Dear Apothecary is a short single player, casual, simulator-esque game. You will take on the role of the community Apothecary while you raise the funds necessary for medical school. You'll grow plants and combine items to fulfill client requests.
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May 3

Patch Notes 05/03/2019

Hey everyone, here is a small update.

I know some of you have bought the game and are under the minimum required specs (but can still run the game) so I've added it in that if a player selects LOW shadows and/or textures then various "fluff" items with a lot of shader complexity will be deleted. This will help reduce the load on your graphics card.

The items to be deleted on low shadows and/or textures are as follows:
- Dust particle effect.
- Coal fire on the stairs (this is dynamic lighting along with a particle emitter which is costly, gets replaced by a static light).
- Several vine leaves.
- Several wood whips scattered throughout the level.
- Several leaves that are scattered through the level.

Other stuff:
- Fixed physics material sound SFX for wood (this broke in the UE4 engine update from 4.19 to 4.21 but I originally missed it).
- Improved Volume balancing for SFX.
- Added open SFX for opening quest/reward letter/almanacs/pause menu/exam.
- Added close SFX for opening quest/reward letter/almanacs/pause menu/exam.
- Added page turn SFX for flipping through pages of the almanacs/exam.
- Lowered default mouse sensitivity (unfortunately this probably won't help people with driver issues/who are under spec).

If you send in a bug report (dearapothecarygame@gmail.com) it would be great if you could include:
1) What graphics card you have.
2) What specific OS you use (Win7,8,10 Ubuntu etc along with if it's 32 or 64 bit).
3) If you're on Windows what DirectX version you have/Linux what shader model and drivers you are using.

As it is only myself working on this game, the more information you can provide the faster I can provide a solution. :)
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April 1

Patch Notes 04/01/2019

Hi everyone,

This update includes the new engine upgrade and there are no known bugs on supported machines. If you think you've found a bug then please email dearapothecarygame@gmail.com.

Changes:
- Music Slider in Pause Menu can now go to 0 to turn music off entirely.
- Fixed various bugs brought on by Unreal Engine upgrade (4.19 to 4.21).
- Changed font and font colour on all parchments with white writing back to black. If anyone has issues reading anything, please let me know.
- Environment improvements.
- Fixed rotation on Wall Texture with windows.
- Various Lighting Improvements.
- Added more artwork.
- Added more windows.
- Added poetry book.
- Added Win/Lose SFX.
- Added dice SFX.
- Added two new songs.
- Decreased overall game size, Linux build size reduced by half.
- Linux build now supports Vulkan and will launch with Vulkan by default on machines with the Vulkan API installed.
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About This Game

Dear potential Apothecary,

If you chose to take this job, it will involve helping those in your community though completing their various requests of potions, ingredients, and tinctures. Sometimes the client won't know what they want and you will need to use your knowledge from the various almanacs to decipher what they are looking for. Water and grow plants, combine items and make sure you give the correct pigeon the item in order to fulfill the clients requests.


Kind regards,
Shadowbunnie


Dear Apothecary is a short single player, casual, simulator-esque game with puzzle elements. You will take on the role of the community Apothecary while you raise the funds necessary for medical school. Clients within the community will send their requests by pigeon courier and pick up their request with the same pigeon. Send the remedy to the wrong person, or not at all, and you aren't getting paid. Although, not everyone should have the correct item sent to them if they aren't trustworthy. You can learn about the clientele, ingredients and learn the recipes through the various almanacs within your place of work and it is encouraged that you do so.

Many hours of time period research has went into this game as I wanted all of the remedies to be based off of medical knowledge in the time period either by using actual recipes or a rendition of them. You can even play the early English dice game "Hazard" or read period accurate poems while you wait for a pigeon courier to come.

  • 50 Quests, 28 ingredients and 30 recipes.
  • 23 clients to get to know with their own individual personalities and hand writing.
  • 17 different courier pigeons.
  • Recipes, paintings and the majority of the client names are period accurate.
  • Play "Hazard", a period authentic dice game.
  • Subtitles that can be turned on in the event you have trouble reading cursive.
  • Pigeon subtitles that can be turned on if you have trouble distinguishing colour.
  • Gameplay is 2-4+ hours.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game contains alcohol and drug references. This game is not suitable for all ages.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor 3.20 GHz or similar
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD HD 6770 1GB or similar
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Integrated graphics not supported. Steam allocates 6GB for download but game is less than 3GB once downloaded.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i7-2600 or similar
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1050 4GB or similar
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Integrated graphics not supported. Steam allocates 6GB for download but game is less than 3GB once downloaded.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    • Processor: i7-2600 or similar
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1050 4GB or similar
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Old AMD graphics cards not recommended. Integrated graphics not supported. This version is larger than the Windows version.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    • Processor: i7-2600 or similar
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1050 4GB or similar
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Old AMD graphics cards not recommended. Integrated graphics not supported. This version is larger than the Windows version.

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