How to Control

General movement:

A left click on the ground will get your character to move to that location. Double click on an NPC and you will automatically move to him. To move from map to map, simply move your character to the shining circles on the floor.

Movement on the Minimap:

Left clicking on the minimap moves your character. You can use this to easily move from one end of the map to the other. Your own position is marked with a sword, the tip of which indicates your line of vision. Red circles with a border display the map exits and a red circle without a border is your chosen destination. Purple squares show you the whereabouts of the NPCs. Blue circles are time-spaces that are yet to be completed, completed ones will be marked with a green circle. Light green circles with a dark green centre are map bosses. Don't get too close to them when you are alone!

Primary attack:

Double click on a monster or press the [space bar] to attack it with your main weapon.

Secondary Attack:

Click the right and left mouse button simultaneously while the cursor is on the opponent, or press [Z] when you have selected the opponent, to attack with your secondary weapon.


Zoom in and out by moving your scroll wheel. If you click on your scroll wheel, you can reset the camera perspective.

Screen rotation:

Hold down the right mouse button and move the mouse in a direction to change perspectives.

NosTale keyboard layout

Character controls

[Space]Select next monster and attack using your primary attack
[Z]Select next monster and attack using your secondary attack
[F6]Select next player
[F7]Select next NPC
[F8]Select next monster
[C]Character sits down and takes a rest or stands up again
[X]/[;]Pick up items that are lying on the ground
[Tab]Switch between the 1st and 2nd skill bars
[1-0], [Q],[W],[E], [R],[T]Use items or skills that are located in the skill bar
[Arrow keys]Turn your character


[P]Open character information
[K]Open skill info
[I]Open inventory
[O]/[U]Show quest information
[L]Show Miniland information
[N]Open messenger/friends list
[M]Show world map
[F12]Open game guide/help
[V]Shows or hides player, NPC, monster and item names
[Ctrl]+[Z]Hides the entire interface (for screenshots)
[Print Screen]This button allows you to take a screenshot, which can then be found in the NosTale folder under GameCapture (normally: C:ProgrammesNosTaleGameCapture)
[Esc]Closes the current window (apart from NosMall and Game Guide)
[Enter]Confirms requests (e.g. exchange requests), opens chat

NosMate controls

[F1]Control the character without NosMate
[F2]Only control the partner (or just the pet, where no partner is present)
[F3]Only control the pet (when partner is present)
[F4]Control character including NosMate
[F5]Control character including all NosMates (only possible in Miniland and Time-Spaces)
[Ctrl] + [Left-click]Control a specific monster
[A]Send your NosMate to a specific location, any monsters en route to the location will be attacked.
[F]Send your NosMate to a specific location, any monsters en route to the location will not be attacked.
[S]NosMates stop their activities.
[D]NosMates attack the same target as the character


[Alt]+[Enter]Switch between full screen and window mode
[Alt]+[1]Set resolution to 1024 x 768
[Alt]+[2]Set resolution to 1280 x 1024
[Alt]+[3]Set resolution to match the screen
[Alt]+[F4]Close the game
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