If you launch Rust via a shortcut you’re probably going to be pretty confused next time you launch it because you will find yourself in Experimental. If you want to play the previous version that hasn’t been updated for 6 months (now known as ‘legacy’) you can do so by launching via Steam..

If you’re resistant to change and don’t want any part of the new version you can switch to the legacy branch. This way your shortcut should start working again.

You can read more about how we’re developing Rust here. If you’re an experimental newb you’re in luck – Rustafied has put up a bunch of pretty good guides to help you adapt.

Comments

Comments

  1.  
      ToyHouseNinja

    Everytime I try to connect to a server on the new Rust it will either crash when it gets to loading data, or it will just have said I died and clicking respawn does nothing.
    Any help?

  2.  
      ProjectBlueYT

    TheMoveMob pill62 Launch Rust from the steamapps folder.

  3.  
      TheMoveMob

    pill62 Same here have you found a fix for this?

  4.  
      ProjectBlueYT

    xenzorg The problem is that the game isn’t using 100% of the power you have, you can check with MSI Afterburner, for me it’s only using 50% of my GPU and not at it’s full clock speed, either.

  5.  
      pill62

    Hey I just bought a copy of the game and installed it, it didn;t work at first. I could only run legacy. So i googled it then I found out I needed to go to properties and set to beta. so I did that and it had me download the update. I did that then when I click run it has me choose which one I want to do rust or legacy when i choose rust it just closes the selector and then just does nothing, would you happen to know a fix?

  6.  
      SamRowe

    this is bull i jus bought it and i cant even play the game cause of the disconnect thing it seems like a complete wast of money now

  7.  
      Grestian

    Hello! Help, I do not have the properties of “Experimental”! And over the course of the server I wrote “allocating terrain math”! What to do? Help please!

  8.  
      RealmDweller

    RTFM. There is an option.

  9.  
      RustPlayer9000

    Can you add a ”censoring” option that adds something to cover the game character genitals? It would make me be able to play more, considering sometimes little children are in my house and i can’t open my inventory when they pass by

  10.  
      MateusBarbosa1

    Meu ferrugem Localidade: Não abre na aba desempenham ferrugem ELE assim abre nenhum legado Alguem me Ajuda? Meu rust não abre na aba do play rust ele so abre no Legacy alguém me ajuda ? Meu rust não abre na aba do play rust ele so abre no Legacy alguém me ajuda ? Meu rust não abre na aba do play rust ele so abre no Legacy alguém me ajuda ?

  11.  
      bacchusgaia

    Playing on mac, got the good config, can play legacy but experimental close just after i clic on play….try to reinstal/restart etc…nothing work…

  12.  
      Penko72

    Guys i downloaded rust and i downloaded experimental one and i click play rust and it shows me that i am plying it on few secs and rremoves … any help ?

  13.  
      metabletforres

    New version worked in morning, now it crashes before starting.

  14.  
      jascemarie33

    When launching rust from.steam library, you should be able to unwindow it. You need to go fullscreen

  15.  
      Nutz181

    Issues420916 Its on None :/ dont know what the problem is i just wanna play Rust :'(

  16.  
      Issues420916

    Got to steam, right click Rust, go to properties, go to betas tab, make sure you are on “None – opt out of all betas”
    If you are on the “experimental – stay away!” Build your chances of finding a server are slim, that branch updates every time they commit code and may not always work.

  17.  
      Nutz181

    no servers show up at all and when i try to manually connect to a server it says connecting in console but does nothing

  18.  
      qwertypzq

    Administrators to help tackle a mistake Rust Launcher Error: Fatal Error.

  19.  
      BradHeat

    If you guys are like me and still play lots of Legacy Rust, you will
    be glad to know I made a video tutorial for a base which cannot be
    noclipped or “sleeping bagged” into! The only way in is with some good
    ole-fashioned C4, and it will take lots of it! Check it out if you want
    to make your own hacker-proof base!

