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Yeah, unfortunately they're all stored on the server, so you can't access them with the server turned off.

Thank you for playing! Unfortunately, while the servers are offline, the world becomes empty. So you can still carve pumpkins and explore the empty space, but no multiplayer features will work.

Happy Halloween!!! Nice pumpkin :D

There is indeed a bug with opening up the Finder on Mac. I have put a workaround in the new version, hope it helps!

Hey, sorry about that - I'll take a look into the issue when I push the next Mac build-out. Planning to have it out soon.
The screenshots are saved there somewhere! I'll let you know when I can confirm the directory.

The cutting is actually manipulating the mesh. I am working on fixing the bugs in the mesh-cutting algorithm, but it is challenging.
The pumpkin files are compressed (for bandwidth) so the files aren't really easy to edit.

Yes, the Mac build was a bit late, but it's out now!

thats a great pumpkin!

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Thanks for the info, it really should have unlocked for you, so this seems to be a rare bug. I'm not sure when the next patch will be, but I'll see if I can get a workaround put into it. Sorry for all the trouble.

Hey really sorry this didn't unlock properly for you.
If you've gotten the golden rod, you should have gotten the achievement.
When you check the fishing journal in your inventory, are any of the fish still blacked out?
Also, you've turned in every single fish in your current inventory?
Also, if your Xbox was disconnected from the internet when you unlocked the achievement, it may not appear until the next time you boot up the game connected to the net?

And yes, unfortunately, if the file is truly bugged, then you may need to overwrite your save, which would suck.
The issue may be able to sorted out with a patch, but it would be a while before that goes live.

Ah, my bad! I think that file might be a bit out of date. Here's the most recent English language file:

2 real

The version should be updated with the Steam Deck fixes now!

Hey, sorry this is happening! If you DM me on the games' Discord I can try and see what's wrong, but I'm a little busy tonight so I might have to do it tomorrow

This game rules

Hey - really sorry to say this, but the server had to come down due to unexpected circumstances. I don't have an ETA for when I can being it back up.

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that's really sweet of you to say! yes, i think ive got a lot of work to do fixing up the errors

Hey, really sorry about this - I'm not sure if I accidentally introduced new errors into the algorithm this year, but it does seem to be happening more than I intended. I can only really recommend starting a new pumpkin if this happens too much, the pumpkin itself might become full of hidden errors. 

thank you! haha i update it every year

It's live now!

It's back!

Thanks for playing! :)

Aiming for 2 weeks before Halloween! Planning to do a lil update

nah its a silly game

send me an email! No problem :)

Did you get the game through one of the giant charity bundles? If so, keys weren't included for those.

Otherwise, I believe there should be an option to redeem the key on the download page.

Hey Matt - I haven't gotten that build to yet, but in the meantime, shoot me an email and I may be able to help:
hello [at]

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This is a known issue now - right now, NPC races with Avery will not function properly with the patch installed. You'll need to remove the patch to make them work again. I'll try and get a fix out for this sometime this week. Sorry for the trouble!

EDIT: This should be fixed in the most recent version of the mod.

Hey! Thanks for the bug report - just to clarify, this is with the mod installed, right?

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I'd recommend using the default server to play with everyone else (this only requires you to install the mod, not set up a server).

If you're certain you want your own server, it can be a little tricky to set up. I am renting a VM on Azure, used SCP to transfer the files, and executed it using SSH. There are probably some tutorials on the internet you can follow for things like Minecraft servers, which may be similar?

If you want to run it locally, you'll just need to launch the server application. You might need to change your firewall settings to allow listening on port 7777. If you're playing with people across the internet (not just a local network) you might also need to set up port forwarding. All of this can be very time-consuming and a bit difficult - it's a bit beyond my scope to help people set this up - I'm not very experienced with this myself. There are some good tutorials out there, but it may be easier if you have a friend familiar with any of this stuff to help talk you through the process.

Sorry it's gotta be so complicated! I don't have the resources to simplify or automate the process for you. Networked games are tricky!

Hey, sorry it's not working for you! The Epic version should work, and that error message is strange because it uses Unity not Unreal.

Can you tell me what operating system you're using? Did you find the "A Short Hike" data folder at this path:
C:\Program Files\Epic Games\AShortHike\AShortHike_Data

The patch is supposed to overwrite certain files, but preserve the existing files from the Epic installation.

Thanks for letting me know, I don't use OSX often, so I wasn't aware of this problem.

The patch only includes files that need to be changed, the rest of them should be preserved, as you found out.

On windows, when you copy a folder into another folder, it doesn't delete anything in the folder, it just replaces any duplicate files - i didn't know that wasn't the case on OSX. Is there any other way around this on OSX? If not, I might have to change the patch to make it easier to install - sorry for the trouble!

If so, shoot me an email, I may be able to help.
hello [at]

Hey! I think the Humble version might be slightly out of date - is that only version you have access to?

thanks for playing!!

The folder structure is slightly different on OSX. You'll need to open up the package and replace the "\Contents" folder with the patch version instead.

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Steam: Use the Betas tab to install the patch. The password is: "ashortmmo2022"

GOG Galaxy:  See this page for help finding the folder. It's probably in "Program Files/GOG Galaxy/Games"

Epic Games: Probably in "Program Files\Epic Games\Games"

Itch App: Use this page to help you find the install location.

Have you tried this?