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==Preordering Overgrowth==
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== Buying Overgrowth ==
  
By pre-ordering Overgrowth, you can do two things:
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Overgrowth can be purchased from [https://www.humblebundle.com/store/overgrowth Humble Bundle] or from [http://store.steampowered.com/app/25000/Overgrowth/ Steam]. You will get both a Steam copy and a Humble Bundle copy regardless of if you get it from Steam or Humble Bundle. If you get it from Humble Bundle you also get the games Receiver and Low Light Combat, two game jam games created by Wolfire.
  
* Access the [http://forums.wolfire.com/viewforum.php?f=13 Secret Preorder Forums] (referred to as SPF)
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If you have difficulties or issues regarding recovering an already purchased game license, or are having issues purchasing the game, you can contact a representative of Wolfire at [mailto:[email protected].com [email protected]wolfire.com]
* Check out the latest alphas
 
  
First of all, you need an account on the forum. If you don't have one already, [http://forums.wolfire.com/ucp.php?mode=register register there]. Then follow the link given in your pre-order email, and type your nickname to get access to the SPF.
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== Accessing the Secret Preorder Forums ==
  
In the SPF, you'll find a sticky named "Unofficial alpha XX, weekly build". You can check that post out to get the link to download the latest Overgrowth alpha.
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After purchase you can gain access Overgrowth's [http://forums.wolfire.com/viewforum.php?f=13 Secret Preorder Forums] (aka SPF). To gain access, follow [http://forums.wolfire.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=16422 this guide].
  
The SPF is also a place where discuss discuss the alpha with others who have preordered the game, speculate about Overgrowth and ask questions to the Wolfire team. Participate and join us in the discussions!
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The SPF is a place where the Overgrowth community can gather to discuss all aspects of the game with others who have purchased the game, as well as ask questions to the Wolfire team. Wolfire also has a public [https://discordapp.com/invite/wCntgVQ Discord server]. Join the conversation!
  
==Downloading Overgrowth==
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== Playing Overgrowth ==
  
After preordering Overgrowth and linking a forum account, access to the [http://forums.wolfire.com/viewforum.php?f=13 Secret Preorder Forum] becomes available. Each week, the alpha build is posted as a stickied topic with a title of the form: "Unofficial Overgrowth a###, weekly build".
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For help controlling your character and learning basic combat commands, see [[Control_Reference#Player_Controls|Player Controls]].
  
There are multiple download options available - a direct download, torrent download, and a "differences" download, which can be used to update a previously installed alpha.
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If you wish to try community-created content for the game, you can visit the Steam workshop, download and install the files manually from the SPF, or use the community created tool [http://blog.wolfire.com/2013/04/Introducing-SUMLauncher-3 SUMLauncher].
  
Additionally, once at least one full alpha installation has been performed, the community-made [http://forums.wolfire.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=14201 SUMLauncher] may be used for updates (requires a Java Runtime Environment)
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== Reporting Issues ==
  
==Running Overgrowth==
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If you encounter any errors, bugs, or other problems while installing or running Overgrowth, you can file a report to the Wolfire team via email at [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]. This way they are made aware of the issue, and can work to find a solution for it.
 
 
Upon opening the game, you will be greeting with a menu screen. There is a side-scrolling list of levels from which to choose. Clicking on a thumbnail causes the level to load. If you need to change settings such as the games resolution or anti-aliasing, please refer to [[Configuring Overgrowth]].
 
 
 
For help controlling your character, see [[Control_Reference#Player_Controls|Player Controls]].
 
 
 
If you wish to try community-created content for the game, you can either get and install the files manually, or use [http://blog.wolfire.com/2013/04/Introducing-SUMLauncher-3 SUMLauncher]
 
 
 
==Reporting Bugs==
 
 
 
Overgrowth is currently in Alpha, and as such, features may be buggy, incomplete, non-functional, or otherwise broken. In order to help with development, you can report bugs to Wolfire via email at [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]
 
  
 
Your email should contain the following:
 
Your email should contain the following:
* The Alpha Version in which the problem was encountered
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* The Overgrowth version in which the problem was encountered
 
* Your system setup (Hardware, OS, etc.)
 
* Your system setup (Hardware, OS, etc.)
 
* A Brief explanation of the problem
 
* A Brief explanation of the problem
 
* Actions performed, step by step, which led up to encountering the problem
 
* Actions performed, step by step, which led up to encountering the problem
 
* Expected and Actual Results
 
* Expected and Actual Results
* Attachments (screenshots, crash reports, etc.)
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* Any helpful Attachments (screenshots, videos, crash reports, etc.)
  
 
Refer to [http://university.utest.com/writing-quality-bug-reports-and-utest-etiquette/ this webpage] for tips on how to write a quality bug report.
 
Refer to [http://university.utest.com/writing-quality-bug-reports-and-utest-etiquette/ this webpage] for tips on how to write a quality bug report.

Latest revision as of 14:59, 10 January 2018

Buying Overgrowth

Overgrowth can be purchased from Humble Bundle or from Steam. You will get both a Steam copy and a Humble Bundle copy regardless of if you get it from Steam or Humble Bundle. If you get it from Humble Bundle you also get the games Receiver and Low Light Combat, two game jam games created by Wolfire.

If you have difficulties or issues regarding recovering an already purchased game license, or are having issues purchasing the game, you can contact a representative of Wolfire at [email protected]

Accessing the Secret Preorder Forums

After purchase you can gain access Overgrowth's Secret Preorder Forums (aka SPF). To gain access, follow this guide.

The SPF is a place where the Overgrowth community can gather to discuss all aspects of the game with others who have purchased the game, as well as ask questions to the Wolfire team. Wolfire also has a public Discord server. Join the conversation!

Playing Overgrowth

For help controlling your character and learning basic combat commands, see Player Controls.

If you wish to try community-created content for the game, you can visit the Steam workshop, download and install the files manually from the SPF, or use the community created tool SUMLauncher.

Reporting Issues

If you encounter any errors, bugs, or other problems while installing or running Overgrowth, you can file a report to the Wolfire team via email at [email protected]. This way they are made aware of the issue, and can work to find a solution for it.

Your email should contain the following:

  • The Overgrowth version in which the problem was encountered
  • Your system setup (Hardware, OS, etc.)
  • A Brief explanation of the problem
  • Actions performed, step by step, which led up to encountering the problem
  • Expected and Actual Results
  • Any helpful Attachments (screenshots, videos, crash reports, etc.)

Refer to this webpage for tips on how to write a quality bug report.