  20.  
      jordanlang2

    Scheich If you have a gaming mouse, set it up in your software. I have a button on my mouse to toggle holding the run keys.

  21.  
      jordanlang2

    Serial_7 He better cook out the god damn hackers and the fps issues and fps drops.

  22.  
      jordanlang2

    rustophob Try validating your files in right click > properties > local files > verify integrity of game cache.

  23.  
      jordanlang2

    DuelKill Same problem. Gtx 760. Except i get great fps but every so many seconds i have spikes down to 15. It is very irritating.

  24.  
      jordanlang2

    Newcourt Options for graphics settings you press f2 in settings

  25.  
      Issues420916

    Go into steam, right click game, go to properties, go to betas.
    None – opt out of all betas is now the normal option launching “experimental” as normal and allowing you to also choose “legacy”
    Experimental GET AWAY branch is now there testing branch, you will play updates the very moment they are committed to code. This branch has no garentee of working at time and may crash.
    It’s the game 100% as they are creating it.
    Make sure you have None selected on that, let it install, and you should be ok.

  26.  
      Chupakabra

  27.  
      Chupakabra

    Why when I turn on the experimental version of the rust I write error
    Please help with this problem
    How to make sure that everything worked as it should

  28.  
      Newcourt

    I have a MacBook Air 11inch 2013
    when I play on fastest and on windowed screen then it still is lagging.
    i can’t change the graphics cuz i can’t see the option menu!
    how can i fix it?

  29.  
      ManuelCasadoZapata

    i use a pad emulated xbox one sorry for my english lol

  30.  
      ManuelCasadoZapata

    please i need help i cant play with a pad in esperimental please will apreciate it repaired

  31.  
      RiKaRdODeLaGb

    WHEN I TRY TO JOIN TO A SERVER IT CRASH…

  32.  
      mtlvmpr

    Cpu? And have you tried without SLI?

  33.  
      DuelKill

    is there any reason i can only get 20fps max. and i have two 660’s super-clocked running in SLI mode? i never had this problem until i started playing experimental, its unplayable in this state.. anyone know a fix for this?

  34.  
      rustophob

    Why do the Rust experimental version differ between me and my buddy? We both switched to Legacy did the Update and then switched back to experimental. He has got 1309 and I got 1299. What can I do to get this running? I can’t join the server he is playing on since I get “status disconnected” everytime. Before I switched to Legacy and back to experimental I had 1299 as I have after the updates. His was 1276 before and is 1309 after the update. Please help!!!

  35.  
      VliGaming

    xenzorg same lol, people were saying its my cpu in rust chat but then i told them i have an 8 core 4.2 ghz 8mb cache AMD beast xD lol but yh it is kinda stupid…

  36.  
      babyfartmagysak

    when is friday devblog?

  37.  
      TheGovernor

    satanamsatan same here, can’t I can’t build windows too because of that. This needs a fix ASAP.

  38.  
      mtlvmpr

    Post your specs first.

  39.  
      RustGuide

    In addition to Rustafied you can find detailed information (including Release Notes, Item Specs, and Guides) at http://www.RustGuide.info/

  40.  
      Emberpuppy

    Can someone help me with this problem?

  41.  
      Emberpuppy

    When I launch rust experimental it is a black screen then it crash.

  42.  
      EricNims

    xenzorg

    Same here!

  43.  
      EricNims

    Coopper21

    I had the same problem a while back. I had to lower my video settings and it worked fine. Keep trying until you find the highest settings that work for you.

  44.  
      Serial_7

    Things are going so well ;) can’t wait to see what Garry is cooking for us!

  45.  
      mbarnett25

    Glad to see you guys acknowledging all the fantastic work Rustafied has been doing!

  46.  
      EugeneTernavsky

    RustRage liviano7777777 ahah, yeah, Putin also eat babies, ride bears (I hope russian players will be able to ride bears in Rust?) and you know The Dead Sea? It was also killed by Putin!

