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Jake the Dev

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oh crap. Then you need to delete songsofsyx/Res/settings/settings.prop and it should work..

Yes. You need to instruct your PC to use the higher end card for java. This process varies form PC to PC and I'm afraid I can't help you further.

It is not ready yet to be translated, but I thank you very much for the offer. In the future a translation will be like a mod. I hope you stick around until then and I will gladly accept your offer :)

Hello! Happy you like it. Probably you are walling of your throne. Everything and everyone needs to be connected to it and able to reach it. Check it you have any walls being constructed that would do this and cancel them. You can also move your throne instantly to where it is reachable. Hope it helps!

Could you try with the latest version? 0.51.38. There is an .exe called SyxProtoWithout.exe try clicking this please. I hope it works, please let me know!

Could you try with the latest version? 0.51.38. There is an .exe called SyxProtoWithout.exe try clicking this please. I hope it works, please let me know!

Ah, so it's not fixed. I'm very confounded by this bug. It seems that it's related to windows 7, but I can't recreate it, so it's hard to diagnose. I think the only way I can fix this is if I get my hands on a windows 7 computer, which I hope I do some day. Thanks for showing an interest, and I hope you will be able to play it some day! 

Can you send that file to It's one of those errors that is very hard to understand or fix. Most probably, you need to update/reinstall the drivers for your graphics cards. But please send the file and I will have a look.

I'll forward this to the team!

Wow, thanks! This is gold. I'll get on it right away. I should be able to do it all except for the door/ceiling thing for the next patch.

P.S. If you manage to add any technologies, I'd love to see them! 

Yes, sure!

It's a file in res/data/definitions called Tech.txt 

It is a text file in JSON format. First all the available bonuses are listed and you can't add or remove any of those, but you can change de name and description. Then comes the technologies.  ( TECH: [...] )

Here you can add or remove techs. To add one, simply copy a clause and fill in the information. It could be tricky if you've never done anything like it, but very simple if dealt with JSON before. 

After techs have been added you must visit the race file in res/data/race/Dondorian.txt and add the keys of your new techs in the TECHNOLOGIES: clause 

Then you're done. Unfortunately, it is not save game compatible, so you'll need to make a new game after changing this stuff. I will change that. I will also make a much more extensive guide some day :) Good luck, don't hesitate to ask again if you need to.

Hi there, thanks for playing. Unfortunately when you've finished building a room, it is fixed. This is for a number of reasons and it's quite hard to fix, but more than you have asked for it, so I guess I'll have to fix it some day.

Research, yes it's all I got, but they can be added by anyone in a file and it's very simple. Of course more should be added, I just haven't gotten arround to it.

Right now the world map serves little purpose and the engine only supports one city at a time. This will be fixed in the future.

No battles or diplomacy yet, but on its way.

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Hi! Thanks for playing my little game. If you played in generator mode, cotton is spawned in your throne room. Unfortunately it degrades over time, but it should stick around for at least a few years. However, if you don't build a cotton farm prior to it vanishing completely, you are screwed. If you're playing the tutorial, cotton should spawn when after you've completed objective 6 / 7 and built a metal smelter.

You can always add cotton with the developer tools if you enable dev-mode in the launcher.

This should now be fixed!

If anyone is experiencing the same phenomena, this is possibly fixed in the new version. Please let me know!

Is the RunOnMacScript not working for you?

Yes, I've had a few reports of this, all when running on windows 7. I can not reproduce the issue on any of my platforms thought, so can't fix it. Yet. When possible, I'll get a windows 7 copy and look into it.

It took me a while to figure out, but butler doesn't seem to like paths with "space" in them. If I for example am pushing a folder "my game" butler will think that's two arguments. Should probably be mentioned somewhere. I bet you can wrap a path with "'", IDK.

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Very strange. The files and folders are all there when I zip /unizip it. It could be that I'm using WinRAR to compress the folder. I'm going to switch to .zip and this might help. Uploaded now.

Just to be clear, no installation is needed, you just unzip the whole folder and put it somewhere on your computer. The result should look like this:

What OS are you on? If you're on windows and running the .exe try to right click it and run as administrator.

If your on Linux/mac try running the corresponding script.

Hope it helps!

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That's a first for me. I suppose the game in unable to write files on your computer for whatever reason. And if that's the case, you will not be notified of any errors either. If you have any files in errorLogs/ please send them my way. If not, what OS are you on? Perhaps you can give write access to the game somehow. Maybe run the game as administrator?

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Don't know if this is the right forum, but I just had a horrible experience. That was trying to upload my game on Discord's store. It was absolutely horrid and set me back 25$ you need to pay in advance before they subject you to their process. And I haven't even dared to examine steam. 

That being said, itch really offers a lovely interface for someone like me. The website is great, the customizing options powerful but simple and lets one focus on game development rather than paperwork and deployment scripts. Don't ever change! 

Great, happy ruling!

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it might help if you manually set java to be run with the Nvidia card in the Nvidia control panel. It probably tries to run with intel 4000 ATM. That should work too, but it obviously doesn't for you and I don't know why because I can't reproduce it.

I don't have such a panel, but this might be helpful:…

Hello! Thanks for letting me know. And I wish I knew what that might be. Could you share your computer specs with me? I'm looking for OS (windows 7/8/9/10) and Graphics card specifics. You can share them here, or if you're shy, mail them to . If you have a settings for your graphics card, are you overriding any default settings?

I'm sorry, it can be tricky before I make a proper mac application out of the game, but haven't gotten around to it yet. 

You can try:

Double clicking the ""


Open the terminal 

type: cd [path to SyxProto001.jar]

(replace [path to SyxProto001.jar] with the path to it). You can also write "cd " then drag the jar into the terminal window and drop it. You'll have to remove the last part or the path (SyxProto001.jar) hit enter
type: java -jar -XstartOnFirstThread SyxProto001.jar

This should work for 90% of all mac users. I hope it does for you.

Ok, it can be fixed!

I will fix it permanently as I'm reworking the launcher ATM. But until then, you can do the following:

delete settings.prop in res/settings

You might need to restart the launcher 2 times for this to work.

Your settings might become a bit wanky after this, so look over them when you can start the game.

The exe has an icon and it tells java to run with the server version of java. The server version is supposed to be faster. That's it! 

That would be great, I agree! 

Until then, you can see all the keys in the main menu and most buttons show you the shortcut (if there is one) if you hover them.

Thanks for trying. Try these things:


Double click the SyxProto001.exe


Open Command promt

type: java -jar 

drag the SyxProto001.jar into the command promt window. 

Hit enter

If none of these work I'm sorry to say, it's all Oracles fault and something messed up your java installation. You can try restarting your computer, or follow this guide:

Hope it fixes it!

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Songs of Syx is a WIP city-builder, set in a fantasy world. It's main feature is its scale with the ability to build huge cities.

It has a free demo/prototype.

Check it out: itch