Since information about TWP options and shortcuts is a bit scattered here and there on the web (and in the game), I thought that it would have been useful to bring it all in a single place: this post.
I’m sure that other forumists have more/better information than me, so I have made this post a wikipost , meaning that any subscribed forum user of level “Basic” or higher can edit it to keep it correct and updated!
If you want to make edits that would greatly reorganize the post, I suggest to discuss them in the thread before doing them.
Here we go!
Options in the “Video” section
An X sign in the square means “Yes, I want this”.
Toilet paper over : The toilet paper in some toilets will be shown “over”. It’s a joke option that has no effects on the gameplay.
Annoying in-jokes : The game will include in-jokes and references to past adventure games, in the form of both dialogues and objects. There is a game achievement that can be obtained only if the in-jokes option is switched on.
Main mouse actions
Left mouse click over the background: Move the character there
Left mouse click over an interactive object: Execute the action shown near the cross cursor
Right mouse click : Execute the highlighted verb on the object under the cursor
Mouse wheel : Scroll the inventory items
Middle mouse button : Skip dialogue
Numbers from 1 to 5 : Switch characters
Q - W - E : Open - Pick up - Push
A - S - D : Close - Look at - Pull
Z - X - C : Give - Talk to - Use
Tab : Show hot spots
. (full stop character) : Skip dialogue
ESC key : Skip cutscene
Space : Pause
Ctrl S : Save
Ctrl L : Load
Ctrl O / F5 : Options menu
(on Mac, instead of “Ctrl” it’s “Cmd”)
Options in the Prefs file
The following options can be set only editing the file Prefs.json in any text editor.
You can find the Prefs.json file in the following directory:
- Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Terrible Toybox/Thimbleweed Park
- Windows: AppData\Roaming\Terrible Toybox\Thimbleweed Park
- Linux: ~/.local/share/Terrible Toybox/Thimbleweed Park
Generally, the value “1” means “ON/YES” and value “0” means “OFF/NO”
Can the window be resized when in windowed mode?
Amount of wiggle when mousing over the verbs (0 = none):
Amount of wiggle when mousing over the dialog lines:
Turns on pixel perfect mode (currently not working, see Ron’s note about it):
Number of times to “pop” the inventory when adding an object:
Holding down the TAB key will show you hot spots:
When the verb or dialog is on screen, how transparent is the background (values between 0 and 1):
Alternate location for save files (like dropbox). You have to use /, even on Windows. If you save them in dangerous places, it’s all your fault. Applications that are sandboxed may not allow the saves to this location:
Show the system cursor:
Clicking the right button will skip dialog, but only when you’re in a cut-scene or the cursor is off:
Speed of text (from 0 to 1):
Hide/show the user interface pressing CTRL-U:
When using a controller, lock the cursor to the screen when it scrolls:
Key mapping. You can only use lowercase, as it won’t see the shift key. You can also use numbers without quotes for scan codes. Some international keyboards map keys oddly:
keySelect1: "1" keySelect2: "2" keySelect3: "3" keySelect4: "4" keySelect5: "5" keyOpen: "q" keyClose: "a" keyGiveTo: "z" keyPickup: "w" keyLookAt: "s" keyTalkTo: "x" keyPush: "e" keyPull: "d" keyUse: "c"