Keyboard Shortcuts

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A list of all the in game keyboard shortcuts. A tutorial can be found at Keyboard Shortcuts

Contents

General Game Functions

Key(s) Function
[ F1 ] "Game" God Mode Menu
[ F2 ] Mayor Mode Menu
[ F3 ] My Sim Menu
[ F4 ] Option Panel
[ F5 ] Day Only View
[ F6 ] Night Only View
[ F7 ] Normal Day/Night View
[ F8 ] Exit to Region Menu
[ F9 ] Graphics Option Menu
[ F10 ] Audio Options Menu
[ F11 ] Game Options Menu
[ F12 ] Quit Game Menu

Saves

Key(s) Function
[ Ctrl ] + [ s ] Save Game
[ Ctrl ] + [ Shift ] + [ s ] Quick Save(no regional thumbnail)

Zooms

The zooms go from 1 to 5, where 1 is the furthest away and 5 the closest.

Key(s) Function
[ 1 ] Zoom level 1
[ 2 ] Zoom level 2
[ 3 ] Zoom level 3
[ 4 ] Zoom level 4
[ 5 ] Zoom level 5
[ + ] Zoom in one level
[ - ] Zoom out one level

Viewpoint

Key(s) Function
[ Page Up ] Rotate view 90° Clockwise
[ Page Down ] Rotate view 90° Anti-Clockwise
[ Up Arrow ] Scroll Up
[ Down Arrow ] Scroll Down
[ Left Arrow ] Scroll Left
[ Right Arrow ] Scroll Right
[ Space ] Center on Cursor

Game Speed

Key(s) Function
[ Ctrl ] + [ ' ] Pause Game
[ Ctrl ] + [ 1 ] Turtle Speed
[ Ctrl ] + [ 2 ] Rhino Speed
[ Ctrl ] + [ 3 ] Cheetah Speed

Other

Key(s) Function
[ g ] Toggle Grid Visibility
[ Escape ] Close or Release any Tool
[ Ctrl ] + [ Shift ] + [ c ] Toggle Contour Lines
[ Ctrl ] + [ x ] Open Cheat Box
[ Ctrl ] + [ Alt ] + [ Shift ] True God Mode
[ Ctrl ] + [ Shift ] + [ s ] Snapshot Mode
[ Ctrl ] + [ Shift ] + [ a ] Show Photo Album

In-Game Tools

Zoning

Using the [ Ctrl ], [ Shift ] and [ Alt ] keys whilst zoning has specific effect, see here for details.

Key(s) Function
[ q ] Zone light density Residential
[ w ] Zone medium density Residential
[ e ] Zone high density Residential
[ a ] Zone light density Commercial
[ s ] Zone medium density Commercial
[ d ] Zone high density Commercial
[ z ] Zone light density Industrial
[ x ] Zone medium density Industrial
[ c ] Zone high density Industrial
[ v ] Remove zoning

Transport

Using the [ Ctrl ], [ Shift ] and [ Alt ] keys whilst dragging network has specific effect, see here for details.

Key(s) Function
[ r ] Road tool
[ Alt ] + [ r ] Street tool
[ Ctrl ] + [ r ] Avenue tool
[ Shift ] + [ r ] Elevated Highway tool
[ t ] Rail tool
[ Shift ] + [ t ] Subway Tool
(takes you underground)
[ Ctrl ] + [ t ] Elevated Rail Tool
[ Ctrl ] + [ Shift ] + [ r ] Build Bus Stop
[ Ctrl ] + [ Shift ] + [ t ] Bulid Passenger Train Station
[ Ctrl ] + [ Alt ] + [ t ] Build Freight Train Station
[ Shift ] + [ Alt ] + [ t ] Build Subway Station
[ Alt ] + [ t ] Build El-Rail Station
[ m ] Build Vehicle Ferry Terminal
[ Ctrl ] + [ m ] Build Passenger Ferry Terminal

Holding shift down and then dragging (not dragging and pressing shift) allows a combination of diagonal and orthognal track to built in one go.

Other Buildings

Key(s) Function
[ i ] Pipe Tool
[ l ] Power Line Tool
[ y ] Zone Landfill
[ p ] Build small Police Station
[ Alt ] + [ p ] Build large Police Station
[ Ctrl ] + [ Shift ] + [ p ] Build Police Kiosk
[ Shift ] + [ P ] Build Jail
[ f ] Build small Fire Station
[ Alt ] + [ f ] Build large Fire Station
[ k ] Build Elementary School
[ Alt ] + [ k ] Build High School
[ Shift ] + [ k ] Build City College
[ h ] Build Clinic
[ Alt ] + [ h ] Build City Hospital

Other Actions

Key(s) Function
[ Ctrl ] + [ p ] Dispatch Police
[ Ctrl ] + [ f ] Dispatch Fire Service
[ Home ] Rotate item 90° clockwise
[ End ] Rotate item 90° anti-clockwise
[ b ] Buldoze
[ Ctrl ] + [ Shift ] + [ o ] Obliterate City
[ / ] Query Tool
[ ALt ] + [ / ] Commute Tool
[ Shift ] + [ Num ] Control size of terraforming tooltip
[ Shift ] + [ Func Key ] Control effect of terraforming tooltip
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