Console Commands

!!documentation needed!! how to use console commands through console and alias commands

+attack : begin firing
+back : move backward
+button10 : activate button10 (behavior depends on mod)
+button11 : activate button11 (behavior depends on mod)
+button12 : activate button12 (behavior depends on mod)
+button13 : activate button13 (behavior depends on mod)
+button14 : activate button14 (behavior depends on mod)
+button15 : activate button15 (behavior depends on mod)
+button16 : activate button16 (behavior depends on mod)
+button3 : activate button3 (behavior depends on mod)
+button4 : activate button4 (behavior depends on mod)
+button5 : activate button5 (behavior depends on mod)
+button6 : activate button6 (behavior depends on mod)
+button7 : activate button7 (behavior depends on mod)
+button8 : activate button8 (behavior depends on mod)
+button9 : activate button9 (behavior depends on mod)
+forward : move forward
+jump : jump
+klook : activate keyboard looking mode, do not recenter view
+left : turn left
+lookdown : look downward
+lookup : look upward
+mlook : activate mouse looking mode, do not recenter view
+movedown : swim downward
+moveleft : strafe left
+moveright : strafe right
+moveup : swim upward
+right : turn right
+showscores : show scoreboard
+speed : activate run mode (faster movement and turning)
+strafe : activate strafing mode (move instead of turn)
+use : use something (may be used by some mods)
-attack : stop firing
-back : stop moving backward
-button10 : deactivate button10
-button11 : deactivate button11
-button12 : deactivate button12
-button13 : deactivate button13
-button14 : deactivate button14
-button15 : deactivate button15
-button16 : deactivate button16
-button3 : deactivate button3
-button4 : deactivate button4
-button5 : deactivate button5
-button6 : deactivate button6
-button7 : deactivate button7
-button8 : deactivate button8
-button9 : deactivate button9
-forward : stop moving forward
-jump : end jump (so you can jump again)
-klook : deactivate keyboard looking mode
-left : stop turning left
-lookdown : stop looking downward
-lookup : stop looking upward
-mlook : deactivate mouse looking mode
-movedown : stop swimming downward
-moveleft : stop strafing left
-moveright : stop strafing right
-moveup : stop swimming upward
-right : stop turning right
-showscores : hide scoreboard
-speed : deactivate run mode
-strafe : deactivate strafing mode
-use : stop using something
alias : create a script function (parameters are passed in as $X (being X a number), $* for all parameters, $X- for all parameters starting from $X). Without arguments show the list of all alias
apropos : lists all console variables/commands/aliases containing the specified string in the name or description
begin : signon 3 (client asks server to start sending entities, and will go to signon 4 (playing) when the first entity update is received)
bestweapon : send an impulse number to server to select the first usable weapon out of several (example: 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1)
bf : briefly flashes a bright color tint on view (used when items are picked up); optionally takes R G B [A [alphafade]] arguments to specify how the flash looks
bind : binds a command to the specified key in bindmap 0
bindlist : bindlist: displays bound keys for bindmap 0 bindmaps
bottomcolor : QW command to set bottom color without changing top color
cd : execute a CD drive command (cd on/off/reset/remap/close/play/loop/stop/pause/resume/eject/info) - use cd by itself for usage
centerview : gradually recenter view (stop looking up/down)
changelevel : change to another level, bringing along all connected clients
changing : sent by qw servers to tell client to wait for level change
cl_areastats : prints statistics on entity culling during collision traces
cl_begindownloads : used internally by darkplaces client while connecting (causes loading of models and sounds or triggers downloads for missing ones)
cl_cmd : calls the client QC function GameCommand with the supplied string as argument
cl_downloadbegin : (networking) informs client of download file information, client replies with sv_startsoundload to begin the transfer
cl_downloadfinished : signals that a download has finished and provides the client with file size and crc to check its integrity
cl_modelindexlist : list information on all models in the client modelindex
cl_particles_reloadeffects : reloads effectinfo.txt and maps/levelname_effectinfo.txt (where levelname is the current map)
cl_soundindexlist : list all sounds in the client soundindex
clear : clear console history
cmd : send a console commandline to the server (used by some mods)
cmdlist : lists all console commands beginning with the specified prefix or matching the specified wildcard pattern
color : change your player shirt and pants colors
commandmode : input a console command
condump : output console history to a file (see also log_file)
