Itch User's Guide For Updating Your Game

Being DRM Free has its cost, and essentially that means updating the game is up to you. I have a plan that will hopefully make things trouble free.

First, you will get a little yellow text notification on the Main Menu Screen that there may be something available for you. If you have tied your download to an itch account, I believe you receive an email as to the update as well.

If this is the case, go to your download link and pull down the new zip file of your choosing.

Remove the old files where you had put them, and unzip the new stuff to there like you had done before. All your saves and such are stored somewhere else, so they won;t get lost.

This is all you have to do as long as you have not used the AltPath.txt file to redirect you Data Directory. (most people will not do this). If you have, then you need to replace that file or any other in the proper place for it to run correctly.

Play the game and you should have the new build.

As we are starting the EA period, there should be several updates applied to the game. If you do not think they are affecting you, you may give it a little bit of time before updating. I have started a patch notes patch:


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need assistance in updating game.  Not a geek. saw yellow update on game and can not locate where to go to get game fixed.  AI has fatal errors. 

If you were a kickstarter supporter you would use the link you were originally sent to get the game.  From there, you pull down the zip you need. The zip is not really a patch/update, it is a replacement.  Your game data is stored in a separate location and will not be lost when you replace the game. 

If you were a KS supporter and do not still have your link,  send me an email.


There are instructions at the download link on how to do this.

Can't get the update. Not going to use STEAM. How do I connect EDCE to ITCH to get the email with download link.