Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail


Moving your character

You may move the character on the screen with arrow keys, the numeric keypad, or by clicking the left mouse button. To halt your character's steps with the keypad, press number 5, or press the last used direction key again. Do not hold the direction key.

Game speed control

At times it may be useful to slow down the speed of the game animation in order to negotiate a tricky section, or observe something more carefully. In Conquests of Camelot, speed is controlled by the [+] and [-] keys, or by selecting a choice from the Speed menu, using the mouse or arrow keys.

Short cuts

[F1] Help
[F2] Toggle sound on/off
[F3], [Spacebar] Repeat previous command
[F5] Save game
[F7] Restore saved game
[F8] Draw sword
[F9] Restart game from beginning
[Tab] Inventory
[ESC] Show menu bar, Pause game
[Ctrl-C] Cancel typed command line
[Ctrl-I] Inventory
[Ctrl-P] Pause game
[Ctrl-Q] Quit game
[+] Increase speed
[-] Decrease speed
[=] Normal speed
[Ctrl-V] Change volume

Using the mouse

You can move the character by left-clicking the mouse. You can look at objects or people by right-clicking the mouse.


You can generally interact with the game by typing simple commands consisting of as little as a noun and a verb. For instance, the command get onto the horse can be shortened to get on horse. Unless otherwise instructed, follow all commands with ENTER. Conquests of Camelot will understand many common verbs, such as look, get, read, load, pry, climb, push, play, tell, use, ask, give, take and so on. You can repeat a command by pressing [F3].

And finally...

It can be handy to take notes as you discover clues and information. It may also be useful to draw a map. Keep an eye on the clock and remember which events happened at what time. Make sure to look everywhere and pick up everything, and go back to places you have previously visited as things change over time. And finally: SAVE YOUR GAME OFTEN.

Arcade sequences

There are 4 arcade sequences in the game.
1) killing boars: simply press the spacebar when the boar gets just at the horse to thrust your spear.

2) The joust with the Black Knight. Use E-S-D-F to control your shield and the arrow keys to direct your spear. Note that the Black Knight always uses the same 4-move sequence of where he will hit you, so his moves become predictable. Also notice that the direction of his spear just before he hits you, defines where you should hold the shield.

3) Fighting the Mad Monk: there is only one real mad monk. The other 2 are illusions and won't hit you. The real one is the one yelling "Kill! Kill!" or "Ow!" when you hit him. Simply use spacebar to strike with your sword. Save in advance.

4) Fighting the Saracen: use the numeric keypad to control Arthur. If Arthur stands left, then 3, 6 and 9 are designated for low, middle and high blow. 2, 5 and 8 are designated for low, middle and high block. 1 and 7 are designated as low or high heavy blow. 4 is designated as "retreat". You can also use the "R" key to flip around the Saracen and change position. In that case the numeric keys are reversed. Note that every move takes energy from Arthur, especially the heavy attacks, but also use of the shield.