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There's some helpful info here and in the comments there's one person who reverse engineered the game and made an exhaustive list of items each god likes https://midboss.fandom.com/wiki/Shrines

This seems to be an issue with some keyboards, unfortunately the only fix at this time is to use a gamepad or a different keyboard.

Nope, sorry. We used to have one but it cost way too much time to keep it updated and make sure nothing would break between versions so we were forced to get rid of it.

You have to host the images somewhere yourself (if I recall correctly on https because itch itself is on https) and then you can edit the HTML for your store page and put something like this in, manually:

<p style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://yourdomain.com/images/cutegif01.gif"></p>

The new version should not be making objects smaller. Could you post two screenshots of the two versions so I can see the difference? It's possible your old version was manually set to a different scaling in the options than the new one.

It's a free update to the original game, as far as itch owners are concerned. :)

Steam keys should now be available and you should be able to claim them from the download page. Please let me know if there's any issues!

Steam keys should now be available and you should be able to claim them from the download page. Please let me know if there's any issues!

Wow thanks! I'm honestly a bit surprised anyone would purchase it again, given puzzle games aren't super replayable. We'll have to keep that mobile port in mind. :) Right now the most mobile version would be the Switch one which is out tomorrow.

General Questions

How do I report crashing bugs?

First, locate the directory Ultra Hat Dimension stores its user files. On Windows type %APPDATA% (with the percent signs) into the address bar at the top of file explorer and open the "Ultra Hat Dimension" folder. On Linux this folder will be under XDG_DATA_HOME, and on Mac under /Library/Application Support in your home.

Send any of the following files which exist in this folder to support@kitsunegames.com, along with a description of the problem and - if possible - instructions to reproduce the issue: "run.log", "crash.log".


Troubleshooting

If the game crashes on startup, please check the technical issues for specific issues that might be affecting you, or follow the instructions here for general troubleshooting, checking to see if your problem has been resolved after each step.

  1. Run the game again if it crashes on startup
  2. Restart your computer
  3. Update your video drivers
  4. Uninstall and reinstall Ultra Hat Dimension entirely
  5. If you have anti-virus installed try whitelisting Ultra Hat Dimension

Technical Issues

Black screen on startup, no crash, but I can hear music

This is probably an issue with your display drivers, please update your display drivers to the most recent version.

I have massive FPS drops

This may be a conflict with third party graphics software, particularly the Razer Cortex software. If you have Razer Cortex software installed disable the FPS counter, or disable or uninstall the software entirely.

The game doesn't start when I run it (no crash)

This may be an issue with your anti-virus software, particularly Avast. If this happens please try the following potential solutions:

  1. Restart the itch.io app
  2. Restart your computer (and the itch.io app)
  3. Close the itch.io app and restart it by right clicking on the shortcut and selecting "Run as administrator"

This may also be caused by an incompatibility in the SATA AHCI controller on Windows 10 systems, particularly those upgraded from an earlier version of Windows. For information on this issue see 'The game doesn't start or crash and it's not my anti-virus' below.

Game crashes on startup using a laptop with an Intel integrated graphics chip and an AMD/Nvidia GPU

Your system may be trying to run Ultra Hat Dimension on your integrated graphics rather than on your GPU. Please follow the guide that matches your GPU (AMD or Nvidia).

Nvidia:

  • Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel by right clicking on your desk top and clicking on "NVIDIA Control Panel".
  • In the default screen that pops up (it should be "manage 3D settings", and the "Program Settings" tab should be automatically selected), under "1. Select a program to customize:" hit the "Add" button.
  • From here, navigate to the folder where you installed Super Bernie World.
  • Select SuperBernieWorld.exe and click open.
  • Then, under "2. Select the preferred graphics processor for this program:" open the drop-down menu and select "High-performance NVIDIA processor".
  • Finally, hit apply in the far bottom right corner.
  • Restart the itch app and/or your computer if necessary.

AMD: (NOTE: The process for AMD GPUs may vary.)

