Controls

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Also called keyboard shortcuts or hot-keys.

View

Function Primary Key Secondary Key
Pan Camera Up W Up Arrow
Pan Camera Down S Down Arrow
Pan Camera Left A Left Arrow
Pan Camera Right D Right Arrow
Drag Camera Mouse Wheel Press
Zoom In Mouse Wheel Up E
Zoom Out Mouse Wheel Down Q

Building

Function Primary Key Secondary Key
Place Object Left Click
Rotate Object Mouse Wheel Click R
Cancel Object / Job Right Click Esc
Cancel Multiple Objects Right Click & Drag 1
Job: Prioritise Ctrl + Left Click
Job: De-Prioritise Ctrl + Right Click
Job: Follow the working entity F

1 Hold the right mouse button and drag the mouse to draw a selection box that you can use to cancel multiple objects with. This can also be used to cancel jobs, planning walls, material placements and room designations.

Time

Function Primary Key Secondary Key
Stop Time Spacebar
Normal Time 1
Fast Time (2x) 2
Fastest Time (5x) 3

Reports / views

Function Primary Key Secondary Key
Staff Report: Fire Left Click
Staff Report: Find Right Click
Deployment / Logistics: Assign Left Click
Deployment / Logistics: De-Assign Right Click

Escape Mode

Function Primary Key Secondary Key
Move up W Up Arrow
Move down S Down Arrow
Move left A Left Arrow
Move right D Right Arrow
Run/lunge (during fight) Shift
Look around Move Mouse
Attack/Dig Left-click
Toggle Squad Follow Left-click prisoner's name under his profile picture R
Steal contraband Right-click (hold) on item in room
Drop contraband Right-click on item in inventory G
Stash contraband Right-click on object in cell
Wield/hide item 1 Left-click item 1 in inventory 1
Wield/hide item 2 Left-click item 2 in inventory 2
Next Squad Member Click squad member's profile icon E
Previous Squad Member Click squad member's profile icon Q
Surrender (during fight) Space

Miscellaneous

Function Primary Key Secondary Key
Select Entity / Open Entity Options Left Click
Select multiple entities Left Click & Drag
Cycle Objects On Mouse 2 Tab
Send staff/unit somewhere Right Click
Open door Right Click
Use Firemen Hose H
Take Screen Shot CTRL + P
Scale UI Larger + (Plus)
Scale UI Smaller - (Minus)
Buy multiple staff Hold Left Shift 1
Open Main Menu / close current Menu Esc

1 This will still buy staff one at a time but at an accelerated rate which is much faster that clicking for each individual member of staff.

2 (when multiple objects are in a single square)

Developer Tools

The developer tools are only available if activated in the beginning of a Sandbox Mode game.

Function Primary Key Secondary Key
Fasten research (if cheats are enabled) Hold right mouse
Open Data Registry Editor (world properties; very easy to crash/ruin the game F1
Open Profiler F2
Open Script Debugger F3
Open Dialog Editor F4
Open Sound Editor F5
Open Sprite Bank Editor for Needs icons F6
Open Sprite Bank Editor for User Interface icons F7
Open Sprite Bank Editor for Game Sprites F8
Debug rendering options F9
Enlarge Map in All Directions F11