Download & Installation Instructions

Windows:

If you are using the Itch app, begin here : 

  1. After purchasing DreamWorld, click the Download button to the left of the file "dreamworld-windows-64.zip". You should now see DreamWorld downloading/installing on the left side of your Itch.io page.
  2. Once it is downloaded, navigate to your installation folder. This can be done by clicking the cog in the bottom right of the Itch interface, then clicking manage on your DreamWorld download. Select "Open folder in explorer", and enter your Alpha Access Code (sent to you via email shortly after your purchase) into the .txt file. 

If you are using the Itch browser based website, begin here : 

  1. Find the DreamWorld_vX_Windows.zip file and unzip it
  2. Double click the folder DreamWorld_vX_Windows
  3. There is a file there called “ENTER_TOKEN_HERE.txt”. Open it, enter your Alpha Access Code (sent to you via email shortly after your purchase) and save it.
  4. Double click the application DreamWorld.exe to run the game.
  5.  “Windows protected your PC” -> Click “More info”
  6.  Click Run anyway
  7.  You should now be in DreamWorld! 

Windows Troubleshooting:

“I extracted DreamWorld_vX_Windows.zip but the new folder is empty inside!”

  • Use a different archival tool from the windows default such as winrar

“I tried to run DreamWorld.exe and it disappeared instead of opening!”

  • This is your antivirus software (McAfee or similar). Either whitelist DreamWorld or temporarily disable it. 

Mac:

If you are using the Itch app, begin here : 

  1. After purchasing DreamWorld, click the Download button to the left of the file "dreamworld-osx-64.zip". You should now see DreamWorld downloading/installing on the left side of your Itch.io page. 
  2. Move the folder “DreamWorld” inside of your “Applications” folder.
  3. Open the folder called “DreamWorld”. There is a file there called “ENTER_TOKEN_HERE.txt”. Open it, enter your Alpha Access Code (sent to you via email shortly after your purchase) and save the file.

If you are using the Itch browser based website, begin here : 

  1. Click on “DreamWorld_vX_Mac.zip” when it’s finished downloading, you should now see a popup on your desktop that says “Expanding DreamWorld_vX_Mac.zip”
  2. Move the folder “DreamWorld_vX_Mac” inside of the “Applications” folder
  3. Open the folder called “DreamWorld_vX_Mac”. There is a file there called “ENTER_TOKEN_HERE.txt”. Open it, enter your Alpha Access Code (sent to you via email shortly after your purchase) and save the file.
  4. Right click on “DreamWorld.app” then click “Open”
  5. It should be a minute or so before you see a popup that says “DreamWorld.app cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified.” Click “Open” (If you are on MacOS Big Sur, it won’t give you the Open option the first time, just click “Cancel” and do steps 8+9 again)
  6. If it asks whether you want to “Allow Incoming Network Connections” click yes so you can connect to Multiplayer.
  7. To run the DreamworldSupercharger (what connects you to multiplayer) you will need to launch it manually. Open the Application “Terminal” and paste the following (after fixing DreamWorld_vA.X to match your version of the folder): “cd /Applications/DreamWorld_vA.X_Mac/DreamWorld.app/Contents/UE4/Elysium/Binaries/Mac/”, then press enter (this takes you to where the Supercharger is). Then paste “./DreamworldSupercharger  --token_location=Mac”, then press enter (this runs the Supercharger).  Once you see output from the DreamworldSupercharger, open “DreamWorld.app” again. 
  8. You should now be in DreamWorld! 
  9. (If you get a crash right after opening, please see below)

Mac Troubleshooting:

“DreamWorld crashes upon opening!”

  • Did you move DreamWorld inside the Applications folder? Otherwise DreamWorld can’t read the token file.
  • Does your Mac have an M1 chip? DreamWorld currently does not work on the M1 Macs as Google Protobufs are not yet supported by the M1 architecture.

General FAQ’s:

“Game opens but crashes after a few seconds”

  • Have you downloaded the most recent version of DreamWorld?
  • Your Alpha Code may have been entered incorrectly. Check.
  • Are you trying to play DreamWorld on a 2nd computer and no longer want to play on the 1st computer? Contact us on the Discord.

“I have low FPS/stuttering”

  • When you first start, it generally takes a couple of minutes as the game generates the whole world. Your FPS will increase substantially afterwards.

“Objects I previously placed have disappeared!”

  • Very rarely the game may not spawn previously placed objects. Closing and reloading the game will usually fix the issue. Don’t worry, the objects aren’t deleted!

Also please feel free to message us for help on the Discord!

https://discord.gg/pYxZftYzXs