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0 comments by Saktoth on Apr 16th, 2014

Following Evolution RTS' massive success with getting on Steam, and with a donation from Connetable enabling this, Zero-K is now on Greenlight.
So if you're interested at all in seeing Zero-K on Steam, we need your votes! Click here, long into steam, and hit 'yes''!

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PsychoticEagle
PsychoticEagle Jun 12 2012, 11:08am says:

Why does this game state 'Single & Multiplayer' on Desura when it's obviously a Multiplayer game only?
I was really looking forward to playing this. Can you make a singleplayer version.
Preferably bypassing the logon screen. You don't need to be on the internet to play singleplayer games.
Only idiots like EA force you to do that, 'cos they a bunch of gits!

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Forboding_Angel Creator
Forboding_Angel Jun 13 2012, 11:54pm replied:

It states "Multiplayer & Singleplayer" because it can be played in multiplayer and singleplayer. Singleplayer is not synonymous with "offline", and nothing guarantees that you can play a game while offline, nor have I stated as such anywhere.

If you were to click "Cancel" on the login screen you would notice that you are presented with the lobby as per normal, except there is nothing in the battle list.

If you were to bother to read back a little further on newsposts, you would realize that this lobby is pretty new. It also doesn't have the ability to launch singleplayer missions yet.

Singleplayer is very much available, but at the moment you need to be online to use it, as currently there is no mechanism in place to facilitate you hosting your own game yet. From what I hear, in the next version of the lobby, that has been added.

Atm, log in, Join an empty game in the list, click "Add Bot", click start. You will now be playing a singleplayer skirmish vs a bot.

I doubt there is an issue with having to register, considering that all that is required is a name and a password. That is not much to ask. You do have internet capability, so that obviously isn't the issue.

You would have answered your own questions and statements by simply logging in., or maybe reading the newsposts, the development blog, or perhaps the wiki: Wiki.evolutionrts.info

Suffice it to say, this version of the lobby doesn't have that capability yet. It's not as though, I or anyone else working on this project or any other on this engine are actually making any money from it. We work on it in our free time. You are, however, welcome to lend your skills! I could always use talented help! :-)

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johnstar145
johnstar145 Sep 2 2012, 5:21am replied:

sorry for replying to this but can this game run on a single core amd+ 1.6ghz processor with a crappy video card known as "Ati Radeon 9250"?

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Forboding_Angel Creator
Forboding_Angel Sep 4 2012, 5:46am replied:

Most likely. IN the settings there is a checkbox for "ATI Hacks" which basically applies workarounds for some of ATI's driver shortfalls.

It should work fairly well, but you might have some trouble with higher unit counts. The saving grace is that in evo unit life is generally pretty short so overall units on the field generally doesn't stay super high for long.

You'll probably need to put most of the settings on low and work up from there.

In the next version of the lobby there will be settings presets for people with super low hardware. Unfortunately new lobby version is taking it's sweet time on landing -_-

If you have issues, post on the forums ( Forums.evolutionrts.info ) and we'll get you sorted out :-)

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RagnarokX
RagnarokX Mar 26 2012, 4:17pm says:

Can you please upload the gameplay/match videos to youtube ? I have slow bandwith and youtube is letting me watch it in 240 or 360p while modddb/desura has a fixed setting.

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Forboding_Angel Creator
Forboding_Angel Mar 26 2012, 5:20pm replied:

Youtube.com

They are on youtube first, then I upload them here.

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HumbleLinux
HumbleLinux Mar 11 2012, 7:38am says:

Why is it not available for Linux on Desura?

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Forboding_Angel Creator
Forboding_Angel Mar 12 2012, 5:14am replied:

Because packaging for linux is extremely difficult. Linux' allergy to "Dependency Hell" makes packaging the engine + lobby + settings program very difficult. Moreover there is the fact Debian has somewhere around 50 different distributions doesn't help.

It is available for linux, but via different means. If you look in the Ubuntu Software Center you will find it.

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zweck
zweck Mar 12 2012, 10:02am replied:

what about the nice new service desura offers for installing dependencies via the desura client?

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Forboding_Angel Creator
Forboding_Angel Mar 12 2012, 6:36pm replied:

Even so it's still a bit of a nightmare due to the way the engine is set up. I have tried in vain to use cde and koshi tried using erlang to get a dep free build of the engine (and by dep free, I mean packing it all in the executable).

Here is my beef. All I care about is supporting ubuntu and ubuntu derivatives. Unfortunately, the engine devs do not see it that way and basically want to support everything debian (and other distros as well).

For example if the following distros were supported I'd be happy:
Ubuntu
Lubuntu
Kubuntu
Xubuntu
Linux Mint (my favorite)

The problem is, it isn't that easy, and tbh I'm kinda burnt out on it.

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makson96
makson96 May 11 2012, 4:02pm replied:

If you just want to support Ubuntu, than why can't you just use binaries from this ppa:
Launchpad.net
+ add your mod and maps?

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cyberkiller40
cyberkiller40 Mar 26 2012, 12:15am replied:

Supporting only Ubuntu is not the right way to do it on GNU/Linux. You should at least support Debian, SUSE and Fedora.

But yes - setting up the Spring Engine and any game on GNU/Linux is PITA. That's why I only played Kernel Panic of all the spring games so far, cause it's in many distributions repositories.

I was hoping that Evolution RTS on Desura would help to change this and let me play one of the most promising Spring games, but... :-(

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Forboding_Angel Creator
Forboding_Angel Mar 26 2012, 4:23am replied:

As you can see:

Springrts.com
Springrts.com

There has been no shortage of attempts.

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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.

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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.

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