  • Go to Graphics > PowerPlay - Set Plugged In and Battery to Maximum Performance. Click Apply.
  • If applicable to your graphics card, go to Graphics > 3D and move the slider across to Performance so it is set for Optimal Performance. Click Apply.
  • Find the Switchable Graphics tab in your Catalyst Control Center if present, and navigate to the folder where you installed Super Bernie World. Locate SuperBernieWorld.exe, and set it to High Performance. Click Apply.
  • Restart the itch app and/or your computer if necessary.

The game doesn't start or crash and it's not my anti-virus

If you've tried the steps to make Ultra Hat Dimension work with your antivirus and you're running Windows 10, the cause may be a rare incompatibility in some SATA AHCI controllers, especially on systems that were upgraded to Windows 10 from an earlier version.

To fix this follow these steps:

  • Open the Control Panel
  • Open 'Hardware and Sound'
  • Select 'Device Manager' under the 'Devices and Printers' heading
  • Expand the 'IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers' item
  • Select the controller with 'SATA AHCI' in its name. To verify that you've selected the right controller, right-click the controller, select 'Properties', click the 'Driver' tab, and click 'Driver Details'. Verify that iastor.sys (or iastora.sys) is a listed driver, and click OK.
  • From the 'Driver' tab, select 'Update Driver'.
  • Select 'Browse my computer for driver software'.
  • Select 'Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer'.
  • Select 'Standard SATA AHCI Controller'
  • Click 'Next', then 'Close', and then restart your computer.

Sorry, it's not, however if you have access to any PC compatible gamepad you can play the entire game on that

bruh the physics are based on the original SMB for the NES

The game should work on Windows 7, but if it's not your display drivers I have no idea what might be wrong.

Thanks for playing, and thank you for the video! :D

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General Questions

How do I report crashing bugs?
Go to your MidBoss folder, this will be under Documents\MidBoss on Windows. Locate any files called "save.zip", "crash.log", and "crash_unhandled.log". Email these three files to support@kitsunegames.com with a description of the problem. If the problem can be consistently reproduced by reloading the game and taking a certain action, please mention this as well.

Do you have a Discord?
Yes we sure do! Drop by and say hello.

I have a passive bonus from an ability I haven't learned yet
This would be the innate ability of the form you're currently in. Innate abilities apply automatically in that form. They also apply automatically when the form is mastered and equipped to the imp.

How do I import death cards?
There's a few ways to import cards:

  • Drag and drop the image from your browser onto the game (won't work on all system configurations)
  • Right click the image and click 'copy image address' or 'copy image url', then switch back to the game window
  • Download the image to a file, then drag and drop that file onto the game window

What key do I use to throw things?
The Throw ability can be learned by accumulating form experience while in imp form, after learning the ability it can be used like any other ability.

How do I make a shortcut to throw an item?
After learning the Throw ability drag the item onto the item shortcut bar, and a pop up will appear. Selecting "Throw item" will create a throwing shortcut, indicated by the hand icon at the top right of the shortcut.

Troubleshooting

If the game is crashing please check the technical issues for specific issues that might be affecting you, or follow the instructions here for general troubleshooting, checking to see if your problem has been resolved after each step.

  1. Run the game again if it crashes on startup
  2. Restart your computer
  3. Locate MidBoss.exe on your computer. Right click it and select "Create shortcut". Right click "MidBoss.exe - Shortcut" and select properties. Under the Shortcut tab at the end of the Target text box add "-novsync", and run the game via the shortcut. If this does not work, change it to "-nomusic".
  4. Update your video drivers
  5. Uninstall and reinstall MidBoss entirely, removing any files in your Documents\MidBoss folder
  6. If you have anti-virus installed try whitelisting MidBoss or disabling your anti-virus

Technical Issues

Avast Antivirus: crash when starting a new game

This is apparently a new issue (as of November 24th) with Avast Antivirus. We believe specifically it's the File System Shield service. Please whitelist MidBoss and add the Documents\MidBoss folder as an exclusion to the File System Shield service. We will be working with Avast to resolve this issue and provide more detailed whitelisting instructions.

