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Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead

Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead is a roguelike set in a post-apocalyptic world. While some have described it as a "zombie game", there is far more to Cataclysm than that. Struggle to survive in a harsh, persistent, procedurally generated world. Scavenge the remnants of a dead civilization for food, equipment, or, if you are lucky, a vehicle with a full tank of gas to get you the hell out of Dodge. Fight to defeat or escape from a wide variety of powerful monstrosities, from zombies to giant insects to killer robots and things far stranger and deadlier, and against the others like yourself, that want what you have...

Download

Visit our website for download links to all stable and experimental releases

The source can either be downloaded as an archive, or you can clone it from our GitHub repository.

Compile

The latest instructions on how to compile can be found on our wiki. See doc/COMPILER_SUPPORT.md for details on which compilers we support.

Contribute

Cataclysm:Dark Days Ahead is the result of contributions from over 300 volunteers under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 license. The code and content of the game is free to use, modify, and redistribute for any purpose whatsoever. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Some code distributed with the project is not part of the project and is released under different software licenses, the files covered by different software licenses have their own license notices.

Bountysource

Please see CONTRIBUTING.md for details.

Community

Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead main site, includes links to forum, wiki, and GitHub repo: http://www.cataclysmdda.com/

Forums: http://smf.cataclysmdda.com Wiki: http://wiki.cataclysmdda.com/ GitHub repo: https://github.com/CleverRaven/Cataclysm-DDA

IRC: irc.freenode.net ; #CataclysmDDA http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#CataclysmDDA

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a tutorial?

Yes, you can find the tutorial in the Special menu at the main menu. You can also access documentation in-game via the ? key.

How can I change the key bindings?

Press the ? key, followed by the 1 key to see the full list of key commands. Press the + key to add a key binding, select which action with the corresponding letter key a-w, and then the key you wish to assign to that action.

How can I start a new world?

Reset on the main menu will generate a fresh world for you.

I've found a bug / I would like to make a suggestion. What should I do?

Please submit an issue on our GitHub page. If you're not able to, send an email to kevin.granade@gmail.com.

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