A turn-based grand strategy game in space: Defend Earth against an alien invasion from the edge of the Solar System. Negotiate with the various governments of Earth and secure their support - One way or the other. Establish your bases on other planets to take the fight to the enemy. Design and build powerful spaceships, then take them into battle.

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0 comments by Cironian on Aug 1st, 2013

With the 1.00 release coming up soon, I have opened up the character creator one last time. Through this, you can design your own character to be added to Solar War. This feature is available to everyone who bought or still buys the game before the release.

Since this was originally promised as a bonus for Alpha users only, Beta customers will only have 35 character points available to build their character instead the the 50 Alpha users get. Alpha characters also get a special trait that reduces promotion cost by 5 experience points.

To get started, hit the "Connect" menu item on the Desura page for the game and follow the instructions. Once you are done, you can start picking the stats for your in-game persona at Solarwar.net

Once you have finished making your officer character, it will be included in the game starting from the next released update (possibly excepting minor bugfix updates ending with a letter).

Connecting your Desura copy of the game to the Solar War site also gives you instant access to the latest standalone installers for the Windows and Linux versions of the game.

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s.kirmish
s.kirmish Nov 2 2013, 10:51am says:

I just came to say: Special props for you for including a resolution that allows maximum size windowed mode. You obviously know the issue for yourselfes, since it fits perfectly without vanishing behind the windows taskbar. :) I wish more games had this option.

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Watsong
Watsong Nov 1 2013, 7:27pm says:

Got a broken save here. The industry budget has no 'spare' value and, as a result, I can't allocate the budget, only reduce it. This means that I can't continue. The bug appeared to occur from using the left mouse button held on budget values (e.g. Research) and dragging left until the value went to 0. At around 3 remaining, the 'sliding' of the number became very unresponsive. But I'm not 100% certain that is the cause of the bug.

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Cironian Creator
Cironian Nov 2 2013, 4:46am replied:

Can you mail me the broken save at info@snipefish.de please? I'd like to take a look at what exactly went wrong there.

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Watsong
Watsong Nov 2 2013, 7:07am replied:

File emailed to you, along with my findings.

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Watsong
Watsong Nov 1 2013, 11:42am says:

Bought :). A solid campaign mode with solid strategic and (somewhat limited) tactical frameworks. An AI opponent that plays by rules, that the player can affect (Like, for example, in the game "XCOM: Apocalypse"). Good stuff.

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invinciblejakeo
invinciblejakeo Sep 28 2013, 1:24pm says:

Is it just me or has the Ender's Game book saga have consedirable influence on this game?

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Cironian Creator
Cironian Oct 27 2013, 9:34am replied:

Not on a conscious level at least. I've read the first few, but that's been quite a few years ago.

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Dasfry
Dasfry Sep 22 2013, 5:26pm says:

Please avoid using modal window messages, they're annoying in games and unnecessary!

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Cironian Creator
Cironian Oct 27 2013, 9:32am replied:

You can configure many of those in the options. They are mandatory when the game can not proceed without your input, for example when you are getting attacked and have to choose whether to fight or flee.

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tuxu
tuxu Aug 27 2013, 4:27pm says:

Dwarf Fortress in SPACE... space... space.... :D
I'm not paying 20 bucks on that though LOL!
maybe 1.5$ and I'm making a stretch...

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 8/10

Quite a good game here. But quite expensive for old school graphics.

+ Techno-tree
+ Designing own ships
+ The map
+ tactical battles
+ No bug

--- graphics (i don't really mind btw but others would)
- Officer's management quite difficult to understand and handle
- price

Aug 13 2013, 10:02am by Cedo33

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Dec 11 2014, 2:24am

Want to see Solar War on Steam? We're at 98% votes on Greenlight, so go vote and help us with that final stretch: T.co

Nov 27 2014, 5:40am

@SimoRoth @maia Is that the Caddyshack game mode?

Nov 9 2014, 6:29pm

@AsaTJ funny thing is, it took me about that many hours

Oct 3 2014, 5:49pm

I just released Solar War update 1.03 at T.co - Most importantly, armor resistance got an overdue fix.

Aug 28 2014, 2:26pm

@bgreman Yes, I plan to do that if and when it's greenlit. The game is at "82% to the top 100" right now, so it might take a while.

Aug 22 2014, 3:30pm

Spent 2 hours hunting down a weird performance problem. Problem went away when I rebooted. I hate graphics drivers sometimes.

Aug 9 2014, 11:37am

Minecraft has the same issue, looks like the Nvidia driver doesn't automatically recognize Java based games.

Aug 8 2014, 2:04pm

From my recent support mails, this happens a lot with Nvidia dual GPU setups.

Aug 8 2014, 2:04pm

Minor Solar War update: Now prints a helpful message if you are running on an Intel GPU. Get it at T.co

Aug 8 2014, 2:01pm

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