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should work on
Which means that there might be bugs and might even not be playable on your system/config. But for most people (±90%) it runs well. Ask around on Discord if you run into problems.
CPU: Dual core 2.7ghz CPU & newer than 2010
GPU: GTX950 and up
RAM: 8gb and up
Requirements may change due to upgrades we are working on.
1. Download the launcher
First download the installer.
For Windows we recommend installing it outside of the default "Program Files" or ''My Documents" but something like C:/Games/ or D:/BAR/.
2. Run the launcher
Run the launcher (and if prompted, allow it to make connections), and click the big blue ''Update" button to start the update proces. This will download all latest assets and can take a while. The launcher will also restart if it got updates as well.
PS. We update the game multiple times per day. Eventually we will reduce this to once or twice a week, or for hot-fixes.
If you are experiencing problems while updating, please switch to the newer ''Experimental" download option.
This will most likely solve most problems and will become our default/main install system in the near future. So switch from ''Alpha" to ''Experimental" and hit update. After a first run, updating will also be significantly faster.
3. Run the game
After successful updates you can click ''Start". On your first launch you can register a new player account. Please fill in the credentials. E-mail needs to be entered, but we currently don't use it for (double) verification or other things. Do remember your password!
Download a map-pack
Currently there's only a few maps included in the download. You can download our full map-pack, we also use on our servers. Unpack/download all map files (mapnames.sd7) into your game-folder in ../Beyond-All-Reason/data/maps/.
Do a proper uninstall first
If you need to reinstall BAR (on Windows) - use the appropriate uninstall procedure through "add or remove programs" in the windows settings system. A new install will then work properly.
We highly recommend to join our Discord
Since all development updates, tech support, finding players and practically all communication is on Discord.
No strings attached, and check out all the info and install instructions (and get live help) there.
Check the #game-alpha-download channel on our Discord for further instructions!