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Sorry that I wasn't clear! The save data is stored somewhere else entirely - so you could delete the entire directory and redownload the game, and your save should still be there.

That said, it's probably best not to mix and match files from different versions, since it could have weird side effects.

If you download the new EXE, it should automatically pick up your old save data. Note there is one bug (I'm working on) which will cause one treasure chest not to open when using an old save file 

Thank you! :)

Sorry about this! This is an issue from migrating a save file from an older version. If it makes you feel better, there was only coins in the chest! One of the other chests in the world has closed again (also part of this bug) and has the coins you're owed!

I updated the mod for the newly added lines in Version 1.8.

Sorry about this! What platform are you on? What happens when you unzip the file?

Hey, everyone. Really sorry about this! I'm actually releasing an update very soon that includes autosave. Hopefully it should be out sometime this week!

Yes! Mark Sparling sells the soundtrack (+ bonus tracks) on his bandcamp!

https://marksparling.bandcamp.com/album/a-short-hike-original-soundtrack

French and Spanish are coming soon!

Unfortunately, there are issues with the Switch Pro Controller on Unity. If you add the game to Steam as a non-steam game, you might have luck turning on 360 controller emulation.

You need to right click on V2 and select Open from that menu. It will then let you bypass the verification.

Have you tried disconnecting the controller and launching the game? You can use the keyboard to navigate to the controller config screen and set it up there (it doesn't seem to be recognized by the system).

Unfortunately, there are some issues between the Unity Engine and the pro controller. I haven't been able to get it to work myself.

Steam interferes with Nintendo Switch Pro Controller input - so maybe try 2 things:

1. Close Steam before running the game.

2. Add the EXE as a Non-Steam game to Steam and boot through Big Picture mode. If you go to controller settings, you can turn on Switch Pro Controller Configuration, which will trick A Short Hike into think it's an xbox controller.

Hmm, I don't use a Mac often either, so I'm not sure, but I imagine the game will run in the background if you minimize it or unfocus it, which may cause this permission.

Hmm, would you be able to access the logs for me by any chance?

They should be available here: ~/Library/Logs/Unity/Player.log

It might have relevant crash info in it. Note, this file is overridden any time you boot a Unity-engine game.

Hello! Yes, the pixellated effect is intended, although it can be changed in graphic settings under "pixel size"

Hey everyone. Sorry about this, I'm still figuring out this a bit. I created a new version, Catalina_v2, if anyone is willing to try it for me. (I don't have a Mac computer on hand atm)

Thank you for playing!! :) I'm so happy you liked it!!!

Sorry about this! I'll try and watch for this issue if I can!

Hey, sorry about the crash! Could you supply me with this info? 

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Sorry that you encountered a bug! To help me figure out what's going on, here's information that might be useful to me:

1. What operating system are you on? What version?
2. What controller(s) are you playing with?
3. Did the game freeze, soft-lock, or crash?
4. Does the issue happen every time or just sometimes?
5. What is your graphics card?

If the game soft-locked / froze / crashed then there might be useful information in the log file. Usually, the end of the file is where the most useful information is.

Windows: C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\LocalLow\adamgryu\A Short Hike\Player.log
Mac: ~/Library/Logs/Unity/Player.log

Including this info in your report may help me out!

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I've just uploaded a new build, called AShortHike_OSX_v14_Catalina_v2.zip

Would someone with a Catalina machine be kind enough to verify if this works?

Here are the instructions:

  1. Download and unzip the app.
  2. Right click on the app, and select Open.
  3. You'll see a warning dialogue that the developer is unverified (that's me!) and click Open from that dialogue.
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Hey there! Right now, there are compatibility issues with A Short Hike and MacOS Catalina.

I'm working on a fix right now. However, there are workarounds outlined here for the moment:
https://itch.io/t/517191/macos-catalina-compatibility

I'll follow up with a concise workaround guide or a fix as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience.

