Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I play Eco single player?
Yes. Eco can be played single player on your local computer. Your own game can also be configured to turn off the meteor or to adjust skill point gain and costs. For more information, read the Getting Started guide or see the guides on the Server page.
Which server do I play on?
Eco servers are hosted by players. The in-game server browser shows public servers set up by the community. You can use the Unofficial Eco Server Tracker to see what servers are the most popular and active, though not all are listed. Servers are also advertised in the Eco Discord #serverads channel.
Where do I download the game server?
My server won't work! What's wrong?
See Setting Up a Server (advanced) for a troubleshooting guide.
Do I have to pay to play?
Why should I pay $30?
Fair question. We're charging $30 because we want early access to be limited to dedicated backers at this point (people who want to be involved in development and see it through to the end) and have their feedback influence the game
What are the minimum system requirements?
See System Requirements.
Can I play on Mac?
The game is available on Mac, but the client is not officially supported. The server is not available for Mac, but might be in the future. (Right now you can try to run the server with mono and a -nogui command)
Can I play on Linux?
The game is available on Linux, but the client is not officially supported. The server is available and supported for Linux for Eco version 9 and above.
I just started and have no idea what I'm doing. How do I play?
Read the Getting Started guide.
Why can’t I move/look around?
Try hitting the Tab button to go between mouse modes.
One mode brings up a cursor to select and interact with items. The other mode allows for camera movement.
My calories are getting low! Will I die?
You will not die if your calorie count reaches zero, but your skill point gain will be frozen until you eat something.
How do I remove the interface/HUD for screenshots?
ALT + Z
How do I report an account issue or request a non-Steam refund?
Where do I report bugs?
Please make sure your bug has not been reported already by using the search functions. Remember to note the version of ECO you are running and your system specs, along with a step-by-step guide on how to reproduce the bug.