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It's alpha+!

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.

1. Download the launcher

First download the installer. Choose between Windows Installer and Linux 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.
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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/.


First do a proper uninstall

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.

Join our BAR Discord Channel

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!

We also still use a custom Spring Lobby server

If you already have SpringLobby, then it's still possible to connect to our servers. Even though we possibly will remove this in the future, the official Spring Lobby Client is currently also capable of playing/running BAR. Please connect to our Discord Server, there you will find the server login codes. Check the #outdated-download channel.