  47.  
      xenzorg

    I really hope that they gonna optimize game better. Really, I have powetful pc and fps are pretty bad + there are a lot of locking or lag for a while.
    I can run any game maxed ot without problem but I can run Rust.
    Really?

  48.  
      EugeneTernavsky

    liviano7777777 Играй в старую версию, кто тебе не дает. Она не обновлялась уже 6 месяцев. Запускай не ярлыком на рабочем столе, а через стим. Выбирай Play Legacy – это старая версия. Только доделывать ее никто не будет и к новому году играть в нее скорее всего тоже мало кто будет…Такие дела.

  49.  
      Bobylein

    Scheich Just like pressing W for a long time, wurm online has the x key for that.

  50.  
      Bobylein

    LanGamesCZ If the developement will continue to evolve in this direction, this game will probably be played by a much bigger player base because it doesn’t look and feels like a prototype.

  51.  
      Scheich

    Can we have a RUN key. something like they ENTER key on the keypad. i can put something heavy on it and come back later. Iam serious here. Pressing shift w for a loooooong time is soo annoying.

  52.  
      RealmDweller

    Got that issue a few patches ago, while still using an athlon 64 x2. Running maintenance and Rebooting my computer was all it took… Haven t gotten it once since i upgraded to an FX6300 though.

  53.  
      satanamsatan

    I can’t use window plan because I use 1366×768 monitor so window plan option gets out of my screen edges. Please fix it, thanks.

  54.  
      Coopper21

    Uninstalled and then re-installed still no menu options and no way to play, just a wolf and the rain. I read the previous comments and i have no idea how to opt out of beta or whatever and really why would this make my menu not appear? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  55.  
      Zoran95

    Issues420916 ok Lol am not want Experimental yust want to get vac update for Rust legacy

  56.  
      Coopper21

    Why when i launch the experimental version does it stay on the screen with the wolf and the rain? Am i doing something wrong, i let it sit for an hour and nothing happened?

  57.  
      Issues420916

    Then ask for a refund? lol Rust Legacy is….done? They can call it done. Say that’s all, it’s release, and it’s up to valve to fix anti cheat. But no, they decided to start over, make it better, fix issues and add new and better things in. And they offer this to you for FREE your didn’t pay for experimental they gave it to you.
    Instead of crying like everyone else who got a free updated version, call it Rust 2.0 why not comment feed back to help them build the game you want to play?
    Saying “I didn’t pay for this shit” helps 0%.
    Maybe try “If they added ______ sooner I would play…
    Maybe try that instead?
    If you have read ANYTHING about what’s going on is they physically can not update legacy, they would have to change millions of lines of code to fix and add new features. They can fix and add new guns and base items and towns, but it will probably be months between each small update.
    Experimental updates up to 20x a day adding new items, menus, fixes and features.
    In a month or so you will eat your words and play just like everyone else, so lets be helpful not childish..
    Remember a game is only as playable as the person playing makes it.

  58.  
      RealmDweller

    RTFM

  59.  
      m-p{3}

    Is there a launch option in Steam to automatically start the game right away, not having the “Play Rust, Play Legacy” option?
    And even better, is there launch options to define the screen resolution and graphics quality, so I can simply jump into the game?

    Thanks!

  60.  
      Zoran95

    Issues420916 Am pay for Rust Alpha not for experimental shit

  61.  
      Issues420916

    Agreed 100% the scale system is to tedious with how small the icons are. A modifier would be nice, click for full stack, alt click for scale?
    But lets also keep in mind items are way way over abundant and have no stack limit at the moment ( most likely for testing purposes) when they fine tune a scale system on a stack of 250 wolnt be nearly as bad. With 30,000 times you have to hit a single screen pixel for a stack of 100 atm.

  62.  
      KaneSoto

    not too fond of the drag and drop stacking system… maybe a right click option to create a stack of X-amount of item but drag amd drop should be back to normal… drag a stack drop that stack

  63.  
      RealmDweller

    They just need to add real defences and tweek structure reinforcement methods a bit… ATM they may as well rename it to “time out simulator 2.0” since you do nothing but stare at walls for 6 hours, just to get a start – or join the rest of the bottom feeders and troll other players.

