What kind of computer does CircumReality require?
|Hard disk free
||Windows XP, Vista, or 7
CircumReality can run on slower computers with less memory.
People have run CircumReality on both Linux Wine
and a Mac emulator, with some bugs. Please report any bugs; I'd like to
do what I can to get CircumReality to run on Linux and Mac.
Where can I download CircumReality from?
Note: CircumReality is not yet done! This is a test release.
Click on one of the following links to download
the version of CircumReality that meets your needs:
- Standard (190
MB) - Recommended
for most people.
- Standard - 64 bit Windows (190 MB) - Like the "Standard" version
above, but for computers running 64-bit Windows. If you don't know what 64-bit Windows
is, you probably don't have it.
(25 MB) - This download is the smallest because the text-to-speech voices have
quality. Download this voice if you (a) would prefer reading
dialogue to hearing text-to-speech speak it, or (b) you have a netbook or other
- High-quality voices - 64 bit Windows
(600 MB) - This download includes high-quality text-to-speech voices.
You'll need a fast computer (such as a quad-core or newer dual-core),
4 gigabytes of memory,
and a to have paid for the full version of CircumReality.
You need to be running 64-bit Windows.If you don't know what 64-bit Windows is,
you probably don't have it.
(Note: During the alpha/beta, if you want to try the large voices then just
isn't finished yet!
Pre-release 3.4 (30 May, 2009)
CircumReality isn't finished
yet. I'm making this version public so that I can get feedback from adventurous players.
Feel free to download and play CircumReality.
Just be aware that it isn't finished, that it has bugs, and that there isn't much content;
you'll probably run out of stuff to do after an hour. You may want to
check back every 3-4 months to see what has changed. (My next planned content release is
in late September.)
User accounts will occasionally
be deleted. The world server may be down (because it crashed); if it is down,
please E-mail me so I can get it back up!
The current release has small world that should
1-2 hours to complete.
If you play it, please send me feedback
on the following:
What you think about the gameplay? -
CircumReality's gameplay is unusual. It's like a combination of interactive fiction, a computer role-playing game,
a MMORPG, and interactive storytelling.
What were the confusing bits? - The
intro-section gameplay is supposed to be easy. If it isn't, or anything is confusing, then
please tell me.
Were the puzzles too difficult/easy? - Getting
puzzles to be just the right difficult is always tricky, particularly for the people
that wrote the puzzle.
How long did it take you to complete?
- I guesstimate that it'll take 1-2 hours to complete, but I'm not really sure. Some
feedback from players would really help here.
What did you think about the download size?
- Is the download too large?
How is text-to-speech? - Is it
understandable? Is it good enough, or ultimately distracting?
Bugs - Please report any bugs.