Death cards only show text over flame, game crashes when trying to save

This is probably an issue with your display drivers, especially if your GPU is a Geforce GTX 1070. Please update your display drivers to the most recent version.

Black screen on startup, no crash, but I can hear music and see the version number

This is probably an issue with your display drivers, please update your display drivers to the most recent version.

The game crashes if I click on any menus on the titlescreen, and I am using a Radeon graphics card

Try updating your video drivers, particularly if you're using an AMD Radeon R7 Series / HD 9000 Series card with driver version 18.5.x. Don't forget to restart your computer.

I have massive FPS drops on the main menu which don't go away in game

This may be a conflict with third party graphics software, particularly the Razer Cortex software. If you have Razer Cortex software installed disable the FPS counter, or disable or uninstall the software entirely.

The game doesn't start when I run it (no crash)

This may be an issue with your anti-virus software, particularly Avast. If this happens please try the following potential solutions:

  1. Restart the itch app
  2. Restart your computer (and the itch app)
  3. Close the itch app and restart it by right clicking on the shortcut and selecting "Run as administrator"

This may also be caused by an incompatibility in the SATA AHCI controller on Windows 10 systems, particularly those upgraded from an earlier version of Windows. For information on this issue see 'The game doesn't start or crash and it's not my anti-virus' below.

Game closes suddenly / closes without a crash during or after intro

This is an issue with your anti-virus software, particularly Kaspersky AV. Please check this thread with workarounds specific to this issue and Kaspersky. We are trying to contact Kaspersky to get this issue resolved.

KASPERSKY: Workaround to play without disabling antivirus

The game doesn't start or crash and it's not my anti-virus

If you've tried the steps to make MidBoss work with your antivirus and you're running Windows 10, the cause may be a rare incompatibility in some SATA AHCI controllers, especially on systems that were upgraded to Windows 10 from an earlier version.

To fix this follow these steps:

  • Open the Control Panel
  • Open 'Hardware and Sound'
  • Select 'Device Manager' under the 'Devices and Printers' heading
  • Expand the 'IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers' item
  • Select the controller with 'SATA AHCI' in its name. To verify that you've selected the right controller, right-click the controller, select 'Properties', click the 'Driver' tab, and click 'Driver Details'. Verify that iastor.sys (or iastora.sys) is a listed driver, and click OK.
  • From the 'Driver' tab, select 'Update Driver'.
  • Select 'Browse my computer for driver software'.
  • Select 'Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer'.
  • Select 'Standard SATA AHCI Controller'
  • Click 'Next', then 'Close', and then restart your computer.

Game crashes on load

Please locate the 'crash.log' file and post it in the forum, send it to support@kitsunegames.com, or post it in the support channel of our Discord. User files can be found under Documents\MidBoss on Windows.

Additionally some fixes to common problems can be found below:

The type initializer for 'System.Console' threw an exception. (Ubuntu/Linux)
Please set the TERM environment variable when running the game (export TERM=xterm)

arguments to dbus_type_is_basic() were incorrect (Ubuntu/Linux)
Delete the "lib64/libSDL2-2.0.so.0" file and run the game again to see if your issue is resolved.

I hear music right before the game crashes

This may be an issue with vsync and your GPU, especially on AMD GPUs. Try running the game with the command line option '-novsync' to disable vsync, and leave it off.

To do this right click the game in your library, select 'Properties', then click 'Set launch options'. In the text field put '-novsync' without quotes, then click OK and close.

Unable to load DLL 'soft_oal.dll'
Make sure the file is present in the game directory and verify your files if not. If this doesn't work, try running the game with the -nomusic command line argument.

System.DllNotFoundException: openal32.dll
Try rebooting your system. If this doesn't work, try running the game with the -nomusic command line argument.

