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Update #42

Legends of Eisenwald Early Access today!

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Hello everyone,

we are very happy to announce that today at 9AM PST (8PM Moscow) we start  Early Access on Steam! We teamed up with the Humble Store (these are the nice people who run Humble Bundle) to distribute Steam keys and also DRM-free version of the game (DRM-free will be available a bit later but very soon). By the way, all of you who backed us or pre-ordered the game will receive BOTH Steam key and DRM-free! 

What's new in the game

We could have written lots of stuff here, but we will just say two things: there is a new scenario Way Home, which is the second scenario of the big campaign, plus there are mounted units! Get your copy and have fun :)

Instructions

  • The email that you provided in the survey (the email for your first or the only copy of the game) will be the email used to redeem the game through the Humble Store. For those of you who have not filled out the survey, you will have to use the email that we have on file from Kickstarter (or Paypal.)
  • As we make new builds, you can use the Humble Store to download the latest versions, up to the final Release version and beyond.  
  • The other digital rewards (PDF artbook, the OST) will all eventually be available for direct download DRM-free via the Humble Store when they are released. 

We chose the Humble Store because it really makes the distribution process for you and us much easier (we actually don't know how we could have handled it ourselves). We looked at many other Kickstarter projects that used Humble Store for distribution and saw that it worked really well. And folks at Humble store were extremely helpful and friendly, we hope you like their distribution service and their store as we came to like it. 

Getting your key

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/keyresender

Humble Store Accounts 

If you don’t already have a Humble Store account, you can create one here: https://www.humblebundle.com/signup This is not required, but could be useful. 

Email Matching (IMPORTANT!) 

If you do already have a Humble Store account, your Humble Store account email MUST be the email for your first or the only copy of the game that you entered in your survey, otherwise you will not be able to add Legends of Eisenwald to your Humble Library.

If your email address has changed

You can change it in the Humble Helper https://www.humblebundle.com/humbler/cs. You can look up the old email address and then change it to the new one!

When will the game be released in full?

The best answer we can give right now is - as soon as we can. As soon as we see the game as ready and when you and our community will consider it ready. There are ways to speed up our development process but they usually require extra resources which we don't have. 

One example here is our translation process. Our game is really story driven and there are a several story lines, so the amount of translation is really significant. In our current version there is no German or French translation of the new, Way Home scenario. We are very grateful to Michael and Philippe who have been taking care of the German and French translation so far, but they have their other jobs and were unable to finish it in time for Early Access launch and we, on the other hand, didn't want to delay this launch because of that. So, we will add these scenarios in German and French later, hopefully soon and we will look for other ways to get future translations done.

Another example is testing. Despite our efforts to create something systematic, it's still a bit irregular. We talked to other teams, for example some of the guys, who did Eador: Master of the Broken World and they highly recommended using companies who do stream lined testing. And again, lack of resources doesn't let us do it, at least yet but we really hope Early Access will help us out in his respect. 

A note about Greenlight

Alexander wrote a blog piece about our experiences on Greenlight, including the overall look at the submission process at Steam. While it's a bit personal, if this is something of interest to you, check it out. 

Thank you!

All of us at Aterdux

Oleg Ryzhikov, Gleb, and 7 more people like this update.

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      Creator AstralWanderer on December 5

      Ah, seems the key was added to another email address. I now have the key page, but no direct download (only a Steam key and gift option). When will LoE be available for direct download from Humble Store?

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      Creator AstralWanderer on December 5

      Just checked with the Humble Store key resender and Eisenwald is not listed (though several other KS projects are). Could you please confirm that you sent it, or PM me if you need more info? Thanks!

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 23

      Vincent, yes, we will send it out as soon as it's done. When we get closer, we will send out a survey to update shipping addresses.

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      Creator slashmastah on October 23

      Will the boxed edition come out as soon as the full game is finished? Thank you.

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      Creator Jonathan Niehof on October 17, 2013

      Aha, now I see it...my key resender email is pretty big these days so I scanned right past, and I got thrown by the fact that it's not auto-claimed (to see it in my account I need to click the link from the key resender email, then click claim...)

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 17, 2013

      Jonathan, no, it's for everyone! Maybe your email address changed? PM me if you don't find it, we will figure it out.

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      Creator Jonathan Niehof on October 16, 2013

      Is this only for those who backed at the beta/$25 level or all? I'm not getting anything Eisenwald from the HB resender (and I'm sure the emails match).

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      Creator Ketil K on October 11, 2013

      I look forward to a new build in desura or humblebundle. I won't use steam even if that means I get my updates after everyone else.

      Other than that, good work, I look forward to the finished game :)

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      Creator Ysegrin on October 10, 2013

      Windows 8 64-bit.

      Intel i7-3770
      8 GB Ram
      Nvidia GTX 660

      If you need more information, let me know. In my previous messages I've posted the bug report I'm getting on launch.

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      Creator Ralph Mazza on October 10, 2013

      After I tried every Shift, Alt, CNTL, TAB, right click, Space, Enter, Esc, pixel hunt combo I could think of, I figured it must be ;-)

      No worries. I saved it not long before.

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 10, 2013

      If it doesn't start at all, it's either antivirus or system services that prevent it from starting. That's been a very common issue reported on Steam forums. What operating system do you have and what are the computers specs?

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      Creator Ysegrin on October 10, 2013

      I tried the antivirus, I'm still unable to get the game to even run. Just letting you guys know :)

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 10, 2013

      Ralph, it's a bug, sorry! We will fix it soon...

