Characteristic of auto-targeting of characters weapon.
Note: You cannot auto aim in a PC version, if you are not using a joypad
you can aim prettily easily with the mouse, while if you are using joypad,
the button for scrolling to the next/previous weapon is used for scrolling to
the next/previous target when aiming.
GTA Games - GTA San Andreas Control KeysEsc - Regardless of whether you 're on foot or in a vehicle, Esc key is the button for pause. When the game is paused it brings up the menu which you can
cycle through and modify diverse options or look up at your character statistics.
V - This key basically controls the distance of the camera, there are three different camera distances that you can choose from when running around on and various different types of camera for your vehicles.
W - The key moves CJ forward and while in cars/boats/planes and other vehicles, it moves the vehicles forward and finally in helicopters, it rises the attitude of the helicopter. Tapping W while on a bike allows CJ to pedal harder and accelerates the bike. In some GTA games like Vice City this key also used and the same effect.
S – This key moves CJ backward and also in cars/boats/planes and other vehicles, it moves vehicle backward and finally in helicopters, it lowers the attitude.
C - This key makes CJ to crouch when on foot and does do nothing while CJ is in vehicles.
Left arrow / A - While on foot, it moves CJ to the left and while
CJ is in cars/boats, left arrow / A steer the car to the left. In planes/helicopters, this key banks the planes/helicopters to the left. Press this key while CJ is crouching and aiming allows you to strafe to the left.
Right arrow / D - While on foot, it moves CJ to the right and while in cars/boats, right arrow / D steer the car to the right. In planes and helicopters, this key banks the planes and helicopters to the right. Press this key while CJ is crouching and aiming allows you to strafe to the right.
Up arrow / W - While on foot, this key is exactly the same as the W key and while in cars/boats, it moves your camera up. In bikes and motorcycles pressing up arrow will make CJ stands up and in planes, it will tilts the plane down and finally in helicopters, it tilts the helicopter forward.
Down arrow / S – This key is exactly the same as S and while in cars/boats, it moves your camera down. In bikes and motorcycles, by pressing down arrow will tilt the bike/motorcycle up and in planes, it tilts the plane up and finally in helicopters, it tilts the helicopter backwards.
Mouse wheel up / Q – In other GTA Games like vice city this key is used as the same effects, the key cycles through CJ's weapon and while
in cars/boats, this makes CJ to look left of the cars/boats, making him able
to do drive-by. While in the planes, this key moves the rudder left and in helicopters, this moves the facing direction of the helicopter to the left. If you are using keyboard + mouse control, you cannot auto-aim as the mouse already excellent aiming. If you are using joypad, this button also serves as your auto-aiming.
Mouse wheel down / E – This key cycles through CJ's weapon, while in cars/boats this makes CJ to look right of the cars/boats, making him to be able to do drive-by. While In planes, this moves the rudder right and in helicopters, this moves the facing direction of the helicopter to the right. You cannot aim as the mouse If you are using keyboard + mouse control. If you are using joypad, this button also servesas auto-aiming.
Caps Lock - This key do nothing when on foot but can horn while in the car. It also
helps to balance the helicopter.
Mouse Movement - While on foot, the mouse movement controls the direction CJ
is facing , while on cars/boats/planes, the mouse movement controls your camera, moving it around will circle the camera around you want, though it always defaults back to where it started (except for first person camera view, in this case mouse movement is useless). In helicopter, moving the mouse will move the helicopter in the direction where you point. To change camera direction in a helicopter, hold RMB while moving the mouse will do.
Space - While on foot, the Space bar makes CJ to sprint. Tapping Space in quick motion will make CJ even runs faster. While in vehicles, the Space bar is used
in hand braking. This key can also be used to skip most of the
cutscene in the game.
Return / F - is used while on foot to either get into a car or onto a motorcycle. It also kind of acts as the initiation button for special events and such as buying drinks. If you press this key while in your car, then you will get out of the car, The Return also acts as a confirmation when you are browsing the menu.
LShift - this key for jumping, when you jump and grab onto a ledge it also allows you to climb up the ledge. During in the fight you can use this to key to block your enemies.
LCtrl / LMB - is the attack key while on foot, this key allows you to punch and kick and do other such violent actions. If you press this key while in a car you can shoot, and also while you're holding a gun. If you're in water it will allow you to dive under, or open your parachute while you fall. LCtrl / LMB is your basic backup emergency button. This key also the same in some
GTA Gameslike Vice City.
MMB - Whether on foot or in vehicles, press this key to look behind.
RMB - The key will aim the weapon at the enemy and while on
vehicle, holding RMB and move mouse will move the camera view direction.
Tab - This key has numerous functions while on foot, it lets you look at your
statistics but when you have a gun out it also acts as an alternate fire
button as you press it. Also it can perform a bunny hop on a bike.
2 - this key will activates sub-missions when you are in special cars like fire-truck. Also this key can release or retracks the landing gear when you are in the planes.
Almost all of the keys in all GTA Games are the same, as other menu options are different but easy to use.