Newest Version

Home v1.4.6 - iOS

Updated 2013/12/11

This version updates and fixes the following:

  • improved performance for iPod Touch users
  • shiny new iOS 7 icon
  • updated certain UI elements for better iOS7 integration

Prevous versions addressed:

  • improved memory allotment to prevent crashes for iPod Touch users
  • fixed a few small instances of items not "sticking"
  • added new sharing and rating options (please use 'em!)
  • factory floor bug
  • some instances where "99" would be shown instead of the correct text
  • sewer end-level bug with ladder
  • factory keycard-door bug
  • "evil twin" bug in the house
  • a bug with the end credits
  • typos and additions to the end credits
  • huge performance improvements (complete engine rewrite!)
  • new text, typo corrections and edits
  • entirely new areato explore
  • room-by-room auto-save features for quick app resume
  • various bug fixes


Home v1.4.8 - Windows & Mac

Updated 2013/12/03

This version updates and fixes the following:

  • a bug where some users with Intel HD Graphics 4000/5000 chips saw odd layers of textures, missing graphics, etc.
  • small bugs and performance enhancements

Previous versions addressed:

  • a bug where the player couldn't access the attic with an Xbox 360 controller
  • a few other small tweaks and fixes
  • a bug where the player could get stuck after exiting a particular door.
  • a bug where players could accidentally invoke a debug mode when using a certain object
  • a bug where you could get stuck in the attic
  • a bug where using the safe resulted in weirdness and didn't work
  • huge performance improvements (complete engine rewrite!)
  • new text, typo corrections and edits
  • entirely new area to explore
  • room-by-room auto-save features for quick game resume
  • various bug fixes
  • better Xbox 360 game support
  • adds Steam Big Picture Support – you can now play the entire game with an Xbox 360 controller! Menus and UI updates to reflect your chosen control method
  • NEW auto-save feature! Now the game unobtrusively auto-saves at certain points, making it easier to come back to. You can always choose to start over from the beginning. Completing the game brings you right back where you started
  • take a look around! Things may not be exactly as you remember...
  • story choices that weren't sticking
  • various typo fixes, tweaks, optmizations and corrections
  • all customers (not just Collector's Edition buyers) can now properly read what's in the safe
  • phantom walking sounds when looking up
  • memory leak issues when leaving the game unattended or in windowed mode
  • various typos and tweaks
  • character walking left automatically
  • phantom footsteps in transition screens
  • certain choices being the opposite of what they should be
  • inability to progress in final area (in certain cases)
  • one important discovery not sticking the way it should
  • game can now be run in windowed mode (F4)

For Steam customers: your game will be updated automatically whenever a new version is available. Just launch Steam and allow the new version to download.

For customers who bought the game on this website: we will update the game file if bugs are found; please check here before emailing to see if you have the latest version. As soon as a new version is available, you can use your BMT Micro Orders email to download it.


Having problems?

If you're having a technical problem with the game, please send an email and we'll try our best to help you out.

1) Please state the problem you're having, and, if necessary, your environment (OS version, what you were doing, etc.)

2) READ THE FAQ FIRST to see if your question can be answered on this page




Are you a media-type person, and want to talk about Home?

Then by all means, get in touch! We can add you to our press list for future updates, and you can contact us if you need materials for writing a review or feature.

Known Issue - iOS 8

Some iOS 8 users may notice Home crashes upon start up.

A v1.5.0 of the game was submitted to Apple on 09/19/2014, and we are waiting for Apple to approve it. This update fixes the iOS 8 launch crash, so please look out for that update on your iOS 8 device!

Thanks for your patience!

FAQ

General

Q: May I play Home for a "let's play" or walkthrough video on YouTube (or elsewhere)?

A: Yes! Feel free to play Home to create "let's play" videos for sharing websites like YouTube, Twitch, etc. All I ask is that you link back to www.homehorror.com in your description.

iOS

Q: The game quits/appears to crash randomly when playing on an iPod Touch (4th generation)

A: Since v1.4.4 we think we've got this covered, but if it happens to you, please send us an email of where this happened to you and we'll look into it!



Q: I get an error when opening the factory door near the power box (e.g. "FATAL ERROR in action umber 1 of [Unknown Event] for object objLeaves: Push :: Execution Error - Variable Get -5.factoryMachine(100306,-1)")

A: This bug has been fixed in version 1.4.2; please check your App Store app and go to "Updates."

