Like most quake-derived games, Unvanquished has a drop-down console. Many game features can only be used via the console, as a GUI does not exist for them.
Start Unvanquished and open up the console using the ~ (tilde) key on your keyboard. On US layouts this is below the escape key.
The console will look like this:
You can type commands into here and the game will follow them. All commands are preceded by a backslash:
/map niveus /kick Veyrdite /ban Kharnov /bot add Bacon humans
If you type the first few letters of a command or a asset name, then hit TAB the game will do its best to auto-complete your word for you. This can also be used for auto-completing map names.
If the game cannot work out you want because multiple matches exist, then it will list all available options for you.
The in-game console supports many common Unix shortcuts as well as standard ones:
|PageUp and PageDown, or Shift+ScrollWheel||Scroll up and down in the console history|
|Ctrl-A||Move the cursor to the start of the line|
|Ctrl-C or Ctrl-U||Clears the current line|
|Ctrl-D||Deletes the character in front of the cursor (equivalent to Delete)|
|Ctrl-E||Move the cursor to the end of the line|
|Ctrl-K||Clears to the end of the line|
|Ctrl-H||Deletes the character behind the cursor (equivalent to Backspace)|
|Ctrl-L||Clears the screen|
|Ctrl-N||Move forward through console history|
|Ctrl-P||Move backward through console history|
|Ctrl-T||Swaps the characters either side of the cursor, then moves the cursor one character forward|
|Ctrl-V||Pastes whatever text is on the clipboard|
|Ctrl-Home||Scrolls to the top of the console|
|Ctrl-End||Scrolls to the bottom of the console|
|Shift-Insert||Pastes whatever text is in the X selection buffer|
Any console variable can be used as an argument to a command by wrapping said variable between two dollar signs (
For example, if you were currently spectating and were to type the following at the console:
-> say I'm on the $p_teamname$ team!
everyone on the server would see you say "I'm on the spectator team!".