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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TripleA_Developers Dec 15 2011 says:

I watched the video and thought this game looked most similar to Supreme Commander, at least on first sight.
What RTS, or group of RTSs, would you say Evolution RTS is most closely like, related to, or inspired from?
I want to DL this and try it out, by my Dfesura account won't connect for some reason....

ps: how did you make those tutorials? I really need to make some for my game.....

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Forboding_Angel Dec 16 2011 replied:

Bad for you, you just hit a pet peeve.

Evolution RTS has nothing to do with Supcom. The gameplay is entirely different, the engine is entirely different, in fact, the only commonality that the 2 games share is the fact that they are both RTS games. Evolution RTS is very "Twitch". In a typical multiplayer game, players are throwing armies of units at one another within 2 minutes.

Inspirations for Evolution RTS are mainly Expand & Exterminate, Total Annihilation, and a Sprinkling of StarCrap 2, but it is entirely different from all 3 of them.

What tutorials? You mean the flash ones? I used Wink: Debugmode.com

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TripleA_Developers Dec 20 2011 replied:

Downloaded and got it running. However, when starting a game, the textures for the ground do not appear to load. Instead, the ground is black, and you can see the white mesh outline of the polygons of the ground. There are trees, and the unit you start the game with, but nothing else.
I tried messing with the graphic settings, turning everything off that was extra, but that didn't help.
I am running Windows 7, on a brand new Toshiba Portege laptop computer, and am capable of playing other games.
Any help?

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Forboding_Angel Dec 21 2011 replied:

You have intel graphics (which I don't actually support, because they are awful video cards (and integrated video cards barely deserve the title...)

Anyway, try, once you get in game, press enter, and type:
/advmapshading 0
and press enter again. That will make things look awful, but it may work for you. I'm sorry, but intel graphics cards are quite horrible and lack decent OpenGL support.

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TripleA_Developers Dec 22 2011 replied:

I'll give that a shot, and let you know how it goes.
As a coder I understand fully if you don't want to support certain configurations (though you should mention somewhere that you only support computers with actual graphics cards newer than xx date, and a short list of supported cards). Perhaps there is some check that desura can do to prevent people with integrated graphics from downloading/installing.
I'm running a 2011 Intel i5-2435M, which supports Intel HD graphics 3000, including Shader model 4.1, DirectX 10.1, and OpenGL 3.1. I would have thought that would be advanced enough for your needs, since it is technically better than the current crop of game consols.

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Forboding_Angel Dec 23 2011 replied:

Directx != OpenGL

Drivers mus have proper OpenGL support, and intel drivers do not. ATI drives also have awful OpenGL support. Clean commands are sent to the drivers, it is the driver manufacturer's responsibility to utilize those commands correctly.

Your built in card may have all the power in the world, but without proper drivers, that power is useless.

I never said integrated graphics wouldn't work. I just said that I'm not going to spend hours troubleshooting them, because it is always an issue with the drivers not having proper OpenGL support.

Buy Nvidia, and you won't ever have this problem with any game because Nvidia writes amazing and PROPER drivers. If your drivers are crapping out on you, you shouldn't be blaming the game devs that are using them correctly, you should be yelling at whoever is writing the drivers to stop being so lazy.

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jacobg830 Dec 3 2011 says:

when I downloaded this through desura it gave me 1.4 and test -129 of the game, not the newest version 1.9. What's the easiest way to get the latest version on windows? Should I just a multiplayer game and download it?

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Forboding_Angel Creator
Forboding_Angel Dec 3 2011 replied:

No, you should run it properly from inside desura. That little black window that comes up when it starts is the updater.

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jacobg830 Dec 4 2011 replied:

Updater window? How do I get that? When I open Desura it shows my list of games, including Evolution RTS, I click that it says "Play" and "Settings". If I click play it takes me to EvoLobby but I only have version 1.4 and -test 129 of the game when I know the latest should be 1.9. No updater window shows. I have just joined a 1.9 multiplayer game and it is downloading the 1.9 files through EvoLobby's download tab not Desura. I have WIndows 7 btw. I can play 1.4 singleplayer but the bots don't appear and the console starts getting errors after a while. I have followed all the tutorials on your site but none show the install process.

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jacobg830 Dec 4 2011 replied:

OK, so I think I will have to reinstall, connect to a multiplayer game didnt work :S

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Forboding_Angel Dec 4 2011 replied:

You have a bugged install. Desura must have jacked something up. Remove the game, then go into program files/desura/common and delete the "evolution rts" folder (this is to make sure that everything is gone and nothing funky).

Downloading via the lobby only works for maps. Sorry about the confusion.

Can you please post a thread in the forums? This is not the right place for troubleshooting.

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jacobg830 Dec 4 2011 replied:

Thanks, will post in the forums if anything else goes wrong, now just waiting for the download to finish :) Can't wait, looks like so much fun!

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Forboding_Angel Creator
Forboding_Angel Dec 3 2011 replied:

If it doesn't work or is exiting with an error or something, I need to know.

Sometimes with old sp1 versions of xp, people don't seem to have some needed dependencies installed (unfortunately I dunno which ones they might be as I am unable to replicate the problem), which causes the updater to crap out (lobby will still load normally, just without the newest version).

I'm adding a new startup script which will update to latest (this already happens) and remove old versions when launching from within Desura.

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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

Lowest Rated (2 agree) 1/10

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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