Spoonfairy Nov 7, 2013 @ 11:59am
Desktop Dungeons FAQ
Tought I would scrap together some questions some of you might have.

Q: Is this game worth buying?
A: Yes! Click the link if you want to try out their prototype from 2010;
http://www.desktopdungeons.net/media/

Q: Special Edition?
A: "Special Edition bonus content: Commemorative building for your Kingdom, extra challenge quests and a unique character class. Just to say thank you to those willing to support us.
The soundtrack by DannyB and Grant Kirkhope through Steam"

Q: What about the DLC?
A: The DLC is only there so you can upgrade from Standard Edition to Special Edition. :)
If you don't want the soundtrack, you can save a tiny bit of money by buying Standard Edition and just adding the Goatperson DLC, this will give you all the gameplay Special Edition has. But you will miss out on that sweet sweet music! :(

Q: When I hit Alt-Enter to go fullscreen, everything stretches.
A: Go to the in-game menu and select Fullscreen there, it'll add borders to keep the aspect ratio.

Q: Where's the Quit button when fullscreen?
A: Seems Alt+F4 or closing the window when windowed mode, is the only way to quit right now. A proper quit button will be added in an upcoming patch.

Q: When I launch the game, it only has a login/pass screen. (Possible Win 8 issue)
A: Click 'Play Now' via the game's Store page. Devs are aware of issue and working on it.

Q: Is there a wiki for this game?
A: Yes, it's on the dev's website. WARNING: Figuring out how to use glyphs, classes etc. is part of the fun. Don't just look everything up.
http://www.qcfdesign.com/wiki/DesktopDungeons/index.php?title=Main_Page

Q: Your FAQ SUCKS! Where can I read an official FAQ with some quality in it?
A: http://www.desktopdungeons.net/test/

Q: How to play without the mouse?
A: Default Keybinding;
Move - Arrowkey, you can move diagonal by pressing two at the same time
Target - Move towards enemy with arrowkey, this wont make you attack
Pickup item - Stand on it + Spacebar, do not have an enemy targeted
Pass on dialogs - Spacebar
Normal attack - Target + Spacebar
Fireball - Target + F
Weytwut - Target + T
Wonafyt - S
Lemmisi - L
Getindare - G
Endiswal - E + Mouseclick
Healthpotion - P
Manapotion - M
Convert item - Drag with mouse to "Convert Icon"
(I don't think you can navigate yourself outside a dungeon with keyboard)



If you can think of any other common question put it in a comment and I will add it!
Last edited by Spoonfairy; Nov 9, 2013 @ 11:00am
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Miktar Nov 7, 2013 @ 12:32pm 
Q: When I hit Alt-Enter to go fullscreen, everything stretches.
A: Go to the in-game menu and select Fullscreen there, it'll add borders to keep the aspect ratio.

Q: Where's the Quit button when fullscreen?
A: Seems Alt+F4 or closing the window when windowed mode, is the only way to quit right now. A proper quit button will be added in an upcoming patch.
Last edited by Miktar; Nov 7, 2013 @ 12:34pm
blizzzilla Nov 7, 2013 @ 12:43pm 
Q: Is there a wiki for this game?
A: Yes, it's on the dev's website. WARNING: Figuring out how to use glyphs, classes etc. is part of the fun. Don't just look everything up.
http://www.qcfdesign.com/wiki/DesktopDungeons/index.php?title=Main_Page
Mobyduck Nov 7, 2013 @ 2:43pm 
Q: Where's the Quit button when fullscreen?
A: Seems Alt+F4 or closing the window when windowed mode, is the only way to quit right now. A proper quit button will be added in an upcoming patch.

That is quite the oversight. I won't hate the game for not having an exit button (or resolution options), but that should be a given in a full fledged release.
joek0 Nov 7, 2013 @ 3:14pm 
The soundtrack is awesome as it was mostly done by Danny B.
Miktar Nov 7, 2013 @ 3:19pm 
Q: When I launch the game, it only has a login/pass screen. (Possible Win 8 issue)
A: Click 'Play Now' via the game's Store page. Devs are aware of issue and working on it.
TWP| SexyPanther Nov 7, 2013 @ 6:41pm 
There is no text for the "enlightenment" power when you mouse over it unlike every other hero/class attribute.
matpuk Nov 8, 2013 @ 6:13am 
Where is Linux support? (:
Miktar Nov 8, 2013 @ 10:07am 
Originally posted by matpuk:
Where is Linux support? (:

Apparently, Desktop Dungeons works with Steam in Wine for Linux. A proper Linux version is planned, as far as I know.
zreese Nov 9, 2013 @ 8:06am 
Is there a list of kayboard controls somewhere? Searched both here and on the wiki, can't find anything. I'm specifically wondering what key converts an item when I'm standing over it, and what key picks up an item when I'm standing over it.
_Naoya_ Nov 9, 2013 @ 10:00am 
Spacebar generally triggers the tile that you stand on, picking up glyphs, reading messages, or using exits/entrances depending on what is below you.

Numbers 1-6 trigger each invetory slot, and each glyph has a special key assigned to them also .
You can use Shift to assign new Hotkeys on glyphs as far as I know, though I don't think they stay permanent.
Don't think there's a conversion button... not sure though.
Last edited by _Naoya_; Nov 9, 2013 @ 10:02am
Spoonfairy Nov 9, 2013 @ 11:00am 
Added some keybindings I know of to the FAQ, if I missed any plz inform me about it
Prezombie Nov 9, 2013 @ 1:57pm 
If I already have a kingdom named x on my online account from the beta, and make a new kingdom in the steam version, what happens if I connect to the cloud? I'd rather not lose either kingdom's progress.
dislekcia!  [developer] Nov 9, 2013 @ 2:06pm 
@Prezombie: You'll be given a prompt as to which one to keep if the game can't decide which is further along in progression. I suggest you go into the game's folder in your Steam directory, search for your saved games and rename your local file to something different.
WarpBrood Nov 10, 2013 @ 10:43am 
Can we record youtube videos of this? Also if we can, can we also monetize those videos?
Prezombie Nov 10, 2013 @ 10:50am 
Originally posted by dislekcia!:
@Prezombie: You'll be given a prompt as to which one to keep if the game can't decide which is further along in progression. I suggest you go into the game's folder in your Steam directory, search for your saved games and rename your local file to something different.

Thanks for having this scenario already planed for!

I would suggest making it possible to rename your kingdoms from the edit your kingdom page. That way you could put a suffix on the end of conflicting kingdoms.
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