OreSome is a 2D strategy game about ore -- exploring space for it, fighting aliens for it, blowing up planets with it. Build a network of frames and bots to defeat your enemies -- or just throw a sun at them. In a dying, decrepit universe full of foes, build up your forces and mine your way to the top of the food chain to explore further and further out into the void. By the time you're ready, you'll be powering light speed jump drives with stars, building Death Star style super weapons with black holes and in charge of the largest scale mining operation ever known to man -- all working for one of humanity's least scrupulous corporations -- and there's a lot of competition.

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In which Shipyard Mode is updated and other musings are mused.

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This won't be a huge news post today, as the news is on the light side. Firstly, the demo version of OreSome, Shipyard Mode has been updated to v0.9. This brings in all the graphic, efficiency and feature improvements that the Alpha version has had for a while now. Should be a nice jump for those that want to try the free version rather than the main Alpha.

Coming soon will be general improvement, along with a few specifics for the multiplayer component. Ore pickups and projectile syncing is first on the agenda, with planets, debris and stars following soon after. That should leave the experience feeling a little less bare bones once those changes are in and the stability is patched up a touch. Hopefully, this won't be long in coming. A fractional improvement has already been added, as mentioned below.

v0.51
Added Lidgren auto port forwarding, may reduce issues caused by port 14242 being closed
Fixed minimisation in multiplayer not being retrievable
Fixed various issues with IP text entry

Well, this time was brief, but with luck there will be more soon. So, see you later curious androids... but not too much later.

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Namelessness
Namelessness

Freebies are fun. I clicked hoping to see a giveaway on Desura. But anyhow clicked on the link you gave for v0.9. Will give the demo a try.

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Freelancer11 Author
Freelancer11

Sorry to disappoint! However, I have been thinking about running a little competition to give away a few copies. Entrants would design ships/bases using the free Shipyard Mode and send in the designs. The best would receive a copy of the full game and the design would be put into the game for enemies to use. Get practising if you're interested!

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Namelessness
Namelessness

Ok then. But the v0.9 demo keeps on crashing on start. I cannot run the .exe.

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Freelancer11 Author
Freelancer11

Sorry to hear it - could you post the crash dump found in your documents/savedgames/etc. to the bug report forum plus the details of when exactly the crash happens and it'll likely be fixed in no time.

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Namelessness
Namelessness

I re-installed OreSome demo and it works. I guess I ran the install isolated and when changed to unlimited the error cleared.

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ArKanGelMaRk5
ArKanGelMaRk5

I like the idea of a contest

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