 

Q: I get an error when opening the factory door near the power box (e.g. "FATAL ERROR in action umber 1 of [Unknown Event] for object objLeaves: Push :: Execution Error - Variable Get -5.factoryMachine(100306,-1)")

A: This bug has been fixed in version 1.4.2; please check your App Store app and go to "Updates."


Q: I get an error at the end of the sewers (e.g. "FATAL ERROR in action umber 1 of [Unknown Event] for object objLeaves: Push :: Execution Error - Variable Get -5.txt_sw_end_wts4_v6(102096,-1)")

A: This bug has been fixed in version 1.4.1; please check your App Store app and go to "Updates."


Q: I get a fatal error when using the key card in the factory.

A: This bug has been fixed in version 1.4.1; please check your App Store app and go to "Updates."




 

Windows / Mac / Steam

Q: I see messed-up graphics, textures or my character/flashlight is missing.

A: This was an issue with some users that had Intel HD Graphics 4000 cards. Version 1.4.7 should fix this.


Q: How do I save in the game?
(UPDATED)

A: As of v1.3.3, Home now features an auto-save feature. The game will save automatically at a few key points throughout the game. When you exit the game, it'll let you know what it will remember for you.


Q: (For BMT Micro orders) Why does my download link say "password blocked?"

A: This is an odd remnant of our distribution system that pops up from time to time. Just email us and we'll get you new passwords that work.


Q: How can I get a Steam key?

A: If you ordered an Old-School Collector's Edition, you will be emailed a Steam key for your copy of the game as a bonus.


Q: Who don't customers who bought the Standard Edition get a Steam key?

A: We wanted to make this a bonus for those who bought the Old-School Collector's Edition.


Q: Will you still update my game?

A: Yes! Regardless if you bought Home from this website or from Steam, you will always be provided with the latest updates!


Q: Where is my Steam manual?
(UPDATED)

A: Check the right-hand-column on the Steam store page; click on "View the Manual" to get the PDF. Alternatively, you can right-click on the Home icon in Steam, choose Properties, and find the link there.


Q: The game isn't loading sound. What do I do?

A: A few people with Asus sound cards in Windows 7 are experiencing this issue. We've been told one of these two options should work:

1. Try right-clicking the Home executable, and choosing "Run as Administrator."

2. In the Asus driver menu, you must turn off the "Xear 3D" and the "SoundRadar" modes. (Submitted by K4on)


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Another user notes: "I had the problem when using the Dolby effects processor with the Xonar features apparently turned off. You can only run one or the other but it seems leaving the Xonar settings turned on while using the Dolby processor also prevents Game Maker from detecting the audio device."


Q: My game freezes after my screensaver kicks in (Windows Vista)

A:There is a bug with Game Maker games that can cause this in certain versions of Windows (specifically, Vista). While there isn't a fix for this, if you please turn off your screensaver before playing, you should be okay.


Q: When I try to start Home, I see the error message "Floating point division by zero."

A: This seems to be an issue with 32-bit copies of Windows (XP, Vista, 7, Server and Server 2008) that have had the Physical Address Extension (PAE) patch of SP1 installed. You'll need to use a non-patched version of Windows.


Q: The game freezes or crashes when I move up the watertower, or when I make a choice in the basement (v1.3.1).

A: There's a bug that we are going to address in the next update.


Q: Why does my character keep moving left (v1.1)?

A: The magic of the Force, we reckon. This bug has been patched in v1.2.


Q: At the end of the game, it says I haven't seen X but I totally have. What's the deal (v1.1 or v1.2)?

A: This has been fixed in v1.3.

 

Q: Will Home be made available for iOS, OS X, Android, Game Boy Colour, ZX Spectrum, etc.?

A: Home has been announced for the Mac and iOS platforms; we're also hoping to bring it to Android. Read about our plans for the game.


Q: How can I order an Old-School Collector's Edition of Home?

A: The run of OSCEs were sold out during the pre-order process (it was a limited batch of 200).


Q: What is the code to the safe?

A: Players who got in on the Old-School Collector's Edition had the means to discover this, and now it seems the internet has answered this question, if you know where to look. Steam users: you might want to check that fancy PDF manual you got with the game...