5

-----
PEON
-----

Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Repair - R
Harvest - H
Build basic structure - B
Build advanced structure - V
--------------------------------
while in basic structure options

Build Farm - F
Build Barracks - B
Build a Great Hall - H
Build Lumber mill - L
Build Blacksmith - S
Build Tower - T
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while in advanced structure options

Build Shipyard - S
Build Foundry - F
Build Oil Refinery - R
Build goblin Alchemist - A
Build Ogre Mound - O
Build Altar of storms - L
Build Temple of the Damned - T
Make Dragon Roost - D
Cancel - ESC (escape button)

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GRUNT
-------

Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T

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TROLL AXETHROWER
-------------------

Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T

------
OGRE
------

Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T

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CATAPULT
---------

Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T
Attack Ground - G

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GOBLIN SAPPERS
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Move - A
Stop - S
Attack - A
Demolish - D

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DEATH KNIGHT
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Move - M
Stop - S
Touch of Darkness - A
Death Coil - C
Haste - H
Raise Dead - R
Whirlwind - W
Unholy armor - U
Death and Decay - D

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  GOBLIN ZEPPELIN
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Move - M
Stop - S

---------
 DRAGON
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Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T

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  OIL TANKER
--------------

Move - M
Stop - S
Build Oil Platform - B
Haul oil - H

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TRANSPORT
---------

Move - M
Stop - S
Unload Transport - U

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TROLL DESTROYER
---------------

Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T

--------------
 GIANT TURTLE
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Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand ground - T

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 OGRE JUGGERNAUGHT
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Move - M
Stop - S
Attack - A
Patrol - P
Stand Ground - T
Attack Ground - G


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ORC Buildings
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5.6

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GREAT HALL
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Train Peon - P
Upgrade to stronghold - S

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  STRONGHOLD
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Train Peon - P
Upgrade to Fortress - F

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FORTRESS
---------

Train Peon - P

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BARRACKS
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Train Grunt - G
Train Axe thrower - A
Build Catapult - C
Train two-headed Ogre - O

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 TROLL LUMBER MILL
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Upgrade throwing axes - U
Troll Berserker Training - B
Berserker Scouting - S
Research lighter axes - A
Berserker regeneration - R

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BLACKSMITH
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Upgrade weapons - W
Upgrade Shields - H
Upgrade catapults - C

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  ALTAR OF STORMS
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Upgrade to Ogre mages - M
Research Bloodlust - B
Research Runes - R

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  GOBLIN ALCHEMIST
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Build Goblin zeppelin - Z
Train Goblin Sappers - S

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 DRAGON ROOST
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Build Dragon - D

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  WATCH TOWER
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Upgrade to Guard Tower - G
Upgrade to Cannon tower - C

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TEMPLE OF THE DAMNED
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Train Death Knight - T
Research Haste - H
Research Raise Dead - R
Research Whirlwind - W
Research Unholy armor - U
Research Death & Decay - D

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SHIPYARD
---------

Build Oil Tanker - O
Build Destroyer - D
Build Transport - T
Build Juggernaught - J
Train Giant turtle - G

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 FOUNDRY
---------

Upgrade cannons - C
Upgrade Ship Armor - A

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If you do not want to look at every shortcut key in this guide. You can click
on a unit or building and if there is anything that you can build, upgrade,
train etc. Move the mouse where the button is the upgrade or build and look
at the bottom of the screen it should say how much and what you intend to
build/upgrade. And it should be written in white, if the letter is yellow then
that is the shortcut key for that function.

If you are lazy or just want to find another way to have fun you can use the
shortcut keys, if you forgot the shortcut key just think of the name of the
building or unit and start typing the letters of the name and eventually you
should get the letter right.


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MAIN MENU AND OTHER OPTION SHORTCUT KEYS 5.7
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MAIN MENU
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Single Player Game - S
Multi Player Game - M
Replay Introduction - R
Show Credits - C
Exit Program - X

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while in Multi player
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OK - O
Cancel - C

----------------
after pressed ok
----------------

Connect - C
Previous menu - P

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while in credits
----------------

Enter

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While in Single player game
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New Campaign - N
Load Game - L
Custom Scenario - C
Previous Menu - P

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While in New campaign
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Orc Campaign - O
Human Campaign - H
Previous Menu - P

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While in Load Game
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Load - L
Cancel - C

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while in custom scenario
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Select Scenario - E
Start Game - S
Cancel game - C

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GAME MENU
---------

SAVE - F11
LOAD - F12
OPTIONS - F5
HELP - F1
Scenario Objectives - O
End Scenario - E
Return to game - ESC (escape)

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WHILE IN SAVE
--------------

Save - S
Delete - D
Cancel - C

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   WHILE IN DELETE
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OK - O
CANCEL - C

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WHILE IN SAVE
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OK - O
CANCEL - C

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  WHILE IN LOAD
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LOAD - L
CANCEL - C

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OPTIONS
---------

SOUND - F7
SPEED - F8
PREFERENCES - F9

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SOUND OPTIONS
--------------

Unit Speech on - U
Unit acknowledgements on - A
Building Sounds on - B
Cancel - C
OK - O

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SPEED SETTINGS
--------------

Cancel - C
Ok - O

--------------
 Preferences
--------------

Cancel - C
Ok - O

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HELP MENU
---------

KEYSTROKE HELP - H
WARCRAFT TIPS - T

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 WARCRAFT II HELP
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UP - U
DOWN - D
OK - O

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SCENARIO OBJECTIVES
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PREVIOUS - ESC

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END SCENAIRO
--------------

RESTART SCENARIO - R
SURRENDER - S
QUIT TO MENU - Q
EXIT PROGRAM - X

----------------
RESTART SCENARIO
----------------

RESTART SCENARIO - R
CANCEL - ESC

---------
SURRENDER
---------

SURRENDER - S
CANCEL - ESC

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QUIT TO MENU
--------------

QUIT TO MENU - Q
CANCEL - ESC

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EXIT PROGRAM
------------
EXIT PRGRAM - X
CANCEL - ESC

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This should be all the shortcut keys for this entire game. If there is more
that I do not have feel free to e-mail me at the top of this FAQ.

thanks
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                                      TIPS 5.8
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This section is to give you some tips on how to use the hotkey & Short keys
effectively.

TIP #1
Hotkeys & Shortcut keys are a effective way to do a function better than the
mouse.

TIP #2
Hotkeys are made to make things easier and sometimes more effective.

TIP #3
Hotkeys are mainly for in game shortcuts, so that you can get to the menu
screen faster than moving the mouse and clicking at the top left corner of the
screen.

TIP #4
Shortcut keys are so that you can attack or move faster or build or train a
unit faster than clicking on the mouse.


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      CREDITS
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6
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*********************************SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT*************************
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As of 2010 I am 18 years of age (not going to tell you my DOB) and I have
completed High School. I am now going to College in a select western U.S.A
town and will be still available from August 2010-April 2010. After that I am
going on an LDS mission and won't be back until somewhere around May/June/July
of 2013. Wow that is so far away, I hope you won't need my help while I'm
gone!! I will be able to help you when I get back! Thank you guys you have
made this and my other walkthroughs a success!

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This is complete, until I find something or you guys find something that I
forgot or need to add. I thank you for looking at this FAQ and hope that it
really helps, because if you can play a better game of Warcraft II then this
FAQ was successful.

I thank Blizzard for making this awesome game.

And also I thank Blizzard for making up hotkeys so that our lives can be

easier.


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