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 ===== Download Lilith'​s Throne ===== ===== Download Lilith'​s Throne =====
  
-**[[https://​lilithsthrone.blogspot.com/​|Get the latest public release]]** ​ in zip archive format from the Mega links or Google drive. Both versions, //jar// and //exe//, will have their respective game program file plus a //res// folder, //​disclaimer.txt,//​ and //​README.txt.//​ The exe version has a //​jre1.8.0_172//​ folder which contains certain required java files. The game is made with [[https://​www.java.com/​inc/​BrowserRedirect1.jsp?​locale=en|Java 8]] which is required to run the jar version but the exe does not require a  java installation.+**[[https://​lilithsthrone.blogspot.com/​|Get the latest public release]]** ​ in zip archive format from the Mega links or Google drive. Both versions, //jar// and //exe//, will have their respective game program file plus a //res// folder, //​disclaimer.txt,//​ and //​README.txt.//​ The exe version has a //​jre1.8.0_172//​ folder which contains certain required java files. The game is made with [[https://​www.java.com/​inc/​BrowserRedirect1.jsp?​locale=en|Java 8]] which is required to run the jar version but the exe does not require a java installation.
  
 If you download from **Google drive** make sure to use the **Download All** button which will download a **zip** with everything needed in it. If you download from **Google drive** make sure to use the **Download All** button which will download a **zip** with everything needed in it.
 ==== Unzip the game into its own folder. ==== ==== Unzip the game into its own folder. ====
  
-Unzip the archive ​and make sure its files are in its own folder. This folder should be somewhere you can run programs from. Attempting to open the zip and play the game without extracting it first will prevent saving and cause other issues. +**Unzip the archive** into its own folder.\\ 
 +This folder should be somewhere you can run programs from. Attempting to open the zip and play the game without extracting it first will prevent saving and cause other issues.\\
 The game will complain about a **missing res folder** if it hasn't been fully extracted or only the exe/jar was downloaded. The game will complain about a **missing res folder** if it hasn't been fully extracted or only the exe/jar was downloaded.
 ==== What about the non-public versions? ==== ==== What about the non-public versions? ====
  
-Backers get access to downloads of all the latest game builds. There'​s a project page for people to subscribe to [[http://​subscribestar.adult/​innoxia|support the game]] on SubscribeStar.+**Backers get access** to downloads of all the **latest game builds**. There'​s a project page for people to subscribe to [[http://​subscribestar.adult/​innoxia|support the game]] on SubscribeStar.
  
 If your code-fu is strong enough you can also compile the game's latest versions for yourself from source off [[https://​github.com/​Innoxia/​liliths-throne-public|Github]]. See the section on compiling or the [[https://​github.com/​Innoxia/​liliths-throne-public/​blob/​master/​lilithsThroneBuildTutorial.md|lilithsThroneBuildTutorial.md]] file. If your code-fu is strong enough you can also compile the game's latest versions for yourself from source off [[https://​github.com/​Innoxia/​liliths-throne-public|Github]]. See the section on compiling or the [[https://​github.com/​Innoxia/​liliths-throne-public/​blob/​master/​lilithsThroneBuildTutorial.md|lilithsThroneBuildTutorial.md]] file.
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 ===== Starting the game ===== ===== Starting the game =====
  
-Double-clicking the jar or exe will start the game usually, but it may take a second to show up when first launched. It will create a //data// folder alongside itself and the res folder. Inside //data// is where your saves and exported characters will show up in their own folders, along with the game's configuration and user settings file //​properties.xml.// ​\\ +**Double-clicking** the **jar** or **exe** will **start the game** usually, but it may take a second to show up when first launched.\\ 
-\\+It will create a //data// folder alongside itself and the res folder. Inside //data// is where your saves and exported characters will show up in their own folders, along with the game's configuration and user settings file //​properties.xml.// ​If **double-clicking the jar it instead shows a folder** then you're opening it as an archive, and instead need to run it using Java. On Windows this can typically be done by right-clicking the jar and selecting Open With, then Java. 
 <WRAP info left 60%>​While the //jar// version of the game works on Windows, Mac, and Linux, the //exe// version of the game only works on Windows computers.</​WRAP>​ <WRAP info left 60%>​While the //jar// version of the game works on Windows, Mac, and Linux, the //exe// version of the game only works on Windows computers.</​WRAP>​
 ==== New games ==== ==== New games ====
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 You should see the game's main menu, letting you start a new game with the obviously labelled New Game button. The main menu is accessible through the cog icon in the bottom left and the Esc key whenever you need it. The game's main set of buttons have keyboard shortcuts noted in the top right of each button. You should see the game's main menu, letting you start a new game with the obviously labelled New Game button. The main menu is accessible through the cog icon in the bottom left and the Esc key whenever you need it. The game's main set of buttons have keyboard shortcuts noted in the top right of each button.
  
-After hitting New Game, reading and accepting the disclaimer, and glossing over the changelog, it will show the [[:​wiki:​mechanics:​options|Content Preferences]] for the game's install. It's worth going through and adjusting them to your liking and gives a sense of some potential content in the game. Note that the preferences are reset with each new install.+After hitting New Game, reading and accepting the disclaimer, and glossing over the changelog, it will show the [[:​wiki:​mechanics:​options|Content Preferences]] for the game's install. It's worth going through and adjusting them to your liking and gives a sense of some potential content in the game. Note that the preferences are reset with each new install ​unless preserved manually, please see the section below dealing with game data.
  
 Once satisfied with the content settings click the Start button for a new character and move on to character creation, or Start (Import) using a character file. Any character that's been exported from your own games or export files downloaded from others and put in the //​data/////​characters//​ / folder will show up when importing. Once satisfied with the content settings click the Start button for a new character and move on to character creation, or Start (Import) using a character file. Any character that's been exported from your own games or export files downloaded from others and put in the //​data/////​characters//​ / folder will show up when importing.
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   * Difficulty   * Difficulty
       * //Options for altering the difficulty of the game.//       * //Options for altering the difficulty of the game.//
 +==== Game Data, Saves, and New Versions ====
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 +Lilith'​s Throne keeps its data under the same folder as the program executable. In order to keep game saves, preferences,​ or exported / imported characters you will need to preserve the //​data// ​ folder. After extracting the new version, copy the previous version'​s data folder and paste into the new version folder. This will let you attempt to run the new version to verify it will run properly for you, whether your saves and preferences are compatible. If there is an issue with the new version, delete the data folder and then try again. If it works, something from the prior version is causing problem.