Hello, my name is Nick and I am working on this game alone.
This game is different from other 3D games because I made the engine on my own, too.
First of all StoneQuest needs a decent GPU to run properly.
StoneQuest must be installed in a directory, where it can write game data. There is no extra installation.
When you download this game, don't worry about virus warnings. I've been fighting
with this for years, but because I am updating the game very often, there are false
virus warnings again and again. As long as you get the exe file from this site,
you can be sure, that there is nothing evil in it.
Also don't worry about the 500 KB download. To start you need to have DirectX 9 installed. That contains DLL files that are necessary to run the game. The first start takes a while for me, because of virus checking (I am using free Avira).
If all works fine, the content is downloaded in-game, so you will see the progress. Because of much procedural stuff, there is only about 13.5 MB of conent. But because of caching the stuff for faster start, some game content will be cached on your HDD... and that is several hundreds of MBs.
When you start the game for the first time, it should ask you to add a firewall entry.
This is important if you want to see other players in the game because this game is P2P.
Also you need to create an account. This is done in-game by just entering your Nickname and a password. There is no password recovery yet. So if you forget your password, you need to create a new account with a different name. I know, that's shitty.
Don't worry about several accounts. It's anyway just test phase.
Got problems? Send me an email.
Don't forget, this is a PreAlpha with a million bugs. Maybe I can fix one or two of them today! :D
And now, have fun!