System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at System.Linq.Expressions.Compiler.LambdaCompiler.EmitLambdaBody(CompilerScope parent, Boolean inlined, CompilationFlags flags)

This may be an issue with your graphics card drivers if using a Radeon graphics card, particularly AMD Radeon R7 Series / HD 9000 Series with driver version 18.5.x. Update your drivers and restart your computer.

I'm using a laptop with an Intel integrated graphics chip and an AMD/Nvidia GPU
Your system may be trying to run MidBoss on your integrated graphics rather than on your GPU. Please follow the guide that matches your GPU (AMD or Nvidia).

Nvidia:

  • Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel by right clicking on your desk top and clicking on "NVIDIA Control Panel".
  • In the default screen that pops up (it should be "manage 3D settings", and the "Program Settings" tab should be automatically selected), under "1. Select a program to customize:" hit the "Add" button.
  • From here, navigate to the folder where you installed MidBoss.
  • Select MidBoss.exe and click open.
  • Then, under "2. Select the preferred graphics processor for this program:" open the drop-down menu and select "High-performance NVIDIA processor".
  • Finally, hit apply in the far bottom right corner.
  • Restart the itch app and/or your computer if necessary.

AMD:
(NOTE: The process for AMD GPUs may vary.)

  • Go to Graphics > PowerPlay - Set Plugged In and Battery to Maximum Performance. Click Apply.
  • If applicable to your graphics card, go to Graphics > 3D and move the slider across to Performance so it is set for Optimal Performance. Click Apply.
  • Find the Switchable Graphics tab in your Catalyst Control Center if present, and navigate to the folder where you installed MidBoss. Locate MidBoss.exe, and set it to High Performance. Click Apply.
  • Restart the itch app and/or your computer if necessary.

https://eniko.itch.io/midboss

https://eniko.itch.io/superbernieworld

Thanks for letting me know. It might actually be a keyboard issue because I'm getting these reports from people on a variety of platforms.

I've heard people express a desire to turn the music volume down independently of the master volume. That should be available through Audio.Music.Volume

thank you! :D so glad to hear you enjoyed it

Actually, this should now be fixed. Apparently there was a caching issue with the download.

Thanks for the video! :D

Hi! I've actually been keeping up with the speedrunning community around this, because I love speedrunning (as a spectator).

Normally I'd support the speedrunning community like this in a heartbeat but we've already lost a lot of time working on Super Bernie World that we really couldn't afford (we're a very small studio) and so I can't promise that this'll happen any time soon, if ever.

However, I do know that Chounard, another runner of the game, has been poking around the source code, so I'll talk to him and see if he's up for creating a community modded version that allows level warping.

That's for Windows, sorry for the confusion. Is the Mac build still not working for you?

There should be support links in the "Pitch In For Bernie" on the main menu, it's also before the end credits

Unfortunately it uses our proprietary game making framework so releasing it without releasing the framework would be tricky at best

ohhh, thanks for sharing your video with us! :D

thanks I'm very proud of it!

super glad to hear that the game moved you to support bernie, that was the goal! :D

thank you!

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General Questions

How do I report crashing bugs?

Send any of the following files which exist to support@kitsunegames.com "sbw-run.log", "crash.log", and "crash_unhandled.log", along with a description of the problem and - if possible - instructions to reproduce the issue.

Why can't I break blocks?

Because we put this together in a couple weeks and ran out of time to add that feature.

Troubleshooting

If the game crashes on startup, try forcing the game into Direct3D mode by running 'SBW Direct3D mode.bat'. If that fails please check the technical issues for specific issues that might be affecting you, or follow the instructions here for general troubleshooting, checking to see if your problem has been resolved after each step.

  1. Run the game again if it crashes on startup
  2. Restart your computer
  3. Update your video drivers
  4. Uninstall and reinstall Super Bernie World entirely
  5. If you have anti-virus installed try whitelisting Super Bernie World

Technical Issues

For most of these issues, first try forcing the game into Direct3D mode by running 'SBW Direct3D mode.bat'.

