Quick reference guide

Commands are listed using the original keyset.
 
Inventory Commands
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‘i’    Inventory list                ‘e’    Equipment list       ‘|’    Quiver list
‘d’    Drop an item               ‘$’    Drop gold
‘w’    Wear/wield                 ‘t’    Take off equipment
‘k’    Ignore/destroy item    ‘K’    Toggle ignoring of items
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Movement Commands
To walk, use the direction keys on your numpad.
To run (much faster), hold down Shift and use the numpad direction keys. If running doesn’t work, try pressing Numlock.
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‘;’    Walk (with pickup)         ‘W’    Walk into a trap
‘.’    Run
‘<‘    Go up staircase            ‘>’    Go down staircase
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Resting Commands
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‘R’    Rest for a period
‘g’    Get objects on floor       ‘,’    Stay still (with pickup)
‘^A’   Do autopickup
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Stealth Commands
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‘S’    Toggle stealth mode
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Alter Commands
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‘c’    Close a door                    ‘T’    Dig a tunnel
‘o’    Open a door or chest       ‘+’    Alter grid
‘_’    Drink/fill from a fountain
‘D’    Disarm a trap or chest
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To alter a grid you can also hold down Ctrl and use the numpad direction keys.
 
Spell and Prayer Commands
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‘m’    Cast a spell                   ‘p’    Project a spell
‘b’    Browse a book              ‘G’    Gain new spells/prayers
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Monster Spell Commands
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‘y’    Use dragon breath attack   ‘V’    Polymorph into a monster 
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Object Manipulation Commands
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‘q’    Quaff a potion             ‘r’    Read a scroll
‘{‘    Inscribe an object         ‘}’    Uninscribe an object
‘E’    Eat some food              ‘F’    Fuel your lantern/torch
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Magical Object Commands
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‘a’    Aim a wand              ‘u’    Use a staff
‘z’    Zap a rod                  ‘A’    Activate an object
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Throwing and Missile Weapons
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‘f’    Fire an item                   ‘v’    Throw an item
‘h’    Fire at nearest target     ”’    Target closest monster
‘*’    Target monster or location
‘(‘    Target friendly player
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Looking Commands
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‘M’    Full dungeon map           ‘L’    Locate player on map
‘l’    Look around                    ‘I’    Observe an item
‘^W’   Full wilderness map
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Message Commands
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‘:’    Enter chat mode                ‘^Z’   Use chat command
‘^D’   Describe object                ‘^F’   Repeat level feeling
‘^O’   Show previous message      ‘^P’   Show previous messages
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Player House Commands
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‘^E’   Buy a house
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To buy or sell a house, press this key outside a house.
To view your own shop inventory, press this key inside a house.
 
Game Status Commands
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‘~’    Check knowledge                ‘P’    Access party menu
‘@’    Display connected players  ‘%’    Display current time
‘C’    Character description
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Saving and Exiting Commands
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‘^X’   Save and quit              ‘Q’    End character & quit
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To end your character you can also press the ‘^C’ key.
 
User pref file commands
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‘=’    Set options
‘”‘    Enter a user pref command 
‘&’    Enter Dungeon Master menu (admin only)
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Help
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‘?’    Help                       ‘/’    Identify monster
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Extra Commands
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‘J’    Steal from a player
‘]’    Display item list              ‘[‘    Display monster list
‘^Q’   Get a quest                ‘^S’   Socials
‘^R’   Redraw the screen       ‘)’    Save screen dump
‘^L’   Center map                  ‘U’    Use an item
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