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How do I start the game?

Click on it in your Steam Library.

My screen is the wrong size, what do I do?

Click Options and adjust your resolution and fullscreen setting.
Click the Apply Resolution tab to confirm your changes.

I’m a pro-gamer and I have two screens, but my mouse pointer keeps going on to the other screen and switching the game off - what do I do?

When changing screen resolution sometimes the cursor lock can fail.
Click back into the game window, pause the game by hitting Escape, then click resume. This will re-enable the cursor lock.

Why can't I grab with all 4 fingers and my thumb at the same time?

Some keyboards have issues with multiple keys being pressed down that are close together/in the same region on the keyboard. Remap your keys in the options menu and you should be able to find a setup that works for you!

How do I pick things up?

It’s all in the thumb! To pick something up you must be holding it with at least 1 finger and the thumb. Check out the old computer in the reception area of the game for details.

How do I move the hand?

The movement is mouse controlled. Using the mouse moves the hand, holding the left mouse button lowers the hand, and holding the right mouse button and moving the mouse allows you to rotate the hand. Check out the old computer in the reception area of the game for details

How do I complete an operation?

All operations in Surgeon Simulator are transplants. So that involves removing the defective organ and replacing with a shiny new one.

The transplant organ just fell on the floor, how do I get it back?

There’s no 5 second rule with human organs. On the floor? UGH! Behave! Once its on the floor it’s gone. Press the 'esc' key to bring up the pause menu and click reset to try again.

Can I use a touchpad to control the game?

Well, you can try, but it's not recommended.

Is the game anatomically correct?

No and it should not be considered as such. The organs are roughly the right shape and roughly where they would be, but that's about as far as it goes. The amount of blood in the body is roughly correct though.

How do I report a bug?

Click the 'submit a request' link at the top right of the screen! Be sure to include as much information as possible.

Before you do that though, make sure you tell us:

-Exactly what happened
-Where in the game are you?
-Which operating system are you using?
-Mac/Linux (versions please)/PC?
-When this problem started occurring
-What are the specs of your computer?
-If the game crashes and you get a crash dump, please can you send the information (file path)
- if that makes no sense to you, just send what comes up on the screen if the game crashes.

Couple of things you need to know:

BUG - stomach turns into a cat and dances around the room, begging for scraps

NOT A BUG - Oh man, the kidneys just flew out of the back of the ambulance, that's NOT FAIR!

Make sure it's a bug before you send it. :)

Can I use your game in my YouTube video?

YES! A mention in the credits and link to the game is all we would ask.

Where can I buy the soundtrack?

Here:

http://blackheron.bandcamp.com/

Can I use your music in my video?

Yes. Don't say it's yours though. Credit our friends who made it:http://blackheron.bandcamp.com/

I want to interview you guys - how do I sort that out?

Press@bossastudios.com

Why does my vision randomly go weird?

You need to watch you don’t stab yourself with random syringes... There’s some powerful stuff in those things...

My game is running really slowly, what can I do to help that?

Go to the options menu from the reception area. Turn quality setting to low and lower the screen resolution.

How do I get more operations to perform?

You unlock new operations by completing existing ones.

Why is the game so hard?

Because if it were easy, anyone could do it. We've made the game challenging so that those of you who are able to complete it and get all the achievements can feel rightly proud of yourselves.

Can I turn the gore-levels off or down?

In real-life surgery, you can’t change how much blood comes out or what a lung looks like. We wanted to recreate this. :)

Can I reset the reception area?

Yes. Press the 'esc' key and click Reset Reception in the menu that appears.

How do I stop 'Bob' dying?

Bob dies when his blood level reaches 0. Different tools have different effects on different organs. Try using different tools to work out which ones are more efficient and better suited for the different tasks. You need to complete the operation before Bob's blood level reaches zero.

I want to add my own tools, will there be mod support?

Perhaps. We believe it’s still early days for Surgeon Simulator and hope to improve, expand and add support for things like this in the future! However, we’re not promising anything. You never know what the future may hold, and neither do we.

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