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Steven Colling

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Hey! Sorry to hear and yes, there is an issue where when the game crashes while saving, the save file gets corrupted. I will fix that with the next update. Thanks for letting me know! :)

Posted in Mac Version?

Technically it would be possible with the framework I'm using (didn't tested it though), but I have no mac so probably there won't be any. Sorry! :(

Thanks for the feedback. When I'm going to change the fishing, I will take your ideas into consideration! :) For now, you can move the floater and hunt for fish (which leave white particle trails), which makes it a bit more interactive.

Posted in No customers?

Hey! Do you have a faucet filled with beer which can be accessed by the patrons? And do they come and just leave or do they not appear at all? If they don't appear but did before, could it be that some path to your tavern got blocked by respawning stuff like bushes? If so, you could have a look at the guidepost object: it allows to place new customer spawns on the map's border.

Yes, a proper save game management within the game is on my list. Right now, you could move the save game files out of the save game folder so a new file is created on the game's start. Here's some info on where to find the save game folder. :)

Regarding a switch port: no idea. Porting is a lot of work and I want to get the game done first before deciding something like that.

Posted in the ui is weird

Yes and thank you for your feedback! :)

Hmpf... if I find something out, I let you know! Sorry... :(

Wow! Big thanks for all the feedback. I made my notes and when I'm going to prepare the next update, I will have a closer look at it! Really appreciated! :)

(poor pigeons...)

No further error or info message?

Isn't there something similar in place to tell the Intel graphics drivers to use the graphics chip or gpu instead of the cpu? I'm not familiar with Intel graphics, but you could have a look at this:


Posted in Lag is real!

It's sadly not possible and the game isn't optimized yet. Sorry! :(

Posted in Game Won't Open
(Edited 1 time)

I've probably found a solution together with one of the Orcish Inn players. Can you please try to change the graphics settings of your computer so Orcish Inn is started as a "High-performance NVIDIA processor"? Here is more information on how to do that:


Please let me know if it worked!

Posted in Game wont start
(Edited 1 time)

I've probably found a solution together with one of the Orcish Inn players. Can you please try to change the graphics settings of your computer so Orcish Inn is started as a "High-performance NVIDIA processor"? Here is more information on how to do that:


Please let me know if it worked!

Posted in Pigeons

Yap, have to optimize it for laptops and smaller resolutions.

Posted in Pigeons

Yeah, the interface isn't really adapted to smaller resolutions. I will fix that when I rework the interface (sorry!). Just out of curiosity: do you play on a laptop?

Like said, just send me the savegame over so I can have a look! :)

Posted in Beer Problems

Sorry to hear that! Faucets refill themselves when they are connected to barrels. Are you sure that your customers not drink the beer? If not, you could send me your savegame so I can have a look. Here is more information on how to do that:


Replied to FakeRhyme38210 in Hawker

Gonna balance that in the future. And there are 20 days per season.

Posted in Hawker

I actually removed selling food to give foraging more purpose.Or do you think fish and mushrooms restore not enough hunger?

Technically, it's probably possible, but I don't own a device so likely/sadly no. :(

Yeah, there is some problem with integrated graphic chips (laptops, tablets). Still researching it, but I haven't that much hope. So sorry :(

Posted in Game wont start

Hey and sorry for the problems. Could you post the full system specs, especially graphics chip, processor and RAM? Thanks. :)

I didn't added an in-game options screen yet (sorry). You have to open the settings file with a text editor and change the settings manually (and restart the game afterwards). The settings.xml can be found in one of the following locations:

  • "C:\Users\YourUsername\Documents\My Games\OrcishInn\"
  • "C:\Users\YourUsername\Documents\OrcishInn\"
  • "C:\Users\YourUsername\OneDrive\Documents\OrcishInn\"

Right-click and open it with a text editor, e.g. Notepad.

Sorry and best wishes,

Posted in Bed suggestion

I want to reduce the time the player just does nothing, which is the reason why fishing gives so much stamina, especially during day. Just make sure you actually catch a fish, as this gives a heavy stamina boost. :)

Posted in Help

Try to place a guidepost near the map's border and wait one day. Also make sure, that there is a path from there to your tavern.Customers can swim and use placed climbing ropes. Regarding your tavern, make sure the faucet is approachable and there is at least one table/bar with a chair. Let me know if it worked! :)

I guess your graphics drivers are up-to-date? Shooting into the dark here, sorry :(

I fear there are some problems related to integrated graphics chips (especially the Intel ones) with the framework I use. It's really hard for me to track these problems down, especially because the game didn't even started (and likely hadn't any chance to produce a crashlog). I mean, you could have a quick look if there's a crashlog folder in one of the following folders:

  • "C:\Users\YourUsername\Documents\My Games\OrcishInn\"
  • "C:\Users\YourUsername\Documents\OrcishInn\"
  • "C:\Users\YourUsername\OneDrive\Documents\OrcishInn\"

Can you give me your exact system specs, like OS, processor, RAM, graphics card/chip etc.? Do you play on a laptop? I had problems running Orcish Inn on laptops when the graphics chip didn't had certain specs, like supporting shader models and similar.

You could also try to download the free PC demo on Steam (button at the right), if you have the time. :)


Posted in Game Won't Open


Sorry to hear that you are having problems starting the game. Can you please check if your virus scanner blocks the execution and add Orcish Inn as an exception? What virus scanner do you have?


Posted in What do i do?

Hey! Perhaps you've watched older Let's Plays where the player started with a house in a static world. In the recent version, you start from scratch in a procedurally generated one.

Oh, you mean on release adding the full game as a new file and giving it a different minimum price? Customers who added the pre-alpha to their library wouldn't have access to the full game (as intended) but if they voluntarily payed something, it would (as far as I know) count towards the full game's price.

Sounds like a good idea!

Thanks :)

Hey there!

I'm following itch.io since its creation and it's super exciting to see it grow and grow. Big congratulations! :)

I've got a little question regarding itch.io and itch.io refinery. My current project Orcish Inn is available for free during development. I distribute the game as a Steam demo and through an own launcher application as well as standalone releases available on the game's website. I want to have a look at the tools you provide, but I don't want to sell the game yet. If I would use itch.io and submit Orcish Inn's pre-alpha and set the price to zero (but pay if you want), people obviously would also get the final game for free, which is not what I want.

I could (similar to the "demo" release on Steam), publish Orcish Inn as a "pre-alpha" here on itch.io, with info stating that getting the pre-alpha doesn't include the final game and when the game is finally out, I would publish Orcish Inn (the release version) as a new entry here on itch.io, with a proper price set. If possible, I would remove/hide the pre-alpha version of Orcish Inn on itch.io then.

The "pay-what-you-want" bit would be another way to get help with the funding, because I often get requests from people who stumble across my Patreon, but don't want to use the Patreon service and instead want to send me money directly, which I refuse because of tax-related stuff.


  • "Orcish Inn Pre-Alpha-Only" for 0$+ without including the full game
  • On release, "Orcish Inn" with a proper price

So my question is: would this approach violate any rules or go against the "spirit" of itch.io?

Cheers and thanks in advance,