  64.  
      RealmDweller

    Please vote on this like crazy (trying make it a priority) So that we don’t get stuck with some fancy “Time-out simulator 2.0”
    In addition to anything having to do with defensive structures/traps/spiked walls etc. The game is extremely out of balance and griefers/raiders have all of the advantage atm. If this is going to be the default, its time to sort it out and make the fuckers work for our loot.
    A suggested improvement to help make structure reinforcements a bit less… mundane… They may already have it planned, but haven’t seen anything on trello suggesting it besides a new hammer model.
    http://support.facepunchstudios.com/feedback/view/612-please-make-house-reinforcements-less-mundane

  65.  

    Experimental  doesn’t work on my computer too good looking

  66.  
      RealmDweller

    Looks like they made some important tweeks today :D wonder to what extent they changed structure damager per weapon >.>  https://twitter.com/RustUpdates

  67.  
      GlennLane

    What does the rock say????????? no no no no no dont work

  68.  
      mtlvmpr

    CrustyRusty Specs, please.

  69.  
      TheBestJohnEvar

    LanGamesCZ You mean f the development will continue to evolve in this direction, fortunately, this game will be awesome and many people will play it…

  70.  
      articman78567

    mogur00 LanGamesCZ nope he just playing rust on ultra low and the experimental version not running on his computer
    stop playing on toasters

  71.  
      mogur00

    EddieStrike few more patches and it’l be SUPER playable i reckon. You can have a run around and a build at the moment but i reckon wait a little while longer and then jump on in

  72.  
      mogur00

    EricNims haha i think you made that up mate… they never said there were 2 teams. They discontinued work on legacy, continued as development of it in the direction they wanted to go was too difficult due to the code it was designed in.

  73.  
      mogur00

    LanGamesCZ why? what dont you like about the direction theyr going in?

  74.  
      TheBestJohnEvar

    EricNims 1)They never said there were 2 teams.
    2) There are servers for experimental 
    3) You can even run a server yourself.

    If you have problems finding a server Rustafied has the solution.

  75.  
      LanGamesCZ

    Unfortunately I have to say that the experimental version I do not like.
    If the development will continue to evolve in this direction, unfortunately, this game probably stops many people play …

  76.  
      RustRage

    liviano7777777 Putin killed the Prime MInister of Malaysia!

  77.  
      liviano7777777

    Из за бета версии RUST я не могу в него играть
    Так к системние требования увеличелись и он у меня очень сильно лагает,появылось много непонятного поставьте старую версию RUST или сделайте так чтобы люди могли себе менять версии например по етой причине:
    Купил я раст хочу поиграть запускаю все нормально работает никаких лагов а тут на следующий день он обновился и вот суть обновления
    1. Лагает так що не возможно играть даже на самом худшем качестве  не работает
    2 Ти вспоминаеш какая была хорошая старая версия и тебе хочетса в нее поиграть так как в новой у тебя все завысает одним словом новая версия не работает
    3. У тебя появляетса мисль зачем я покупал-покупала RUST если не могу в него играть

    В овление есть хорошое например можно плавать но я вам говорю как любитель RUST множество людей которие играли в раст сечас не могут его играть так как и я и они зря потратили свои деньги и нерви надеюсь вы поставите старую версию и будете ее доделивать но не менять на другую
    И пожалусто не меняйте карту она всем нравитса зачем вы поставили новую? (((((((((((

