I've been using the tutorial but I can't figure out how to access any commands other than to switch rooms. I'm just playing around to learn the program better and I had a coat rack and I want to touch the coat rack. Am I supposed to make a custom command or..?
Sounds like you want a 'verb' here...
Select the object: coat rack,
Select the verb tab,
Add 'touch', then add the message you want.