Game User Guide
Starting 'Just Death' on Steam
Make sure Steam is running, and open your game library. Find 'Just Death' and click the 'Play' button. This process is identical to every other Steam game, so if you're having an issue at this point please consult the Steam Support documentation.
'Just Death' Main Menu
Once you start the game, you'll see a loading screen then you'll be presented with the main menu. 'Offline' is a mode where you can practice your skills before playing against other players in a multiplayer/online setting. 'Online' is the primary mode of play. 'Options' allows you to adjust various settings and configuration parameters ( see 'Options' section below for more detailed description of available settings ). 'Credits' views a list of the people who created the game. 'Exit' closes the program and returns you to your desktop. You can use your mouse to select an option and LEFT CLICK, or if you have a controller connected, you can use your DIRECTIONAL PAD to adjust the currently selected option ( make sure the mouse cursor isn't over an option! ). See below for an image of how the main menu should look.
Online/Multiplayer 'Server Finder'
If you've selected the 'Offline' option at the main menu, you'll be thrown right into the game, if that is the case, please skip this section. If you've selected 'Online' at the main menu, you'll be presented with the 'Server Finder'. There are official game servers, and user-run game servers for 'Just Death' available. The 'Server Finder' allows you to decide which game server you'd like to play on. If no servers show up on this screen, please press the 'Update Server List' button, this will download a new list of all current game servers from the 'Master Server'.
You need to use your mouse to select a game server, then LEFT CLICK to highlight it. Once highlighted, press the 'Join Selected Server' button to attempt a connection with the server. You can also view ONLY game servers running on your local network ( LAN ) by checking the 'Search Only For LAN Games' check box. When determining which server to join, please note the 'Ping' is the number of milliseconds it takes for data to reach the server from your computer. The lower the 'ping' time, the better the game experience will be for you. Note in order to connect to a game server it must be running the game 'Netcode version' as your game client. See below for an image of how the server finder should look.
Controlling Your Vigilante
Once you have either started an 'Offline Practice' session, or joined an 'Online Server', you'll be in the game world. After you press 'Play' on the welcome screen, you'll be spawned into the game world. For instance in the Vigilante mode, you'll start as your vigilante in your headquarters where you can buy a weapon. See the images below of how this looks in the PRE-ALPHA version of the game:
Character & Vehicle Controls
If at any time you un-control your vigilante, you can re-take control of your Vigilante character by either DOUBLE CLICKING on the character using the left mouse button, or by using the 'Click To Control Your Vigilante' button at the bottom of the user-interface. By clicking the 'Click To Control Your Vigilante' button, you'll automatically be given control of your Vigilante character, no matter where your camera/view is in the game world.
All controls in-game are re-definable though the options menu. By default movement uses "W,A,S,D" keys. Mouse looks around, Left-mouse-button uses/shoots current item, Right-mouse-button aims/zoms. "C" key changes camera. "E" key interacts with the world.
There are in-game help pop-ups that will walk you through the process. You can cylce through old/new help pop-ups by using the " [ "and " ] " keys by default
Gameplay Objectives and Victory Conditions
Running Your Own Game Server
Questions and More
Note that this document is a continuous work-in-progress, and will be changed frequently. See below for that last date of modification. If you have any particular questions, please post on the Steam forums, Radioactive-Software forums, or send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Document last edited January 14, 2016, by Danny Green