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Steam Alpha Testing!

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JoeW    26,250

Hey Everybody,

We are ready to begin testing out the Steam version of Don't Starve!

Keep in mind a few things. This is a brand new version, we expect things to crash. You get to help us figure out what those crashes are, and how we can fix them. YAY!

Hopefully, we won't see anything explode, but that's the fun part right?

Just head into Don't Starve via chrome, choose options and click product keys. You will see a box that will either tell you to grab the key from humble store or it will give you your chrome key, which you can use to claim the steam key.

If you purchased through the Humble Store, just head to your unique Humble Store URL and your codes will be there for you to use!

Let us know how it goes!

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cptCalavera    616

Oh yes :) Will try it out after I get off work in the morning.

Will it in any way interfeer with our chrome saves or anything like that? (probably not but just to make sure)

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KonradosHut    29

And here I was thinking I was special for having the Steam version before everyone else... well, I guess this way is actually better, because everyone gets to have the good stuff!!

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Deviched    10
How do I go about playing this game on steam? Is it that I can now play without browser anymore? I haven't use Steam before, so just asking it..

Bottom left of Steam, there's "+ ADD A GAME...". Click it and "Activate a product of Steam", then put in the Product code given to you in options of the browser version.

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JoeW    26,250
Ahhhh, steam version has placeable buildings! So happy.

Spoiler Alert! ;)

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JoeW    26,250
How do I go about playing this game on steam? Is it that I can now play without browser anymore? I haven't use Steam before, so just asking it..

Yeap! Install steam from here: http://store.steampowered.com/

And once you get that going, follow the directions that Deviched described above and you are good to go!

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JohnMLo    10

Loving the game. Stylish, original, can't stop playing. However is anyone else experience really slow game play with the steam client? Like Wilson running through syrup slow? Running it on a laptop that I play Diablo 3 on with no worries. Just wondering. Thanks.

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seenoevilfoo    10

Well, after installing steam and activating Don't Starve in the steam, when I clicked play, the game would just freeze there. It wouldn't load at all. Any help?

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Deviched    10
Well, after installing steam and activating Don't Starve in the steam, when I clicked play, the game would just freeze there. It wouldn't load at all. Any help?

Happened to me the first time I tried to play. You'll need to end process it and try to play it again.

You may also crash if it's your first time adjusting the options.

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soolar    11

I haven't checked yet, but is there steam cloud support? Like, will save files follow you around and stuff? I tried playing Don't Starve on my laptop at school for a little bit today and was saddened to not have my save data there. I didn't really think I would, but I figured maybe there was some sort of steam cloud equivalent in the chrome apps.

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soolar    11

Oh and as a side note, from what playing I've done so far on the steam version, I haven't had any crashes yet!

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Kevin    992
Now I'm really jealous.:D

Don't worry Fu, you'll probably get your steam mac version some day. It might just take us a while to get to it :)

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Kevin    992
Loving the game. Stylish, original, can't stop playing. However is anyone else experience really slow game play with the steam client? Like Wilson running through syrup slow? Running it on a laptop that I play Diablo 3 on with no worries. Just wondering. Thanks.

Interesting. I wouldn't be surprised if we had some kind of compatibility problem with your particular setup. I have a couple of questions that will help us track down the issue and hopefully fix it:

a) what are your hardware specs?

b) have you played don't starve on chrome? If so, what was the performance like there?

c) is the game consistently slow, or is it more of a stop-and-go kind of slow?

d) if you press backspace while playing, what are the update and render timing numbers in the top right hand corner of the screen?

Thanks! Our goal is to make the game work well for as wide a range of people as possible. DS isn't a particularly taxing game (either CPU or GPU wise), so it's probably just something specific that we need to fix.

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Kevin    992
Well, after installing steam and activating Don't Starve in the steam, when I clicked play, the game would just freeze there. It wouldn't load at all. Any help?

If you were playing early this afternoon, the version on Steam was kinda broken. Does this still happen with the current build?

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Kevin    992
I haven't checked yet, but is there steam cloud support? Like, will save files follow you around and stuff? I tried playing Don't Starve on my laptop at school for a little bit today and was saddened to not have my save data there. I didn't really think I would, but I figured maybe there was some sort of steam cloud equivalent in the chrome apps.

It does support steam cloud. We'd love to have something similar on chrome, but we're going to have to build it ourselves if we add it. Someone mentioned on the forums that it might be possible to use google docs. We'll probably look into that at some point.

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