How to download Raft: Imagine being dispersed in the ocean, on a wooden raft and surrounded by hungry sharks. A rope and a harpoon are your only hopes for trying to collect the materials scattered in the sea, with which you could build useful accessories for your survival. Quiet, I’m not going to kidnap you and leave you in the middle of the sea: I was just describing you Raft, a video game in which you play the role of a castaway forced to collect all types of debris to build his own houseboat with the aim of surviving as long as possible.
If I have intrigued you and would like to test your survival instinct, let me explain how to download raft buying it on Steam, The platform developed by Valve that allows you to purchase and download numerous computer games, often at advantageous prices. In addition, I will show you the procedure to download a “prototype” version of Raft for free and, albeit from different developers, how to obtain the version for smartphones and tablets.
Come on, let’s not waste any more time chatting and let’s get to work immediately! Take five minutes of free time, dedicate them to reading the next paragraphs and follow the directions I am about to give you. Try to put them into practice and I assure you that, in no time, you will find yourself – virtually – on a raft in the middle of the sea, ready to collect all possible debris. Happy reading and above all, enjoy!
How to download Raft on computer
On computers, the full version of Raft is only available for Windows PC and, as previously mentioned, it can be downloaded via Steam. Furthermore, it is possible download Raft to computer in a free version that is also available for Mac and Linux. How to do? I’ll explain it right away.
Minimum and recommended requirements
Before going into detail about the download and installation procedure and, above all, before buying Raft, you need to know what the minimum requirements necessary to run the game and compare them with the specifications of your computer.
As of this writing, the full version of Raft is available exclusively for Windows PC with the following minimum requirements.
- Operating system: Windows 7;
- Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core or similar;
- Memory: 4 GB;
- Video Card: GeForce GTX 500 series or similar;
- DirectX: Version 11;
- Free disk space: 3 GB.
For a better gaming experience, you need to have a computer with the following recommended requirements.
- Operating system: Windows 7
- Processor: Intel Core i5 2.6GHz or similar
- Memory: 8 GB;
- Video Card: GeForce GTX 700 series or similar;
- DirectX: Version 11;
- Free disk space: 3 GB.
In addition, a broadband Internet connection is required to play Raft in multiplayer mode, but no further indications regarding Mbps are specified in the game specifications.
Download and install Steam
As widely anticipated, to download Raft you need to contact Steam, Valve’s platform for downloading and purchasing games in digital format. For download and install Steam on your computer (if you have not already done so), connected to official website of the service, click the button Install Steam and, in the new open page, presses the button Install Steam now to start downloading the software.
Once the download is complete, double click on the file SteamSetup.exe, presses the button Forward, then affix the check mark next to the item I accept the license agreement and click on the button again Forward. In the new screen that appears, select the Italian language, click the buttons Forward is Install, then wait for the installation to complete and click the button end to start downloading the update files needed for Steam to work.
Now, proceed with the creation of your account by pressing the button Create a new account. Then enter your data in the fields Name on Steam, Password is Email address, type the characters displayed on the screen in the field Please enter the characters, affix the check mark required to accept the terms of service and declare that you are at least 14 years old and click the button Forward. Within a few moments you will receive an email containing an activation link: click on the item Create my account to activate your account and complete the registration process.
So press on the button Go on, enter the login information you just created in the fields Account name is Password and click the button Log in to log in to your account. For the detailed procedure, I leave you to my guide on how to download Steam.
Download and install Raft with Steam
For download and install Raft via Steam, start the client of the platform developed by Valve in online mode and, if you have not already done so, log in to your account by entering your data in the fields Account name is Password and pressing the button Log in.
Now, click on the item Shop present in the top menu, type Raft in the field Search in the shop located at the top right and presses the icon of magnifying glass to start the search. In the search results, locate Raft (it should be the first result) and click on it to access its description sheet.
To buy the game, press the green button Add to Cart and on the next screen, click the button Purchase for me. In the section Payment details, set the payment method you prefer through the drop-down menu under the heading Choose a payment method and select one of the options available from PayPal, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JBC) Skrill is Paysafecard, then enter the data and press the button Go on to complete the purchase.
Then click on the item library present at the top, select Raft from the list of games in the left sidebar and click on the button Install, then affix the check mark next to the items Create a shortcut on the desktop is Create a shortcut in the Start menu if you want to create quick links to the game and press the buttons Forward is I accept to start the download.
You can view the download speed and the downloaded data by clicking on the item In download present at the bottom. You should know that, in case of need, you can stop the download by pressing the button Pause and resume it later by clicking on the button Resume. Completed the download, presses on the item library, select Raft in the left sidebar and click the button Plays to start the game.
Download and install Raft without Steam
As mentioned earlier, Raft is an open source game that has been officially released on Steam in its final paid version. However, it is possible download and install Raft without Steam in a free version with fewer features and without the possibility of playing online with other users.
To download this version of Raft (available for Windows, macOS and Linux PCs), connected to game developer site and scroll down the page, until you find the section Download. Now, click on the button Download related to the operating system installed on your computer and wait for the download.
To play Raft on Windows PC, double click on the file [versione]_Raft_Win.zip and open the folder [versione]_Raft_Win, then double click on the file [versione]_Raft_Win.exe, presses the button Run and click on the button Play.
If, on the other hand, you have a Mac, double click on the zip file just downloaded to extract its contents and open the folder [versione]_Raft_MacUniversal. To start the game for the first time and avoid macOS restrictions for applications from non-certified developers, you need to right click on its icon and select the item You open from the menu that appears, then presses the buttons You open is Play to start playing.
How to download Raft on smartphones and tablets
If you prefer to play on smartphones and tablets, you need to know that Raft it is also available as an application, although not developed by the same developers as the computer version. The application, available for devices Android (version 4.0.3 and later) e iOS (version 7 and later), it’s free and the game dynamics it offers are the same as the desktop version of the game.
To download Raft on smartphones and tablets Android, start on Play Store pressing on its icon (the ▶ colored symbol) present on the home screen of your device, then tap on the icon of the magnifying glass present at the top right, write Raft in the search engine above and identify the application among the search results. So, presses on the icon of Raft and tap the buttons Install is I accept to start downloading and installing the game.
If, on the other hand, you have a iPhone or a iPad, you can download Raft through theApp Store, the official Apple store. Then start theApp Store pressing on its icon (the White “A” on a light blue background), tap on the voice Search for present in the menu at the bottom and type Raft in the field App Store present under the option Search for up.
Now, locate Raft in the search results and tap on its icon (one shark and a raft) to access the description and view details, reviews and related applications. To download the application, press on the button Get is I accept And that’s it. You may be asked to verify your identity via Touch ID, Face ID or entering your Apple ID password.