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A 2D Action Platform game with Roguelike elements, in a pixel-art graphics style.

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How do I get a level full of bosses?

Using the Kin artifact, it should be possible to get a level where every enemy is a boss. And I do remember getting that to happen at least once, but I don't remember under what conditions. Is it not ...
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How do I drown Whorls?

There is an achievement (and item unlock) in Risk of Rain with the requirement "Drown 20 Whorls". How do I accomplish this? I would guess it has something to do with the "Sunken Tomb" level, but the ...
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Avoiding crash in risk of rain to get the miner character

I'd like to get the miner class in risk of rain, but whenever I go into that area of the magma barracks, it crashes the instant I hit the direseeker/lemurian down there. (in linux) Are there any ...
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Getting a crash on startup with a fresh install with Risk of Rain

I am attempting to launch risk of rain on a fresh copy of windows 10. I have installed my latest graphic drivers, C++ distributables and DirectX, however, the game goes black on startup, crashes, and ...
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How can I tell when I should enter the portal?

I recently picked up "Risk Of Rain". I've only played a couple rounds, but each time I've been totally destroyed. Probably because I've tried entering the portal at level 6. What level/gear/...
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How can I get 4 Keycards?

I only got 3 yellow crates which contain keycards, and there is a bit of info on the game's wiki that says they may drop from certain enemies, but so far I have not been lucky enough. Which enemies ...
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How do I make Risk of Rain run in a window with no Border?

I just want to run risk of rain in a window with no border. I already have it in windowed mode, I just need to remove the border. Please help as this is very annoying to me! I can't run in full screen ...
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What is the deal with Providence?

At the begining of Risk of Rain, Providence (final boss) shows up and causes your ship to crash (leading to the rest of the game). Once you get to the UES Contact Light again, and fight your way ...
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Is going to Boar Beach advantageous?

On one variant of Ancient Valley it is possible to access a secret level called Boar Beach. Activating the Boar Beach's teleporter sends the player back to a newly generated Ancient Valley, as if the ...
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Why do I still have item outlines?

In Risk of Rain, the Soldier's Syringe and Laser Turbine still appear only in outline in my item log even though I've collected them both multiple times. Now, I did cheat both of these in using the ...
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How is fall damage calculated in Risk of Rain?

Characters in the game suffer from fall damage when dropping from high places. A few observations from playing the game: Fall damage seems to be capped. I can't tell if it is a percentage of total ...
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Do time-stopping items stop the difficulty from rising while active?

Do items in the game that stop time (Time Keeper's Secret, Unstable Watch, maybe more) actually stop "time"? Meaning do they prevent the difficulty from rising while time is stopped? Or do they ...
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How to reach chests buried in the ground?

More than once I came across chests buried in the ground. Is there a way to reach them?
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Is it still possible, as of Version 1.2.0, to change the max numbers of players for Risk of Rain's Online Co-Op?

Exactly what it says on the tin. I have heard of up to 10 players. But, when my friends and I used the change max_players_online in Prefs.ini method to change the max players in online Co-Op to 8, it ...
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Is there any way to force a suicide in Risk of Rain?

I got stuck in the map "Temple of the Elders" after finding the Spirit artifact. I jumped down from there and got kind of stuck in nowhere. Here is my current view. Music and time are still ...
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Can the Origin artifact be unlocked on Drizzle difficulty?

Can the Origin artifact be unlocked on Drizzle difficulty? Drizzle difficulty would make the run much easier, but I'm afraid that even if I beat the game, the artifact wouldn't be unlocked.
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How does Risk of Rain's multiplayer scale?

Specifically: Do enemies spawn more frequently? How does money scale (if I kill one enemy in single player, is that money split between 2 people in multiplayer or does each person receive the single ...
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Do the level layouts vary when "visiting previous levels"?

Every level has several layouts, and only certain layouts contain Artifacts. If at first you got a level layout that didn't have an Artifact, is it possible to get the right layout by visiting it on a ...
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What's the difference between different priced chests?

Around the level there are always some chests to be found, these chest generally cost 25 or 50 gold to open (in the first level anyway, after that prices may vary). Is it always better to buy a 50 ...
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As the Commando, how can I effectively combat large groups of children?

When playing as the Commando in Risk of Rain, I always feel disadvantaged when I have the Sky Meadow as my second area. Particularly, I am having trouble handling large groups of children. While ...
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Can you cross jump pads without getting launched?

Occasionally I'd like to continue moving past the jump pads without taking advantage of the jump effect. They throw you so high, that if you fall back down to the level you began on, you take a ...
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What does the Ukelele do?

So I found a Ukulele, with the item description: ...and his music was electric What does that mean? What does this item do? After reading the text again I feel like maybe it changed the game ...
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What does tethering to enemies do?

I found an item with the following attribute: Chance to tether yourself to an enemy. When I get shooting at people, sometimes I can see this in action. I see a green beam form between myself and ...
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How to allow my friends to join my Risk of Rain match?

How do I allow my friends to join my Risk of Rain game so we can play co-op. I followed this tutorial. Is there anyway I can fix it? EDIT: It would say Failed to Connect for my friend.
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When should you repeat levels instead of warping to final level

My goal is to beat the final boss so you can ignore reasoning that includes achievements/unlockables/highscores. After reaching the 4th teleporter you can choose to warp to the final level or replay ...
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How do you unlock new character classes?

Simple question really. How do you unlock new character classes in Risk of Rain? I've looked in the Unlockables screen and it isn't terribly clear.
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No Audio in Risk of Rain

I installed Risk of Rain though Steam and everything was fine until a few days ago, but now I can hear neither sound nor music. Audio works fine in other applications, and I've checked the in-game ...
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