Key Commands

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General Controls[edit | edit source]

Control name Keys
Control camera W/A/S/D/number keys/arrow keys
Rotate camera Q/E
Zoom camera Z/X
Tilt camera up/down END/HOME
Camera zoom in/out +/- or PAGE UP/PAGE DOWN
Back out of current menu or tool ESC (while tool or menu is open)
Options menu ESC (while no tool or menu is open)
Population information F2
Budget information F3
Approval Rating information F4
Open chat/Region Wall ENTER
Enter/Exit region view BACKSPACE
Screen capture C
Video capture V
Residential zoning tool CTRL + R
Commercial zoning tool CTRL + C
Industrial zoning tool CTRL + I
Unzoning tool CTRL + U
Upgrade road tool R
Bulldoze tool B
Leaderboards L
Achievements  ;

Sandbox Mode Controls[edit | edit source]

Control name Keys
Toggle Fire On/Off ALT + F
Toggle Crime On/Off ALT + C
Toggle Health Issues On/Off ALT + M
Toggle Air Pollution On/Off ALT + A
Toggle Ground Pollution On/Off ALT + P
Toggle Homeless Sims On/Off ALT + H
Add §100,000 to City Budget ALT + W
Toggle Sewage On/Off ALT + S

Data Maps Controls[edit | edit source]

Control name Keys
Population F5
Happiness F6
Land Value F7
Commerce F8
Building Density F9
Residential F10
Commercial F11
Industrial F12
Cycle through Data Maps
(when a menu is open)
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Time Controls[edit | edit source]

Control name Keys
Pause ~
Turtle 1
Llama 2
Cheetah 3

Resource Maps[edit | edit source]

Control name Keys
Water map 4
Coal map 5
Ore map 6
Oil map 7

Menu Controls[edit | edit source]

Control name Keys
Disasters SHIFT + X
Roads SHIFT + R
Power SHIFT + P
Water SHIFT + W
Sewage SHIFT + S
Garbage SHIFT + D
Government SHIFT + G
Fire SHIFT + F
Health SHIFT + H
Police SHIFT + C
Education SHIFT + E
Mass Transit SHIFT + T
Parks SHIFT + U
City Specialization SHIFT + B
Next menu or SubMenu TAB
Previous menu or SubMenu SHIFT + TAB

Road Shortcuts (with Road menu open)[edit | edit source]

Control name Keys
Straight road tool I
Circle road tool O
Curvy road tool U
Rectangle road tool H
Arc road tool J
Upgrade road tool R
Constrain road type SHIFT
Toggle Grid On/Off ALT