    Спасибо!
    Надеюсь вы меня и всех других услишите

  78.  
      liviano7777777

    Due to the beta version of RUST I can not play it 
    So to the system requirements uvelichelis and I have it very much lag, there will be many unknown place RUST older version or make sure that people can afford to change the version for example by etoj reason: 
    I bought the stretch run I want to play everything works fine no lag and then the next day it was updated and that’s the essence of renovation 
    1 Proposes so scho not possible to play even the worst as not working 
    2 Tee vspominaesh what was the good old version and you hochetsa to play it because you have a new all in one word zavysaet new version does not work 
    3 You poyavlyaetsa misl why I bought, bought RUST if I can not play it 

    In ovlenie There is a good example, you can swim but I’m telling you as a fan RUST many people who play in the stretch sechas can not play it because I and they have wasted their money and nerves I hope you put the old version and it will not change dodelivat on other 
    And pozhalusta not change the map it all nravitsa why did you put a new one? (((((((((((

    Thank you! 
    I hope you and all the other uslishite

  79.  
      nathan75

    yeah this happened to me yesterday and it said that it sent you what happened only way I could get on to rust is going throw steam and it still said that there was a still a problem with it I don’t know if it was just me ???

  80.  
      Bobylein

    EricNims There ARE already community servers for some time now, and why would they still work on the prototype? Any source when they said this?

  81.  
      EricNims

    When is there going to be servers available for this???

  82.  
      Dub16Times

    Yesterday I was playing just fine, today all the servers appear but when I click join the game doesn’t react at all. Can’t join official or community servers, what gives? Obviously other people can if the seattle server has 90 people in it.

  83.  
      Issues420916

    And really? Random buildings (they’re bases BTW) and tall stacks of stairs is your breaking point? Lol. That makes the game un playable? You are the only thing making it un playable. Scared.of.change.

  84.  
      Issues420916

    You obviously have not givin it a chance. Yes you can break walls with a rock, this week. Maybe next Friday we will have textures and a balance. You sir are just impatient. Legacy is still there, It’s still installable, loadable, hostable, and playable no one is forcing you you to play the main version. And be more positive maybe? Instead of crying that’s it’s not done, and it sucks, and it’s alpha. How about play legacy, and check out there support system so you can vote on what you want added and fixed? Don’t like the new one, don’t play it. Your complaints are pointless and are helping in now way.
    To bad you can’t delete experimental huh? Sucks you got the new version of a game for free…

  85.  
      penumbra

    Hey there I have a big problem. I just find one server where I can play on and I am finished with my latin. Another problem is that I can’t farm stone or something like that. Wood is no problem. Any ideas?

  86.  
      Roflpantoffel

    Issues420916 “few weeks”, “going to be” “close to” my point exactly.. And no its not as playable, just random buildings everywhere, random stairs to heaven. And than to top it all, you can remove metal walls with a rock. Great fun! Much worth my time.

  87.  
      Issues420916

    “Legacy” was playable? 9/10 players hack ,glitch, exploit and so on?
    Last I played legacy I was being passed by speed hackers every 5 minutes while trying to dodge aim bots and people with bases in rocks.
    “Legacy” was pre alpha also they just can not go further with it. The new version is just as playable, make a Eoka pistol, strap on your bolt action and build your base, don’t forget to upgrade the parts to level 5 so it’s harder to break in.
    The new version is just hitting the point legacy was when it first came out. I’m assuming you got it from steam and not the dutch auction? I played legacy, not a ton but enough to know it was fun, but it’s over. They can’t code it, they can stop the cheats, and there is 100% no point in working on it.
    Just last Friday I felt the same as you, experimental was boreing, no point in building a base, no guns worked etc. I have played 12 hours none stop every day for the last 3 days.
    With just the addition of upgradeing bases it changed everything, and that was just one small update.
    They are close to baseline, in the next few weeks you will see the game catch up, then pass where legacy is.
    I mean come on, Dirt bikes, caves, epic monuments and landmarks, random gen towns, every map is new, it’s going to be amazing.

  88.  
      Mordrull

    Beta Version Rust release date please .. look nice .. :D

  89.  
      Myrothas

    ultimate pro … dude read garrys post on top of the page …
    chose legacy and you are set. ffs.

