Please feel free to suggest alterations and additions. These are in no particular order.What's Overgrowth? What can I do in it?
There's an up to date (June 2014, alpha 206) overview in the video on their YouTube page
and there are pretty frequent updates posted to the Wolfire blog[blog.wolfire.com]Why ninja rabbits?Because
Overgrowth is the sequel to Lugaru, amongst other reasons detailed in that article.I don't want blood!
Edit your config file (see below) to include "blood: 0" or edit the settings to turn blood off.I want to know more about the world of Overgrowth.
Check out the comic[www.wolfire.com]
and the Overgrowth factbooks on the Wolfire YouTube channel
.I preordered Overgrowth a long time ago (possibly in a galaxy far, far away) from wolfire.com/humblebundle.com, how do I get my Steam key?
Everybody who has preordered is entitled to a Steam key. Go to your library page at https://www.humblebundle.com/home
and the link to your Overgrowth page is at the bottom under "Overgrowth Alpha", there's a link inside there to get your key. If it's not listed, at the top of the home page, click "Claim past purchases" and see if it's listed there.I don't know my login for humblebundle.com
Go to https://www.humblebundle.com/user/forgot
and provide the email address you used to order it. There are full instructions and a video at http://forums.wolfire.com/viewtopic.php?t=16422
If you no longer have access to the email address you preordered from, please email email@example.com
for helpHow do I access the Secret Preorder Forum?
If you bought on Steam: right click Overgrowth in your Steam library, "View CD key", copy to clipboard. Then go to http://www.humblebundle.com/s?key=YOURCDKEYHERE
(but replace YOURCDKEYHERE with your CD key) to gain access to the Secret Preorder Forum[forums.wolfire.com]
. Otherwise, if you purchased via wolfire.com
see the earlier FAQ above. Here's the official forum thread[forums.wolfire.com]
with a longer version of these instructions.I can't see my CD key in the Steam client!
As of December 2013, there appears to be a bug within Steam on OS X and Linux where this information is not visible; this is a Steam issue. To work around it, you can view your CD key from the Steam client running on Windows, and then use it to generate an SPF key as detailed above.I bought the game on Steam, how do I claim my free copies of Receiver[www.wolfire.com] and Low Light Combat[www.wolfire.com]?
Once you have gained access to the Secret Preorder Forum, you can download your free copies of Receiver[forums.wolfire.com]
and Low Light Combat[forums.wolfire.com]
from these stickied posts.Is there multiplayer?
There is local split-screen multiplayer only, one player on a gamepad, and one on keyboard and mouse. There are no current plans for network multiplayer[www.polygon.com]
.This looks like Lugaru
Overgrowth is the successor to Lugaru, by the same team, Wolfire[www.wolfire.com]
, who were initially responsible for the Humble Bundle[www.humblebundle.com]
, which you may have heard of.How do I access the in-game settings?As Overgrowth is in alpha, the in-game settings menu is one of many things that is under development.
As of alpha 205 there is a functional in-game settings menu. The other way to change settings is via SUMLauncher, which you can download from the Secret Preorder Forum (see below). Alternatively, a config reference[wiki.wolfire.com]
is available.How do I attach items to me?
Hit tab twice to freeze the scene, then hold alt and drag items.Help, I don't know how to ...Here's a full list[wiki.wolfire.com]
of key bindings.Can I use an XBox controller?
Yes, if you edit your config file[wiki.wolfire.com]
or use SUMLauncher there are settings for XBox controllers. You may need to get a third-party driver known as the tattiebogle driver[tattiebogle.net]
for Xbox 360 controllers on OS X. (Alternate version[github.com]
, which is less likely to crash if you have Android File Transfer installed.) Linux has its own open-source drivers, and Microsoft provides drivers for it on Windows.How do I install mods?
The easiest way is via SUMLauncher[blog.wolfire.com]
, which you can download from the Secret Preorder Forum (see below). See below for information about Steam Workshop support. Some mods are not combatible with SUMlauncher right now, such as script mods. So you will need to manually do the installation yourself. Luckly someone was so kinda as to make a videoHow do I use SUMLauncher[forums.wolfire.com] with Steam?
Once you have Overgrowth installed through Steam, a new option should appear in the preferences window of the SUMLauncher.SUMLauncher sits on "Initializing" forever!
Fix for Windows: quit SUMLauncher, go to your My Documents\Wolfire\Overgrowth\SUM OG Utilities\SUMconfig.txt file and change "using_steam" from false to true, save the file and re-run SUMLauncher
This is fixed in the new 3.0.6 version of SUMLauncher.Is there Steam workshop support?
Not yet, there is no firm date for support, but Wolfire have indicated
they'd like to support it.I want to see more about the game before I buy.
Check out the Youtube channel
or the Wolfire blog[blog.wolfire.com]
to see how the game has evolved.What are the minimum system requirements?
As the game is currently in alpha, it is not yet optimized and thus the requirements are quite high; basically if you're on a laptop chances are it won't work. Integrated graphics are not currently able to run it either.
but there's no definitive list - some users report it working on even Intel HD 2000 integrated graphics on laptops. There's an SPF thread[forums.wolfire.com]
that's the basis for this wiki entry[wiki.wolfire.com]
on cards that users have reported as functioning.I found a bug! What should I do?PLEASE REPORT BUGS!
Include steps to reproduce them if at all possible. Please see http://wiki.wolfire.com/index.php/Overgrowth_Alpha_FAQ
for details.I need more help/I want to ask something else.
Pop by the IRC channel[irc]
or use the web client[www.wolfire.com]
to connect. Please be patient
for a reply: there isn't necessarily someone around 24/7.