This is a list of current keyboard shortcuts that some new beta testers may find useful. There are more shortcuts available that are unit independant but these are the general gameplay keys.
DAWN OF WAR Beta Keys (patch verson 1.4)
Left mouse = Select troops
Right mouse = Issue commands
Scroll wheel = Zoom in/out
Alt + mouse = Rotate camera view
Delete = Kill own unit or building (be careful there is no confirmation request)(can be used to free-up infantry and vehicle caps)
Backspace = Restore default view
Home = Focus back on base
. (fullstop) = Next Worker
, (comma) = Next Unit
Ctrl+R = Next research/Addon
PageUp = Zoom up
PageDwn = Zoom down
Arrows = Scroll view
PrintScr = Screenshoot
Ctrl + 1…0 = Assign unit to key
1…0 = Recall unit
Pause = Pause game (tutorial only)
F1 = Hold Ground
F2 = Stand Ground
F3 = Burn Stance
F4 = Cease Fire Stance
F5 = Attack Stance
F6 = Assault
F7 = Versatile Stance
F8 = Ranged Stance
[EDIT] Console ON/OFF
According to the 1.4 patch details the command to bring the console down/up is now Ctrl+Shift+ ~ (tilde) but this is still different on certain keyboards so try the combination below to see what works for you.
Console Down/Up = Ctrl+Shift+ '
Console Down/Up = Ctrl+Shift+ `
Console Down/Up = Ctrl+Shift+ ~
[ADD] Clear screen
Clear screen 100%
Bring down the console (see above)
to hide: taskbar_hide
to show: taskbar_show (from PIKE)
Minimise HUD - Ctrl+H (from Uberjumper)
[ADD] Overwatch Right-click on/off (works on reinforce, troop and vehicle build icons)
What is overwatch? If you right-click on unit reinforce icons or unit and vehicle build icons the clicked unit will automatically reinforce or build when enough requisition and power is available.
When a unit of troops enters battle you right-click the reinforce icon, it then starts to flash, this means as long as you have enough req and power the unit will auto-reinforce itself. You cant set it to stop at a certain number but it will stop automatically at max unit size, if they take any losses switch on overwatch to start reinforce again.
Vehicles can be queued with the overwatch as well. If you do not have the required points to build a vehicle right-click on the unit and as soon as the points are avaiable the unit will build. If your under attack you can overwatch some vehicles to build while you concentrate on the battle saving you switrching from base to battle. With the overwatch on the vehicle it will keep building more units until you stop overwatch by right-clicking the unit icon again.
There are also two buttons on the UI for overwatch use on the far left of the screen just to the right of the mini-map. The round green button pauses overwatch and the round red button cancels all overwatch.
Overwatch is helpful to quickly max out a single unit size guarding a listening post while you are building and moveing other units, but you have to be careful that the overwatch units dont spend all you resource and power points. If you need a large amount of points for building upgrades etc then just pause or cancel the overwatch.
You cannot overwatch buildings.
[ADD] Patch 1.3 Where is it?
YOU ALREADY HAVE THE LATEST PATCH (1.3)
The Dawn of War beta has an auto-update feature which when you start the multiplayer mode will check and install the latest version of the beta automatically.
The DoW download for the open beta phase has ALL the currently released patches included in the install (1.1, 1.2, 1.3). So open beta players DO NOT need to install patches.
It doesn’t matter what the ingame screen says the version number is, if you can play a multiplayer game then you have the latest version already.
AGAIN, IF YOU DOWNLOADED THE OPEN BETA VERSION YOU ALREADY HAVE THE LATEST PATCH INSTALLED.
Should any further patches be released the best way to check if you have the current version is to join the multiplayer game and let the auto-update check your version.
[ADD] Patch 1.4 Where is it?
The best way to obtain patch 1.4 is to use the games auto-update. To do this start multiplayer and once you have logged in the game will do a version check and update as required.
If for any reason you cant start or join the multiplayer lobby then you can download the patch from;
This post was originally made in the closed beta forums which seem to be no longer available. Some additions have been made. Sorry but i cant remember the original posters name but thx anyway.