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Minimum Version: v0.5.2 - Sep. 1, 2013

List of Synekism hotkeys or shortcuts.

Help

Command Action
F1 (hold) This is the most important command to remember. While holding down the help key all tooltips will appear instantly upon hovering over any tooltipped UI elements and tools. Additionally, the tooltips that do appear will also have a lot more information than the regular tooltips. For example, while using a tool, instead of just getting the cost of the current operation you will get a full list of context sensitive steps and options available.

Camera

Camera Walk

Command Action
Mouse Left Click-Drag Hold and drag the mouse around the screen to walk around the terrain.
Double Mouse Left Click Double click on the terrain to center the screen there.
W Walk up.
A Walk left.
S Walk down.
D Walk right.
Up Arrow Walk up.
Left Arrow Walk left.
Down Arrow Walk down.
Right Arrow Walk right.

Camera Rotation

Command Action
Mouse Right Click-Drag Hold and drag the mouse around the screen to rotate the camera.
Shift + W Tilt up.
Shift + A Pan left.
Shift + S Tilt down.
Shift + D Pan right.
Shift + Up Arrow Tilt up.
Shift + Left Arrow Pan left.
Shift + Down Arrow Tilt down.
Shift + Right Arrow Pan right.
Ctrl + Space Jump to top view at current zoom.
Ctrl + Up Arrow Set orientation to south.
Ctrl + Left Arrow Set orientation to east.
Ctrl + Down Arrow Set orientation to north.
Ctrl + Right Arrow Set orientation to west.
Alt + Up Arrow Set orientation to south-east.
Alt + Left Arrow Set orientation to north-east.
Alt + Down Arrow Set orientation to north-west.
Alt + Right Arrow Set orientation to south-west.

Camera Zoom

Command Action
Mouse Wheel Scroll forward to zoom in and scroll backward to zoom out.
Page Up Zoom in.
Page Down Zoom out.

Camera Overview (City View)

Command Action
Space Toggle overview mode.
Double Mouse Left Click While in overview, double click somewhere on the map to zoom in to that point. This will disable overview mode.

User Interface

Core

Command Action
Mouse Right Click Bring up the right click menu.
F5 Show or hide the entire user interface.

Main Menu

Command Action
Esc Show or hide the main menu.
F10 Show or hide the main menu.

Speed

Command Action
1 Pause time.
2 Play time at normal speed.
3 Play time at faster speed.

Saving

Command Action
Ctrl + S Save the current city. All save files are stored under \My Documents\Synekism\Saves. For now, there are only 5 save slots.

Performance

Command Action
P Show or hide all buildings. The buildings will still exist (they won't explode or anything). This will just not draw the buildings so you can see behind them or have higher frame rates.

Tool Set

Road Tool

Command Action
Mouse Left Click Set the start and end points of a road segment.
Mouse Right Click Cancel current road placement.
Ctrl (hold) Start next road segment upon placement of current new road segment.
Shift (hold) Lock new road segments at 45 degree intervals to the world grid.
G (hold) New road segment lengths lock to 25 meter intervals.
M (hold) New road segments lock to midpoints of existing road segments, in addition to normal locking, and the midpoints on existing road segments are highlighted.

Lot Tool

Command Action
Mouse Left Click Set start and edge points of a lot placement.
Mouse Right Click Cancel current lot placement.
Ctrl (hold) Start next new lot zoning upon successful placement of current new lot zoning.
Shift (hold) Align current lot zoning edge to 45 degree intervals to the world grid.
G (hold) Lot zoning edge lengths lock to 25m intervals.
F (hold) Hold while lot tool is selected to see how lots will fill a closed 4-sided quad and left click to fill it.
M (hold) New road segments lock to midpoints of existing road segments, in addition to normal locking, and the midpoints on existing road segments are highlighted.

Dozer Tool

Command Action
Ctrl (hold) Turn on dezoning in addition to demolition.

Game Modification

Mods

Command Action
Ctrl + T If a valid terrain texture file is present in My Documents/Synekism/Mods named UserTerrainTexture.x where x can be gif, jpg, png, or bmp, this will enable or disable custom terrain textures. As a note, the texture given represents a 10x10km scaled map stretched over the entire terrain.

Cheats

Command Action
F3 + M Add 10,000,000 to your balance.
F3 + V Enable or disable toolset validation. Validation is disabled by default because it is currently very inefficient and inaccurate.
F2 + R Resync road network with its graph. Use this if you come across roads that cannot be selected or deleted.