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Alpha Users Manifesto

mikelaurencemikelaurence New York CityPosts: 5,366Member, Administrator
edited May 2012 in General
Beta Download Link

How to play

* Move with the ASDW keys
* Toggle your jetpack with the 'j' key
* Select your active item by clicking on it in the hotbar or by pressing the corresponding number key
* Bring down your inventory by pressing 'i'. You can drag items between inventory and hotbar. There are pages indicated by the dots below the items.
* The second tab in your inventory is crafting; click on an item to craft it (if you have the necessary ingredients).
* Dig by moving the cursor over nearby blocks and either hold the mouse button or spacebar. You should have a pickaxe selected to dig.
* Place items by selecting them and clicking on screen
* Hit 't' to bring up the console, where you can chat or type commands

Special commands

* /randomize - change your appearance
* /die - suicide

Things to keep in mind

* There will be bugs, crashes, lag, server troubles, and all that good stuff. Don't freak out.
* Everything is in flux, but your worlds will be safe, don't worry.
* The worlds aren't very dynamic yet - think "Minecraft Alpha". Quests, monsters, and all that will come later.
* Lag occasionally gets worse than it should - it usually goes back to normal in a bit
* There's no way to regain health at the moment, except for dying... but there's no penalty for dying yet. So don't fret :)
* Pipes and machines don't do anything yet

Things to do

* Have fun! :D
* Check for updates whenever you start the game... auto-updating isn't working at the moment
* Please submit crash reports the next time you run the app, we'll take a look.
* If you find a bug, first check existing bugs to see if it already has been mentioned: If not, start a new discussion in the "bugs" category.
* General feedback in the forums is also much appreciated, of course! Start a new discussion in the "feedback" category.

Known issues

* The combination of Snow Leopard and certain Mac models can cause weird visual artifacts
* Liquid sometimes stops moving; logging out and then back in will usually make it work again
* Sometimes when you place a block it will disappear then reappear a second or two later (lag issue)
* Crafting icons don't always update properly based on if you can craft an item or not
* Sometimes death doesn't happen... :)
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  • 4SlotToaster4SlotToaster Posts: 1,809Member
    yay! is it out??
  • BluesCluesBluesClues Posts: 160Member
    So does this mean ios alpha is soon too?
  • DreezerDreezer Posts: 53Member
    Us mac osx users supposed to get an email?
  • 4SlotToaster4SlotToaster Posts: 1,809Member
    I think so...
  • mikelaurencemikelaurence New York CityPosts: 5,366Member, Administrator
    I'll PM you guys in about 30 minutes :)

    This is only Mac... iOS is a ways out yet, sorry.
  • 4SlotToaster4SlotToaster Posts: 1,809Member
    alright! it will be available in 30 mins, or are you just pming us in 30 mins?
  • DreezerDreezer Posts: 53Member
    I'm guessing once he gives us the pm, we shall gain access to a download or some signup process. Oh and great to hear that :D
  • 4SlotToaster4SlotToaster Posts: 1,809Member
  • XeonPowderXeonPowder Posts: 4Member
    I would love to play with you guys, and see if i want to donate for the kickstarter project
  • 4SlotToaster4SlotToaster Posts: 1,809Member
    I would love to play this game with you too! hopefully you get in...
  • XeonPowderXeonPowder Posts: 4Member
    Hopefully I will get in I just found this amazing game today so I didn't get to signup for beta or alpha hopefully I do get in though
  • ddawg77ddawg77 Posts: 362Member
    Probably will. Don't get your hopes up though!
  • KillerofsheepKillerofsheep Posts: 397Member
    Hey I'm new here and was wondering if you need beta testers for ipod 4 ios 5.0?
  • 4SlotToaster4SlotToaster Posts: 1,809Member
    Hey KOS! :)
  • bparkerbparker Posts: 396Member
    yes hello
  • KillerofsheepKillerofsheep Posts: 397Member
    Hi guys!
  • Nicodemus82Nicodemus82 Posts: 6Member
    I'll be anxiously waiting the iOS beta :)
  • KillerofsheepKillerofsheep Posts: 397Member
    Same... if I get in... if not I'll wait for the release.
  • BluesCluesBluesClues Posts: 160Member
    KoS is here:) i just noticed that
  • ddawg77ddawg77 Posts: 362Member
    KOS YOU MURDERER!!! Lol! Anyways, looking forward to ios alpha as well.
  • flockedflocked Posts: 1Member
    Can't wait to alpha test it and send you my comments :)
  • BluesCluesBluesClues Posts: 160Member
    Welcome good sIr, i presume thee will like ye ol' forum.
  • LeadTheWayLeadTheWay Posts: 2Member
    so when do i get to test it? i signed up pretty early.
  • BluesCluesBluesClues Posts: 160Member
    Mac alpha just started and its exclusive(i think), if you want ios alpha, you have to wait, it isnt out yet.
  • LeadTheWayLeadTheWay Posts: 2Member
    hey, I'm having problems logging in. every time i try, it says it failed.
  • BluesCluesBluesClues Posts: 160Member
    Ask a mac alpha tester or a dev to help you, i am neither.
  • 4SlotToaster4SlotToaster Posts: 1,809Member
    have you registered?
  • DreezerDreezer Posts: 53Member
    Make sure you check for an update as there was an update to the game, and then it let me in.
  • ddawg77ddawg77 Posts: 362Member
    Gonna bring this post to the top. Has sticky been added yet? I would sticky this of I could!
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