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Known Issues List (Updated 13/02/24 for UE5)

  • Gamepad Controllers are not fully supported due to the Keybind Re-binding system not being finished.
  • Keybinding is not working for all possible actions.
  • Some sound options do not reflect for some voice lines & sex interactions
  • The Aadi swimming is not working and sometimes the player can get stuck when trying to swim with the Aadi
  • You cannot mount boats while swimming
  • Various swimming issues
  • Save/Load issues
  • Duplication of Pickup interactables when saving multiple times
  • Issues with the Campfire UI
  • Unknown issues with Crashing & the Fast Travel System
  • Issues with loading quest data layers (objectives being missing etc) – current workaround is to save & load while remaining in-game
  • Shipwrecked Anubites – Starting the quest via Ameni causes Asim to get stuck on the wrong dialog


Q. How do I get cosmetic items for my character?
A. UE4 – You can find cosmetics around the world, in chests, Jars, completing quests, via dialog options and in Vendors.
UE5 – Upon completing the quest ‘Masquerade’ you unlock the Shrine of Cosmetics, allowing you to change forms etc.

Q. How do I get essence for the Shrine of Cosmetics (UE5)?
A. The primary source is Kethra’s gifts which can be found scattered throughout the world. 

Q. How do I save and load the game?
A. You can Save and Load the game via the Main Menu, Additionally you can quick save and load with P for save and Load for O.

Q. Can I change the default keybinds?
A. You can change most keybinds in the Main Menu, some are not fully working.

Q. What are the default bindings in Dialog?
A. W & S move the dialog choices up and down, E to Skip or to Select a Choice.

Q. How does Character customization work?
A. How your Character looks is entirely based upon what you equip, your base body, the cosmetics.
You can currently swap out the head, head cosmetics, body, body cosmetics and whether or not you have a cock attached, and which cock.
Cosmetics for the body and head can entirely change the outfit, skin and colours; additional customization will continue to be added to the game.

Q. How do I delete old save files/find save files?
A. Use the In-Game Main Menu, press “Load Game” and delete slots
Locate your Save Files at C:\Users\{YOUR_USER}\AppData\Local\Carnal_Instinct\Saved\SaveGames

Q. I am unhappy with the game can I get a refund?
Please contact the team via Patreon, Subscribestar or email us at [email protected]

Q. I’ve just updated to the latest build, but can’t complete a new quest, XXX is missing?
A. During this early stage of development, we will regularly have to update the SaveGame Objects and Interactables which may require you to start a new game save file.
We will include this information in the update post, but if you are having difficulty completing a quest or finding an item, you may need to create a new save.

Q. Can I use my old Saves for the latest update?
A. Old saves from prior to v0.1.5 are not recommended and may cause serious game breaking bugs.

Q. Where can I get support?
A. A great resource is our discord and Patreon, if you have not linked your Discord to your Patreon, follow this guide.

Q. What’s the difference between the patreon and Steam Version?
A. Steam will be updated constantly with bug fixes and Quarterly with a Stable content release, whereas Patreon and Subscribestar users will get more frequent, early access versions of the game.
Additionally, our Patrons will get full access to our Discord, behind-the-scenes content and help guide the direction of the game with community polls.


To access to the game, please download and install the Carnal Instinct Launcher, you can find download links to this on Patreon here and Subscribestar here.

For all updates, the launcher will replace itself and you do not need to handle deleting the old version of the launcher.
When you login to Patreon, please ensure that you login to Patreon using your Patreon Email/Password.

UE5/NEW Launcher Support Section

  • There is a known issue with Window Scaling, if you cannot press the install/download button, please reduce your Window Scaling temporarily, this is a known issue but we are hoping to fix it with a future update.
  • Currently there is no Linux/Mac version of the Launcher or the old UE4 launcher, if you do make it work, please provide steps/guidance so we can pass that along using Lutris/Wine; we recommend Linux users to buy the game on Steam instead.
  • The Launcher currently performs some of the download using the C Drive, if your C drive is full or you do not have full permissions, you may run into issues, please see the error log.
  • If the launcher is not re-opening, please ensure that the launcher is not currently open, as more than one instance of the launcher cannot run at once.
  • Login with Google does not work for some users right away, you must accept cookies before you can continue with login with Google for Patreon Login.
    If you still can’t login with Google, you can login using your Patreon account via the email field at the bottom. If this then tells you to sign in with Google, you need to add a password to your Patreon account which can be done in the settings section on their website.
  • We have provided the launcher via a 1-click-extract zip for convenience, please run the extractor and then run the game launcher in the location you selected.
  • The launcher should automatically patch itself and patch the game, but if you have issues please press the Repair button to repair the game, or if the launcher will not repair, then please try clearing out the launcher entirely and re-installing.
  • The new launcher is built for Windows and  Windows should detect if you do not have the necessary .NET dependencies, but if this does not work you may find installing the 3.5 .NET version fixes your issues which you can find here.
  • Permission issues might still be present, so for some users running the launcher as admin might be required for this to work properly, as with any launchers which need to download/replace files

UE4/Old Launcher Support Section

If you have any issues with a empty/blank/white popup window, please review your anti-virus software or capacitive wireless portal and see if it is blocking your login.
A small number of users have had to disable anti-virus software to Login with Patreon, do not forget to re-enable this afterwards.

If you are having issues with downloading, please try running the launcher as Admin, Disabling your Anti-virus or Firewall. For those who are having issues with the download pausing, this means the download is freezing for more than 60-90 seconds, in this case, please try using a VPN, many users have found using (which is free) has helped. We are working on increasing our download infrastructure to prevent this from happening in the future.

If extraction fails, do not manually extract the game, this will result in the game not working correctly, the launcher has to complete the extraction. If extraction is not working, please try a different location and try running the launcher as Admin.

For the first 24 hours of the month, Patreon processing runs very slow and may not recognize you as a Patron, please wait up to 24 hours and the issue should resolve.
If not contact support at [email protected] or use the #game-support channel in Discord.

Where is the Launcher Located? You can run the launcher by searching “Carnal Instinct Launcher” on your PC or going to “C:\Users\{YOUR USER}\AppData\Local\carnal_instinct_launcher\Carnal Instinct Launcher.exe”

What to do if you sign into the wrong Patreon Account -click the “Clear Patreon Data” button in the hamburger menu in the top right


To gain access to Discord, please ensure that your Patreon or Subscribestar is linked to your Discord account follow this guide.
In discord you will have access to discussion, community & developer support, interaction and feedback.

Patreon Issues

For all Patreon Issues, you can send us a message via our profile here

Support Email

For anything else, please email our support email – [email protected]


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