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Update #25

Stonehearth Alpha 1 is LIVE!

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Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that our very first playable version of Stonehearth is live! If you backed us at the $30 tier or above, you can download Alpha 1 from your Humble Bundle download page by following the instructions on our devblog, here

As we discussed in our previous update, Alpha 1 is just a basic cut of the game. In it, we flesh out some of the major pieces of our engine: building, crafting, world generation, and mod-ability. We will update both your Humble Bundle Download Pages and Steam Accounts regularly with new builds as we add more features. Follow our progress on the blog, or via our roadmap, and be sure to send us feedback about what you like, what you feel needs to be fixed, and most of all, about where you most want to see the game go as it reaches completion.

The beta forums we mentioned during the Kickstarter campaign are live here, and we can't wait to hang out with you all there in 2014. 

Thank you all so much for your unequivocal support throughout this process. This first release is a major milestone in creating the game we've always dreamed about, and it wouldn't have been possible without all of you. 

-- Tom, Tony, Stephanie, Albert, Chris, and Doug

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      Creator David Jonathon Simpson on March 13

      Please keep us updated

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      Creator Avery Ockomichalak on February 1

      i switched emails i was wondering if you could send me it again on my new email, also can i have a the mac version?

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      Creator James Zawislak on January 19

      Hey I backed them with $30 does that give me access to the game now? If not when will I get it? I'm just curious cause I want to do a LP on my youtube channel

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      Creator Nick Early on January 11

      @scott They've mentioned that windows will be the only supported platform at alpha many times now. they even had mentioned it before they were even funded, if you don't care enough to read anything before launch, it's your fault that you have to search the comments for the answer.

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      Creator Scott Tooker on January 5

      In the future please call out which platforms the alpha is available for and when you expect to have alpha versions available for all platforms.

      As a Mac user, I'm not interested in using VMs to try out pre-release content, and there is nothing in the message above that notes that there is no native alpha available for Mac at this time. Having to search through recent comments to find this information is lame.

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      Creator Jonah Falcon on January 5

      Glad to see the game is progressing. I have no interest in the alpha - I just want the final, bug-free version. :p

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      Creator Brian Engard on January 3

      Having trouble getting the gift code to work for my wife's copy of the game. She's claimed the gift copy on Humble, but it displays as a widget and never actually gives us any kind of code to enter or download link to download from. Is it because she's on a Mac?

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      Creator Steve Adamo on January 1

      @LifesContradict ... no, its not supposed to crash then... but it sounds like an interesting bug, if you can reliably repeat it... :)

      feel free to submit a report at the link mentioned just below!

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      Creator LifesContradict on December 31

      I'm just wondering... Is the game supposed to freeze and/or crash as soon as the day timer ends? :P Seems as soon as night starts the game freezes and/ or crashes on its own at/ around the same time every time.

      I have waited forever for the first playable demo and it's so worth, even if all I can do is restart over and over. Amazing!

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      Creator Radiant Entertainment on December 31

      Hey Everyone! Thanks for the feedback. I think we're starting to get a good handle on what bugs we need to focus on next!

      You can also add bug reports here: http://www.stonehearthguru.com/forums/alpha-beta-testing-nexus/support/bug-reports

      There's also a thread about workarounds here: http://www.stonehearthguru.com/forums/alpha-beta-testing-nexus/helpful-resources/49475-current-workarounds-try-these-if-youre-stuck

      @Saul, no pausing or saving yet

      @Jordan, try checking out our download faq:
      http://www.stonehearthguru.com/forums/alpha-beta-testing-nexus/support/49466-download-stonehearth-alpha1-faq

      @hooby, it's so true, we have a TON of pathfinding bugs.

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      Creator Jacob Kosman on December 31

      Wow, this is pretty impressive for how little time you guys have had. Congrats on a beautiful start. I really have no idea how to control anything, but its a wonderful start. Thanks for making this for us.

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      Creator Funnynin on December 31

      Sorry, just a min after saying that, I realised I hadn't claimed it, it's in my humble download page now, so... yeah.

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      Creator Funnynin on December 31

      whenever you guys are back, the website isn't loading for me, can't download etc.
      would like halp with this

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      Creator Saul Droutman on December 31

      Can you pause

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      Creator Saul Droutman on December 31

      How do you save?

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      Creator michelle kelley on December 31

      Program actually ran fairly smoothly on my machine. Running an ASUS gamers republic.

      1. There is a shadow seam in the lighting sometimes when you rotate.

      2. Ai is understandably kinda dumb right now, I assume the carpenter job is not actually functioning as even though I managed to queue up several builds, he mostly stood around and gazed at the sky, ate, and slept. They wouldn't stockpile much. Once they fetched a load, or built a brick or two, they wandered back to the fire.

      3. A single character would occasionally freeze for awhile until something mysteriously resolved. Then off they go.

      4. After awhile they sort of gave up and started sitting around. They seemed to not want to finish the little house.

      5. Menu was easy to navigate, but the second time I ran the game, the arrow was off by a full selection. For instance if I hovered over dining table, table for one would highlight instead.

