The hotkey list can be viewed in-game by pressing( + ); the first option in the help menu is the key list.
The default controls are set up so that the game can be played with one hand with access to, , , and , and the other with access to the numpad. Most laptop users will need to become acquainted with their function (fn) key to activate their numpad. ( + is often the key combination for Function Lock, so that you don't need to continue holding ; some other laptops use number lock instead. Your mileage may vary.)
The numpad is the most efficient means of character control, with the numbers corresponding the character movement (moves you left, moves you up, moves you up and to the left, etc). Basic movement is also possible with the arrow keys. It is possible to move diagonally using only the arrow keys by simultaneously pressing two of the arrow keys (e.g., simultaneously pressing the up arrow key and the left arrow key will move diagonally up and to the left, the same as pressing ).
(the key of the numpad) is used for picking up items lying on the ground. Pressing uses the (usually) most relevant action (such as going down stairs, refilling wells, and searching, among others).
Menu items can be selected with the corresponding key (listed next to item names), with the arrow keys, or with the numpad.and ( and on the numpad) are used to switch between pages (cycle through inventory pages or cycle through character sheet pages). The left and right arrow keys (or and ) are also used for switching between different panes of the basic character sheet, which is accessed with .
accesses the action 'wheel', which lets you access almost every notable function in the game (although most also have a hotkey). Highlight parts of the 'wheel' with the same keys you'd use to move.
Note that pressingwill cause menus/lists to close, so don't try to enter capital letters when selecting from a menu/list, and when told to use press the key above the numpad rather than + .
Capitalization is, naturally, important here.
|Drop||inventory drop menu|
|Examine||inventory examine menu; lets you view an item's attributes; can use to toggle whether an item is droppable|
|Wear/Wield||character equip menu|
|Eat||inventory eat menu|
|Quaff||inventory drink menu; used for drinking out of fountains and wells|
|Read||inventory read menu; used for spellbooks, scrolls, deeds and treasure maps|
|Zap||inventory zap menu; used for wands/rods|
|Tool||inventory use menu; used to interact with certain objects|
|Dip||inventory dip/mix menu; used to mix together potions with objects, or put bait on a fishing pole|
|Throw||inventory throw menu; used to throw potions, salt, snow, and kitty banks|
|Ammo||changes type of ammo|
|Search||most common spacebar action in the open; used to find hidden objects (such as medals) and unseen traps, and also used to gather materials from sampling spots|
|Cast||spell menu; allows currently known spells to be cast|
|Interact||used to interact with NPCs (including you and your allies) in various ways|
|Go Down||same ason down stairs|
|Go Up||same ason up stairs|
|Wait||do nothing for a turn|
|Rest||do nothing for 50 turns (useful for restoring stamina)|
|Target||target an enemy/NPC/tile (move crosshairs the same way you move your character)|
|Look||target an enemy/NPC (targets will be labeled by letter, press that letter to target a character)|
|Fire||attack with a ranged weapon (firearms, bows, grenades, and the like)|
|Apply/Action||use a special action|
|Bash||bash fruit trees to get fruits; destroy closed doors; wakes up/angers NPCs|
|Dig||attempt to mine through walls, or dig up treasure located with a treasure map|
|Open||open a container; if locked, you will try to pick the lock first|
|Character||opens the character profile sheet, which shows attributes, skills, and resistances|
|Journal||opens the journal, which shows information about quests, salary and taxes.|
|Help||opens the help menu which includes basic key listing|
|Log||opens the log, useful for seeing what has recently transpired|
|Material||opens list of carried materials, which are used by professions and minigames|
|Feat||opens the feats and traits page of the character sheet|
|Save||saves the game|
|Pray||pray to whatever god you worship; if at an altar, gives you an option to start worshiping that altar's god|
|Offer||offer an object to your god; requires an altar|
|Close||close a door|
|Give||give an object to an NPC; same as pressingon the interact menu|
|Export Menu||Lets you export the current room, which can be looked at via the Show House before being uploaded so others can visit it with Moon gates.|
|Hide Interface||interface returns after a key is pressed|
|Export Character Sheet|
|Console||opens the console; primarily useful for entering/using Wizard mode|
The console is opened withand provides minimal functionality and usefulness to the player.
Commands are entered by typing them in the prompt and pressing enter. Note that the console doesn't auto scroll and all information is placed at the bottom of the page.
|Show Character Information||lists which characters have been spawned|
|Show PC Equipment||lists the PC's current equipped items and their values|
|Show PC Inventory||lists the items in the PC's possession|
|Delete Current Log|| |
|List all quests|| |
|List all clients|| ||lists potential quest givers/receivers|
|List all locations|| ||show locations and their respective Location IDs.|
|Leave current show-room|| |
|Make NPCs hostile|| ||bugfixing command; makes all NPCs hostile|
|Remove all adventurers|| ||bugfixing command|
|Enable Freemove|| ||bugfixing command|
|Wizard Mode|| ||see below|
Wizard mode is a cheat mode and your character is ineligible for gene transference if it is activated (you cannot continue playing with an heir). If you just want to try something out, you can enter wizard mode, try it out, then press to quit the game without saving; starting up the game again will start you out at the last point you saved, minus wizard mode.
|Gain All Spells|| ||grants every spell to the player (casting them is another matter)|
|Gain All Special Actions|| ||grants every special action to the player|
|Gain One Billion Exp|| ||player is granted 1,000,000,000 exp (enough to take a level 1 character to around level 85)|
|Gain Fame|| ||player is given some fame|
|Display All Items In/On Map|| |
|Save||Saves your game.|
|Reload||Reloads your game.|
|Wish||Opens the wishing dialogue box.|
|Advance Clock One Hour||Advances the day/night clock by one hour.|
|Apply/Action, Wide||Use a wide Special Action|
|Journal||If Options > Game Settings > Record is set to "Show" or "Show Max", the journal will also show miscellaneous statistics about the game and the PC, in addition to the vanilla journal function of showing information about quests, salary and taxes.|
While holdingto move, the player will displace NPCs (exception for unique NPCs, like guild bouncers).
|Greater Spell||Cast a Greater Spell|
|Titles||View and toggle Titles|
|Show Factions||showfaction||console command to show Factions information|