When is the next update coming?
This project doesn’t belong to a corporation and doesn’t have any strict schedules. We have zero interest in holding anything back without a reason, neither we will desperately rush anything to a deadline. All the updates are released just as soon as they are ready. This way we assure our mental health and long-term productivity.
Will it come out sooner if I ask the developer directly? Does the developer have a secret release date which he only tells in person?
Does the developer hate those asking these questions all the time?
No. The developer has love for all the human beings and believes in their bright future (in case we somehow survive the climate change).
I’ve lost my download link (or got a new computer). What do I do?
You can login to Humble Bundle using the email you used to purchase the game and find your download links here: https://www.humblebundle.com/home/purchases
How do I update the game?
You can just download it with your link you received after purchasing the game. The latest version is always available at that link. You can copy the new version over the older one keeping the *.save files.
When will I get my Steam/GOG key?
You can find your Steam/GOG key at your humblebundle download link, the same one you used to download the updates.
Will Ostriv support my language?
Most likely – yes. When the game will have at least 90% of its texts ready, new languages support will be implemented either natively or through community translations as third-party modifications (when such will be made possible). At the moment the game is constantly being changed and still lots of texts are to be added.
Can I help with translation?
Yes you can. But not just yet (see previous answer).
Will there be combat in game?
This feature has never been on a roadmap and is very unlikely to be ever implemented. Ostriv focuses on city building, economy and social aspects.
How can I help with development?
The best thing you can do is to provide useful bug reports and feedback (see the next answer to learn how). Also spreading the word can’t do any harm. If you live in Ukraine and looking for payed job in game development please contact me here: email@example.com
How to report bugs?
Please keep in mind that for your report to be actually useful I need an ability to reproduce the bug on my machine.
You can learn more on bug reporting in the file “HOW TO REPORT BUGS.txt” included in your game folder.
When will modding be implemented?
This feature is planned for the latest stages of development when most of the features are ready. I believe the game should first show what it’s trying to be, and only then let others change the way it works. Also this way mods won’t break with every new update.
When I start the game I can only see the UI, everything else is plain color
If you’re running the game on an integrated Intel video card, disabling post processing in options may help solving this problem.
Cursor is invisible in game
The game currently has issues with system control panel settings like cursor trail. Disabling it in Windows control panel may be a workaround.
If you have errors regarding “MSVCP140.dll”
You need to install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017. Here’s the direct link for 32-bit version: https://aka.ms/vs/15/release/vc_redist.x86.exe and here for 64-bit: https://aka.ms/vs/15/release/vc_redist.x64.exe
What technology is behind Ostriv?
The game is completely written in C++17 (Microsoft Visual Studio) without using any third-party game engines. It uses OpenGL for rendering, FMOD for outputting sound, Freetype for fonts, LibPNG for images. Most model assets were done in an in-house editor called kHED.
Transparent *.png logos for your videos can be found here: https://ostrivgame.com/logos.zip