      I like the look of the game, I look forward to even more function. :)

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      Creator Katja on December 31

      I already have it in my steam library, can't wait to get home tomorrow and try it out!

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      Creator Jordan Dixon on December 31

      I don't seem to be able to download the game of the humble website.

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      Creator Eli Butcher on December 31

      Nvm, I figured it out... lol

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      Creator Eli Butcher on December 31

      So how do we get the Alpha via Steam instead of Humble??? There was no option for Steam, but it's mentioned in the video, and I"ve seen people mention it in the comments below.

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      Creator Kyle Schleich on December 31

      looks like there will be no doubt of what im going to be doing when i get home from work today!

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      Creator Ryan Eady on December 31

      Would love a Mac version as well!!

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      Creator Ken Mencher on December 31

      I'll add my voice to a request for the Mac version!

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      Creator ThomasN on December 31

      Thank you for not excluding people who do not have steam.

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      Creator hooby on December 31

      On a more serious note: I tried to investigate a bit - and I do believe that things start to go awry exactly the moment when two logs inhabitate the same spot. This tends to happen when the first scaffolding is removed. Someone carries a log to the stockpile and puts it on top of another log, but it falls down into the other log. And that seems to break the A.I.

      Hope that helps. Will do some further tests in time, but gotta go now ;)

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      Creator hooby on December 31

      Oooh how cute.

      But they seem a little confused. Getting stuck while getting stuck, building houses out of berries, and suddenly forgetting what they were about to do... also picking up and dropping, picking up and dropping, picking up an dropping the same logs in the stockpile over and over and over again.

      I believe the berries might be poisonous! :D

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      Creator Rarnd on December 31

      Fantastic game. This is exactly what I was hoping for!

      As you may expect, we need to (as a community) start reporting all those nasty little bugs! For example, as others have said; building a "Simple Room" crashes the game.

      Some animations, such as sitting and sleeping, will pop a couple of times (snap into position, reset, and then "cast" the animation properly).

      Onwards and upwards guys! Thank you so much for this game!

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      Creator Jonathan Moses on December 31

      Just been playing for a few minutes, obviously very early on but I love it! The whole feel is just what I was hoping for.

      Here's to happy testing!

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      Creator Michal Lange on December 31

      Thanks guys for keeping to your promise. The game still does not work for me but an alpha is an alpha I guess.
      HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU!!!

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      Creator Claes Emilsson on December 31

      Love that the game is out! But found a bug. When I do simple room the game crash.

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      Creator Eric Lee on December 31

      Every time I try and build the simple structure my workers get about 80% done then just get stuck mulling about :(

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      Creator SinoSamba <(-'.'-)> on December 31

      Thank you for the alpha. The game is crashing a bit, hope the reporting feature helps for future updates :)

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      Creator Michael Fuchs on December 31

      Any chance you guys could add wasd for camera control in the future? :)

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      Creator Ali on December 31

      Excellent news. How about the mac build now so we can join in on the fun? Any ETAs on that?

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      Creator Aleksandr Opachev on December 31

      hi, how about linux build of alpha1? Win32 version doesn't work in wine :(

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      Creator Alex Schulz on December 31

      @ Jason V: the second key is part of the download page it hould be located under the steam key. it will be labeled as gift key

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      Creator Jason V on December 30

      Sweet! If I pledged for the $45 tier how can I do I retrieve my second key?

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      Creator Damian Brown on December 30

      Saw the e-mail saying the alpha was released while out, and was so excited to play when I got home. But when I went to go redeem my copy and they said I didn't have one, I realized that I backed to low a tier to get to play, haha. Oh well, just got to wait for the release, hope everyone else has fun!

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      Creator Daniel Bezant on December 30

      my carpenter keeps getting stuck then have to restart

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      Creator Adam Rain on December 30

      how and where do we leave feed back for the game? Its beautiful, but keeps crashing.

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      Creator Agust on December 30

      Oh no! I guess I misunderstood...When will the Mac release be?

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      Creator Shawn Adams on December 30

      I'm so excited for you, me, and everyone else who is about to enjoy this.

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      Creator Steve Adamo on December 30

      @Brian ... no save game option yet... ;)

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      Creator Dennis Strothmann on December 30

      U Kept word! awesome thanks!

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      Creator Brian Meyers Jr. on December 30

      So this is kinda a dumb question, how do I save the game if that is possible? I couldn't find an option for it...

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      Creator Preston Monroe Cadle on December 30

      When i started my world and it said to click the bouncing barrel there was no barrel. I tried look for it o the world and on my hud but i couldn't find. do i have to change my resolution?

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      Creator Steve Adamo on December 30

      go Team Radiant!

      *passes out*

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      Creator brandon goo on December 30

      Grats on release. Only sad part is having to wait cause I am a MAC guy. :( O well looking forward to trying it out once it is ready for Mac people to try.

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