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      Creator Ralph Mazza on October 9, 2013

      How do you pass a character's turn in combat?

      I'm in a fight but there's no way for the active character to get to the last opponent to attack him (he's completely surrounded)...so there's no highlighted action for him to take...and I can't figure out how to skip him. I sent him to the bottom of the initiative...but...he's already AT the bottom of the initiative. Currently stuck...he can't attack, and I can't pass.

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 9, 2013

      Maalak, it could be because of the conflict with the Options file you had from Desura install. Go to %appdata% local-eisenwald and delete Options_Game.ini file. that might work. If not, look at the Eisenwald.log file there and let us know what's in there. Maybe Steam forums would be best for that.

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      Creator Maalak on October 9, 2013

      The download is finished, but I'm back to tell that the game is not launching with my W8 64b PC.
      No message is shown when I try to launch the game.

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 9, 2013

      @Maalak, saves from Early Access probably won't be compatible with the final version, at least there is a big chance they won't be.

      @alcaray, yes, Early Access is pretty much beta. This time a more advanced one but still.

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 9, 2013

      Igor, that's in the plans but not done yet!

      Lars, thank you for educating us! I was looking at instructions other KS projects did. Thank God, Humble Store is working :)

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      Creator Lars Ivar Igesund on October 9, 2013

      It isn't a problem to have a different Humble account mail address. Put the kickstarter pledge mail address in the resender box. Then, when clicking the Eisenwald link, there should be a button in the top right saying "Claim this" or similar. If there is no such button, try to be logged in to Humble bundle before clicking the link in the mail. Worked just fine for me at least :)

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      Creator Igor on October 9, 2013

      i cant enter hero name when choosing hero for main campaign, is it supposed to be like that?

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 9, 2013

      Christos, it seems antivirus issue. Can you either try to disable it for a moment or make it somehow "trusted"?

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      Creator Ysegrin on October 9, 2013

      I'm using ESET smart security. The game does not launch at all.

      http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b40/Ambrakas/stack_zpsc9449e6b.jpg

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 9, 2013

      Christos, a picture of the stack of the game would be more helpful. Also, what antivirus do you have installed? At what point does the game crash? At the very beginning?

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      Creator Ysegrin on October 9, 2013

      I'm running Windows 8. Not sure if the screenshot from the bug report is clear enough, though:

      [IMG]http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b40/Ambrakas/bug_report_zps7b2f5355.jpg[/IMG][

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 9, 2013

      p1agm, yup, aware of that, fixing. Steam is much easier by the way to put a new version and fix bugs, there is not approval process, only our judgment :)

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      Creator pin on October 9, 2013

      Launched for me in Win8 no prob.

      In Options the second thing is in Cyrilic characters, even with English as he selected language (after "show hero's path") also next to "turn on cascade battle" is all "Óóáíóéé" kind of stuff.

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 9, 2013

      p1agm, glad to hear, was already preparing for a rescue operation! :)

      Christos, try to launch again? If not, please post your system specs. Windows 8 is actually the most problematic OS at the moment.

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      Creator Ysegrin on October 9, 2013

      I just downloaded the game from Steam; sadly, it won't launch. Anyone else having the same problem?

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      Creator pin on October 9, 2013

      While I was typing up that story it sorted itself out. Downloading now!

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      Creator pin on October 9, 2013

      This is fantastic news, I'm really glad to hear it!

      I got the code from Humble no problem, put it in Steam and it said it was adding it, but there wasn't a game name in the little box, and it isn't in my library. When I tried again, it said "product already owned," but there was no "next" button to click to start the instal and it isn't showing up in my library.

      Sill very excited and wouldn't be able to play for a few hours anyway, hopefully this will ge sorted out on Steam's side asap.

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      Creator alcaray on October 9, 2013

      What does "early access" mean? You say that this is not the "full" release - so is this a demo or a beta or what?

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      Creator Maalak on October 9, 2013

      Arf, too bad.
      I will then only play the first maps, in order to play the french version as soon as it will be released.

      And what about the final version ? Will we be able to continue on it a game started on this pre-release version ?

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 9, 2013

      Nick, that's a good report too! Thank you! :)

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      Creator Nick Hanson on October 9, 2013

      I haven't tried to download anything yet but it added to my Humble Library just fine. :)

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 9, 2013

      Hey Peter, thanks for checking it out and reporting that it works! :)

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      Creator Peter Smith on October 9, 2013

      Yay, as promised the game now appears in my Steam library. Woot!

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 9, 2013

      Maalak, if you start in English, it will be in English. Later on we might be able to change it, but now it's one language per play through.

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      Creator Maalak on October 9, 2013

      Thank you for the key, I will try your game as soon as possible. :)

      Just a question about translations : if I start the game in english, will I be able to continue my campaign with the french translation when it will be available ? Same question with the release of the final version ?

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      Creator Peter Smith on October 9, 2013

      Yeah it currently comes up as Steam Sub and some number. Hope we can re-consume the key later!

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 9, 2013

      It will show automatically.

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      Creator Igor on October 9, 2013

      will it be shown in my account automatically or should i activate the key again?

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      Creator Aterdux Entertainment on October 9, 2013

      Igor, thank you for testing it! Please wait another 40 minutes, that's when the game will be unlocked on Steam.

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      Creator Igor on October 9, 2013

      i've activated steam key, but there is no new game on my games library list.
      something doesnt work right please look into it.

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