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WHAT IS ‘COMING OUT ON TOP’?
Coming Out On Top is kind of like a choose-your-own-path novel combined with a comic book and played on a computer. Try the demo if you’re curious. You make the decisions about what the main character does and says as you play through a variety of hilarious, erotic, and heartwarming stories about a college senior who’s just come out of the closet. Note that it’s an erotic game with adult content and is intended for mature audiences (18 and older only.)
I HAVE THE CENSORED VERSION, HOW DO I DE-CENSOR IT?
See this page for instructions. This ONLY applies to people who used Steam, Amazon or Paypal to purchase. (All other purchasers will already have the original, sexy version!)
WHAT PLATFORMS ARE THIS GAME AVAILABLE FOR AND WHAT ARE THE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS?
Windows PC, Mac, and Linux. The game is compatible with Windows 7 or later, and Mac OS X 10.6 or later. If you’re concerned about compatibility, give the demo a shot.
HOW DO I INSTALL THE DEMO?
After the zip finishes downloading, double click on it, or right click on it to extract all (or unzip).
Can’t find the unzip/extract button in Windows 10? Use the ‘extract’ option at the top of your window.
Windows will create a folder called Coming-Out-On-Top-all. Go inside the newly created folder and double-click the Coming-Out-On-Top.exe file to run.
On a Mac, after the zip finishes downloading, double click to unzip it, or right click on it and select OPEN WITH>ARCHIVE UTILITY from the menu that appears.
This will will create a folder called Coming-Out-On-Top-Mac. Go inside the folder, then double-click on the .app file (the one with the picture icon) to run the game.
If you get a pop-up window says the game is from an unidentified developer, control-click or right-click the .app icon, then choose Open from the shortcut menu. As Apple explains, “If you try to open an app that is not registered with Apple by an identified developer you get a warning dialog. This doesn’t necessarily mean that something’s wrong with the app. For example, some apps were written before developer ID registration began.
If this doesn’t work, it probably means your security settings are on extra high (often the default for newer systems.) You can also grant an exception for a blocked app by clicking the “Open Anyway” button in the General pane of Security & Privacy preferences. This button is available for about an hour after you try to open the app. To open this pane, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Security & Privacy, then click General.
On some systems, the game might “hang” for a few seconds without any window appearing. Double click the game icon again and it will show up.
I WANT TO BUY THIS. WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, Diner’s Club, UK Maestro Debit Card, Paysafecard, BitPay (Bitcoin), Paypal, and Amazon Checkout.
Please note that if paying via PayPal or Amazon, you will need to purchase the censored version due to their policies regarding adult content. You will be able to un-censor the game after purchasing by following the instructions here.
HOW DOES THE BILLING SHOW UP ON MY CREDIT CARD STATEMENT?
The game is sold through a third-party vendor named BMT Micro. The charge will appear on your statement as “WWW.BMTMICRO-INFO.COM 910-792-9100 NC”. BMT Micro sells general purpose and entertainment software and is not an “adult entertainment” related company.
HOW DO I INSTALL THIS GAME?
The game comes in a .zip file. Unzip it into a folder. Once you’ve unzipped it, open the folder. If you’re a Windows user, double click the .exe file inside. If you’re on Mac, double click the .app icon. On Linux, run the .sh script. Do not remove the .exe or .sh file from the folder or the game will not work.
I’M HAVING AN ISSUE INSTALLING/RUNNING THE GAME.
The most common issues are as follows:
If the game was unzipped with a third party .zip program, the game may not run. Right or CTRL click on the downloaded .zip and choose to open the file with your operating system’s unzipping utility.
- Game won’t run on Sierra after update. Please email me at email@example.com for an updated version and let me know the email address you used with BMT or Itch.io so I can resend you the new version.
Game won’t run on Yosemite or Windows 8. Newer versions of the game (1.2.0 and up) should run fine on these new platforms. If you’re still having problems or are trying to run the demo on Yosemite, hold CTRL then click on the .app file. To run it on Windows 8, right click on the .exe file and run it as an administrator (you might want to choose ALWAYS run as an administrator). This has to do with heightened security measures for the newer OS’s that unfortunately lock out small game developers like myself.
