Overgrowth FAQ

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Overgrowth is running slow on my computer

The Overgrowth alpha is currently set to use the maximum graphics settings, even if this is grossly inappropriate for your computer. There is not currently any UI available to change this, so you will need to edit the config.txt file. On Windows, this is located in the Data directory, which is found in the same directory as the Overgrowth executable. On Mac, you will need to right click the Overgrowth application and choose show package contents. It is then located in the Data folder found in the Contents/Mac OS folder.

Change the following values to these new ones:

screenwidth:	800
screenheight:	600
multisample:	4
anisotropy:	4
texture_reduce:	1

If it's still running slow, try this:

screenwidth:	640
screenheight:	480
multisample:	0
anisotropy:	0
texture_reduce:	2

I get the following error on startup on Windows

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.

Please install the Visual Studio 2005 C++ runtime. You can get it from this URL: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=200b2fd9-ae1a-4a14-984d-389c36f85647&displaylang=en