  90.  
      ultimate pro

    today 1/10/14 i updated game and gues what? The game load but on the main menu theres no play game,options,exit option theres just the background with a wolf standing in a forest while its raining…PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE “FIX THIS A.S.A.P” because i spent 82hours on rust and my house is wood so please fix this quickly as my house has probably started getting effected by decay (last played game 30/09/14 at 9:00pm so please do fix this………

  91.  
      CrustyRusty

    mine didn’t run then did but now even the menu screen is laggy :/

  92.  
      Issues420916

    Never going to happen, the project is over. And experimental is amazingly fun give it a try :) raiding isn’t just for who has C4 and friends anyone can raid and fight.

  93.  
      Issues420916

    Opt out of all betas on steam. Experimental is main now so you need to download legacy as the extra package. It worked for me I was getting kicked right after the unity menu

  94.  
      Issues420916

    @TravisRobicheaux I had the same issue, now that “Experimental” is the normal game opt out of all betas on steam and it should load for you.

  95.  
      TravisRobicheaux

    Rust wont even run now. It doesnt even start up when i try…. after this shit update

  96.  
      Zoran95

    Issues420916 :( this experimental is Borning am want old Rust to be updated new weapons or Good Anti cheat Protect

  97.  
      Zoran95

    Roflpantoffel Good Coment :) am want old rust to be updated with new guns no Experimental Shit

  98.  
      Roflpantoffel

    “If you’re resistant to change and don’t want any part of the new version..” Dude seriously? I want to be able to play a playable game.. like the ‘legacy’ was.. Not some pre-alpha game (It isn’t even alpha imo) There is nothing to do there, why are you trying to judge people not wanting to play such a pointless game? If i play on the experimental for 10 mins i’m already bored.. And many with me, how can you be so ignorant.

  99.  
      Myrothas

    Finally!

  100.  
      RealmDweller

    A couple of ideas I’ve suggested for after base-line is established don’t seem to be getting much visibility, Please vote and/or leave feedback. Negative feedback is fine, just have some tact! Posting here one last time since they don’t seem to be getting noticed :)

    At least one biome (strictly optional/avoidable) with persistent and aggressive PvE/NPC elements:
    http://support.facepunchstudios.com/feedback/view/387-a-contribution-childs-voice-caretaker-s-gonna-take-care-of-youuuu-maniacle-cackle

    Extreme weather conditions that effect visibility/navigation/freezing death:
    http://support.facepunchstudios.com/feedback/new-comment/560

  101.  
      Angryy

    You pee on the job. good job guys.
    Modders would like to thank and bow

  102.  
      Angryy

    MORE VERSIONS MORE VERSIONS!!!!!!!!!! SHIT THIS SHIT

  103.  
      GrymThor

    Good Job Guys!….1th

  104.  
      jasonhubbs13

    10th

  105.  
      Issues420916

    Legacy will never be updated again man. Sorry. :(

  106.  
      Issues420916

    You guys made a HUGE step towards baseline this week! Numbers increaseing every time I log in and so many new people saying “How do I…?” Congrats guys, can’t wait to see the future!

  107.  
      TheBestJohnEvar

    Dude that smells like baseline to me :D

  108.  
      Castaway

    Ok, time to switch my server from legacy. I have emailed my server provider asking them to change it. 

    I’m wondering if I’m going to have a fight on my hands here, do you know if the hosting providers have the ability to change servers to new Rust?

    I used to use Rusty and Rusted for rcon, will these tools work in the new version?

    Any mods available yet such as Oxide or am I getting ahead of the game here?

  109.  
      EddieStrike

    So is the new rusat playable yet? or still some patches left to go

  110.  
      Zoran95

    Update Legalicy Verzion am not have strong pc to play new Rust !!!!!!

  111.  
      joekiller

    Wooohooo Default!

  112.  
      RustRage

    Putin Killed the Prime minister of Malaysia!

  113.  
      JesusDiedInLasVegas

    Legacy не нужна

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