Game won’t save on Windows 8. Right click on the .exe file and run the game as an administrator. You should be able to save now. (Again, this has to with increasing security measures for the new OS’s that are starting to lock out small developers. In the meantime, that’s the quick fix!)
On Windows, the game just “hangs” there instead of opening. 1) Update your drivers. 2) If it’s still hanging, close the file. Hold down shift while opening the game. A menu will show up, and choose “FORCE SOFTWARE RENDERER.” Close the game and try running it again.
If none of these solutions seem to be working for you, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I’M A MAC USER, AND I CAN’T SEEM TO RUN THE LATEST UPDATE.
Apple decided they will no longer allow their software to be bundled with PC and Linux versions, so we created a new version for Mac users. Please email me at email@example.com and let me know the email you used with BMT. We’ll get you the Mac version.
HOW CAN I DELETE ALL MY PREVIOUS SAVES/GALLERY AND START FRESH?
To clear the gallery and saves, you need to delete the saves folder in TWO different places.
First make sure you exit out of the game.
DELETING THE FIRST SAVES FOLDER
Delete the SAVES folder inside
Delete everything inside.
DELETING THE SECOND SAVES FOLDER IF YOU’RE ON STEAM
Open Steam. Right click on Coming Out On Top in your Steam library. Click PROPERTIES > tab LOCAL FILES > BROWSE LOCAL FILES
In the GAME folder delete the folder called SAVES
Now when you start the game everything should be clear.
DELETING THE SECOND SAVES FOLDER (NON-STEAM)
Go into the game folder called Coming-Out-On-Top-all (or Coming-Out-On-Top-Mac).
Delete the folder called SAVES (If you are on a later version of Mac (Sierra+) you may not have this folder in this spot, which is fine.)
Now when you start the game everything should be clear.
HELP! THE SCREEN IS TOO BIG/SMALL/NEEDS TO BE RESIZED!
You can resize the window to the size you like, or use the “F” key to jump to full screen and back again.
HOW DO I UNLOCK A PARTICULAR ILLUSTRATION?
Through persistence, dedication, and hard work! Believe in yourself! Seriously, though, we may put a comprehensive walkthrough together at some point. Then again, we may not. 😉 Something that may help: use the rollback feature on your mouse or your up and down arrows to go back in time and make different choices. Save often.
DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS OR COOL TIDBITS FOR ME WHILE I PLAY?
First off, there is some very useful stuff in the options menu.
Turning “Skip unread text” on allows you to skip through all the boring reading stuff, including text you haven’t read.
Turning “Skip after choices” let’s the game keep on trucking at max speed after selecting a menu choice if you’re in skip mode.
Toggle skip mode by pressing the TAB key during gameplay.
You can do neat stuff like turn condoms on and off or select the beard and body hair options for each guy.
Spoilers ahead! Money optimization:
You can bid Beau up on your tutoring rate for Brad.
Use the cheaper weekend activities to socialize with Penny and Ian, such as going to the movies or walking the Pomeranian.
Choosing to study instead of masturbating will raise your grades, thus freeing up a weekend to tutor for extra money.
You can negotiate your rate with Theo up to $400, and he’ll even throw in a free toaster.
Choosing to go left when biking over to Amos’ house puts you through a mini text-adventure that gets you $100 if you persist until the end of it.
Winning the trivia contest with Phil nets you $150. Use the rollback feature or google to ensure your victory.
The Amos route has far fewer pitfalls than the other routes, which makes it easier to get to the end, but potentially more difficult to get the ending you want. Your ending is dependent on an overall score for how you behave with Amos. There is a romantic, a sexual, a weird, and a mean ending. The prevailing characteristic of the poem you write makes up roughly 50% of your overall score.
WHO DID THE AMAZING SEXY ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THE GAME?
Why, Doubleleaf of course. Who can be found here.
WILL YOU RELEASE ANY MORE CONTENT OR ADD-ONS FOR COMING OUT ON TOP?
Possibly! It depends on how well the game continues to sell and any projects I have lined up in the future. Follow this blog by clicking the FOLLOW button on the lower-right hand corner. You’ll be emailed the latest updates and news.
Cheers and thanks for playing. ❤