LAUNCH DAY FAQ (Including moving over your Beta saves)
After more than two years working on Lifeless Planet, release day is finally upon us! Thank you so much for purchasing this game. I have put so much of myself into what you see here, and I'm so glad it's finally releasing!
I often think it was crazy for me to embark alone on such a huge project, but I've never really been alone. From Kickstarter to Steam, my music composer, voice actors, friends, family and on and on, I've had lots of support along the way. Thank you again for sharing in what has become such a huge part of my life.
HOW TO MOVE OVER YOUR SAVE GAMES FROM THE EARLY ACCESS BETA
By default, the final full release of Lifeless Planet will not access your saved game file from the beta (if you played the game in early access). There have been some minor changes to the story/flow of the game for those early levels, but if you want to pick up where you left off, you can copy over your saved game file from the beta. Here's how to do it (be sure the game is not running while you copy these files).
1. Find your beta saved game directory. By default this is located in:
C:\Users\[Your Username]\AppData\LocalLow\Stage 2 Studios\Lifeless Planet Beta\
2. Copy the two text files in that folder to:
C:\Users\[Your Username]\AppData\LocalLow\Stage 2 Studios\Lifeless Planet\
HOW TO RESET ACHIEVEMENTS
You can also delete your saved game file (see above) if you want to try a clean run at the achievements. You won't lose any achievements you've earned, but you'll be able to start a clean game to try to earn achievements that require success on the "first play-through." I'll probably adjust the achievements to make them not require "first play-through" perfection, but for now this solution is an alternative to going for the tougher achievements.
Lifeless Planet uses an auto-save system for saving game progress. Your progress is always saved at the beginning of every chapter (level), so these are good places to stop and quit the game as you can always safely return to the start of a new level. There area a few other save points in some of the longer chapters. As I write this, there isn't an indicator for where these saves happen. That's obviously an oversight so I'll be adding this feature in a patch and hopefully uploading in the next day or so.
I'm sure I missed a few bugs and issues along the way, so please report them here as you find them and I'll do my best to get these corrected asap. I intend to be as responsive as possible to your feedback. As mostly a one-man team, I've had to focus my efforts on core features and rely on the community for feedback. This is why I went to Early Access, and I will continue to adjust, improve and fix features post-launch as well. During the initial days (and especially during E3) I'm sure I won't be able to respond to every post, but I will be carefully monitoring and reading all the feedback. I've also hired a programmer to assist me in this effort. Thank you in advance for your patience as I try to keep up with the insanity of launch week. =)
Thanks again for playing Lifeless Planet!