How do you sheathe your sword in The Witcher 2? Guards are attacking me in Flotsam and I have no idea how to do it.

Less specifically, is there anywhere I can look at (and ideally change) the default controls?


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The launcher contains the video and in game options, it's a bit hidden (screens are from GoG version):

Start the launcher, click on Video and Language

Launcher(here, english)

In the options which are mainly video settings, there is a button below names Input Settings..., click that.

Input Settings button

Double click on current key value for an action, it will turn red, then enter your desired key for that action. Some keys are not bindable to anything else, like I for Inventory or J for journal. That put me off, too, since I use the ZGHJ layout and everything else around it.
You can also find gamepad settings here (Tab Gamepad)

Input settings, key-bindings

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    Wow, what a stupid place to put this. I looked at the gameplay settings, saw that I could only change between keyboard and controller, and assumed that I was stuck with the default keybindings. Thanks for pointing this out!
    – sjohnston
    Commented May 19, 2011 at 2:39
  • Meh, not working with the numpad keys.
    – Carra
    Commented Jun 3, 2011 at 21:10
  • Ok, got the menu as shown (really stupid place for it). But, the buttons can't be changed. No keyboard or mouse button interacting with it. ???
    – user11708
    Commented Aug 14, 2011 at 16:58
  • @micc Have you double-clicked in the input box of the key you wanted to edit?
    – DrFish
    Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 5:56

You can draw and sheathe your steel sword with 1, and your silver sword with 2.

For changing the key mappings see Bora's excellent answer.

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