How do I remove the cat on the Mac version? I remembered that I can do it with my windows computer downloaded on steam..
A downloadable tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux
During quarantine I built myself this virtual cottage to help me get things done again. My goal was to have a super simple desktop app (so that I'm not even tempted to open the browser).
The app is meant to help you get started with your tasks and hopefully get's you into the flow state. You can only toggle music and sound to avoid distraction.
The "lighting" is tied to your OS clock and will change every couple hours.
- Simone (from DU&I)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAC USERS:
If the file "VirtualCottage_1.5.4_MAC.zip" does not work, please download "VirtualCottage_1.5.4._MAC_noadmin_plsreadinstructions.zip"
This file has tweaked permissions and will allow you to execute it, even without admin access. After downloading and opening, you will get the pop up "Virtual Cottage.app cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified" please do the following:
- hold control and then click the .app
- it'll open the right click menu
- click "open" in the menu while holding control, this will give you the option to open the file
Click download now to get access to the following files:
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Can I ask you to enlarge all the fonts, player shuffle, and clocks this is because I used 2 monitors (1 on my laptop and 1 is external monitor) The external monitor will have Virtual Cottage minimized to 1/3 view of the monitor..but unfortunately, the font, clock, player shuffle, and writing become too small.
When will virtual cottage have the android versions?
Would be very cool if there was an option to use an online lofi radio or add user songs. Nonetheless very nice app, I use the steam version.
this app is AMAZINGG i use it to help me read!!
would it be possible to link one's own spotify or local playlists to the app?
This is really helpful and pretty great too
This seems like it would be a great screensaver on android and ios.
Can I join?
Do you have any plans to update the version that I can see (dog and cat)both?? :)
It would be nice of there was a mobile version.....
This has been super helpful for me. Having achievements for being productive has been really helpful to keep me motivated. I have a suggestion to add more achievements for being productive when the software is updated and new things are added.
Just to be sure but when I use the steam version, will it automatically turn to fullscreen mode? ( Pls answer me :( )
not 100% sure what you mean, but fullscreen is implemented in the itch version as well. Steam has an updated version that you can adjust more flexible :) So you can have it as a tiny window and also in fullscreen. Hope this helped!
i love this application, i just have one suggestion, would it be possible to add a youtube feature where you can add links to be played in a stored playlist?
Can you make it where our friends can join the study session & can chat with us please?
Hello, i love ur game. If i dont check this site fluently, will i be noticed for the next undate?
We unfortunately only update this version every couple of month. If you want auto updates you'll have to use the steam version. We would love to notify users here, but we don't know how. Any ideas how other games do this?
I have a suggestion to improve this more pls. Can you add a custom playlist so we can put more music in and choose them, pls? :)
P/S: Have a good day!
It's an amazing software! I really hope that developers can port the software to the mobile terminal, such as IPad, etc., so that I can use the software on the iPad and continue to work on the pc side
Nope not us. But we are aware of this game since it launched ^^
Instruction for linux user: mark `Virtual Cottage_LINUX.x86_64` as executable then run it.
this is what i did but it doesn’t work :( i remember getting it to work before the last update but now idk what happened
Yes i wasn't also able to then i saw that in file name there is space between Virtual and Cottage so i renamed the file from "Virtual Cottage_LINUX.x86_64" to "VirtualCottage_LINUX.x86_64"(removed the spaces between them). After that i also removed the spaces between the filename with extension .pck (did the same as above) , it was "Virtual Cottage_LINUX.pck" now it is "VirtualCottage_LINUX.pck" and then run this code by terminal - -
sudo chmod +x VirtualCottage_LINUX.x86_64
That's it now you can start it!
This really helped me get in the flow of working on my projects in a way I never found before so thank you for this amazing tool!
Is there any way to zoom in?
Not at the moment. The steam version has a bigger resolution... we'll update the itch.io version sool.... probably.
can anyone explain how i could install it on a Chromebook, I already have linux on
I tried following the instructions on my mac to open it, but it still didn't work-
what should I do?
Hi ! I don't know if your problem is solved but if not you can get the game on Steam for free on mac ! Should be easier
can you make a version that works for Chromebook? :)
Whilest not as easy, A chromebook is just linux. You might have to activate the ability for linux to play with chromebook. Look up how to run linux files on chromebook
how do a get it after it goes into my files?
This tool is incredible, I have used it when I have to study and I love it.
Does it have a version for chrome? i had chrome and i need help.
uhhh nice game : )
Would really love the opportunity to customise the space and character.
It would just add a lovely and cozy personal touch to the space and even use colours that are a bit more "calming" for me :D
Can we have an update where we can put our own musics in the app ?
I just downloaded this app and I recommend it 100%. It has a really nice selection of music and ambient effects to help you focus.
I had to use the "fixed no admin" Mac version but otherwise it's running perfectly.
My only issue is with the size of the app on the screen. I wish I could make it much smaller so I can just have it in a corner and not occupying at least half my screen.
we have added this feature in the recent steam version :) might take a bit till it comes to itch. but we're on it!
This is such a great app, i normally have a terrible focus on something. But this helped me out so much. Thanks!
I love this sooooo much!!!!!
Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I just managed a full half hour on a writing project I have been avoiding for ages.
I would love to be able to add my own music to it :) Are there any plans to make that possible in the future? Love the game!
So about 3 weeks ago the app started crashing as soon as I try to open it. I originally downloaded on steam, tried deleting and redownloading multiple times. I eventually gave up and downloaded the older version on this website. I noticed today that the newer version had been updated on here so I deleted the old version and downloaded the newer version off this website. Now I am having the same problem as before and the app immediately closes when I open it. But now I am worse off because I can't even use the old version anymore. I am on a mac.
sorry you are having issues with the game. We are currently not aware of any mac issues on Steam (we had crashing issues on windows though, which was fixable via deleting specific files: https://steamcommunity.com/app/1369320/discussions/0/3104642254789738591/ )
We currently can not reproduce the issue you are reporting, so it's hard for us to find a solution in your case right now. We'll continue looking and poke some ppl we know, so maybe they can help us find a way.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Hey, could you also update the itch version of virtual cottage? I dont really want steam, as I have this on my USB Drive, so I can use it even in the Library.
Thanks in advance
Hey! Yeah the 1.5.4 version will be out soon :)
Keep up the good Work!
Hey, so I found a little bug. If I open the executable, and do whatever I want. The app is gonna crash after 2 minutes.
I hope you can recreate the issue.
This is so cool! It'd be really cool if we could add our own music, that's my only real "issue" with it.
i don't really need it but it is great
and using godot bold move
Nice! It was even made in Godot!