Bind (console command)


Assigns a console instruction or series of instructions to the press of a key.


At the console type…

bind [key] [instruction]


  • [key] - The keyboard key to assign.
  • [instruction] - The console instruction or series of instructions. Valid instructions are console commands, cvars, and impulses .


Instructions that require spaces should be enclosed in quotation marks like so…

bind f12 "screenshot 640 480"

Multiple instructions can be bound to a key by using semicolons as separators…

bind F11 "r_useOptimizedShadows 0;r_lightSourceRadius 5;screenshot 1024 768 64"