Submitted by: David K.
Tips for Beginners:
Written by Yocandy4
-=The Downright Basics=-
I mean the first thing you need to know is how to move, jump, and access
Well first off you can use SAWD to move aka the keys W,A,S, and D but
calling it SAWD
just sound cooler. Second off you need to jump, all you need to do to do
that is to press
the key in the middle of the bottom row of your keyboard. Yes Ladies and
infamous spacebar key. Now, all you have to do to sprint is hold down the
shift key and
press one of the SAWD keys to sprint in that direction. Next, is accessing
All you need to do is press the I key the access the inventory. To navigate
the hot bar
you can use your number keys and mouse wheel. There you have it the down right
the controls in Scrap Mechanic.
Now, however, you need to know how to build, it is one of the most
important things in
Scrap Mechanic. If you are building with blocks all you need to do is get
them out of
your inventory, then hover over the place where you want to put them, and
click the left
mouse button. You can put blocks on the ground, on the lift, or on a
creation. If you
want to change the direction a block is going just press the Q key. To
just hover over the block you want to remove and click the right mouse
button. If you
want to place or remove multiple blocks just drag over the highlighted
block and it
will make more blocks be removed or placed.
Now, you may be wondering what some of the the tools do, but there is no
need to wonder
any longer I will tell you what the some of the most important tools do.
The first one
that is one of the most important tools, is the lift. The lift is well a
allows you to build creations on it and save them, move them, raise and
and turn them around. It also allows you to access creations from the
can move any creation with the lift unless it is attached to the ground.
hover over it with the lift it should go white in color and then all you
have to do
is click on it and drag your mouse to move it. If you want to change the
the creation on the lift you just need to press the q key. If you need to
lower a creation on the lift just point you cursor at the lift and press
the up and
down keys on your keyboard. To remove a lift or any other tool just hold
down the right
mouse button and wait for the circle to complete and it will remove the
lift. If you
put one block on one part of the lift you have to attach all other blocks
to that block.
The only things you can put more than one of at the same time are blocks
But now it is time for another one of the most important tools in Scrap
connector. It is a really easy tool. In order for the connector tool to
work it needs
something that it can connect like a switch or an engine. Once you have one
things get the tool out hover over the switch there should be a circle in
of it. Press and hold the left click button and drag it to the thing you
want to connect
it too. The things you want to connect have to be on the same structure.
function it serves is changing the direction of something. For example if
you have a
bearing attached to an engine you can hover over the bearing and right
click and it
will change the direction the bearing turns, and it does the same thing for
else connected to a bearing. Two tools down a couple more to go.
Next, is the welding tool, or welder. All you have to do is hover over a
the left mouse button, and drag it to another block and let go. The welder
pick up all the blocks that are attached to the block you got. With this
tool also if
you press q it will change the direction of the way your creation is
tip if you weld a creation to a three block tall tower that is attached to
it will reduce lag. Only one more tool I will explain.
Last tool is the paint tool. This tool allows you to paint almost anything.
have to do is select your color from the color menu that you can access by
q, and then hover over what you want to paint and click the left mouse
Another useful thing to note is that the tool can paint multiple blocks by
holding down on the left mouse button and dragging over the blocks you want
That’s it for the tools, hope you found this part useful.
-=Tips and Tricks=-
This are just some useful tips.
* The square that is the limit for how many blocks you can put down is 16
on every side.
* The path light block does actually give off light.
* When painting with the same color of paint may look different on
* You can only have as many switches as their is space in your hot
* Learn how to use logic blocks if you have not already they are very
How to Enable Cheats (Survival Mode):
Written by Tenderling
Open “Scrap Mechanic\Survival\Scripts\game\SurvivalGame.lua” with
Go to 84 line and change “if g_survival then” to “if true
/ammo “Give ammo (default 40)”
/spudgun “Give the spudgun”
/gatling “Give the potato gatling gun”
/shotgun “Give the fries shotgun”
/sunshake “Give 1 sunshake”
/baguette “Give 1 revival baguette”
/keycard “Give 1 keycard”
/powercore “Give 1 powercore”
/components “Give components
/glowsticks “Give components
/tumble “Set tumble state”
/god “Mechanic characters will take no damage”
/respawn “Respawn at last bed (or at the crash site)”
/encrypt “Restrict interactions in all warehouses”
/decrypt “Unrestrict interactions in all warehouses”
/limited “Use the limited inventory”
/unlimited “Use the unlimited inventory”
/ambush “Starts a ‘random’ encounter”
/recreate “Recreate world”
/timeofday “Sets the time of the day as a fraction (0.5=mid
/timeprogress “Enables or disables time progress”
/day “Disable time progression and set time to daytime”
/spawn “Spawn a unit: ‘woc’, ‘tapebot’, ‘totebot’,
/harvestable “Create a harvestable: ‘tree’, ‘stone'”
/cleardebug “Clear debug draw objects”
/export “Exports blueprint
/import “Imports blueprint
/starterkit “Spawn a starter kit”
/mechanicstartkit”Spawn a starter kit for starting at mechanic
/pipekit “Spawn a pipe kit”
/foodkit “Spawn a food kit”
/seedkit “Spawn a seed kit”
/die “Kill the player”
/sethp “Set player hp value”
/setwater “Set player water value”
/setfood “Set player food value”
/aggroall “All hostile units will be made aware of the player’s
/goto “Teleport to predefined position”
/raid “Start a level raid at
player position at wave in hours.”
/stopraid “Cancel all incoming raids”
/disableraids “Disable raids if true”
/camera “Spawn a SplineCamera tool”
/printglobals “Print all global lua variables”
/clearpathnodes “Clear all path nodes in overworld”
/enablepathpotatoes “Creates path nodes at potato hits in overworld
and links to previous node”
How to Enable Developer Mode and Access the Developer World:
Written by trapezoidpitch
* Read first
* While in developer mode, do not load any other worlds.
* To remove developer mode, right-click Scrap Mechanic in your steam
library, then press:
* Properties -> Local files -> Verify integrity of game files
-=How to Enable Developer Mode=-
Right-click Scrap Mechanic and press:
* Properties -> Local files -> Browse local files
* Then navigate to the folder:
Open the file named
“SurvivalGame.lua” inside of a text editor.
Navigate to line 25 and paste the
following on a new line:
self.sv.saved.data.dev = true
* Now save the file.
* Developer Mode should now be enabled.
-=How to Access the Developer World=-
Follow the How to enable Developer Mode section first.
Once finished, open Scrap Mechanic and create a new survival world.
When it finishes loading, you should be in the developer world.
If you would like to have a creative menu, use the command