TUTORIAL: How to access the beta files and start playing!
Step 1: You will have to purchase the **Gold or Silver** edition of Big Ambitions.
To get access to the beta versions, you have to purchase the Silver or Gold edition of Big Ambitions! Both versions will give you instant access to the beta. if you haven’t done that yet, go to the website and purchase the Gold or Silver edition of the game.
Step 2: Downloading the correct beta files
2.1: Using the direct download link:If the payment and order process went through you'll receive an e-mail of Humble bundle with a direct download link. Click that link and the following page should open.
Select the correct platform: Windows, Mac, or Linux.
You can also select Download type: Direct link download or BitTorrent.
Click download and you will start to download a ZIP file containing all the beta files.
2.2: Login the Humble Bundle website and access your library:You can also login with your account on the Humble Bundle website.
You go to their website: https://www.humblebundle.com/
Click the ‘login’ button and enter your e-mail and password linked to your Humble Bundle account.
You then click on the account icon and from the dropdown select: Library
Here you will see a history of all your game purchases from Humble bundle including Big Ambitions! As you can see the layout is a bit different. You click the preferred download method and make sure to click on the dropdown where ‘Windows’ stands in case you want to play on a Linux or Mac system!
You simply Click the Download button and it will start to download the .zip file with the beta files in it!
Step 3: Opening / extracting the files to a set location on your computerIf you don't have any zip file program that can open this .zip type, 7-zip is a free program that would do this for you. When opening the zip file you will see something like this:
It’s important to now create somewhere on your computer an empty folder and give it any name you want. Most logic one would be Big Ambitions.
Then move all files from the zip file to that location. Or use the ‘extract to’ function to extract all the files to your newly created directory.
In my case the location is:
Step 4: Playing the game
You just double click the .exe file that will start the game right up!
Your saves will still be present from the Big Ambitions Playtest so you can pick up where you left!
Step 5: [EXTRA] To add the beta to your Steam Library list, follow these steps:
This is an optional step, but if you want to add the beta in your Steam Library list do the following steps. Click in your Steam library on the ‘Add A Game’ button.
A list will pop up, click browse:
You go to the directory where you saved your Big Ambitions game files. In my case this was:
Select the Big Ambitions.exe file:
It will now come on top of the list:
Click ‘Add Selected Programs’
You will now have the game into your Steam Library just as you did with the Playtest:
Just press the play button and the game will start up.