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lee Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:37pm
Steam launch FAQ (SPF/SUMLauncher access now live)
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 or https://www.humblebundle.com/store/keyresender 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 contact@wolfire.com for help

How 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 or humblebundle.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.

How 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 and wait for a reply: there isn't necessarily someone around 24/7.
Last edited by Madd the Sane; Jul 10 @ 12:19pm
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Wolfenstian Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:39pm 
Thanks for this, was going to post something along these lines anyways. Can you include the youtube channel in the OP? http://www.youtube.com/user/WolfireGames Many people might be interested in seeing the patch videos.
lee Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:41pm 
Originally posted by Wolfenstian:
Thanks for this, was going to post something along these lines anyways. Can you include the youtube channel in the OP? http://www.youtube.com/user/WolfireGames Many people might be interested in seeing the patch videos.
Great idea, thanks!
Nish the Missing Champion Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:10pm 
i bought this, but it's something else and it doesnt come up on my current humble bundle account, is there anyway to get a key then?
lee Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:22pm 
Originally posted by Nish Lvl 10 Santa:
i bought this, but it's something else and it doesnt come up on my current humble bundle account, is there anyway to get a key then?
I don't understand the question, what do you mean it's something else?
AngryPixel Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:24pm 
game settings?
lee Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:27pm 
Originally posted by AngryPixel:
game settings?
What about them?
Hosslogic [ATR] Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:33pm 
Originally posted by lee:
Originally posted by AngryPixel:
game settings?
What about them?

I think he wants to know how to change them, or access them.
oLemonbopKillax Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:40pm 
Lee you'l need to go into the config. Or download the SUM launcher from the SECRET preorderer forum wich will give you tons of graphical options. Here: http://wiki.wolfire.com/index.php/How_to_modify_the_game's_configuration
Last edited by oLemonbopKillax; Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:44pm
lee Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:56pm 
Originally posted by Hoss:
Originally posted by lee:
What about them?

I think he wants to know how to change them, or access them.

Ohh, I see. Currently the recommended way is via SUMLauncher, but you need access to the SPF to download it, this is being worked on now. I'll update the above.
Wolfenstian Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:06pm 
Oh I also forgot, many people might be new to overgrowth as a whole so seeing rabbits as the main character might shock them. Maybe add this to the op? http://www.indiedb.com/games/overgrowth/news/why-ninja-rabbits Also this thread needs to be stickied asap.
lee Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:09pm 
Originally posted by Wolfenstian:
Oh I also forgot, many people might be new to overgrowth as a whole so seeing rabbits as the main character might shock them. Maybe add this to the op? http://www.indiedb.com/games/overgrowth/news/why-ninja-rabbits Also this thread needs to be stickied asap.
Good idea.
Lulloser Dec 18, 2013 @ 1:15am 
How to get the SUMLauncher! (Explained)
You have to do this:
"Conversely, if you purchase on Steam directly, you can optionally right click the game and choose "View CD Key". This will let you go to a URL like

www.humblebundle.com/s?key=[your CD key here]

which will grant you access to our secret preorder forum, and let you download the DRM-free version as well!"
There is a Secret Preorder Forum key that you have to use to get access to the Secret Preoder Forum.

Then you can download the sumlauncher here: http://forums.wolfire.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=14201

And then you have to copy the key into the launcher when prompted.

Edit: it seems there is no Option to let you view your CD Key, I think thats just a bug for now.

Edit2: Ok, the devs know about that and are looking into it.
Last edited by Lulloser; Dec 18, 2013 @ 1:35am
lee Dec 18, 2013 @ 3:27am 
CD key access to the SPF should now work, updated with details.
souphak Dec 18, 2013 @ 3:30am 
alright soo i got my key and did a bunch of stuff and when i click on your link to download it says im not authorized... WHAT!
DemonNeko The DemonKnight Dec 18, 2013 @ 3:35am 
at least you got your key still cant find mine ><
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