A new war is brewing. A violent conflict, between the Six Colonies, each one convinced that it was in the right, each one sure of its own ability to defeat its enemies. But they need Generals. They need soldiers. They need you.

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Following Evolution RTS' massive success with getting on Steam, and with a donation from Connetable enabling this, Zero-K is now on Greenlight.
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Announcing the "Floppy" Cup Open Slot Tournament! $100 prize pool!

Announcing the "Floppy" Cup Open Slot Tournament! $100 prize pool!

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Saturday March 30, 2013, 18:00 GMT Maps: To be determined Early Rounds: Best of 3 Semifinals: Best of 5 Finals: Best of 7 Prize Pool: $100

Evolution RTS is currently on Steam Greenlight!

Evolution RTS is currently on Steam Greenlight!

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Hey everyone! HUGE announcement! Evolution RTS is currently on Steam Greenlight! But, in order for it to go live, Steam has to know that you want it to...

Evolution RTS v4.8 is released and missions have arrived!

Evolution RTS v4.8 is released and missions have arrived!

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Ok, here is the deal. Missions must be added through the Desura files, which means that any time I add a mission, they will not be immediately available...

Evolution RTS v4.4 Released!

Evolution RTS v4.4 Released!

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Pretty significant changelog this time with a bunch of cool fixes and additions!

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Arthandas
Arthandas

Great game. When I saw the screens/videos I didn't believe it's a freeware. I'm gonna stick to it for a longer time when/if you implement the offline mode. Thanks for the time you sacrificed to create this game.

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Forboding_Angel Creator
Forboding_Angel

Singleplayer Missions are coming, but to be honest, they take a while to make, and test for bugs, etc.

They are also somewhat difficult to maintain, but I have some ideas on that. You can of course play skirmish games by yourself. Just log on, join a server, add a bot and hit start, but I assume you are mainly referring to singleplayer missions.

Coming Soon (tm) :-)

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Forboding_Angel Creator
Forboding_Angel

Forgot to mention that as of Lobby version 4.0, hosting your own games locally (offline/online) should be a possibility. I need to stress that in order for anyone to be able to play with you, you will need to have your ports forwarded. There is a nat transversal ability, but it will not always be 100% effective with every router out there, etc etc etc.

But even when this ability is present, the dedicated hosts aren't going anywhere.

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giangiotto
giangiotto

I am sorry but I must rate this a straight 1. Not providing a direct link to the .sdz file is unforgivable, even for a hobby project like this.

And don't give me the "Hurr it makes installation easy" excuse, I have been in the software business for years, I know how a goddamn computer works. I don't want crappy bloatware to copy paste files for me.

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awesome717413
awesome717413

How old are you? 9? Can't you do anything by yourself?

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Forboding_Angel Creator
Forboding_Angel

Are you finished? Oh, then allow me to rebut.

It's a free game, you self-entitled twat!

You may know how a computer works, but you obviously have no idea how google works.

There is a way to install the game without using Desura, you just didn't bother looking. Feel free to head over to springrts.com and download the barebones engine, which, is just an engine. There is no game content included.

Then head over to the packages repository to download the game content.

Ok that's all fine and good, you have the engine and the game content, but oh damn, no maps.

So head over to springfiles and download all the Evolution RTS maps.

Yay! I now have the game, engine, and the maps/ Lets fire up the lobby!

WTF IS ALL THIS?!?!? (You get swamped with popups asking you to do this or that, telling you to do something or another, when starting the engine lobby)

You finally make it into the lobby. Where are all the Evo games?!?!!? (Because the engine lobby shows every available game that uses the engine, so you'll have to wade through a hundred games.

After you find an open server in the lobby, you wait around, people join, game starts.

WTF? Why is my screen resolution at 640x480??? Why does this game look like crap? It looks nothing like what is in the videos!!! (You have to set all the graphics settings yourself. Resolution, and 5 pages worth of rendering information, half of which you won't know anything about)

After all this, if you didn't just delete everything and say "Screw this!", I would be very surprised.

This "bloatware" as you call it allows me the game dev to bundle everything up for you in a very nice neat little package. You have to do 3 things to play.

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Forboding_Angel Creator
Forboding_Angel

1. Download and install Desura
2. Click "Play Evolution RTS"
3. Create a username on the server

That is it. Desura will take care of updating maps and the engine for you (so that you don't de-sync with other users when something gets updated). It will take care of filtering battle info so that you only see relevant information. It sets all of your graphics settings for you AUTOMATICALLY.

And, in general, it takes care of everything for you. Could I do it without Desura? No. Because I have no way of informing your version that it is outdated, and the server doesn't care, so it will happily allow you to start a game with the wrong version of the engine, causing desyncs and player irritation (mostly aimed at you for being the "stupid noob").

This isn't some game company here, this is one guy. I don't have anything nice to say, so I'll just stop at this juncture, but remember that this game is free. I have poured over 4 years of my life into creating this game. The least you could do is not be a jerk when you're complaining (In other words, complaining is fine, Just don't be a jerk about it!).

And after all that, you will be sorely disappointed when you try to play a game and get kicked out of the host because you have the wrong engine version. Evolution RTS doesn't necessarily use the latest and greatest engine version all the time because the engine devs sometimes accidentally break crucial parts, so in order to spare users form that discomfort, we use an older version of the engine until the new version is fixed.

All this coming from the guy who tried to convince me that the Spring Engine (which this game is built upon) is better than the engine Evolution RTS uses.

Allow me to speak for all indie devs when I say, GTFO! *******.

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Agent42
Agent42

Couldn't have said it better myself! Nice job puttting that prick in his place.

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uberwarrior
uberwarrior

I approve of this game, gameplay is solid, it is hard at first but u get used to it. My only issue is the bots are a stupid sometimes, that or iam missing something from the game. Anyways good game and worth checkin out

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Forboding_Angel Creator
Forboding_Angel

Thanks :-) Yeah the bots can be a little braindead sometimes but they generally do fairly ok =D

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BoomBoomBatista
BoomBoomBatista

Put this on steam Greenlight. Nau.

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Forboding_Angel Creator
Forboding_Angel

Sure, got $100? :-)

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Highest Rated (6 agree) 9/10

Some people might find the complexity of play in the multiplayer to be intimidating, but once you really understand it you will be able to appreciate the gameplay that rivals top commercial RTS's.

Not to mention, being completely free, the price is right. All that currently lacks is an active player community.

Jun 29 2011 by luckywaldo7

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Okay , thsi is my rating I have the supreme commander game and it is kind of like the same idea and same thing that is why i rated low.

I rated 4 for the effort)

Dec 4 2011 by Oliver1028

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