Black screen on startup, no crash, but I can hear music

This is probably an issue with your display drivers, please update your display drivers to the most recent version.

I have massive FPS drops

This may be a conflict with third party graphics software, particularly the Razer Cortex software. If you have Razer Cortex software installed disable the FPS counter, or disable or uninstall the software entirely.

The game doesn't start when I run it (no crash)

This may be an issue with your anti-virus software, particularly Avast. If this happens please try the following potential solutions:

  1. Restart the itch.io app
  2. Restart your computer (and the itch.io app)
  3. Close the itch.io app and restart it by right clicking on the shortcut and selecting "Run as administrator"

This may also be caused by an incompatibility in the SATA AHCI controller on Windows 10 systems, particularly those upgraded from an earlier version of Windows. For information on this issue see 'The game doesn't start or crash and it's not my anti-virus' below.

Game crashes on startup using a laptop with an Intel integrated graphics chip and an AMD/Nvidia GPU

Your system may be trying to run Super Bernie World on your integrated graphics rather than on your GPU. Try forcing the game into Direct3D mode by running 'SBW Direct3D mode.bat'. If that doesn't resolve your issue please follow the guide that matches your GPU (AMD or Nvidia).

Nvidia:

  • Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel by right clicking on your desk top and clicking on "NVIDIA Control Panel".
  • In the default screen that pops up (it should be "manage 3D settings", and the "Program Settings" tab should be automatically selected), under "1. Select a program to customize:" hit the "Add" button.
  • From here, navigate to the folder where you installed Super Bernie World.
  • Select SuperBernieWorld.exe and click open.
  • Then, under "2. Select the preferred graphics processor for this program:" open the drop-down menu and select "High-performance NVIDIA processor".
  • Finally, hit apply in the far bottom right corner.
  • Restart the itch app and/or your computer if necessary.

AMD:
(NOTE: The process for AMD GPUs may vary.)

  • Go to Graphics > PowerPlay - Set Plugged In and Battery to Maximum Performance. Click Apply.
  • If applicable to your graphics card, go to Graphics > 3D and move the slider across to Performance so it is set for Optimal Performance. Click Apply.
  • Find the Switchable Graphics tab in your Catalyst Control Center if present, and navigate to the folder where you installed Super Bernie World. Locate SuperBernieWorld.exe, and set it to High Performance. Click Apply.
  • Restart the itch app and/or your computer if necessary.

The game doesn't start or crash and it's not my anti-virus

If you've tried the steps to make Super Bernie World work with your antivirus and you're running Windows 10, the cause may be a rare incompatibility in some SATA AHCI controllers, especially on systems that were upgraded to Windows 10 from an earlier version.

To fix this follow these steps:

  • Open the Control Panel
  • Open 'Hardware and Sound'
  • Select 'Device Manager' under the 'Devices and Printers' heading
  • Expand the 'IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers' item
  • Select the controller with 'SATA AHCI' in its name. To verify that you've selected the right controller, right-click the controller, select 'Properties', click the 'Driver' tab, and click 'Driver Details'. Verify that iastor.sys (or iastora.sys) is a listed driver, and click OK.
  • From the 'Driver' tab, select 'Update Driver'.
  • Select 'Browse my computer for driver software'.
  • Select 'Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer'.
  • Select 'Standard SATA AHCI Controller'
  • Click 'Next', then 'Close', and then restart your computer.

Hopefully this year >_>

Thanks so much for leaving this comment, I really appreciate it 💜

I'm curious actually, what keeps you coming back to MidBoss?

Wow, thanks for sharing that! :D

Thanks for taking the time to give such detailed feedback on our demo! We're glad it worked to give you an idea of what the game will be like in its final version. You can read more details on our Kickstarter, which was just funded a few days ago. The FAQ there addresses many of the excellent points you made.

I like your splits :D

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I've added DonQuikonga's Glitches and strategy guide to the main post.