Keys

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Car Controls

Default key bindings (can be customized)

LEFT MOUSE BUTTON - Throttle

RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON - Brake

MOVE MOUSE LEFT/RIGHT - Steer

S - Shift Up

X - Shift Down

C - Clutch

Q - Handbrake

W - Left View

E - Right View

R - Rear View

B - Horn

G - Flash Headlights

SPACE - Reset Car

L - Speed Limiter

O - Traction Control

I - Ignition

Non-customizable key bindings

3 - turn lights on / off

7 - Left indicator

8 - Right indicator

9 - Hazard lights

0 - Indicators off

In-Race Car Data

F9 - Toggle Tyre Temperatures, *Clutch Temperature & Tyre Surface Loads Display.

F10 - Toggle Damage Display & *Clutch Temperature

F11 - Toggle Live Settings display

F12 - Toggle Pit Instructions (use arrow keys to change pit instructions)

F - Toggle Forces view (force vectors on cars and tyres)

SHIFT+L - Toggle Suspension View overlay

CTRL+SHIFT - If F9-mode is enabled, show tyre surface loads and tyre surface temperatures.


N.B. F9 is also the default key to turn on/off TrackIR. The result of this conflict is that it stops the key from working in LFS. Changing this key assignment in TrackIR software to something else not used by LFS (e.g. NumPad minus) will restore F9 functionality in LFS.

Game Controls

SHIFT+R - Vote to Restart Race

SHIFT+X - Vote to End Race

SHIFT+Q - Vote to Qualify

SHIFT+J - Join Race

SHIFT+P - Enter Garage (aka tele-pit)

SHIFT+S - Join Spectators

SHIFT+O - Options Screen

Views

W - Look Left

E - Look Right

R - Look Behind

TAB - Change View to Next Car (Race Order)

SHIFT+TAB - Change View to Previous Car (Race Order)

HOME - Return View to Own Car

CTRL+TAB - Toggle Race Results

N - Display Names (Off / Connection List / Names Over Cars)

V - Change Camera View

SHIFT+U - Free View / AutoX Editor

SHIFT+F - Turn Off All Screen Info

SHIFT+M - Toggle Mirror On / Off

SHIFT+Z - Toggle Mouse cursor On / Off

SHIFT+F1 - Switch to default driver view

CTRL+SHIFT - If FPS display is enabled, show current time. If show time instead of FPS is chosen, show FPS

5 - Zoom In

6 - Zoom Out

Free View / AutoX Editor

D - Distance measurement tool

CTRL (hold) - multiple object selection

Controller / Sound

< - Less Force (English keyboards)
, - Less Force (extended keyboards)

> - More Force (English keyboards)
. - More Force (extended keyboards)

SHIFT+A - Car sound editor

SHIFT+C - Reinitialize Controllers

SHIFT+G - Auto gear shift On / Off

SHIFT+H - Change horn type

SHIFT+N - Toggle Sound On / Off

SHIFT+W - Re-initialise Sound

SHIFT+K - Next Track

CTRL+C - Clip Mouse to Window

Replay Controls

1 - Watch Replay

2 - Save Replay

F2 - Reduce Replay Speed

F3 - Increase Replay Speed

Space - Pause Replay

. / , - Frame by frame

More replay options pop up when you move your mouse cursor to the bottom of the screen.

Chat Input

T - Open Chat Window

F1-F8 - Customizable Messages

CTRL+F1-F12 - Customizable Messages

ALT+F1-F12 - Customizable Messages

H - Toggle Message History (On/Off)

- - Toggle Block / Unblock All Chat Messages

SHIFT+- - Toggle Block / Unblock All Messages including game messages

CTRL+C - Copy Current Text Selection

CTRL+V - Paste Current Text Selection

CTRL+X - Cut Current Text Selection

UP/DOWN ARROW - Scroll Up / Down

Lobby / Garage

RIGHT MOUSE BTN - Change Value In Steps of 10

Connection List Commands

SS - Send Setup

GREEN S - Save a Setup Sent to You

T - Request Taking Over a Car / Hand Over Your Car

Common

CTRL+RIGHT MOUSE BTN - copy the value of any slider

SHIFT+RIGHT MOUSE BTN - paste the copied slider value

RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON - (on any slider) directly enter a value

CTRL+LEFT MOUSE BTN - (when text dialogue is open) click on the coloured boxes to change the text colour. When the text dialogue is open, the short-cut CTRL+0 (numbers 0-8) can also be used.

Misc

4 - Toggle raceline

P - Pause (Only Single Player)

SHIFT+F5 - Reload current language file (except English)

SHIFT+O - Output car info to RAF folder (in garage)

Graphics

CTRL+S - Save screenshot in LFS-DIR\data\shots

SHIFT+F4 - Switch to windowed mode

SHIFT+F9 - Set screen resolution to 640 x 480 (default, can be customized)

SHIFT+F10 - Set screen resolution to 800 x 600 (default, can be customized)

SHIFT+F11 - Set screen resolution to 1024 x 768 (default, can be customized)

SHIFT+F12 - Set screen resolution to 1280 x 960 (default, can be customized)

LFS World commands in-game

/w COMMAND USERNAME - (eg. /w pb or /w pb johndoeracer)

/ws TRACK CAR COMMAND - (eg. /ws bl1 mrt laps)

pb - personal best on this track with a car

hotlap - (hl) hotlap on this track with a car

wr - world record on this track with a car

laps - (l) laps on this track with a car

tlaps - (tl) total laps

distance - (ds) total distance

win - (1) race wins

second - (2) race seconds

third - (3) race thirds

drags - (dr) total drag races / wins

help - (?) command list and usage

Read more about LFS World SMS-system.

/w msg USERNAME - initiates sending an SMS to another LFS racer

/w txt MESSAGE - adds the text and sends it to the mobile phone