AT A DISTANCE

Frequently asked questions:

 

CAN I PLAY THIS AS A SINGLE PLAYER GAME?

Mechanically, it works, but I strongly recommend playing with a friend.

 

I DON'T HAVE TWO COMPUTERS - CAN I PLAY THIS ONLINE WITH A FRIEND?

It's not ideal, but if you're able to set the game up so that you can see the other player's screen and communicate with them (via Skype's show screen feature, for example), then you should be able to get it working. You will probably need to set up port forwarding on your router to establish the connection, though - At a Distance uses port 25001.

 

ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE A LOCAL SPLITSCREEN VERSION?

I'd really like to, but unfortunately a splitscreen version of the game would require a complete rewrite, due to how the game is structured. So it's not likely to happen.

 

Troubleshooting:

 

JOYPAD SENSITIVITY IS BROKEN:

The right analogue stick might be set far, far too high depending on your machine. Keep hammering the minus key; it should eventually come down to a normal level. This is a bug I've been unable to track down!

 

I CAN'T GET RIGHT BRAIN TO CONNECT:

Double check that left brain is allowed through the firewall. If in doubt, try disabling windows firewall completely.

 

I CAN'T GET THIS WORKING AT ALL:

If you're completely stuck, feel free to leave a message on my forum, and I'll try to help you out!