Steering is the first thing you should learn, and you probably already
know how to do this.
Then again, this is the absolute newbieguide.
This should keep you moving about. More about tweaking the settings for both keyboard and mouse in chapter "Basic configuration".
A rotate counterclockwise S rotate clockwise <SHIFT> Accelerate <ENTER> Shoot <SPACE> Raise shield <PAUSE/BREAK> Pause <KP_ENTER> Toggle between keyboard- and mouse-steering
Pausing is also a little tricky. You have to be on your base if you want to pause. This means it is best to press <PAUSE/BREAK> when you have just died and are still sitting on your base.
If you use mouse to steer and XPilot doesn't respond well, try turning off threadedDraw.
Open your XPilot.ini.
Search forthreadedDraw=Trueand change it to False.
Save the file.
Start XPilot again and see if it helps.
Error, corrupted file
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