connect : connect to a server by IP address or hostname
cprint : print something at the screen center
curl : download data from an URL and add to search path
cvar_lockdefaults : stores the current values of all cvars into their default values, only used once during startup after parsing default.cfg
cvar_resettodefaults_all : sets all cvars to their locked default values
cvar_resettodefaults_nosaveonly : sets all non-saved cvars to their locked default values (variables that will not be saved to config.cfg)
cvar_resettodefaults_saveonly : sets all saved cvars to their locked default values (variables that will be saved to config.cfg)
cvarlist : lists all console variables beginning with the specified prefix or matching the specified wildcard pattern
defer : execute a command in the future
demos : restart looping demos defined by the last startdemos command
dir : list files in searchpath matching an * filename pattern, one per line
disconnect : disconnect from server (or disconnect all clients if running a server)
download : downloads a specified file from the server
echo : print a message to the console (useful in scripts)
entities : print information on network entities known to client
envmap : render a cubemap (skybox) of the current scene
exec : execute a script file
fixtrans : change alpha-zero pixels in an image file to sensible values, and write out a new TGA (warning: SLOW)
fly : fly mode (flight)
fog : set global fog parameters (density red green blue [alpha [mindist [maxdist [top [fadedepth]]]]])
fog_heighttexture : set global fog parameters (density red green blue alpha mindist maxdist top depth textures/mapname/fogheight.tga)
force_centerview : recenters view (stops looking up/down)
fs_rescan : rescans filesystem for new pack archives and any other changes
fullinfo : allows client to modify their userinfo
fullserverinfo : internal use only, sent by server to client to update client's local copy of serverinfo string
gamedir : changes active gamedir list (can take multiple arguments), not including base directory (example usage: gamedir ctf)
gecko_create : Create a gecko browser instance
gecko_destroy : Destroy a gecko browser instance
gecko_injecttext : Injects text into a browser
gecko_movecursor : Move the cursor to a certain position
gecko_navigate : Navigate a gecko browser to a URI
give : alter inventory
gl_texturemode : set texture filtering mode (GL_NEAREST, GL_LINEAR, GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR, etc); an additional argument 'force' forces the texture mode even in cases where it may not be appropriate
gl_vbostats : prints a list of all buffer objects (vertex data and triangle elements) and total video memory used by them
god : god mode (invulnerability)
heartbeat : send a heartbeat to the master server (updates your server information)
help : open the help menu
impulse : send an impulse number to server (select weapon, use item, etc)
in_bind : binds a command to the specified key in the selected bindmap
in_bindlist : bindlist: displays bound keys for all bindmaps, or the given bindmap
in_bindmap : selects active foreground and background (used only if a key is not bound in the foreground) bindmaps for typing
in_unbind : removes command on the specified key in the selected bindmap
infobar : display a text in the infobar (usage: infobar expiretime string)
iplog_list : lists names of players whose IP address begins with the supplied text (example: iplog_list 123.456.789)
joyadvancedupdate : applies current joyadv* cvar settings to the joystick driver
kick : kick a player off the server by number or name
kill : die instantly
load : load a saved game file
loadconfig : reset everything and reload configs
loadfont : loadfont function tganame loads a font; example: loadfont console gfx/veramono; loadfont without arguments lists the available functions
loadsky : load a skybox by basename (for example loadsky mtnsun_ loads mtnsun_ft.tga and so on)
locs_add : add a point or box location (usage: x y z[ x y z] "name", if two sets of xyz are supplied it is a box, otherwise point)
locs_clear : remove all loc points/boxes
locs_reload : reload .loc file for this map
locs_removenearest : remove the nearest point or box (note: you need to be very near a box to remove it)
locs_save : save .loc file for this map containing currently defined points and boxes
ls : list files in searchpath matching an * filename pattern, multiple per line
map : kick everyone off the server and start a new level
maps : list information about available maps
maxplayers : sets limit on how many players (or bots) may be connected to the server at once
memlist : prints memory pool information (or if used as memlist 5 lists individual allocations of 5K or larger, 0 lists all allocations)
memstats : prints memory system statistics
menu_cmd : calls the menu QC function GameCommand with the supplied string as argument
menu_credits : open the credits menu
