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Keyboard Commands

If you lost all the documentation that came with the game, here is a list of keyboard shortcuts/commands you can use:

Camera Controls

  • Rotate Left/Right: [<] / [>]
  • Tile Camera: [Control] + Right Click or Middle Click (hold)
  • Zoom In/Out: [+] / [-] or [Z] / [X] or Mouse Wheel (up and down)
  • Move Camera: Right Click (Hold and Drag)
  • Move Left/ Right: Left Arrow / Right Arrow or [A] / [D] (Adding [Shift] goes faster)
  • Move Forward/Back: Up Arrow / Down Arrow or [W] / [S] (Adding [Shift] goes faster)
  • Save Camera Positions 0-5: [Control] + [4] through [Control] + [9]
  • Scroll To Camera Positions 0 through 5: [4] through [9]
  • Switch To Camera Positions 0 through 5: [Shift] + [4] through [Shift] + [9]
  • Toggle Cameraman Mode: [Tab]
  • Lower/Raise Camera Height: [Q] / [E]

Universal Control Panel

  • Hide UCP: [F10]
  • Quit Game: [Q]
  • Center on Active Sim: [Return]
  • Hand Tool (Buy/Build Mode): [H]
  • Eyedropper tool (Buy/Build Mode): [E]
  • Design Tool (Buy/Build Mode): [R]
  • Toggle Day/Night (Buy/Build Mode): [L]
  • Top Down View (Buy/Build Mode): [T]
  • Cancel: [Esc]
  • Remove (Buy/Build Mode): [Control] (hold) + Left Click (hold and drag)

Video Capture and Snapshots

  • Start/End Video Capture: [V]
  • Pause Resume Video Capture: [ B ]
  • Take Snapshot: [C]

Main Toolbar

  • Open Close Live Mode Panel: [F1]
  • Show Buy Mode Panel: [F2]
  • Show Build Mode Panel: [F3]
  • Show Story Mode Panel: [F4]
  • Show Options Mode Panel: [F5]
  • Normal/High/Ultra Speed: [1] / [2] / [3]
  • Select Next Sim: [Spacebar] or [N]
  • Go Up/Down One Floor: [Page Up] / [Page Down]
  • Next Wall Mode: [Home]
  • Previous Wall Mode: [End]

Neighborhood Toolbar

  • Show/Hide Families Panel: [F1]
  • Show Lots and Houses Panel: [F2]
  • Show Decorations Panel: [F3]
  • Show Neiborhood Story: [F4]
  • Show Options Panel: [F5]

Object Placement Tools and Platform Rotate

  • Rotate Object/Sims Clockwise: [>]
  • Rotate Object/Sims Anti-Clockwise: [<]
  • Delete Object: [Del]


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Contributor Credits

Thanks, Dreamishness for typing this up for us!


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