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Totally Accurate Battle Simulator Controls & FAQ

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is a wacky physics-based tactics game. Experience accurate warfare through the ages. TABS uses state of the art physics-based simulation to provide you with never-before-seen insight to our greatest battles of history.

Tabs Controls

  • Move: WASD
  • Move Up: E / Space
  • Move Down: Q / Left Ctrl
  • Camera Look: Mouse
  • Place Unit: LMB
  • Remove Unit: RMB
  • Enter placement free cam: F
  • Exit placement free cam: F/Tab
  • Zoom: Scroll
  • Slow motion: LMB
  • Toggle super slow motion: G
  • Toggle freeze time: T
  • End battle/Next level: Tab
  • In game menu: Escape
  • Hide victory/defeat bars: F

Tabs FAQ

Why are you going Early Access?
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator has been in active development since late 2016, during that time we’ve had tremendous support from our community. The players have been helping us build this game from day one with suggestions, testing, and feedback. We want to go Early Access to make sure they have a more direct way to participate in finishing the game and to get the game to them sooner.

Will you port the game to consoles?
Yes! The plan is to port the game to consoles as soon as it’s out of early access!

What’s in the game right now and what’s to come?
Read more about TABS early access and what’s in the game right now at www.landfall.se/earlyaccess

Why isn’t a certain unit in the game?
The game has changed a lot during development, some units from the alphas and units you’ve seen on youtube may not be in the game, we will release a list of units for each update so that you can see what we’ve added. Some units will later be added as misc and others we hope that you can make your own version of in the unit creator.

What will be added before full release?
We plan to add at least five more factions as well as a unit creator, faction creator, battle creator, and a campaign creator all with workshop support.

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
We have most of the base-game finished already and aim to have frequent updates with content and features. We don’t have a totally accurate prediction of how long we will be in Early Access as we have learned that much can change along the way, but the current state of the game makes us confident that we should be able to go full release within a year.

The game crashes on launch
For Crashes on startup, please try the following things:

Make an exception for the game with your anti-virus, it may be removing game files.

Force DirectX 11 on launch:

  • Go to your Steam Library.
  • Find the game and right-click it, then select “Properties”
  • Under the General Tab, click “Set Launch Options” and a dialog box will appear.
  • Type in “-force-d3d11” (without the quotes) and click “OK”
  • Close the Properties window.

The game only launches in my taskbar
It seems the game launcher won’t recognize your monitor. Please go into your computer’s display settings and change the screen resolution and then change it back. If it doesn’t work, let us know.

Written by Botten Hanna

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