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Hello and welcome to Astroneer!  We've created a FAQ to cover some of the most common questions about very relevant matters. Do mind that the FAQ does not cover every single common question and the relevance of each question is also a matter of opinion. That said, whatever your question is, it most likely has been asked and answered already. So please before creating a new thread, consider using the search function! This will not only save you time, but also help us to keep the clutter to a minimum which will make it easier for newcomers to find relevant information through the said search function!

[1]:  What is Astroneer?
Astroneer is an exploration based open world game set during a 25th century gold rush where players must explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives in harsh environments for the chance of striking it rich.

[2]: Who is developing Astroneer?
Astroneer is being developed by System Era ( https://systemera.net/ ).

[3]: Where can I play Astroneer?

You can find Astroneer on Steam Early Access  as well as on the Windows 10 store.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/361420/

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/astroneer-game-preview/9nblggh43kzb

 

[4]: How do I get started?

http://astroneer.gamepedia.com/How_To_Play_Guide_For_Astroneer

 

[5]: Why is Astroneer currently not available on PS4?

Unfortunately Sony does not offer an early access platform. Once Astroneer can be labeled a released game, offering it through Sony’s platforms is an option.

 

[6]: What about a GOG release?

The developers have talked to the people over at GOG but due to the current multiplayer set up it will take some time to set up the game on GOG servers.

 

[7]: Is Linux and Mac support being considered?

The developers would love to make Astroneer available to Linux and Mac users, but this requires more time!

 

[8]: What are the hardware requirements?

Minimum Specs: 4 GB RAM X64 Dual Core CPU, 2+ GHz Discrete GPU with 1 GB VRAM

 

Recommended Specs: 8 GB RAM X64 Quad Core CPU, 3+ GHz Discrete GPU with 2 GB VRAM

 

[9]: Are controllers being supported?

Yes, right now support for the Steam and Xbox One/360 controller is available.

 

[10]: Does Astroneer offer a multiplayer?

Currently Astroneer offers a 4 person co-op. Couch co-op is unknown. Play with Steam friends or play with friends on Xbox One and Windows 10. Cross-play between the XBox One and Windows 10 Store version is supported.

You can read more about the future of the multiplayer here: : http://blog.astroneer.space/p/day-1-multiplayer-and-beyond/

 

[11]:  Is a road map available?

https://trello.com/b/UoZgKrd3/astroneer-road-map-planning

 

[12]: Are there hazards in the game?

Yes, there are currently a few hazards in the game that can hurt/kill you or mess with your base. A few toxic plants as well as storms!

 

[13]: How big is the Universe?

Currently there is 1 solar system with 5 planets and 1 moon to explore.

 

[14]: Is there a Wiki?

http://astroneer.gamepedia.com/Astroneer_Wiki

http://orcz.com/Category:Astroneer_Wiki

 

[15]: Can we dig all the way through a planet or build a bridge to another planet?

You can dig all the way to the core of a planet. Currently there’s a height limit, so building to another planet is not an option.

 

[16]: Does gravity change on different planets?

Sure does! It also changes the closer you get to the core of a planet.

 

[17]:Are the planets orbiting in a true orbit?

Not in a true orbit but they do have some orbital mechanics.

 

[18]: How are they making the planets?

The planets are procedurally generated with rules and biomes.

 

[19]: Where do we go to report bugs or give ideas for game content?

http://forum.systemera.net/forum/2-astroneer-bugs-crashes/

http://forum.systemera.net/forum/3-astroneer-feature-requests-ideas/

 

[20] What engine is Astroneer made with?

Astroneer is being developed using the Unreal Engine 4 ( https://www.unrealengine.com/ ).

 

[21]: What is this giant Zebra ball I found?

We have no idea what you are talking about.

 

[22]: Is Astroneer available in my native language?

Astroneer is currently available in:

English

German

Russian

Spanish Latin

Spanish Castilian

Portuguese

French

Chinese Simplified

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Polish

Dutch

Turkish

 

Translations have been done by a 3rd party company and there are currently no plans for a community based translation system.

 

[23]: How do I change the game’s language?

http://forum.systemera.net/topic/435-how-to-change-your-in-game-language/

 

[24]: Where can I learn more about Astroneer?

Astroneer Website: http://astroneer.space/

Official Astroneer Forum: http://forum.systemera.net/

Astroneer Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Astroneer/

Astroneer Discord: discord.gg/astroneer

Astroneer YT: https://www.youtube.com/SystemEra

Astroneer Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ses_dev

Astroneer Twitter: https://twitter.com/astroneergame

Astroneer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astroneergame/

Astroneer Wiki: http://astroneer.gamepedia.com/Astroneer_Wiki

 

 

Credit to @Payno_attention for writing most of this!

