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Ready Player One

Game Fundamentals

Where to Go



Player Info



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Featured Contents

Have a Present or Two!

Printable keyboard controls
can be found here

Visit the Essential Keyboard Controls page to pick up

  • A scalable, printable PDF file containing
    • Flight controls
    • Avatar controls
    • Screenshot controls
    • Emotes
    • A VoiceAttack command set reminder
  • A VoiceAttack profile for voice control of Star Citizen
  • A freeware utility to collect screenshots and video.

The Flight Controls

The new controls make it possible to easily control a ship’s motion using just a mouse and keyboard. It’s a well thought out combination. The new keys are covered in the flight control guide, including how to squeeze some extra speed and combat overheating.

A Handy Solo Ship Guide

Solo Ship Guide

If you are flying around on your lonesome, you’ll need the Solo Ship Guide to make the best use of free-fly weekends and test waves.

You can get some instant buds by joining an organisation – find the FAQ here then take a look at the available organisations here. A redacted organisation membership prevents others from knowing which organisation you are in. A Hidden membership hides your organisation from all. To create an organisation, look here.

Area 18 transit shuttle
Area 18 Zone 1 with a transit shuttle flying over the bridge

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landing lines surrounding a pad

Flight, Refuel & Repair

Here are the considerations and how-tos for takeoff, flight and auto landing. The revised control model is great for mouse and keyboard.
A view towards Teasa Spaceport

From Leavsden to Teasa Spaceport

Leavsden viewing platform Make your Way to the Metro Turn left and go up the staircase then bear
Asset Modelling

Asset Modelling

Modelling for a game is a mix of art, design, scripting, animation and procedural automation. It requires creativity and attention to detail.
Grim Hex at Yela

Grim Hex at Yela

Grim Hex (derived from Green Imperial Housing Exchange) is a facility built into a large rock in the ring system around Yela, a moon of Crusader.
The habitat you see after getting out of bed at Port Olisar

Port Olisar, Crusader

Port Olisar is a space station in orbit around Crusader. This is where the majority of existing players have started from at one time or another.
the star citizen the selection screen

Start Here!

Welcome :0) There are a few things that can catch you out as soon as you begin so new players might want to check out the following at some point.
Ship Development

Ship Development

Each of more than 130 ships passes through a pipeline of processes from design to flight-ready that are checked and signed off at each stage.
Character Modelling

Character Modelling

Character modelling is particularly difficult to task due to the high attention to detail required. The solution is to add motion capture and face scanning.
Star Engine Software

Star Engine Software

Floating around in the soup of game software are some interesting chunks that deserve some attention. Fortunately, we've been told about them.