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2.1.1. Getting Into the Game

PC:
After downloading the game, an Onverse icon will be placed on your desktop. Simply click the desktop icon to launch Onverse. You will be asked to login with your Onverse username and password that you signed up with at the website.

Mac:
After downloading the game a .dmg file (Apple Disk Image) will be placed in your Downloads folder. Double click the file to mount the disk image. Drag the Onverse application into your Applications folder. Double click the Onverse application to launch Onverse. You will be asked to login with your Onverse username and password that you signed up with at the website.



2.1.2. Movement Controls

PC:
Basic Movement Controls:

  • W (Walk/Run Forward)
  • S (Walk/Run Backward)
  • A (Turn Right)
  • D (Turn Left)
  • Q (Strafe Right)
  • E (Strafe Left)
  • R (Toggle Walk/Run)
  • Spacebar (Jump)
  • Shift (Walk/Run)

Advanced Movement Controls:

  • Tab (Toggle Look Mode On/Off)
  • Right Click [Hold] (Look Mode)
  • Left Click [Hold on Avatar] (Rotate camera around your avatar)
  • Right Click (Bring up options menu on objects or other avatars)
  • Left Click (Use equipped item)
  • Left Click [Double] (Execute default action on objects)
  • Num Lock (Run Automatically)
  • Home (Jump camera to first person view)
  • End (Jump camera to third person view)
  • Page Up/Mouse Wheel Scroll Up (Zoom camera in)
  • Page Down/Mouse Wheel Scroll Down (Zoom camera out)
  • Alt + Left Click [Hold] (Enable alternate furniture placement controls)

Mac:
If you are a Mac user with a one-button mouse, be sure to remember that Right Click is the same as Control + Click. If you are using a two-button mouse, controls are the same as a PC.

One-button Mouse Advanced Movement Controls:

  • Control + Click [Hold] (Look Mode)
  • Control + Click (Bring up options menu on objects or other avatars)
  • Option + Click [Hold] (Enable alternate furniture placement controls)


2.1.3. Keyboard Shortcuts

PC:
General:

  • I (Display inventory)
  • M (Display map)
  • F (Display friends list)
  • O (Display options)
  • G (Display animations)
  • H (Display home list)
  • C (Display equipped items bar)
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0 (Equip item assigned to key)
  • Esc (Exit to main menu)
  • Ctrl + P (Take screenshot)
  • F3 (Toggle display of UI)
  • F4 (Toggle display of usernames)

Chat:

  • Enter (Start sending a chat message)
  • Backspace (Reply to last private message)
  • Ctrl + 1 (Filter all chat)
  • Ctrl + 2 (Filter local chat)
  • Ctrl + 3 (Filter private messages)
  • Ctrl + 4 (Filter friends chat)
  • Ctrl + 5 (Filter guide chat)
  • Ctrl + 6 (Filter system messages)
  • Ctrl + 7 (Filter game messages)

Mac:
General:

  • I (Display inventory)
  • M (Display map)
  • F (Display friends list)
  • O (Display options)
  • G (Display animations)
  • H (Display home list)
  • C (Display equipped items bar)
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0 (Equip item assigned to key)
  • Esc (Exit to main menu)
  • Control + P (Take screenshot)
  • Option + F3 (Toggle display of UI)
  • Option + F4 (Toggle display of usernames)

Chat:

  • Enter (Start sending a chat message)
  • Backspace (Reply to last private message)
  • Control + 1 (Filter all chat)
  • Control + 2 (Filter local chat)
  • Control + 3 (Filter private messages)
  • Control + 4 (Filter friends chat)
  • Control + 5 (Filter guide chat)
  • Control + 6 (Filter system messages)
  • Control + 7 (Filter game messages)


2.1.4. The Learning Center

The Learning Center is the place to go to learn about Onverse. It is filled with tutorials that cover all of the basics as well as some advanced features of the game. In addition to this help document it is where to go if you have a question. All users are encouraged to complete all tutorials in order as they are intended to progress from basics to the more advanced features. The tutorials are: Basics, Communication, Inventory, Money and Shopping, Homes, and Travel.

Completing the Learning Center will allow you to enjoy Onverse more by getting you familiar with all of its great features. The Learning Center is also a great place to light fireworks with your free sparkler you receive when you sign up.



2.1.5. Free Apartments

Free apartments are the housing that most players first own. They appear on the map as a blue apartment building. Free apartments can be found in the Hub’s Metroview Apartments, Volcano Island’s Paradise Apartments, and Ancient Moon’s Sol Apartments.