Is VHR3D Free?
Yes, it is free to play forever and no credit card required. There are optional subscriptions and in-game items to buy.
Will this game have any effect on VHR web game?
Not entirely. The added promotions of VHR3D may draw some attention to the original game. You will not be forced to play VHR3D, virtualhorseranch.com will remain as a web game and data will be separate (such as horses, players etc…)
Will the game be available on smart phones?
It will not be optimized for phones initially- we will likely have to build a separate “light weight” app for phones, so they handle the game efficiently. This may take time, but we expect to have some sort of app available for phones in the future.
Will the game run on slower systems/older computers?
We hope so! We have tested our client so far on some old builds, and it ran good unless we had other programs running (like a screen recorder). Since the game should run in tablets- it should be fine. However we will also offer the ability to change graphical settings to accommodate older model computers.
September 12, 2014 at 12:01 am
If you will be looking for folks to work with the Beta this winter, count me in 🙂 I’ll be happy to play it and give any info or feedback that is required! I have plenty of time to spend online.
Equine Leagcies #292037
November 19, 2014 at 6:01 am
Just wondering if VHR3D will run on a chromebook?
November 19, 2014 at 6:14 am
Yes it should work (on the web player at least). Until i hear differently I’ll say yes with “95%” certainty.
May 16, 2015 at 6:16 am
Is this still expected to launch in 2015? It says “Spring 2015” but it’s already almost summer in the Northern hemisphere.
May 16, 2015 at 7:07 am
That was assuming our Kickstarter succeeded- I will update that right away, thanks!
July 19, 2015 at 12:59 am
Met you at Breyerfest today! Hopefully all the work you guys are putting into this game works out c: I will be downloading this when it’s done. I’m only 13, but I too own my own game. Best of luck!
P.s. Thank you for being a fellow designer, I’m proud of you also. Keep in touch c;
July 19, 2015 at 9:18 pm
Hey thank you so much for visiting and your good wishes! It was so wonderful to see everyone at the festival. If you are on our mailing list- we’ll let you know as soon as we are out.
September 2, 2015 at 6:26 pm
Hi! Im from argentina and would like to know if here the game will be available on spring of 2015 too,best of lucks,the game sounds awesome!
September 12, 2015 at 5:38 am
Thank you for your interest, we are still working on it- I will update with a post soon
May 11, 2016 at 5:33 am
Was just wondering, If i purchase a cheaper version of the early access, what happens if I choose to purchase another more expensive early access version of the available packages later on? Will the extras be added to my game or would i simply get a discount on the new purchase? (Example simply taking what i’ve already spent off of the first package and adding the additional/new subscription and additional features to my current package, is what I mean.)
October 21, 2016 at 4:58 pm
Why don’t you start a kickstarter campaign to raise the money required to finish this project?
October 22, 2016 at 2:23 am
Considering it for the human avatars- We did do one over a year ago but it failed 🙁
September 16, 2018 at 4:55 pm
So why are we not able to play for free like the old VHR2?? It says my free trial of “Win Zip” is up, which I have never even HAD a free trial to begin with. What a rip off and how sad that the game has gone down hill before it has even started. I understand wanting to market yourself but at least get a big customer base before even doing any of this, sincerely someone who grew up playing and loving VHR2.
September 18, 2018 at 7:17 pm
Hello, You are able to play for free. You can use 7-zip instead of win-zip to extract the zip file, it is open source and always free. Win-zip is windows default extraction program- not ours!
October 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Hey! I’m having a bit of trouble downloading the game. Do you guys have a troubleshooting page?
October 16, 2018 at 4:18 pm
Hey there, we should work on one! Could it be firewalls that are preventing you from downloading it? Which version are you trying to download- Mac or Windows?
February 9, 2019 at 5:37 pm
I’ve downloaded the game but when I try to launch the game it’s says that It might have a risk(I’m on windows by the way) I tried to reinstall the game but it’s always saying the same thing! I really wanted to play the game… What should I do?
(Sorry about the bad english)
February 9, 2019 at 6:33 pm
Hey there, it might be your firewalls since we are an unknown publisher and it does connect to the internet. You can enable the games in your firewalls/create an exception, or override perhaps when it tells you this error. The game is completely safe, it is built all in house.
February 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm
Thanks for the tip! But I figured a way to play the game it’s awesome thanks again!
February 9, 2019 at 6:32 pm
My game application isn’t in the files once I unzip. I don’t know what could be causing that?
February 9, 2019 at 9:42 pm
Are you seeing a VhorseLauncher, and what OS are you using?