menu_keys : open the key binding menu
menu_load : open the loadgame menu
menu_main : open the main menu
menu_mods : open the mods browser menu
menu_multiplayer : open the multiplayer menu
menu_options : open the options menu
menu_options_colorcontrol : open the color control menu
menu_options_effects : open the effects options menu
menu_options_graphics : open the graphics options menu
menu_quit : open the quit menu
menu_reset : open the reset to defaults menu
menu_restart : restart menu system (reloads menu.dat)
menu_save : open the savegame menu
menu_setup : open the player setup menu
menu_singleplayer : open the singleplayer menu
menu_transfusion_episode : open the transfusion episode select menu
menu_transfusion_skill : open the transfusion skill select menu
menu_video : open the video options menu
messagemode : input a chat message to say to everyone
messagemode2 : input a chat message to say to only your team
mod_generatelightmaps : rebuilds lighting on current worldmodel
modeldecompile : exports a model in several formats for editing purposes
modellist : prints a list of loaded models
modelprecache : load a model
name : change your player name
net_refresh : query dp master servers and refresh all server information
net_slist : query dp master servers and print all server information
net_slistqw : query qw master servers and print all server information
net_stats : print network statistics
nextul : sends next fragment of current upload buffer (screenshot for example)
noclip : noclip mode (flight without collisions, move through walls)
notarget : notarget mode (monsters do not see you)
packet : send a packet to the specified address:port containing a text string
path : print searchpath (game directories and archives)
pause : pause the game (if the server allows pausing)
pausedemo : pause demo playback (can also safely pause demo recording if using QUAKE, QUAKEDP or NEHAHRAMOVIE protocol, useful for making movies)
ping : print ping times of all players on the server
pingplreport : command sent by server containing client ping and packet loss values for scoreboard, triggered by pings command from client (not used by QW servers)
pings : command sent by clients to request updated ping and packetloss of players on scoreboard (originally from QW, but also used on NQ servers)
play : play a sound at your current location (not heard by anyone else)
play2 : play a sound globally throughout the level (not heard by anyone else)
playdemo : watch a demo file
playermodel : change your player model
playerskin : change your player skin number
playvideo : play a .dpv video file
playvol : play a sound at the specified volume level at your current location (not heard by anyone else)
pointfile : display point file produced by qbsp when a leak was detected in the map (a line leading through the leak hole, to an entity inside the level)
pqrcon : sends a command to a proquake server console (if your rcon_password matches the server's rcon_password), or to the address specified by rcon_address when not connected (again rcon_password must match the server's)
prespawn : signon 1 (client acknowledges that server information has been received)
prvm_callprofile : prints execution statistics about the most time consuming QuakeC calls from the engine in the selected VM (server, client, menu)
prvm_childprofile : prints execution statistics about the most used QuakeC functions in the selected VM (server, client, menu), sorted by time taken in function with child calls
prvm_edict : print all data about an entity number in the selected VM (server, client, menu)
prvm_edictcount : prints number of active entities in the selected VM (server, client, menu)
prvm_edictget : retrieves the value of a specified property of a specified entity in the selected VM (server, client menu) into a cvar or to the console
prvm_edicts : prints all data about all entities in the selected VM (server, client, menu)
prvm_edictset : changes value of a specified property of a specified entity in the selected VM (server, client, menu)
prvm_fields : prints usage statistics on properties (how many entities have non-zero values) in the selected VM (server, client, menu)
prvm_global : prints value of a specified global variable in the selected VM (server, client, menu)
prvm_globalget : retrieves the value of a specified global variable in the selected VM (server, client menu) into a cvar or to the console
prvm_globals : prints all global variables in the selected VM (server, client, menu)
prvm_globalset : sets value of a specified global variable in the selected VM (server, client, menu)
prvm_printfunction : prints a disassembly (QuakeC instructions) of the specified function in the selected VM (server, client, menu)
prvm_profile : prints execution statistics about the most used QuakeC functions in the selected VM (server, client, menu)
quit : quit the game
r_editlights_clear : removes all world lights (let there be darkness!)