Edited by Wyvyrias
Updated FAQ

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Steam and the Windows 10 Store are 2 different platforms. They have nothing in common. The Steam version will support Windows 7 and above.

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4 minutes ago, kswiorek said:

How did people got this game before release?

Well, first there are streamers who were granted keys earlier. That's intentional.
However, Microsoft is kinda doing their own thing with the release on their side, so depending on your timezone it's already possible to access the game through the Xbox One and the Windows 10 Store. This is not exactly intentional and I recommend to wait until you are supposed to be able to purchase/play the game.

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Just now, Wyvyrias said:

Well, first there are streamers who were granted keys earlier. That's intentional.
However, Microsoft is kinda doing their own thing with the release on their side, so depending on your timezone it's already possible to access the game through Xbox One and the Windows 10 Store. This is not exactly intentional and I recommend to wait until you are supposed to be able to purchase/play the game.

ok, thanks

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2 hours ago, thekogamabros said:

Will the game ONLY be available for Windows 10? My computer has all of the needed requirements to run the game, but it is not a Windows 10.

Dude really. You know how to internet right? Without bashing further. Steam, XBOX, Win 10 Store. 

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Is there going to be an interactive capability for those operating on separate  systems (steam , win 10 etc...). such as asking friends that operate on different systems?

Edited by Northstarranger

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Hello,

Is there a way to change the ingame language? Right now it took over my windows but i rather like to play it in English. Cause i have some friends to play with and we talk in English.

Thanks in advance

 

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3 minutes ago, Voske_123 said:

Hello,

Is there a way to change the ingame language? Right now it took over my windows but i rather like to play it in English. Cause i have some friends to play with and we talk in English.

Thanks in advance

 

I second this question :) simple language selection option seems to be missing.

Also, regarding full controller support, please add a layout with the controls to the menu / settings.

Cheers,

Tao

 

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1 minute ago, Tao said:

I second this question :) simple language selection option seems to be missing.

Also, regarding full controller support, please add a layout with the controls to the menu / settings.

Cheers,

Tao

 

want to know as well :). it installed on German, I speak German natively, but I'm weird and want to play it in English :D.

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44 minutes ago, Tao said:

I second this question :) simple language selection option seems to be missing.

Also, regarding full controller support, please add a layout with the controls to the menu / settings.

Cheers,

Tao

 

Same here. I am from Russia but the Russian translaton is very poor right now. 

Question 2: how can I delete an existing save game? 

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saves are located in your AppData/Local/Astro folder

to change the language add something like: 

-culture=en_GB

to steam launching options

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4 hours ago, badmad said:

saves are located in your AppData/Local/Astro folder

to change the language add something like: 

-culture=en_GB

to steam launching options

Most excellent workaround! Thank you very much, I'm now enjoying the game in english :) 

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15 minutes ago, Tao said:

Most excellent workaround! Thank you very much, I'm now enjoying the game in english :) 

In case someone is wondering where to find/set the launch options:

Go to your steam library -> right click game title -> properties -> general tab (should be on this tab by default) -> set launch options. And copy/paste what badmad said: 

-culture=en_GB

Press OK and launch game to play in the english version.

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Quick update: The FAQ will be overhauled soon. Please bear with any lack of crucial information and old information (such as the release date) for now!

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Are there plans to implement further graphical options, such as disabling the motion blur, in the near future?

(It makes me motion sick :()

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32 minutes ago, Grimble said:

I'm playing on XBone. Is there a way to delete saved games?

20 minutes ago, Steffen said:

Hi. Is it possible to do anything on my end to fix the 1 fps or less issue? Xbox version. 

Nothing that we know of aside from waiting for a patch, sorry.

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Hello Systems team,

I just started playing this amazing game and was noticing that it seems that my games are not saving or maybe they are and I just dont know where to find them? Where in the main menu do I access my recent saved games? Thanks for the help in advance. 

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4 hours ago, kswiorek said:

Is there any way to make my own translation, because the polish one is not very good?

Unfortunately, no. Maybe at some point.

40 minutes ago, PapaBear1289 said:

Hello Systems team,

I just started playing this amazing game and was noticing that it seems that my games are not saving or maybe they are and I just dont know where to find them? Where in the main menu do I access my recent saved games? Thanks for the help in advance. 

Be sure to enter your pod or the seat in a rover/truck/shuttle from time to time. This should trigger the save event. If not, please report this as a bug. You can load your saves in the main menu. Just scroll through the pods at the right.

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