February 10, 2019 at 5:37 am
Hi! This game looks right up my alley but wouldn’t run on my laptop.
Maybe because it’s 32-bit, single core and can’t do WebGL? It’s a 2006 IBM Thinkpad t43, business class laptop.
February 10, 2019 at 7:34 am
Hey there, you might be able to just play it in 2d form (and not go riding or visit ranch) for the time being. I can advance you in quest once you get to step 6 I think where it says catch a horse, just tell us in chat.
If you’re having another issue beyond being able to play at all let me know
February 10, 2019 at 8:46 pm
My brand new windows laptop wont download the game. It appears in my files but it tells me to extract it, so I do. and when I try to open it it says UntilityPlayler.ddl isn’t avalibe please redownload. Ive tried it 3 times now but no luck, Help!
February 10, 2019 at 11:55 pm
Hey there, are you launching with vhorselauncher.exe?
February 11, 2019 at 3:09 am
i cant get the game help
February 12, 2019 at 5:08 am
What do you need help with?
February 12, 2019 at 8:51 pm
hello! how do i get into the game? i don’t know how to work anything but i’m trying to sign in, it tells me that it’s sending. i wait a while and nothing happens. it also tells me that i need a horse to get into the game but i want to start with Bessie the mule. help, please!
February 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Hey there, did you start vhorsepatcher.exe? Are you on patch 29? Thanks!
February 13, 2019 at 4:43 pm
My problem is this, I have no clue how to unzip anything. Heck, I don’t even know for sure how to get there on my own. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
February 14, 2019 at 6:01 pm
Try right clicking the file and selecting unzip. I think windows comes with winrar (to unzip) but If you don’t have an unzip program, I use 7-zip
February 17, 2019 at 5:14 pm
Everytime i try to get into the game, it gets me bessie, then i try and it ends up not letting me ride, it loads for a second then just stops…. I unzipped the files and did everything.. ( WINDOWS )
February 17, 2019 at 5:15 pm
It also wont let me see any horse when i look at the bessie through the stable thing
February 20, 2019 at 12:17 am
Hey there, for some reason you are losing connection to the server. Try checking firewalls. Also make sure you are launching with vhorselauncher.exe . Try creating a new account as well, then go back to the one you want to be on.
February 19, 2019 at 3:47 pm
Hey! I downloaded the game however when I try to start the vhorsepatcher.exe it says the execution can’t happen because Unityplayer.dll wasn’t found. That file was right above vhorsepatcher.exe though. What do I do?
September 11, 2019 at 5:15 pm
Not a question, but suggestions you said were welcome.
more options of events.
cart racing (standerbred racing)
beginner halter (for foals under the age of showing to test their skills)
ability to make clinics
you have to have a level ##+ horse to start a clinic with and they will teach the others that join.
(a good way to earn money)
a breeding chart
breed + breed = what?
make it a goal
to breed a colt
a level 10 horse
set a horse free
make so many friends
discounted breeding to friends/friend only (private) sales/breedings
make a discord server
do something with feeding.
make us find/grow crops in our fields for feed
or we can buy it for those that cant do it
im dead at the moment, hope this helps and as i think of more ill try to make anther list for you. by all means i dont make this as it needs to be done, only suggestions to add to the game play to make it more interactive and fun.
September 12, 2019 at 4:49 pm
Awesome thank you!
September 16, 2019 at 2:15 pm
im not a western person but western events would be good too.
September 16, 2019 at 2:22 pm
i also like team things where you need a team of horses that work well together (like bonded mates and such)
you need to build this team dynamic by training together and riding them together (ponying the one not ridden)
then you can do team events, like fox hunting, team carriage, and many more can be thought of….
but here is the catch, the more bonded horses are (herd bound) the more problems that arise, such as riding alone is nearly hard to steer as they will keep going home and refusing to listen, showing without their herd mates lower their scores, and anything else you would think a herd bound horse might have problems with.
September 16, 2019 at 2:53 pm
Hey there, thank you again for your ideas and feedback! There is a lot of fun stuff we can do
September 16, 2019 at 2:27 pm
idk if you need help setting up skills for these things or not or if you will or not do them, but im willing to be help if need be. just email me.
September 16, 2019 at 2:32 pm
driving style comps
Draft horse showing
September 16, 2019 at 2:26 pm
can be born laidback or trained that way from babyhood.
you really cant bombproof a horse from adulthood (which you can but is VERY difficult)
bombpoof horses are good for mounted hunting, vaulting, therapy, mounted archery, and jousting