Sure! You'll need to manually transfer the save data, however. Just copy this file to the same location on your other Mac:

~/Library/Application Support/com.adamgryu.AShortHike/GameSaveNew.mountain

Hi, can you describe in more detail what is happening? Does the game freeze, or not seem to accept any input? Can you get pass "Press Z to Start"

Another thing that may be relevant. A user in another thread mentioned this to me:

"i just extracted the zip using the unarchiver app instead of the default app and it worked just fine. even with the new catalina update"

Perhaps the default unzipper strips the +x flag? It might be easier for some users to use a different unarchiver app to workaround this issue.

Thanks for explaining this! Unfortunately, Apple has made it difficult to distribute apps outside of their ecosystem lately.

Wow, thanks for these detailed stats! Very interesting - sorry the game doesn't perform well at no pixelation for you. I also wasn't aware o the sRGB difference. Thanks for sharing this info! 

Hello! Sorry you're having this problem - I haven't heard of this one before. Any of this info you could provide might help:

1. What operating system are you on? What version?
2. What controller(s) are you playing with?
3. Did the game freeze, soft-lock, or crash?
4. Does the issue happen every time or just sometimes?
5. What graphics card does your computer have?

If the game soft-locked / froze / crashed then there might be useful information in the log file. Usually, the end of the file is where the most useful information is.

Windows: C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\LocalLow\adamgryu\A Short Hike\Player.log
Mac: ~/Library/Logs/Unity/Player.log

Glad to hear it's working! Thanks for sharing. Just out of curiosity, what is the FPS difference between the builds?

Hey, unfortunately, there's no way to do this in game. You'll need to launch the game with a command line argument:
-force-metal

Unfortunately, I can't fully support Catalina at this time. There is a workaround to get it to work, but it requires a bit of technical know-how.

To quote another thread:

1. Double-clicking the app gives the error, "The application "AShortHike.app" can't be opened." Open a terminal window, go to the folder containing AShortHike.app, type "cd AShortHike.app/Contents/MacOS", then "chmod +x AShortHike".

2. Double-clicking the app gives an error that the app can't be opened because MacOS can't verify the developer. Instead, two-finger click on the app, then select Open from the context menu, then Open from the warning dialog.

Apple has made it difficult for developers without Macs themselves to authenticate their apps for their platform.

https://adamgryu.itch.io/a-short-hike

Hello! I think I sent you a support email - did you get it? Here's what I said in it:

Hello Patrick,

To play the game, follow these steps. Let me know if you have any problems with these!

1. Download the game from Itch.io. Click the arrow in the top right corner, click "My Library", and then click the download button.
2. Unzip the ZIP file. If you're on Windows, just right click the ZIP file and select "Extract here."
3. Open the unzipped folder and click on AShortHike.exe to play!

Best,
Adam

Let me know if any of these steps don't work, and I'll do my best to help!

aww thats very cute! thanks for sharing :)

Hey, unfortunately the game won't run on the iPad or iPhone. If you have any desktop computer, Mac or Windows, it should run (although depending on which version of MacOS, you might have a bit of difficulty - see https://itch.io/t/517191/macos-catalina-compatibility).

If you don't have a platform it will work on, you can request a refund here: support@itch.io

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Hey! Sorry there's no save slots at the moment - it's something I've considered for the future.

The date of the file doesn't matter, so you can safely rename GameSaveNew.mountain to something else, and then a new save file will be generated when you launch the game. When you want to restore your old save, just rename the file back and it should work!

Hey! Thank you for asking!
Itch.io is generally really good to creators - they even let us pick our own revenue share! For A Short Hike, 10% of every game goes to Itch.io, which is the lowest I've ever seen!

Hi! Sorry about this issue. There are some compatibility issues with Catalina. There are some workarounds, which you can read here:
https://itch.io/t/517191/macos-catalina-compatibility

The easiest workaround (imo) is to redeem the included Steam key and launch it from there. Let me know if you still are having issues!

Thank you so much for the glowing review!! So glad you liked it :)

Hello David!

Unfortunately, the game does not run on the iPad. If you log into Itch.io from your Windows or Mac computer, you should be able to play it there. If you don't have a computer to run the game on, feel free to request a refund from support@itch.io

Sorry for the hassle!