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==Ordering Overgrowth==
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== Buying Overgrowth ==
  
After ordering Overgrowth on [http://store.steampowered.com/app/25000/Overgrowth/ Steam], through [https://www.humblebundle.com/store/overgrowth Humble Bundle], or through [http://www.wolfire.com/overgrowth/preorder Wolfire]directly, you can access it on all platfoms, with or without DRM. Further, after purchase, you gain access Overgrowth's [http://forums.wolfire.com/viewforum.php?f=13 Secret Preorder Forums] (referred to as SPF). In order to read and post to the SPF, you will need to [http://forums.wolfire.com/ucp.php?mode=register register create] or log into a [http://forums.wolfire.com/ Wolfire forum] account. Then, following the link given in your pre-order email, and type your forum account nickname to get access to the SPF.
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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.
  
Steam users can follow this [http://forums.wolfire.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=16422 guide] for getting access to the 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]
  
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== Accessing the Secret Preorder Forums ==
  
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 dedicated [https://discordapp.com/invite/wCntgVQ Discord server]. Join in the conversation!
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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].
  
==Downloading Overgrowth==
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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!
  
After purchasing Overgrowth and linking a forum account, access to the [http://forums.wolfire.com/viewforum.php?f=13 Secret Preorder Forum] becomes available.
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== Playing Overgrowth ==
 
 
On the SPF, 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.
 
 
 
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)
 
 
 
==Running Overgrowth==
 
 
 
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. Most settings for Overgrowth can be changed within the game's "Settings" menu; to change other settings, see [[Configuring Overgrowth]].
 
  
 
For help controlling your character and learning basic combat commands, see [[Control_Reference#Player_Controls|Player Controls]].
 
For help controlling your character and learning basic combat commands, see [[Control_Reference#Player_Controls|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, the [http://blog.wolfire.com/2013/04/Introducing-SUMLauncher-3 SUMLauncher].
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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].
  
==Reporting Bugs==
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== Reporting Issues ==
  
In order to help develop patches, fixes, and improvements, you can report bugs to Wolfire via email at [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]
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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.
  
 
Your email should contain the following:
 
Your email should contain the following:
* The Overgrowth 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
* Helpful Attachments (screenshots, videos, 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.