r_editlights_copyinfo : store a copy of all properties (except origin) of the selected light
r_editlights_edit : changes a property on the selected light
r_editlights_editall : changes a property on ALL lights at once (tip: use radiusscale and colorscale to alter these properties)
r_editlights_help : prints documentation on console commands and variables in rtlight editing system
r_editlights_importlightentitiesfrommap : load lights from .ent file or map entities (ignoring .rtlights or .lights file)
r_editlights_importlightsfile : load lights from .lights file (ignoring .rtlights or .ent files and map entities)
r_editlights_pasteinfo : apply the stored properties onto the selected light (making it exactly identical except for origin)
r_editlights_reload : reloads rtlights file (or imports from .lights file or .ent file or the map itself)
r_editlights_remove : remove selected light
r_editlights_save : save .rtlights file for current level
r_editlights_spawn : creates a light with default properties (let there be light!)
r_editlights_togglecorona : toggle on/off the corona option on the selected light
r_editlights_toggleshadow : toggle on/off the shadow option on the selected light
r_glsl_dumpshader : dumps the engine internal default.glsl shader into glsl/default.glsl
r_glsl_restart : unloads GLSL shaders, they will then be reloaded as needed
r_listmaptextures : list all textures used by the current map
r_replacemaptexture : override a map texture for testing purposes
r_restart : restarts renderer
r_texturestats : print information about all loaded textures and some statistics
rate : change your network connection speed
rcon : sends a command to the server console (if your rcon_password matches the server's rcon_password), or to the address specified by rcon_address when not connected (again rcon_password must match the server's); note: if rcon_secure is set, client and server clocks must be synced e.g. via NTP
reconnect : reconnect to the last server you were on, or resets a quakeworld connection (do not use if currently playing on a netquake server)
record : record a demo
register_bestweapon : (for QC usage only) change weapon parameters to be used by bestweapon; stuffcmd this in ClientConnect
restart : restart current level
save : save the game to a file
saveconfig : save settings to config.cfg (or a specified filename) immediately (also automatic when quitting)
say : send a chat message to everyone on the server
say_team : send a chat message to your team on the server
screenshot : takes a screenshot of the next rendered frame
sendcvar : sends the value of a cvar to the server as a sentcvar command, for use by QuakeC
set : create or change the value of a console variable
seta : create or change the value of a console variable that will be saved to config.cfg
setinfo : modifies your userinfo
sizedown : decrease view size (decreases viewsize cvar)
sizeup : increase view size (increases viewsize cvar)
skins : downloads missing qw skins from server
snd_restart : restart sound system
snd_unloadallsounds : unload all sound files
soundinfo : print sound system information (such as channels and speed)
soundlist : list loaded sounds
spawn : signon 2 (client has sent player information, and is asking server to send scoreboard rankings)
srcon : sends a command to the server console (if your rcon_password matches the server's rcon_password), or to the address specified by rcon_address when not connected (again rcon_password must match the server's); this always works as if rcon_secure is set; note: client and server clocks must be synced e.g. via NTP
startdemos : start playing back the selected demos sequentially (used at end of startup script)
status : print server status information
stop : stop recording or playing a demo
stopdemo : stop playing or recording demo (like stop command) and return to looping demos
stopdownload : terminates a download
stopsound : silence
stopul : aborts current upload (screenshot for example)
stopvideo : stop playing a .dpv video file
stuffcmds : execute commandline parameters (must be present in quake.rc script)
sv_areastats : prints statistics on entity culling during collision traces
sv_cmd : calls the server QC function GameCommand with the supplied string as argument
sv_saveentfile : save map entities to .ent file (to allow external editing)
sv_startdownload : begins sending a file to the client (network protocol use only)
tell : send a chat message to only one person on the server
timedemo : play back a demo as fast as possible and save statistics to benchmark.log
timerefresh : turn quickly and print rendering statistcs
toggle : toggles a console variable's values (use for more info)
toggleconsole : opens or closes the console
togglemenu : opens or closes menu
topcolor : QW command to set top color without changing bottom color
unalias : remove an alias
unbind : removes a command on the specified key in bindmap 0
unbindall : removes all commands from all keys in all bindmaps (leaving only shift-escape and escape)
user : prints additional information about a player number or name on the scoreboard
users : prints additional information about all players on the scoreboard
v_cshift : sets tint color of view
version : print engine version
vid_restart : restarts video system (closes and reopens the window, restarts renderer)
viewframe : change animation frame of viewthing entity in current level
viewmodel : change model of viewthing entity in current level
viewnext : change to next animation frame of viewthing entity in current level
viewprev : change to previous animation frame of viewthing entity in current level
wait : make script execution wait for next rendered frame
which : accepts a file name as argument and reports where the file is taken from