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General Discussion / Re: Freeplay Mode Estimate?
« on: March 16, 2018, 10:57:12 PM »
hey it worked for BF3
The AAA games can get away with it more than indie devs due to brand loyalty. Not that we'd ever give you guys a glitchy mess anyway, even if we thought we could get away with it!

General Discussion / Re: Subtitles planned ? OST too for GOG ?
« on: March 16, 2018, 01:23:14 AM »
Subtitles are planned! We need to finish more of the game first.

Bugs / Troubleshooting / Re: New Computer
« on: March 12, 2018, 11:03:14 PM »
All on the assumption that you're a Windows and Steam user:

Yes - the save files are located in this folder; replace [YOUR USER NAME] with, funnily enough, your user name.

C:\Users\[YOUR USER NAME]\AppData\Local\EotU\Saved\SaveGames

Install EotU, then copy everything in that folder to your chosen transportation method (USB drive, email, floppy disk, whatever takes your fancy). Then paste it in the likewise folder on your new computer.

The next update (some weeks off) will include Cloud saves for your Formicarium - so you'll have an account-dependent set of saved games rather than a system-dependent one.

General Discussion / Re: February 2018 Newsletter
« on: March 12, 2018, 09:53:29 PM »
How do we go about submitting our screenshots, i'd love to give a few ;)

I believe the default button on Steam is F12 - if you press that during a game it'll save a screenshot. When you exit the game, a Steam popup will give you the option to upload it to your gallery.

Also shouldn't this be in the news section?

By strict definition yes but hardly anyone goes in there.

General Discussion / Re: Question: Major Update 3
« on: March 12, 2018, 04:35:44 PM »
Unless otherwise stated the major updates will include a Formicarium tier consisting of 2 levels and a Formicarium challenge, a new species and several new enemies. New environments, mechanics etc will be included as part of the major updates.

There isn't a specification that a major update has to include only one species of ant, but we expect 1 and 2 to introduce 1 each. All subject to change

General Discussion / February 2018 Newsletter
« on: March 12, 2018, 03:51:58 PM »
Our February 2018 Empires of the Undergrowth newsletter is up! We go into a little more detail about the upcoming leaf cutter ants and include some juicy screenshots from freeplay mode - and we've included a "road map" for the rest of 2018!

Off Topic / Re: Testing all the options i can do
« on: March 12, 2018, 12:47:13 AM »

Suggestions & Feedback / Re: Possible Future Idea for food gathering
« on: March 11, 2018, 04:25:23 PM »
It's an interesting idea but it does present a lot of technical challenges that probably would not be worth the time investment they'd take. Leaf cutters will have a different method of food harvesting entirely (because they don't eat meat).

General Discussion / Re: 3.1/3.2/Freeplay Mode
« on: March 11, 2018, 04:24:09 PM »
Estimate for Freeplay mode is "a few weeks", estimate for 3rd tier is the summer. I'm afraid I can't be more precise than that - we have 3 developers and 2 of them aren't full time until April, and whenever I make an estimate and it's missed people are going to get upset.

General Discussion / Re: Freeplay Mode Estimate?
« on: March 11, 2018, 04:22:55 PM »
In Dec they said late January, late Jan came along and then they said Feb. Feb came along and then they said March, and here we are on March 11th and can figure out the pattern.

It seems they are completely adamant on not releasing this thing at ALL until it is completely perfect.

We are far from alone in this. Software development is so complex and unpredictable that I take a risk every time I try to estimate it.

Welcome to the Colony / Re: Hello
« on: March 10, 2018, 08:44:01 PM »
Hi Douwe! We look forward to your input. Welcome to the colony!

John is hoping to get the basic form of Freeplay out this month - but that's not definite. We can't be more precise than that, unfortunately - because these things are very difficult to determine and people tend to get upset by missed deadlines.

Welcome to the Colony / Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« on: March 05, 2018, 12:57:36 AM »
Hi and welcome Metallucifer!

The next update will introduce Freeplay mode - a much longer-form mode that we expect each playthrough of to last something in the region of 6-8 hours. Thanks so much for your support :)

Welcome to the Colony / Re: Hello
« on: March 05, 2018, 12:56:06 AM »
Welcome Dionaea, and indeed killerFace, our two Belgian fans! Glad you like the concept - lots more on the way as we proceed with early access!

Bugs / Troubleshooting / Re: Level 2.2 crashing at night
« on: March 05, 2018, 12:26:53 AM »
I've also had issues with 2.2 crashing fairly reliably. It seems to always happen at some point just after the narrator has started speaking, though if it happens the first or second night depends on the playthrough. To me that suggests it is likely a triggered event which is causing the crash.

Do you get an Unreal crash report appearing? If you do it could really help us get to the bottom of the problem. Please follow instructions in this thread to do that.

my computer is a standard Toshiba satellite laptop with a intel drive
Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5340 15.6in Laptop AMD E1-1200 1.4GHz 4GB 320GB DVDRW e core. I repeat that the game runs rather well until I try to play that stage.

I'm sorry you have this problem. Your laptop is below the recommended spec - EotU runs on Unreal Engine 4 which is a modern, powerful engine and needs some oomph behind it to run happily - but as we continue to streamline the game in future updates and make it more efficient, you may well find that your hardware can run things without fault.

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