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How to enter the Star Atlas Pre-Alpha Showroom

Fellow galactic explorers!

You’ve heard about the first UE5 module in Star Atlas — the Showroom. You’ve perhaps even seen clips of the epic, fractured landscape, the wondrous interiors, and the range of ships rendered in incredible detail.

You’re ready to experience all of this yourself, so you have only one question: How do I get in?

Fear not! You’ve come to the right place.

How to enter the Showroom

We’ve officially kicked off our partnership with Epic Games. To enter the Star Atlas pre-alpha Showroom, take the following steps:

Head to play.staratlas.comClick on the link that will direct you to the Epic Games LauncherDownload Showroom and open itOnce you reach the Showroom landing page, you’ll need to connect a wallet (instructions below)Go to your player profile pageIf you qualify for access, you’ll see your game key listed on your profile pageIf not, there are ways anyone can earn admittance with a small amount of effort and time

How to connect an existing wallet to retrieve owned ships

There are two ways you can import your existing wallet into Showroom: Use your seed phrase or the private key for your wallet.

ALWAYS make sure you’re doing this the safest way possible (avoid doing this in public places, make sure that if you use copy/paste you clear your clipboard as soon as you’re done).

Once you reach the Showroom landing page, do the following:

Click on import walletSelect if you want to import using your mnemonic phrase (seed) or your private keyEnter your 12 or 24 words if you chose mnemonic phrase or paste your private key if you chose the latter optionName your wallet and protect it with a password. This password is local only and helps you protect your wallet on your machine. If you lose your password, you’ll have to reimport your wallet.

DISCLAIMER: You should never import a hardware wallet seed phrase into a software wallet.

How to create a new wallet

An alternative to importing your existing wallet is to create a new one and send your assets to the new wallet.

To create a new wallet directly in Showroom, do the following:

Click on “Create Wallet”Save the series of words that is provided to you in a safe placeName your wallet and protect it with a password. This password is local only and helps you protect your wallet on your machine. If you lose your password, you’ll have to import your wallet with the seed phrase that was provided to you in the previous step so it is extremely important you save it in a safe place (otherwise your wallet will be lost with no possible way to retrieve your assets)

Getting your game key

Not just anyone can walk into the Showroom to get a first glimpse of this marvel of technology.

The first step to gain access is to redeem your pre-alpha game key and download the Showroom from the Epic Games Store.

Keep in mind that if you’re in the Epic Games Store and you see the term “beta key”, “product code” or “game code”, that’s the same as a game key — all are synonyms referring to the same 20-digit number.

Players will gain entry based on their earned badge status:

On September 29, 2022, players who have at least one Seasoned Badge or higher enrolled in the Faction Fleet gain instant access to the Showroom. Players with higher tiered badges will be given additional game keys which can be given away to other players.

Afterwards, players will gain access automatically when they earn their first badge. If you don’t have a ship in your wallet, you can still visit the Showroom and view a sample spaceship.

Head here for instructions on redeeming your pre-alpha game key (called “beta key” or “product code” on the Epic Games Store), or simply enter it in your Epic Games Store user account options.

Connecting a Wallet

The next step is to set up your Solana wallet. You can create a new wallet directly in Showroom or import an existing wallet. ATMTA recently released a wallet that connects Unreal Engine 5 with the Solana blockchain.

Wallet Creation 101

How to create a wallet

From the Showroom landing page, click “Create Wallet”Agree with the Terms and AgreementSave your secret Mnemonic PhraseFill out your new wallet informationEnter the Showroom

How to import an existing wallet (1st way) by Private Key

Click Import WalletEnter your Private Key and confirmFill out your wallet informationClick Enter the ShowroomWait for assets and token check

How to import an existing wallet (2nd way) by Mnemonic Phrase

Click Import WalletEnter your Mnemonic Phrase and confirmSelect the wallet accounts to importFill out your wallet informationClick Enter the ShowroomWait for assets and token check

Important safety step — How to lock your current wallet

Step 1: Select wallet
Step 2: Click Lock Current Wallet

Need more help?

If you need further instruction, watch this How to Connect a Wallet in the Showroom video. You can also head to our Showroom help or open a ticket in our Discord server support channel and a moderator will walk you through it.

Safety tip: Don’t accept support from direct messages. No star atlas Moderator will direct message you first.

Security

The wallet software in Showroom has been found to be secure but is still in a pre-alpha test phase and cannot eliminate all risks if your computer’s security is already compromised. Therefore, it is advised to be conservative when importing assets into Showroom, and to use a new or temporary wallet when possible, especially if your main wallet is a hardware device. The Showroom currently does not support Ledger/hardware wallet connections.

If you’re using your ships in the Faction Fleet

If you are using your ships in the Faction Fleet, you will still be able to see them in the Showroom. There is no need to remove them. However, if you use your main wallet for Faction Fleet (SCORE) and Showroom, you may want to move your ships to a temporary hot wallet.

Assets should be moved back to cold storage or a permanent hot wallet after use until further wallet support in Showroom is developed.

Computer/hardware requirements for the Showroom

First of all, in order to have a pleasant experience in the Showroom, you’ll need a computer that at a minimum meets these technical specs (along with 20 GB of clear storage):

CPU: Quad-core intel or AMD, 2.5GHz or fasterMemory: 8 GB RAMGraphics Card: Nvidia 1080, AMD 5700RX or faster

To experience the Showroom in its full glory and high fidelity, we recommend the following:

CPU: 8 core Intel or AMD, 3.5GHz or fasterMemory: 32 GB RAMGraphics Card: Nvidia 2070 or faster

Note: Mac computers are currently not supported in the Unreal Engine 5 environment. You will need to use a PC or other compatible hardware to enter the Showroom.

For more information and answers to related topics, head to our Knowledge Base.

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