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Raft FAQ - READ FIRST! (OLD)
Multiplayer

“Will I have to rent or run a server to play with my friends?”
No, there will be no need for a separate server. The player who starts the game will automatically act as server, and then your friends can connect to you. We are aiming for simplicity and we are trying to make sure no hassle will be required in order to allow everyone to easily play with friends.

"How many players can play multiplayer simultaneously"
The game will be able to host for infinite numbers of players but of course the host computer is the limitation. We have tried with 7-8 people so far. There will also be a balance problem when playing way too many people but it should be doable.

Gameplay

How do I turn my raft?
Right now the only way is to bump into and island and hope it raft turns the correct way.

Will more than one sail make my raft go faster?
No. Your raft will go at the same speed no matter how many sails it has - but you can paddle to go faster.

How can I learn new recipes?
Make a research table and enter ingredients to slowly learn how to make new items. You will get the Antenna and Receiver blueprint as items.

Where can I find metal/copper?
You can find metal and copper as well as sand, clay, stone, scrap, clams, and seaweed around islands under the water.

How can I get glass?
You can get glass by smelting sand in a furnace.

Does adding foundation armor or walls stop the shark from biting my raft?
No. Foundation armor will just make it harder for the shark to break the foundation.

No items are showing up in the water for me, what do I do?
Make sure you are not sailing against the wind and that you do not have an anchor down.

How do I start out without dying?
Best advice is definitely to get a grill, purifier and fishing rod/spear going.

I died! How do I get revived?
You need a friend to pick you up and place you in a bed.

Potential workarounds

Not getting the Aye Aye Captain achievement?
This can be fixed by placing both the sail and anchor in the same session - picking both up and placing them back down should work.

Stuck in the floor when spawning?
This can be fixed by destroying the foundation or entering a chair/bed if its in range of the player, this should move the player into the chair and be free to leave it.

Your raft isn’t moving?
Try facing the sail with the wind, if it still doesn't make any movement then pick up the sail and place it back.

Shark not going for the bait?
Make sure it's out in the open and it's in the sharks path around the raft, the shark should see it and start chewing it.

Extremely distorted or large resolution?
Launch the game in exclusively full screen mode and hit Alt + Enter - this should cascade the game’s window.

Hook not working?
Try switching to another inventory slot and back, this should reset the hook and make it usable again.

Mac/Linux/VR/controller/Console support

“Will Raft release on Mac and/or Linux?”
We are first and foremost focusing on Windows. We would like to support more platforms in the future but due to certain parts of the game making porting more difficult we cannot at this time give any promises.

“Will Raft release on consoles?”
This is also still uncertain. Again, we would of course like to have as many people as possible be able to play Raft, but we cannot say if a console release is going to happen yet.

"Does game support controllers?"
We unfortunately do not have controller support at the moment but maybe in the future. The game is currently best played with mouse and keyboard.

"Will there be VR support?"
We are unfortunatly not planing on adding VR support. It is atleast not on our priority list at the moment.

Other:

“Where are saved games located?”
C:\Users\[Your username]\AppData\LocalLow\Redbeet Interactive\Raft\User\User_[SeamUserID]\World

“Will players who have played or donated on Itch.io receive a free copy of Raft on Steam?”
We very much appreciate all the support and feedback we have gotten from our community, however, playing or donating to the itch prototype will not grant access to the Steam version of Raft.

System requirements

MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 7 or later
Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core or similar
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 500 series or similar
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 3 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows 7 or later
Processor: Intel Core i5 2.6GHz or similar
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 700 series or similar
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 3 GB available space

Supported languages

We’re happy to announce that Raft will support the following languages:
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Polish
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
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Anonymous Helper Sep 19, 2017 @ 1:00pm 
OFFICIAL:

Homepage: http://www.raft-game.com/

Development Blog: http://blog.raft-game.com/

Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/raftsurvivalgame/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RaftSurvivalGame

Redbeet Interactive Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/RedbeetOfficial

Raft Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/raftsurvivagame

Prototype/Demo Download: https://raft.itch.io/raft

Raft Official Discord Server: https://discord.gg/tQCNqQW


UNOFFICIAL:

Raft Wiki: https://raft.gamepedia.com/Raft_Wiki
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Anonymous Helper Sep 23, 2017 @ 8:03am 
Brief history of Redbeet Interactive and how Raft came to be:

http://raft-game.com/presskit.html

Redbeet Interactive

Redbeet Interactive is a very small studio of three people founded in 2017. It is based in Skövde, Sweden and consists of two graphics artists and one programmer who all attended the game design program at Uppsala University, Campus Gotland. The studio is currently developing Raft, which is its first project.

History

Raft started as a student project at Uppsala University, Campus Gotland fall 2016. A group of three students spent around 15 weeks half-time to create a prototype for a survival game set on an endless ocean. Said prototype was released for free on Itch.io December 19th, 2016, right before christmas. While the group was home on christmas break, Raft was starting to get noticed by more and more youtubers and gained a lot of traction on Itch.io.

By the end of May the prototype had been downloaded over 7 million times and was covered by several major youtubers such as Jacksepticeye, Markiplier and FGTeeV. This type of response came as quite the shock to the developers. They quickly decided to keep developing Raft into something bigger and better. With their sights set on a Steam Early Access release in 2018 they met with Scrap Mechanic developers Axolot Games in search for an investor and publisher. With their common passion for survival games both parties felt this was a perfect match and soon after decided to work together. With the support of Axolot Games, the team founded the studio Redbeet Interactive, moved to Skövde and continued the development of Raft.

Further details about the history of Raft development can be found in the Raft Development Bolg[blog.raft-game.com].
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tds_n Oct 6, 2017 @ 1:53am 
there was what language in the game please maiter of the french
Nobos™ Oct 6, 2017 @ 4:16am 
Can I have a key please? I really want to play this game.
Anonymous Helper Oct 6, 2017 @ 4:21am 
Originally posted by Nobos™:
Can I have a key please? I really want to play this game.

Nope. You'll have to buy the game like everyone else when it's released. You can test the free prototype/demo at itch.io though: https://raft.itch.io/raft
Eaglestorm13 Oct 17, 2017 @ 8:13am 
So if you Actually gave money opposed to a getting on itcho free will it entitle you to a key on steam or No?
Anonymous Helper Oct 17, 2017 @ 9:43am 
Originally posted by Eaglestorm13:
So if you Actually gave money opposed to a getting on itcho free will it entitle you to a key on steam or No?

Your question is already answered in the above FAQ. Anything you might have payed on Itch.io is voluntary donation towards development of Raft and will not grand access to Steam version of the game.

“Will players who have played or donated on Itch.io receive a free copy of Raft on Steam?”

We very much appreciate all the support and feedback we have gotten from our community, however, playing or donating to the itch prototype will not grant access to the Steam version of Raft.
Last edited by Anonymous Helper; Oct 19, 2017 @ 5:56am
i played this game and it's awsome! cant wait to get it from steam!
Jebu Nov 4, 2017 @ 4:46pm 
Do you need wifi to play this game?
Anonymous Helper Nov 6, 2017 @ 9:12am 
Originally posted by Jebu33:
Do you need wifi to play this game?

Um, what for? Raft will support both single player and multiplayer. If you want to play online multiplayer/co-op you'll need internet connection obviously but single player should work fine without it.
Last edited by Anonymous Helper; Nov 6, 2017 @ 9:12am
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mrpetrik Nov 11, 2017 @ 6:03am 
can i buy it befor 2018?
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